Maghull & District Monday Night Bowling League

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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE MAGHULL BOWLING LEAGUE

We run four divisions, playing on Monday evenings. For more information please contact the secretary: Chris Ellis - 0151 282 5623 / 07799 305 463.

All postponements and rearrangements to be confirmed with the League. If any new teams are interested in joining the league, please contact the League Secretary.

 

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SCORES ENTRY - For any help in entering your teams scores, please click here for a useful guide.

 

MAGHULL / FORMBY MINI LEAGUE - The Mini league finishes next week. Thanks to all teams who have participated.

 

2021 FULL RESTART

We resume the full league (at last!) on Monday 21st June.

We have again tried our best to accommodate as many requests as possible and appreciate that some teams cannot field teams of ten players.

As there are still an awful lot of clubs who want to persist with teams of 10 players, we feel that we should try our best to keep 10 a side going for as long as it’s feasible. We also know some teams are struggling so have kept the bottom two divisions at 8 a side so they can still participate. Our aim remains to just get as many teams / players playing again safely.

Divisions as follows (*denotes lights):

DIVISION ONE (10 a side): Brownmoor Brooke A, Burscough C&BC*, Eagle & Child*, Freshfield*, Hesketh Arms A,  Our Lady's A*, Skem Park Rebels

DIVISION TWO (10 a side): Brownmoor Brooke B, Formby Park A, Hesketh Arms B, Northern A, Ormskirk BC, Our Lady's B*, Sefton & Thornton B, Victoria Park

DIVISION THREE (8 a side): Aughton Institute*, Burscough RBL*, Formby S&S*, Formby Village*, Hightown, Meadows, Moorside Park, Scarisbrick NSC*, 

DIVISON FOUR (8 a side): Formby Park B, Netherton Park, Northern B, Oakhill Park, Sefton & Thornton A, St Gregory's, Weld Blundell

We have set the divisions based on the ability of the players playing with one eye also on the recent mini league results.

We will make a further decision on number of players per team and league structure before the 2022 season starts after we have had an AGM and have a better idea of what we are playing with.

In the first week, there are some fixtures on Thurs 17th June instead of the Monday. This is because some of those teams playing have their final mini league fixtures on the 14th. There is also a match for four teams on Thurs 8th July due to a clash with the Southport Parks League. 

ENTRY FEE / PRIZE MONEY

The cost of entry is £30.00 per team.

Cheques to Chris Ellis, payable to 'Maghull and District Bowling League'

Cash to either Chris Ellis or Andy Howie

BACS - Please ask for bank details.

Prize money: Winner: £120.00, Runner up: £80.00, Merit winner: £25.00 

COVID

Covid measures will remain in place until all restrictions are lifted. All Covid measures must be adhered to.

Guidance can be viewed by clicking here. Risk assessment can be viewed by clicking here.

IF ANY PLAYER OR CLUBS BREACHES THE GUIDELINES SET, THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING THROWN OUT OF THE LEAGUE. ENTRANCE FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

RULES

  • If lights, all games start at 7pm
  • If no lights:
  • June / July: 7pm start
  • August: 6.30pm start
  • September: 6.15pm start
  • Clubs can change fixture times/dates if agreed by both teams. Please let the league know in this instance
  • Postponed/rearranged games to be confirmed by the league
  • Away team practice only 15 minutes prior to start
  • All games 21 up
  • Players may be registered at any time
  • All games to be completed by final fixture date. 

All normal Maghull League rules will apply, except: Rule 28 temporarily changed to ‘Clubs with two teams may pool players, however, once a player has played more than 5 times for the ‘A’ team, they will no longer be eligible for the ‘B’ team’.

More info on rules here: www.cgleague.co.uk/maghull/rules.php

PLAYING TWICE RULE

Two players will be allowed to play twice in each match if teams are short. This rule seems to have been positively received in the mini league and it makes sense to carry on with it.

More info:

  • If short of players, the Captain must make the opposing Captain aware prior to the start of the game
  • The names of players listed in games 1-6 go into a draw to be drawn by the opposing Captain. Both Captains or a representative of both teams must oversee the draw
  • If at home, any player redrawn gives the opposing player a 5 point start.
  • If away, any player redrawn gives the opposing player a 3 point start.
  • If redrawn, the second game does not count towards the players League averages.
  • The rule can only be applied twice per game.
  • If Captains agree – Discretion may be applied to the rule and how many players go into the draw.
  • This rule is for emergencies only and for only when teams are short of players. It must not be abused to try and give teams an extra advantage and the League will step in if it feels this is the case. 

SCORING

  • One point per individual win
  • Home aggregate win: Two points
  • Away aggregate win: Three points
  • Aggregate tied: 1/2 point for home team, one points for away team
  • If league positions are tied, team with highest aggregate will finish higher. 

 Good luck to all teams participating.

 Cheers,

 Andy, Chris, Frank & Tony.

 

NOTES REGARDING NEW PROPOSAL FOR TEAMS SHORT OF PLAYERS

2019 HONOURS

FEDERATION - 2019 REVIEW

JUNIOR BOWLS

2018 HONOURS

BCGBA MEMERSHIP CARDS

IMPORTANT NOTICE - FOUL LANGUAGE

2017 HONOURS

GALLERY

NOTES REGARDING NEW PROPOSAL FOR TEAMS SHORT OF PLAYERS

- If short of players, the Captain must make the opposing Captain aware prior to the start of the game

- The names of players listed in games 1-6 go into a draw to be drawn by the opposing Captain. Both Captains or a representative of both teams must oversee the draw

- If at home, any player redrawn gives the opposing player a five point start.

- If away, any player redrawn gives the opposing player a three point start.

- If redrawn, the second game does not count towards the players League averages.

- The rule can only be applied once per game.

- If Captains agree – Discretion may be applied to the rule and how many players go into the draw.

- The rule will NOT apply for cup matches.

- This rule is for emergencies only and for only when teams are short of players – It must not be abused to try and give teams an extra advantage and the League will step in if it feels this is the case.

(Monday 17 February 2020)

2019 HONOURS

2019 Winners Runners Up Cup Winners Merit Winner
Division One Railway Rebels Our Ladys 1 Brooke Hotel  Mike Davies (Our Ladys)
Division Two Burscough Legion Tute 1 Formby Park 1 John Greenwood (Crossens)
Division Three Hesketh Owls Meadows Hesketh Owls Tony Wakefield (Hesketh Arms)
Division Four Saracens Our Ladys 2 St Gregorys Frank Smedley (Sefton & Thornton 2)
Winter League - Moorside Walton Park Brooke Hotel A Play Off Winners Walton Park
Winter League - Freshfield Freshfield Natterjacks Fleetwood Hesketh Play Off Runners Up Freshfield Natterjacks

 

(Sunday 15 September 2019)

FEDERATION - 2019 REVIEW

Ormskirk finished the season as champions of Division Five by defeating Menai 17-15 in a tough fixture. The damage done at home by winning the aggregate by 76 points on an exceptionally difficult Town Green helped get them over the line. Ormskirk have been promoted into Division Four and have qualified for the Champion of Champions on Sunday 22nd September.

Ormskirk A finished off the season with a 20-12 win over Rochdales Ladies who could not handle the green at Burscough C&BC, with Ormkskirk winning the home aggregate by an astonishing 149 points. Despite this, Ormkirk A unfortunately were relegated into Division Eight for the 2020 season.

Full results and final tables can be found here: https://bowlingresults.co.uk/federation/index.php

Our thanks to all who supported and to all the clubs who hosted matches throughout the season.

(Sunday 18 August 2019)

JUNIOR BOWLS

The West Lancashire & Sefton Junior Bowls Forum runs a junior league and any clubs interested in taking part are most welcome.  The 2018 season saw four clubs take part - Ormskirk BC, Botanic Gardens BC, Scarisbrick BC and Moorfield BC (Widnes).  Players need to be aged 16 or Under on 1st March 2019.  

Matches consist of 4 singles games and 2 pairs games, and players may play in both singles and pairs. Teams can therefore range from between 4 and 8 players for any particular match.  All abilities are catered for and matches are ranked according to ability - ie the best player in one team plays best in another etc

If any club is interested in taking part, or just want a chat about it, please contact Ian Gill, Chairman of the Junior Bowls Forum on iangilly66@gmail.com.  Details of the Junior Bowls Forum and the league can be found at https://wlsjuniorbowls.wordpress.com/.  If your club is interested in working with Juniors then the Bowls Forum can provide some support, equipment and limited financial help. Membership for Clubs is just £10 per year and local leagues also provide some financial support which is most welcome.

Junior and Youth teams are also entered in the Federation of Crown Green Bowls with two match days being played on the first Sunday of May and July, both in Leyland which is nice and handy for us.  Juniors have to be 16 & Under on that first Sunday, and Youth 20 & Under.  If anyone knows of young players in the area who may be interested please get in touch with Ian.  This is great experience for young players and many have gone on to play at County level.

(Sunday 10 February 2019)

2018 HONOURS

2018 Winners Runners Up Cup Winners Merit Winner
Division One Brooke Hotel 1 Railway Rebels Railway Rebels Danny Barwise (BRNESC 1)
Division Two Sefton & Thornton 1 Moorside Park BRNESC 2 Phil Olsen (BRNESC 2)
Division Three Crossens Northern 1 Northern 1 Gary Burgess (Crossens)
Division Four Hesketh Owls Ormskirk BC Hesketh Owls Dave Ball (Ormskirk BC)
Winter League - Moorside Walton Park Saracens Play Off Winners Walton Park
Winter League - Freshfield Zetland Freshfield Play Off Runners Up Freshfield

 

(Wednesday 6 February 2019)

BCGBA MEMERSHIP CARDS

Requests for membership cards must be accompanied by a BCGBA Membership Application Form.

The current fee for a BCGBA Membership Cards has been increased to £12 (£4 for replacement cards) and all cheques must be made payable to Merseyside CCGBA.

Send to: Linda Howard, 65 Prospect Vale, Wallasey, CH45 6TG.

(Sunday 3 February 2019)

IMPORTANT NOTICE - FOUL LANGUAGE

The league have received complaints about the language used on and around greens.

Please note that foul language during games will not be tolerated and is not in the spirit of the game or the league. Any further complaints will result in action being taken.

(Thursday 5 April 2018)

2017 HONOURS

2017 Winners Runners Up Cup Winners Merit Winner
Division One Railway Rebels BRNESC 1 BRNESC 1 Dave Fenney (Railway Rebels)
Division Two Freshfield Formby Park A Freshfield Rod Houghton (Moorside Park)
Division Three Sefton & Thornton 1 Tute 1 Tute 1 Luke Sinnott (Formby S&S)
Division Four Crossens Meadows 1 Crossens Dave Ball (Ormskirk BC)
Winter League Saracens Walton Park    

 

(Wednesday 4 April 2018)

GALLERY

2019/20 Tuesday Winter League Winners, Tute A:

2019/20 Tuesday Winter League Runners Up, Walton Park:

2019/20 Saturday Winter League Winners, BRNESC:

2019/20 Saturday Winter League Runners Up, Saracens:

2018/19 Winter League Overall Winners, Walton Park:

2018/19 Winter League Overall Runners Up, Freshfield Natterjacks:

2018/19 Winter League Semi Finalists, Brooke Hotel & Fleetwood Hesketh:

2018 Division One Winners, Brooke Hotel 1:

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2018 Division Two KO Cup Winners, BRNESC 2:

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2018 Division Three KO Cup Winners, Northern 1:

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2018 Division Four KO Cup Winners, Hesketh Owls:

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2017/18 Winter League Overall Winners, Walton Park:

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2017/18 Winter League Overall Runners Up, Freshfield:

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2017/18 Winter League Semi Finalists, Zetland & Saracens:

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2017 Division One Cup Winners, BRNESC:

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2017 Division Three Cup Winners & League Runners Up, Tute 1:

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2017 Division Four League & Cup Winners, Crossens:

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2016/17 Winter League Winners, Saracens:

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(Sunday 1 April 2018)