Website Status update as at 19/06/19
Software update by ONE.COM

As mentioned during the winter, new validation rules have been introduced over the last year which affects the data that we hold and can upload to the website. Many have now been implemented by our ISP (Internet Service Provider, the company that provides our website storage and display). In building the new files for the season, it soon became clear that these were severly impacting on the 8 files that we needed to update. After a lot of candle burning and late nights, we THINK that all our files have now been updated satisfactorily. YOU MAY KNOW DIFFERENTLY. Should you come across anything erroneous or just plain odd, please let us know so that we can investigate and PERHAPS correct it.

Website Status update as at 25/01/19

In October we announced that there was a possibility of errors occurring due to a major software update that could affect our pages. Since then we had not been informed of any problems but disovered some on 22nd January 2019. Our New membership, membership renewal, contact us and Team Players pages are sending the data through but do not proceed correctly to the next page.
We are NOW on the case and have installed a solution (found/written by NLB 24/1/19). There MAY still be a slight update problem on the Team Captains request for players page which is currently being investigated, please bear with us. Resolved 25th & 26th January 2019.

Website Status update as at 19/12/18

Since posting the warnings below, we have NOT seen or been made aware of any issues caused by this change to our website. Accordingly, on 6th December 2018, we are downgrading it's importance from level 1 to level 3. Basically, this means that UNLESS we hear of a major catastrophe (I AM aware of such an event on another totally unconnceted sports club website), we do not intend to take any further action at this time.

Website Status update as at 17/10/18

We have been made aware of a major Software update that may affect the display of our pages. Please see the email from The Hyperlink described therein under "Read more about how to prepare your site for the PHP upgrade.", can be accessed from here.
If you come across anything that isn't working now, or more lilely during the first half of November, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY, to give us a chance to downgrade the page whilst we re-develop it to work under the new systems.

Website Status update as at 17/04/18

As stated on the front page, is updating the PHP (Hypertext preprocessor) (OK, I don't know what that means either!)
from versions 5.6 & 7.0 to 7.2. This WILL MOST LIKELY impact on the display of some if not all of our pages. As and when we see problems, we will endeavour to fix them, but it will take time, please bear with us. If you notice a problem, please let us know, so that we can try and fix it.
I will try and list oustanding issues and resolutions as they occur, but it all adds to the time to resolve issues
so again, please bear with me/us.

Website Status update as at 15/04/18

I have noticed a slight anomaly with the League results page. The number of games played appears to be in error occasionally. I have only noticed when there has been a cancelled game and unverified reults have benn input. Once the verified results are updated it seems to correct itself. This may require a lot of investigiation and may take a while. It may also not be easy to reproduce so that the results page may APPEAR out of sync some times as testing takes place. Please bear with me.
Problem resolved 17th & 18th April 2018
The League Team Entries page (which as previously explained now gives access to a Captains help page) last season gave links to pdf's for ALL the team lists in the league (HEY! That's over a hundred pages, come on!). Whether that gets done again this year, is a matter for conjecture and my enthusiasm
The online reporting of results has been vastly improved and incorporates a facility to extract the results so loaded (shown as unverified in the League tables) to the Database so that the full league tables can be printed off, the results verified and returned to the online system. Good in it?
However, you should be aware that this is ONLY available to the League Secretary, Treasurer and their stand-in assistants and is not accessible from the main web-site, but from a subsidiary menu (and NO! I am not going to say what that is called!).
Anyone alse attempting to use it will [a] find it difficult and [b] be unable to do anything with it.
All the things mentioned below have been completed and are working, though to be fair the "Items for sale" along with the members and Captains looking for teams/players is not upto date. On the other hand, we haven't had any requests to (as it asks below) "add, amend or remove any items listed." so it doesn't seem as if it is over used.
You should be aware that we frequently get informed that our pages are not very "Search Engine" friendly. That is, they don't come top of the search lists when using Google and Yahoo etc. Well my only comment to that is GOODEE! Anyone else's thoughts are not welcome. I am also told that for a very modest fee they will undertake to make them MUCH better. My comment on that is really not printable!!!!!
You should also be aware that there are some changes coming that are out of our hands. Firstly, our contacts page will not work as it does now. We hope to replace it, but if unable so to do, a notice at the bottom of the page will explain an alternative along with what's happening (If you understand it, can you please explain it to me). This will also impact on our online membership application and renewal systems.
I am now very pleased to be able to report that all of the above pages along with the "how to Find Us" page that would also not have worked have all been replaced by lovely new shing smart pages that are future proofed as we now handle ALL these silly technical "Serif" based problems in house. YES!!!
Secondly, the EU is introducing a new GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (or racquet as most people call it) which will become law on the 25th May 2018. This may mean that we have to withdraw the facility for members to access other members contact details online, which will be a shame, but there you have it, bureaucrats will spoil all our fun, given half a chance.

Website Status report as at 19/04/15

This new page is to try to give you an idea of what is going on as our Web site changes with a massive new re-organisation. This has been forced on us by many external influences, some of which are detailed below. For further information, if you find any errors or omissions, or just wish to give us any comments, please email us at

Reasons for upgrade

1. We got into a situation where we were unable to update many pages that had a fixed static format. Whilst not complete, we have made massive strides in getting around this. Just to give you an idea, each web page has at least 6 elements that have to be changed and tested. I have so far identified 82 web pages and updated about 80.
2. Technology has moved on and we have not kept up. Most of our web pages used an older version of "HTML" (HyperText Markup Language) to generate a web page. For many purposes, the new version which can incorporate PHP (Hypertext preprocessor) is superior and, in particular for database access, required. It is also much better for use with tablets (IPad's) and web enabled phones.
3. Finally, we needed to find a better and simpler way to update many pages with the same information (Navigation tabs and Affiliations to name just two). For these and other reasons we decided on this major upgrade/revision. We hope it doesn't cause you too much grief (certainly not as much as it's caused me, anyway).

Detailed page changes/additions

The Banner across the top is consistent and wider. Equally, the navigation bar down the left hand side is longer, contains more entries and is further to the left on standard screens. There is also what is called a footer at the bottom of all pages, to show that you have reached the end!
Many of the pages, including the Links, Friendlies, Committee et al have been updated with slightly more current information and sometimes look a little weird. Bear with us as we improve on them.
The League winners page has been significantly enhanced. It is now only Interactive. It allows you to interrogate the information we hold by Season, League, Team name or Team Captain name, (since 1997/98) as well as showing all winners & runners-up together.
The Competition winners page has been significantly enhanced and the general layout vastly improved. It is now only Interactive, that is there are no static pages available. It allows you to interrogate the information we hold by Season, Competition, Member name of anyone who has won or been a runner-up of any of our competitions (since 1993/94) as well as showing all winners & runners-up together.
Another new page has now been added and is selected by clicking on a new menu item "Members Items for Sale". This is a list of the items shown on the Members Notice board at the club (Mostly second hand sets of Bowls).
Please let us know if you wish to add, amend or remove any items listed.
On the 3 Interactive pages (Tables & results, League Winners and Competition winners) and the Members Items for Sale, you may notice a little blue Icon question mark at the top right-hand corner. Click on this and some help on using the page is provided.
Help Help Help Help Please let me know if you can think of any improvements that can be made to these comments or similar assistance provided on other pages.
YIPPEE! As suggested earlier we now have pictures cycling through at the bottom again, if only I could take all the credit!
The titling and sub menu to the 2015/2016 league entries page is actually correct and works!
The Back catalogue page has been upgraded and includes the very first handbook from 1981 - 82. There is now only ONE handbook missing.
PLEASE SOMEONE put me out of my misery and find a copy for 2003 - 2004!!!!
You can now access members contact details, provided you can remember your membership number and the email address we have registered for you. I have been made aware recently that this page occassionally doesn't work (i.e. it is just blank). This tends to be caused either by my programming stupidity or by erroneos data getting into the Members database (the last error was caused by a tab character getting into an email address). If you notice an error on this page, please email us at and we will try to put it right as soon as possible.
A print button has now been added to the tables page so that you can get a formatted print of fixtures for any team if you need it.

Watch this space for any more information.