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Rule 10a: That all fixtures and cup-ties organised by the league shall be strictly adhered to.
Rule 19a: Games to be 21 up. Teams to be ten per side. If any team were only to field 8 or 9 players on any occasion a supplementary draw may be made from the players listed in games 1 to 6 to play again in order to complete the fixture. Any home player redrawn against a player who has not previously played forfeits 5 chalks per game. In the reverse case 3 chalks to be forfeited per game. When both teams use the same home green or a neutral green, 3 chalks to be forfeited by the team per game. The captain must let the opposing captain know before the draw is made and then must offer the opposing captain the choice of drawing the players from the 6 already drawn to play twice; these players will then player N°1 and N°10 and N°2 and N°9. Only the player’s first score will go towards the averages. The rule would be firm but in the spirit of the game discretion may be applied by agreement of both captains.
Rule 27: The maximum mark between a male and female bowler or male and Veteran bowler to be 40 metres unless both players agree to waive the rule.(Tuesday 14 May 2019)
The Cup draws carried out 13th June are as follows:
Hyde Park (+2) v Hyde Club (+13+5= +18) on Hyde Park Monday 12th August
Winner of Prelim v GM Transport (+51) on Hyde Club or Hyde Park Tuesday 20th August.
Hyde Club "B" (+83) v Parcel Post (+12) on Clayton Park Tuesday 20th August.
Coombs Cup Semi Finals:
Alstom (Scr) v Francis Shaw (+32) on Hyde Club on Hyde Club 19th August.
Hyde Club "A" (+46) v Stalybridge Rec (+22) on Clayton Park 19th August.
Pairs Competition Semi Finals:
Alstom (Scr) v Francis Shaw (+10) on Hyde Club 29th July.
Hyde Club "A" (+20) v Hyde Club (+10) or Hyde Park (Scr) on Clayton Park on 29th July.
Vets Handicap: Tuesday 2nd July 11am Start:
Please note that there are currently 41 emtries for this competition. It is hoped that by 5pm on 2nd July we will be in a position to have the last 4 or 8 bowlers return on the 9th July to play the final rounds down to one Winner.
(Friday 10 May 2019)
The next Delegates Meeting will be 13th June @ 8pm
Draws to be made: Coombs Cup: Semi Finals to be played 19th/20th August.
Wilcox Trophy: Prelim and then the Semi Finals (Semi Finals to be played on 19th/20th August).
Pairs Competition : Semi Finals to be played 29th/30th July.
League Handicap: Entries for this Competition is now CLOSED. Due to the number of entries, It has been decided to play the whole
Competition on the Final day, 14th July on Hyde Club with a 1pm start.
Veterans Handicap: Entry sheet to be returned although we only need numbers.
(Tuesday 30 April 2019)