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1994 Rose Bowl Winner Margaret Harrison

Margaret Harrison Rose Bowl Winner 1994

Birches Head Hotels Margaret Harrison started Crown Green Bowling in the mid 1970's, Margaret has represented Staffordshire County Ladies for a recorded 148 games in her 35 year County career winning the County Average on 5 occasions. Some of her other achievements are;

Winning....British Crown Ladies Merits in 1987,1989,1992,1996, & 2004. Yorkshire Bank Golden Lady in 1991,1992,1993, & 1994. Ladies British Parks in 1989 & 1994. May Smith Round Peg in 1998,2000,2002, & 2006. Sentinel Rose Bowl in 1994 & 1999. Sentinel Foden Doubles in 1988 & 1998. Dorothy Piearce Doubles in 2000,2002,2005, & 2012. Nancy Hackwood in 1984. Division One Average in 1987,1997,1999, 2002, & 2004. Staffordshire County Average in 1985,1986(jointly), 1992,1996, & 2002. National County Average in 1986 (jointly with Joan Keiher)

1993 Foden Doubles finalists

1993 Foden Doubles winners Sheila Cross & Pat Baker & r/up Vera Pegg & Sharon Cross with Stuart Birkenshaw from Staffordshire Sentinel



                                                                            1992 Staffordshire Ladies County Home Team


20/09/1992 County Match @ Burslem Sub. Staffs  415/458 Gt. Manchester. Back 2 rows L-R =Judy Ash, Margaret Harrson, Helen Large, Linda Cooper, Chris Adams, Marie Stretch & Joan Keiher. Front 2 rows L-R Marion Weston, Steph Cooke, Jenny Hoarsley, Mary Bratt, Daisy Gould, Hazel MacDonald, & Gwen Hancock.  

Competition Draw probably the late 1970's

Competition Draw probably the late 1970's/early 1980's

Left bottom corner-clockwise...Betty Hall,Celia Hammond,Doreen Webster,Hilda Purcell,Helen Large,Pat Large,Peggy Twigge,Daisy Gould,Jean Heath & Hilda Tweates. 


1980 County Team @ at Milton Hayes v Burton    


Top L-R  Sue Smith, Winnie Farmer, Gladys Whalley, Sheila Hill, Linda Cooper, Ethel Jones, Sylvia Betteridge, Margaret Harrison, Ann Ratcliffe, Vera Pegg, Irene Ogden, Margaret Lovatt, Peggy Twigge, Beattie Horan, Nancy Boulton, Paulette Deaville, Eileen Carr, Ethel Bennett, Eve Ashcrft, May Farnell. 




1967 Rose Bowl Winner Sheila Hill

          1967 Rose Bowl winner Sheila Hill with M.Bedson, C.Williams, F.Perry, & Pat & Beattie Horan, at B H Hotel.          

Sheila Cross (formerly Hill & Edwards) one of Staffordshires most successful crown green bowlers, started her bowling career at the onset of womens bowling in 1962 and is still playing in 2013. Sheila's County record spans more than 25 years, her other achievements are The All England Champion 1991.Staffs Ladies Merits winner 1994. Rose Bowl winner 1967,1974,1977,1981, & 1991. Round Peg winner 1968,1972,1983,1988, & 1993. Foden Doubles winner 1966,1967,1980, & 1993. Dorothy Piearce Doubles winner with daughter Sharon in 2004. In addition Sheila has won the Ladies Division One Averages 14 times including 7 consecutive years (1978-1984inc.)                                                                                                       


           Back row L-R=Miriam Cartlidge, ? ,Marj Hall, Vera Pegg. Gents are Harry Harris & Geoff Conway. Front row= Mary Lockett, Dora Stockton, & Hilda Purcell.