Sad Start

There will be a poignant start to the League’s management meeting on Tuesday 22nd February at Wellington’s Sir John Bayley Club (7.3pm).

The sad news of the passing of former League chairman Richard Chesters will be relayed to delegates – and a minute’s silence will be held in his memory and that of other bowlers lost since the last meeting ‘in person’ in December.

Richard, who was chairman in 1990, was widely known as Mr Edgmond, having been secretary of the village club since 1978. He died following a long illness on Tuesday 15th February.

League president Mike Potter said: “Richard was one of those true gents of our game and will be sorely missed, both as a deserving and acknowledged Life Member of the Mid Shropshire League – an honour awarded in 2019 – and by his many friends of his beloved club, Edgmond.

“Our thoughts are with Richard’s family at this most difficult of times.”

The meeting is aimed at touching bases with member clubs and to let them know what is expected of them at an AGM packed with key votes on March 8 and the ‘number of teams’ deadlines that will follow.


1  Chairman’s remarks to open the meeting

2  Apologies & In Memoria

3  Minutes of the December Management Committee Meeting

4  Matters arising

5  General Secretary’s report

6  Correspondence

7  Fixture Secretary’s report – registering bowlers for 2022 season

8  Treasurer’s report

9  Competition Secretary’s report – all trophies won in 2019 need returning

10 Plans for 90th Anniversary

11 2022 AGM update – including a refresh of rule change proposals (attached) & a Life Members ceremony proposal

12 Early deadlines – for Club Info Sheets & scorecard and captain’s books orders

13 County matters – executive report from 10th Jan & AGM preview for 7th March @ Wem USC

14 Any Other Business

15 President / chairman to close the meeting

DATE OF NEXT MEETING – League’s 2022 AGM on Tuesday 8th March at SJBC at 7pm