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We in The Federation are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of our youth, juniors and vulnerable adults.

This policy is in accordance within the guidelines laid down by CPSU and NSPCC. In light of the serious information that continues to come to the fore regarding allegations of abuse in other sports, we would advise anyone who has any concerns, historical or current, to contact their County or National Welfare Officers. These details can be found on the BCGBA website or the current handbook. Alternatively on behalf of the Federation you can contact me in strict confidence and any information will be passed to the relevant authorities.

Tel 07860358283 or email or visit


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A G M 2017

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Warrington home team

Will be held on 11th November 2017 and will be conducted by email as usual. Any notices of motion to be with the Secretary David Kay by the 28th October 2017. Agenda and statement of accounts will be sent out prior to the AGM.

President 2017

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Peter Hodgkinson has offered to continue his services for a further twelve months and a sincere thanks to him for his dedication to the Federation. He is a fitting figurehead to our organisation.

Champion of Champions

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Played at Roe Lea Park and East Lancs Club Blackburn. The group winners were Colne Valley and Barnsley. The Final was played on the Alex in Blackburn. Eventual Winners were Colne Valley who beat Barnsley 5-3 with an aggregate of +8. Thanks to Neil Spencer at East Lancs Club and his team. Peter Hodgkinson at Roe Lea Jim Cunningham at the Alex. Excellent day with excellent facilities.

National League 2016

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Liverpool/St Helens team and
overall Merit winner Marc Wilson Dudley

This year the National League was won by Leeds yet again with Halifax runners up.

Div 2 With the withdrawal of Preston A this left Barnsley clear winners with Bury in second place.

Div 3 The charge up the tables continued with Colne Valley taking the Division from Wallasey.

Div 4 Nth Yorkshire and Sth Lancs proved too strong for their rivals in this Division.

Div 5 The two new teams dominated this section with Liv /ST Helens winning with an impressive 96 points in front of Dudley with 88 points.

Bradford showed their future potential gaining promotion from the Yorkshire/ Midlands section with a more settled and stronger Bolton team going promotion from the NW.

Federation Youth and Junior Tournament

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Our decision to try this format has shown what a real success this has been and our decision to hold it again next year in Leyland together with the same funding is the right one.

We had 63 players 13 & under playing this year.

Also 57 players 14-16 and 42 players 17-20.

In the Merits !7-20 Fergal Wright from Ormskirk came top with D Teale Heavy Woollens second 41 Players took part in 221 Games. 162 players in total.

Many thanks to all involved and especially Ken Howarth our Youth and Junior Officer, also to Roy Atkinson and his colleagues at the venues used.

Full results and Merit Winners can be found in the results section.

Team Knockout 2017

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The prelims have been completed and the draw made for the final 16 in Colne Valley.

Barnsley v Burton

North Yorks v Rochdale

Wallasey v Middleton

Southport v Cheshire Parks

Airedale A v Furness

Ormskirk v Nuneaton

Halifax v Dudley

East Lancs v Colne Valley

Over 60's Supreme Championship

Over 55's Merit 2017

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Played at the excellent venue Garswood Hall a quality field of 46 entrants took part on their challenging greens. Eventual winner was Phil Biram from Middleton who beat Mark Myles representing Ormskirk 21 17. In the semi finals Phil beat Paul Culley Sth Lands 21 17 and Mark beat Rita Manning from Southport 21 11.more results under Senior Merit.

Individual Merit 2017

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Will be played at Garswood Hall, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU On 17th September. NO REGISTERED HOME PLAYERS. Entries at £10.00 to D Kay 07860358283 or messenger.


Federation v Civil Service 2017

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Our annual match played at Prestwich Cricket Club on 21st July was another great success. The Civil Service team played really well and in an exciting last game Jim Kenny beat Mark Prosser 21-18 to give the Civil Service the win for a second year by 1 chalk. Full results are in results section. Our thanks to The officials and staff at the club for use of their excellent facilities and to the caterer for the buffet. Next year the match will be played at Fox Lane date to be confirmed.

Federation Ladies (Ormskirk) v CSSC Ladies 2016

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Played this year at the Aughton Institute Ormskirk the Federation Ladies (Ormskirk Ladies) beat the Civil Service Ladies in their Annual match by 220 pts to 187. Notable performances were Sharon Jenkins 21-3, Phyllis Greenwood 21-8, Tina Walmersley 21-9 for the Federation, Joyce Clarke for the Civil Service 21-9. Click here for results. Many thanks to Jackie Butterworth and her team for their hospitality and a special thanks to Chris Ellis for the Federation despite being out of action.


I would be grateful if you would check your contact details and let me know if there are any changes.

Once again any contributions to this site would be appreciated.

Best Regards

David Kay