I have been informed of the passing of Eric Booth who played in the Pensioners League with Princes Park. He also played with Belvedere, APH and A.S.M. Funeral arrangements not yet to hand.
Walton Hall report the passing of one of their long standing members, Ted Greenall. He was also a member of Walton Vets. His funeral will take place at 11.20am on Tuesday 1st September at Anfield Crematorium.
I have been informed of the passing of Dave Fradgley a past Captain of Grant Pensioners BC. His Funeral will take place at 10.30am on Wednesday 19th August at Springfield Crematorium and afterwards from 12noon at Cheshire Lines Club.
I have informed of the passing of Paul Vaughan who for a number of years was a member of Roby Pensioners BC. Funeral arrangements not yet available.
Cancellation of League Fixtures 2020
I refer to the previous information on the above subject which stated that the situation would be re-examined on the 1st August. Since that publication the B.C.B.G.A. have issued further guidelines on the possible resumption of Crown Green Bowls but these guidelines are still restrictive. Additionally the Corona Virus situation whilst showing some improvement, there is a problem within the North West including parts of Merseyside. Taking everything into consideration it has been decided that League Matches with the City of Liverpool Retired Pensioners Bowling League will not resume in 2020. My apologies if any members disagree with this decision but my enquiries show that most people are in favour of it.
Walton Hall report the passing of Phil Riley. Phil was the Secretary of Walton Vets for many years. His funeral will take place at 2pm on Monday 3rd August at Emmanuel Church, Fazackerley and afterwards at Anfield Crematorium.
West Derby Bc report the passing of one of their members Geoff Taylor. No details regarding his funeral as yet available.
CANCELLATION OF LEAGUE FIXTURES 2020
The City of Liverpool Retired Pensioners Bowling League taking into consideration advice from the B.C.G.B.A. and the Government will be cancelling all fixtures and competitions arranged for 2020. However if circumstances change for the better, the situation will be re-examined on the 1st August 2020. It may well be a possibility that mini leagues comprising of 8 matches played on a 6 at home and 6 away basis could be arranged for the remaining few weeks of the normal season. The results of this re-examination will be published on this web site., We will have to wait and see.
West Derby BC report the passing of one of their members Tom Jones. Funeral arrangements are not yet to hand.
I have been informed of the passing of two very well known ex members of the Pensioners League, Ronnie Davies who was the Secretary of the League for a number of years and Cliff Massey who in the opinion of many good judges was one of the best bowlers who played on Merseyside. RIP gentlemen.
I have been informed of the passing of Bill Grimoliby of Larkhill Alder. This is the third member of that Club who has passed away in the last 10 days.
Arriva Pensioners BC announce the sudden passing of one of their members Anthony Murtagh. His funeral is on the 6th April but will be a family gathering only.
I have been informed of the passing of two members of Larkhill Alder BC. Tom Thornton and Ronnie Johnstone. I have no further details.
I have been informed of the passing of Norman Sharp of the Gardeners Allenby. Norman was into his nineties and was well known for his generosity in supplying everyone with coffee at bowling matches. He was also a member of West Derby BC. Funeral arrangements are not yet available.
Suspension of fixtures
This announcement is a little late but with having been away this is the first opportunity of confirming that all fixtures under this League will be suspended until further notice. It is hoped that in the non too distant future a resumption of the Tuesday fixtures can be attained. In the meantime the Spring Meeting due to be held on the 30th March 2020 has been cancelled and all secretaries will receive an e mail/letter detailing when and where the fixture books and other documentation can be collected. What this space for any good news that may be forthcoming.
The safeguarding course arranged for the 31st March at Mossley Hill has now been cancelled. It is hoped to arrange another one in the future.
WVC report the passing of Frank Sancto who was their Secretary for a number of years. His funeral will take place at 10.30a.m. on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at Springwood Crematorium..
I have been informed of the passing of Les Wright a stalwart of West Derby Recs for many years. His funeral will take place at 3.30pm on Friday 20th March at Springwood Crematorium Rosemary Chapel.
I have been informed of the passing of Billy Grayson who played latterly at the Olympic BC but for many years at the old KAH. Billy’s funeral will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday 17th March at St. Mary’s Church, Kennelwood Avenue, Northwood Kirkby L33 6UE. RIP Billy.
A Safeguarding Course will be held at 6 pn Tuesday 31st March at Mossley Hill Athletic, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, L18 8DX
This is for Club Safeguarding Officers and any other person wishing to attend. All those attending will receive a certificate to show that they have taken the course. There will be a cost of £15.00 per person payable on the night by cash or cheque (cheques made payable to BCGBA).
The course will cover many aspects concerning safeguarding and will give you an insight on the role of a Safeguarding Officer.
If anyone wishes to apply for a DBS certificate, we will have the application forms available to complete. They will need to bring their driving licence, passport, a utility bill to prove address and proof of their National Insurance number.
If you wish to attend please let me know as soon as possible to book your place.
phone 0151 677 9168
mobile 07990 764143
I have been informed of the passing of John Henderson a member of Brenesc for many years. His funeral will take place at 10.30am on Monday 24th February 2020 at Our Lady of Walsingham Church, Netherton ( Junction of Dunningsbridge Road and Park Lane) followed by internment at Bootle Cemetary at 12noon.
Edinburgh Park report the passing of one of their members Terry Rea. His Funeral will take place at 10am on Monday 27th January 2020 at St. James Church, Marsh Lane, Bootle.
Extract from the B.C.G.B.A. Rules Revision Meeting.
To remove the word ‘sandals’ from the rule. Slight re-wording of rule.
Revised Rule – Suitable footwear must be worn. Hard, block-heeled or open-toed footwear must not be wornwhilst on the green in any match played under the Association’s jurisdiction.
Carried – For 82, Against 0, Abstentions 0. This amended rule will apply in this League from the 2020 season onwards.
I have been informed of the passing of Peter Gilman who played at the Gardeners for many years. His funeral will take place at 3.30pm on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at Springwood Crematorium Rosemary Chapel.
Annual General Meeting
At the Leagues Annual General Meeting held on the 15th January 2020 the following changes to the Leagues Rules were passed.
Any Home Team bowlers who practise in the 15 minutes allocated to the away team will not be allowed to take part in the match on that day.
Should a team play an unregistered player the opposing team will be awarded the maximum points for the match.
A proposal to revert to the previous years rule of awarding points in league matches instead of the point a man rule was defeated.
Annual General Meeting.
The Leagues Annual General Meeting will take place at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at Alder Road Club. Details of the proposals for the meeting will be published later.
WVC report the passing of Alan Jones. His funeral will take place at 11.45.a.m.on Thursday 17th October 2019 at Springwood Crematorium.
For some reason there is a little confusion regarding the extra fixtures shown in heavy print in the fixture book. These games are the normal 12 a side and not 6 at home and 6 away as some people believe.
O”Neill Cup Final
The final of the above competition between Prescot Manor and ASM will take place at 1p.m. on Friday 2oth September 2019 at West Derby BC.
Teams are reminded that the games cancelled on Tuesday 11th June must be played on or before Tuesday 1st October 2019.