Publish-pandemic development for 2 county bowls leagues


The Barlows Whitchurch Over-60s League and the Molson Coors Mid Shropshire League are each welcoming new groups to their competitions this 12 months.

“Doubtlessly we’ve got 4 to 6 new groups coming into this 12 months – a real Covid bounce again!” stated new Whitchurch secretary Simon Fullard, who has changed June Davies following her retirement. “Myself changing into secretary brings the Barlows league, with Roger Haynes as chairman, again to the place it was began (in 1996) by Neville Edwards – to Tilstock.

“The AGM was extraordinarily properly attended, practically filling the big again room at Tilstock – nonetheless one membership, Cholmondeley, sadly withdrew from the league.

“Fixtures (eight-a-side and on Tuesdays) will begin on April 4 for all divisions, which might have 14 groups in every if all of the potential new groups are available.

“No rule adjustments had been made after a proposal of beginning at 1pm as a substitute of 2pm was rejected by a slim majority.”

Chairman Haynes added: “Because of all who attended the AGM and gave their help to myself and the committee – I want you all the perfect for the approaching season and sit up for seeing you on the greens.”

Entries from six new groups had been confirmed on the Mid Shropshire League’s March govt assembly – which may also launch a model new division in 2023.

“The good information is that the league is beginning to develop once more after Covid with six new groups accepted to compete this 12 months and simply two sides sides withdrawing,” stated secretary Malcolm Fletcher. “Newport, Hadley USC and Wrockwardine Wooden will area new groups within the Friday divisions whereas new sides from Horsehay and Bowring will function within the Monday divisions and Castlefields had been voted into the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division.

“Sadly, Sir John Bayley withdrew from the Thursday Division resulting from an absence of curiosity and Wrockwardine Wooden pulled out one among its Monday groups.”

And after the assembly, delegates of 5 of the seven golf equipment which have utilized to enter a proposed new Afternoon Division, agreed they wished to press forward.

“In an excellent world, another workforce is required to keep away from bye weeks however, come April 6, Highley, Donnington Wooden, Edgmond, Albrighton, Madeley CC, Chelmarsh and Bowring will begin to contest six-a-side matches for women and men of all ages, totally on Thursdays and beginning at 1.30pm,” added Fletcher.

The match and league charges proposals from treasurer Celia Miles had been accredited utilizing govt powers, to be reviewed for the 2024 season, and golf equipment will now be invoiced for entries in all competitions, by their groups and bowlers.

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