Castleton Bowling and Social Club

Highlights of 2018

League results 2018 season

Generally the teams had great fun and enjoyed a very odd season from the weather viewpoint if nothing else.First we had a wet freezing start and dam busters bowling at Whitworth FP was a joy to behold!Then the hot spell set in and 'all our greens were brown' (and the sky was blue!) to misquote the Beach Boys California dreaming.'Lightning fast','like a billiard table','see that pegging'!'4 times block was ditched' are some of the more printable  remarks made by frustrated bowlers.Despite this our valient saturday morning team led by John Penman backed up by Sid Royle Stuart Lewis and others kept the green in reasonable condition .It is greening up again and the floodlit bowling has started!

The Vets got close to promotion in the C division missing out by 4 points and John Stanger came top of C division averages-well done John

In Central Lancs league our reserve C division side had a much better season reaching 5th and Captain Chris kept everyone in good cheer.'Straight to the Block' Andrew Jackson was top of reserve team averages and is one of the few who responds well to encouragement from spectators-well at least one or two of them!

Our B division team had a mixed season just below half way with Mark Davies top in club averages

Castleton and Castleton ladies had there usual ding dong battle in the Rochdale ladies league but names are so similar I can't remember who out bowled the other!

The thursday leaguers escaped the drop from division 5 

If anyone has more to add please contact me!

Cup Competition winners 2018 season

16/8/18 Springhill Hospice cup was won by Carol and Sid Royle

2/8/18 Steve Cookson and Diane Bowes were winners of Springhill Hospice competition

with Carole Royle and John Pinhay runners up.

9/8 /18 Ladies invitational pairs comp-winners Anne Burgess and Maureen Harrington runners up Sue Tuffy and Elaine Ginniver.

Poor conditions at the start 10am but the rain did stop and there was a full turnout with many spectators staying for the final. Our ladies did a fantastic job with catering and selling raffle tickets. Proceeds of raffle was split between Rochdale Foodbank and CBC.

President's Cup Winners on another glorious sunny afternoon on 16th June 2018 were Mark Davies and Bill Schofield-well done lads and keep up the good rolling!




150th Pairs Competition June 10th 2018

A very hot sunny day,the green was running smoothly and very quickly.lots of bowlers families and supporters-what a great day out.

Club volunteers were in abundance at 9am beavering away on the registration desk.stetting up the raffle , food and refreshment tables and preparing the club bar and green for the onslaught.With a full competition of 32 pairs to start all turned up and with great concentration the competition began.Many matches went to close finishes and as a result the winners were not decided until 6 pm.Congratulations to Peter Fielding and Ben Stapleton  on their skill, consistency and endurance to last the course.

Well done everyone involved and the clubs reputatation and funds have benefited from the day

Our club should be proud of the great success of the event.


President's Cup Winners on another glorious sunny afternoon on 16th June 2018 were Mark Davies and Bill Schofield-well done lads and keep up the good rolling!


Tommy Morland Cup winners on 7th May 2018  were Sid Royle and Eric Butterworth

Runners up were Carol Royle and Stuart Lewis

A glorious sunny day and great fun had by all!-see pics in Gallery with your President looking a bit warm


Wednesday April 25th 8.30 pm AGM followed a win for reserves against TBA

President Mark Davies chaired the meeting

After a minutes silence for members who had passed away last year Accountant David announced a small profit for 2017-8 doe to incresed members efforts ,more bar takings and competitions.

Membership fee will be increased to £18 next year

The Bar will continue to serve draught beer but the brewery will be asked to provide barrels with longer cellar life. More help to run the bar will be needed from members-do help out!The amount of wastage will be reduced by cutting the service later in the year.

5 new members with a keen interest in billiards and snooker have joined, encouraged by our facilities and fellow enthusiasts on the green baize. They will help us to field 2 league teams from next september.

More help irom members is also needed to continue growing the club and maintaining the green and club house

This website, newsletters. and facebook will keep members and the public up to date in our 150th year.

President Mark,Vice Pesident Dave Carre,Secretary Bill Schofield and treasurer John Penman continue as officers this year. A new committee member Andy Jackson was welcomed.


League bowling news.


The wet weather did not dampen enthusiasm with good turnouts for the Ladies,Thursday evening,Vets,Division 2 and reserve teams -players got out their wet weather gear.

Not everyone has a great liking for damp conditions however and a first happened for the Vets at a particularly grey stormy Whitworth FP.There were 2 players attending but only one needed for the last team place.The toss of a coin winner put the other one in to bowl! Rumour has it he can't swim.

The B team were even wetter at Crompton with an unfit ground declared at the start(must have been bad!) so match abandoned.


Glorious sunshine helped both the Vets  to be at the top of its league(warmth must have loosened the Joints) Our green was like a billiard table so reigning back the power was the order of the day.B team were doing well in C division and just a few points away from top.

Due to the demise of the Central Lancashire and Pennines Crown Green Bowling Association the Central Lancashire Men’s league is now be affiliated to the Greater Manchester Crown Green Bowling Association.

Vice Presidents Cup 14th July

Jack Moorland Cup 5th Aug 1 pm start

Ladies Day At Castleton 12th August


   Staggered Start from 10 am     

ENTRANCE FEE                     £6.00 per pair      PAYABLE ON THE DAY


  Contact Brian    Tel:     01706 658022              mobile 07939563819       



Springhill Hospice Final 16th Sep

End of season competition 23rd Sep 1 pm

Floodlit Doubles Competition 27 Oct 4pm

Castleton Presentation Night 17th November 7-30pm start

Contact Information

Castleton Bowling and Social Club

Ashton Street
OL11 3RT

Tel: 07885 154322

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