Altrincham & South Manchester Bowling League

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ALTRINCHAM & SOUTH MANCHESTER BOWLING LEAGUE

Patron: Lord Bradley of Withington

SEASON 2018

President:

HARVEY LEIGH esq.

Deputy President:

STEVEN RIDLEY esq.

Chairman:

KEN LOWTHIAN esq.

Deputy Chairman:

STEVEN RIDLEY esq.

Honorary League Secretary & Treasurer:

PHILL WRENN esq.

Honorary Fixture Secretary:

HARVEY LEIGH esq.

League Council:

Peter Kelsall,   Joe Bayley,  Andrew Nolan,  Dave Stott,  Stuart Holmes,  Jordan Wood

Life Members:

Noel Burrows,  Peter Kelsall,  Andrew Nolan,  Phill Wrenn,  Fred Hope,  Ken Lowthian

 

The Altrincham & South Manchester Bowling League has been in existence since 2001, when it merged with the old Altrincham Institutes League and the South Manchester Bowling League.

The League shall promote and organise Crown Green Bowls in compliance with the requirements of the British Crown Green Bowls Association.

At the end of the 2017 season, the League paid out close to £5000 prize money, in both team and individual events and also keeping a healthy balance in the accounts.

There are three divisions within the League and both male and female bowlers are allowed to play in teams comprising of 10 players a side. There is still scope for other teams to apply to join the league.

ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING 2018

FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2018

at

SALE CONSERVATIVE CLUB

DANE ROAD, SALE,

starting at 8.00pm.

PRESENTING 

EXCELLENT COMEDY VOCALIST

TONY   M

Tickets £6.00 each from Secretary P.Wrenn, 0161 905 1700 or e mail phillwrenn322@gmail.com





 


 



DIVISION 2 PLAY OFF

A.S.M. AWARD of MERIT FINALS DAY 2018

A.T. NOLAN TROPHY & KEARNS CUP FINALS

PETER KELSALL OPEN MERIT TROPHY 2018

KEARNS CUP & A.T. NOLAN TROPHY 2018

PETER KELSALL OPEN MERIT 2018

PRESIDENT'S TROPHY AWARD OF MERIT 2018

DIVISION 2 PLAY OFF

For the 1st time during the history of the Altrincham & South Manchester League, a play off had to be arranged to sort out the division 2 promotion places. Both Pickering 'A' & Urmston Sports, both ended the season with exactly the same number of wins, the same number of points and the same average.

A play off between both teams was organised and played at Altrincham Boro bowling green on Tuesday 2nd October, when Urmston Sports eventually came out winners 195 to 158. Urmston Sports now take the 2nd automatic promotion place from Division 2 to Division 1.

(Wednesday 03 October 2018)

A.S.M. AWARD of MERIT FINALS DAY 2018

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altThe Altrincham & South Manchester Award of Merit Competition, known as the President's Cup, took place at Urmston Sports Bowling Club yesterday, Sunday 23rd September 2018. A strong field turned up to play for the trophy, won so convincingly by Mersey Valley's Steve Worrall last year, Steve was again amongst the entries this year.

After a long day, the final took place between Graham Bentley from Legh Arms and Kevin Ellis from Withington. Kevin had recently won the L.V. League Award of Merit so he was keen to win the double.

However, after a close final, Graham Bentley emerged as the winner, 21-17.

Congratulations to Graham and Kevin and thanks to all other players who turned up to support this end of season competition. Thank you to the Urmston Sports Bowling Section and its members for providing refreshments during the day and allowing the League to use their green and facilities.

(Monday 24 September 2018)

A.T. NOLAN TROPHY & KEARNS CUP FINALS

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On Sunday 16th September 2018, the L.M.R.C.A. club at Altrincham hosted the Altrincham & South Manchester cup competitions, the A.T. Nolan Trophy Final, followed by the main event, the Kearns Cup Final.

The A.T. Nolan Trophy, a consolation cup competition was contested between 2 of the local bowling heavy weights, Lloyds and Sale Excelsior 'A'. 

Weather conditions leading up to the 1.00pm start were appalling with constant heavy rain and high winds threatening to abandon the competition. Eventually after an hours delay, the match got under way and the Lloyds ran out very comfortable winners, battering the Excel 'A' with 9 winners, 192 to 149.

SCORES: 

Dave Phillips 21,  Tom Allison 11:  Billy Hibbert 21,  Gary Walker 19:  Graham Wells 21, Phill Wrenn 18:  Jamie Bramley 21, Arthur West 10:  Chris Alderson 21, Mike Bacon 12:  Ryan Sandham 21, Graham Jones 9:  Pete Smith 21, Alan Murray 20:  Gary Minton 21, Grant Chappell Jnr 12:  Steve Ridley 21, Dave Rogerson 17:  Mike Geraghty 18, Mike Gresty 21.

The KEARNS CUP FINAL followed with 2 third division teams competing in this major final for the 1st time. Altrincham Boro played Davyhulme Park and very much like the AT Nolan Trophy, this match was also a one sided affair with the Boro winning 8 games to 2 with an overall match score of 262 - 189 ( incl 60 each handicap )

SCORES

Billy Crowder 11, Sylvia Bradbury 21:  John Ridgway 15, Tony Dale 21:  Sylvia Stockdale 12, Karen Lawler 21:  Dave Westley 21, Roy Brown 20:  Bill Davys 10, John Carter 21:  Bob Wheatland 11, Kris Nobbs 21:  Dave Carter 12, Mark Battersby 21:  Gordon Craig 7, Harvey Leigh 21:  Andy Chadwick 21, Brian Coldrick 14:  Peter Thompson 9, Tom Woods 21.

At the end of the final, the trophy was presented to the winning captain by Mrs May Yearsley the wife of the late A.S.M. Secretary Norman Yearsley. A donation by all clubs previously raised over £250 and Mrs Yearsley and family kindly donated that money at the rate of £50 over the next 5 years to be added to the Kearns Cup prize money. Mrs Yearsley and family are pictured above.

The League wishes to thank the LMRCA club for agreeing to host the finals day, along with Mr & Mrs Drury who both worked tirelessly all morning preparing an excellent buffet for the players. Thanks also to Dave Stott & his army of markers who kept the competition running well all afternoon.

(Wednesday 19 September 2018)

PETER KELSALL OPEN MERIT TROPHY 2018

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JOHN McDONNELL WINS P.K. OPEN MERIT TROPHY FOR 3rd TIME WITH 3rd DIFFERENT CLUB.

It was touch and go whether the P.K. Open Merit Competition would go ahead on Sunday morning 29th July at a very wet and windy Legh Arms in Sale.

The green wasn't too bad, but the constant overnight rain and the early morning downpour made it slippy in parts and very heavy.

The number of entries into this competition was exceptionally poor, but credit to the bowlers who turned up for the 10.30am start and credit & thanks to Peter Kelsall for suggesting that the competition be played rather than try & fit it in at the end of the season, that was a good call. 

There was some good bowling under very extreme conditions early on, but as the competition progressed, the rain ceased and the sun came out and it became another hot and sunny day with the semi finals and final being played in dry and hot conditions.

The two finalists were John McDonnell from A.E.U. club, Openshaw and Dave Rogerson from Sale Excel. Dave took an early lead and kept it until late on when John caught him overtook him and eventually won the competition for the 3rd time with the 3rd different club.

Above are the 2 finalists before the final started and also John McDonnell with the winners trophy, presented by Peter Kelsall who the competition is named after.

(Monday 30 July 2018)

KEARNS CUP & A.T. NOLAN TROPHY 2018

KEARNS CUP & A.T. NOLAN TROPHY 2018

KEARNS CUP 1ST ROUND:      TUESDAY 15th MAY 2018

KEARNS CUP 2nd ROUND:      TUESDAY 12th JUNE 2018

 KEARNS CUP 3rd ROUND &

A.T. NOLAN 1st ROUND:      TUESDAY 3rd JULY 2018

A.T. NOLAN 2nd ROUND:      TUESDAY 24th JULY 2018

A.T. NOLAN 3rd ROUND:      TUESDAY 7th AUGUST 2018

KEARNS CUP & A.T. NOLAN SEMI FINALS:      TUESDAY 28th AUGUST 2018

KEARNS & NOLAN FINALS DAY:      SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2018

Teams to register a squad with a maximum of 20 players from their list of registered players.

Closing date for entries to League Secretary:      Thursday 3rd May 2018.


(Wednesday 11 January 2017)

PETER KELSALL OPEN MERIT 2018

PETER KELSALL OPEN MERIT 2018

One day event

Sunday 29th July 2018,

start / strike out:  10.30am

Selected green:   Legh Arms Bowling Club,

Players must have played in at least 2 league matches to qualify to play in this competition.

DRESS CODE WILL APPLY IN THIS COMPETITION

Closing date for entries to League Secretary:  Sunday 23rd July 2017

(Wednesday 11 January 2017)

PRESIDENT'S TROPHY AWARD OF MERIT 2018

PRESIDENTS TROPHY AWARD OF MERIT HANDICAP 2018

One day event, Sunday 23rd September 2018

Green selected:   Urmston Sports Bowling Club

Start / strike out:   10.30am

Entry forms or player details to be sent to League Secretary:

Phill Wrenn @ phillwrenn322@gmail.com

as soon as last league match has been completed.

DRESS CODE WILL APPLY IN THIS COMPETITION


(Wednesday 11 January 2017)