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17 October 2019



Two weeks after the season finished and we have had the first new team application to join our League. Honley Cons have applied to join the 6-Man League for the 2020 season. They no longer have their own green so have made arrangements to play their home matches on the Lowerhouses green. The deadline for any further new team applications to be received ready for next year is 13 January 2020. 

16 October 2019



Frank Greenwood was presented with the Association's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at Monday's Half-Year Meeting. This award is a recognition of an exceptional contribution to the Veterans League and is rarely presented. Frank has won many of our team and individual competitions including being a member of the Golcar Lib team that won the 1999 Section 1 title, the 2002 Bistro and the 2012 Team KO. Add to that the individual awards of the Rose Bowl (twice), the Over-70s KO, the Over-80s KO last year and three times winner of the Pairs KO, He was a member of the Huddersfield side that won the Yorkshire Inter-District title on five occasions, four of them as captain. Frank was also President of our Association in 2009 and 2010, a Life Member and long standing member of the Management Committee on which he still sits. That list is just his Veterans League achievements with his competitions won and contribution to Huddersfield bowling in general an even longer list. A well deserved award.

15 October 2019



I am delighted to announce that two more individuals have signed up to the Anniversary Patron scheme taking the total number to 25 which has now contributed £385 to the fund which will help to commemorate our Anniversary season in 2020. Malcolm Wragg from Outlane joins the list along with a Life Member who prefers to remain anonymous. We are very grateful for all offers of help. You too can become a Patron by making a minimum £10 donation to the scheme which will get your name mentioned in the 2020 Anniversary League Handbook along with an inclusion in the new Anniversary commemorative book 'The First 50 Years' to be published next year. Thank you for your support. The current listing of signed up Patrons is below.   Become a Patron

2020 Anniversary Patrons

Peter Muff (Life Member)

Judith Muff

David Sykes  (Brockholes)

Jeff Jacklin (Kirkheaton Con)
Philip Walker (Lindley BC)

Allan Dobson Kirkheaton C&BC)

Bob Swan  (Cowcliffe)

David Union (Outlane)

Jeff Smith (Meltham)
Ann Smith (wife)
Paul Rushworth (Broad Oak)

Ian Crawford (Longwood)
David Blackburn  (Thorpe Green)
Brian Faichney (Canalside)

Bill Blackburn (Lindley BC)

Dougie Mellor (Lockwood Con)

Tony Lockwood (Golcar C&BC)
Derek Sykes (Marsden Park)

Ray Tunnacliffe (Netherton Con)

Graham Hall (Rastrick)
John Townend (Paddock I&C)
Colin Wood (Bradley & Colne)
Tony Clegg (Crosland Moor)
Malcolm Wragg (Outlane)
Anon (Life Member)

14 October 2019



Work continues on compiling a commemorative book to clebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Veterans' Association. With the intention to include at least one page for each member club it is a unique opportunity to put on record your club's involvement and achievements over those 50 years. So if you have any photos or records of your club bowlers featuring in Veterans League competitions then please let me know. I will be thrilled to receive even more photos and information about your club to include in the publication. The release date has slipped as the book has grown. Now over 300-pages long with a new release date of February 2020 but don't hold me to that. So please get in touch if you think you have anything worth adding. A number of clubs have already sent me lots of literature and photos for which I am very grateful and I continue to wade my way through these along with 50 years of Management Committee meeting minutes!  Photos of your more recent Veterans' League teams are especially welcome.  Contact Us 

13 October 2019



There are still places open on the basic first aid course covering everyday instances of difficult health-related situations.  The two hour session will be held on Monday 28 October from 10am to 12noon. The venue is Paddock I&C. It is open to all-comers, you don't have to be a Veterans League bowler. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to react positively to a range of medical emergencies including a heart attack, stroke, bleeding, fainting and more. If you are interested please register that interest by contacting me now.    Contact Us