St Wilfrids Bowling Club is open between March and September every year and is a great place to take part in Crown Green Bowling. There are a wide variety of activities and events held throughout the season which are open to experienced bowlers or beginners who would just like to have a go. There are also Family Bowling afternoons which take place during the school summer holidays and are a great opportunity for young people to come along with their families and take part. Please note all competitions and events are weather permitting.
Every Thursday afternoon, Round Robin competitions are held from 12.45 pm. These cost £2 to enter and are open to anybody. A variety of refreshments are available during the competitions. Non-members are also welcome to attend these fun afternoons.
April 2017 Update –
The AGM was held on Friday 17th February in the Parish Hall. Unfortunately our president Canon Andrew Holliday could not be with us and we missed his chairmanship. We would like to take this opportunity of wishing him a speedy recovery.
The meeting remembered Mr D Elsey and Mr K Douglas who died during the season.
Mr G Troughton was elected Chairman, Mr A Hammond, Secretary, and Mr J Fairhurst, Treasurer. Mr I Bennett and Mrs D Wood were elected to the committee.
The balance sheet was adopted and after discussion it was agreed that subscriptions would remain at £20 for this year.
The club will support the following teams this year –
Monday afternoon – Chorley Pensioners
Monday night – Orrell League and Ladies’ League
Wednesday afternoon – Wigan Pensioners A and B teams
Wednesday night – Wigan Churches A and B teams
Thursday afternoon – Round Robin
Saturday afternoon – Saturday Afternoon team
The green will open on Saturday, 18th March. New members will be most welcome.
Thanks to Eddie Derbyshire for stepping in at the last minute to offer the opening and closing prayers. The meeting was well attended. Thanks to everyone.
The Presidents Cup was postponed from 24th March due to inclement weather including heavy SNOW, was played on Sunday 5th May and was a fantastic day out for all involved.
Above you can see photos from the day Rector Andrew Holliday, who is the President of the Bowling Club, presenting the trophies to the winners and runners up of the competition. Congratulations to the winners and all those who took part for making the day so successful.
Joe Fairhurst Memorial Shields
The Joe Fairhurst memorial shields competition was held on the 16th June and the competition was a huge success. Here you can see some photos from the day showing the competition winners.
David Bennet Rose Bowl
The David Bennet Competition was held on Sunday 7th July. We luckily had some fantastic weather, a great turn out and a lovely day. Below you can see some photos from the event showing the competition winners and others who attended the event.
Esther and Norman Mayor Trophies
The Esther and Norman Mayor Trophies were competed for on Sunday 28th July, we had a fantastic day and we even had nice weather (until we were leaving at the end and got drowned!!) Here you can see the winners of the competition along with the family of Esther and Norman Mayor.
The club supports 8 teams throughout the local area, which play Home matches at St Wilfrids Bowling Green and Away matches in the Wigan and Chorley areas, throughout the week during the evenings and afternoons. If you are interested in joining any of these teams please visit us and speak to a member of the club for more information.