Derbyshire Bowls Association

International Trials and Middleton

Commiserations go to Derbyshire's Dan Thornhill on not making the full England team despite playing well, hopefully another chance will come next year Dan. Congratulations go to Ben Bywater on being selected again for a junior U25 trial, best of luck this year Ben. Finally it's encouraging to report that James Bowley has made the U18 future talent spotting Bowls England training day.

After some very good individual performances against Northants the selectors will meet this week to pick the first Middleton cup group game against Lincolnshire who are arguably the strongest opposition in our group. With several Middleton experienced players unavailable for this game we hope we can select a side that remains competitive to win at home. If you are not selected then please come support the team and with the group situation this year there could be the opportunity to gain that Middleton experience this season. 

Executive Meeting May 2023

An Executive Meeting was called to discuss the selection of teams and the following selection panel was appointed at the Executive Meeting. Mike Bowley (who was elected at the 2022 AGM to fulfil that role) Bernie Greenough and Dan Thornhill. Both these have been acting to help selection since a February Meeting. Teams will be picked by the committee for 2023 with no Team Manager.  

NORTHANTS AWAY 2:00 pm start

The match resulted in a defeat winning one rink (2 points) and losing the other rinks. However closer analysis shows that we won nearly 50% of the ends and a two further rinks were winning until the 20th. end. A further rink, having made a difficult start, losing the first five ends and going 12 shots down then won the remaining sixteen ends 15 shots to 14 and not give up. Full score cards are shown under the relevant tab for Francis Burton Trophy games. 

​Location: See the address below. Click on the image to find out more host club information.


Sadly we've only managed to get 7 players available for the white rose game so we have had to cancelled this game. We hope our junior players will make themselves available for MCBA league or county executive friendlies games this season. We now have a squad of 9 players so we hope to enter again next year with the squads approval and a free date. 


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