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08/02/16    New pensioners bowlers required for Whitehall SVBC, off Miles Lane, Shevington. Please contact Brian Rigby on 01942-205607. Thanks Chris. H.

01/02/16    Information from Lancashire Registrations Officer, "To all League & Club Secretaries; From the 1st February all cheques for membership must be made payable to Lancashire Crown Green Bowling Association. I will still need the full name, club they will be playing for, age of said bowler, if a junior date of birth, cheque for £10 made payable to the L. C. G. B. A. and a return address. If applying for a replacement card please supply name and club or clubs you played for. The BCGBA are issuing blank cards for this enabling me to put their original membership number on, this will still cost £3 payable as above. Also please put your membership number if known if you don’t know it and I can’t trace it a new card will be issued costing £10. J. Glover, Lancashire Registrar." Thanks Chris. H.

01/02/16    Email from Beverley Chesters, "Please detail in your forum, we have 5 ladies booked in already from Wigan area. Details Alsager BC, Green drive, Alsager, Cheshire. st7 2eq.

£400 one day ladies on Sunday 3rd July 10-30am start. Sponsored by C Hope bowls holiday,  Preston. Winner £150, win 2 games £20. No home bowlers.  all games 21up  off 3. 32 @  £6.  practice from  10am. To book in   ring  Bev 01270-587582." Thanks Chris. H.

06/01/16    Sad email to start the year from Michael Ryding, "Sorry to inform you that a couple of St. Pats bowlers from over many years have unfortunately passed away over the New Year period. They are Jim McLoughlin and Frank Johnson (who was well known as " Tricky "). Jim's funeral is at Charnock Richard Crematorium at 1-00 pm Wed 13/1/16. Frank's is at St Pats Church 11-00 this Friday the 8th Jan."  My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

07/11/15    Email from Harry Johnson, "Sad news Alan Foster passed away on Monday 02/11/2015 Alan played for Alcan and St Jude's the funeral will take place on Thursday at St Matthews church at 2 o'clock." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/10/15    Email from Catherine Dow, "I have visited the Shevibowls website and noted the entry about my father's death on Sunday 4 October. Thank you for advising the bowling community, who meant so much to him, of his death. We do now have details of his funeral. It will take place at St James RC Church, Orrell at 10.30am on Wednesday 14 October with a committal at St Helen's Crematorium at 11.30am. Refreshments will be served after the services at St James Social Club. Best wishes Catherine Dow." Again, My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

05/10/15    Email from Brian Duffy, "Sad News, unfortunately I have to inform you that Big Terry O'Brien of Pemberton Cons Club passed away last night , Sunday, in hospital after a long illness.  He was aged 79 and played for various teams in the Wigan area leagues. No arrangements as yet. I will keep you informed. Regards Brian Duffy." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

25/09/15    Email from Michael Pearce, "I'm the Secretary of the Fleetwood Hesketh Club, Southport. We would like to offer Saturday and Sunday bowling trips to our club for Spring/Summer 2016. Check out our website www.fleetwoodhesketh.com." Thanks Chris. H.

24/09/15    Email from Neil Bithell, "Draw to be made on each nights play Monday 28th Sep; C hook and k Sinclair (Wigan); J Wilson and h birch (Wigan); W Lowe and partner (Wigan); J Gatley and m Gatley (Warrington); A horabin  and t Robinson (Wigan); J King and m winrow (Wigan); K young and s young (Wigan); M Miller and partner (Wigan). Tues 29th Sep; C Cooke and p winrow (Wigan); B balderson and p hook (Wigan); N shaw and l stringfellow (Wigan); P clegg and I Dennis (golborne); A topping and m topping (Wigan); I Grady and d finch (skelmersdale); A Cowley and d Cowley; K hook and l Jones (Wigan). Wed 30th Sep; J marrow and partner (Wigan); D Beckett and h Johnson (Wigan); J worsick and j heyes ( golborne); S Mather and m Britton (Wigan); D Watkins and d allsopp (aspull); D Miller and I young (Wigan); R abernethy and j catterall (Wigan); N bithell and k Robinson (Wigan). Thurs October 1st; R Belshaw and partner Wigan; J Barlow and j Carney (Wigan); A gartside and j Ashcroft (st Helens); B Simm and m heap (Wigan); W griffiths and f Burke (Wigan); W speed and d Bissell (Wigan); G Chadwick and p Harris (westh); M turner and a Thomas (Wigan). All nights plays starts 6.15pm, Practice from 5.45pm. Final night Saturday October 3rd 5.30pm. Raffle and free food on finals night before commence of final. All donations for raffle welcome. Anybody unable to attend contact Neil bithell on 07877-208955.

17/09/15    Email from Nicky Shaw, "The Arthur Land Super Cup started out in May with 60 of the best teams entering from up and down the country and we have now reached the last 8 which is to be played off and staged at Garswood Hall on Sunday 4th October with a 10.30am start.  Come along to see what we anticipate to be a fantastic spectacle of bowling, with 8 of the country’s top teams consisting of 8 players per team, playing off on two greens down to a winner.  Admission is free with refreshments available all day. Regards Nicky." Thanks Chris. H.

17/09/15    Sad News. Ken Speakman (Old Springs etc.) died recently, his funeral is on Friday 18th Sept. at St. Catherine's, Ince at 9.15am. Also Tony Baldwin (St. Cuthbert's etc.) died on Monday 31st August. His funeral is on Friday 25th September at St. Matthews, Highfield. 11.30am. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/09/15    Neil has just confirmed that the Pairs handicap below, has fulfilled it's quota of 32 pairs and thanks all for their enthusiasm. Thanks Chris. H.

13/09/15    Email from Neil Bithell, "Jimmy & Teddy Hickey Memorial Pairs at Ravine BC. WN5 9HF. 32 pairs at £15 entry, Monday sep 28th, Tuesday sep 29th, Wednesday sep 30th, Thursday October 1st, All 6.15 starts practice from 545pm, Final 8 Saturday October 3rd 530pm. Raffle and free food on finals night. All donations for raffle prizes welcome. Entry to Neil Bithell 07877-208955." Thanks Chris. H.

13/09/15    Email from David Atherton, "St.Helens Churches League. Congratulations from the League Committee members and all team members, Rainford North End, Winners. Parish Church A Team Runners Up." Thanks Chris. H.

29/08/15    Email from Keith Higham, "DAWBER TROPHY COMPETITION 2015 AT HIND'S HEAD BOWLING CLUB, MOSSY LEA ROAD, WRIGHTINGTON. GENTS '32'. SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER. START TIMES 11-00am,  11-45am, 12-30pm & 1-15pm. ENTRY FEE  £6. PRIZE MONEY £70,  £40,  £20 x 2 & £10 x 4 (SUBJECT TO 32 ENTRIES). ENTRIES/ENQUIRIES TO: KEITH HIGHAM/01257-423999/07807-244668 or JIM DAWBER/01257-452214. EMAIL to HIGHAM.K@SKY.COM " Thanks Chris. H.

29/08/15    Email from Roy Atkinson, "Winter Bowling at Fox Lane, Leyland. 4 Bowling Teams required. Contact Roy Atkinson/01772-451300 for more details." Thanks Chris. H.

23/08/15    Email from Ian Gill, "The following comp for any junior players is being held in Southport on 5th Sept. They need a few more entries (only 10 entered at moment) and are making a big effort to start up what will hopefully become a major junior comp in the future. Despite less than 32 entries the prize money will be kept the same. I have put details on the Lancashire Juniors page. Details are below.

HESKETH ARMS BOWLING CLUB (Botanic road, Churchtown, Southport pr9 7na) - JUNIOR OPEN SINGLES 2015. (32 entries – AGE 18 AND UNDER – fee £4.00) on SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER. Start times; 11.00am; 11.45am; 12.30pm and 1.15pm. TOTAL PRIZE MONEY £150.00. WINNER - £50.00. RUNNER-UP - £30.00. SEMI-FINALISTS - £15.00. QUARTER-FINALISTS - £10.00. ENTRIES TO :- Mike Milne, 20 Coudray Road, Southport PR9 9NL. TELEPHONE : Mike Milne 07752352065 or Chris Harding 07761733024. Cheques payable to - Hesketh Arms Bowling Club." Thanks Chris. H.

14/08/15    Email from Paul Clegg, "£1000 Alan Manuel Snr. Memorial Pairs at Tetley Walkers, Long lane,  Warrington. WA2 8PU. Winners £300, Runner-up £150, Semi-finalist £75, Last 8 £50 and Last 16 £25. Saturday 29th August 10am & 2pm and Sunday 30th August 10am & 2pm. Final Day Saturday 5th September 10am Start. Please contact Alan Manuel on 07870-108663. This competition is ideal for doubling up with The Billy Bennett Trophy at Alford Hall." Thanks Chris. H.

09/08/15    Email from Albert Gee, "Due to the number of players registered, St Lukes C  are finding it difficult to compete and therefore carry on in the WIGAN & DISTRICT CHURCHES LEAGUE 2016 season. We have recently had a meeting of members and have decided that to continue next season we need at least two extra players registered. What we need is at least a commitment from a few players that they would like to play for St Lukes C next season. Our home green is the Holts Arm at Crank Road Billinge. I realise that this might seem early for next season but as a club we need to make a decision soon so that we can inform the league. Contact Albert Gee/01695-624758. " Thanks Chris. H.

12/07/15    Sad News. Early last week Richard "Dickie" Banks died. He was really well known for his bowling prowess which he gathered over his 86 years with various teams; St. Benedict's, Wigan Electric, Lord Nelson and Captain for Hindley Vets. The funeral is on Friday 17th July, 11.00am at St. Benedict's Church. Thanks to Eddie Wharton for the info. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.


26/06/15     Email from David Atherton, St.Helens Churches League Secretary, "Well done All Saints Unison for a well-deserved win in the Church League Shield 2015 and also well done to Parish Church ‘A’ runners up 2015. Thank you everyone who came to support the teams and help with marking, also thank you to Greenalls for the use of the green for the final and for the tea and coffee that was available."

16/05/15     The funeral of Brian Heyes will take place at 1 pm on Thursday 21st May at Wigan Crematorium, and family and friends are invited back to St James social centre following the service for 2pm. Dad played in most of the Wigan Leagues, and for many of its teams, but will be known best for playing for Heinz, St James', Holts Arms and more earlier Pagefield and Swinley Labour club. Thanks and again deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends. Chris. H.   

12/05/15    Sad news email from Steven Heyes, "My father, Brian Heyes, who many of the older bowlers will know as he played in nearly all local leagues like myself. He died on the 7th May aged 80, quite peacefully after suffering from Dementia for several years.  He loved bowling and made hundreds of friends whilst doing so as I did as well. Dad played for many teams in the Orrell League most recently St James' as well as The Holts Arms, the Old Springs and the Pagefield, and probably many more." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/04/15    Email from Christine Ellis, "Results Stewart McKay Individual, Aughton Institute Sunday 12 April; Dave McDermott 21. 18 Andy Howie; Tim Hodge 08.21 Andy Hayes; Danny Finch 21.16 Kevin Ellis; Denise Hodge 13.21 Carl Gregson. Semis; Dave McDermott 17. 21 Andy Hayes; Danny Finch 21.12 Carl Gregson. FINAL; Andy Hayes 21. 14 Danny Finch." Thanks Chris. H.

10/04/15    Email from Christine Ellis, "Last eight Stewart MacKay Individual, at Aughton Institute for Sunday 6.45pm 12 April; Andy Howie -  Crosby; Kevin Ellis - Whiston; Tim Hodge - Skelmersdale;

Carl Gregson - Skelmersdale; Andy Hayes - St Helens; Danny Finch - Skelmersdale; Dave McDermott - Merseyside; Denise Hodge - Ormskirk." Thanks Chris. H.

04/03/15    Email from Tony Roscoe, "32 men's pairs at Bellingham B C on Monday to Thursday 23rd to 26th March last 8 on Friday 27th March. Contact Ken Fairclough on  07821682214." Thanks Chris. H.

27/02/15    Email from Christine Ellis, "Aughton Institute, Bold Lane, Aughton. 32 Individual Merit Competition, fee £10. 6.45pm  draw number out  on the night, Monday 6 April, Tuesday 7 April, Wednesday 8 April, Thursday 9 April, Final 6.45 Sunday 12 April. Winner £224, Runner up £112, Semi's £56 & Last Eight £28. Contact Chris Ellis - 07799305463  or  0151 282 5623." Thanks Chris. H.

04/02/15    Email from Roy Atkinson, "Leyland Fox Lane Sports & Social Club Winter League,

finished last week 14 weeks of bowling which involved 24 teams of four, playing on Monday and Wednesday evenings, we had planned to play our 1/4 finals tonight but because of the current weather situation we have moved this to Monday night 7pm start, our semi-finals and final to be played Friday evening at 7pm, after the games we will be having the presentations and food etc. Spectators are more than welcome: regards Roy." Thanks Chris. H.

16/01/15    Email from Mick Williams, "EDGWORTH BOWLING CLUB - 'Clubmark Accredited', JUNIOR (under 18's) OPEN INDIVIDUALS HANDICAP, FOR 32 ENTRIES - ENTRY FEE £2 PER PLAYER. This is a Sponsored Event of £250. 1 x £50 - 1 x £40 - 2 x £30 - 4 x £25 - Plus 32 Cap Badges at £2. (Entrants must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian). Eight players will play down to two in each Qualifier (2 games). The Players will draw out their own number on their date of play. Qualifying dates: SUNDAY 7th JUNE / SATURDAY 13th JUNE; SUNDAY 21st JUNE / SATURDAY 27th JUNE. FINALS DATE: SUNDAY 5th JULY. ALL DATES OF PLAY START AT 4:30pm & STRIKE-OUT WHEN CALLED. PRACTICE WILL BE ALLOWED FROM 3:30pm to 4:15pm. A Handicap system will be used according to age as follows:- Games to be 21 up off 5 plus a Handicap; Age 17 scratch (0) / age 16 plus one (1) / age 15 plus two (2), age 14 plus three (3) / age 13 plus four (4) / age 12 plus five (5), age 11 plus six (6) / age 10 plus seven (7) / age 9 plus eight (8). (Example: 17yr old (0) needs to score 16 v 9yr old (8) needs to score 8). All entry fees must be made payable to Edgworth Bowling Club and sent to Mike Williams, 9 Barlow Court, Edgworth, Turton, Bolton. BL7 0PB. Tel: 01204 853144 - e: mickwilliams@talktalk.net. The Postcode of the Bowling Green is BL7 0AP. If the competition is a success the Sponsor will consider it as a yearly event." Thanks Chris. H.


16/01/15    Email from Louise McCreery, "The funeral for my Dad - Bill McCreery will take place on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 1.45 pm at St Mark's Church, Victoria Street Newtown, WN5 9BN followed by refreshments at Newtown Conservative Club (the church is close to the Alexandra Park Bowling Green, Newtown).  Those who wish to attend are most welcome & will be much appreciated. Many Thanks Louise." Thanks Chris. H.

06/01/15    More sad news. Email from Louise McCreery, "Message from Brain Fairclough it is with sad news that I have to inform you of the passing away of Bill McCreery on 26 December 'Boxing Day', Bill has been a very long standing member of Newtown Conservative club & bowled for both the Newtown Conservative A team & the Pensioners league & well known across the Wigan bowling circuit, he will be sadly missed.  His daughter Louise will be in touch with the funeral date, though it is known the funeral will be held at St Marks Church Newtown, date to be confirmed."

I had a couple of photos of Bill and Louise has cleared them for the website. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

06/01/15    Sad news to start the year. Informed by Terry Randall that Gordon Whewell died in November. Gordon played for Ashton 'A' pensioners. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

01/11/14    Email from Ken Barlow, "The Boar's Head Bowling Club wish to apply for membership of the Wigan Pensioners' League.  We agree to the terms and conditions as stipulated." Thanks Chris. H.

01/11/14    Email from Denis Flanagan, "Hi Chris, Denis here, secretary for Mesnes Park Pensioner's bowling teams. I am writing to you in advance of the AGM in January, and may be a little prior with my message, and hope it doesn't cause you any inconvenience. We have now appointed a new delegate for Mesnes Park 'A' team, and his details are as follows: J. Fairhurst .. telephone number 01942 747779,and I would be grateful if you could include these details in the fixture booklet for next season.. . . Sadly, one of our long standing members, passed away on 11th October, his name was Ken Merrill, and could you please give him a mention in your secretary's report. Many thanks, Denis Flanagan." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/10/14    Email from Dave Willcock, "Boars Head Bowing Club will have a vacant evening on Monday’s next season, as the Police Team have decided to move to a smaller green. There are also vacant slots available any afternoon in the week i.e. Monday – Friday. Please contact Dave on 07554 003040." Thanks Chris. H.

06/10/14    Bellingham BC present " VARTY'S MEN'S PAIRS. 6th TO 10th OCTOBER 6.30pm START. FINALS on Friday 10th Starts 6.00pm.





28/09/14    Email from Bill Garner, "Funeral for George Vernon will be at St Catherine’s Church, Whelley, 11.15am. Friday 10th October."  Thanks Chris. H.

19/09/14    Email from Nicky Shaw. "GARSWOOD HALL BOWLING CLUB (LITTLE GREEN) TRIPLES HANDICAP SPONSORED BY THWAITES. £360 PRIZE MONEY. 16 TRIPLES - £15.00 PER TRIPLE. ALL GAMES COMMENCE AT 6.30 PM. 1st & 2nd Rounds; Monday 29th September, Tuesday 30th September, Wednesday 1st October, Thursday 2nd October. Semi Final & Final; Friday 3rd October. W - £180, R-Up - £90, SF - £45. HANDICAPPING AT THE ORGANISERS DISCRETION AND ALL GAMES ARE 21 UP. For details ring Fred Anderton on 07864 575800." Thanks Chris. H.

16/09/14    Email from Bill Garner, "Sad news unfortunately I have to advise you of the death of Mr George Vernon from St Patricks CMS league and Wigan pensioner league. We don’t know as yet the funeral arrangements. Our sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time. Regards Bill Garner   Chairman St PATRICKS Bowling Club." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/09/14    Sponsors wanted for all Bowling Clubs, Leagues, Competitions and Lancashire County Matches & Competitions for next season. This is a great way to show off your skills to all and keep this fantastic sport alive. Thanks Chris. H.

13/09/14    Dawber Trophy Competition at Hinds Head BC, Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington. WN6 9RN. Gents One Day (32 entries) on Sunday 28th September 2014. Start Times at 11.00am; 11.45am; 12.30pm & 1.15pm. Entry Fee £6.00. Prize money (subject to 32 entries) w - £70; r/u - £40; sf - £20; qf - £10. Entries/ Enquiries to Keith Higham/01257-423999 or Jim Dawber/01257-452214. Thanks Chris. H.

10/09/14    Email from Andy Vurley, "Fox Lane B.C. have resurrected their Winter Bowling League and seeking 32 teams of 4 players (6 to be registered). The league will be played in the doubles format, with all games being 21 up played on Monday or Wednesday night   commencing 29th September, with cut-off for application being 15th September 2014. Mixed teams most welcome. All interested teams/players need to register with application form and payment of £120.00 per team ASAP. Get into top two of your division and your in the prize money. Fourteen weeks of bowling for all teams including food for entrants at end of each match night! For rules, regulations, further details and registration, please contact: Roy Atkinson on (01772) 451 300 or (Mobile) 07958 908 340. REGISTER ASAP - THERE ARE ONLY THREE (3) slots left for Monday night. PS. We are also considering a Social Winter Bowls membership for £20.00 to run from 1st October to 28th Feb 2015 if anyone interested. Can't play when weather bad or Winter League days (Mon/Wed). Regards, Andy Vurley - Secretary ( 07909-534885 ), Leyland Fox Lane Sports & Social Club, Leyland, PR25 1HB."  Thanks Chris. H.

09/09/14   From Neil Bithell, "Jimmy & Teddy Hickey Memorial Pairs Competition at the Ravine BC, Wigan. WN5 9HF. £15.00 Entry, limited to 32 pairs, prize fund £750.00. Winners - £240, R/Up - £150, Semi - £100, last 8 - £40. Qualifying rounds - Monday 13th October 6.15pm; Tuesday 14th October 6.15pm; Wednesday 15th October 6.15pm; Thursday 16th October 6.15pm. Final 8 on Saturday 18th October 5.30pm. (30mins practice before each session). Entries & enquiries to Neil Bithell/07877 208955 (after 6.00pm). Raffle and free food before the final." Thanks Chris. H.

01/09/14   Email from Chris Ellis, "AUGHTON INSTITUTE MIXED PAIRS FINAL. Last Eight; K & T. Kelly 21 v 12 B. Sumner & J. Alty; I. Grady & L. Hough 21 v 11 D. Fenney & Lisa Smith; M. Holding & L Ollerton 21 v 16 D. Mc Dermott & J. Gardner; A & J. Kenny 21 v 18 Sharon Jenkins & Neil. SEMI: K & T. Kelly  21 v 17 I. Grady & Linda Hough; M Holden & 21 v 06 Aiden & J Kenny. Final: Kath & Terry Kelly 12 v Mark Holden & Louise Ollerton  21. Thank you we managed £319 for Clatterbridge Oncology Unit." Thanks Chris. H.

09/08/14   Email from Pat Roscoe, "Varty Memorial competition. Singles comp with consolation Pairs. open to men and ladies at Bellingham Bowling Club on Saturday 23rd August at 10am. entry £4 per person sponsored prize money determined by entries. Entries to Pat Roscoe 01942 206634 mob 07779673587 by 18th Aug." Thanks Chris. H.

27/07/14   Email from Chris. Ellis, "David Molyneux won the Aughton Institute Open. We Have a Mixed Pairs on Aughton Institute in August, £556 prize money. Saturday 30 August 1.00pm or 6.00pm; Final 31 August 6.30pm. Winners £220, Runner up £112, Semi £56, Last Eight £28. All Proceeds from Raffle go to Clatterbridge Oncology Unit. Contact Chris Ellis 0151 282 5623  or  07799305463 for more information and entry." Thanks Chris. H.

18/07/14    Aubrey Fairclough re. Jack Atherton's funeral is on Thursday 24th July at St. Andrews Church, Springfield at 11.00am. Thanks Chris. H.

15/07/14    Sad news email from Aubrey Fairclough, "Unfortunately I have to inform you of the death of Jack Atherton from Wigan Subs Pensioners 'A' Team and Orrell League 'B' Team. I do not yet know the funeral arrangements." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

12/07/14    Email from Joyce Tattersall, "Blackburn & Darwen bowling leagues OPEN JUNIOR (18 years and Under) Competition at Corporation Park, Blackburn. BB1 8DN. On Saturday 9th August 11.00am start. Entry fee £2.00. Winners - £20; Runner-up £10; Semi-finalists £5. Refreshments available. Contact Jim Cunningham/01254-667581 or Joyce Tattersall/01254-396016." Thanks Chris. H.

08/07/14    Email from Chris. Ellis, "THE AUGHTON INSTITUTE,  Bold Lane, Aughton L39 6SG. INDIVIDUAL OPEN COMPETITION 21UP, ENTRY FEE  £8. Limited to 32. SATURDAY 19 JULY, 1.00pm   or  6.00pm. Practice - 12. 30.00pm & 5.30pm - draw number out on day. FINAL 6.30pm SUNDAY 20th JULY. Practice from 6.00pm. Winners £220, Runners Up £112, Semi’s £56, Last Eight £28. Prize money subject to entry. Entries To:- Chris Ellis, 0151 282 5623  or  07799305463, 86 Poverty Lane, Maghull, Merseyside.  L31 3DU." Thanks Chris. H.

29/05/14    Email from Brian Fairclough, "Funeral for Arnold Roughley is to be held at St. Pauls at 2.30pm on Friday 6th June." Thanks Chris. H.

26/05/14    Hilltops Sports & Social Club Open Bowling Handicap. £500 First Prize (Subject to Entries). Entry fee £15.00. To be played on Fridays & Sundays, 6.30pm start, 7.00pm Scratch. All games are 31 up. 1st & 2nd rounds on June 27th, 29th, July 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, & 20th. Last 16 Friday July 25th. Finals - last 8- Sunday July 27th starts at 5.30pm. To Enter, contact Eric Wood / 01204-694273. Thanks Chris. H.

24/05/14     Sad news. Informed by David Garswood that Arnold Roughley sadly died yesterday in hospital. Arnold was a stalwart at Newtown Conservative club and St. Pauls, promoting Crown Green Bowling with all ages. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

23/05/14  Burscough & Lathom Men's Bowling League under-18 merit competition. THIS COMPETITION IS FREE TO ENTER & OPEN TO BOTH BOYS & GIRLS AGED UNDER 18 ON 1ST APRIL 2014 WHO PLAY CROWN GREEN BOWLS. PLAYED ON ROUND ROBIN BASIS. PRACTICE FROM 12-30PM. ALL GAMES 15UP & PLAYED TO BCGBA RULES. WINNER & RUNNER-UP TO RECEIVE TROPHIES. To enter please send your Name, Address, Telephone No. and Date of Birth to the League Secretary, Mr Keith Robinson, 1a Barn Close, Mere Brow, Preston. PR4 6JW. or contact him on 07729-835130; email secretary@burscoughleague.org.uk. Thanks Chris. H.

12/05/14    WLCT sports development 14th Annual Wigan Borough Sports Awards. To nominate please visit http://www.wbsc.org.uk/2014-sports-awards/ for all information. Thanks Chris. H.

28/04/14    Email from Ian Beaveridge, "I am afraid I have some sad news. One of our bowlers Ronnie Bowler passed away on Monday. He will be cremated at Ince Crematorium on Thursday 1st May at 3:30 and then on to Newtown Conservative Club." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

18/04/14    Belated Email from Christine Ellis "Stewart MacKay Spring Pairs 6.45pm Saturday 12 April. Final Aughton Institute.

Ray Atkinson & Mike Wootten - Maghull

Aiden Kenny & Andie Howie - Liverpool

Jimmy Fagan & Dave Haskayne - Burscough

Terry Kelly & Steve Johnson - St Helens

Bill Griffiths & Neil Bithell - Wigan

Claire Butler & Phil Lee - Liverpool

Danny Finch & Timmy Hodge - Skelmersdale

Francis & Adam Pennington - Chester." Thanks Chris. H.

09/01/14    More sad news for the New Year. My good friends Terry Kenrick from St. Jude's B died last week; funeral is on Friday 10th Jan at St. Aidans. 9.30am. also Brother John Clough, past Chairman of the CMS League, funeral is on Wednesday 15th Jan at Our Lady's (Bryn) 10.00am and Kenneth Skidmore from Platt Bridge pensioners. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

30/09/13    Sad email from Andy Thomas, "My granddad Billy Hitchen has sadly past away this morning. He played for Ince Rose Bridge and was well know in the Wigan area. The funeral will take place at Wigan Crematorium in Lower Ince on Monday 7th October at 11:30am followed by the wake at Ince Rose Bridge straight after. Anyone who wishes to attend can and will be much appreciated." My deepest sympathies go to family and friends from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

20/09/13    Email from Christine Ellis, "THE AUGHTON INSTITUTE, Bold Lane, Aughton, present the 2014 STEWART MACKAY SPRING PAIRS, sponsored by Stewart MacKay Seeds, North West Sealants, Mooney & Everett Solicitors, Samuel Smith Brewers & Aughton Institute Club. Entry Fee £8.00 limited to 64 pairs. Practice – 6.45pm start - draw number out on the night. Monday 31st March; Tuesday  1st April; Wednesday 2nd April ; Thursday 3rd April. COME BACK 6.45pm TUESDAY 8th APRIL. FINAL 6.45pm  SATURDAY 12th APRIL. Prize money subject to entry; Winners £300; Runners Up £150; Semi’s £60; Last Eight £25 & Last Sixteen £10. Entries To:- Chris Ellis,   0151 282 5623  or  07799305463, 86 Poverty Lane, Maghull, Merseyside L31 3DU." Thanks Chris. H.

19/09/13    Sad email from David Holland, "To let you know Benny Draper sadly passed away in hospital on Thursday Sept. 12th. Benny organised the John Morgan Floodlit pairs comp. over a number of years  at  Newtown Conservative Club. His funeral is on Thursday Sept. 26th at Wigan Crematorium 11.00am. After at Newtown Conservative Club." Benny was always helping out at Newtown Cons; competitions, helping to teach the school-children especially the handicapped and was always there even when he was not at the best of health. He will be sadly missed.  My deepest sympathies go to family and friends from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

15/09/13    Email from Neil Bithell, "Jimmy and Teddy Hickey memorial pairs; this comp is now full, was filled in 10days, thanks to everyone for the response. I am currently taking reserves for this so if u would like to be placed on the reserve list then please give me a call on 07877208955 Neil Bithell. Here are the runners and riders, please note this is not the draw, the draw will be made on the night. Anyone who is unable to attend please let me know asap. All dates are 6.15pm  start. Monday Oct 7th: D mayers & j belshaw- golborne; A Taylor & partner - pemberton; J heyes & j worsick- golborne; S else & m topping- Ince; K Robinson & b griffiths- wigan; H birch & j Wilson- billinge; M gartside & a rolls- St. Helens; A topping & partner- Ince. Tues 8th Oct. a gartside & j Ashcroft- St. Helens; C Cooke & p winrow- pemberton; D Morrison & partner- Warrington; D & D Heaton - wigan; P marrow & m Horton- wigan; L wells & s brown - Warrington; J atherton & a Cowley- wigan; D miller & I young- pemberton. Wed 9th Oct. J marrow @ g hulse - wigan; M heap & b speed - wigan; P clegg & I Dennis- golborne; N shaw & l stringfellow- Bryn; J Barlow & j carney- orrell; C moody & m Lundy- abram; T moody & p Holmes - abram; K young & partner- Ince; Thurs 10th Oct. W Harrison & d tabenar- wigan; K Sinclair & c hook- pemberton; G chadwick & p Harris- westhoughton; B simm & partner - Bryn; I Grady & c birchall - skemersdale; D oliver & partner - wigan; M Britton & s Mather- wigan; D Watkins & partner- aspull. Final night sat 12th Oct 5.30pm.thanks, Neil." Thanks Chris. H.

04/09/13    Email from John Owen, "Carlsberg-Tetley Saturday League Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday the 28 November 2013 commencing at 8.00 p.m. in the Ravine Club. Premier Division Cup Final played 1 September at the Ravine between North Ashton Village Club and the Pagefield was won by Pagefield." Thanks Chris. H.

29/08/13    Email from Neil Bithell, "Jimmy and Teddy Hickey memorial pairs, To be held at the Ravine club, Pemberton, Wigan. WN5 9HF. Play, Monday 7th Oct; Tues 8th; Wed 9th; Thurs 10th: All 6.15pm start. Final 8 on Sat Oct12th at 5.30pm. £600 in prize money, £200 for winners, expected to fill quickly. Entry to Neil Bithell on 07877-208955 after 6pm." Thanks Chris. H.

03/08/13    Mark's funeral is at Holy Family RC Church on Thursday 8th August at 2.00pm. They will be going to the Crematorium and then to the Bucks Head Hotel. Chris. H.

29/07/13    Really Sad news. My good friend and colleague Mark Calter died this morning. My deepest sympathies go to Jean, family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

28/07/13    Email from Roy Welsby, "BUCKS HEAD TRIPLES-   GOOD PRIZE-MONEY! £15 per team- 4 teams, with 1 qualifier each day, Sat. Aug.3 and Sat. Aug.10, 6p.m. practice, 6.30p.m.start. Sun. Aug.4 and Sun. Aug.11, 2pm. practice, 2.30pm. start. Semis and Final, Sat. Aug. 24, 6pm. practice, 6 30pm. start. Food available. Entries contact Michael Heap-07423-585022." Thanks Chris. H.

17/07/13    Email from Dave Shaw, "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Gordon Ellis died on Sunday evening. Gordon was a member of various Garswood Hall teams and will be sadly missed by us. In earlier years Gordon bowled for the Heinz team." My deepest sympathies go to family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

12/07/13    Email from Brian Mc Kevitt, "Carlsberg Bellingham comp. On each Saturday and Sunday until 4th August. Finals night Sunday 11th August." Thanks Chris. H.

10/07/13    Email from David Holland, "The John Morgan Floodlit pairs competition  held in late September at Newtown Conservative Club, Wigan,  will not be held this year. The club and the bowling section would like to thank Benny & Kath Draper for all their work in  organising this competition over the years. Also we would like to thank all bowlers  who have entered and supported this event and to all the sponsors  and  spectators  who have supported us over the years. D.J.Holland , Club  Secretary." Thanks Chris. H.

27/06/13    Email from Jenny Ramsdale and Congratulations and picture from Moreen Price. "Congratulations to the ladies from Wigan who bowled for Greater Manchester county vets team in the BCGBA county vets competition at Severnsides bowling club in Shrewsbury. They won it in style beating Dudley and District in the final. All bowled superbly all day. Well done the golden girls." Thanks Chris. H.

21/06/13    A friend has just started on her own as a Travel Counsellor. I can highly recommend her. Check out her website. www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/clare.owens or email clare.owens@travelcounsellors.com or call Clare 01257-752510. For all your holiday bookings. Thanks Chris. H.

19/06/13    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "Wigan Subscription 2013 Junior Classic, starts Saturday 22/6 @ 6.15pm. Game 1; Daniel Jeffries v Ben Walmsley (Lancs Junior Merit Winner). Game 2; Ruth Mason v Jamie Hankin. Game 3; Alex Chivers v Ryan Ashcroft. Game 4; Jack Haywood v Stephen Molyneux. Sunday 23/6 @ 6.15pm. Game 1; Jordan McDermott v Alistair Adams. Game 2; Alex Power v Matthew Gatley. Game 3; Jack Marrow (Lancs Junior Merit Finalist) v Jordan Clegg. Game 4; Laura Consterdine v Ryan Walters." Thanks Chris. H.

05/06/13    Email from Keith Robinson, "Harold Winrow Memorial (draw out of the hat) Round Robin Pairs men and women Sunday 23rd June 11-30 start at Alexandra Park. Homester's don’t play together. £5 per person. Contact Paul Winrow 07960930783 Or Keith Robinson 07528432434." Thanks Chris. H.

29/05/13    Hilltops Sports & Social Club Open Bowling Handicap 2013; £500 First Prize (subject to Entries). To be played on Friday and Sunday, 6.30pm start, 7.00pm Scratch. Entry fee £15.00 all games 31 up. 1st & 2nd rounds to be played on June 28th - 30th; July 5th - 7th - 12th - 14th - 19th - 21st. Last 16 Friday July 26th at 6.30pm. Final day, Last 8 Sunday July 28th at 5.30pm. Entries to Eric Wood on 01204-694273. Thanks Chris. H.

20/05/13    GARSWOOD HALL MIXED PAIRS competition to be played on the smaller green. £560.00 prize money. 32 pairs @ £10 per pair. (All cheques payable to Garswood Hall Bowling Club.) Draw made on the night. Qualifying dates - Play 2 Rounds; Saturday 13th & 20th July; Sunday 14th & 21st July. 6.00pm practice, 6.30pm start. Final day on Saturday 27th July; 5.30pm practice, 6.00pm start. (Prize money subject to full entry) Winners-£200, Losing Finalists-£120, Losing Semi-finalists-£60 and Last 8 Losers-£30. To enter contact Nicky Shaw on 07900-315274. Thanks Chris. H.

26/04/13    Text from Damian Morrison, "£620.00 Tetley Walker’s Pairs Competition. Warrington Dates 31st August & 1st September, Finals 7th September. All 12.00pm starts. Entry fee is £15.00. Contact Damian Morrison on 07581-474434". Thanks Chris. H.

18/04/13   Email from Brian Rigby, "NEW LONGTON BOWLING CLUB, Windsor Avenue - New Longton, Nr Preston – Lancashire - PR4 4JL. Tel: 07582049473. Affiliated and Approved by B.C.G.B.A. Invite entries to the New LONGTON Open Singles  July 2013. Total Prize Money £1,350 (Subject to entries). 64 entries at £15.00. Winner to receive £500.00 Prize money paid to last 16. Nights of play: Monday 29th & Tuesday 30 th July, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd August. 16 Bowlers Per Night – Win 2 for Finals Day. Every night – 6.00pm Practice  -  6.30pm Start. FINALS DAY Saturday 3rd August 1.00pm start. To book your place contact: Brian Rigby Tel:   01772 613858 (Home) or 07802 916779 (Mobile). Cheques made payable to: Brian Rigby, 12 The Close, New Longton, Preston. PR4 4XH. (Enclosed S.A.E. for receipt/confirmation of entry)." Thanks Chris. H.

05/04/13    Email from Gary Nelson, "Maurice Lenagan's funeral will be at St Francis Kitt Green next Tuesday 9th April at 11.00am." Thanks Chris. H.

02/04/13    Email from Roy Welsby, "Hello Chris, Willie Harrison and Nicky Shaw won the Brian Dukes Pairs, at the Bucks Head in dramatic fashion, turning a resting toucher against, into a four, and winning a thrilling final 21-20 against the unlucky Ernie Storey and Martin Woods. The real heroes however, were all the players and supporters, who turned up, night after night, in the "Siberian" conditions, on behalf of the Bucks Head, many thanks for your support. Regards, Roy W." Thanks for the update. Chris. H.

01/04/13    Email from Gary Nelson; "It is with great sadness to inform you that Maurice Lenagan died late on Thursday night. Maurice bowled for many years for St Francis bowling club in the Church and Orrell leagues and was one of the founder members of the St Francis bowling club, being secretary for a number of years. He will be sadly missed throughout local bowling and especially by all the members of St Francis bowling club. Deepest sympathies to Dot and all the family." My deepest sympathies go to family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

26/03/13    Email from Ian Beaveridge "Just to confirm that my dad's funeral is on April 5th at 10:45 at Trinity Methodist Church, Orrell". Thanks Chris. H.

22/03/13    More Sad news. Derek Beaveridge died recently. Derek played for Wigan Hospice along with his son, Ian and grandsons James and Andrew. His funeral is to be arranged and I will provide details on the website. My deepest sympathies go to family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

21/03/13    Friday Night Orrell League Division 1 fixtures incorrect in handbook. My apologies to the teams in the above. I have messed up in the handbook. The team table for the 1st division requires modification. Pagefield should be 6 and Ravine should be 7 (Alphabetical order). If this modification is completed the fixtures will then match with the fixtures on the web site. Sorry for the error. Chris. H.

21/03/13    Email from Roy Welsby. "Brian Jukes Pairs at Bucks Head, Abram, starts Mon. March 25th continuing on Tues.26,Wed.27 and Thurs.28,with the Final on  Easter Monday, still has a few vacancies, on each night,6.30p.m. practise,7p.m. start. Good prize-money, to enter ring pub,01942-863704,drawn on night." Thanks Chris. H.

20/03/13    Sad news Tom Gill, he was 100 years of age, died last Friday. He will be sadly missed by all at Hinds Head BC and the Robin Park indoor bowling fraternity. His funeral is at Crooke Methodist Church on Friday 22nd March at 1.30pm. My deepest sympathies go to family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

08/02/13    Email from Jimmy Glover "Could you please put this comp on your website; Tyldesley Subscription Bowling Club Spring Pairs Competition, Monday 18th March - first 8 pairs - 6.45pm start. Tuesday 19th March - second 8 pairs - 6.45pm start. Wednesday 20th March - third 8 pairs - 6.45pm start. Thursday 21st March - fourth 8 pairs - 6.45pm start. Draw at 6.30pm and then 2 games per session. Finals Day- Friday 22nd March. Entry fee £15.00 per pair. Prize Money £15, £40, £100 and £240 for winners. Contact Norman Bennett on 01942-879412 / 07530-766506 or Joanne Williamson on 07970-065836 after 6.00pm." Thanks Chris. H.

07/02/13    Email from Eve Martland "Please put on your site the following information, we have not filled this competition on the early slot of 10:00am. Standish St Wilfrid’s Bowling Club, Open Mixed Pairs Competition will take place on Sunday 14 April 2013. There are places remaining. Entrance Fee is £8.00 per pair. Anyone interested can they please contact Frank or Eve Martland on 01257 424082. Many Thanks." Thanks Chris. H.

07/02/13    Email from Val Bonikowski. "Can You help us at all in 2013. Think Ahead Stroke Group offers help to Stroke Survivors, their families and carers across Wigan and Leigh to improve the quality of their lives by providing friendship, information, advice and education together with opportunities for interaction with other members by organising outings, respite breaks and appropriate social activities. We have a large group of members (60-70) who meet twice a month in the afternoon at St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley and my task is to find new and exciting activities for them to watch or participate in. Perhaps using our venue as a practice session for your group for 45 minutes to an hour maximum, could this be something you could help me with? I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Val Bonikowski, Activities Co-ordinatorThink Ahead Community Stroke Group. Registered Charity No: 1128934. 28 Leigh Street, Wigan, WN1 3BE  |  Tel: 01942 824 888  |  www.think-ahead.org.uk . Thanks Chris. H.

06/02/13    Email from Bill Parkinson. "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Bill Winstanley  a bowler with Bispham d and Orrell Post in the churches league also a very keen spectator at many local bowling competitions along with his wife Joan especially at the Waterloo. Bill will be sorely missed throughout local bowling. God bless him. His funeral is on Friday 15th February at Orrell Methodists Church at 9.45am." My deepest sympathies go to family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

08/01/13    Email from David Hopper " Bowlers wanted for Carlsberg Tetley North Saturday League. Lamberhead Green Working Men's Club are looking for bowlers, home green Pemberton Conservative Club. If you are interested in playing for this club please contact Dave Hopper on 01942 200666." Thanks Chris. H.

02/12/12    Teddy's funeral is on Wednesday 5th December at St. Andrews. 1.30pm. Email from Shaun Hickey "friends are welcome to the wake after the funeral which will be held at Bellingham bowling club". Thanks Chris. H.

25/11/12    More sad news today, Kevin Young phoned to say that Teddy Hickey died today. I have known Teddy for a long time and will miss him, especially giving me lessons on the Pagefield. My deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

25/11/12    Sad news for various teams in the last couple of months; email from Frank Wellings ' I  wish to report the death of Brian Douglas who bowled for Whitehall, St. Bernadette's.' ; email from Pat Grundy ' Eileen Brookes from Bispham B and Donald Green an ex-headmaster and chairman of ORRELL YMCA Bowling club.' Recent phone call from Ernie Sinclair reporting the sad demise of Derek Pilkington from Mesnes Park A'. My deepest sympathies go to all the families and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H. 

25/10/12    I have a new baby grand-daughter Ivy Rose Higham born 9.33pm. 7lbs-8oz. Congratulations to Mark, Lucy and Olivia Higham.

30/08/12    Updates on recent competitions. Wigan & District CMS League played Sunday 26th August 2012. Higham Cup won by St. John's 'B' over St. Oswald's and Carmelite Cup won by Holy Family beat St. Cuthbert's 'A' in a really tight final at Shevington Con Club. Thanks to all the organisers, helpers, spectators and venues for providing their time and considerable efforts to complete their finals. Thanks Chris. H.

28/08/12    Bellingham Bowling Club Ladies 2 Pair Teams 2012. 16 Teams Of 4 Ladies ( 2 Pairs ).  Monday 1st To Thursday 4th  October. Starting At 6.30pm. Semi & Final Friday 5th October. £12 Per Team. Please contact Pat Roscoe/01942-206634 for more info. Thanks Chris. H.

28/08/12    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "A barbecue for Junior bowlers from Lancashire and their Family & Friends is to be held at Wigan Subscription Bowling Club on Saturday 1st September from 1pm. Pay on the day £5 per person which includes an all you can eat barbecue. There will be a junior bowling competition in the afternoon. Please contact Andrew Molyneux (07891478940) if you plan to go, so that an idea of numbers can be known." Thanks Chris. H.

21/08/12    Here's some updates on recent competition Finals: Lancashire Veterans Team Championship was won by Bellingham BC; Lancashire Team Champion of Champions won by Holts Arms 'A'; Lancashire Team Championship won by Garswood Hall 'A'; Wigan Borough Pensioners Cup Final won By Wigan Subscription 'A'; Saturday League Premier Division Cup Final won by North Ashton Village Club. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the players and teams for entering the competitions. Thanks to all the organisers, helpers, spectators and venues for providing their time and considerable efforts to complete their tournaments. Thanks Chris. H.

21/08/12    Email from Hilda Jones, "Chorley Borough Bowls Forum Charity Competition on 7th October 2012. Venue Coronation Recreation Starts at 12.00pm. Green 1 Ladies – All money will go to breast cancer awareness. Green 2 Men – All money will go to testicular cancer research. There is a maximum of 40 Bowlers on Each Green. Entrance Fee £3 per Person to book please ring 01257 267505. Competition will consist of 3 games of 12 ends, Pot Luck Pairs; Winners will have maximum points scored in total games. Please donate for prizes, raffle and tombola. For further information please ring 01257 792751". Thanks Chris. H.

17/08/12    2012 Preston Guild Crown Green Bowling Competitions at Moor Park, Preston. Top prize money for Gents, Ladies and Juniors. Finals day for all comps is Sunday 9th September. For entry fees, start dates and venues contact K. Dears/01772-497555 or Jim Dawber/01257-452214. Thanks Chris. H.

15/08/12    More sad news, Bill Harrison died last week. Bill was a long time bowler for Shevington Conservative Club and was once Secretary. His funeral is on Monday 20th August at St. Anne's, Shevington @ 1.00pm. My deepest sympathies go to Steve & Julie and all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

07/08/12    Information from Peter Birkett "Ian Morley's funeral is on Monday 13th August @ 2.00pm at Orrell, St. Lukes, Lodge Road, Orrell. WN5 7AT. " Thanks Chris. H.

05/08/12    Email from Trevor Gaskell, "The Final of the Wigan and District Workshops Bowling Leagues KO-Cup was played last Thursday evening. The match between N.C.B. & Garswood Hall  was a close contest, with only 4 points (without the handicap)  being the difference after the first 4 games had been completed. The result including the handicap was a win for N.C.B by 163 to 153. The League wish to thank Bispham Hall Bowling Club for the use of the green and its excellent facilities. Trevor Gaskell  --- Chairman / Secretary." Thanks Chris. H.

05/08/12    Very sad news, good friend and bowler Ian Morley died this morning. Ian was captain/delegate/enthusiastic helper for Holts Arms 'A' and Hinds Head, always had a grin and people will never forget his distinctive laugh. Wherever Ian went he made long term friends and was welcomed at numerous pubs and clubs throughout the Country including the Highlands & Islands. He will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

05/08/12    Email from John Owen, "Results from the Tommy Baxter Pairs Competition held Saturday 4 August @ Ravine Club - 20 pairs competed in a round robin format i.e. 4 groups of 5 teams. Semi-finals; North Ashton Village Club 13  Heinz 7:  Bispham Hall 13  St Judes 10.

Final; North Ashton Village Club 13  Bispham Hall 9". Thanks Chris. H.

04/08/12    Email from Roy Welsby "The Bucks Head August Pairs, are being played on Saturdays and Sundays, throughout the month, have 4 slots still available on Sat. August 11, at 6.30p.m. Good prize-money, Semis and Final, Sun. August 26, time to be arranged. Entries and details from Ian Dennis on 07739-139034". Thanks Chris. H.

04/08/12    Email from Hilda Jones "CHORLEY & DISTRICT JUNIOR BOWLING LEAGUE, Doubles Competition. 1 Senior and 1 Junior (pair), Junior age 16 or under. Sunday 2nd September 2012. The Venue is Coronation Recreation Ground and St Mary's Bowling Greens. Start time 11.00am. Round Robin format, Grouped in age bands. Entrance fee £2.00 each person, (£4.00 per pair). All money after costs will go to Derian House. Will entrants please provide raffle prizes so we can raise more money? To enter please send details to Hilda Jones, 220 Preston Road, Coppull, Chorley. PR7 5EB. 01257-792751; or email: hilda.jones@btinternet.com" Thanks Chris. H.

04/08/12    Email from John Jarvis "Sorry its late but attached are the details for this years floodlit pairs at Kensington House BC,

Famous Grouse Autumn Floodlit Open Pairs Competition, Wednesday 19th September to Saturday 29th September. Entry Fee is £15.00 pair. 64 Entries – Prize Money for Last 16, £500 Winner, £200 Runner-up. Qualifying 8 pairs per night 7.00pm start. 6.30pm Practice.

                       Wednesday 19th September                     Monday  24th September

                       Thursday 20th September                          Tuesday  25th September

                       Friday 21st September                                Thursday 27th September

                       Saturday 22nd September                          Friday 28th September

Finals on Saturday 29th September 2.30pm Start - Practice from 1.30pm

To enter call 0151 527 2762 leave details including preferred dates and contact number on answer-phone or by post to:- Competitions Secretary, Kensington House Sports Club, 12 Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF. Cheques made payable to Kensington House sports club." Thanks Chris. H.

23/07/12    Email from David Holland, "Newtown & Central Conservative Club, THE 2012 JOHN MORGAN FLOODLIT PAIRS BOWLING COMPETITION.    1st Rd.            2nd Rd

MONDAY           24th   SEPT   -    RETURN   MON   OCT 1st

TUESDAY          25th   SEPT   -    RETURN   MON   OCT 1st

WEDNESDAY   26th   SEPT    -    RETURN   TUES OCT 2nd

THURSDAY      27th   SEPT     -   RETURN   TUES   OCT 2nd

         3rd   &  Q/Final  (winners will play twice  on return night )





 CONTACT BENNY DRAPER ON WIGAN (01942) 207083." Thanks Chris. H.

04/07/12   Email from Andrew Molyneux, "Results from the Wigan Subscription Junior Classic; Daniel Mayers 31 beat Matthew Gatley 20." Thanks Chris. H.

28/06/12   Email from John Owen, "The Saturday League Pairs competition held at Garswood Hall on the 23 June was won by David Unsworth & Geoff Foster representing North Ashton Village Club." Thanks Chris. H.

17/05/12   Orrell League Individual Merit cancelled due to lack of support. Dates Monday 4th June and Friday 8th June are now free dates and can be used for Cup or League rounds. Thanks Chris. H.

15/05/12    Preston Guild 2012 Crown Green Bowling Competitions in September. Ladies Wade Trophy, 1st prize £200. Starts Friday 31st August; finals on Sunday 9th September on Moor Park. Juniors Competition, 1st prize £100. A one day competition on Sunday 9th September on Moor Park. Contact Ken Dears/01772-497555 or Jim Dawber/01257-452214 for more details of both competitions. Thanks Chris. H.

15/05/12    Email from Pat Roscoe "Greater Manchester ladies playing South Derbyshire ladies in Derby on Sunday 27th May 2012. A coach is going from Wigan and any supporters will only be charged £5. Please contact Pat Roscoe 01942 206634." Thanks Chris. H.

10/05/12    WANTED - Indoor Bowling Teams - 5 Players /team for Friday Afternoons 12.45 - 4.15pm at Wigan Leisure Centre, starting September 21st 2012 until March 8th 2013. £10.00 registration fee, £15.00 per Team each week. If interested please call Gordon Farrell/01942-238480 for more information. Thanks Chris. H.

10/05/12    Sad news email from Mark Calter " Gordon Wall died recently. He had been connected with Abram bowls for a very long time although never played for Holy Family. The funeral is tomorrow at the Good Shepard Mission,  Lily Lane,  Bamfurlong, at 2-00pm."  Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

30/04/12    Email from William Crawshaw "As part of Eccleston BC centenary celebrations we have arranged an exhibition match for Friday 25th May. Contact W Graham Crawshaw/01257-453227 for more details." Thanks Chris. H.

19/04/12    Email from Mark Calter "Sad news; Bernard Lunn has passed away, he played for us Holy Family, also Abram Pensioners A  and Platt Bridge in the Hindley League. Bernard's funeral is on the 24th Tuesday morning at 10.30 at Wigan Crematorium. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

13/04/12    Email from David Taylor "The thirteenth Wigan Subs Classic 2012 (Wigan Subscription Club, Park Crescent West, Wigan). Spectators are welcome (£1 admission each evening of bowling ) and dates to note are: Rounds 1 & 2 - Saturdays & Sundays 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th May, 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th June (6.15pm start). Two qualify each evening for Round 3 Rounds 3 & 4 - Saturday & Sunday June 16th & 17th (6.15pm start). Two qualify each evening for the Semi-Finals The semi-finals & final will be held on Sunday, July 1st, with a 6.30pm start. Thanks Chris. H.

12/04/12    Wigan Borough Pensioners League- Great Acre 'B' have resigned from the league due to lack of bowlers. I have adjusted the fixtures in the C Division to show them as a BYE. Chris. H.

04/04/12    JUNIOR DOUBLES COMPETITION at Coppull Conservative Club on Sunday 29th April starts at 10.00am. Contact Marion Gallatley, 27 Roe Hey Drive, Coppull, Chorley. PR7 4PU. Further inquiries to Hilda Jones 01257-792751.

28/03/12    Email from Roy Welsby "Tony Dean and George Chadwick won the Brian Duke Pairs, beating John Heathcote and Ian Turner 21-9 in the final, after beating Mark Britton and Bill Griffiths 21-17 in their semi, Heathcote/Turner defeated Nicky Shaw/Willy Harrison 21-20 in their exciting semi, the games were watched by a good crowd on a lovely evening, with the green running really well, thanks to the "ground staff"." Thanks for the updates Chris. H.

25/03/12    For Sale " Set of 4 Blocks (Black) for £50.00." Contact Alf Keavewey on 01942-511929. Thanks Chris. H.

16/03/12   "Email to confirm details of the Wigan Subscription Junior Classic Invitation 2012. It is an invitation event for boys and girls who are 17 or under on 1st January 2012. All games will be 31 up with all competitors off 5 start. The first and second rounds will be played on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 6:15 pm start. (8 playing down to 2 on each evening). The semi finals and final will
be played on Saturday 30th June 6:15 pm start. NB. the Wigan Subscription senior last 4 will be played the following day on Sunday 1st July. The entrants have been invited from Lancashire and surrounding counties and are all junior county bowlers. Venue: Wigan Subscription Bowling Green Ltd. Park Crescent West, Wigan WN1 1SA. Thanks Andrew Molyneux." Thanks Chris. H.

16/03/12   Email "Standish St Wilfrid’s Open Mixed Pairs Competition on Sunday April 15, there are four places to fill these are 2 @ 10:00am, 1@ 12noon and 1@ 1pm. The competition is completed in one day, cost is £8 per pair. Many Thanks Eve Martland." Thanks Chris. H.

16/03/12   I am Chairman of the Burscough British Legion Bowling Club, I am hoping that you would circulate our competition that will be run in September 2012. Thanks John Marriott.

NDH Gardening Services. 32 OPEN PAIRS Handicap; at Burscough Legion Bowling Club, Station Approach, Burscough. Entrance fee £12 per pair.

Male pair scratch – Mixed pair  +1 – Female pair  +2. 10am  or  1pm Saturday     1st  September  2012; 10am  or  1pm Sunday         2nd  September  2012; Final eight pairs – 11am  Saturday  15th  September  2012. Draw to take place at each session   (Scratch when called) Total prize money £560 (Subject to entry) Winners - £220 Runners up - £120 Losing Semi-Finalists - £60 Losing Quarter Finalists – £25. Prior payment Guarantees confirmation of entry. Cheques payable to L&B.R.B.L.B.C. Send Chq to- Mrs L Marriott, 272 Liverpool Road South, Burscough, Lancs, L40 7TD. For directions to the Green and to reserve an entry, contact Tel No 01704 893557    Mobile No. 07810697177. You can also E Mail your entry request to: johnlesley@uwclub.net . Thanks Chris. H.

16/03/12   Email Rebecca Cunliffe "Bellingham men’s spring open pairs" Sponsored by: Tru Line Construction…Limited to 32 pairs @ £12 per pair. First two rounds to be played on: *Monday 26th  March 2012* *Tuesday 27th  March 2012* *Wednesday 28th  March 2012* *Thursday 29th  March 2012* at 6:30pm. Practice starts at 6:00pm. Finals Night is *Friday 30th  March 2012* Start At 6:00pm. Practice at 5:30pm. Thanks Chris. H.

16/03/12   Email "Joey Belshaw advised me to get in touch as we are in our 7th annual Brian Jukes Memorial pairs is about to start and we have a few spare slots available for anyone wanting to enter.

I was wondering if you could advertise on the forum and/or if you knew of anyone interested.

Entry is £10 a pair and the event is run as such. Held at The Bucks Head, Abram

8 Pairs each evening of Monday 19th March through to Thursday 22nd March – 6.30pm Practice 7pm start (Although we will get under way earlier if everyone in agreement). Draw done on the night

21 up with the winners of the first round playing again that night, 2 qualifiers each evening.  

Qtr finals Friday 23rd March 6pm Practice 6.30pm start; 1 game. 

Semi & Final Monday 23rd March 6.30pm practice 7pm start. 

£320 prize money minimum on offer (Could be more if we fill the event as my family put extra in).

Many Thanks Andy Jukes - Mobile 07540 798053" Thanks Chris. H.

16/03/12   Email "Tony Jenks, who played for St. Matthews “C” team, sadly passed away last Thursday 8th March after bravely fighting a long illness.  Tony played for the team over a long period of time and was always willing to help the team even when feeling unwell. He was captain when I joined and offered much assistance to me when I took over. He enjoyed in-door bowling at St. Matthews and all involved with the club at Highfield will miss him very much. His funeral will be at St. Matthews 16th March 11.30 am. Colin Pattison." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

21/02/12    Email from John Marriott "I am Chairman of the Burscough British Legion Bowling Club, I am hoping that you would advertise our 32 Open Pairs Handicap that will be run in September 2012. Total Prize Money £560.00." For more info contact John email johnlesley@uwclub.net or tel. 01704-893557/ 07810-697177. Thanks Chris. H.

21/02/12    Email from Eve Martland "Standish St Wilfrid’s Open Mixed Pairs Competition on Sunday April 15, there are four places to fill these are at 2 @ 10:00am, 1@ 12noon and 1@ 1pm. The competition is completed in one day, cost is £8 per pair." Thanks Chris. H.

13/01/12   Sad news from Roy Thomason "It is with regret that Malcolm Toothill from Mr Earls Bowling Club, Passed away Sunday 8th Jan 2012. After a short illness. His funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th Jan @ Ince Parish at 11.30am."  Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.
24/12/11   Sad news from Paul Roberts "Alec Hurst, who bowled for many years for Orrell Post Methodists as well as for Bispham and St. James, died on 20th December, aged 77. He will be remembered by many bowlers, especially those who play in the Protestant Churches League. Alec was an excellent bowler and was always well-respected both by team-mates and opponents. I always found his advice and support very helpful when I started competitive bowling in Wigan in 1996. A PE teacher who taught at John Rigby College, Alec was a good all-round sportsman and was the captain of Orrell R.U.F.C 1st team for 15 years. His funeral will take place on Friday 30th December at St. James RC  Church in Orrell at 10.45 am. Our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time are with his wife Anne, his daughter Rachel and son Michael, and his brother -in - law, John, who is the current captain of the Orrell Post A team. Paul L. Roberts." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

24/12/11    From Pat Roscoe "Hi all at SHEVIBOWLS, thought you may like to see what we get up to on our bowling holidays in Tunisia  Bowling In Tunisia 2011 Pictures Cheers Pat Roscoe." Thanks for the insight, Chris. H.

24/10/11    Email from Pat Grundy "Marion's funeral is on Friday 28th 1-30pm at St Helens crematorium then St Marys Birchley." Thanks Chris. H.

24/10/11    Sad News email "Marion Jones, Pemberton Cons Club died on Friday 21st, in her sleep. She was at St Mary's Billinge on Thursday doing her usual annual Winter bowls Round Robin, so it came as quite a shock for all who knew her and also for those who were with her the day before, and none more than for her husband Eric. I have no knowledge of any arrangements as yet as everything is up the wall as you can well imagine and will try and let you know when I find out. Brian Duffy." Marion will be missed by all the bowling community, she was always willing to help anyone. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends; from all at LCCGBA & SHEVIBOWLS. Chris. H.

01/10/11   Results from September: 4th Sunday - Orrell Monday Night League Cup Finals @ St. Matthews (Highfield) won by Wigan Subs 'B' & Bispham Hall 'A'. 8th Thursday - Wigan Borough Pensioners Team Knockout Cup Final @ St. Patricks won by Leigh BC. 11th Sunday - Orrell Friday Night League Cup Finals @ Holts Arms, won by Wigan Subs 'D' & Ravine 'B'. 22nd Thursday - Percy Tonge Pairs @ Newtown Cons. won by Sheila Speed & Pat Roscoe beat Danny Miller & John Hill. 24th Saturday - Free Churches Trophy @ St. Patricks, Wigan. retained by the CMS League. Thanks to all bowlers and clubs Chris. H.

26/09/11    Yesterday the CMS League held the Chairman's & Presentation day at St. Patricks, Wigan. A great day with a good turn-out of bowlers, 18 pairs. Trophy was won by Anthony Longshaw & Steve Ashworth (St. Aidans) beating Kevin Johnson & Keith Robinson (St. Cuthbert's). Thanks to all at St. Patricks for providing an excellent venue, Christine and her bar staff always a pleasure and special thanks to Jimmy Whyte and his wife for the buffet which was appreciated by all. The day was a great success. See Photo Gallery. Thanks Chris. H.

26/09/11    Email from Trevor Gaskell "On Thursday 22nd September, the Wigan and District Workshops Bowling League, held the Final of its Percy Tonge Pairs Competition at Newtown Conservative Club. The finals night followed 4 nights of qualification on the same green. The Final was won by Sheila Speed and Pat Roscoe ( Garswood Hall ) who beat Danny Miller and John Hill ( Heinz "A" ). The League wish to thank Newtown Conservatives Bowling Club for the use of the green and the help and assistance by its members. Immediately following the final the League held its Presentation evening in the Function room of the Conservative Club, and a good night was had by all present. The League wish to thank the committee of the Conservative Club for the use of its facilities etc. At the request of David Wilkes (Royal Mail) people present where asked if they would make a donation to help send 4 year old Emma Hoolin ( who is suffering with an aggressive stomach tumour) to the children's hospital in PHILADELPHIA, USA, A sum of £180 was collected, thanks to all. Further details of the appeal and how donations can be made for Emma can be found on two websites - www.emmahoolin.co.uk and www.justgiving.com/hope4emma - also collecting boxes are being put in newsagents shops, and the front page of the Wigan Observer ( September 20th) carried an article, outlining full details. I would urge anyone reading this to give what ever they can to help little Emma. Many thanks Trevor Gaskell -- Workshops League - Chairman/ Secretary." Thanks for the information Chris. H.

24/09/11    The Free Churches trophy was retained by the CMS League and thanks to St. Patricks for their generous hospitality. Chairmen Ken Moffitt (Wigan Churches) and Kevin Johnson (Wigan CMS) always endeavour to make this day a celebration of the bowling fraternity in the Wigan Area. Thanks Chris. H.

24/09/11    Sad news. Neil Parr bowler with Shevi Cons 'D' team died in a motorcycle accident. Deepest sympathies go out to all family and friends, from Jean and myself and all at SHEVIBOWLS. His funeral is on Friday 30th September at Charnock Richard Crematorium, 12.00pm and afterwards at The Waters Edge, Appley Bridge. Chris. H.

18/09/11    Enquiry emailed to me can anyone help? "My name is Pete Harvey.  I was a bowling member of Ince Rosebridge Bowls Club from Higher Ince between 2002 and 2006, but I now live and work in Somerset, so I'm limited to perusing the web to check out the fortunes of teams I've played for over the years. I visit your website frequently to check out the players and results, and back when I lived in Ince, Rosebridge had teams in the CMS league and the Carlsberg Tetley Saturday League, amongst others.  I've noticed recently that they seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth.  I can't find any reference to them in any league anywhere. Any idea what's happened to them? Kind Regards Pete". Thanks Chris. H.

13/09/11    Results from last months competitions:-

21st Sunday - Lancashire Team Championships Final @ Bolton Cricket Club won by Garswood Hall 'A'.

27th Saturday - Lancashire Centenary Pairs @ Garswood Labour Club won by Sheila Speed & Fred Anderton.

28th Sunday - CMS League Higham Cup Final @ St. Aidan's won by St. Patrick's 'B'.

28th Sunday - CMS League Carmelite Cup Final @ St. Patricks won by Holy Family.

A big thanks to all clubs that allowed us to use their venues & facilities.  See photo gallery for pictures from the events. Thanks Chris. H.

29/08/11    Yesterday Sunday 28th the Wigan & District CMS League had their Cup Finals.  11.00am  @ St. Aidans The Higham Cup was won By St. Patrick's 'B' who beat Sacred Heart 'A'. The green was 'flying' and we were all well looked after by Ray & Mavis Brewis. Thanks for your hospitality. 2.00pm @ St. Patrick's The Carmelite Cup was won by Holy Family who beat St. Benedict's 'B' in a boisterous match. A great atmosphere was provided by both teams and the green was in great condition to provide tight games between the teams. Thanks to St. Patrick's for providing the venue, always a pleasure to visit. The CMS league management thank all teams, spectators and helpers for assisting and creating a wonderful day's bowling. See Photo Gallery. Thanks Chris. H.

On a wet and windy Saturday 27th (Wigan Athletic won, Wigan Rugby won) the Lancashire Centenary Mixed Pairs was played at Garswood Labour Club. Wonderful hospitality and a good bowling surface (considering the weather conditions) provided some excellent bowling. Sheila Speed & Fred Anderton bowled well to beat Alex & Will Harrison in the final. LCCGBA thank all participants, special thanks to Garswood Labour Club for providing a great venue and marvellous hospitality. Hope to see you next year with a few more contestants. See photo gallery. Thanks Chris. H

21/08/11    All at LCCGBA would like to thank Secretary Jim Walton and all the staff at Bolton Cricket Club for making both teams and spectators welcome at their wonderful venue. Garswood Hall 'A' proved to strong for Hilltops on this testing green. Both teams commented the green was new to them and that it was a challenge they all enjoyed. See Photo Gallery for the results and pictures. The Trophy was presented to Bill Farrell by Lancashire Secretary, Keith Andrews. Thanks Chris. H.

15/08/11    Yesterday Lancashire Team Champion of Champions was won by Wigan Subs 'B', they beat Golborne Community Members Club. A cloudy start turned into a glorious sunny day and the bowlers from both teams played the game with a friendly attitude. LCCGBA thank the teams for entering the competition and thanks to all at Shevington Cons for providing the attractive venue. Both teams commented on the colourful floral surroundings and the extremely reasonable bar prices. See Photo Gallery for pictures. Thanks Chris. H.

12/08/11    Yesterday Lancashire Veterans Team Championships Final was won by Bellingham B.C. they beat Leigh R.U.F.C. Bowling Team. It was a damp but intense final at St. Benedicts, Hindley. Watched by a number of spectators who braved the weather and enjoyed the bowling. Thanks to St. Benedicts for providing great hospitality and making the teams and spectators welcome. Always a pleasure to visit this marvellous venue and LCCGBA thank them for their support. See Photo Gallery for pictures. Thanks Chris. H.

09/08/11   Orrell League Individual Merit was won by Steve Johnson (Eagle & Child (Rainford)) who beat Anthony Longshaw. Thanks to all participants, special thanks to Bob Kimmins and all at Garswood Hall for providing a great venue. See photo gallery. Thanks Chris. H.

13/12/10   Email from Luci & Peter Ainscough, "We own an indoor centre that is used by the people of St Helens for an indoor crown green bowling League 2 days per week. We currently have two indoor crown green bowling leagues running here at Fives and are very keen to attract more people to the facility. The teams that we have at the moment are mainly from St Helens and Widnes, but I would like to attract some teams from Wigan (being a Wiganer myself!) and also teams from other areas. For more information please contact Luci on 01744 754511or email luci@fives-football.com."

Luci Ainscough, Manager, Fives Football Ltd. Ravenhead Road, St Helens. WA10 3LR

01744 754511/07917 855144.www.fives-football.com

07/12/10    Boars Head Bowling Club are looking for more teams to play on the green. Contact Dave Willcock, Booking Secretary on 07554003040/01942-241660 (evenings) or email dave@keystoneservices.co.uk. Thanks Chris. H.

Email from our distinguished Poet, Dave Hawkins, "Hi Chris my new book is out, it is called One Hundred Smiles, and it is on sale at Wallgate Station, and The Novel House, Royal Arcade."

Dave sent me a copy and I will publish some of the poems in the New Year but why wait until then? Go and buy your own copy or buy one for a friend, make a great Christmas gift. Thanks Chris. H.

20/02/10   With all the cold weather we've had lately, how about a holiday? I received this e-mail recently; I have been directed to your web site by Brian Duffy who is chairman of the St Helens Churches League I am captain of the Parish Church A team. He mentioned your site at Wednesday AGM. I would like to congratulate you on a very informative site and I'm envious of you for being able to put a web site together perhaps one day you could show me the way of going about doing it. A friend of mine is starting up a new company Crown sports holidays specialising in Crown Green bowling holidays abroad. I'm presently working on a flyer to circulate at the March Pontins Festival advertising an end of season holiday in Portugal. When completed I was wondering if you could publish details of the events. Once again well done with your site anything to advertise our great sport is for the good. Regards Peter Webster. For more information and booking form email info@crownsports.co.uk or telephone 0871 789 1941 or 07624453044. Thanks for the compliments, I hope this helps. Chris. H.

08/04/09   Want a nice break in the country, check this out Cosy Cottage owned by one of our local Bowlers, Paul Roberts. Special deals to local bowlers. Give him a call. Chris. H.

29/01/09   Here's a picture of my son and grand daughter, taken after Wigan Athletic had drawn with Liverpool.

23/09/08   Great news; I have become a Grand-dad . Love and best wishes to Mark, Lucy and New Grand-daughter Olivia Mai. Chris. H.

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