Newsletter 1 (30th June 2013)
2013 Leading Player Peter Farmer (Newport) is leading the way with 13 wins (Agg +106). In second place with twelve wins is Gary Neal (Meole Brace) (Agg +127) and in third place, also with 12 wins is Michael Beer (Castlefields) (Agg +100).
Most Consecutive Wins Up to and including all completed matches played to the 28th June, Peter Farmer has won all 13 matches.
Premiership Trophy The Premiership Trophy will continue as an 8 a side competition and, whilst the two pools remain, this year will again see a free draw and the two finals will be played on Friday October 18th at Archibald Worthington club. It was agreed that the winners should receive £150 and losing finalists £75.
Alan Mayhew Trophy Castlefields won the Alan Mayhew trophy for the sixth time when they beat Bowring by 15 chalks in the final played at Bylet. The “Mike Hinton” Man of the Match award was presented to Castlefields Michael Beer, who beat John Cooke 21-0 in the first four.
Premier League Merit Glyn Wellings, Meole Brace, won the John Coxill Trophy for the first time when he beat Jim Fletcher (Hadley USC), 21- 14 in the final held at Prees Bowling club.
I have been asked to remind all clubs of Match Rule 20 - Dress Code and Sponsorship for League Matches. We have attracted a new sponsor this year and hope that all players adhere to the Dress Code for Premier League matches to enhance our image throughout the county.
DRESS AND SPONSORSHIP
20. The following is the only permitted dress code for all League matches:-
1) Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match.
2) Trousers - Shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in grey or black. Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not allowed, nor external pockets on the legs.
3) Shirts - These shall be collared shirts which may be embellished with any name or insignia.
4) Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions wet weather gear may be worn.
5) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.
6) Any player not conforming to this standard will be prevented from playing.
7) Players should at all times endeavour to wear their team colours in all matches.
It will be the responsibility of the team captains that this rule is complied with and the Fixtures Secretary should be advised of any player consistently failing to conform to these standards.
As directed in our March 2013 meeting, a sub committee has been formed to provide proposals for changes to the League moving forward. Four bowlers expressed an interest in providing ideas and the first meeting has been held. Some of the ideas discussed were splitting the league into two divisions of 8, 9 and 10. A revamp of the Alan Mayhew Trophy and other League competitions and extra points for an aggregate win. I have now been tasked with looking at the logistics and revenue implications of some of their ideas. A further meeting will be held in July and a document produced to be sent to all League clubs. It is likely that I will contact all clubs to request an Extraordinary General Meeting in August with the approval of two thirds of clubs in accordance with Management Rule 6.
2013 Presentation Evening
The 2013 Presentation of prizes will be held at Archibald Worthington Bowling Club, on Friday 18th October and will commence after the conclusion of the finals of Pool A & Pool B in the Premiership competition.