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
2022     Yorkshire
2021     No competition
2020     No competition
2019     Yorkshire
2018     Warwick & Worcester
2017     Lancashire
2016     Cheshire
2015     Wales
2014     North Shropshire
2013     Greater Manchester
2012     Cheshire
2011     North Lancs & Fylde
2010     Cheshire
2009     Wirral
2008     Yorkshire
2007     Cheshire
2006     Cheshire
2005     Cheshire
2004     Lancashire
2003     Cheshire
2002     Lancashire
2001     Lancashire
2000     Burton & District



SEASON 2021 (no competition)
SEASON 2020 (no competition)