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Crown Green Bowling

Crown Green Bowling is played each Wednesday afternoon between April and September. Matches are played against nearby Probus Clubs both at home and away. Our home ground is Chelford Farmers' Bowling Club behind Siddington Village Hall. Contact is Doug Miller.

In addition to our regular matches we have four club competitions each year. Three are in memory of past presidents and the President's Day Trophy is played for on President's Day in August.

John Frain, president of the club in 2004, was a very keen bowler and after his death in 2005, his widow, Margaret very kindly donated a cup in John's memory to be played for annually among bowling members of the Club – this has now been opened to members who do not regularly bowl and is subject to a handicap system. The 2022 winner was Ted Coulson.

In 2022 the splendid President's Day trophy was won by David Potts and the runner up was John Collens. The trophy was carved by the late Leo Cellario, who was a Past President of the Second Macclesfield club.

Phil Hunt, another Past President of the Second Macclesfield Club and also a keen bowler died in 2008. His daughter Alison presented the club with a Rose Bowl in her father's memory to be played for annually.
The Bowling Section of the Club decided that this event should be a Pairs Competition which could also include partners and widows.

Frank Rathbone, who was a Past President of the Macclesfield and District club, donated a bowling trophy to that club and now that the two clubs have amalgamated it is the fourth trophy to be contested. The holder for 2022 is Paul Caveney. David Potts has the Runner-up Shield.

There is a strong tradition of bowling in the club and if you have an interest in bowling, you are most welcome to join us, even if you are new to the game. As the section is self financing a modest additional subscription is payable. Sometimes we struggle to find a full team – anyone who plays would be most welcome to join us.

It is a condition of our rental at Siddington that only flat soled shoes are worn on the green.

Out of season for Crown Green Bowling there is an indoor bowling league at Bollington Civic Centre on Monday and Thursday afternoons. This season ended on 28/2/22 – WE WON THE LEAGUE in 2022.Contacts are John Collens and David Potts.

Fixtures for 2022 are

6/4/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm
13/4/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm C
20/4/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm P
27/4/22 H Bollington Siddington 2pm
4/5/22 H Fulshaw Siddington 2pm
11/5/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm C
18/5/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm P
25/5/22 A Knutsford Knutsford BC 2pm
1/6/22 H Leek Siddington 2pm
8/6/22 H John Frain Cup Siddington 2pmC
15/6/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm P
22/6/22 H Alderley Siddington 2pm
29/6/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm
6/7/22 H Knutsford Siddington 2pm
13/7/22 H Frank Rathbone Cup Siddington 2pmC
20/7/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm P
27/7/22 A Bollington Kerridge 2pm
3/8/22 H President's Day Siddington 11am
10/8/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm C
17/8/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm P
24/8/22 AFulshaw Wilmslow BC 2pm
31/8/22 A Alderley Alderley Park 2pm
7/9/22 A Leek Leek BC 2pm
14/9/22 H Phil Hunt Trophy Siddington 2pm C
21/9/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm P
28/9/22 H Social Bowls Siddington 2pm

In the fixtures list (P) indicates a Probus meeting day (C) indicates a Committee day.
For those competitions open to all members, those who are members of the Bowling Group will be subject to a handicap system.

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