News Archive 2021

Seniors Cup Success

Congratulations to Rob Renke's Senior Citizens 'A' team on winning the Mid-Shropshire League's Charity Shield with an 8 shot win over Allscott Heath at Bowring. Remarkably, the team have played 5 matches including the final and had 5 winners in every one.

The Bylet 'A' team.

Back L to R: Peter Hayne, Albert Cornes, Rob Renke (Captain), Pete Driver & Tony Steadman. Kneeling: John Palmer.

2Sep21 by John Palmer

Our Unsung Hero

Pete Driver was an honoured guest at the SCGBA merit finals on Sunday and picked up a well deserved unsung hero award.

Pete is pictured here receiving his award from County President Wendy Icke.

01Sep21 by John Palmer

Seniors Success - Almost

Rob Renke's Bylet A Senior Citizens team have reached the final of the Charity Shield with a 16 chalk win over Albrighton at Edgmond. Details here. They now face Allscott in the final at Bowring on Thursday 2nd September.

19Aug21 by John Palmer

Mid-Shropshire League - Update

The league have made some last minute changes to the divisional lineup:

  • Our Friday team will play in Friday Division B, now consisting of ten teams, ten a side.

  • Our Monday team will play in Monday Division E, now only consisting of only six teams playing eight a side. The first fixture will be on 19th July.

19Jun21 by John Palmer

Mid-Shropshire League

The Mid-Shropshire League will start on Friday 2nd and Monday 5th July. The fixtures haven't been released yet but the league have confirmed the following:

  • The Friday team will play in Friday Division 2 which consists of nine teams playing ten a side.

  • The Monday team will play in Monday Division 4 which consists of seven teams playing eight a side.

Details are on the League web site.

18Jun21 by John Palmer

Highley League

Fixtures for the 2021 season are now available on the Results Service. There will be two divisions each consisting of eight teams. Fixtures start on Tuesday 29th June and run until 28th September. We have entered three teams: Islanders A & B in division 1 and C in division 2.

More information can be found on the league web site.

5Jun21 by John Palmer

Deferral of AGM

As you are probably aware, we have been unable to hold an Annual General Meeting this year. As a result, the club officers and committee will continue in their previous roles and have agreed that we will not hold one until February 2022. We will however call an EGM if any member requests. Please contact the secretary by email or the contact form if you wish to do this or request a personal copy of the club accounts for 2020 (a copy has been posted on the noticeboard in the club).

24May21 by John Palmer


I'm sure you can't wait to pay your subscriptions this year so the good news is that you'll be able to on Friday evenings from 30th April from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Bowling membership is £51 but we will accept £30 from anyone who paid the full subscription last year.

19Apr21 by John Palmer

Club Reopening

Following the good news from the BCGBA regarding Return to Play Guidance for Step 3 which effectively removes most of the lockdown restrictions, we will be reopening the club on Friday 21st May with bingo on the 22nd and subsequent Saturdays.

The Premier League starts on 21st May (we are away on that date) and we intend to continue with the Friday competitions until the Mid-Shropshire and Highley leagues commence in late June/early July.

So, until late June/early July, we will only open on Fridays and Saturdays and hopefully, Mondays (when the Mid-Shropshire team are at home), Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays thereafter.

12May21 by John Palmer

Mid-Shropshire Seniors League

The seniors league are the first to announce their plans for the 2021 season. It is their intention to play the second half of the season according to the fixtures that were originally planned for last year. There will be no promotions or relegations. Full details are on the league web site here.

6 Apr21 by John Palmer

Bowls Big Weekend

Join us for the Bowls Big Weekend on Saturday 29th May 11am - 5pm.

10May21 by John Palmer

Pre-Season Friday Competitions

Friday night competitions will restart on 30th April, open to anyone. It will be a 7pm start but please arrive earlier so that a draw can be made. The bar won't be open but cans and bottles will be available.

17Apr21 by John Palmer

No1 Green Opening

The No1 green has been cut and fertilised. It will be cut again twice next week and all being well will be open on Monday 19th April.

14Apr21 by John Palmer

Green Reopening

A lot of work has been carried out on the island following the flooding at the end of January, many thanks to Pete Driver and Peter Hayne for their efforts.

We hope to open the No.2 green on Monday 29th March. Recent additional renovation work on the No.1 means that it will be reopened later.

Please note though that this will depend on confirmation from the BCGBA which is expected soon.

Note also that the clubhouse will not be open so toilet facilities will not be available.

The procedure will be the same as when we opened last May:

  • You must not enter the clubhouse, even to use the toilet facilities.

  • Greens will be open from 10am until 9pm - no floodlights (sorry).

  • Four jacks maximum on each green.

  • If other members are waiting to play, please limit your session to one hour.

  • Please log your visit in the book provided in the George Eddowes pavilion.

  • The George Eddowes pavilion will be open and there will be 8 practice mats and jacks. If you have your own, that would be preferable. Sanitizer and paper towels will be provided. If you use the club's equipment, please clean it before and after use.

25Mar21 by John Palmer

2021 League Bowling - Your Opinion

All the leagues that we play in have been asking clubs to give them feedback on how many players intend to participate when they are able to restart league fixtures. Consequently, most playing members have already been contacted asking for their opinion. If you haven't been contacted and are interested in league bowling, please contact the secretary (use one of the methods on the Contact page). Note that we are not expecting any league to start fixtures before July.

3 Mar 2021 by John Palmer