Urmston & District Mens Veterans Bowling League

General:
Green rota
Honours board
Rules
Minutes and accounts
Direct entry of match results

Archives:
Merit 2012
Rigby Pairs 2012

The Urmston Mens Vets Bowling League operates two divisions in an area mainly consisting of Urmston, Stretford and south-west Salford. We operate two divisions, playing on Wednesday afternoons. Teams are of ten men, over 55 years of age.

The league is run from day to day by its management committee:

  • Chairman: Allan Cowie
  • Vice-chairman: Jack Taylor
  • Secretary: Mike Mulchrone
  • Treasurer:
  • Fixture secretary: Ross Kavanagh
  • Committee members:

Presentation Day

Team Knockouts

Metro Sports

2018 Season

Substitutions in Division 2

Direct entry of match results

Archives

Presentation Day

The Presentation Day, sponsored by Paul Tonge of the Motor Corner, wes be held on Wednesday 26 September at Winton Social Club. In the Memorial match Salford had eight winners to Trafford's four, but the match was won by Trafford by 2 chalks, plus their 19 start.

The match was followed by presentation of the various trophies and prize moneys for the 2018 season.

Teams:

Salford Trafford
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
Bob Berry Winton Social 21 1 Trevor Gray Flixton CC 20  
Bob Fowler Winton Social 14   Brian Cox Sale Cons 21 7
Sid Swindells Irlam Vets 15   Mike Nuttall Flixton Cons 21 6
Derek Hanson Winton Social 21 3 Tom Allison United Services 18  
Eddie Mann Irlam Vets 21 6 Neil Hindley Flixton Ex-servicemens 15  
Keith Hodgkinson Patricroft Park 13   Ross Kavanagh Roebuck 21 8
Sam Hamer Winton Social 21 1 Derek Holt Metro Social 20  
Brian Johnson Chandos 21 5 Bill Parker Victoria Park 16  
Roy Gilbert Monton 21 7 Lew Palmer Linden 14  
Chris Massey Clifton 21 2 Chris Ogden Urmston Mens 19  
Thomas Malam Chandos 10   John Briggs Walton Park 21 11
Pat Shortall Monton 21 5 Bob Smith Partington 16  
      Handicap 19 19
TOTAL 220 30 TOTAL 241 51

(Wednesday 26 September 2018)

Team Knockouts

Handicaps have been calculated for the team knockouts following the matches on 27 June. The handicaps are based on the following principles:

  • Leading team in the division on scratch
  • An additional five points for each succeeding place
  • Two points deducted for each occasion when the team played short (or had a player disqualified)
  • Metro Sports and Urmston Mans B have an additional penalty for fielding an ineligible player last year

The handicaps are as follows:

Division 1 Division 2
Clifton 10   Chandos A 13
Flixton CC 5   Chandos B 31
Flixton Cons A 19   Flixton Cons B 32
Flixton Ex-Servicemens 51   Irlam Vets B 5
Irlam Vets A 13   Monton B 45
Linden 33   Partington 39
Metro Sports 19   Patricroft Park 8
Monton A 40   Roebuck 0
United Services 20   Sale Cons 23
Urmston Mens A 30   Urmston Mens B 41
Winton Social A 0   Victoria Park 38
Winton Social B 45   Walton Park 18
      Winton Social C 30

This year, cup match results can be entered on the web site, as for league matches.

(Friday 29 June 2018)

Metro Sports

Metro Sports are suffering from a shortage of available players, and have reluctantly decided to withdraw their B team from Division 2.

All matches already played against Metro B have been scrubbed. Teams now have open dates when they were due to play Metro B.

In the knockout cup, Urmston Mens B have a bye to round 2 (and the Flixton Ex-servicemens green will not be needed on 9 July).

(Thursday 17 May 2018)

2018 Season

The fixtures and draws for the 2018 season are now available. You can click on any team name to see a summary of that team's fixtures. The Tables page also has links to the draws for the knock-out cups. An incorrect set of fixtures was briefly shown on 8/9 January.

The management committee met on 8 January and approved the programme for 2018:

  • Wed 24 January: general and delegates' meeting: discussion of rule changes and distribution of provisional registration lists
  • Wed 7 March: payment of fees, distribution of fixture cards, entry forms, match sheets etc
  • Mon 4 June: Merit qualifying
  • Fri 8 June: Merit final
  • Mon 9 July: Div 2 KO cup Round 1
  • Wed 11 July: Div 1 KO cup Round 1
  • Mon 23 July: Div 2 KO cup Round 2
  • Wed 1 August: Div 1 KO cup Round 2
  • Mon 6 August: Joe Rigby Pairs qualifying
  • Fri 10 August: Joe Rigby Pairs final
  • Mon 3 September: Divs 1 and 2 KO cup Semi-finals
  • Wed 19 September: Divs 1 and 2 KO cup Finals
  • Wed 26 September: Salford v Trafford and Presentations

The dates when greens are required for these various events are shown on the Green rota page.

(Monday 08 January 2018)

Substitutions in Division 2

At the 2015 AGM delegates asked the management committee to review the bye-law allowing division 2 teams to use a player twice. After much discussion, the committee decided to keep the rule in its present form, but to limit its use to ten occasions per team in each season.

Also the opponent of the player playing again may have a four-end rollover before his game.

A further refinement was introduced at the 2016 AGM: if both teams are short then neither side can have a player playing twice. In other words, the purpose of a player playing again is to allow someone on the other team to get a game where he otherwise wouldn't.

The rules have now been updated to show this.

(Thursday 03 November 2016)

Direct entry of match results

For the 2014 season we are trying out a new system where team captains can enter match results directly on the web site. This will produce instant updates of the league tables.

See the user guide for full details.

(Tuesday 01 April 2014)

Archives

The 2012 to 2014 seasons have now been copied to the archives. There is a link at the top of every page to take you there.

In the archives you can search for records of leagues, teams and players, across all the leagues on this site.

The 2011 season is now included as well, although we don't have detailed match scores.

(Wednesday 19 December 2012)