The Colne Valley Bowling Association have entered a team in The Federation of Crown Green Bowls.
The format of the competition is similar to Yorkshire County matches with a 12-man home team and a 12-man away team, with the exception of the scoring system which awards points for
individual wins as well as venue aggregates and overall aggregate.
Promotion and relegation also feature in The Federation, which currently has seven divisions.
The Colne Valley – sponsored by Total Hand Car Wash and Valeting Service of Waterloo – have been placed in Division Five along with East Lancs, Menai (Anglesey), Wallasey and Preston A.
The opening fixture against East Lancs is on Sunday, with Longwood BC the home venue and the away team at Darwin BC.
The second match against Menai is on Sunday May 18, when the home venue is Moldgreen Con.
For the first match, practice at each venue is 1.15pm to 1.30 for the home team and 1.35 to 1.50 for the away team, before a 2pm start.
At Longwood: Gary Siswick (Crosland Moor) v Colin Crompton (Salesbury), Mark Sykes (Lindley Lib) v Craig Rammell (Rushton St), Rob Cox (Lockwood Con) v Paul Sutcliffe (East/Lancs), Terry Brook (Crosland Moor) v Ian Armstrong (Railway), Mark Atkinson (Crosland Moor) v Ralph Westwell (Witton), Richard Mozley (Slaithwaite) v Nigel Fryer (Salesbury), Luke Peacock (Milnsbridge BC) v Bill Stemp (Dugdale), Robert Craven (Skelmanthorpe) v Mick Burns (Richon Con), Liam Fallas (Crosland Moor) v Harry Hargreaves (D/Subs), John Metcalfe (Moldgreen Con) v Gary Fielding (East/Lancs), Ray Whitwam (Slaithwaite) v Malcolm Wendsley (Ribblesdale), Wayne Dews (Netherton Con) v Mick Beardsmore (Ruston St).
against East Lancashire with the home venue at where the home venue is Moldgreen Con.
At Darwin: Andrew Cairns (Linthwaite Hall) v Reg Horman (Railway), Mark Wood (Lockwood Con) v Lee Hammond (D/Subs), Tony Beeden (Canalside) v Lee Longland (D/Subs), Kieran O’Prey (Crosland Moor) v Dave Hoyle (Whitehall), Andrew Wadsworth (Canalside) v Dave Whittle (Whitehall), Adam Douglas (Canalside) v Mick Lee (Butlers), Michael Martin (Canalside) v Kevin Haslam (Whitehall), Andrew Heaume (Canalside) v Dave Fryer (East Lancs), Roger Crowther (Longwood BC) v Neil Spencer (East Lancs), Martin Griffiths (Lindley Lib) v John Spencer (East/Lancs), Ian Briggs (Longwood) v Dave Shawforth (East Lancs), Michael Sweeney (Canalside) v John Bentley (Whitehall).