Southport & District Vets Bowling League 2024

President Secretary  Chairman Vice Chairman Treasurer
Peter Dunne George Hitchmough Paul Carline Les Appleton Mike Carr     
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Mon 22nd Apr 17 results from 17 Matches

Welcome to the Southport & District Vets Bowling Results


I regret to inform you that STEVE BALL of Mere Brow Bowling club has passed away.

Steve was well known in the Vets and other leagues. 

We send our condolences to his family.



League fixtures are now on our web site, starting April 8th. Remember start time is now at 1.00pm.

The draw for the cup games (Prelims 1st July) will take place during the first half of the season.

Captains/club secretaries are reminded to update their playing squads before the start of the season.



  • Saracens were welcomed into the league. All other teams are expected to continue. Divisions 1, 2 and 3 will therefore be 12, 12 and 11 teams respectively.
  • A number of rules of administrative nature are being amended to reflect current practice, particularly use of the internet. These will be updated on the web site before the start of the 2024 season. (Now on web site).
  • Clubs were reminded that they need insurance and a Safeguarding Officer.
  • Subscriptions for 2024 remain at £60 per team - see below.
  • The start time will now be 1.00pm instead of 1.30pm
  • A new handicap system for cup games will be introduced, whereby handicaps will be updated week by week during the season based on league match results to date. These will be shown on a new column in the league tables. (Examples now shown on final tables in Previous Years Results - a new column on right side and now also shown on the 2024 league tables )
  • The league season will start on Monday 8th April. The first cup games (Preliminary round) are expected to be on 1st July. Fixtures will appear on the web site in due course. (Now on web site).
  • A fixture sheet in the traditional manner will also be produced. (Now available. If you require it, please contact the League Secretary).



REGISTRATION FEES OF £60.00 per Team are now due.

Payment by Cheque to Mick Carr


"Southport and District Veterans Bowling League"

National westminster Bank

Sort Code 60 20 11

account Number 44740247

Please ensure your enter your club name if paying by Bank Transfer









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Latest information:


Sun 21st Jan



Ken Buckley has been asked if he could help trace  the whereabouts of a leather Gladstone Bag, embossed with the initials EMS. 
The item was sold, complete with bowls, in the mid 1980's, possibly in the Formby area.
Sentimental reasons have prompted this request.
If anyone can help, please contact me, Ken Buckley 01704 872 834.