Sale and Urmston Bowling Association

Sale and Urmston league:
League rules
Meetings and Accounts
Trophies
Green rota
Honours boards

Sale League:
Honours boards
Archives
Meeting and Accounts

Urmston league:
Honours boards
Archives

The Sale and Urmston Bowling Association was founded in 2022 from a merger of the Sale & District Bowling League and the Urmston & District Bowling Association.

We run two leagues playing in the evenings: on Mondays for teams of ten and on Wednesdays for teams of eight.

Historical records for the predecessor leagues can be found via the links on the left.

Merit competition

Pairs competition

Pre-season meeting

Brooklands

Annual general meeting

Rules Revision meeting

2023 Season

Trophies

Direct entry user names

Floodlights

Merit competition

The Merit this year will be run as a one-day event on Monday 27 May (1.30pm start) at Legh Arms.

Sixteen entries have been received to date:

Chorlton Alan Mooney
Chorlton Les Hylton
Davyhulme Social Geoff Leck
Davyhulme Social Shaun Leck
Davyhulme Social Warwich Marsland
Davyhulme Social Peter Marsh
Partington Paul Gallagher
Partington Brian Cameron
Urmston Mens James Fielding
Urmston Mens Paul Cookson
Sale Excel Derek Stubbs
Sale Excel Martin Nugent
Sale Excel Callum Rothwell
Sale Excel Linsday Mulrooney
Legh Arms Lee Elliot
Legh Arms Geoff Roberts

It may be possible to accept further entries if any of these withdraw, or fail to turn up.

The draw will be made on the day from those present at the start time: 1.30pm.

(Thursday 16 May 2024)

Pairs competition

The Pairs competition will be run this year as a one-day event, on Sunday, 4 August, starting at 1.30pm. This is open to players from both leagues. If both players are active in the Wednesday second division they will receive +5 (+3 if only one of them is a second division player). If possible a neutral venue will be used.

Entries are limited to the first 16 pairs received (unless a huge demand forces a rethink). Entries received at or before the delegates' meeting on 13 March will all be considered as joint first. Thereafter entries will be recorded in order of receipt.

If entries exceed 16, later entrants will be informed of their position in the queue and if withdrawals give them a prospect of being accepted.

Both entrants of a pair must have played four league games (across the two leagues) before 4 August. They need not be from the same club.

(Wednesday 7 February 2024)

Pre-season meeting

The pre-season delegates’ meeting will be on Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm at Urmston Men’s Club.

This meeting is for the distribution of paperwork for the season, and payment of the initial team fees.

(Wednesday 7 February 2024)

Brooklands

Brooklands report that their green is expected to be fit for play this year. They will no longer be playing at Northen Etchells.

(Tuesday 6 February 2024)

Annual general meeting

The minutes of the 2024 annual general meeting are now available.

(Thursday 11 January 2024)

Rules Revision meeting

The minutes of the rules revision meeting held on 28 November are now available.

There was one proposal: to reduce the team size on Mondays to eight, which was rejected.

(Wednesday 29 November 2023)

2023 Season

With the conclusion of the 2023 season, it's congratulations again to Roebuck: winners of both the Monday and Wednesday leagues, and also both team knockouts. Team photos are on the knockout pages.

Also congratulations to Davyhulem Social, winners of Division on Wednesdays.


The Davyhulme Social team

(Sunday 24 September 2023)

Trophies

Both the Sale and Urmston leagues had amassed a collection of trophies, more than they needed individually and certainly too many for the new association. There is a web page listing what we have. Some of them may have historical or sentimental interest, but to whom? Some may have significant value as bullion.

Suggestions for the future use of these trophies are welcome.

If anybody knows the whereabouts of yet more trophies, please contact the secretary.

(Thursday 18 August 2022)

Direct entry user names

Clubs that play on both Mondays and Wednesdays were issued with two user names, and corresponding passwords. You can now use either user name (with its corresponding password) for matches on either night.

(Monday 2 May 2022)

Floodlights

Three greens report problems with their floodlights. Matches at these venues should start at 6.30pm in April (especially Monday matches; we can be a bit more relaxed towards the end of April on Wednesdays).

  • Beech House
  • Flixton Conservative
  • Roebuck

(Wednesday 30 March 2022)