Cannock Bowls League 2023

President Chairman Treasurer
Dave Williams
Graham Holyoak
Stuart Hickson
Secretary/Safeguarding Officer Safeguarding Officer Competitions
Helen Skidmore Julie Wigley Dave Christopher
Tel - 07864370477 Tel - 07969 407984 Tel - 07956 561990
Cannock League 2023 Season 
Any questions/issues please contact Helen preferably by e-mail or text (details at the top). 
Please remember that she works and so can't always respond straight away.
If your club/team contact details change during the season please update the website and also send the details to the Secretary to update the mailing list.
Best wishes to everyone for the coming season.


The Committee



Important Dates:


Latest information:


Wed 28th Feb 2024

AGM - Agenda

The following e-mail has gone out today to all team/club contacts.  The attachment is in the relevant heading on the webpage.


You are being sent this as a representative of your club - if you are not attending the AGM on your club's behalf please pass the details on to the person who is.

Please find attached the Agenda for the League's AGM.

Please let me know any apologies or people that you would like remembered in the minutes silence prior to the start of the meeting.

This e-mail and the AGM agenda will be put on the website.  No printed copies will be available on the evening.



League Secretary.



Tue 30th Jan 2024

AGM Details

e-mail sent to all club contacts this morning


I'm sending this to you as I have you as a contact for your team/club in the Cannock Bowls League.  

Please pass the information onto the appropriate members of your team and club.  

If you are no longer a contact for the club please let me know and advise me of the new contact.

The Cannock League AGM is planned for Thursday 14th March 2024 - 7.30 at Heath Hayes Cons Club.  

All teams/clubs should send at least one person to the AGM.

If you want anything to propose anything to go onto the agenda please let me know this week, by Wednesday 7th February.

I will send out the Agenda mid February.




Cannock Bowl League


Sun 3rd Dec

Message from Lichfield Road BC regarding Claude Tomlinson

It is with great sadness that I write to advise you of the passing on 15th November of our longtime President Claude Tomlinson.  
Claude was an active member of Lichfield Road bowling club for over 60 years and shall be dearly missed by everyone at the club.
His funeral shall take place at Aldridge Methodist Church on 14th December at 1pm, followed a wake at Calderfields Golf club.  Anyone that would like to pay their respects is very welcome.
If you would be so kind as to put the details on the Bowls Results website it would be much appreciated.
Russell Cook
Mon 20th Nov

Following received from Mel, Rushall Labour Club

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Lloyd Davies (Rushall Labour BC) passed away on the 2nd November following a very short battle with Cancer.  His funeral is on Tuesday 28th November 2023 at 3pm at Mercia Forest Crematorium (WV11 2RJ) and afterwards at Rushall Labour Club.  Anyone who would like to pay their respects is very welcome to the Funeral and Wake afterwards.


Sat 23rd Sep

Doubles Merit Finals

Hi Congratulations to Stuart Hickson and James Heming on winning the League's Doubles Merit last Thursday, beating Dave Hayward and Alan Parsons in a very close final.  Thanks go to The Rag for hosting.


Sat 16th Sep

Individual Merit Finals

Hi Congrats to Joe Hunter for winning the League's Individual Merit last Thursday, beating Andy Statham in the final.  Thanks go to Streetly for hosting. 

If the County holds a Champion of Champion's competition for this year (probably not until Spring) Joe will be offered one of our places. 


Wed 13th Sep

Christine Jones - Hazelwood

Harry Booker asked me to pass on the news that Christine died recently.  Christine was secretary of Hazelwood and until last year a regular player in their team in the Cannock League.  She will be sadly missed by the club and the league. 

Our thoughts go out to her family, club and team mates.


Mon 7th Aug

Pelsall Bowling Club.

Message from Pelsall Bowling Club.

From Monday August 7th, there will be roadworks at the "Fingerpost" cross roads in Pelsall for 4 weeks which may cause delays.


Sat 3rd Jun

Double Merit Qualifiers

The following players qualified for the finals of the Doubles Merits to be held on Thursday 21st September - Venue TBC

From the qualifying rounds held at Heath Hayes - Vikki Wilson & Paul Johnson, Lauren Smith & Joe Hunter

From the qualifying rounds held at Lichfield Road - Dave Hayward & Alan Parsons, Stuart Hickson and James Heming

Our thanks to both clubs for the use of the greens and to those I/C on the night for running the evening.


Fri 19th May

Individual Merit Qualifiers

The following players qualified for the finals of the Individual Merits to be held on Thursday 14th September - Venue TBC

From the qualifying rounds held at The Rag - Paul Biddulph, Tim Jones, Andy Statham and Mark Coombs

From the qualifying rounds held at Hawkins - Joe Hunter, Lauren Smith, Jess Bennett and Matt Bates

Our thanks to both clubs for the use of the greens and to those I/C on the night for running the evening.


Mon 15th May

Doubles Merit - Wednesday 24th May 2023 - 6.30 for a 6.40 Scratch Time

Venue 1 - Lichfield Road

I/C - Tim Jones & Glenn Wilson and Rachel Bennett & Jess Bennett  - plus Carl Bates & Matt Henderson, Mick Emery & John Froggatt, Mark Rowe & Heather Rowe, Dave Hayward & Alan Parsons, Daz Gittings & Keith Lockett, Neil Bunce & David Bunce, Julie Wigley & Gianna Leese, Stu Hickson & Alan Larvin

Venue 2 - Heath Hayes

I/C - Lauren Smith & Joe Hunter and Woz Clemson & Paul Bates  - plus Mark Coombes & Jackie Coombes, Hughie Blair & Chris Green, Vikki Wilson & Paul Johnson, Nathan Ewart & Matt Bates, Andy Statham & Len Broadhead, Dave Briggs & Mike Williams, Denise Caton & Matt Manion, George Amison & Nigel Phillips

Two pairs to qualify from each Green


Mon 15th May

Alstom Bowls Club

Friday 26th May 1pm


Fees, paperwork, new members, DBS certificates


The following County officials will be available from 1pm.


Mark Bircumshaw, Secretary and Treasurer


Hand out 2023 paperwork due to no AGM this year. (League Booklets, etc.)

Collect outstanding League or Club fees.

Sign up new members.

Answer any questions you may have.


Donna Gauden, Safeguarding Officer


Assist in applying or renewing DBS certificates.



Mon 8th May

Singles Merit - Wednesday 17th May 2023 - 6.30 for a 6.40 Scratch Time

Venue 1 - Hawkins

I/C - Heather Rowe and Dave Hayward - plus Dave Metcalfe, Colin Hayward, Neil Bunce, Lauren Smith, Jess Bennett, Matt Bates, Rob Gibbon, Russell Cook, Nathan Ewart, Hughie Blair, Rachel Bennett, Stuart Hickson, Joe Hunter

Venue 2 - The Rag

I/C - Alan Parsons and Woz Clemson - plus Paul Biddulph, Chris Green, Tim Jones, Iain Brown, Mark Rowe, Andy Statham, Carl Bates, Mark Coombes, Paul Bates, John Froggatt, Matt Henderson, Dave Briggs, Roger Davies

4 players to qualify from each Green


Sun 30th Apr

4 Home/4 Away 

The semi final details of these competitons are now on the website.  Results for a couple of games in division 1 have not been entered in detail but the overall result has been confirmed.  The game between Hagley and Lichfield Road B was decided by Rule 5 of the Rules for Knockout Cups as per the League and Competition Rules on the website, the game was tied on points and also on number of winning cards so the decision was based on the aggregate of the cards listed as number 1, with Lichfield Road B coming out the winners, commiserations to Hagley.


Sun 30th Apr

2023 AGM Minutes

The draft minutes from the 2023 AGM have been added to the website please see the appropriate heading.  Please send any issues or comments on these to the League Secretary.



Tue 28th Mar

Season 2023

Hi all the fixtures are now on the website, including the first rounds of the 4 home/4 away.  The basic dates for the season are below:

Thursday 13th April - Prelims for the 4 home/4 away competitions - details will be added shortly

Thursday 20th April - Quarter finals for the 4 home/4 away competitions

Monday 24th April - All Merit Entries (including payments) to be with Dave Christopher - forms were given out to all club representatives at the AGM.  If you don't know who took yours for the club then please e-mail me. 

Thursday 27th April - First League Games

Wednesday 17th May - Singles Merit Qualifying

Wednesday 24th May - Pairs Merit Qualifying

Wednesday 14th June - Singles Merit Intermediate Round (if required)

Wednesday 21st June - Doubles Merit Intermediate Round (if require)

Thursday 24th August - Last League Games

Thursday 31st August - Semi finals for the 4 home/4 away competitions

Thursday 7th September - Finals for the 4 home/4 away competitions (Neutral Green)

Thursday 14th September - Singles Merit Finals

Thursday 21st September - Doubles Merity Finals




I have also today sent out the following e-mail to everyone I have been given contact details for.


I have just put the fixtures and league/competition dates onto the website for the 2023 season.

I have also created an e-mail group with all the e-mail addresses for captains and contacts that I currently have.

I always blind copy my e-mails so you won't see the other contacts.

If you aren't a contact for your club for the League can you let me know.

If someone at your club is but you know he/she hasn't been included in this e-mail then please let me know.

If the contacts at your club change during the year, please update the website (now correct as per the details given me at the AGM) but also please e-mail me the details as I don't revisit it during the year.




Wed 18th Jan

AGM Agenda items - Reminder

e-mail sent to all club contacts this morning


Just a reminder that any agenda items for the league's AGM need to be with me by January 29th.

Details and date of the AGM will be sent out after that.



Sat 14th Jan

Shirley Power Hammerwich Bowling Club

Message received from Bill White, Secretary, Hammerwich Bowling Club

 “Regretfully, Shirley Power passed away on Boxing Day 2022. She had been a member of Hammerwich Bowling Club for many years. Funeral Service is at 10.30am Thursday 26th January at Heath Hayes Crematorium and afterwards at St Matthew’s Sports & Social Club, Burntwood”


Wed 14th Dec 2022

Mick Shaw, Hammerwich Bowling Club

Message from Bill White, Secretary, Hammerwich Bowling Club

 “Regretfully, Mick Shaw passed away recently. He had been a member of Hammerwich Bowling Club for many years and was well known to members of other bowling clubs. He will be sadly missed by many people.”


Sun 6th Nov 2022

e-mail sent out today


This e-mail is going out to the 2022 contacts I have for each team in the league.  Please forward to the appropriate person if you are no longer your teams contact.

Our aim is to have the League AGM mid March, which means I need to send out the AGM paperwork to all teams by mid February.  I will confirm the date as soon as I can.

As before we will only have one meeting, and will ask that subs are paid at this meeting.  Season dates will be agreed at the AGM and the fixtures will then be finalised and published by early April.

Therefore there is a cut off date for agenda items of Sunday 29th January, please send these to me -

If over the winter you have a change in contact for either your team captain or club secretary can you let me know so that I send out the information to the correct person.  AGM paperwork will only be sent out by e-mail so if any individual doesn't have e-mail can they nominate someone who does to receive it please.

If any club is thinking of entering another team or is unfortunately going to be leaving the league please let me know asap.




Sat 5th Dec 2020

I have been asked to pass on the news that Ron Neville of Hazelwood and Chase Terrace BC passed away last Monday.

On behalf of the committee and the league I would like to pass on our sympathy to his family and friends.


Sat 16th Nov 2019
It is sad to record the death of Ron Hames of  Hammerwich Bowls club.
The funeral will take place on Friday 29th November, 10.15 at Christ Church Burntwood followed by a cremation at Fradley then back to St Mathews Burntwood
Family flower only, but any donations to Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK can be forwarded to Joh Shorts Chasetown.
Our condolences are with the family at this sad time