Welcome to the League Website

President

Bob Henstridge

The League was formed in 1936 and currently comprises 30 teams divided into 5 Divisions. The clubs are all situated within the area stretching from Lancing along the coast to Newhaven and inland to Lewes. All League matches start at 6.0p.m. on Tuesday evenings from mid May to August with a break in July to accommodate the Hove Open Bowls Tournament.

This site contains details of the League's current Officers and member clubs, fixture and league tables for 2017, rules of both the league and Bill Hawkins Cup competitions and a schedule of Inter League Representative and friendly fixtures for 2017.

NEWS:

Date 1st August 2017

The Management Committee  at an Appeal Hearing on Friday 28th July, concerning the  failure of Mackie B to play their match against Southwick Park A on Match 11 th July 2017, was a breach of Rule 9. The decision to deduct Mackie B 4 points and add 6 points to Southwick Park A was confirmed.

Date 25th July 2017

A number of Clubs have had points deducted from their overall total because of Rule infringements, as follows:

  1. Brighton 'B' (DIV 4) - Two points deducted, playing a player short in two games.
  2. Hangleton (DIV 4) - One point deducted, playing a player short in one game.
  3. Hove & Kingsway (DIV 1) - One point deducted, one name not legible.
  4. Lewes (DIV 3) - Three points deducted, fielding one unregistered player.
  5. Mackie 'B' (DIV 3) - One point deducted, playing a player short in one game.
  6. Preston 'A' (DIV 1) - Six points deducted, fielding two unregistered players.
  7. Saltdean (DIV 3) - Three points deducted, fielding one unregistered player.
  8. Southwick 'A' (DIV 1) - One point deducted, playing a player short in one game.
  9. Southwick 'B' (DIV 4) - Three points deducted, fielding an unregistered player plus three points  for  fielding a player short in three games.
  10. Southwick Park 'A' (DIV 3) - One point deducted, playing a player short in one game.
  11. Southwick Park 'B' - (DIV 4) - One point deducted, playing a player short in one game.
  12. Woodingdean 'A' (DIV 1) - Three points deducted, fielding one unregistered player.
  13. Vicarage (DIV 2) - One point deducted, playing a player short in one game.


Date 26th November 2016

In addition to St Anns Well Gardens having dropped out of the League, British Rail have also dropped out of the League. 

At a Meeting of the Brighton & Hove Clubs, under B&HCC, the remaining ten clubs confirmed that they will be continuing operating in 2017.