a meeting held at the Mason Arms Hotel, Lincoln, on January 1st 1949 attended by
15 bowlers and one press representative it was agreed to form a Bowling
Association under the English Bowling Association Rules and Constitution and
Laws of the Game. The meeting was convened by Mr.Fred Brown a Federation County
first President elected was Mr. William E. Young of Branston B.C. who, at this
time, was also the President of Lincolnshire Bowling Federation.
Tom Brown, brother of Fred, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Tom ( a School
Teacher) was eventually to bring honour to Lincolnshire by being elected
President of the English Bowling Association in 1965.
the next fifty years the County Association continued to develop from the
initial 9 Founder Clubs to 90 Clubs in the early nineties all of whom are also
Federation Clubs. The County maintains a regular membership of approximately
of the Lincolnshire Clubs were founded by Heavy Industry in the Lincoln,
Grantham, and Scunthorpe areas - Appleby Frodingham, Rose Forgrove , Ruston
Bucyrus, Robeys, Clayton Forge, Aveling Barford, and British Sugar. All these
Clubs now struggle for survival due to restructuring and takeovers, with the
inevitable closure of some.
the inaugural year the County entered the National Championships and Middleton
Cup but with little success in that year.
1966 the County founded a Vice Presidents' Association with membership
reaching almost 400 in 1992.
Vice Presidents' Association make a significant monetary contribution to the
Parent Association each year, and they also provide a stepping-stone to County
President on many occasions through their Chairmanship.
the years the County has achieved many successes by winning the Middleton
Cup in 1976 and 1996, also Runners Up in 1974 and 1988.
has also come the County's way in the Top Four and Under 25s Double Rink
County has also made a great contribution by providing Senior and Junior
Internationals, and players for Test Matches, and Representative Games.
fine City and County, with it's magnificent Cathedral provides many touring
sides with enjoyable bowling and hospitality, and probably the cheapest bowling
has played a very important role in the Midland Counties Bowling Association by
providing seven Presidents of that Association all of whom were characters in
their own right.
County having celebrated their Golden Jubilee in 1999 continue to serve the
National Association by providing Executive members to follow those who have served
so well in the past.
we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee when we welcomed the E.B.A.
President as our guest along with his side.