Sixty teams to play in Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League
26th April 2016
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Sixty teams from thirty clubs will be competing in five divisions of the Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League this season.

Clubs from across Shropshire and Wales

A third team from Bicton and a second team from Old Shrewsbury have joined the league, while Minsterley have left. The league which has more than 660 senior citizen men and women registered, begins on April 13 and runs until September 8.

Member clubs span an area stretching from Llanrhaeadr y Mochnant, Oswestry and Wem in the north to Craven Arms and Worthen and Brockton in the south and the majority of matches are played on a Thursday afternoon.

“The league provides friendly competition and a valued social activity for retired people to enjoy every Thursday,” said league secretary Chris Kershaw. “Having an afternoon senior citizens league enables some of the older bowlers who don’t like bowling in an evening to carry on playing competitively.”

Salop Leisure sponsors

Sponsor for the ninth successive season is Shrewsbury-based caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, which has regional sales centres in Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn. 

Chairman Tony Bywater said the company is proud to be associated with such a successful and well run league. “Many of the players in this league are caravan owners and customers of Salop Leisure who stay active and make the most of their leisure time in retirement,” he said.

“The league is very popular with senior citizens across Shropshire and the Welsh border. Long may it continue to prosper.”

More matches to come

The league’s singles competition will be held on July 6, the doubles competition on August 3 and President’s Day on September 15 all at Severnside Bowling Club. The annual Dixon Cup representative match against Mid Shropshire Seniors League will be held on September 5 at Bicton.

The league’s officers are: president and vice chairman, Ed Jackson, chairman Dave Kibbler, secretary, competition and results secretary, Chris Kershaw and treasurer Margaret Cooper.

Picture: Salop Leisure’s assistant marketing manager Ed Glover (left) presents the sponsorship cheque to Shrewsbury and District Senior Citizens Bowling League’s treasurer Margaret Cooper watched by secretary Chris Kershaw and president Ed Jackson.

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