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November 15, 2023 - 21:05:11
NL & Fylde County
NL & Fylde County EGM

There will be an EGM on Sunday 19th November at 1pm to be held at Broughton & District Club Whittingham Lane, Broughton PR3 5DA to amalgamate of NL & Fylde CBA and NL & Fylde Ladies CBA. Representatives from Affilated Clubs and Leagues are invited to attend. Thank You

November 10, 2023 - 15:50:21
Paddy Doherty
Paddy Doherty RIP(Freckleton)

It is with great sadness that i have to report the death of Paddy Doherty, he played for a number of years at Freckleton. Paddy,s Funeral will be held on 29th November at 10.30am at Holy Family Church Warton, then Cremation at Lytham Crem, then back to Freckleton Sports and Social Club. RIP.

November 02, 2023 - 17:30:22
Fylde Amateur Bowling Association
Layton Inst Bowling Club

Layton Inst are interested in putting a New Team back in the FABA League which plays on a Wednesday Night, they need at least 3 or 4 players if interested please contact Neil Bennett 07485073243 or Nick Hopwood 07976901001. Thank You

October 31, 2023 - 19:39:20

Rene Grinton (Carleton); Funeral will take place Monday 20th November 2pm at Carleton Crem then back to Carleton BC.Neville Preston (Claremont Park); Funeral will take place Monday 13th November at 1.15pm at Carleton Crem.Derek Fenton (Jubilee Gardens) ; Funeral will take place on Monday 13th November at 10.45am at St Nicholas Church Fleetwood, then onto Carleton Crem for 11.45am.

October 28, 2023 - 20:29:44
Fylde Ladies Amateur Bowling League
Rene Grinton

With great sadness I have to inform you of the very sad passing of Rene Grinton. Rene was a member of Carleton B.C. for many years, a very good player who always had a smile for everyone. Rene sadly passed away this afternoon with her daughters Carol and Diane by her side.Funeral will take place Monday 20th November at 2pm at Carleton Crem then back to Carleton BC

October 20, 2023 - 16:31:22
Joe Urmson and Tommy Kitchen
Obituaries - Updated.

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the deaths of Joe Urmson and Tommy Kitchen, 2 legends of our game on the Fylde Coast. Both excelled in our game of Crown Green Bowling. Our thoughts go out to all their friends and family. Joe passed away on 11th October and Tommy on Monday 16th October.
Both funerals will be held at Carleton Crematorium on Tuesday 7th November. Tom's Funeral at 10:30am and Joe's at 12:30pm.
Joe & Tom
Photo from happier times. Joe (Rear Center flat cap) & Tom (Front Center).

October 05, 2023 - 10:17:41
Fleetwood & District Bowling League

It is with great sadness, that the family of Arthur Armstrong, announce his death after a long illness.Arthur played bowls for many years, in several leagues, for Fleetwood Bowling Club and Fleetwood Cricket Club.He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.Rest In Peace Arthur. Arthurs Funeral lwill be held at St Nicholas Church Highbury Ave Fleetwood FY7 7DJ on the 19th October at 12.45 then 2pm at Carleton Crematorium and afterwards at Fleetwood Bowling Club.

September 20, 2023 - 00:00:00
David White
David White RIP

It is with deep sadness we have to inform the death of David White who played for Bispham Cons and previously with Watson Park and Bispham [ now Cavendish Park].The funeral procession will now leave the Christadelphian Church at 1pm with a graveside buriel at 1.30pm at Carleton Crem followed by a service of thanksgiving at 3pm at the Christadelphian Church. Refreshments will follow.l

September 11, 2023 - 14:52:09
Fleetwood & District Bowling League

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our great friend Ian Blackburn from Stalmine Bowling Club.Ian died peacefully on Sat 2nd September after a long illness. For many years Ian was captain of Stalmine A team in the Fleetwood league and also played for the over Wyre veterans and the over Wyre league.Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Barbara and children Karen and Paul.Ians funeral will be held at St James Church Hallgate Lane Stalmine on the 28th September at 1pm and afterwards at Hambleton Sports and Social Club Church Lane Hambleton.Ians will be taken to to Carleton for cremation with only close family in attendance.RIP dear friend.Many thanks Keith Ruddlesdin.

August 26, 2023 - 20:22:26

Bill Hindle

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of another of our bowling friends. William (Bill) Hindle passed away peacefully on Thursday 17th August. Bill loved his bowling and played for the Plough at Grimsargh and Longridge Conservative BC where he was a Bowling President.Our condolences to his wife Janet, daughter Deborah and family. Bill's funeral will be held on Thursday 7th September at 1.00pm at Our Lady and St. Michaels R.C. Church, Preston Road, Grimsargh PR3 3BJ and afterwards at the Alston Pub, Inglewhite Road, Longridge. RIP Bill

August 25, 2023 - 11:43:09
Fleetwood & District Bowling League
A.G.M. Fleetwood Bowling Club

The A.G.M. of the Fleetwood And District Bowling League will be held at the Fleetwood Bowling Club, Upper Lune Street, Fleetwood FY7 6BP on Wednesday 6th December 7.30.

August 24, 2023 - 20:29:34
David Yule
David Yule RIP

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce David Yule has passed away. David was a stalwart at Gardeners Arms, also played at a number of other clubs, a stalwart supporter Home and Away watching his beloved Blackpool FC, Played Snooker at Cleveleys Mens. After speaking with Paul Taylor we will be having a get together to celebrate the life of David, further details will be released soon, but appartenly David,s brother just wants a cremation with no funeral. He was a celebrity with appearing on Who wants to be a Millionaire. RIP DAVID.

August 21, 2023 - 15:49:42
Winter League at Moor Park SSC
Winter League at Moor Park SSC Preston

2 Teams Required to enter the Winter League, starting on 19th September for 14 Weeks. £90 per team of 4 per team with reserves 4 or more. If interested contact Jean Titterington on 01772 383107 or 07714292985. Thank You

August 17, 2023 - 20:15:43
North Of Preston Floodlit League
New Floodlit teams

If any team is interested in entering a team in the North Prestonf Floodlit League starting w/b 11th September and running to the end of October please ring or email league secretary,Jenna Goth for further details.07443418096prestonfloodlit@hotmail.co.uk

August 14, 2023 - 21:14:52
NL @ Fylde Ladies County Bowling Association

There will be an EGM on Sunday 20th August at Broughton Bowling Club at 2pm. this will be to discuss and vote the proposed Merger of the NL @ FYLDE Ladies County and NL @ Fylde County Bowling Association. It is expeceted that a rep of any club affliated to NL @FLCBA attends the meeting. Thank you

August 11, 2023 - 00:49:57

Lilian Owen

It is with the utmost sadness we announce the passing of our very dearly loved friend and fellow bowler Lilian Owen. Lilian played for Symbol for a number of years then joined the Tyldesley Cons ladies playing with them at their various clubs culminating at Marton Institute. Although Lilian hadn't played since 2019 she was still a staunch supporter at Marton with her generous supply of sweets.She had the kindest heart and was loved by us all. We will all miss her. Her funeral will take place on Tuesday 22nd August at 2.00pm at Carleton Crematorium and afterwards at Marton Institute. RIP dear friend

August 10, 2023 - 21:41:41
Ernie Keeling
Ernie Keeling Park Club Cleveleys RIP

It,s with great sadness that i have to announce the death of Ernie Keeling from Park Club Cleveleys. Ernie was a Gentleman, Legend of the Fylde Coast, A gentleman who would ask you how,s it going, where are there any comps that myself and Joan can go and watch. Up until 3 weeks ago i watched him play on Park Club. A true gentleman who everyone can call Friend. My grateful thanks tonight 10th August for Pilling RR v Park Club St Teresa,s for having a Minutes Silence, Thanks to Mark Sutton for organising. Our Condolances go out to Joan and all of the Family, a legend gone but not forgotten. RIP ERNIE.

August 05, 2023 - 10:59:23
Boundary Park
Boundary Park New Players needed

Boundary Park are looking for new members Male of Female, novice or experienced Players. If interested please contact Sue Tomlinson on 07725746682.

July 28, 2023 - 22:14:22
Fylde Ladies Amateur Bowling League
Cleveleys Workingmens Club New Ladies Team 2024 Season

Cleveleys Mens Club New Ladies Team are trying to form a new Team to play on a Thursday afternoon. If anyone is interested please contact Isobel Twigger on 07789542098. This will be for the 2024 Season. Thank You

July 26, 2023 - 22:01:50
Cleveleys Mens Tom Woods Mixed Doubles
Tom Woods Finals Night Friday 6pm Start

Steve Cameron/Debra Farrar v Carol @ Dave Darley, Cath @ Graeme Wilson v Cath Lockwood/Ben Gloag, Joanne Haslem/Barry Jenkinson v Eileen Pye/Vinny O,Donnell, Olivia Fishwick/Ryan Walters v Sarah Edmondson/Aarron Harrison.

July 25, 2023 - 10:32:12
Morecambe Bowling League
presidents day at bare b c on saturday 19th august

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July 05, 2023 - 20:17:35
Moor Park Sports and Social Club PR2 3AE
Open Pairs Comp

Sunday 15th October....9.30, 10.30, 11.30 please advise. Limited to 32 pairs all games 21 up off 3. Entry Fee £20 per pair. Payable by Cheque or Bank Transfer Sort Code 16-20-16 Account number 11909034, Prize money to be paid out subject to entry. Entries to Joe Traynor 07984522627 or Jean Titterington 01772 383107 or 07714292985. Thank You

June 29, 2023 - 21:11:21
NL @ FYLDE Mens County
NL @ Fylde Mens County v Merseyside

Why not watch Mens County v Merseyside at Bispham Cons on Sunday 2nd July commencing at 2pm, Come and support your local County £1 entry plus Programme, Bar open in Club, would love to see local clubs supporting your County Men,s Team. Thank you, see you there.

May 28, 2023 - 09:35:25
Tom Woods Mixed Doubles
Tom Woods Mixed Doubles played w/c 23rd July Festival Week

Qualifying Day,s Sunday23rd, Monday24th, Tuesday25th, Wednesday 26th 6.15pm and 7.15pm then Last 8 Return on Friday 6.15pm. Entry Fee £12. To enter please contact Peter Jose 07596230870 by text or Phone. THIS IS PLAYED AT CLEVELEYS MENS.........................also we have an Open Doubles on Sunday 24th September Entry Fee £12 to enter please contact Peter Jose number above by text or phone. Thank You.

May 17, 2023 - 20:40:35
NL @ Fylde Ladies County
NL @ Fylde Ladies v North Shropshire 21st May 2pm at East End BC

Home Team; D Watters, L Beck, K Lee, C O,Neill, E James, J Beer, A Holt, J Murphy, C Lockwood, M Warburton, N Charlesworth, S Edmonson......Away Team...J Jolly, T Charlesworth, L Bennett, J Bullen, K Garnett, T Livesey, J Beesley, L Saunders-Thirsk, K Warburton, W Harris, C Russell, C Darley. Please try and support your Ladies County Team. Thank You

May 02, 2023 - 19:41:05
NL @ FYLDE Mens County
NL @ Fylde v Derbyshire Sunday 7th May 2pm Start

Home Leg at Brownedge BC, Aspden Street, Bamber Bridge PR5 6TA.....O.Jackson, D Edmondson, A Woof, J Grimston, S Patterson, P.Wilson, S Coupe, S Hargreaves, M Leach, P.Hawkes, S Taylor, L Carr.Away Leg Alvaston Derbyshire DE24 OFD.......A Cairns, L Longland, D Walker, M Byron, D Worthington, C Danson, J.Fox, N Airey, J.Lacey, A Harrison, P Howarth, S Clamp.Please try and support your county in there 1st League game of the season, other teams in the group are Wales and Merseyside. Thank You.

April 27, 2023 - 22:15:54
Fleetwood & District Bowling League
loss of a team

Fleetwood Bowling Club `C` have withdrawn from Div 2 because they cannot raise a team, any points gained will be removed.

April 02, 2023 - 19:00:13
NL@Fylde League Champion of Champions

Congratulations to Thornton Cleveleys League Rep Darren James who beat Andy Cairns in an excellent Final 21-16, an enjoyable day at Guys Court. Thanks to all those that came and watched excellent bowling all day.

March 29, 2023 - 08:24:16
Marton Inst

Please note Marton Inst is Cashless, when visting Teams go to Marton Inst to play Bowls. Thank You

March 22, 2023 - 20:51:56
Stan Drake
Stan Drake RIP

It is with deep sadness that i have to report the death of Stan Drake, Stan played at South Shore, MOG, Halfway House. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 5th April at 1.15pm at Lytham Crem then afterwards at Fairhaven Golf Club. Stan was a big Blackpool Fan and ask people wear something Tangerine at the Funeral. Stan RIP

March 22, 2023 - 20:17:50
Dave West-Lewis
Dave West-Lewis RIP (Park Club Cleveleys)

It is with great sadness we have to report another Death Dave West-Lewis who passed away on 12th March. Dave will be very much missed by his family, Friends and fellow Bowlers. The Funeral will be Tuesday 28th March at 10am at Carleton Crem. Dave has played in many League,s over the Years, Park Club Cleveleys, Jubilee Gardens and Gardeners Arms. Should you wish to make a chartable donation in memory of Dave to the British Heart Foundation they will be very grateful accepted. Dave RIP

March 15, 2023 - 20:26:33
Alan Hardie
Alan Hardie (Thornton NPL (ICI) RIP

It is with great sadness that i have to announce another Legend of the Fylde Coast of Bowling Alan Hardie passed away peacefully, He was 87, he had played bowls for over 50 years, and for nearly 50 at ICI, Thornton NPL. Alan was always talking to people whereever NPL played he would be there supporting his club, A Message from Paul his son there will only be a small family get together at his cremation. Thank You.

March 12, 2023 - 00:31:37
Knott End & District Bowling League
John Miller

It is with sadness that we have to announce the passing of John Miller
John played bowls for over 40 years at Singleton, also playing at the Gardeners Arms and St Michael's
Funeral at Singleton Church Fri 24th March at 10.00am
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.
Thank You

March 08, 2023 - 20:48:37
Development Meeting

Tuesday 14th March 7pm at Dunscar Conservative Club, Hardmans Lane, Bromley Cross Bolton, there will be a Development Meeting re Grants, Funding, Coaching, for those that didn,t attend Norbreck or NL & Fylde Development Meeting this one is being held. For further Information contact Barry Robinson 07835406602

March 06, 2023 - 15:58:09
Over Wyre Bowling League
Ken Danson

At the request of Ken’s family, and with their permission, we sadly announce on Tuesday 28th February 2023 Ken passed away, aged 92 years.
Ken a much-loved husband, dad, grandad, great grandad and father-in-law. He played bowls for Pilling Reading Room also being the Greenkeeper there for a number of years.
Ken’s funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Pilling on Monday 20th March at 10.00am.

Should you wish to make a charitable donation in memory of Ken, they will be gratefully accepted for Cystic Fibrosis. c/o the Funeral Director, Moons Funeral Service, Sandy Lane, Preesall, FY6 0NU Tel 01253 810492.

March 06, 2023 - 11:24:11
Thornton NPL
Thornton NPL need new players

Message from Keith OwersI wonder if you would be willing to put out a message to any new or experienced bowlers to inform them that Thornton NPL need new members for most of our teams?Anyone interested can contact me on 07582583059 or by keithallenowers@gmail.com

March 01, 2023 - 05:37:12
Eric Johnston
Eric Johnston RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Eric Johnston. Eric was a stalwart of Thornton NPL formerly ICI, and supported Bowling on the Fylde Coast. Eric played over 500 games since 2001 to 2016, he played for Thorton NPL (ICI), Cleveleys Mens and Raikes. The family have requested a Private Family Funeral. Our thoughts go out to his family and all his Friends. RIP Eric.

February 24, 2023 - 12:40:54
Moor Park Preston

Ladies wanted urgently to join Moor Park SSC to play in Preston and Dustrict Ladies night league contact Lilian Beck on 07984 763703 or 01772 494873 or email lilianbeck@hotmail.co.ukMoor Park SSC are running a mixed pairs on Sunday 2nd April 10.00 am start limited to 16 pairs £20 per pair bar and refeshments only 5 pairs left contact Lilian Beck on 07984 763703or 01772 494873 or email lilianbeck@hotmail.co.uk

February 08, 2023 - 21:31:44
David Sanderson

It's with deep sadness that I have to report the passing of David Sanderson.
David was involved in the crown green bowling scene for over 3 decades, both as a player (Ashdell & Thornton NPL) and referee.
Behind the scenes David was instrumental in creating many of the league fixtures and I'm extremely grateful for the knowledge & the tips that he shared with me over the years, especially during my time as secretary of the Thornton Cleveleys Mens Bowling league.
Another very sad loss to the Crown Green Bowling world.

From his daughter Yvonne. Davids funeral will be held on the 24th February at Carleton Crematorium, 14:45.

February 08, 2023 - 20:20:42
Development, Funding, Grants, Coaching

Saturday 18th February at Norbreck BC 10am start, Steve Clamp the Development Officer for NL @ Fylde County will be presenting a presentation on Development, Funding, Coaching, how to obtain Grants for your club. Steve did the presentation before the AGM the other week and it,s very good.please try and pop along to listen and ask questions, it,s the way forward for your club and will last around an hour. Fylde regional Chairman Neil Payne and Peter Jose will also be in attendance to run through things from NL & Fylde County. Look forward to seeing everyone there, IT,S FOR YOUR CLUB. Please try and support well worth it. Thank You

February 08, 2023 - 20:11:23
Steve Wragg
Funeral Date

From his Daughter Steph.....Everything Confirmed, Steve,s Funeral will take place on Wednesday 1st March at 1.15pm at Carleton Crematorium, then afterwards the family would like to invite people to join them at Carleton Bowling Club. Steph and the Family would like to thank everyone up to now during the sad loss of Steve her Dad. Thank You .

January 29, 2023 - 10:55:18
Preston & District Amateur Bowling League
Preston & District AGM

The Preston & District AGM will be held at Acregate Club, at 8pm, on MONDAY 6th of February

January 29, 2023 - 08:46:49
Steve Wragg
Steve Wragg (Wraggy) RIP

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Steve Wragg has passed away after a Short Illness. Steve was a Wonderful Person who played for Carleton and Norcross, a great Bowler and someone who supported Crown Green Bowling all over the Fylde. Our thoughts go out to his Family and all his Bowling Friends. Thank You

January 25, 2023 - 20:28:50
John Bannister
John Bannister (Norbreck) RIP

John Bannister Funeral arrangements are as follows. John,s funeral will be held on Monday 20th February at Bispham Parish Church, All Hallows Road at 12.15, then followed by a private Family Service at Carleton Crem. The wake will follow at Norbreck BC from approx 1.30pm. Bowling Colleagues and Friends are more than welcome at both the Funeral and the Wake.

January 25, 2023 - 20:22:33
NL @ Fylde Mens County
Sunday 29th January

This coming Suinday see,s the County AGM at the Canberra Club Salemsbury at 1pm, before this at 11.30am, Steve Clamp The Development Manager for the County will be doing a slide show on how you can gets Grants and other things from Sport England, and BCGBA but it will be worth while if you are looking to update your facilities around your Green. All welcome to attend. Thank You

January 23, 2023 - 19:41:22
Anchorsholme Bowling Club
Open Singles Saturday 17th June 2023

Start Times 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am and 12.15, Entry is £5, to enter ring Rowland Hayward 07597880680. 32 Players, Straight 21 up. Total Prize Money £160, Winner £80, Runner Up £40 and Semi-Finalists £20. Closing Date 2nd June, Draw taking place on the 4th and will be posted later that day. Refreshments available in the clubhouse, why not enter and have an enjoyable day here in Anchorsholme, a club with ambition and a Park to be proud of. This is the 1st Comp they have ever done and hopefully later in the year will run an Open Doubles Competition. There do run a Bowling Academy as well every Sunday 10 to 12, all welcome. Please try and support a new club trying things and your Fylde Reps Neil Payne and Peter Jose will be in attendance on the day to help out. Thank You

January 15, 2023 - 10:19:45
Marton Inst Open Pairs
Marton Inst Open Pairs 2nd April

32 pairs @£20, Prize Money subject to entries, Start Times are 9.30....10.15...11.00...11.45. Entries to Ken Barks 07739390393, Text Only. Confirmed Entries will require immediate payment by bank transfer. Thank You

January 15, 2023 - 10:15:45
Marton Inst Ladies Singles
Ladies Singles Saturday 29th April

32 entries @ £10, Homesters can enter but will give 2 start. Entries to Heidi Sutton 07504546492. Bank Details will given upon making contact. Thank You

January 09, 2023 - 19:05:31
Safeguarding Course

Saturday 14th January 9.30am to 12.30 at Norbreck BC. ALL clubs must have a safeguarding Offficer, if your DBS needs renewing from 2019, you must attend to renew it. Attendees will need to bring with them Passport or Driving License, NI Number and proof of address. Any Queries please contact County Safeguarding Officer Sue Sinclair on 07515288102 or email suesinclair1958@gmail.com Thank You

January 03, 2023 - 17:56:10
Ged Gorton
Ged Gorton Park Club Cleveleys

It is with sadness that i have to report the death of Ged Gorton from Park Club Cleveleys, Ged played Bowls and Snooker for the Club. The Funeral will take place on Monday 23rd January at 1.15pm at Carleton Crem. Our thoughts go out to his Family, Friends and all at the Park Club Cleveleys. Thank You

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