League News 2020

Donation to Severn Hospice

League chairman Brian Williams visited the Apley hospice recently and presented a cheque from the league for £300. Pictured below are Brian and hospice fundraiser Jess. More details can be found on the hospice's facebook page here.


Seasons Greetings from the League Officers and Committee











Bowling not permitted during lockdown

Hi Everyone

Another change in restrictions from Thursday, 5th November. Having read these we are of the opinion that there is no way crown green bowling can take place within a safe environment and in consultation with the BCGBA, we are directing clubs/players to stop crown green bowling from Thursday, 5th November 2020.

We appreciate this may cause disruption to ongoing winter leagues, club competitions (internal and open) and casual bowling but our view is that the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance and overrides other considerations.

When these restrictions are lifted/amended we shall issue further directions.

In the meantime all stay safe

Phil Scott

SCGBA Safeguarding Officer.

04 Nov 20

Donation to the Telford Hospice

From League Secretary John Ford:
I have been asked to write to you with regards to our annual contribution to the local Telford Hospice. As you are no doubt aware, this has not taken place due to the cancellation of league bowling due to Covid-19.

Officers of the league have decided as a gesture to carry out our tradition as usual and present a cheque to the Telford Hospice. All charities have suffered during these unprecedented times and our usual donation would no doubt be gratefully received.

Therefore, the officers have decided to ask all clubs if they would please donate £5 per team which is the amount collected during a normal season.

The usual amount we present is £300 and any shortfall from club donations will be made up to this amount by the league.

Please forward your club's donation to our treasurer Graham McCarthy 24 Lyncroft, Albrighton WV7 3QJ. Cash or cheques payable to Mid Shrop Sen Cits Bowling League.

Any queries, please contact myself and many thanks to you in anticipation.

03 Nov 20

Cancellation of AGM

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the future there will be no November pre-AGM or January AGM for the MSSBL.

The MSSBL will commence Wednesday 7th April 2021 as per the fixtures posted on the website for 2020.

Brian Williams Chairman

22 Sep 20

Sad News

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of, Keith Mears (Trench) and Alan Brierley (Bridgnorth), we send our deepest condolences to their families.

Brian Williams, Chairman

28 Sep 20

This Season's Fixtures and Competitions Cancelled

The League Officers after Discussion feel that there is no option but to abandon this seasons league matches and competitions in their entirety.

Those who wish to social bowl at their own club assuming the club is open can of course do so, but strictly to follow the B.C.G.B.A guide lines and of course at all times please KEEP SAFE.

It is regrettable that this decision has been reached by the Officers of the League but the health and safety of all our league bowlers must be the first and only consideration

The season's fixture list will be replicated for next season 2021 with keeping in mind adjustments made for teams i.e. leaving and or joining.

Thanks to all our league bowlers for their patient understanding in these difficult times and to wish you all good health in the coming months and hope we can get back to playing and socialising with the game we all love.


John.R.Ford (Secretary)

19 May 2020

Further Coronavirus Update - Reopening Bowling Greens

Updated information from the SCGBA

To League Secretaries and County Executive.

Important information regarding Phase 1 of the re-opening of bowling greens.

Current Government advice is that bowling greens can open from Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Attached are recommendations and guidance from the BCGBA for English Clubs only (at present) - (see original attachment here).

Please read the attachments and consider the recommendations before opening your green.

Please ensure that your members are made aware of what is expected of them should they decide to bowl.

It is the responsibility of every club that these guidelines are followed should you decide to re-open your green.


Kind regards

Mo Corley

Secretary SCGBA

13 May 2020

Coronavirus Update from the BCGBA

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers.

Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future. Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA

Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)

Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)

16 March 2020

Coronavirus Update

Hi All,

The Mid-Shropshire Seniors bowls league committee had a meeting on Wednesday 11th March and are monitoring the situation but obviously the situation is changing day by day, we are due to re-assess 25th March and will inform all the league secretaries with our decision.

Brian Williams Chairman

15 March 2020


Details of the 2020 competitions are now on the Competitions page.

15 March 2020

Club Contacts

It would be appreciated by the new committee if all clubs could check that their contact details are correct and that they have a valid email address which can be used for communications from the league.

Please email any changes to midshropseniorbowls@gmail.com

2019 Archived

Information for the the 2019 season has been moved to the News Archive.

17 Jan 2020