WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE MAGHULL BOWLING LEAGUE.
We run four divisions, playing on Monday evenings. For more information please contact the secretary, . 0151 282 5623 or 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.
The following greens have floodlights so home fixtures will commence at 7pm:
Division One: Burscough C&BC, Freshfield, Our Ladys, Tute 2.
Division Two: BRNESC, Burscough Legion 1, Stanley Arms, Tute 1.
Division Three: Holy Trinity, Ormskirk BC.
Division Four: Burscough Legion 2, Our Ladys 2, Saracens.
Town Green unfortunately will not have the use of their floodlights so their early/late home fixtures will start at 6.30pm.
The Green Finder on the site is out of date and is in the process of being updated.
BRNESC 1 have sadly pulled out of the league as they are unable to field a team.
The Winter League play offs were played on Saturday 9th March at Freshfield BC and was dominated by Walton Park who, captained by Billy McGee, convincingly won both their semi final and final matches. Congratulations to Walton Park and our thanks to all teams who participated over the winter. Our thanks also to both Moorside Park and Freshfield for all their help and support in running this league.
Semi finals: Freshfield Natterjacks beat Brooke Hotel A, Walton Park beat Fleetwood Hesketh
Final: Walton Park beat Freshfield Natterjacks
Moorside League Winners, Walton Park:
Moorside League Runners Up, Brooke Hotel:
Freshfield League Winners, Freshfield Natterjacks:
Freshfield League Runners Up, Fkeetwood Hesketh:
(Saturday 09 March 2019)
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 email@example.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)
As I’m sure you are all aware, all clubs must have named a Safeguarding officer by the 1st of March otherwise they will be subject of a fine which could increase to £100 and may result in a suspension for the club
If your club already has a Safeguarding officer, please let us know their name and Safeguarding number.
Information re: Safeguarding below – Thanks to Ken Buckley for this.
"An individual can be the Safeguarding Officer for more than one Club, if they are also a member of that Club. However, this should be limited to no more than 3 Clubs with a plan in place to have an Officer appointed.
The recommended Action Plan for Clubs is as follows:
1. Identify an individual
2. Arrange for a DBS application to be completed (Please see note below*)
3. Show the certificate to the County Safeguarding Officer / Evidence Checker / Counter Signatory.
4. Advise Club Members who the nominated Safeguarding Officer is. This can be done by printing a copy of the Safeguarding Policy from the Safeguarding Website, adding the name of your Safeguarding Officer and then posting it on your Club notice board.
5. Ensure your Safeguarding Officer has a place on your committee to feedback any updates in policy.
6. Let the Merseyside Registrar have full details of the Safeguarding Officer for your Club. (This must be done by 28.2.19)
* You must bring with you the following items - Passport, Driving Licence and proof of National Insurance Number.
As long as the Merseyside Registrar has received the name of the Safeguarding Officer and the DBS Certificate Number (or evidence from Paul that he has submitted the DBS on their behalf) your Club will not be fined.
I would like to re-iterate that currently it is NOT mandatory for the Safeguarding Officer to have attended a training course although it is recommended for them to attend one to help them fully understand the role."(Thursday 07 February 2019)
(Wednesday 06 February 2019)
From Burscough C&BC: Reduce the number of players from 10 to 9 - REJECTED.
From Carl Doyle c/o BRNESC: All League Fixtures must consist of alternative home then away basis - REJECTED.
From Meadows BC: All matches in early season and end of season (mainly April/August) to start at 6.30pm irrespective of clubs having floodlights - REJECTED.
Applications received from the following teams for the 2019 season were all approved.
Fleetwood Hesketh - Have since withdrawn
Oakhill Park BC
Victoria Park - Have since withdrawn.
(Tuesday 05 February 2019)
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 03 February 2019)
Despite finishing strongly in their final two games and recovering from a bad start, it was not enough to keep Ormskirk in Division Four and they were relegated by only 3 points.
Ormskirk A also struggled in their first season and unfotunately finished bottom of Division 6A.
Our thanks to all supported and to the clubs who hosted matches throughout the season.
There were better fortunes for Liverpool/St Helens who won Division Four by one point and for Southport who will remain in Division 6A next season.
All scores can be found by clicking here.(Friday 31 August 2018)
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 05 April 2018)
(Wednesday 04 April 2018)
2018 Division One Winners, Brooke Hotel 1:
2018 Division Two KO Cup Winners, BRNESC 2:
2018 Division Three KO Cup Winners, Northern 1:
2018 Division Four KO Cup Winners, Hesketh Owls:
2017/18 Winter League Overall Winners, Walton Park:
2017/18 Winter League Overall Runners Up, Freshfield:
2017/18 Winter League Semi Finalists, Zetland & Saracens:
2017 Division One Cup Winners, BRNESC:
2017 Division Three Cup Winners & League Runners Up, Tute 1:
2017 Division Four League & Cup Winners, Crossens:
2016/17 Winter League Winners, Saracens: