Stan Hardman League

Stan Hardman League

Thursday Afternoon Bowls League

Thursday Afternoon Bowls League

About Us

About the League

The league format is teams of three mixed triples playing at 2.00pm on a Thursday afternoon, outdoors during the summer season during the months from May to August/September. Each triple must have at least one lady and one gentleman playing on each rink.

There are 32 teams playing in the league which is divided into four geographical areas/divisions - Central, Eastern, Southern and Western. With eight teams in each division, the teams play a total of fourteen matches, home and away. 7 points are available for each match, points being allocated as follows: 2 points for a winning rink, 1 point for a drawn rink, overall shots scored - 1 point for the winning side, half a point for a draw.

After the conclusion of the fourteen matches, the top two teams in each division will qualify for the play-off stage for the Stan Hardman Shield. This takes the format of a 'knock out stage' over three weeks with the division winners playing the runner-up in another division in the quarter final, winners progressing through to the semi-final and the winners of these games going through to the final.

In this play-off stage there is a slight change to the rules whereby each team is required to play at least one player of each gender at lead, two and skip in separate triples.

League Rules
League Officials
RolePerson
ChairmanPeter Wright
SecretaryTrevor Carter
TreasurerValerie Smailes
Past Winners
YearWinnersRunners Up
2019WhitchurchAWRE
2018Fleet United CygnetsBasingstoke Town
2017Fleet United CygnetsBasingstoke Town
2016AWRE BSt Mary Bourne
2015AWRE BHook Sapphires
2014Hook SapphiresBasingstoke Town
2013Fleet United CygnetsCove
2012Fleet United Swans-
2011Whitchurch-
2010Odiham & North Warnborough D-
2009Odiham & North Warnborough D-
2008Howard Park A-
2007Hook Sapphires-
2006Odiham & North Warnborough-
2005Hook Diamonds-
2004Odiham & North Warnborough-
2003Odiham & North Warnborough-
2002Howard Park A-
2001Howard Park A-
2000Hook B-
1999Odiham & North Warnborough-
1998Griffin A-
1997Odiham & North Warnborough-
1996Howard Park A-
1995Howard Park A-
1994Old Basing B-
1993Howard Park C-
1992AWRE-
1991Thornycroft A-
1990Kingsclere-
1989Kingsclere-
1988Thornycroft-
1987Thornycroft-
1986Thornycroft-