Urmston & District Mens Veterans Bowling League

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Minutes and accounts
Direct entry of match results

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:

Joe Rigby Pairs

Team Knockouts

Metro Sports

2018 Season

Presentation Day

Substitutions in Division 2

Direct entry of match results


Joe Rigby Pairs

We have received 18 entries for the Joe Ribgy pairs competition. This will therefore be played as a one-day event at Metro Sports on Friday 10 August with a 12 noon start.

Games are 21-up off 6 (Metro players off 4). The draw will be done on the day from those present at the start time. Please note that the dress code applies.

The entrants are as follows:

  • Dave Barlow and Chris Massey Clifton
  • Liam Burke and Ian Ramsbotton Clifton
  • Stuart Metcalf and Ian Worrall Clifton
  • Trevor Gray and John Ralston Flixton CC
  • Ted Chapman and Jack Taylor Metro Sports
  • Gordon Anderson and Ron Partington Monton
  • Nick Brewin and David Hall Monton
  • Doug Brown and Derrick Cawdrey Roebuck
  • Steve Clarke and Albert Cooke Roebuck
  • Gordon Craig and Peter Thompson Roebuck
  • Colin Dunn and Harold Thomond Roebuck
  • Dave Bailey and Sam Hamer Winton Social
  • Bob Berry and Derek Hanson Winton Social
  • Mick Bower and John McAulay Winton Social
  • Jack Kelly and John Prestwich Winton Social
  • John Heaton and Reg Williams Winton Social
  • Bernard Williams and Ian Worsencroft Winton Social
  • Martin Bentley and Albert Winter Winton Social

(Friday 27 July 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)

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.


Trafford Salford
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)

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)


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)