About the League

History of the League: The early years

In the late 19th and early 20th Century bowling was a popular activity in villages in County Durham but because transport was limited or non-existent there were no leagues. Club members only played on their own greens and any competitions were restricted to amongst themselves.

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League matches and result

Keep up to date with the Leagues match fixtures and results. Check up on all the current KO competitions and how they are progressing. We also supply some historical data for seasons past. A record has been maintained of all clubs who have been a member of the League from its inception.

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May 20, 2018

2 Woods Singles

This is a new competition for the League for 2018. The format is 21 ends. All rounds except the final were played today at Nevilles Cross. […]
July 14, 2018

Club Umpires Equipment

At a recent match the jack was clipped out to lie within 18 ins of the rink edge. The next player’s bowl was delivered and finished […]
June 18, 2018

Houghton DL concede match

Houghton Dairy Lane one of the League’s largest and, over recent years, most successful clubs failed to field a team last Saturday, 16th June, for its […]

Two wood triples league played on Saturdays