2015/16 News 

Stones Cup Update

With the completion of the quarter-finals of the Stones Cup, the teams taking part in the semi-finals are now confirmed.

Firbeck A v Wickersley CI (at Anston BC, Saturday 24th September)
Dinnington A v Treeton (at Firbeck BC, Saturday 1st October)

The final will be played at Shireoaks on Saturday, 8th October

September 22, 2016

End of Season Meeting

The End of Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined is confirmed for Wednesday, 28th September with the usual 8pm start at Albion Road.

Clubs are reminded that they must return any trophies won by this date so there is time for them to be engraved. Fines are applicable to clubs not returning them on time.

Vets Merits Update

Due to rain on Monday, the Singles Merits will now be completed on Tuesday, 20th September.

It was also agreed that next week's Doubles Merits will also be played over two days instead of the originally planned one.

September 19, 2016

Vets Merits

The draw for the Vets Merits, has now taken place.

The Singles Merits is taking place on Monday 19th September, and the Doubles Merits on Monday, 26th September.

Please click here to view the Singles Merits Draw.

Please click here to view the Doubles Merits Draw.

September 3, 2016

Wilkinson Trophy Final

The final of this year's Wilkinson Trophy wil be contested between Roundwood A and Boston A. It will be played at Brinsworth BC on Friday, 9th September with a 2pm start.

September 3, 2016

Silverwood lift the Midweek Cup

On a sunny evening at Coronation Park, Silverwood of Division One faced Division Two leaders Marquis in the final of the Midweek Knock-out Cup on Monday, 15th August.

With a superb number of people taking advantage of a pleasant evening, coupled with there being no Midweek League matches, it was greatly appreciated by all concerned that there were plenty of spectators to witness the event.

The first three to go on the green saw Silverwood take a narrow two games to one lead, but with the winners decided purely on the aggregate scores, that only translated into a two point lead at the break.

With the members of Maltby Community providing both players and spectators with tea and coffee, along with a great selection of cakes, the game entered the crucial second half.

It was here that Silverwood showed their superiority - was it Division One experience, their team selection or just "their day" - as they won all three games to take the cup by a 117 - 80 score line.

Congratulations to captain Sue Hampson and her Silverwood team, who are pictured here on the Maltby green after the game, and we are sure they will be in attendance at the AGM next February when they will be formally presented with the trophy!

August 25, 2016

Midweek Knock-out Cup Final

The final of the Midweek Knock-out Cup will be played at Coronation Park, Maltby on Monday, 15th August with a 6.30pm start.

Results for the semi-finals saw defending cup holders Treeton A go out of the competition in a dramatic game. Treeton won all three games in the first half of the match, and it looked most likely that they would progress through the final. However, the Marquis players had other ideas, and responded by winning all three of the remaining games. Not only that, but they successfully overcame the first half points deficit to take the tie by a narrow 102 - 99 margin.

Marquis will meet Silverwood in the final, and while that sees a Division 2 club facing a Division 1 club, the way Marquis have been playing this season, it should be a good and close contest.

Silverwood were up against Tabard in their semi-final, and Tabard belied their league position to run their Division 1 opponents close, only losing the tie by 106 to 96.

We wish both clubs the very best of luck next Monday, and we hope that, with no Midweek League games scheduled, there will be a good number of spectators and supporters there to watch.

August 9, 2016

Club Champions Championship

Swallownest BC have withdrawn their team from this year's Champion Trophy and so the draw as been revised to take this in to account.

Two prelim games have been played so far resulting in wins for Valley Park B and Silverwood A who take their place in the full draw.

The third prelim game was due to played on Sunday 14th August before the main draw, but the committee have decided to scrap this game and have progressed both teams in to main draw to avoid giving a team a bye in to semi finals.

The revised draw is below:

Firbeck A v Valley Park B
Silverwood A v Firbeck B

Finals Day will be at Barkers Park on 14th August with an 11am start.

The matches will be
Treeton A v Valley Park B
Silverwood A v Wickersley CI
Wickersley Village v Silverwood B
Treeton B v Valley Park A

All teams competing should be at Barkers Park for 10.30am to allow a prompt start at 11am. Teams that have not entered are asked to come along and spectate and offer support in marking and measuring.

If anyone has any queries, please contact the Champions Trophy Organiser, David Hamilton on 1909 540805 or 07776454318 or email David.Hamilton@doncaster.gov.uk

August 9, 2016

Midweek Knock-out Cup

All results for the quarter-finals of the Midweek Knock-out Cup have now been received, and at the Mid-season meeting, greens were allocated for the semi-finals and final.
The semi-final pairings were as follows:
Marquis v Treeton A
Silverwood v Tabard

Greens allocated are now:
Treeton - Silverwood v Tabard
Valley Park (top green) - Marquis v Treeton A

Games must be played by 29th July.

The final will be played at Coronation Park.

Armada Trophy

The final of the Armada Trophy will be contested beween the Saturday League and the Friday Doubles League.

It will be played at Valley Park on Sunday, 17th July with a 2pm start. We look forward to seeing many people there to support the two sets of players!


Teams were reminded that, even though it clearly is indicated on the fixture lists issued, in the Saturday League, Anston C are playing their home games at Harthill, and in Division 3, Maltby's home matches have an 11am start.

End of Season Meeting

The End of Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined is confirmed for Wednesday, 28th September with the usual 8pm start at Albion Road.

Clubs are reminded that they must return any trophies won by this date so there is time for them to be engraved. Fines are applicable to clubs not returning them on time.

AGM and Presentation Evening

The 2017 AGM of the Rotherham Combined will be at Albion Road on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, with an 8pm start. With the vote at the 2016 AGM not to hold a separate Presentation Evening, the first part of the meeting will see the trophies presented for the 2016 season.

July 4, 2016

Calvert Cup

Kings' green was a little on the slow side due to last week's downpours but the rain held off and the disappointingly small crowd witnessed some excellent bowling.

Alan and John took control of the first Semi at 5-5 to go 17-7 up. Denis and Brian managed three singles but Alan and John hit back with two singles and a double to win 21-9.

The second Semi was a classic game of two halves. Roy and Paul were leading 15-9 but Kev and James scored twelve points without response over the next six ends to win 21-15.

There was some brilliant bowling in the Final on both short and long marks. Kev and James went into a 16-8 lead, Alan and John recovered to 16-15 but Kev and James kept the pressure on to win 21-15

Semi Final 1(left) : Brinsworth's Brian Bitting and Denis Crossland with Treeton's Alan Goddard and John King

Semi Final 2 (right): Brinsworth's Kev Coney and James Howard with Treeton's Paul Schofield and Roy Gilbank.

Runners Up


Special thank to Margaret for the chip butties!

June 20, 2016

Rotherham Combined Mid-Season meeting

Please remember that the Mid-Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined will take place at Albion Road on Wednesday, 29th June, beginning at 8pm.

June 18, 2016

Club Champions Championship

We would like to remind all clubs that the deadline for entering the "Club Champions" competition is on June 29th.

The finals day will be at Barkers Park on Sunday, 14th August, which will involve up to 8 teams. If any preliminary round matches are required, a draw will be made at the Rotherham Combined's mid-season meeting.

For further details, and to download an entry form, please click on the "Club Championship" link to the left.

June 18, 2016

Club Champions Championship

Entries for this year's "Club Champions" competition are now being accepted, with a deadline of June 29th.

The finals day will be at Barkers Park on Sunday, 14th August, which will involve up to 8 teams. If any preliminary round matches are required, a draw will be made at the Rotherham Combined's mid-season meeting.

For further details, and to download an entry form, please click on the "Club Championship" link to the left.

May 5, 2016

Calvert Cup

The 2016 Calvert Cup will be held at Kings BC, Wath Park, Moor Rd, Wath On Dearne, Rotherham. S63 7RW (Opposite Wath Rugby Club).

Rounds will be on Sunday June 12th commencing at 11.00 am and the Semi Finals and Final on Sunday June 19th commencing at 2.00 pm. The draw will be made at the green on the day, including Finals Day so entrants must sign in at least 15 minutes before start time.

The competition is a Pairs Knock Out and is open to any bowlers who have played in the Friday Doubles League. Pairs can be from different teams and different clubs but must have played in a Doubles match in the current season.

Entry Fee is £5.00 per pair with £3.00 being paid as Green Fees to the host club. There will be no refunds. The Winning Pair will receive £50.00, Runners Up £30.00 and losing Semi-Finalists £10.00.

Cheques to be made out to RCCGBA and posted before Wed June 8th with entry form to :-
Dave Taylor, 12 Kirby Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. S64 9PQ.

Please make sure they’re posted in plenty of time.

Entry on the day is not allowed but E-mail entries will be accepted up to Friday June 10th on condition the Entry Fee is paid before the draw is made.

Entry forms cam be downloaded by clicking here.

May 5, 2016

George Corton Trophy

The annual competition between teams representing the Rotherham League and the Maltby League will once again be contested at Wickersley CI on Sunday, 26th June, starting at 2pm.

It is usually a keenly contested game, so please take the time to go along and watch some of the game if you can.

May 4, 2016


Due to a fall in the number of playing members, LNER have reluctantly withdrawn their "B" team from the Saturday League.

Their fixtures in Division 2 will now be byes.

May 3, 2016

Maltby Main

We regret to report that we have received notice from Maltby Main that they have withdrawn from the Midweek Evening League as they are unable to fulfill their fixtures.

All clubs in Division 3 will therefore have byes for the week they are due to play Maltby.

April 7, 2016

Rotherham Combined Mid-Season meeting

Please note that the Mid-Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined has been brought forwards two weeks and will now be at Albion Road on Wednesday, 29th June, beginning at 8pm.

April 7, 2016

Funeral of Brian Cooling

We are saddened to learn of the recent death after a short illness of Brian Cooling, a founder member of Anston Bowling Club. He played in their Saturday 'B' team last year and had represented the club for many years. He will be missed, not only by his daughter, Helen and his family, but also by the Anston Bowling Club and the many friends that he made in over 30 years of bowling.
His funeral will take place on Thursday, 7th April at St James' Church, South Anston, starting at 1.30pm.
All are welcome to attend.

April 5, 2016

Rotherham Combined AGM Reminder

We would like to remind all member clubs that the AGM for the Rotherham Combined will be this Wednesday (24th February). As usual, it will be held at Albion Road Working Men's Club with an 8pm start.
The Registration/Fixtures meeting will be on Wednesday, 16th March at the same venue, again with an 8pm start.

February 23, 2016

Vets League Fixtures Meeting

The RRPBA (Vets League) are to hold their Outdoor Fixtures Meeting and Indoor Presentation at The Park Hotel, Badley Moor Lane on Thursday, 17th March, starting at 1pm.

February 23, 2016

Treeton retain Indoor League title

Treeton have retained their Indoor League title despite there still being ten games to go.
A spokesman for the club said: "We played solidly as a team to win 30 of our first 31 games before a dip in form saw us lose three games on the trot. But we recovered to beat Whiston 35-2 on Wednesday (our biggest score of the season) to go 21 points clear with ten games still to play."

February 23, 2016

RCCGBA AGM is on Wednesday February 24th, 8.00pm at Albion Rd. WMC

RCCGBA Registration / Fixtures meeting is March 16th 8.00pm at Albion Rd WMC.

VETS Fixtures meeting is Thursday March 17th at the Park Hotel at 1.00pm.

Committee Vacancies

With the recent death of our Treasurer, Dave Baister, and impending resignations, it means that there will be a number of vacancies on the committee of the Rotherham Combined when we hold our AGM in February.

It is vital that we have new faces on the committee, with the posts of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice-Chairman needing to be filled. While we appreciate that everyone has busy lives, for our bowling leagues to survive, please consider volunteering for one of these vacancies, or asking someone that you know if they will be willing to stand. While volunteers tend to come from people normally attending the meetings at Albion Road, we are sure there are talents within clubs that are not being reflected which we could beneft from.

There are only four meetings held each year - the AGM, Registration Meeting (March), Mid-Season Meeting (June) and End of Season Meeting (October).

Please consider volunteering for any posts on the committee - if anyone has any questions, please ask any committee member, either at this week's Presentation Evening or by contacting any of us directly.

November 16, 2015

Presentation Evening

We remind all clubs that the Rotherham Combined's Presentation Evening will be held at Albion Road at 8pm on Wednesday, 18th November. We look forward to the event being well supported so that we can all celebrate another successful season's bowling in Rotherham.

2016 Annual General Meeting

As agreed at the 2015 AGM, we confirm that the 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at Albion Road at 8pm on Wednesday, 24th February.

Please remember that all proposals for the AGM should be lodged with the Secretary no less than 14 days before the date of the meeting.

October 11, 2015

Victory for Treeton in the Stones Cup Final

On a sunny but cool afternoon Kings' green looked superb and was running well. Both teams fielded weakened sides but the fairly large crowd were treated to some excellent bowling (plus tea, coffee, cakes, buns, biscuits and chip butties, but back to the match).

With all matches keenly contested, notable events saw Treeton's Chris Chambers and Mickey Frith going 0-11 down in the corners, but then recovered to lose 18-21 to Firbeck's Kimpton and Watkinson.
John King and Alan Goddard gave Treeton a 13 point ‘plus score’ with their 21-8 win, although Firbeck’s final pair picked up a notable win over Mark and Danny Gilbank.

In the end, the final score was 75-53 in favour of Treeton to see them lift the trophy for the fourth time in the last five years.

The winners of the Stones Cup for 2015, Treeton

The runners up of the Stones Cup for this year, Firbeck B
October 6, 2015

Stones Cup Final

The final of this year's Stones Cup will take place at Kings Bowling Club, Wath on Saturday, 3rd October with a 2pm start. It will be contested between Treeton and Firbeck B, who overcame semi-final opposition Silverwood and Swallownest respectively on Saturday. Please note that Wath RUFC's 1st XV are at home commencing at 3pm, so late arrivals may have problems in parking in the car park.

Roy Carr
We are sad to learn that Roy Carr of Valley Park passed away recently. Roy often captained a team in the Armada Trophy and was a stalwart of the Valley Park Bowling Club. A true gentleman who played the game with a smile on his face, he will be sadly missed by his bowling colleagues, and we would like to pass on our condolences to his family, friends and team mates.

His funeral will be held at Rotherham Crematorium at 1.30pm on Friday, 9th October with a reception afterwards at Wickersley Cricket Club. If you would like to attend, please let Terry Kennedy (Valley Park) know, so that they have an idea of how many to cater for.

Rotherham Combined End of Season Meeting
We would like to remind all clubs that our end of season meeting will be held at Albion Road on Wednesday, 7th October with an 8pm start. All clubs and individuals that won trophies last season are reminded to return them to the meeting so that we can get them engraved for the Presentation Evening.

September 28, 2015

RRBPBA - Indoor bowling at Doncaster

RRPBA indoor bowling league games at Doncaster at Doncaster will start on Monday September 28th.
The pre-season indoor fixtures meeting will be held on Friday 18th September, 1.00pm at the Park Hotel, Badsley Moor Lane, S65 2QE. Please note the day for this meeting is Friday.

The retired league 2015 AGM will be held at the Park Hotel on Thursday 22nd October, 1.00pm at the Park Hotel, Badsley Moor Lane, S65 2QE.
Any proposed rule changes or items for inclusion in the agenda must be given in writing to the secretary, John Fisher by 7th October at the latest. Email sec@wickersleybowling.co.uk
September 11, 2015

Treeton win Midweek League Knock-out Cup

On a fine evening at Swallowest Bowling Club, Treeton A and Boston contested the final of the Midweek League Knock-out Cup last night

Recent downpours meant that the green was running much slower than we all know is usually the case at Swallownest, but it was still a good test for both teams and there was some good bowling to be seen by the many neutrals who took the opportunity to watch the game. I am sure that the players from both sides appreciated the support given to them.

Boston reached the final after narrowly defeating the holders, Aurora A, by the narrowest of margins in an earlier round - the scores were level, but they won 4 games to 2. They have also had a great season in Division Two, and have already had their promotion to Division One confirmed, so this was to be a good test for them of what they can expect next year.

Treeton A reached the final after dropping only a total of ten points in the whole competition, and had their eyes on reclaiming the trophy that has eluded them for the last two seasons.

Treeton were in determined mood, and raced into a 24 point lead after the first half of the game, winning all three of the games. The same pattern followed in the second half, with Treeton eventually winning by a commanding 126-65 score line.

It was an enjoyable evening for all; thanks to the many who turned up to watch. Thanks to Swallownest for staging the final so well, congratulations to Treeton A for their success, and commiserations to Boston for their valiant challenge this year.

The victorious Treeton A team

The vanquished Boston squad with their runners-up shield

August 21, 2015

Treeton retain Champions Cup

Treeton retained the Champions Cup last weekend in a keenly contested final against Aurora. Aurora may have won two of the three games, but the aggregate scores are what count, and Treeton won the day by a 56 - 49 score line.

August 18, 2015

Armada Trophy 

The Evening League win Armada.

In a well attended final the Evening League overcame the Doubles League 5 games to 4 to win the Armada.

The two teams of finalists, representing the Evening League and the Friday Doubles League

The winners of the Armada Trophy - the Evening League players

28th July

Look who's 90th is coming up next month!

Look who is 90 ( the 9 is the right way up) - Richard ( Dick ) Booy. Still the one you don't want to play, only because he is still a formidable opponent!

"Dick", as he is known, was born on August 8th 1925 in a village near Badminton in Gloucestershire. He met a Rotherham "Land Army" girl and married her in 1947 and moved to Yorkshire to start his married life. Dick retired in 1983 and took up bowling to keep fit and enjoy the outdoor life. He plays 6 times a week and is a member of several clubs playing both singles and doubles. His doubles partner Brenda Black have been a team for the past 27 years.

When you meet Dick you have no idea of his age. If you were to guess you would you would probably be 20 years out. He is truly remarkable.

If there was an advert for what bowling can do for your well being then Dick Booy is the poster boy. His only remaining ambition is to win a match when he is 100.

So congratulations Dick on being a Nonagenarian and enjoy the 90's!

15th  July 2015

Dave Baister

As most of you will already know, our Treasurer, Dave Baister, has been in hospital recently. We have heard that he is continuing to make slow improvement, and we are hopeful that he will be allowed home before too much longer.

We send Dave, along with his family, our very best wishes, and hope that he continues on the road to recovery.

15th  July 2015.

Diary Dates 

Armada Cup  -  Finals day is Sunday 2nd of August,  2.00pm at Valley Park.

Club Champions Trophy - 16th August  11am at Barkers Park

End of season meeting 7th October 8.00pm at Albion Rd WMC.

7th  July 2015.

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