Stockport Metro Indoor Bowling League

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Welcome to the Stockport Metro Indoor Bowling League

 Our aim is to promote the game of Short Mat Bowls in Stockport and the Surrounding Areas during the winter months.
Over 550 players participate, forming 47 Teams from 21 different clubs and are continuing to grow.
The league is open to all ages and all skill levels. Any team wishing to join the league should contact the league secretary.

Chairman: Mr Andrew Bebbington
Vice Chairman: Mr John Pajak
Honorary Secretary: Mrs Susan Banfield
Honorary Treasurer: Mr Paul Maffei
Fixture / Results and Registration Secretary: Mrs Janice Wilson
Competition Secretary: Mr John Cunningham
Stockport ‘A’ Team Captain: Mr Ben Holbrook
Stockport ‘B’ Team Captain: Mr Andrew Bebbington
County Delegate - Cheshire: Mr Adam Smith
County Delegate - Gtr Manchester: Mr John Pajak
Safeguarding Officer: Mr Clint Crowther
Website Officer: Mrs Janice Wilson

Stockport Metro Home Team Venue:

Ladybridge Park Residents Club
Edenbridge Road
Cheadle Hulme

SMIBL - Summer 2022 Update

NESMBA Championships for 2023


League Sponsors

SMIBL - Summer 2022 Update

Hope you are all enjoying the summer months - warm weather has finally arrived and hopefully we can now enjoy a few weeks of sunshine.

The SMIBL Committee thought it would be appropriate to provide a brief update of where we are up to regarding the 2022/23 season which will hopefully help you with your planning:

  • Rules -  Updated following AGM and will be loaded on the SMIBL website
  • 2022/23 League Structure and Fixtures

Janice Wilson (Fixtures,Results & Registration Secretary) has already done a lot of work on planning the new season but is still waiting for some informatio regarding match days.

Cale Green have officially withdrawnfrom the league so it looks like we will now have 2 Divisions of 10 (One and Two) and 3 Divisions of 9 (Three, Four and Five)

The 2022/23 Season will commence week beginning 9th October.

It is planned to finalise the fixtures during July and put them on the website in early August.

  • Team Knockout

The Team Knockout will be back in for the 2022/23 Season and is being organised by John Cunningham, Competitions Secretary.

We are pleased to announce that the Cups are going to be named in memory of 2 individuals who have made a massive contribution to the SMIBL over the years. The Division 1 & 2 Knockout will be known as: The Bernie Fennell Team Knockout. The Division 3, 4 & 5 Knockout will be known as: The Mike Biggs Team Knockout.

  • Pre-Season Delegates Meeting  -  Sunday 25th September, 7pm, Bramhall Village Club.
  • Competition Dates  -  All to be held at Ladybridge Park Residents Club

1.  Stockport Singles  -  Saturday 29th October 2022

2.  Stockport Pairs   -   Saturday 19th November 2022

3.  Stockport Triples  -  Saturday 10th December 2022

4.  Stockport Over 65s Pairs  -  Saturday 28th January 2023


Towards the end of August the contact details for all Team Captains and any changes in Club Secretaries will be requested.

(Friday 22 July 2022)

NESMBA Championships for 2023

The Annual Individual Championships will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January 2023.

(Sunday 24 April 2022)


The rule amendment has been agreed by the SMIBL Committee as a direct consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic. This will be in place for the 2021/22 season only. Permanent amendment to the rules must be subject to EGM/AGM approval.

Temporary Rule Amendment

If due to exceptional circumstances, a team finds they are a player short, they may play one player twice.

The player will be drawn from the first four players by the opposing captain.

A point deduction will be incurred from the total match score as follows:

3 points deducted if a home match.

2 points deducted if an away match.

This process is limited to a maximum of 2 occasions before 31st December 2021 and 1 occasion after 31st December 2021.

Agreed by SMIBL Committee on 22nd August 2021.

Susan Banfield

League Secretary

(Friday 8 October 2021)

League Sponsors

J L S  C o m p u t e r  S e r v i c e s

County Carpets & Designer Floors

Irving Cummings

Premier Bowls


Accolade Trophies

Techniheat Plant Services Ltd.


(Sunday 24 November 2013)