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  • June 25, 2021
    Divisions 2 to 6 April Fixtures.
    In a previous news item, it was stated that the April Fixtures for Divisions 2 to 6 inclusive will be played during September instead of the usual Cup Matches. This is still correct, although later there will be the problem of enough light and/or cooler temperatures during September and possible clashes with the Floodlit League. Please will ALL team captains consult their teams in the next 2 or 3 weeks and decide if they can play the fixtures earlier than originally planned. The fixtures occurring on greens with floodlights are not much of a problem, although they could be played earlier if the relevant teams can agree on an earlier date. Fixtures without floodlights can (or should) be played earlier if at all possible. Any change to the date of any fixture MUST BE notified, in adequate notice, to Carl Fazackerley, the Hon. Fixtures Secretary, preferably by phone (having trouble with emails at moment) or placed within the Comments box on the Match Results form. Carl will confirm receipt of such notice via email or phone. Thanking you in advance for your time and co-operation in this important matter.

  • May 04, 2021
    Steve Presnail, who prints the League Handbooks on behalf of Phil Moon, is doing a Special Offer on double-sided bowling scorecards to any bowling club of the Longridge and District Mixed Bowling League during the months of MAY and JUNE. A choice of blue, red, black, purple or green ink printed on white card is available (coloured card is available at an additional cost of £6 per 1,000 if required). Quantities and prices are as follows:- 1,000 for £25, 2,000 for £40, 3,000 for £50, 5,000 for £75 and 10,000 for £125, all prices exclude VAT. This includes having your club name printed on the scorecards and free delivery. If your club would like to take up this offer, Steve can be contacted on 07976 446424 (9am - 5pm or anytime via text), by email: pressytheprinter@yahoo.com or by post: Steve Presnail Printers, 23 Raybourne Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7RT.

  • April 23, 2021
    Please be notified that Whitechapel B has been reinstated into the League. It transpired that they did not want to start on April 5th, so they decided not to play this season for reason of the coronavirus pandemic. Since we are now starting on May 3rd, it was decided by the Executive Committee to allow them back in. Hope this does not cause any inconvenience. Best regards Carl Fazackerley.

  • April 22, 2021
    Promotions/Relegations & League Rule 19 2021.
    There will be promotions and relegations at the end of the 2021 season as usual. Also League Rule 19 (concerning points deducted for fielding less than 7 players) will NOT be enforced all through this season, but will be reinstated next season.

  • April 13, 2021
    League Handbooks and Score Cards.
    Further to a previous news item - All team captains are now invited to an evening for receiving last year's league handbooks and/or score cards at Broughton Bowling Club (on the Car Park) on Tuesday April 27th from 7pm.

  • April 12, 2021
    Funeral of Hugh Hornby.
    Due to the coronavirus guidelines, 30 people only are allowed to attend a funeral. This will probably be just enough for Hugh's family and close friends. If you wish, you can pay your respects to Hugh by lining the roadside between Hugh's house on Hall Lane and The Grapes pub on Blackpool Lane (of course passing St. Michaels Bowling Club) between the approximate times of 9:45 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday April 20th.

  • March 31, 2021
    Hugh Hornby.
    It is with great sadness to bear the news of the sudden death of Hugh Hornby, Chairman of the Longridge and District Mixed Bowling League, on the morning of Tuesday March 30th. Hugh was a very popular person, a very keen bowler and was widely known for his enthusiasm for the sport. Bowling was a major part of his life. He will be sorely missed by every person who knew him. The League Committee send their condolences to his family.

  • March 31, 2021
    Fixtures 2021 - Part 1.
    As a matter of respect to Hugh's family the Division 1 fixtures on April 5th are now postponed and will be played at a later date (possibly in September). Division 1 will now start on April 12th and Divisions 2 to 6 inclusive will now start on May 3rd. The April fixtures will now be played during September preferably in the same corresponding weeks. The May to August fixtures will be played as is detailed on the web site. THE FIXTURES ARE NOW OFFICIAL.

  • March 31, 2021
    Fixtures 2021 - Part 2.
    Please be aware that Goose Green A and Moor Park A (Div 2), Lonsdale A (Div 3), St. Anthony Thurlby (Div 4) and Goose Green B (Div 6) have now withdrawn from the League, and, also, that Lowther Gardens (Div 4) and Whitechapel B (Div 5) have decided not to play this season, but return next season. The fixtures have now been changed accordingly (i.e. changed to 'byes'). MORE NEWS ITEMS ON 'League News' PAGE.

  • March 31, 2021
    Cup Matches.
    The usual Cup Matches will now not be played in all 6 divisions as the April fixtures will be played instead.
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