Sale and District Bowling League

Competition Reports - Season 2014

2014 League Season

With the completion of all the league matches, congratulations to the reincarnated Levenshulme who as South Manchester RBL won their seventh successive Division 1 title. After many years of trying they also won the Pride of Sale knockout competition.

South Manchester Royal British Legion

The second division was dominated by Nursery, who were league champions as well as winning the Fives competition and the President's Cup knock-out.

Nursery BC

(Saturday 13 September 2014)

Fives Competition Final

The final of the Five-home Five-away competition was played at Trinity on 13 August. In a triumph for the younger generation, Nursery beat Sale Cons by nine chalks.

Sale Cons
Don Jackson
20   Steve Corbett
21 1
Duncan Smith
12   Paul Stafford
21 9
Brian Farrow
21 11 Mike Brennan
Dave Havery
11   Mark Mills
21 10
Rob Yeates
7   Chris Mott
21 14
Colin Booth
13   Alan Webb
21 8
Jim Bruce
16   Dave Crossland
21 5
Geoff Hall
21 19 Ben Mills
Simon Edmondson
Scott Mills
21 5
Alan Hodcroft
21 13
Grahame Tonge
TOTAL 158 43 TOTAL 167 52

The victorious Nursery team

(Wednesday 13 August 2014)

Eric Dale Pairs

The re-arranged Eric Dale competition was played on Saturday 10 August at Brooklands. This time we had glorious weather, sandwiched between two wet days.

Of the original 16 entrants, two pairs had said that they could not make the revised date. Another six pairs failed to show, leaving a field of eight.

The competition was won by Danny Horan and Rob Jordan, who scraped home 21-20 in a close-fought final.

Eric Dale winners
Winners Rob Jordan and Danny Horan with chairman Stan Delaney and president Derrick Hurdwell

See the full draw for the final day.

(Sunday 10 August 2014)

Merit competition

The final day of the Merit competition was played on 15 June at Quarry Bank. Last year's winner Rob Jordan (now representing S Manchester RBL) lost in the final to Steve Taylor of SW Manchester CC.


Details of the final day draw are on the Merit page.

(Sunday 15 June 2014)