General Crown Green Bowling News

News articles are written by the league officials and occasionally by the web developer. We attempt to keep everyone informed of recent events and where possible we will include photos to enhance the news articles.

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Manchester and District Amateur Bowling League

by Brian Smart - Webmaster - Thursday 17 March 2016

The Manchester and District Amateur Bowling League have now joined our web-based community and can now enjoy all the benefits of this website.

The link to the Manchester section of this site is included at the top of the page alongside Tameside and Longdendale.

I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome the league and it's members and wish them well for the new season.


Website Gets a New Name

by Brian Smart - Webmaster - Thursday 15 January 2015

After having had discussions with both League Secretaries, the address for this website will change from to

There is nothing for anyone to do, the change will just take place and you will start to see the new name appear in the address bar of your browser as if by magic in the next few days.

I very much wanted to use the words 'crowngreen' in the name of the website because it is far more appropriate in view of the nature of the site and it will be easier for newcomers to find the site through google by searching those words.

I will maintain a permanent redirect on until about the time of the Charity Match at Easter after which will not redirect to here so please note the new address will be:

Thanks to Dave and Peggy for your help

New feature for 2015

by Brian Smart - Webmaster - Sunday 11 January 2015

Best wishes to everyone for the new year.

I've added a new feature to the website for 2015 in the form of a calendar which can be used by everyone, for the benefit of everyone.

The calendar is provided to help reduce the number of clashes that occur each year. The leagues have a responsibilty to avoid certain dates to prevent clashes with county games etc but clubs are free to host any event they want, whenever they want.

When your league secretaries compile the fixtures for the year, every game will appear on the calendar automatically so that at a glance, anyone can see who's playing and when. The secretaries will also add the cup fixture details and other league events such as AGM's etc.

Everyone, including guest visitors to this website can see the calendar and all it's events but in order to post your own events on the calendar you must be a member of the message board. An added bonus to this feature is that you can link your post in the calendar to the message board so that when you post the details of your event, it will appear in the message board and alert people to your event.

I have created some sample fixtrues on 6th January and they can be viewed here. I have also addd the charity match on Easter Monday here

Please make use of this feature as I believe it will help everyone organise their seasons better and also help clubs to promote their events.

If you are not yet a member of the message board then please sign up and join in. You can register here in a matter of minutes!

Tameside and Longdendale

by Brian Smart - Webmaster - Wednesday 28 May 2014

This website is no longer associated with James North Bowling Club in any way whatsoever.

As members of the Tameside and Longdenale bowling leagues the club is included in all tables, stats and club profiles but this website and it's owner will no longer support, promote or act in favour of them.