Early Boost!

A total of 5 applications to enter new teams in the League in 2024 have been received already.

That was the positive news reported to delegates at this week’s December management committee meeting, the bulk of which was spent discussing the rule change proposal to go forward to the AGM on Tuesday 24th January – and with plenty of hoped-for feedback.

The applications are for the Monday divisions (2), the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division (2) and the one-year-old Afternoon Division (1).

“I can’t remember receiving so many applications for new teams by this time of year in all of my 12 season tenure as general secretary – and that’s before most clubs have had a chance to officially consider the emails I have sent them in order to try and recruit more teams for next year,” said Malcolm Fletcher.

Plans for an extra pre-season meeting were announced to explain any rule changes made at the AGM, bowler conduct, safety issues and safeguarding to new team captains and club officials in general.

Treasurer Celia Miles reported all annual club accounts had been settled on time and that an early draft of the 2023 balances show the League is set to make a £361 loss on the season.

Prize money to be paid out at the annual presentation dinner on Saturday 20th January at the West Stand @ TUFC is up £1,100 on the 2022 season so match fees – currently 50p per bowler in all divisions – might have to be adjusted for next season.

And finally, the minutes of the November executive meeting are now available to read under Admin.