Conny Team news
19th September 2023
Conny league presentation night will be on
Friday 10th November 2023 7.30 till late
We will be cheering our win in the cup and Kev's win of the merit averages.
All food will be organised by Kev/Rosalyn and will be free - please let Kev know if you will be coming and if you have any allergies.
The league committee will be hiring an artist like last year -so there will be dancing and 'singing'.
Hi Conny team - what a great win(yet again) v o/Hulton 7 - 3 [30th August ](who are 2nd place team in league) - this jumped us up to 3rd place in the final game of the season.
We had a really great performance by everyone with some exceptional wins against really good players of first division standard.
So we will be celebrating our league knockout Cup and top of averages on the 10th of November presentation night.
💫great team to be part of.
posted 29th August 2023
Hi All Conny players (including emergency reserves)- great win at Breightmet last Wednesday - and scrumptious fish and chips afterwards in the Duke William.
Our last match of our successful season is at home v o/Hulton (August 30th with 6pm practice)
(We will be having a drink in the conny club after the match)
posted 13th August 2023
Our conny team won the B section league cup on 6th August v Dunscar B - played on the Railway Club.
We beat the top 2 teams in the section to get to the final.
We focused on as many points as possible on every game and it paid off even though we lost 5 games - but the points counted in the end - see match card 'HERE'
On our way to /and in the final we had to utilise most of all our emergency reserve players who helped us win this cup - without them it would not have been possible - so a big thank you to them.
When trying to put a team together for the final we only had 5 regular players - all others were on holiday/injured/unavailable - so everyone pulled together coming back early from hols /playing even though not well /or emergency reserves playing the mandatory 3 league games to qualify - brilliant team spirit - well done everyone without exception.
posted 7th June 2023
Well done to all the team on the match at home v Dunscar B on 7th June.
- l saw most games and l reckon most did well- and some did exceptionally so - 6 winners out of 8 is a good result as they are above us in the table.
click 'HERE' for results
A big thank you to our players/reserves for cleaning the club house/marking cards /supporting the team/ doing measuring (never seen as many calls for measures) and also Ian Salisbury ( a member of our 'emergency squad' ) for standing in.
In accord' with team rules the following will be playing away v BCC Rumworth at Bolton cricket club on 14th June
Sandra Doel / Lorraine Seddon / Phil Doel / Chris Clinton / Rosalyn Wilcock / Kev. Latham / Roy Ainsworth / Malcolm Austin [ who will be playing so that he can play in the cup match on 21st June - see below]
reserves : Peter Clinton / Dave Tadd
[ Barrie Howarth and Kevin Harwood are away ]
Please text 👍 to confirm that you will make it. start 7pm / practice 6.30
The Conny league fixtures can be seen by clicking 'HERE'
Our 17th May cup match v Kearsley was a brilliant success - everyone played o/o their skins and we came away with a great win against Kearsley who are at the top of the table .
I keep saying - every game point counts and they did in this match as we had 4 winners each and so it obviously comes down to game points as it did in our last league match at Plodder Lane -well done.
what do points make ? - hopefully prizes
For cup match card click 'HERE'
The semi finals are on 21st June v o/Hulton c.club and so I am sure we can put up a great show as we only just lost away to them in the first match if the season .
......Please text Kev if you cant make it......
updated 15th November 2022 - kev
Conny league presentation night on Friday 11th November was a great night with a good artist and music/dancing - good food /drink and raffle prizes.
click 'HERE' for final table of 2022 season
updated 4th July 2022 -kev
Conny league Presidents cup was retained at Astley Bridge for another year by Kevan who beat Mark Cafferky in the final on Sunday 3rd July 2022 at Dunscar Conservative club.
Thanks to Dunscar for hosting and John Southern for organising on a very good green.
Astley Bridge members had 4 entrants
Keith Waddington/Rosalyn Wilcock/Roger Evans/Kevan Latham
with Keith and Roger being in the semi final - so well represented Astley Bridge.
updated 18th February 2023 - kev 07505320612
2023 Team members fees as follows:
Permit fee to council £36 (50% x £72 permit subsidised by our club) a further £5 reduction if paid on February AGM at Astley Bridge Conny Club
[this allows you to play on any park green in Bolton for free].
Astley bridge club membership is to remain at £12
Team member fee £0
subs every time you play for the team £2 (this goes to our club)
£3 for gate key (if you have not already got one) .
If we need to raise additional funds for the team then we need to have football cards or similar.
Team Rules 2023
1. The objectives of the team shall be to create a social and competitive group of bowlers with an enthusiastic frame of mind, and with the aim of improving the bowling ability of all the team members'
2. All team members / reserves are expected to support the team on match night - whether it be marking/ measuring/walking around the green+encouraging/collecting subs/giving out cards/putting out blocks+mats/serving up cups of tea+coffee/washing up/tidying up etc .
3. The captain must be informed if a ‘player’ is going to be later than the start of the match.
Anyone not doing so will not go into the draw and will be considered '1st reserve'.
4. Selection of Team
The squad/team size and purpose of the team will make playing every week very unlikely - but will guarantee a full team every week.
Four (3) reserves will automatically play in the match following the one attended.- replacing the worst 3 results from the match attended (no matter who your opponent was or even if you won. )
4th and subsequent reserves attending matches will move up the reserve list playing in the the matches following.
This rota system will continue all season. - except in cup matches when best averages pick the team.
5. The team and reserves will be posted on this web page - so that everyone knows who is playing on the night.
(If a player informs the captain that they cannot make the ‘team’ on their selected match day then they will play in the next available match for them.)
(If a reserve cannot play in the following match for whatever reason + advises so a day before the next match then they will be 1st reserve in the following match or the next available one that they can play)
6.In order to improve player's bowling and build the team - pre season round robins will be organised at the club.
After home matches players have the option to go the Conservative club (50 yards away) to have a drink and chat.
After home matches /when the weather /daylight/spare wednesdays are available we can practice/have round robins to give reserves some bowling practice if players wish to.
All reserves are welcome to practice before matches - just in case they are needed on the night.
Please contact Kevan 07505320612 if you need any clarification.
updated 24th January 2022 - Kev
The conny league presentation/agm was held on the 12th january at Dunscar conny club.
This photo is kev receiving the Arbuthnot cup .
The Presidents cup photo is below.
- keeping Astley Bridge on the map
posted 16th August 2021- kev
Photo of Kevan after winning Conny League Presidents Cup at Little Hulton Con. Club Sunday 15th August .
Keeping the cup at Astley Bridge as our Gordon Butler was the last to win it.
The weather on the day was changeable - sunny then a shower - then cloudy .
The turnout could have been better but I understand that there were other comps around town.
Kevan played Steve Walker (from Little Hulton) in the final and it was a good contest with some good bowling.
But Kevan's hilight of the day (when playing the semifinal) was something he had never done in 60 years since starting bowling
- a double toucher on a corner to corner mark when he did not lead the jack
- wow !!
posted 12th July 2021- kev
Conny league Arbuthnot cup took place at Little Lever conny club on Sunday 11th July and Kev 'brought the cup back home ' to our Club.
In the photo
John Southern (organiser)
Dean Poulton ( from L.L. conny club)
posted 19th July -2019
Kevan won the Conny league Arbuthnot cup on 7th July 2019 on Plodder Lane conny club green.
He is here pictured with runner up Gordon Butler another Astley bridge bowler .
Gordon was going for the treble - as he won the Conny league presidents cup and also the Betfred pairs cup earlier this year.
Great standard of play by everyone on the day - with the green running really well.
Everyone loved a really competitive final.
Conny Team presentation night 2018 -happy faces
sorry if your photo isn't here - had problems uploading them !
Eddie Gregson Terry Judge Paul Pover Ron Spedding
A great team ' never say die '
well done for a brilliant year - 2018
updated 20th May 2021 - kev
The Conny team would like to say 'thank you' to Astley Bridge Conny Club who have sponsored us in previous years prior to Covid. .