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Maidstone League

 

UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2023

The league season has now finished and despite being unable to field a team for two matches we managed to finish third in the Division.  The full final league table is provided below.   Let`s hope we can bolster the squad for next season and ensure we always have enough players available to fulfil all our fixtures.

UPDATE 6 APRIL 2023

The start of the 2023 league season is now less than six weeks away and we have a team entered in the men`s Maidstone triples League (2 triples) with matches mainly played on Friday evenings. 

We will need to have a good squad of players to ensure we can field teams each week with the ability to cover holidays, other absences and injuries. For newer bowlers it is a really good way to develop your experience of more competitive play - certainly those who played in league teams in recent seasons learnt a lot and saw real improvements in their match play.

PLEASE therefore put your names down to participate using the form below.   YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU !!!!!

Fixtures and Results are provided below. The teams selected will be posted on the notice board at the club house and on the Maidstone League Teams (selections)  page on this website.

SUPPORTERS - It really encourages our teams if they have a few supporters coming along. Watching the games whilst having a cup of tea or perhaps a beer or glass of wine (bring your own) can be a very enjoyable evening. Appreciating the good play of our teams and the opposition teams is what it is all about!!  

Up to date rules for this league are shown below.

Who wins? Each winning triple scores 2 points and the team with the overall highest total (combined score of the 2 triples) scores a bonus 2 points so 6 points are available. 

If you need any further detail or information please talk to Paul 

 

 

Update 3 April 2023 

Fixtures updated for 2023.

 

UPDATE 14 AUGUST 2022

The final tables for the 2022 season have been uploaded below.  Sadly our team has been relegated into Division 5.

It is great that we were able to fulfil all our matches even if the results were not as good as we would have liked.  There were quite a number of close games where we came away with few league points.  Lets hope we can do better in 2023 !!

 

 

 

 

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FIXTURES Division 5 2023

Date Fixture Home/Away Result

12th May

Ditton D

Away

Conceded as unable to field a team

0 points to 6 and Minus 10 shots

19th May

Loose C

Home

WON  6 points to Nil

41   -   9

score as they conceded on one rink

26th May

No Match

2nd June

Headcorn B

Away

Won   42  -  41

4 Points to 2

9th June

Westborough B

Home

LOST     22  to   41

1 point to 5 points

16th June

Ditton C

Home

WON   52  to  23

6 points to nil

23rd June

Civil Service B

Away

CONCEDED as unable to raise a team.

0 shots to 10 shots 0 points to 6 points

30 June

Ditton D

Home

WON   37  Shots to 33  Shots

6  Points to  nil

7th July

Loose C

Away

Won  36  Shots to  33

5 points to 1

14th July

No Match

21st July

Headcorn B

Home 

Won  40  shots to 23

6 points to nil

28th July

Westborough

Away

Lost  24  to  47

2 Points to  4

4th August

Ditton C

Away

Won  49  to  31

4 Points to  2

11th August 

Civil Service B

Home 

Won  34  to  27

6 Points to nil

Maidstone League Rules - February 2020

  1. The league shall be called the MAIDSTONE TRIPLES LEAGUE and the headquarters shall be the MAIDSTONE BOWLS CLUB, BUCKLAND ROAD, MAIDSTONE. ME16 0D
  2. The League shall have the following Officers: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary and Hon League Secretary, and they shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations for Office shall be received by the Secretary in writing fourteen days before the AGM.
  3. The Committee shall consist of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer, Hon League Secretary and a representative from each Club, with fourteen to form a quorum. In the event of a representative not being able to attend a meeting he may send a substitute.
  4. The Annual General Meeting shall be held before the end of February, the Hon Secretary to notify member clubs at least fourteen days before the meeting. Voting on all matters shall be by one vote from each club, with a casting vote from the Chairman if necessary.
  5. Applications from new teams for membership must be addressed to the Secretary and will be considered for the following season.
  6. Subscriptions for Membership shall be decided at the Annual general Meeting.
  7. Teams shall consist of TWO MEN’S TRIPLES, or such number as shall be determined at the Annual general Meeting, and shall play other clubs on a home and away basis.
  8. Play shall be in accordance with the rules of both the Bowls England and Kent County Bowling Association.  TWO points will be awarded for each winning triple, or ONE point each in the case of a drawn triple. TWO points will be awarded to the winning team, or one point to each team in the case of a drawn match.  If points are equal then shot difference will be taken into account when compiling League tables. (Aggregate shots shall be taken into account when compiling league tables) This to be deleted Amendment at AGM 23rd Feb 2020 to clarify.
  9. Matches to be started by 6.00pm. Any team failing to appear and play after a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes shall forfeit the match to their opponents, on demand, with penalties as given in Rule 11. If necessary a reduction in the number of ends played (from eighteen), shall be by mutual agreement, and shall be no less than TWELVE ends. Results score cards must be endorsed to this effect by both Captains.
  10. Matches must be played on the date specified in the fixture list. In the event of cancellation or abandonment due to really bad weather, the home team shall within THREE days of the original fixture, offer their opponents THREE dates for the re-arranged game. This must take place within THREE weeks of the original fixture date. The opponents must confirm acceptance of one of these dates within ONE week of the original fixture. The home team must inform the League Secretary of the re-arranged date. In the event of failure to agree, or arrange a date, the defaulters will be penalised in accordance with Rule 11.
  11. A Club failing to turn out a complete team shall be penalised by the deduction of TEN shots from their aggregate and their opponents awarded SIX points and ten shots.
  12. It shall be the responsibility of the Home team to telephone match details to the League Delegate by 11.00am next day. and to submit the fully completed League score card to the League Secretary. Cards must contain the names of twelve players and be legible. League delegates must telephone the results of their League games to the Secretary by mid-day, on the day following the game.
  13. No player shall play for more than one Club in any one season within the League, but may play for more than one team within their Club.
  14. The penalty for playing an ineligible player shall be as in Rule 11.
  15. It shall be the responsibility of the home club to meet all green fees.
  16. All players shall be expected to wear grey trousers with white above the waist or club shirts, if registered by the Kent County Bowling Association. It will be a condition that all players in the team wear coloured shirts or none at all.
  17. A RULE SUB COMMITTEE comprising of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon League Secretary and Hon treasurer shall adjudicate on or resolve any disputes arising from these rules and any decisions shall be final. THREE to form a quorum.
  18. These Rules may be added to, repealed or amended by a Special Resolution placed before an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting.
  19. Where Club representation at the Maidstone Triples League meeting falls below two meeting attendance’s in any calendar year, the team associated with that Club will automatically have to apply for re-election to the League in the following year.
  20. The Committee shall have the power to ban any player, team or Club from future League activities, or to impose any penalties considered appropriate in the event of behaviour considered by the Committee to be prejudicial to the aims and principles governing the operation of the League. Such action may be taken at committee meetings as decided by majority vote in a secret ballot, on the basis of one vote per Club. All representatives to be informed of the incident prior to the meeting.

 

Rule 2.  As amended by AGM on 10th January 1999

Rules 8 & 11 as amended by AGM on 4th April 1993

Rule 16 as amended by AGM on 6th January 2002

Rule 18 as revised at a Special General Meeting on 27th April 1986.

Rule 19 was added as agreed at AGM on 19th March 1989.

Rule 20 was added as agreed at AGM on 18th March 1991

Rule 13 was changed for a one-year trial at the AGM 15th Feb 2004

Rule 8 was changed at the AGM on  11th February 2007

 

Note  Due to Covid restrictions the first round of matches 14 May 2021 were two pairs (rather than Triples) there is still 6 points available for the matches.