The British Crown Green Bowling Association are pleased to confirm the appointment of Competition Officers for the Ladies and Men.

Following the retirement of John Coxill as BCGBA Competitions Officer due to ill health, Jim McGurk has been appointed as his successor.  Jim brings with him a wealth of experience having undertaken a similar successful role with Cheshire CBA, together with the organising and running of many local and open competitions.

Yvette Gregory has been appointed to the new role of Ladies Competition Officer following the merger with the men that took place in 2019.   Yvette has been part of the organising committee of ladies events for some years and has led a successful team to ensure each competition runs smoothly.

Both Yvette and Jim are to be congratulated on their appointments and wished every success in their new positions.




It is with great sadness that the BCGBA must advise of the passing of Joan Wrigley.  Joan lost her battle with Cancer on the morning of Saturday 1st February.

Joan has been a stalwart of the British Crown Green Ladies for many years and was currently Vice-Chairman, having previously held the role of Ladies President (2001) and Competition Secretary.  She was a member of the BCGBA Referees Society and a Past President of Yorkshire Crown Green Bowling Association.  She was highly respected throughout the bowling community and her loss will be to the detriment of our great sport.

I am sure many bowlers will know Joan and will join us in sending our heartfelt condolences to her family, her Yorkshire County colleagues and many friends at this difficult time.

Details of her funeral will be posted here as soon as they are known.