Men’s county best day of the year?

The first weekend in August is a huge day in the men’s county season. Not only is it semi-final day where the four best counties try and battle through to the final.

Get those emergency services ready as the county semi-final day will be a huge game for all the players and will be a loud raucous day.

Derbyshire play Warwick and Worcester at the Stretton Club in Burton-on-Trent. The Greville Arms in Solihull is the venue for the Warwick and Worcester home leg.

Merseyside play Shropshire at Clock Face Recreation in St Helens and the Nags Head green in Pontesbury is the home venue for the Shropshire men.

We also have one of the best competitions of the year as the teams who finished in second or third place in the groups battle it out for the supplementary county championship.

This is often one of the best days of the year as sixty-four of the best county players battle it out. This year the venue is the famous Garswood Hall green in Wigan.

The eight counties are split into two groups. Group one has Potteries, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Wales with group two having North Midlands, South Yorkshire, North Lancs and Fylde and Staffordshire.

Play starts in the county supplementary at 10:00am and the semi-finals start at 2:00pm. With the semi-final at Clock Face being only a thirty minute drive away from the venue for the supplementary then it quite possible to take in a both events.

If you want to stay up to date with the scores from all the venues then please keep checking the bowling results website and the BCGBA website.

Steve Davies

Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.