Mel Evans MBE Funeral Details

The funeral of Mel Evans MBE will take place Monday 24th July 1pm at:

St Peter’s Church, Church Hill, Hednesford, Staffs, WS12 1BD

Mel requested that the congregation wear either football, club bowls or county shirts. You are welcome to wear black but it is optional.

Parking at the Church is incredibly limited, with narrow streets all around, please allow good time for your journey. There are various larger car parks in Hednesford Town centre which are roughly 20 minutes’ walk to the Church.

A condolence book will be in the foyer of the Church for people to leave their memories of Mel for the family. The condolence book will also be present at the wake for those who do not have chance to write a message at the Church.

The wake will take place from 2pm at:

Chadsmoor Bowling Club, Burns Street, Chadsmoor, Staffs, WS11 6DR

Mel requested no flowers but for donations to be made to either the Motor Neurone Disease Association or St Giles Hospice.

Donations can be made via justgiving at or George Stacey Funeral Directors, 30 Greenheath Road, Hednesford, Staffs, WS12 4AR

If you have any enquiries please contact George Stacey Funeral Directors on 01543 422524

We look forward to welcoming you to celebrate Mel’s life.

The Laws Of The Game Of Crown Green Bowls

A quick reminder that the seminar will take place Wednesday 11th January 2017, 19:30 at Heath Hayes Constitutional Club.

Important Notice – If possible, could all referees and coaches from Staffordshire please attend so that DBS checks can be organised.

You will need to bring:-
1. Passport or Driving License
2. Two forms of documentation with your address, e.g. utility bill, bank statement, driving license, HM Revenue & Customs tax document

For more information on documentation please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact Ivan Owen

Phone: 01785713327
Mobile: 07831839194

Challenge & Consolation Cup 2017

Happy New Year to everyone!

The entry form for the Challenge and Consolation Cup is now available in the Downloads section.

Please note the deadline for returning these forms is Tuesday 31st January. Any forms returned after this date will not be accepted.

Please send your entries through to Mark Bircumshaw either by email: or by post: 123 Broad Gauge Way, Wolverhampton WV10 0BA

Fees are payable with your club’s invoice which you will receive at the Staffordshire AGM (08/02/2017) or can be paid at the SCBA paying-in meeting (20/03/17)

Payment can be made by cheque or through electronic payment. Please contact the treasurer for details.


Laws of the Game Seminar 2017

The Laws Of The Game Of Crown Green Bowls

We are holding a seminar on the laws of the game of crown green bowls, all are welcome to attend.

This will be held at the Heath Hayes Constitutional Club, Hednesford Road, Heath Hayes, Cannock, WS12 3HN on Wednesday 11th January 2017 starting at 19:30 and lasts approximately 2 hours.

We are trying to increase the knowledge of all club bowlers regarding the Laws of the game so we strongly suggest you support us.

If you are interested in refereeing, attending this course will open up some opportunities.


Please contact Ivan Owen if you wish to attend

Phone: 01785713327
Mobile: 07831839194

End of Season Message

As there are no more Staffordshire CBA competitions left I just wanted to take the time to say congratulations and thank you to everyone who has won something or helped out with everything Staffordshire related this year.

We have proven that as a county we can compete with some of the best across all levels and we’ve also seen some different faces on the podium in our internal competitions. I hope this reaches out to bowlers who don’t fancy entering competitions because they don’t think they have a chance. This year many underdogs have gotten through the qualifying and surprised on the big day so why not have a go?

Sometimes mistakes have been made but every year we are looking to improve. In the end we can all reflect on a great year and everyone is welcome to make suggestions on how we can go forward.

Again, thank you to everyone who has been involved this year whether it has been through going to support the county sides and competitions or just bowling in the local leagues.

The 2016 roll of honour has been published on the site and will continue to be updated so that we can recognise those who have achieved something this year. Please click here.

Challenge & Consolation Cup

What a fantastic day on Dudley Dell Number 1 with some fine bowling from all four sides. We were all welcomed by Dudley Sports Club and Mick Brown did a fantastic job preparing the green for the day ahead.

Willenhall Trinity started the game off strongly going 17 up after the front four with a big card from Ian Davis against Lee Bevin. The other three games were very close and could have easily gone the other way.
Willenhall Trinity’s middle four really started off well. Mike Bill and Roy Tuckley recorded big wins to give them some breathing room and John Hobbs and Malcolm Franklin both brought home 21-20 victories to put Trinity 47 up.
Glasscutters had it all to do and even with a 21-3 winner in Wayne Berry against Rob Kempson, the deficit proved too much of a challenge. Claire Pugh battled with Peter Prescott but it was always a tough task to pull back the chalks. Great game and a new name is on the trophy with Willenhall Trinity winning by 16.

The Challenge Cup was always going to be close with two of the best sides in Staffordshire going head to head. The first four ends didn’t disappoint with James Duce pulling back some crucial shots at the death against Paul Evans. Tom Roden and Martin Gaut managed to overcome Kevin Hocknull and Richard Bate respectively but Dave Semper won 21-14 against Ben Dixon to put Nordley 4 up.
Penn’s middle four really turned the game on its head with Paul Busby seeing off Ian Whitehouse 21-9. A superb display from Gary Cooper against Nordley captain Scott Simpson put Penn in the driving seat with two more excellent cards from Ron Justice beating Ross Edwards and Jason Groom beating Mark Picknell.
Penn were 26 up going into the back four but Nordley weren’t giving up there. Some exceptional bowling from all of their back four kept chipping away from the shots. W&W captain Ant Bracken beat George Davies 21-7 and Mark Jones put in a great 2nd half display against Mark Crook to beat him 21-10. That left Dan Bodley and Mark Clayton with the task of pulling the one shot back and some great bowling at the end of his game earned Dan Bodley a 21-20 victory against Penn captain Rob Burroughs. This meant whoever was the victor out of Mark Clayton and Mark Stevens took home the cup for their side. Mark Clayton was already in control after the other three games came off so it was a case of just holding his nerve which he duly did. Willenhall Nordley won by 12 with the final card finishing 21-9.

Thank you to everyone who came to support these prestigious competitions. A new name on the Consolation Cup and a third Challenge Cup for Willenhall Nordley.

Full Challenge Cup Final results available here.

Full Consolation Cup Final results available here.