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

Division 1 Knock-out Final

Division 2 Knock-out Final

Laws of the Game

Joe Rigby Pairs

Team Knockouts

AGM

Substitutions in Division 2

Direct entry of match results

Archives

Presentation Day

The Presentation Day, sponsored by Paul Tonge of the Motor Corner, was held on Wednesday 27 September at Metro Sports Club. In the Memorial match Trafford receive 35 chalks start (which would have resulted in a draw last year). Salford had nine winners to Trafford's three, but all the games were reasonably close. The handicap did its job, resulting in a win for Trafford.

The match was followed by presentation of the various trophies and prize moneys for the 2017 season.

Teams:

Trafford Salford
NAME SCORE GAIN NAME SCORE GAIN
Keith Hughes Flixton CC 14   Jack Kelly Winton Social A 21 7
Keith Walden Linden 21 11 Alec Lawson Irlam Vets A 10  
Nick Doherty Victoria Park 19   Alan Stocks Chandos B 21 2
John Briggs Walton Park 17   Peter Newman Winton Social C 21 4
Steve Cook Metro Sports 21 1 Sam Hamer Winton Social B 20  
Barry Brett Urmston Mens 16   Peter Scott Patricroft Park 21 5
Ambrose Doherty Partington 15   Ben Wilson Monton B 21 6
Tom Allison United Services 21 8 Ray Hankey Winton Social A 13  
Keith Dawson Sale Cons 18   Peter Dowson Chandos A 21 3
Bev Rigby Flixton Ex-Servicemens 16   Eddie Mann Irlam Vets B 21 5
Peter Thompson Roebuck 20   Nick Brewin Monton A 21 1
Tom Lawson Flixton Cons 15   Stuart Metcalf Clifton 21 6
Handicap 35 35      
TOTAL 248 55 TOTAL 232 39

(Wednesday 27 September 2017)

Division 1 Knock-out Final

The final of the Division 1 Knock-out competition was played at Flixton Ex-servicemens on Wednesday 20 September. After a shaky start, in the end Flixton Cricket Club didn't need the handicap to overcome Winton Social A.

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Flixton Cricket Club

(Wednesday 20 September 2017)

Division 2 Knock-out Final

The final of the second division knock-out competition was played at Flixton Cricket Club on Wednesday 20 September.

Walton Park defeated Urmston Mens Club A to win the trophy for the second time in their history.

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The Walton Park team

(Wednesday 20 September 2017)

Laws of the Game

David Williams (Secretary of British Crown Green Referees Society & Greater Manchester Referees Society) is hoping to arrange seminars on the laws of Crown Greem Bowls. He proposes a series of three sessions, each lasting 1½ hours.

If you are interested please contact him on 07899 688 182 or . Once he has some idea of the interest he will arrange venues/dates/times/etc.

(Monday 21 August 2017)

Joe Rigby Pairs

The final of the Joe Rigby Pairs competition was played at the Roebuck on Friday 11 August. Of the 18 entries, 15 turned up. Last year's winners Dave Barlow and Chris Massey of Clifton retained the trophy this year.

Full details on the Joe Rigby page.

(Sunday 13 August 2017)

Team Knockouts

Handicaps have been calculated for the team knockouts following the matches on 15 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 A have an additional penalty for fielding an ineligible player last year

The handicaps are as follows:

Division 1 Division 2
Clifton 5   Chandos A 16
Flixton CC 25   Chandos B 42
Flixton Cons A 38   Flixton Cons B 50
Irlam Vets A 20   Flixton Ex-Servicemens 0
Irlam Vets B 55   Metro Sports B 10
Linden 35   Monton B 38
Metro Sports A 13   Partington 55
Monton A 45   Patricroft Park 28
Roebuck 50   Sale Cons 13
United Services 10   Urmston Mens A 3
Winton Social A 0   Urmston Mens B 55
Winton Social B 15   Victoria Park 39
      Walton Park 23
      Winton Social C 35

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

(Sunday 18 June 2017)

AGM

The minutes of the 2016 AGM are now avaialable, as are the annual accounts.

(Friday 04 November 2016)

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)