Top county bowls league suggests points change

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Clubs who win away fixtures in Shropshire’s top bowls league could get double the points next year.

Mark Taylor of Castlefields with the 2017 champions trophy, flanked by county president Mike Caddick and, right, Premier League president John Coxill

A proposal to reward away wins with four points – double the current amount – will be on the agenda at the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League’s AGM in January.

Delegates will also be asked to debate a move to increase match fees to £2 from £1.50 so that prize money can be increased throughout the league and its competitions.

Another rule change proposal would allow clubs to change the date of a home match if a county game is on their green within seven days of the scheduled date of the league fixture.

League treasurer Rob Burroughs told the 11 clubs who were represented at Tuesday’s end of season meeting at Meole Brace that there had been a profit of £85 on the season and that bowlers who finished second and third in the averages would receive prize money in future.

There will be no match cards next season, which will run from April 6 to September 21, and the 2018 finals and presentation evening will be hosted by Castlefields.

The league also has plans to make 2018 a special year, Burroughs adding: “A competition is to be held for all players that have won a league individual honour to mark the league’s 25th season next year.

“And a 25th anniversary book to celebrate the 25 seasons of the league is to be released in 2019.”


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