News 2020

Welcome to the website of Woodhall Friendly Bowls League with news and information for clubs, players and potential players for the 2020 season


Following Government advice and that offered by the EBA  the committee has decided that the Woodhall Spa Friendly Bowls League season  is postponed for the foreseeable  future until we receive advice that it is safe play.

The EBA hopes that club members will still pay their membership fees to the clubs so that  the greens can be maintained and will be in a fit state to play on when it is safe to do so.


The Wilkinson Cup

This is a knock out cup competition played between members of the Woodhall Spa Friendly Bowls League. Currently there are thirteen teams in the league. There will be a draw to decide the ten teams involved in the preliminary round; three teams will receive a bye into the next round.

The eight remaining teams will then play to decide the semi-finalists.  The semi-final and final will be played on the same day at an agreed venue. This year, 2020, the venue is Mareham-Le- Fen.

EBF rules  shall apply. Each game will be decided by the AGGREGATE score of all three rinks, with a previously drawn rink to play off if the scores are tied.

The Home team will deliver the jack at the first end. The Captains will toss for the jack before the semi-final and the final.

Each team will consist of three rinks of three people, bowling three bowls each over 18 ends. Should a match be terminated for any reason, then the aggregate score at the time of termination will count as the final score provided at least 12 ends have been COMPLETED, by all three rinks. If 12 ends have not been completed by all three rinks then the match shall be void and shall be replayed in its entirety at a date MUTUALLY agreed between the teams.

Please inform the competition secretary of all results.

The preliminary round will be played on Wednesday August 12th, the first round on Wednesday August 19th, and the semi-finals and final on Wednesday August 26th.


The draw is as follows:

Preliminary Rd                     First Rd                     Semi-final                     Final


V                            __________


Cranwell                                                       _________

Wanderers                                V                           __________

V                            ________(Away)


Eslaforde Park

V                           _________(Home)

Jubilee Park

Park Rangers                            v                            __________

V                           _________(Away)

Mareham-Le-Fen                                                                                  __________


V                              _________(Home)

Sleaford  Town

Ruskington                                v                          __________

V                               _________(Away)



Competition Secretary:   John Stevenson    07827 925233

Notes of the leagues AGM.

All Clubs were represented at the Meeting

The Chairman welcomed all to the meeting and wished to thank Stan from the social club for agreeing to hold the meeting, setting up the room and providing refreshments.

The President asked all to stand and to remember all bowlers and friends who were no longer with us. He stated that he had attended the funeral of Allan Robinson last year who had been very supportive of the league over the years.

The Treasurer presented the accounts and invited questions from the floor. It was agreed that there would be no collection of subscriptions this year.

Election of officers

Current officers agreed to stand for President, Chairman, and Secretary.

G Russel agreed to stand as Treasurer and John Stevenson as Competition Secretary.

The proposal was put to the floor that all those standing were elected on block.

Competition Venues

Ron White Shield. This is to be held at Heckington Bowls Club

Stan Hargreaves will be held at Billinghay Bowls Club. It was also agreed that the entry fee for this competition be increased to £2 per person.

Dates have already been notified on the web site

New Knockout Competition. This was to be called the Wilkinson Shield which will be played in August with the finals and semi finals held on August 26th .

The Competition Secretary would arrange the draw and clubs would be notified on the website. The finals venue would be on a neutral venue, although Mareham indicated a willingness to hold it.

Charity Donation. It was agreed that a donation of £125 be made to Cancer Research.

Next Meeting to be held on the first Wednesday in March 2021, the venue to be decided.

The AGM of the Woodhall Friendly Bowls League is due to held at Cranwell Social Club on Wednesday 4th March at 2.00pm. Papers have been issued too all Secretaries and Club Captains League Fixturws have already been posted on the Leagues website.