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It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of MIKE DUNLOP.

Mike was found dead at home this morning.

Mike was an active member of our club and also Crossens, he was a character who everyone knew, and a very active bowler.

He will be sadly missed by all.

I will keep you informed when I have any further details.

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NEWS UPDATE 20th July 2022



The next club competition will take place on Saturday 30th July, when we will be staging the Ladies’ Championship. The early stages of this competition will be played using a group format, ensuring that everyone gets more than one game.  

Please register by 11.45 am, ready for a prompt start at 12 noon. 


The Coronation Cup, which has been played throughout the season, is scheduled to be completed on Sunday 31st July, starting at 1.00 pm. The semi-final line-up is as follows :- 

Darren Edgerley (+4) v. Chris Porter (Scratch) 

Mark Rowlinson (+4) v. Peter Smith (+4) 

Spectators are more than welcome to attend and any help with marking and measuring will be appreciated.  


The Southport Federation team play their third National League fixture of the season on Sunday 24th July, when they take on Harrogate, the game starting at 2.00 pm. The home leg is being played at the Hesketh Arms and the two home representatives will be Darren Edgerley and Fergal Wright. Spectators will be welcome for what should be an interesting match. The away leg is being played at Bilton WMC and Kez Adams, Andy Draper, Mike Milne and Mark Wilde from the Hesketh Arms have all been selected to play.  


Congratulations to Kez Adams on reaching the final of the Burscough League President’s Day competition at the London Sphynx, narrowly losing 21-18 to Peter Wilson from the host club.  


Saturday 20th August – The Last Chance Cup – random pairs with plate, pairings to be drawn on the day (12.00 pm start). 

Sunday 28th August – Chairman’s Shield – non-random doubles – no plate (12.00 pm start). 

Saturday 24th September – Floodlit Trophy – non-random doubles – early stages to be played in a group format (5.00 pm start) 


Please note that the green will be unavailable to members on the following dates due to private bookings or events :- 

Sunday 24th July – Federation match, spectators welcome. 

Sunday 7th August – Private event. 

Saturday 13th August – Churchtown Conservative Club President’s Trophy. 

Sunday 14th August – “Town v Country” match in memory of John Berry, spectators welcome. 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

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Championship Cup


Congratulations to Darren Edgerley on winning the Championship Cup, defeating Chris Harding in the final. On a very hot and sunny afternoon, Darren had reached the final with wins against Dave Bedford (21-11), Mike Milne (21-19) and Alan Hatton (21-14), while Chris had knocked out two of the tournament favourites in Andy Draper (21-14) and Steve McManus (21-17).

Winner Darren Edgerleu

This was Darren’s third competition win of the season, having previously won the Open Singles and the Rose Bowl. 

Chris Harding Runner Up
Alan Hatton semi-Finalist
Steve McManus Semi-Finalist
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Presidents Day


The Club enjoyed a successful President’s Day on Sunday when 32 members competed for the President’s Cup. In addition, there were a good number of helpers and spectators to help make it a really good day. 

The main competition was won by Kevin Leddy who overcame Andy Draper 21-12 in the final. Congratulations to both players on excellent performances throughout the competition. Well done also to the losing semi-finalists, Kez Adams and Dave White. 


The President’s Day Plate was appropriately won by the President himself, Peter Smith, with a 15-8 win in the final against Jason Chapman. Losing plate semi-finalists were Debbie Barnes and Sue Wignall.

A raffle was held and the proceeds from this and the sale of refreshments came to £189.50. Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to making Peter’s first President’s such a success. 

There is an unclaimed raffle prize GREEN TICKET NUMBER 944

If you are the holder please contact Peter or Myself



I’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who turned up to support the club’s President’s Day. Also, to everyone who took the trouble to make and purchase cakes, donate raffle prizes, and all the ladies who helped by selling cakes and raffle tickets, teas & coffees. 
A big thank you to Mike for running the competition so smoothly and everyone who helped out with marking and measuring.


The next club competition will be this coming Sunday, 17th July when we will be playing for the Championship Cup. This competition is for men only and is played off scratch, with no plate. There will be a maximum of four games on the green at any time. Please register by 11.45am in time for a prompt 12 noon start.


Message from B Coleman

In about a week’s time we will be making the draw for the LV individuals competition.

At present we have 35 entries. I have looked at last year’s entries and quite a few who played then are not entered.

As the season is over ( except for 5 home & 5 away on later dates) I would have thought everyone would be wanting to play.

However it is your personal decision.

All entries are on the MB home page. If your name isn’t there you are not in it.

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July News Letter



The next club competition will take place on Sunday 10th July, when we will be playing for the President’s Cup. This will be a singles handicap with a plate competition for players losing in their first game.  

There will be cakes available to purchase on the day and any contributions of cakes would be appreciated. There will also be a raffle and donations of prizes for this will also be gratefully received. All proceeds will go towards club funds.   

Please note that this competition will start at the earlier time of 11.00 am, so please register at the green by 10.45 am so that we can make the draw in time for a prompt start. 

We hope that as many members as possible can attend this event in support of our new Club President, Peter Smith.  


The Coronation Cup has been continuing and at the time of writing there is just one quarter-final game to be played. Details of the finals day for this competition will be posted as soon it has been arranged with the four semi-finalists.  


Darren Edgerley 21, Noreen Lewis 8 

Chris Porter 21, Bill Bloor 15 

Mark Rowlinson 21, Roger Van Beever 7  

Jeff Brown (+4) v. Peter Smith (+4) 

Please inform Mike Milne (07752352065 / of the result when games have been played.  


The Southport Federation team had an excellent win in their June fixture, winning 22 points to 10 against Eccles.  

The home leg was played at Scarisbrick NSC and Southport won 8-4, which included wins for Hesketh Arms’ players Fergal Wright (21-16) and Andy Draper (21-19). 

The away team travelled to Moorlands Sports and Social Club in Salford and won the aggregate there by a single chalk, with both teams having six winners. Of the Hesketh Arms players in the away side, there were wins for Kez Adams (21-20), Mark Wilde (21-9) and Darren Edgerley (21-14).  

The win takes the team up to third place and they will be looking to continue their good form in the July fixture when they take on Harrogate.  


The LV League is running a singles competition after the completion of the league fixtures. Qualifying rounds will be held on Tuesday 26th July, with the finals night taking place on Tuesday 2nd August. To enter, contact Brian Coleman or speak to your team captain. There will be an entry fee of £2.00 per player.  


The Burscough League’s end-of-season competitions will take place on the following dates :- 


Qualifying Rounds – Friday 2nd September at 6.30 pm 

Finals Night – Friday 9th September at 6.30 pm 

The entry fee is £10.00 per pair, plus £1.00 greenage per visit. 


Qualifying Rounds – Friday 30th September at 6.30 pm 

Finals Night – Friday 7th October at 6.30 pm 

The entry fee is £5 per player, plus £1.00 greenage per visit. 

The closing date for entry into these competitions is Wednesday 17th August 


Please note that the green will be unavailable to members on the following dates due to private bookings :- 

Sunday 24th July  

Sunday 7th August 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause 


Dates have now been set for the remaining club competitions and these are all listed below:- 

Sunday 17th July – Championship Cup – men’s singles, played off scratch – no plate (12.00 pm start). 

Saturday 30th July – Ladies’ Championship – singles handicap, with early stages being played in a group format. (12.00 pm start). 

Saturday 20th August – The Last Chance Cup – random pairs with plate, pairings to be drawn on the day (12.00 pm start). 

Sunday 28th August – Chairman’s Shield – non-random doubles – no plate (12.00 pm start). 

Saturday 24th September – Floodlit Trophy – non-random doubles – early stages to be played in a group format (5.00 pm start)