Wolverhampton Senior Bowls League 2023

 President Secretary Fixture Secretary Treasurer
Ray Lewis Roland  Heap Nick  Williams Terry Morris 
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Presentation Luncheon to be held at Penn BC on Thursday 23rd November 23 at 12.00 pm.


Rule 5 applies as follows:- Prize money not collected during the Presentation Day will be forfeited and returned to League Funds. 


Should you wish to purchase tickets, £10.0 each, from October 1st please contact our League Treasurer Terry Morris on mobile 07443 940532 or by email:- tellm2me@outlook.com.


Important Dates:


Latest information:


Mon 20th Nov

I sadly inform you that Patrick Bell of Wombourne and formerly Swindon passed away on November 11th after a long illness. Our sympathies go out to June and their family.  Rest in peace, Pat.


Mon 13th Nov

It saddens me to report that Dave Phillips of Springvale BC and previously Newhampton BC has passed away a few days ago

Over the years David was a very valuable member of the league's non Executive committee and was always very keen to help out when called on particularly at Merit and Cup qualifying rounds. Rest in Peace David

Sun 22nd Oct

 It is with regret to announce the passing of Ray 'Bish' Bishop on Sunday 15th October.  Ray was a huge character who played for Stile and well known throughout the bowling fraternity.  R.I.P. Ray.

 Rays funeral is this Friday 17th November at 3.00pm at Mercia Forest Crematorium Broad Lane Essington 

Tue 3rd Oct

This year's league programme has been completed today with John Corbett/Steve Hill Essington winning the League Doubles Merit on the excellent Penn BC green. Beating Derek Dace/Dave Skidmore Amery 21-10 in the Final. Losing Semi finalsts were Graham Bird/Steve Tranter Pennfields and Nigel Blunt/Bob Jones Pavilion CES.

Big thanks to Ray, Cyril and John for referring and measuring this afternoon, and also big thanks for the large amount of spectators who turnout to support during the afternoon 


Tue 3rd Oct

It is sad to report that Alan Simmons Amery  has passed away. 

Wed 20th Sep

Unfortunately todays persistent rain has caused the League Doubles Final to be postponed and has been rearranged for Tuesday 3rd October 2023 at Penn BC scratch out 12.45 for 1.00pm start.

Dress Code still applies.

Mon 18th Sep

It is with great sadness and regret that I have to report the passing of Phil Britton Coseley Tavern B after a short illness.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends RIP Phi.d

Phil's funeral etails is on Tuesday 7th November

11am Gornal Crematorium

Afterwards at 44 Club, Lanesfield.

Wed 13th Sep

Well once again we have reached the end of another successful season, although we have about 4 matches still to play, the current league positions have determined the winners and runners up for this year.

Div 1

Winners Woodfield A, Runners up Bilston

Div average winner Ian Porter Bilston winning 16 out of 17

Div 2 

Winners Willenhall Nordley, Runners up Breakaways Harrison's

Div average winner Ian Charles Will Nordley winning 15 out of 15

Div 3 

Winners Pennfield C finishing on same points as Runners up Fordhouses B but beat them on aggregate score by 83 shots

Div average winner Kevin Hurst Swindon winning 14 out of 15

Div 4

Despite the top two still having to play a match against one another next week the League standings are.

Winners Express & Star B, Runners up Pavilion CES D

Div average winner Mike Simmons Swindon B winning 15 out of 16

Div 5

Winners Essington C Runners up with one game to play Wombourne B

Div average winner John Donnelly Essington C winning 17 out of 18


Please accept the league committee's congratulations for your achievements and we look forward to see all teams and average winners at our Presentation luncheon in November 

Thu 31st Aug

Following yesterday's results Woodfield A Div 1, and Willenhall Nordley Div 2 were both confirmed as league champions for this Season. Congratulations to both teams

Today they played one another in the Division 1 & 2 Cup Final on an excellent Wombourne top green.

With the Division 2 Willenhall Nordley running out winners by 12 shots (109 v 97).

Nordley started strongly with Ian Charles winning 21-4, but wins by Brian Harman and Rob Stewart drag back Woodfield to only 4 shots behind at the half time. However despite a win by Bob Marsh, wins by Paul Collins and Dave Bate, helped Willenhall Nordley to a 12 shot win

Big thank you to Wombourne BC and their ladies for providing excellent half time refreshments, and also to the league committee members for there help today



Mon 28th Aug
To you all
As the season draws to an end, I would like to advise you of the forthcoming events.
This week is the Div 1 & 2 Cup final on Thursday 31st August between Woodfield A and Willenhall Nordley (12 shots), at 2.00pm on the Wombourne Top Green. This promises to be a very good competitive match.
Then on Wednesday 20th September at 1.00pm (12.45pm Scratch out) at Penn BC the League Doubles Merit Final brings the season to an end, The qualifiers are as follows:-

Graham Bird/ Steve Tranter Pennfields

Mike Richens/Steve Lester Express and Star

Derek Dace/Dave Skidmore Amery

Nigel Blunt/ Bob Jones Pavilion CES

Peter Prescott/Mike Bill Willenhall Trinity

Steve Hill/John Corbett Essington

John Charlton/Keith Beaman Willenhall Trinity

Colin Birch,/Roy Hayes Pennfields. 

League Dress code applies for both finals 

All spectators are welcome for both finals and hopefully we can match the 50+ spectators that we had for the Div 3& 4 Cup Final last Thursday. Can all Captains please let their players know about these events 


As regards the final set of League Fixtures, there are no outstanding games at present, but I would encourage teams that are cancelling fixtures in the next three weeks to get games played on or before the 20th September subject to no games being called off due to inclement weather. 

Please note that the next League meeting is Scheduled for Thursday 12th October 2023 at 11.00am , where all teams are expected to send a delegate Rule 6, to discuss Final League Tables etc and Presentation Details where you can Purchase Tickets for Presentation Luncheon to be held at Penn BC on Thursday 23rd November 23 at 12.00 pm. Rule 5 applies as follows:- Prize money not collected during the Presentation Day will be forfeited and returned to League Funds. 

Should you wish to purchase tickets now please contact our League Treasurer Terry Morris on mobile 07443 940532 or by  email:-  tellm2me@outlook.com.


Thu 24th Aug

Congratulations to Pennfields C who today won the Division 3 & 4 Cup Final beating a very spirited Willenhall Trinity B team by 38 shots (122-84) on the excellent Pavilion CES bowling green. With a crowd of approximately 50, the game was played in a great atmosphere and wonderful spirit.



Wed 16th Aug

Congratulations to the the following pairings who have Qualified today for the Doubles Merit Final scheduled for Wednesday 20th September 2023 at Penn BC.

12.45pm scratch out for a 1.00 start. League Dress Code applies.

Graham Bird/ Steve Tranter Pennfields

Mike Richens/Steve Lester Express and Star

Derek Dace/Dave Skidmore Amery

Nigel Blunt/ Bob Jones Pavilion CES

Peter Prescott/Mike Bill Willenhall Trinity

Steve Hill/John Corbett Essington

John Charlton/Keith Beaman Willenhall Trinity

Colin Birch,/Roy Hayes Pennfields.


Many thanks to Woodfield, Pavilion CES and Essington for providing excellent greens for today's Qualifying rounds

Thu 10th Aug

Congratulations to Essington C who won the Div 5 Cup Final this afternoon, beating Woodfield D 108 to 95 on an excellent Pavilion CES bowling green.

Having built up a 20 shot lead after the first 3 (John Donnelly winning 21-8). The lead was pegged back to 3  when Peggy Radcliffe won 21-4 and with Phil Cooper leading 18 - 5 it looked as though Woodfield D would have a chance to win it. However Les Harris recovered to lose 21-20 to Cooper and Brian Jones winning 21-10 sealed the victory for Essington C.

Mon 7th Aug

Important dates for your calendar in August.

The divisional Cup Finals take place as follows.:-

Div 5 Essington C v Woodfield D Thursday 10th August 2023 1.00 pm start at Pavilion CES bowling green.

Div 3&4 Cup Final Willenhall Trinity B (12 shots) v Pennfields C Thursday 24th August 2023 2.00pm start at Pavilion CES bowling green.

Div 1&2 Cup Final Willenhall Nordley (12 shots) v Woodfield A Thursday 31st August 2.00pm start at Wombourne Bowling green.




Should be very good games and good luck to all concerned, spectators are welcome.


Wed 26th Jul

Congratulations go to Martin Orme Woodfield A for winning the 2023 Individual Merit beating Sue Conneely Pavilion CES B 21-12 in the Final.

Many thanks to all the spectators and helpers who attended and a Big Thank you to the Express and Star for allowing the use of their excellent green and for providing Refreshments etc.


Martin beat Clive Pittaway 21-12 in the Semi final, With Sue beating team mate Dave James 21-16 in the other Semi Final.

Thu 6th Jul

Congratulations on reaching the Semi-Final and Final stages of our League Cup Competitions. Games are scheduled as follows


Wednesday 26th July 2.00,pm start.

Div 1 & 2 Woodfield C v Willenhall Nordley @ Penn

Div 3 & 4 Swindon A v Pennfields C at Bilston &

Willenhall Trinity B (12 shots) v Springvale B @ Ashmore Park


Thursday 27th July 2.00 pm

Woodfield A v Bilston @ Pavilion CES 



New date agreed by all three parties 

Div 5 Cup Final 

Essington C v Woodfield D at Pavilion CES 1.00pm start 10th August 2023


League rules apply for theses games. Minimum of 2 league games played by the time of matches and Dress Code apply in Finals. No practising 


Wed 28th Jun


The League Individual Merit has been moved too the The Express and Star Green

Stile BC have resigned from the League so all their fixtures are now Byes and Div 2 League table has been adjusted accordingly.

The website is currently experiencing some Server issues so it is quite slow at present, but it is being worked on by the Administrator

Tue 20th Jun
Divisional Cup games to be played on Wednesday 5th July 2023
Div 1 & 2 Cup Draw 
1 Woodfield C (12 shots)     Penn B At Woodfield Bottom
2 Willenhall Nordley     Breakaways Harrisions At Willenhall Nordley
3 Woodfield A     Coseley Tavern A At Woodfield Top
4 Springvale A (12 shots)     Bilston At Springvale Big Green
Div 3 & 4 Cup Draw
1 Swindon A     Coseley Tavern B (18 shots) At Swindon
2 Express and Star B (12 shots)     Pennfields C At Express and Star
3 Willenhall Trinity B 105 97 Express and Star C At Willenhall Trinity
4 Pavilion CES C (12 shots)     Springvale B At Pavilion CES
Div 5 Semi-Final Cup Draw
1 Bradmore A     Woodfield D At Fordhouses
2 Wombourne C     Essington C At Pennfields Bottom
Handicap is shown in brackets against the team's name. League rules apply 2 shots or 3 shots
on the card for each individual game. Home teams are allowed to practice prior to game as a normal home game.
Let's hope we get a lot of entries for the doubles and wish all teams still in the cup the best of luck.
Wed 7th Jun

The qualifiers for the Individual Merit Finals day at Express and Star BC on the 26th July 2023 12.45pm scratch out for 1.00pm start are as follows 


Steve Potts Pavilion CES, Vic Smith Essington

Clive Pittaway Pavilion CES, Bill Harris Coseley Tavern

Sue Conneely Pavilion CES, Martin Orme Woodfield 

Dave James Pavilion CES and John Elgerton Fordhouses


Congratulations to you all. 


Thu 1st Jun

Can I remind you all that next week's Qualifying round of the Individual Merit starts at 1.00pm with a 12.45 scratch.

.All Preliminary round games will be 21up wth 6 on the card

1st Round proper will be 21up with 3 on the card and Qualifying round will be 21up. Two Bowlers to Qualify from each green.

Please note that Coseley AC green has been replaced by Ashmore Park. (All bowlers have been informed)


Wed 24th May

Pat Poxon's funeral will take place in the West Chapel at Bushbury crematorium on 15th June at 1.30.  



Mon 22nd May

Very sorry to report that Barry Baker President of Penn BC and long standing bowler passed away peacefully last Friday

Funeral details to follow. RIP Barry

The funeral is at Bushbury on Wednesday 21st June at 12pm in the West Chapel, wake in Function room at Penn Bowling club

Sat 20th May

It saddens me to report that our  ex League Secretary of many years, Pat Poxon passed away yesterday. Funeral arrangements to follow.


Tue 16th May

it is with great regret I have to inform you of the passing of Malcolm Jones from Wombourne on 13th May. Malcolm was a well known and respected member within the bowls community. A true gentleman who will be greatly missed.  

Sun 14th May

Individual Merit Draw

Please note that the draw for the individual merit draw for upcoming Qualifying round on the 7th June 2023 has been sent out to all club contacts who have been asked to make sure that all bowlers are informed as to which green they have been drawn on and remind them that scratch out 12.45pm for a Prompt 1.00pm start. Two to qualify from each green.
Sat 29th Apr

Following the completion of the Preliminary round of the Divisional cup games, I have issed a hard copy of the draw by email to all teams and also the website shows the complete draw for each Compettion

The Inter Round Matches to be played on or before the 25th May (Club contacts to agree date) are as follows

Div 1 & 2 Inter round

Woodfield C (12 shots) v Penn A

Penn B v Stile (18 shots)

Div 3 & 4 Inter Round

Swindon A v Wombourne A

Coseley Tavern B v Swindon B

Div 5 Inter Round

Bradmore A v Pennfields D


Wed 26th Apr

Please be aware that in cup games up to Semi final round Home teams are allowed a roll up prior to start of a match.

Mon 24th Apr


Just a reminder to enter the Individual Merits and Doubles competitions to try to get entry levels back to pre-COVID numbers.

Terry will be at Penn Bowling Club on Thursday 4th May to collect entry fees and forms for the Individual Merits.   Alternatively you can pay be BACS and forward entry forms to Nick WIlliams.


Sun 16th Apr

It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to report the passing of Mick Hill CoseleyTavern last Friday after a long battle against cancer. RIP Mick and our thoughts go to Jennifer and family.

Mick Hill funeral arrangement are:
19th May 2023 2.30pm at Methodist Church, Upper Ettingshall Road, Coseley
Private Cremation at Gornal Crematorium
Methodist Church, Upper Ettingshall Road for refreshments
No Flowers, Donations to the Church.
Sat 15th Apr

To all Secretaries or Captain's many of you seemed be confused as to how to access Club Contact details.

May I remind you all that you need to logon using you logon code, like you would to enter a result, and you will find a Club Contact bar to press, this opens up all the Club Contact information Phone numbers emails etc.that you need.

Like all leagues using this website, you will not find the detailed information (due to data protection) on the front page of the website.


Wed 12th Apr

Just to advise you all that I am looking for all matches cancelled today (Wednesday 12th April) to be replayed within the next 22 days up to and including 4th May 2023. Nick


Tue 28th Mar

Would all teams playing at Amery, please note that their Home games start at 1.30pm prompt




Wed 1st Mar

Please note that the fixtures for 2023 are now Live, togther with first round of our Cup Competions which can be found in the Competion folder.

Whillst I will be updating Club Contacts etc in the next few days, Please feel free to check and update, if required, your team information and players registrations.

Nick Williams 1st March 2023

Sun 19th Feb

I regretfully inform you that Peter Corfield from Swindon passed away on 18th February after a short illness. Our deepest sympathies to Marlene and their family.



Sun 19th Feb

I regret to inform you that Mick South from Coseley Tavern passed away on 16th February. Our condolences to his family. 


Fri 10th Feb


2023 Team Subscriptions.

May we remind you all that your £40 per team subscription for this year falls due on or by our 23rdFebruary meeting at Penn B. C.

NO CHEQUES, CASH or in advance by BACS Transfer to our account with your BCGBA Club Reference STA ***** CL; payments for one team or multiples there of are acceptable by either means of payment.

TM & SH 9/2/2023



Tue 7th Feb

I am sorry to report that Graham Statham ECC has passed away. RIP Graham 


Graham has had pure cremation but the family will be having a wake at the ECC on the 22nd feb 12-00  

Thu 19th Jan

It is with great regret that I have to advise that Eric Tuckley Amery has passed away. RIP Eric

Eric's funeral is on Friday 17th March 11.00am at Holy Trinity Church, Church Road Short Heath Willenhall.


Tue 17th Jan

The Staffordshire County AGM will take place on March 8th at 7,30pm at Essington.

All clubs are required to send a delegate