British Crown Green Bowling Association
BCG Ladies Veterans County Championship
The 2023 BCGBA Ladies Veterans County Championship was played in scorching heat at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, where for the first time since the Covid pandemic, a full complement of sixteen teams entered. Divided into four groups, playing on a round-robin basis, the group winners would contest the semi-finals and the two winners the final.
South Yorkshire, Wales, Greater Manchester and the defending champions, Yorkshire, came through their groups undefeated to book their semi-final places. South Yorkshire won by 20 chalks overall against Wales in the first semi-final with Yorkshire booking their place in the final stage with a 12 chalk victory over Greater Manchester.
In the final, the defending champions opened with a 15-4 card from Julie Best and a 15-9 card from Lorraine Hirst but that was to be the last of their winning jacks as they saw their neighbours, South Yorkshire, dominate the remaining six games. Yvonne Hamilton (15-2), Liz Burkhill (15-5), Shirly Acton (15-8), Denise Green (15-9) Margaret Smith (15-9) and Diane Burridge (15-10) secured their team a 30 chalk victory and received the trophy from Ladies President, Mavis Hancock.
All scores can be viewed via the Results tab.
History of the BCG Ladies Veterans County Championship
|2023 South Yorkshire|
|2021 No competition|
|2020 No competition|
|2018 Warwick & Worcester|
|2014 North Shropshire|
|2013 Greater Manchester|
|2011 North Lancs & Fylde|
|2000 Burton & District|