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17/05/19    Email from Keith Robinson, "Harold Winrow Memorial Pairs on Sunday 16th June 2019. 11.00am start at Alexandra park. Draw out for partner, homesters don't play together, round robin basis. £5 per person. ring Keith Robinson / 01942 744283 or 07528432434." Thanks Chris.

17/05/19    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "I know It's short notice, but could you put the following message on Shevibowls News? FIRST WEEKEND OF THE 2019 WIGAN SUBSCRIPTION CLASSIC. This weekend is the start of the Wigan Subscription Classic. The draw for the two nights is: Sat 18th May; J Mordue v J Dyson, D Higginbottom v P Lee, D Sillitoe v G Wilson and A Daykin v C Mordue. Sun 19th May; J Hale v C Cooke, A Manuel v J Martin, W Ditchfield v D Ferris and R Semmens v D Plenderleith. Two qualify each evening. Matches start at 6:15pm. Venue: Wigan Subscription Bowling Club, Park Crescent West, Wigan, WN1 1SA." Thanks Chris. H.

14/05/19    Email from Miles Farrimond, "One of my Alexandra Park club members is missing a Thomas Taylor bowl which he suspects has accidentally been picked-up or 'substituted' during a recent league match.  The bowl is easily identifiable and Its description is below...

Thomas Taylor (Composition) 2 Pounds 8 Ounces, Yellow Mounts, Outer Mount inscribed 'Elsa' .. 

Can any bowlers with similar equipment please check to see if they have accidentally acquired the above bowl and, if so, contact me on my mobile no. 07751 845838 ... I will be happy to call and collect it from them on my club members behalf...Thank You !" Thanks Chris. H.

09/05/19    Email from Bill Garner, "Funeral arrangements for George Gaskell are, 11.00am St Catherine's Church on Tuesday 14th May 2019. thanks Bill." Again deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

01/05/19    Sad News email from Bill Garner, "Hi Chris, sad news , George Gaskell has died , he enjoyed his bowling and despite his health problems would turn up and support the team and very often played when perhaps he shouldn't have. He will be sadly missed not only at our club but by all who knew him. As yet we don't have any details , I will advise later. Thanks Bill." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

19/04/19    Sad news. Shevington Conservative Club, (Long Time) Chairman, Alan Duffy died last week. His funeral arranged for Friday 26th April at Charnock Richard Crematorium 3.30pm. after back to Shevington Conservative Club. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/04/19    Email from Keith Whalley, "Please amend Shevibowls for contact Bispham A, delegate and captain from J Forshaw to myself K Whalley tel no 07422-515266, also I'm now secretary for Bispham bowling club, Also can you please put on Bispham Hall Pairs  as attached. Cheers Keith." Thanks Chris. H.

31/03/19     Email from Peter Mcguirk, "I would like to inform of an early Spring competition at the Carr Mill Hotel, East Lancs rd, St.Helens, wa11 9ad. The comp. Is £15.00 entrance with 32 entrants Commencing May 4th, 5th qualifying days playing 16 down to 4 Each day, final day May 6th. Last 8. Anyone interested contact Tony Teeling phone No. 07825-908476 For further details. Regards Peter Mcguirk Sec; Carr Mill bowling club." Thanks Chris. H.

31/03/19    Email from Maureen Perkins, "Frank Perkins funeral arrangements are Wigan Crematorium on Friday 12th April at 11.30. We will then be going to Shevington Conservative club and our bowling friends are welcome to join us. Thank you Maureen." Thanks and again Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

29/03/19     Email from Jack Marrow," Hello Chris the first running of the Peter Marrow memorial handicap at the ravine concludes on Saturday 30th March 5:30pm. The draw for the finals is N. Bithell & B. Simm; Storey & Wood; Clegg & Bevington; Speed & Miller; Crossley & Higgingbottom; Longshaw & Longshaw; Heap & Bissell; Hook & Sinclair. Raffle and free buffet on the night. Thanks Jack Marrow." Thanks Chris. H.

28/03/19    David Beckett funeral arranged for 2.15pm on Tuesday 2nd April at Mount Zion Independent Methodist Church, Enfield St. Wigan. WN5 9LH and then 3.30pm at Charnock Richard Crematorium. Again Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

25/03/19    More sad news from Maureen, "Frank Perkins sadly died on Saturday 23rd March. He had been ill for many years but he passed peacefully in his sleep." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

21/03/19    Sad News from Ken Moffitt and Ken Sinclair, "David Beckett sadly died this morning. Dave was one of the rare breed of bowlers who always gave up his time to help bowling clubs by being a Team Captain, Club Secretary or League Vice Chairman. He will be sadly missed." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

16/03/19    FOR SALE "ATCO 20" Cut Mowing Machine, Split Roller, 6.5 hp Briggs & Statton Engine. Very Good Condition. £800.00. Contact Gordon Darbyshire on 07787-101246." Thanks Chris. H.

15/03/19    I have recently had a computer breakdown, Very frustrating. I contacted Phil at Software Solutions Wigan Ltd a great young gentleman, fixed it within 3 hours. Highly recommended. Thanks Chris. H.

06/03/19    Text from Tony Roscoe, "Men's Pairs at the Bellingham starts Monday 25th March at 6.30pm for 4 nights. Final on Friday 29th March at 6.00pm. £10.00 per pair. All entries to Tony Roscoe on 07779-673587." Thanks Chris. H.

19/02/19    Email from Michael Ryding, "I've heard today that Frank Naylor has sadly passed away. I think last Friday. I know that he's not bowled in the Wigan Leagues for a number of years since he moved to Lowton. For a lot of years Frank bowled in our local leagues. For Wigan Subs in the Orrell League. For Sacred Heart in the CMS. For Garswood Hall in a few leagues and I remember him bowling in the old Labour Club League. He will be remembered for running the big Pagefield Bowling Competition which at that time attracted a lot of the top bowlers and was a qualifier for the televised Bass Masters. He had been ill for a few years. I don't know any further details but I will let you know when I hear more." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

17/02/19    Email from Roy Liptrot, "A vacancy has arisen in the 4th division of the Hindley and District Menís Bowling League. (Monday Night). Anyone interested please ring Roy on 07831695239. Thank you Chris. Regards Roy." Thanks Chris. H.

12/02/19    Sad news Email from David Winstanley, "The funeral of Alan Robinson (captain of Pagefield Miners Hindley league Monday nights) will take place on Friday 15th February at 12.30 at St. Johns Church, church street, Pemberton. WN5 0DT. I don't know which other local leagues and teams  he played in but will be sorely missed. David." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/02/19    Email from Jimmy Glover, "Please find CLICK HERE updated registration form with new prices, would you please spread the good news. Cheers JG." Thanks Chris. H.

06/02/19    Dennis Thorpe funeral is on Monday 18th February at Howe Bridge Crematorium, . 11.30am. Again my Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

01/02/19    More sad news. Email from Martin Costello, "Unfortunately, and rather suddenly my next door neighbour Ralph Mounfield died on Monday 21st January. He had been playing bowls for Mesnes Park B Team for some years and was still going to continue this year as far as I was aware. His funeral will be on Friday 8th February at 9:45am at St Thomas' Church, Warrington Rd, Ashton in Makerfield. I have spoken to his Sister in Law this afternoon and she said it was fine for me to let you know and if you could please relay these details to the Mesnes Park bowling club if anyone would like to attend. Regards Martin Costello." My Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

01/02/19    Sad News. Lancashire Treasurer Dennis Thorpe died this morning. Funeral arrangements not known. My Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

27/01/19    Safeguarding courses available; 2 at Tetley Walker BC , Garswood & Simms Road Labour Club, . at 11.00am & 3.00pm. Ken Moffitt (who has Call Guardian on his phone) 01942-235954. All courses require

26/01/19    Email from John Wogan [johnwogan@blueyonder.co.uk] at St. Pauls BC, Goose Green., "We are trying to field another team in the churches league next year if you know of any players wishing to join it will probably be Tuesday night. They donít have to be great players the team we are envisaging is a team who just want to play bowls and learn in the meantime there will be no pressure on them to win. Regards John Wogan." Thanks Chris. H.

19/01/19    2019 Wigan Borough Pensioners Men's Bowling League AGM minutes click here.

15/01/19    Email from Ken Moffitt, "A message from my wife, Newtown Ladies are looking for players for 2019 season. Anyone interested please contact Maureen on 01942 235954. Also, with regard to the Safeguarding Course on 2nd March, it is definitely at Garswood Labour Club and it is now starting to fill up. They need to bring £15, a photo-card driving licence or a passport and one other means of identification. I have Call Guardian on my phone (01942 235954) so any callers will have to identify themselves. Cheers, Ken." Thanks Chris. H.

15/01/19    Sad news update, Eric Johnson's funeral is on Monday 21st January. 2.00pm at St. Wilfrids, Standish. Afterwards at Wigan Subscription Club. Again My Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/01/19    Email from Miles Farrimond, "I have already submitted the following events notice to the local Observer, on behalf of the Bands Secretary.  I thought as John-Don Duncan, the Youth Bands' Conductor is also a local prominent and stalwart Crown Green Bowler,, it would be appropriate maybe to include this event in the news section of 'Shevibowls'.  I hope you agree ? Warmest Regards, Miles. Pemberton Youth Band, under the direction of their Conductor (and Crown Green Stalwart) John-Don Duncan, will be performing a varied program of popular works on Saturday January 19th at 7.30 pm  that should appeal to all, from Rodrigo's Concerto Aranjuez  to the works of ABBA !    This concert will be the first in a Series of  'Concerts at the Hall' taking place throughout the year including Pemberton Old Bands' two Senior Bands and also visiting Bands that includes Hammonds in March, Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. in June. and The Linley Band in July.  For more information please visit their website (details below) Tickets are £ 6.00 each.  Please contact George Fairhurst on 01942 222405 or 07884 225405 to book yours.  Some tickets will be available on the night.. Venue, website and email address details :- The Home of Pemberton Old Wigan Bands, The Concert Hall, Enfield Street, Pemberton, Wigan. WN5 8DZ 

Email : pembertonoldwiganband@gmail.com

Website : http://www.pembertonoldwiganband.co.uk/ " Thanks Chris. H.

07/01/19    Sad News to start the year, "From Harry Butler, Derek Bennett Hinds Head , Shevington Cons & St Anne's and John Sudworth Ashton Rec  A passed away. John's funeral is 1400 hr 15/1/19 @ Wigan Crematorium. Also from Alan Hammond, sad to inform you that St. Wilfrid's have lost 3 members of the club last week. Alan Banks, his funeral is on Monday 7th January at St. Wilfrids, 11.00am. Tom Grimshaw, his funeral is on Friday 11th January at 1.30, at Pleasington crematorium, Blackburn and Eric Johnson (Orrell league & Wigan Pensioners) Arrangements to follow when available. Regards  Alan Hammond (secretary St. Wilfrid's B.C.)." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

07/01/19    Email from Ken Moffitt, "Have managed to get another course in the Wigan area. This will be on Saturday 2nd March and hopefully will be at Garswood Labour Club starting at 11.00 am. This will definitely be the last one, so could you please put it on Shevibowls with my contact Number:- 01942 235954. There are some 25 clubs who have not responded so far, so please stress the urgency of it. I know  15 they have said 15 maximum, but they are going to stretch to all of them. Cheers, Ken." Thanks Chris. H.

29/12/18    Email from Ken Moffitt, "Both the Safeguarding Courses in the Wigan area are FULL." Thanks Chris. H.

21/12/18    Sad news from Tony Roscoe, "Derek Seddon from the Bellingham BC sadly passed away on Wednesday. His funeral is on Tuesday 8th January at St. David's church, Haigh, at 11.00am." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

21/12/18    Regarding Safeguarding, this is the letter sent to League secretaries. Safeguarding Notice Nov 2018.pdf . Chris. H.

10/12/18    Email from Jim Downham, "I regret to inform you of the passing away of Bill Fairhurst, a much respected member of our Great Acre team. Please include Bill on your obituary list for the AGM. Funeral is at St Catherine's Thursday 13th. 10.30am. Regards Jim." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

07/12/18   The Safeguarding Course info. Email from Keith Andrews, "These are the dates of safeguarding courses that are at present available to clubs.

First 15th December at 2pm.  A few places still available at Horwich RMI.

Second,  Sunday 6th January at St Matthew's, Highfield at 11am.

Third, Saturday 12th January at Ince St Mary's at 11am.

When the DBS Forms will be filled in on production of a Passport or Driving Licences & National insurance Number. If they want to attend a course, please contact Ken Moffitt or Keith Andrews, Lancashire Secretary. All questions on safeguarding will answered. Regards Keith." Thanks Chris. H.

23/10/18    Email from Bill Garner, "I am very sad to advise the death of Jimmy Aspey. His funeral is 2.00pm Thursday 25th of October at St Patrick's Church Wigan. Jimmy was a very popular member of our bowling club and will be sadly missed. Apologies for the very short notice . Thanks Bill." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.


  DAWBER  TROPHY  2018  
     First Round     Second Round      Quarter Finals        Semi Finals
P.Sinclair              21      
K. Higham             20 P.Sinclair              19    
B.Pitman               13 M. Farrimond         21    
M. Farrimond         21   M. Farrimond         21  
J.Quinlan               21   J.Sumner              19  
C. Brand               Ab J.Quinlan              15    
J.Glover                18 J.Sumner              21    
J.Sumner              21     M. Farrimond        21
M.Winrow             15     P. Tilley                15
K. Robinson          21           K. Robinson          21              
D. Cowley             21 D. Cowley             16    
B.Lyon                 16   K. Robinson          20            
J. Hanson             21   P. Tilley                21  
H. Dyson              13 J. Hanson             16    
N. Jolley               10 P. Tilley                21    
P. Tilley                21      
D.McCann            18           
A. Cowley             21      
T. Robinson          21 A. Cowley             21    
S. Ashcroft           20 T. Robinson          19 A. Cowley             21  
J. Marrow             21   J. Marrow             17 A. Cowley             21
J. Dougan            10 J. Marrow              21   P. Gallagher          18
T. Gill                    21 T. Gill                    15    
P. Roberts              7      
P. Davies               5                Final
F. Ball                  21 F. Ball                   21   M. Farrimond         15
P.Halliwell             21 P.Halliwell              18   A. Cowley             21
P.Winrow              8   F. Ball                  18 PRIZES
P. Gallagher          21   P. Gallagher         21 £75 & £45
T.Wright               15 P. Gallagher          21   2x£25     4x£15
R. Eaton               Ab G.Murray              18   ENTRY 31 x £6 =£186
G.Murray              21      

18/09/18    Email from Gary Nelson, "Its with great sadness to inform you of the passing away of Bob Halliwell. Bob was a real gentleman and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Although Bob has not played for a number of years he was a popular player in the churches league for St Francis and for the G.P.O. Engineers in the workshop league of which he was a former chairman. The funeral service will be held at St Francis Kitt Green at 12.00 on Monday October the 1st. Thanks Gary." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

14/09/18    Email from Neil Bithell, "Here's the draw; Monday 15th Oct; A topping and m topping; Brownlow and partner; R Abernethy and t Robinson; M Miller and f ball; H birch and j Wilson; C hook and k Sinclair; B Borkovich and p Burke; Ad Cowley and d Cowley. Tuesday 16th Oct: W Griffiths and a Horrobin; W Harrison and d Tabenar; J Marrow and a Thomas; E storey and e wood; K young and I young; T mee and m Beddows; D Knowles and n Wilson; A gartside and j Ashcroft. Wednesday 17th Oct: J Barlow and r Semmens; D Bissell and m heap; R Belshaw and k Robinson; J longshaw and a longshaw; C Cooke and p Winrow; D Miller and I young; Lenagan and halliwell; Taylor and hall. Thursday 18th Oct: M Horton and partner; Rod Semmens and b Angus; J Lester and k Moran; D Watkins and d allsopp; M Winrow and I Jones; N Winstanley and j Finney; N Bithell and j Crossley; G Chadwick and p Harris. All 6.15pm starts. If anybody cannot note make it please inform the organiser Neil Bithell  ASAP on 07877208955." Thanks Chris. H.

07/09/18    Email from Neil Bithell "This competition is now FULL." "Jimmy n Teddy hickey memorial pairs 2018 @ Ravine club Pemberton. 32pairs £15 entry To Neil Bithell 07877208955. Qualifying rounds Monday 15th Oct, Tuesday 16th oct; Wednesday 17th oct; Thursday 18th oct. All 615pm starts 545pm practice. Final 8 on Saturday 20th October 530pm. Early entry advised usually filled with 7days." Thanks Chris. H.

02/09/18    Email from Brian Duffy, "I have received a text from Derek Shoebridge, acting Captain of Castle Lane BC in the South West Lanc's Pensioners Lge requesting that the members be informed of the death of the club Captain  Lynn Rimmer's" wife " Janet" last Tuesday 28th  August. She was a popular figure at the Leagues Presidents Day held each year at Tarlton BC. The arrangements for the funeral service will be held on Wednesday 12th September commencing 11-15am at St James Anglican Church Westhead Ormskirk L40 6HG;  12-15 at the West Lanc's Crematorium L40 7SP returning to Skelmersdale Cricket Club WN8 8TY for those who may be able to attend. Thanks Brian." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

30/08/18    Email from Pat Roscoe, "Bellingham Varty Floodlit Competition. Open pairs comp at the Bellingham BC qualifying rounds Monday 1st October, 2nd, 3rd, 4th final night Friday 5th October. 6pm practice 6.30 start. Entries with £10 fee to Tony Roscoe. 01942 206634 mobiles 07983615635 or 07779673587 or Ken Fairclough 07821682214. Also Winter bowling leagues at the Bellingham BC. Anyone interested in entering or joining a team in the Open pairs league on Tuesday nights and Ladies and Men's leagues on Sunday morning. Please contact Pat Roscoe 01942 206634 mob 07779673587 for more information. Thanks Pat." Thanks Chris. H.

27/08/18    Sad News email from Harry Butler, "Jim  Morris sadly passed away on the 15th August. He bowled for St Bernadette's C and Hinds Head/ Whitehall Pensioners. The Funeral is at St Catherine's , Scholes, on Friday 31st August at 1300 hr." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

24/08/18    Email from Kenneth Moffitt, "Missing bowl of Jim Daley; bowls for Royal Mail in the workshop league and Mesnes Park 'A' in the Wigan pensioners league. What happened was that after a match, when he got home, he found that he had odd bowls. One was 2lb 8oz and the other was 2lb 4oz. He normally bowls with the 2lb 4oz. I hope you can help in finding the person with the other odd set. Cheers, Ken." Thanks Chris. H. All sorted thanks for the help.

23/08/18    Email from Brian Duffy, "Sad News. I have received a message from Les Shaw informing me of the death of Peter Hitchen who was a very valued member of the Pemberton Bowling club for many years, being in his 90's, and also well known throughout the local leagues. His funeral service is being held at 1.00pm on Friday 31st August at Orrell Post Methodist Church, Orrell Road. Orrell (corner of Broxton Avenue) regards Brian." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

17/08/18    Email from Henry Butler, "Indoor Bowls. Fox Lane team captained by David Bradshaw excepted as 20th team for Monday afternoon." Thanks Chris. H.

17/08/18    September Orrell League Meeting on Tuesday 11th September changed to Wednesday October 3rd 2018. Due to other commitments and leagues not finished. Please come to this meeting as there are numerous changes to be discussed for the 2019 season. Thanks Chris. H.

06/08/18    Email from Pat Roscoe, "The Starbank Bellingham Men's Classic Final on Sunday 12th August at 6pm. Bar and refreshments available. Simon Coupe v Lee Heaton & Neil Bithell v Kevan Shaw." Thanks Chris. H.

04/08/18    Email from Glenn Moore, "Regarding Mr Earls club and bowling green, Contrary to what was wrongly published in local media, Mr Earls club and Bowling green have NOT closed and never have been in the last 23 years and all bowling fixtures have and will be fulfilled during this season and in the foreseeable future. Many thanks, Glenn." Thanks Chris. H.

23/07/18    Email from Henry Butler, "Indoor Bowls. Meeting 1100 hr Tuesday 4th September 2018 Robin Park Arena. Vacancy for Treasurer. Vacancy for Secretary. Season Starts 1st October 2018. One team needed for Monday afternoon. One team needed for Monday night. Contact 01257 252285, 01942 2214023, 01942 2214667." Thanks Chris. H.

16/07/18    Email from David Winstanley, "The funeral for Bernard Molloy is on Tuesday the 17th of July at 12.00 Noon at Sacred Heart Church, Springfield." Again, our Deepest sympathies from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

11/07/18    Email from Kathleen Mulvaney, "The funeral for Tommy Mulvaney is on Thursday the 19th of July at 10.00am at Sacred Heart Church, Springfield." Again, our Deepest sympathies from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

05/07/18    More sad news from Kevin Johnson, "Bernard Molloy and Tommy Mulvaney have died." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

05/07/18    From David Hopper, "Funeral for Billy Downall is on Thursday 12th July, 1.00pm at St. Aidan C of E Church, Billinge."

28/06/18    Sad news from David Hopper, "Billy Downall died this morning in hospital. Billy played for Holts Arms A in the Orrell League. Funeral Arrangements to be announced when known." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/06/18    Email from Pat Roscoe, "Can you please put the following on Shevibowls. Saturday 16th June Greater Manchester heat of the Dorothy Pearce Pairs to be played at Buck's Head 17.30 start enter with Sheila Speed.

A coach is going to the Greater Manchester County game at Derbyshire on Sunday 17th June leaving Garswood Hall at 11am only £10 per person. Please come and support us. Contact Sheila Speed.

I am enclosing the draw for the Bellingham Competition. Cheers Pat." Thanks Chris. H.

01/06/18    Email from Roy Welsby, "It is with great sadness, that I inform you of the death on Thursday morning in Hospital, of John Harrison, long time stalwart, and greatly valued Treasurer and member of Platt Bridge Pensioners Bowling Team, for many years, John, has been the guiding light behind our team, and will be greatly missed, RIP John, and thank you for your invaluable contribution to our team, over many years. John's funeral is to be held at St Mary, Ince, Monday June 11th. at 12.45pm, followed by celebration of his life, at Spring View Community Centre, Marlborough Ave. Many thanks, Roy W." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

31/05/18    Email from Keith Robinson, "Harold Winrow Memorial Pairs on Sunday 17th June 2018. 11.00 start at Alexandra park. Draw out for partner, homesters don't play together, round robin basis. £5 per person. ring Keith Robinson / 01942 224466 or 07528432434." Thanks Chris. H.

23/05/18    Email from Michael Fishwick, "Wigan Council in partnership with Butts Bridge tenants and residents group have restored and re-opened a bowling green in Dootsons Park, Leigh, WN7 3AE. Could you please promote the bowling green on your website, I have attached a photo of the green. Regards Michael." Thanks Chris. H.

01/05/18    Sad news from Nicky Shaw, "Itís with great sadness that we report the passing of a Garswood Hall bowling legend, Brian Derbyshire.  Brian represented the club for many years helping the team win numerous trophies and was one of the greatest bowling characters our club has ever known. Brianís funeral will take place on Tuesday 8th May 12.30pm at St Thomasís in Ashton and then onto St Helens Crematorium at 1.30pm.  Following this service it will be back to  Garswood Hall where Iím sure many lovely and amusing tales will be shared about the great man himself." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

29/04/18    Bispham Hall Open Men's Pairs in September.

20/04/18    Email from the Red Cross (Click Here). Adult Enquiry Form. Thanks Chris. H.

19/04/18    Sad news. Bill Cox died earlier this week. This is a picture I have of Bill & Barry at St. Patricks Bowling Green in September 2012. Everyone in the Wigan & District Crown Green Bowling Leagues and the pubs and clubs with bowling greens will miss the two together celebrating their individual winning matches. Bill's funeral is on Thursday 26th April at Abram Parish Church at 12.00 noon. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

17/04/18    Email from Keith Andrews, "There has been a mistake in the 2018 Lancashire handbook. Please put on the website that the Veterans County Championship, should be 12th July & not 6th July, it is on page 62 of the handbook. Thank you. Regards Keith." Thanks Chris. H.

17/04/18    Email from Dennis Thorpe [dt1946@virginmedia.com] Lancashire Treasurer, "My new address is  14 SELBY COURT, ORGAN STREET, LEIGH. WN7 4EG." Thanks Chris. H.

07/04/18    Informed that Derek Taberner funeral is at 09.45am on Wednesday 11th April at St. Matthews (Highfield) Church. Thanks Chris. H.

03/04/18    Email from Brian Duffy, "South West Lanc's Pensioners League, I have just been informed that Castle Lane will be playing their Home Fixtures at YMCA Orrell  Winstanley Road Green." Thanks Chris. H.

25/03/18    Email from Vince Cottom [vacottom@gmail.com] "Robin Park Indoor Bowling League, two new teams required for the Monday Evening Session, next Season. 6-00 pm to 9-30 pm. Please contact Vince Cottom/07760-728800." Thanks Chris. H.

24/03/18    Email from Peter McGuirk [petmac26@hotmail.co.uk] re. Carr Mill Bowling Club Greene King Classic Bowling Competition still places available and prize money Of over £1000. Thanks Chris. H.

24/03/18    Sad news. Dave Beckett phoned to say that Derek Taberner, Orrell & District Bowling League Treasurer, died today at 7.30am. Derek and Teresa have suffered for a considerable time and are in my prayers. My deepest sympathiesgo to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

19/03/18    Sad news. Brian Jones phoned to say that Sean Hanley has died. He was a tower of a man and did everything to keep St. James' bowling club strong and healthy. He will be missed by all bowlers in numerous bowling leagues. Funeral will be at St. James' church on Wednesday 28th March at 10.30am. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

25/02/18    Email from Brian Rigby, "Their will be a meeting on Wednesday 7th of march at the bowling green between 1.30- 2 p.m for S.V.B.C (VETS) all welcome old and new bowlers thanks Brian Rigby." Thanks Chris. H.

13/02/18    Appeal from Joe Kennedy  for bowlers to join St. Jude's C on Tuesday nights in the Wigan & District CMS Bowling league (2018 Fixtures are on this website). All welcome. Call Joe Kennedy/01942-247679 or 07986-954269.

13/02/18    Email from Irene Roberts [tizziesgirl@gmail.com], "I have put an appeal on Wigan World asking if anyone has a photo of a mural that used to be in The Park Hotel in Ince,  (now demolished). It showed a bowling match with spectators, one of which was my friend's Dad.  I believe the mural was destroyed but maybe someone somewhere within the bowling fraternity has a photo of it. Someone called "Tuddy" suggested I ask if you could mention this on your website.  Please don't feel obliged to do so but it was so kind of "Tuddy" to try to help that I thought it only right to follow up his suggestion.  Yours sincerely, Irene Roberts." Thanks Chris. H. and good luck.

11/02/18    Email from Keith Andrews, "The Youth and Junior Tournament in Leyland 2018. The venues are booked at Leyland Sports Association. Eagle and Child. Farington Social and Fox Lane Sports. Dates are 6th May and 1st July. Split into two groups Youths 17 to 20. Juniors 16 and under. Final call for any more teams to enter and must be finalised by 28th February to get the fixtures done etc. We would welcome any teams outside the Federation umbrella. Kindly sponsored by Dennis/Sisis and CP  Systems. We would like to build on last year's tremendous success. Contact Ken Howarth  our Youth and Junior Officer on howarth356@gmail.com or myself on 07860 358283 dkay189gmail.com. Further details and format on the Federation Website .www.federationbowls.org.uk. " Thanks Chris. H.

12/01/18    Email from Peter McGuirk [petmac26@hotmail.co.uk], "The Carr Mill bowling club are hosting 2 bowls competitions This season 2018. The 1st. Is The Tom Melling Memorial comp. Qualifying dates May 5,6,final day May 7. 32 entrants, £10.00 entrance fee. The 2nd.Greene King Classic 64 entrants, £ 20.00 entrance fee. Qualifying dates, June 16,17,23,24. Finals day July 7th. Further details contact Peter McGuirk/07504805182." Thanks Chris. H.

12/01/18    Email from Miles Farrimond [maf.nexus@gmail.com], "This is an invitation to all and any individual bowlers, team captains and their delegates to attend  a meeting that has been arranged on Tuesday 16th January, at 7.30 pm at The Sacred Heart Social Club,, 95 Throstle Nest Avenue, Springfield,  Wigan WN6 7AR (Function Room) concerning the 'Restoration'' and  'adoption' of  Mesnes Park Bowling Green(s) -Specifically No.3- and it's renovated Bowling Pavilion.  I am hoping to gather information about the level of demand that exists from local clubs (and individual bowlers) willing to adopt (or return to} Mesnes Park, when it is  restored to playable condition,  and discuss any queries such as details regarding measures that need to be implemented (i.e. security fencing and gates etc.,)  Myself and Mark Owen from 'Bowling Green Services' will be present and will attempt to answer any questions raised. Its an important opportunity for all present to 'have their say' as all and any information and feedback will be carried forward for consideration to a further meeting I will attend with the Council themselves in early February. If you are unable to attend the above meeting , or/and would like more information , or to register your interest, please contact me on 07751 845838, or my email address at maf.nexus@gmail.com. Regards, Miles Farrimond." Thanks Chris. H.

02/12/17   Sad news from Derek Hall and  Denis Flanagan, "Alan Pallett has sadly died. He passed away in hospital on 14th November. He played for Mesnes Park 'B' Pensioners (Team Capt.), St. Andrews and Pagefield. His funeral is on Wednesday 13th December at St. Mary's, Wigan Lane.  12.00pm." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/11/17    Email from Keith Andrews, "Hi. Some sad news Mr Len Higginbotham died last week. Father of David. He played for Lancashire for a long time & was very good.  I will a send card from Lancashire. Regards Keith." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/10/17    Email from David Atherton, "St. Helens Churches League - From Harry Smith (harryandviv@hotmail.co.uk) Just to let you know that one of our players Dorothy Carlisle sadly passed away this morning, 04/09/17. I will inform you when I hear any funeral arrangements. We are deeply saddened by the news of Dorothy Carlisle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family. Please contact Harry for more information." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/10/17    Email from Neil Bithell, "Final night results D Miller and I young 21, D watkins d allsopp 15; G Chadwick and p Harris 21, H birch and j Wilson 14; C hook and k Sinclair 21,A Longshaw and j Longshaw 18; N Shaw and l stringfellow 21, C Taylor and t Allen 20. Semi final - D Miller and I young 21, G Chadwick and p Harris 19; N Shaw and l stringfellow 21, C hook and k Sinclair 14. Final - D Miller and I young 21, N Shaw and l stringfellow 4. 2 time winners now Danny and Ian well done. Thanks to ravine club and the Hickey family for ongoing sponsorship and to everybody that chipped in to help see u all next year Neil." Thanks Chris. H.

Email from Jim Dawber, "Dawber Trophy Result Sheet,

  DAWBER  TROPHY  2017  
     First Round     Second Round      Quarter Finals        Semi Finals
M. Farrimond         21      
A. Marsh               14 M. Farrimond        6    
P. Romney       7                                                      B. Speed             21    
B. Speed               21   B. Speed             21  
F. Ball                   17   C. Brand              9  
C. Brand(2)            21 C. Brand              21    
K. Higham             21 K. Higham           16    
P. Clegg                20     B. Speed             21
S. Ashcroft            21     P. Yates              19
P. Roberts             12 S. Ashcroft          21    
R.Bevington           21 R.Bevington         16    
L. Marrow              10   S. Ashcroft          18  
N. Jolley                21   P. Yates              21  
A. Cowley              17 N. Jolley             18    
P. Yates                21 P. Yates             21    
K. Robinson           19                 
D. Cowley              16      
P. Tilley                 21      
P. Davies               10 P. Tilley               21    
T. Gill                    21 T. Gill                   20 P. Tilley               15  
J. Marrow              21   J. Marrow             21 J. Marrow             21
T. Robinson           17 J. Marrow              21   D. Bissell             17
J. Dougan              21 J. Dougan             15                 
C. Harding             14      
D. Bissell               21                Final
T. Randall              11 D. Bissell             21   B. Speed            19
D. Cheetham         18 M. Paxford            8   J. Marrow           21
M. Paxford            21   D. Bissell             21 PRIZES
H. Dyson               21   P. Gallagher         17 £75 & £45
R. Eaton               16 H. Dyson             14   2x£25     4x£15
P. Gallagher          21 P. Gallagher        21   ENTRY 32 x £6 =£192
J. Hanson             18      

06/10/17    Email from Neil Bithell, "this is the final night line up for the 2017 Jimmy and Teddy Hickey memorial pairs on Saturday 7th October 530pm start at the ravine club pemberton. Prize money totalling £700. Thanks to our on going sponsors the ravine club and the Hickey family. Winners £200; Rup £140; Semi finalist £90; Last 8 £45. D watkins and d allsop; D Miller and I young; G Chadwick and p Harris; H birch and j Wilson; J Longshaw and a Longshaw; C hook and k Sinclair; N Shaw and l stringfellow; C Taylor and t allen." Thanks Chris. H.

03/10/17    Email from Neil Bithell, "Jimmy and teddy Hickey Pairs; Monday 2nd October 2nd round results; H birch and j Wilson 21 - R Belshaw and P Culley 17; C hook and k sinclair 21 - J Marrow and a Thomas 17." Thanks Chris. H.

01/10/17    Email from Neil Bithell, "Jimmy and teddy Hickey Memorial ravine club pemberton. Monday 2nd October; H birch and j Wilson; P Culley and r Belshaw; M Miller and c ball; S brown and b Lowe; G foster and a Wilkinson; B balderson and partner; C hook and k sinclair; N Bithell and b simm. Tues 3rd oct; A gartside and j Ashcroft; A topping and partner; Shaun Ells and partner; J Carney and r bevington; N Shaw and l stringfellow; Halliwell and lenagan; C Taylor and partner;D Miller and I young. Wednesday 4th oct; W speed and m heap; W griffiths and a horrobin; I Grady and hodge; D fenney and c Gregson; Longshaw and Longshaw; G Chadwick and p Harris; J Belshaw and p clegg; D tabener and W Harrison; Thurs 5th oct; C Cooke and p Winrow; D watkins and d allsop; J Barlow and r Semmens; K young and s young; B mcarick and k boughy; J lester and partner; M wood and e storey; D Cowley and a Cowley. All starts 615pm. Last 8 on Saturday 7th October 5.30pm." Thanks Chris. H.

15/09/17    Email from Tony Roscoe, "Bellingham Men's Doubles Competition. Monday 25th September ,Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, 6.30pm start. Final on Friday 29th, 6.00pm start. Entries to Tony Roscoe/ 01942-206634." Thanks Chris. H.

13/09/17    Sad news. Bill Latham died on 5th September 2017. His funeral is on Monday 18th September at Charnock Richard Crematorium at 10.00am. Was a lovely man and worked hard for Crown Green Bowling at the Ravine BC. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

22/08/17    Email from Keith Higham, "2017 Dawber Trophy 'Gent's 32' Competition at Hind's Head (Rivaj) BC, Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington. WN6 9RN. Sunday 1st October. Start Times at: 11.00am; 11.45am; 12.30pm & 1.15pm. Practice 10.15am to 10.45am. Entry Fee £6.00. Prize Money £70, £40, £20 x 2, £10 x 4 subject to 32 entries. Entries/Enquiries: Keith Higham 01257- 423999 / 07807-244668. Email - HIGHAM.K@SKY.com or Jim Dawber 01257-452214." Thanks Chris. H.

08/08/17    Email from Peter Smith, "We are: Robin Park Indoor Bowling Club and the pre-season meeting is on Thursday September 7th. at the Arena ; at 11a.m.  Parking passes can be obtained from reception." Thanks Chris. H.

21/07/17    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "The Wigan Subscription Bowling Club is to host the 2017 Junior All England Individual Merit Finals on Saturday 19th August. 32 junior players, who have each qualified from their respective counties, contest this prestigious event. It is a straight knock out competition with all games being 21up. The start time is 10am and the competition finishes late afternoon. Recent winners include Callum Wraight, Wayne Ditchfield and Greg Smith. Some of you may also remember a current Wigan Subscription member who won the event back in 1983... Carl Parker. Venue: Wigan Subscription Bowling Club, Park Crescent West, Wigan, WN1 1SA. A barbeque will be on all day. There is a large car park behind the club and overflow parking is also available next door at Wigan Cricket Club. Thanks Chris. H.

04/07/17    Email from Denis Flanagan, "Denis here from Mesnes Park BC. Sadly I have to inform you of the passing of Joe Fairhurst, treasurer and member of our club. He passed away on 28/6/2017 and a cremation service will be held on Monday 17th July at 1pm at Charnock Richard Crematorium. Could you please give him a mention in the 'Obituaries' at our next meeting of the Pensioner's section in Sept.. many thanks, Denis." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

25/06/17    Email from Lynn Bennett, "I am Frank Leonards sister in law.  The family and I would like to thank everyone for their tributes and kind thoughts and messages regarding Franks  sudden passing. His funeral will be held at St Francis church, City Rd Kitt Green at 2.30pm Friday the 30th June followed by a service at St Helens Crematorium.. All are welcome at the services We will be  celebrating his life afterwards at Bispham bowling club and hope you can join us. We request family flowers only. Anyone wishing to make donations. These will be given to Wigan Hospice. I can be contacted on 07717 215716 or by e mail lynnben@hotmail.co.uk ." Thanks Chris. H.

22/06/17    Email from Gary Nelson, "Its with great sadness to inform you of the sudden passing away of a very good friend Frank Leonard on Tuesday 20/06/2017. Frank was a real gentleman and will be sadly missed by all who new him as he was a very popular player in the Wigan bowling leagues having played for St Francis and the Heinz clubs for a number of years. I will inform you of the funeral arrangements as soon as I know." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

06/06/17    Email from Keith Robinson, "Harold Winrow Memorial Pairs on Sunday 25th June 2017 11.00 start at Alexandra park. Draw out for partner, homesters don't play together, round robin basis. £5 per person. ring Keith Robinson / 01942 224466 or 07528432434." Thanks Chris. H.

29/05/17   Email from Harry Butler, "Just to inform you Jack Westby from Westhoughton S & S Reform Pensioners passed away on Monday the 22nd of May. Bob Lowe. " Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

25/05/17    Phone call from Bernard Molloy, "Sad news; George Bootle died last night. George hadn't bowled for a while (Sacred Heart C) but was always present to watch bowling on the Pagefield." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

25/05/17    Email from Harry Butler, "Carl Crossland's funeral is 11.00am on Thursday 1st June at St. Thomas the Martyr Church, Upholland." Thanks Chris. H.

17/05/17    Email from Bill Garner, "Jimmy's arrangements are 7.00pm Rosary Thursday 25th May.  170 Darlington St. Wigan. Funeral will be at St Patricks Church 2.00pm Friday 26th May. Apologies to anyone who heard 12.00pm on the Friday, just to confirm 2.00pm Friday 26th May." Thanks Chris. H.

16/05/17   Email from Michael Ryding, "Jimmy's funeral is Friday 26th May at 12-00 noon. St. Patrick's Church. Sorry its 2.00pm not Noon." Thanks Chris. H.

15/05/17   Email from Brian Rigby, "Sad to confirm that Gordon Shaw has passed away on Sunday 7th may on his 91st birthday. Gordon was very well known in bowling and in his youth, football circles. He played for Old Springs, Triangle Valve and Garswood Hall. A gentleman he will be missed by many. His funeral is on Thursday 18th May; 11.30am at St James' Haydock then to St Helen's crematorium. A buffet is at Haydock Con club. Thanks." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/05/17   Email from Michael Ryding, "Unfortunately I am the bearer of bad news. It is with great sadness I have to inform you that Jimmy Whyte has passed away. As you know Jimmy is well known around the bowling community and especially the CMS League for many years. No funeral arrangements as yet. I will keep you informed." I do not know what to put here as Jimmy and myself go back a few years. All of us will miss a great friend. Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

13/05/17   Email from Peter McGuirk, "Iím promoting a bowls competition at the Carr Mill hotel at the end of June and beginning of July. Hopefully the attachment will explain everything, dates, times, etc. If you have any queries please get in touch. Regards Peter McGuirk, Sec. Carr Mill Bowling Club. Mob.  07504-805182." Thanks Chris. H

04/05/17   Email update from Brian Duffy, "I have been informed that the funeral service for Jack Byrne will take place at 10-30 am on Tuesday May 9th in St Cuthbert's RC Church, Sherwood Drive, Pemberton, Wigan.  WN5 9QN regards Brian." Thanks Chris. H.

02/05/17   Email from Harry Butler, "Sad to tell you Carl Crossland died on Sunday 30 April after a long illness." Deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

29/04/17   Email from Brian Duffy," It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the sudden death of Jack Byrne from Pemberton Conservative Club, at home, on Thursday 27th April. I will let you know later as to the funeral arrangements. Jack was well known in the bowling fraternity and will be sadly missed by all his colleagues and especially at Pemberton Cons. Regards Brian Duffy." My deepest sympathies go to all family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

21/04/17    September 2017 BISPHAM HALL MEN'S PAIRS sponsored by Grange Valley Amusements. Limited to 32 pairs. Entry Fee £15.00. Qualifying Dates for September are Tuesday 26th; Wednesday 27th; Thursday 28th and Friday 29th. Practice 6.30pm for Start at 7.00pm. Finals Night is Sunday 1st October with practice at 5.30pm for Start at 6.00pm. Prize Money £680.00. Contact John Forshaw on 01695-622091. Thanks Chris. H.

19/04/17    Email from Bill Garner, "Jack Taylor's Funeral will be 10.0am Friday 21st April .St johns Catholic Church Wigan." Thanks Chris. H.

13/04/17    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "2017 WIGAN SUBSCRIPTION MENíS CLASSIC DRAW. The draw for the first two rounds of the 2017 Wigan Subscription Menís Classic has been made by one of our main sponsors, Mr Stuart Goulding of DGLWindows (DGLWindows.co.uk). All first round matches start at 6:15pm. Venue: Wigan Subscription Bowling Club, Park Crescent West, Wigan, WN1 1SA.

Sat 20th May

M Gilpin v P Winrow

P Boydell v T Palmer

C Cooke v S Fisher

I Nicholson v D Sillitoe

Sun 21st May

S Mort v M Tunstall

T Johnstone v T Glover

L Heaton v A Tattersley

L Johnstone v D Barwise

Sat 27th May

D Plenderleith v G Chadwick

C Ward v J Marrow

S Davies v B Speed

W Ditchfield v C Fielding

Sun 28th May

D Watters v M Richardson

N Jolley v M Prescott

M Ogiliev v S Freer

D Molyneux v S Coupe

Sat 3rd June

A Daykin v A Cairns

A Hayes v T Dennison

D Watkins v T Houghton

A Moss v J Dyson

Sun 4th June

J Mordue v S Brown

P Cookson v M Leach

G Ellis v G I Wilson

D Ferris v C Mordue

Sat 10th June

J Crossley v J Brown

M Heap v K Shaw

M Britton v D Allsopp

A Broadhurst v N Bithell

Sun 11th June

C Wraight v I Dennis

R Hitchen v N Shaw

D Higginbottom v D McDermott

H Birch v I Young

Barbeque every evening ... weather permitting !" Thanks Chris. H.

09/04/17    Email from Norman Winrow, "With regard to the result of Aspull 'B' versus Greenhough St. it appears that Aspull 'B' have played an illegal player, P. Forster is not old enough to play, when I obtained his details he was born in 1961." Thanks for that, I will delete him from the registrations and regard as 'Walk Over'. Thanks Chris. H.

05/04/17    Email from Anna Leyland, "I work for Inspiring healthy lifestyles, over the last few months weíve been running an indoor bowls session at Robin Park. We were lucky enough that the league who play on a Tuesday allowed us to use their mats, and donate some bowls for us to use which we have now returned. Now that bowls is moving outside we have finished our bowls session. The session was for anyone to come down and play, some people had no previous experience and some had some experience and brought their own bowls. We are now looking to link with a bowling club in Wigan to continue the sessions outdoors. I understand clubs are now busy with leagues, however if there is the opportunity to setup a session once a week for one hour this would be great. It may result in gaining new players at your club, we would advertise the session along with the club to get people attending and any cost on the session would go to the club. If you are interested or/and know any other clubs that I could link with please contact me at this email address. Regards, Anna Leyland, Inspiring healthy lifestyles, Back to Sport Club Co-ordinator/Wellbeing Instructor. a.leyland@wlct.org 01942-828420. www.inspiringhealthylifestyles.org, Robin Park Headquarters, The Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UL. Follow us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/BacktoSport; Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BacktoSport; Back to Sport Newsletter: Sign up here; Active Outdoors Newsletter: Sign up here. " Thanks Chris. H. 

05/04/17    More bad news from Bill Garner, "Regret to be the bearer of bad news. We advise that due to shortage of bowlers we will only be able to have 1 team in the Pensions League. We will continue with the A team, and ask you to  withdraw St Patricks B team  from division 3. Thanks and Regards Bill." I have edited the fixtures and results on the website Chris. H.

03/04/17    Sad news email from Bill Garner, "Jack Taylor passed last week. He was a stalwart at St .Patricks Bowling Club, going back to the 1970 s. Needless to say he will be greatly missed. We are waiting for details for his burial etc. and I will notify you later." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

30/03/17    Email from Nicky Shaw, "Please see a poster attached for a project that we are running at our club starting on Friday 7th April and every following Friday which is being opened by Jenny Meadows.  Itís open to anybody in the borough and Iím particularly looking for help from bowlers who would be interested in volunteering to help with bowling tuition. If anybody would like further details they can contact me on 07900315274 as I am the Project Manager of this new and exciting venture. I would appreciate if you could put a link on your page so people can access the details of the project. Thanks and kind regards Nicky Shaw, Club Secretary, Garswood Hall Bowling and Community Club, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan. WN4 8LU." Thanks Chris. H.

30/03/17    Sad News from Barry Whitton, "Cyril Bamber died on the 18th March. He played for Pemberton Cons, Highfield Gdns and Orrell YMCA. Funeral is at Salem Methodist Church on the 3rd April at 2.00pm." Deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls.

19/03/17     Sad news; Norman Lowe died last Sunday morning. His funeral is on Thursday 23rd March at Wigan Crematorium at 3.30pm then to the Unity Club, Standish. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. 

18/02/17    Email from Alan Hammond, "Would you please request that all team delegates inform all visiting teams to St.Wilfrid's at Standish about being aware of car parking on Greenwood Road/Bentham Road. These roads are an authorised bus route. I had to meet with a Wigan Councillor, with reference to a complaint about double parking on this road, that had created a problem for a bus. The bungalows in this road adjacent to the footpath that leads down to the bowling Green, are mainly for elderly residents, so it is vital that no double parking occurs, as ambulance and bus service access is maintained at all times. please park on the side of the road opposite the footpath, but not in the cul-de-sac, as this is for residents only but DO NOT DOUBLE PARK. Alternatively park by the church or on the rear of the Co-Op car park. Thanks for your understanding, Alan Hammond ( secretary St. Wilfrid's Bowling Club)." Thanks Chris. H.

         Email from Brian Rigby, "I would appreciate it if you would please advertise for bowlers 60+years of age to join Whitehall vet's at miles lane for this coming season any one interested can attend meeting at the green on Wednesday 8th of march at 1pm all welcome alternatively contact me Brian Rigby on 01942 205607 thanks." Thanks Chris. H.

14/01/17    Sorry to start the year with sad news. Email from Brian Rigby, "Paul Poree (Whitehall Pensioners) died on Sunday Night. Paul's funeral is at 2.00pm on Wednesday 25th Jan, Charnock Richard Crematorium." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls.  I must say that Brian, myself and everyone we have spoken to have been deeply shocked at this news. Paul was one of the few men that quietly got on with life, would help out in anyway he could. A lovely man. Chris. H.

14/01/17    Catching up from before Christmas, I have had my emotions explode over such a short holiday period. Laughed and cried; deaths (too many) and births (congratulations Katy). I hope 2017 is full of laughs for everyone but I know this is not true to life. Hopefully fewer tears of sadness. Email from Mary Latham, "Sad news, Harold Peet passed away on the 23rd Nov. Harold played for St Andrews in his early bowling career, he also captained St Andrews mixed team for many years and played for the Bellingham. Harold was a true Gentle Man and will be missed so much by his family and many friends. His funeral was on Friday the 16th December at 12`oclock at St Andrews Church. Thank You Mary Latham." I am sorry for the lateness posting this sad news my deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls.

13/11/16    Sad news; Bernie Barwise (St. Matthews, Highfield) and Clive Uniake (Newtown Cons) both died recently. They will be missed RIP. My deepest sympathies go to the families and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

23/10/16    Returned from a lovely holiday in Cyprus; here are the news updates. Sent by Nicky Shaw, "Wigan League Pensioners Presentation Day pairs held at Garswood Hall.  Winning pair was Fred Anderton and Henry Butler who beat Peter Shaw and Philip Robinson 21-15."

Sent by Francis Calter, "Sad news that Gerry Wilkie has passed away last Wednesday. Gerry was very instrumental in the formation of the Abram pensioners bowling club, also the same with Abram Parish bowling teams, and the Bucks Head bowling club, he will be sadly missed by all, R I P." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls.

Sent by Neil Bithell, "2016 Jimmy and Teddy Hickey memorial pairs final result; Neil Bithell and Barry Simm 21 beat Duncan Watkins and Darren Allsopp 18." Thanks to all for the updates. Chris. H.

20/09/16    Jim's funeral is at 11.00am on Tuesday 27th September at St. Cuthbert's then on to Wigan Crematorium.

18/09/16    Sad news from Barry Whitton, "Very sad to have to inform you of the death of Jimmy Lowe. He was a member of Newtown Conservative Club Bowling Team for a long time and will be sadly missed. I will inform Shevibowls of the Funeral arrangements." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/09/16    Email from Roy Welsby, "Very sad to have to inform you of the death on 5.9.2016,of long standing stalwart of Platt Bridge Pensioners bowling team, Arthur Pilkington, Arthur hadn't been well recently, and passed away on Monday, RIP". Thanks Chris. H.

05/09/16    Email from Neil Bithell, "2016 Jimmy and Teddy Hickey memorial pairs at The Ravine Club, Pemberton. WN5 9HF. Starts 6.15pm on OCTOBER, Monday 10th; Tuesday 11th; Wednesday 12th; Thursday 13th. Final 8 on Saturday 15th, 5.30pm start. 32 pairs £15 per pair; £700 in prize money sponsored by the ravine club and the Hickey family Free Buffett on finals night. large raffle. all donations for raffle welcome Immediate entry advised to Neil Bithell 07877208955 after 6pm. Please note all start times." Thanks Chris. H.


START TIMES 11-00am,  11-45am, 12-30pm & 1-15pm. PRACTICE 10.15am to 10.45am. ENTRY FEE  £6.
PRIZE MONEY £70,  £40,  £20 x 2 & £10 x 4 (SUBJECT TO 32 ENTRIES). ENTRIES/ENQUIRIES : KEITH HIGHAM 01257 423999 / 07807244668 /  EMAIL    HIGHAM.K@SKY.COM .OR JIM DAWBER 01257 452214. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, KIND REGARDS. KEITH HIGHAM. " Thanks Chris. H.

05/08/16    Email from Jimmy Glover, "Bowling competition being run and sponsored by the Pennington Park Tearooms :- 28th August open to all bowls comp 10am start 1st 32 total prize money £260 if full Ring Jim on 07442 166251. Cheers JG." Thanks Chris. H.

05/08/16    Email from Dr. Henry Butler, "Robin Park Indoor Bowling Bowling commences on 

3rd October 2016 until 3rd April 2017. 24 sessions 12.30 hr until 15.50 hr each Monday afternoon. 24 sessions 18.00hr until 21.20 hr each Monday evening. We are looking for a  5 person team for both sessions. If interested contact H. Butler. 01257 252285. Regards Harry." Thanks Chris. H.

29/06/16    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "2016 WIGAN SUBSCRIPTION JUNIOR CLASSIC." SEMI-FINAL DRAW: Fergal Wright (Southport) v Jordan McDermott (Pensby); Kieren Clark (Dalton-in-Furness) v Ryan Walters (Solihull). To played on Saturday 2nd July. Starts 6.30pm. Thanks Chris. H.

24/06/16   Email from Andrew Molyneux, "2016 WIGAN SUBSCRIPTION MENíS CLASSIC." SEMI FINAL DRAW:  Simon Coupe v Nicky Shaw; Callum Wraight v Scott Fisher. To played on Sunday 3rd July. Starts 6.30pm. Thanks Chris. H.

17/06/16    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "2016 WIGAN SUBSCRIPTION MENíS CLASSIC."

Principal Sponsors: Marstonís, Wigan Honda, JCH Draughting, SFconsulting, Grayway and The Wigan Beer Company. All matches start at 6:15pm. Last 16 Draw -

SATURDAY 18th JUNE: Danny Miller v Allen Broadhurst; Martin Gilpin v Scott Fisher; Lee Johnstone v Chris Ward; Nicky Shaw v Bill Simms. SUNDAY 19th JUNE: Callum Wraight v Mike Tunstall; Andrew Moss v Harvey Birch; Simon Coupe v Mick Prescott; Chris Cooke v John Brown. Thanks Chris. H.

21/05/16    Email from Andrew Molyneux, "2016 WIGAN SUBSCRIPTION MENíS CLASSIC. The first round of the 2016 Wigan Subscription Menís Classic starts this weekend. The draw for Saturday and Sunday evening is: SATURDAY 21st MAY: Jack Dyson v Barry Simm; Martin Gilpin v Mike Leach; Kevan Shaw v Scott Fisher; Ian Nicholson v Ashley Daykin. SUNDAY 22nd MAY: Tommy Johnstone v Lee Heaton; John Gatley v Simon Coupe; Neil Grant v Dave Watters; Daniel Petcher v Lee Johnstone. All first round matches start at 6:15pm. Venue: Wigan Subscription Bowling Club, Park Crescent West, Wigan, WN1 1SA. Barbeque ... weather permitting." Thanks Chris. H.

16/04/16    Email from Nicky Shaw, "Senior County Match on Sunday 1st May 2pm start Ė The war of the roses, Lancashire v Yorkshire with the home leg being held on the little green at Garswood Hall Bowling and Community Club.   Please come along and show your support. Kind regards Nicky. " Thanks Chris. H.

03/04/16    Follow-up Michael Ryding. "Mark's funeral is at Ince Parish Church on Friday 8th April at 12 noon." Thanks Chris. H.

29/03/16    Sad email from Michael Ryding, "It's with real sadness that I need to inform you of the sudden passing of Mark Taylor from St Pats. Mark was a real nice guy and a very popular member of our bowling teams and will be sorely missed by his family and all who new him. Mark in his youth used to play Rugby League for Salford. I will inform you when we have any funeral arrangements." My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

20/03/16    Email from Billy Speed, "Pairs comp. at Ravine on Easter Saturday. 16 pairs £15 pair, contact Ron Belshaw/01942-223393  only 2 places left." Thanks Chris. H.

26/02/16    Now is the time to think about a break and currently walking holidays are all the rage. A bowling friend has a Cosy-Cottage in Yorkshire. Check it out it may just be the place you're looking for. Thanks Chris. H.

26/02/16    I received a really nice email. "My husband + I met David Hawkins at Thomas Linacre  last Thursday. We are from St Helens + have never met this man before. He recited a few poems to us whilst we waited to be called in. He told us about Shevibowls + his poems, which we have found amusing. Please convey our kind wishes to this gentleman, he was a breath of fresh air + a little Ray of sunshine. Kind regards  Jan Gerrard." Personally I think our resident poet should be sponsored by the National Health and his books available at clinics and surgeries. As it is, they are not, but they are on sale at Wallgate Station and The Novel House, Royal Arcade. Thanks Chris. H.

16/02/16    John's funeral is on Tuesday 23rd February at Charnock Richard Crematorium, 1.00pm. Chris. H.

12/02/16    Really Sad News. A really good friend died yesterday, John Mercer. John was a great man that spoke with actions not words, very rare indeed. If it hadn't been for John, Shevington Cons Bowls Section, the fantastic bowling green and surrounds, would not exist as it does. He worked tirelessly on the flagging, digging sumps etc. and helped as the treasurer. He never made excuses, just got on with it. He was Captain of the Shevington Cons C bowling team and bowled for St. Anne's B team. Always a gentleman. My deepest sympathies go to all the family and friends from all at Shevibowls. Chris. H.

08/02/16    New pensioners bowlers required for Whitehall S.V.B.C, 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 County 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. 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 donít know it and I canít 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 countryís 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 Ė AGE 18 AND UNDER Ė 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 ĎAí 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 Mondayís 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 Ė Friday. Please contact Dave on 07554 003040." Thanks Chris. H.

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

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.

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 Peterís 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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