Welcome to the web site of the South Manchester Veterans Bowling Association.
We exist to promote Crown Green Bowling,
Our area covers South Manchester, Droylsden, Sale, Stockport, Stretford and Wythenshaw.
See the green finder for a list of clubs and links to maps showing where they are.
We run a mixed league for teams playing on Monday & Friday afternoon, for players over 55.
Currently we have two divisions on a Monday and one on a Friday, eight players per team.
The leagues are decided on aggregate points scored.
We also run knock-out cup competitions for each division, Monday division 1 the Coronation Cup division 2 J Arnett Cup and Friday division 1 the Nuttall Cup.
An individual Merit competition and a pairs competition.
For more details please contact the Admin Secretary by email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE FOR EVERY ROUND - All Away teams receive 16 points (can not be shown on website but will be shown in the final scores) plus handicap marks as shown.
All Home teams receive handicap marks as shown on website.
Friday Division Handicap marks will be shown after Friday's matches.
See example Crowcroft v Droylsden in the Coronation Cup (this will be changed after their match is played to the correct result)
(Thursday 15 August 2019)
A sad message received from the family.
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of our father, John Speak. Dad had a heart attack last week and was unable to survive and passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning with his family at his bedside.
Merit 2019 Pairs
12th July Friday's 16th August
Entry fee £ 2 Entry fee £ 2
Venue for Merit - SWMCC draw will be made from bowlers present at 12 noon.
Venue for Pairs - Longsight draw will be made from bowlers present at 12.30pm
Crowcroft Ian Nield Crowcroft John Jordan & Bil Jordan
N Etchells Mike Hannabal Crowcroft James Collins & John Endsor
Crowcroft John Endsor Crowcroft Jim McGlynn & Tim O'Connell
N Etchells Chris Cox Albert Vets Charlie Martin & Tony Spiers
Albert Vets Charlie Martin Ladybarn Ben Scott & Terry Hester
Ladybarn Ben Scott Ladybarn Paul Reeves & Alan Telfer
Ladybarn Alan Telfer N Etchells Bernard Myers & Jean Myers
Ladybarn Paul Reeves N Etchells Chris Cox & Terry Peters
SWMCC Steve Price -3 N Etchells Peter Bradford & Joe Hardie
SWMCC Mike Ellis -3 N Etchells Mike Hannibal & Roger Bestwick
Didsbury Keith Bradbury N Etchells Paul Machin & Brian Machin
Didsbury Barry Palin
Didsbury Peter Sloan
Didsbury David Clark
SWMCC Paul Mottram -3
SMVBA Merit was played at SWMCC on Friday 12th July starting at 12.15pm. Ray Langton did the draw from those
present at 12 noon. All matches were played during a pleasent summer afternoon, with very good bowling to entertain.
SMVBA Pairs was played at Longsight CC on Friday 16th August starting at 1.45pm. Bill Greenlee did the draw from
those present at 12.30pm. All matches were played during a wet afternoon, with good bowling on a good running green.
(Monday 17 June 2019)
Apology for missing entry in Handbook
Cemetery Road Droylsden M43 6QN
Sec Mr G Fairclough email
0161 370 3541 / 07789 737 722
Captain Mr B Ridsdale 07835 712 953
Rule Correction To Handbook For KO Cup Matches
3.2 All matches shall be played on the match green of the club first drawn in the draw.
3.4 To be eligible to play for any one team club members must have played in 4 of their teams league matches. Players may play for only one team in ether of the Monday Cups and one team in the Friday Cup.
Club information surplied correction
Captain Mr H Kelly 07774 573 666
Captain A Mr R Pope 07757 623 709
Secretary - Mr J O'Neill 0161 376 2738 / 07939 699 483
Captain Monday Mr B Goodwin 07930 142 755 - Friday Mr R Gardner 0161 286 3292
(Friday 19 April 2019)
Yes it is me,back from the dark places, not fully fit. so I will not be bowling for a good number of weeks, but I am able to deal with all the admin.
Must put my thanks on record for the help received from Roger.
Handbooks are now ready 10 per team and to be collected from my daughters on Sunday around 11am please remember it is Mothers Sunday and she as helped set up the C&G which needed there handbook distribution and as soon as I was allowed I started the SMVBA final set up, hence the delay.
She will also distribute match sheets, but could run out as figures are unknown
No special arrangements over the return of completed Match Sheets (old or other leagues) this season, all that I request is that I can read them and transfer the information to form correct Records. You can send them to my home I have a daily some days more often family service from home to wherever I may be, Email direct to me which is the fastest or any other means as long as i can read them it will be accepted by me.
Please Note - Longford withdrew there Friday team days after the fixtures were posted on the Website, i was hopping to fill it but have been unable to, owing to my absence.
(Saturday 30 March 2019)
Coronation Cup - 2018
Winners - Levenshulme
2018 - Winners Northenden Social(Tuesday 02 October 2018)
South Manchester Veteran’s Bowling Association
Committee Meeting Wednesday 3rd July 2018 – 10.30am Northen Etchells
Agenda: 1) The meeting had been called to resolve issues arising from the 2018 AGM – no balance sheet, £100 not accounted for and the expenses for Secretary and Treasurer.
2) Outstanding fixtures.
3) Disciplinary action against Chris Cox & Ray Langton, (deferred to AGM)
Present: Roger Bestwick – President, George Wood – Secretary & Match Secretary, Eric Pentland – Former Treasurer, Tom Gerrard, Ken Scott, Ray Langton had resigned from the committee.
1) Eric Pentland pointed out that he could not do the balance sheet before he went on holiday as the secretary was holding £2 which needed banking, also he had tried to contact him a number of times and could not.
The £100 after discussion, had been paid to Whalley Marshall Former President for Thorphy(s).
The £50 expenses paid to both the Secretary and Treasurer had been passed a number of years ago at an AGM (no minutes are available, (anybody with any minutes of meeting before 2017 AGM please contact the Secretary). Eric Pentland thought the Secretary should also pay out of his expenses for our Website which an invoice had been passed to him for settlement (along with handbooks, minutes, phone calls and all general expenses should come out of his £50 expenses). The Secretary considered that this was no longer realistic and should be replaced by a system where expenses were paid from SMVBA funds by the Treasurer against invoices or receipts for appropriate expenditures. It was agreed to adopt this system subject to confirmation at the 2019 AGM. Proposed by G Wood Secretary and seconded by K Scott to be placed on the AGM Agenda. It was further decided that Handbooks were not necessary as all information can be obtained on the Website, The Secretary agreed that he would try and get ours to contain the information like the Cheadle and Gatley.
Roger Bestwick pointed out that 3 people had been involved in collecting league fees with nobody knowing the whole story. After detailed discussion agreement was reached as follows: 1) Eric Pentland would retire. The meeting expressed thanks to him for his contribution over the years. 2) Only himself and Eric could operate the SMVBA bank account, so he would take on Acting Treasurer till the AGM. A new Treasurer would be appointed at the AGM. It would also be necessary to appoint one or two auditors before the AGM.
2) The outstanding fixtures were in the process of being rearranged.
The President closed the meeting at 11.20am with best wishes for a good afternoon’s bowling.
(Sunday 09 September 2018)
2018 Winners - Northen Etchells "B"
Peter Bradford, Dave Thorneycroft, Terry Peters, Chris Cox, Reg Fletcher, Mike Hannibal
Mark Boland, Joe Hardie, Roger Bestwick, Dave Vaughan capt
(Wednesday 05 September 2018)
2018 - Winners Northen Etchells "B"
Mike Hannibal, Joe Hardie, Mark Boland, Peter Bradford, Dave Thorneycroft, Reg Fletcher,
Chris Cox, Terry Peters, Roger Bestwick, Dave Vaughan capt
(Wednesday 05 September 2018)
The League Pairs held on Longsight CC ( the new home of Crowcroft Park Veteran's
on Friday 7th September at 11am and played to a finish.
Winners 2018 - The Jim Barrie Pairs
Terry Hester & Ben Scott (Ladybarn)(Tuesday 28 August 2018)
The League Merit that was planned for the 31st August has been changed to the 21st September.
Listed players please confirm to me (George Wood details in handbook) that you still wish to play
on the new date.
If you want to be included and not shown below, you can still enter, please contact me.
The Presedents Cup was won by Ben Scott of Ladybarn on a very wet Friday.
2018 - Finalists
Runner-up Phil Rudkin - Winner Ben Scott
(Monday 27 August 2018)
Venues for the Semi Finals of both competitions:-
Coronation Cup - Selected greens are Northen Etchells & Ashton
J Arnett Cup - Selected greens are SWMCC & Highbank
Above venues have all been confirmed.
The Final of both competitions will be at Longsight CC the new home
of Crowcroft Park Vets on Monday 1st October start at 1pm
Would last years winners please return cups to me before the final day or to Longsight CC on the day. THANKS
Good Luck, Have a great afternoon to all competing teams, George
The above details are correct as the 1st October.
Refeshments ie tea and biscuit a charge of 20p under league rules is allowed, but I suggest that a small football card would off set the cost better.
(Monday 27 August 2018)