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3 - MEMBERSHIP & CLUBS
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Membership of the NYSMBA is open to any club located within or close to the boundaries of the county of North Yorkshire.
Clubs pay £10 to register and then £5.00 for each of their members.
This includes affiliation to both the National Association (ESMBA) and the Northern England Association (NESMBA)
For additional club details click on relevant club name
For annual membership details see below club listing
|PEAK MEMBERS (year)||
|1||BEMPTON||2014||28 (2017)||28||0||Alan McClean||01262 851707|
|2||BILSDALE||1995||20 (2003)||12||0||Stephen Sanderson||01439 798298|
|3||BOROUGHBRIDGE||1997||37 (2005)||30||0||Mavis Smailes||01423 322507|
|4||BRANTON||2005||15 (2013)||9||0||Peter Goldsmith||01423 323124|
|5||BSA||1996||20 (2013)||17||0||Freda Fenwick||01653 694640|
|6||BUBWITH||1997||30 (2003)||20||0||Sue Spivey||01430 431149|
|7||CARLTON||1997||20 (2001)||11||0||Jenny Onions||01405 860872|
|8||CAYTON||2001||83 (2003)||25||0||Val Nicol||01723 514030|
|9||CHURCH FENTON||2010||31 (2014/15)||30||0||Dave Herbert||01937 557626|
|10||CROSSGATES||2004||76 (2007)||35||1||Jackie Powell||01723 582656|
|11||EASINGWOLD||1991||50 (1999)||45||0||Joyce Hughes||01347 821888|
|12||EAST COTTINGWITH||1997||19 (2003)||14||0||Ann Shaw||01759 302957|
|13||EGGBOROUGH||1997||51 (2000)||16||0||Dennis Tredgett||01977 661858|
|14||ESCRICK||1997||15 (2011)||16||0||David Randon||01904 448974|
|15||GREAT OUSEBURN||1993||26 (1997)||16||1||Paul Whitcombe||07793 550728|
|16||HAMBLETON||1994||42 (2014)||37||0||Carolyn Barthram||01845 525701|
|17||HELMSLEY||1991||42 (2000)||17||0||David Alder||01751 430715|
|18||HUSTHWAITE||2014||11 (2014/15)||10||0||June Gittens||01347 868606|
|19||KIRBYMISPERTON||1992||35 (1994)||18||0||Cherry Edmond||01653 668271|
|20||KIRKBYMOORSIDE||1992||40 (1997)||30||0||Jim Pewtress||01751 431001|
|21||KIRKLEVINGTON||2006||6 (Fixed)||6||0||Pauline Thompson||01642 783485|
|22||KNARESBOROUGH||1995||49 (2003)||33||0||Derek Beardsley||01423 864418|
|23||MARTON||1995||29 (2005)||28||0||Jenni Turnbull||01751 467087|
|24||MELBOURNE||1997||29 (2007)||16||0||Avelyn Dell||01759 318403|
|25||NORTH DUFFIELD||1997||40 (2010)||29||7||Jill Hall||01757 638360|
|26||RASKELF||1995||23 (1999)||16||0||Maureen Lillyman||01347 822834|
|27||RICCALL||1997||33 (2003)||28||0||Charles Coxall||07837 324227|
|28||SCARBOROUGH||1992||39 (2001)||20||1||Gerald Revell||01723 374237|
|29||SEATON ROSS||2007||12 (2014)||13||0||Gyl Sampson||01759 318630|
|30||ST. CUTHBERTS (Ampleforth)||1991||36 (1993)||21||0||Harry Welch||01904 411140|
|31||STEWART||2011||19 (2012)||12||0||Peter Hawkett||01430 873485|
|32||SNAITH & E COWICK||2006||25 (2015)||25||0||Martin Slater||01977 662474|
|33||STILLINGTON||1993||21 (2010)||11||0||Adryenne Hope||01347 811039|
|34||STRENSALL||1999/2009||26 (2002)||5||0||Brenda Wood||01904 491858|
|35||SUTTON ON DERWENT||1997||17 (2009/15)||17||0||Philip Ward||01904 607807|
|36||SELBY IBC||2015||15 (2015)||13||0||John Hardy||01757 703619|
|37||SWMC (Tate & Lyle)||1997||26 (2001)||10||0||Geoff Whitehead||01757 708281|
|38||THORNTON DALE||1991||33 (1994)||20||0||Wendy Newton||01751 798523|
|39||TOLLERTON||1993||19 (1998)||10||0||Margaret Ward||01347 844087|
|40||WELBURN||1991||27 (1993)||20||0||Dave Gaskell||01653 648394|
|41||WILBERFOSS||2002||22 (2011)||15||0||Sue Douthwaite||01759 303786|
|42||YEDINGHAM||2004||18 (2013)||15||0||Mary Leng||01944 728326|
|43||YOREDALE||1996||42 (2006)||18||0||Mary Parry||01765 605337|
|7||DACRE & HARTWITH||1998||Resigned 2000|
|15||THORNTON le CLAY||1993||Resigned 2001|
2017/18 - 1 club left (Bubwith) - 19 lost members, 11 gained members and 12 remained static. The initial membership was 808 with a further 9 added after Christmas making 817 - 17 less than last year.
2016/17 - (5/1/17) There were no new clubs this year but no-one left us either although the trend is still downwards. 22 clubs lost members (Yoredale -7; Scarborough -6; Melbourne -5; Stewart, Riccall and Cayton -4 each) but 11 gained (Kirbymisperton and Welburn +3 each). 10 clubs remained static. The net reduction was 33. Overall there were 151 leavers, 109 new members and 8 who rejoined from previous years.
2015/16 - (5th November 2015). This year we welcomed the Selby BC (SM section) but said goodbye to the Barn and Folkton & Flixton who chose not to renew their membership with us resulting in a net loss of 11 members. Of the remainder, 18 showed further reductions with significant losses at Branton (-6), Cayton (-7), Helmsley (-5) and North Duffield (-8). Gains were noted in 12 clubs with Easingwold the most significant with +8. 11 clubs showed no change. 18 members transferred between clubs and there were 5 "dual" members - a reduction in 3 from last year. Overall 136 members left us and 75 new members joined. There were also 20 members who re-joined from previous years. The final number of 844 represent a 5% reduction from last year and our lowest number since 1999. Subsequent additional registrations (to Jun 2016) are 23 increasing the total to 867. This includes 9 members who belong to 2 clubs (dual members).
2014/15 - (7th November 2014). In spite of Husthwaite and Bempton joining us bringing 29 new members, the total number of registered members has again dropped by around 4%. Barn have ceased competitive bowling but have remained with us with the minimum number of 5 registered - a drop of 22 from last year. Of the remainder, 21 showed reductions with significant losses at Branton (-5), Eggborough (-8), Great Ouseburn (-6) and North Duffield (-8). Gains were noted in 13 clubs but none by more than 3, whilst 7 clubs showed no change. As usual the final total of 862 should increase a little as more members are registered during the season. Subsequent additional registrations (to May 14) are 18 increasing the total from the initial 862 to a new total of 880. 8 members belong to 2 clubs (dual members) bringing the final total to 888
2013/14 - (30th November 2013). After 16 years, Darley left us this year (-8) leaving us with 42 clubs, the lowest for 10 years. Of these, 14 registered an increase in membership, 23 registered fewer and 5 remained static. Significant increases were seen at Flixton (+9), Cayton (+8) and North Duffield (+6) whilst the main losses were at Knaresborough (-10), Hambleton (-6), Barn (-6) and Scarborough (-5). The final total of 882 is the lowest since 1999 when we had 821 members. Hopefully there will be additional members joining during the remainder of the season but the trend continues to drift slowly downwards. One encouraging fact is an increase in Juniors to 24 (from 16 last year) but these come from only 6 of our clubs with North Duffield as usual leading the way with 15 - would that it were more! Subsequent additional registrations (to April) are 14 increasing the total from the initial 882 to a new total of 896.
2012/13 - (29th November - updated February 26th) Two clubs have left us this year - Coxwold (-11) and Sawley (-9), leaving us with 43 - the lowest total since 2004. Of these, 17 clubs registered an increase, 11 were static whilst 15 registered a reduction. The biggest "losers" were Crossgates (-8); Bubwith (-5); North Duffield (-5); Kirbymisperton (-4) and Eggborough (-4). The biggest "winners" were Hambleton (+9); Riccall (+6); Kirkbymoorside (+3); Yedingham (+3). The current total is a 907 - a drop of 21 over last year. It is disappointing that we only have 16 registered juniors (compared with last year's record of 31). Subsequent additional registrations (to Feb 26) are 17 increasing the total from the initial 890 to a new total of 907.
2011/12 - (5th November) This year Gristhorpe (-5) left us after 18 years but Stewarts (Pocklington) joined (+19). For the remainder, 17 clubs registered an increase in members, 18 a loss whilst 9 remained static. The largest increases were all in the East of the county at Barn (+7), Crossgates (+6), Scarborough (+8) and at Yedingham who virtually doubled their numbers (+7). The largest reduction was at Hambleton (-11) with notable losses also at Eggborough (-6), Stillington (-5) and Wilberfoss (-6). However, the good news is that the overall downward trend of the last few years has at last been reversed with the total number for the year so far standing at 906 (of which 30 are Juniors - a record). Subsequent additional registrations (to Mar 21) are 22 giving a new total of 928.
2010/11 - (12th November) Although Church Fenton started up and joined us this season with a healthy initial membership of 24, both Campsall (5) and Burton Leonard (11) decided to leave our ranks. 13 of the existing clubs increased their numbers marginally although the small club at Escrick increased their numbers by 50% (from 10 to 15) after a local recruitment campaign. The numbers at a further 9 clubs remained static but the remain half of our clubs all lost members. North Duffield and Knaresborough lost 6 members each whilst Helmsley, Gristhorpe, Crossgates and Boroughbridge lost another 18 members between them. The total number of registered members now stands at 880 (of which 18 are Juniors). Subsequent additional registrations for the year are 19 giving a new total for the year of 899 (incl. 23 Juniors) - but still the lowest since 1999.
2009/10 - Strensall rejoined (our 46th club) but with only 5 registered members. Of the existing clubs, 18 registered additional members (Stillington and E Cottingwith with +5) but 24 registered less and 3 remained static. Of those registering fewer members, Darley, Hambleton and Kirkbymoorside all registered 7 less with Boroughbridge contracting by 6 and Bubwith and Campsall by 5. The total number of members now stands at 888 - the lowest since 1999. Subsequent additional registrations up to March 17th are 20 giving a final total for the year of 908 (but still the lowest since 1999!)
2008/09 - Pateley Bridge and Strensall left the Association this year - a loss of 24 members. In the remaining clubs, there were the usual ups and downs in members being registered - 23 recording a reduction, 17 an increase and 5 static. Of those registering fewer members the largest decrease, 29, was at Crossgates with Helmsley and Kirbymisperton both reducing by 8. The final disappointing total of 900 (as at 21/11/08) is the lowest for 10 years. Subsequent additional registrations up to April 1st are 14 - new total = 914
2007/08 - Bolton Abbey left the Nidderdale league and failed to renew their membership this year due to dwindling interest in competitive bowling. They join Guisborough who folded during last season and these two together meant a loss of 17 members. However the effect of this was lessened by Seaton Ross who joined with 11 new members. Of the other 46 clubs, 18 increased their membership but 21 lost members. Of the latter, Knaresborough's membership was 15 down whilst both Carlton and Crossgates reduced by 11 each. Six clubs remained static. The overall effect of all these changes was that the final total was 958 - the lowest total for four years. On the bright side, 7 clubs now have a Junior member (or members) with 28 Juniors being registered in total. Subsequent additional registrations are 11 (including 6 Juniors) - new total = 969
2006/07 - New club Snaith & East Cowick joined with 21 members; 26 clubs lost members; 14 gained members; 7 were unchanged. During the course of the season Guisborough (6 members) announced its intention to cease functioning. The final total was 1013.
2005/06 - Although half our clubs lost members this season, nearly half showed an increase (four were unchanged) which together with new club Branton, left us with a net gain of 15 over last year and a final record total of 999. However at the Committee meeting on February 3rd, the entry of two further clubs (Campsall and Kirklevington) was approved, pushing us through the 1000 barrier for the first time and giving us a final total of 1023. (Subsequently, the registration of additional members pushed the final total to 1025).
2004/05 - We welcomed three new clubs this year (Crossgates, Guisborough and Yedingham) and lost our smallest club - Cyphers, who decided to curtail their activities. After all the initial registrations were received (end of November), 11 clubs showed some growth but 24 had shrunk with 6 staying the same. This led to a drop in total numbers of 11 to 958. Cayton reduced dramatically in size (-56) with many of their members joining the new club at Crossgates (+71) whilst Knaresborough (-12), Kirkbymoorside (-8) and Melbourne (-6) all reduced significantly. One encouraging area is that we now have 25 Junior members although only 6 clubs have been able to attract and retain them. With additional registrations to come, we expect eventually to exceed last years final total but will still end up well short of the "magic" 1000 target. (Apr'05 - with the final additional registrations now received, the total has grown to a new record of 984).
2003/04 - The final club registration sheets were not received until the end of November although the deadline is the end of October. There were 19 clubs that increased their membership and overall there were 143 new registrations. However there were also 19 clubs which reduced in size and there were 131 members who dropped out this year. Four clubs remained unchanged. This made this years initial total to be 959. With 8 more registrations during the season this gave an increase of only twelve but an increase never-the-less. Our biggest three clubs are Cayton (83), Knaresborough (44) and Helmsley (41). The biggest increase was at Scarborough where they welcomed nine new members whilst Strensall reduced their registrations by eight. This years age profile shows 66% of members to be 65 or older with only 7% younger than 50. (With additional registrations during the season, the final number of members grew to 967).
2002/03 - The number of members initially registered was 944. This was disappointing as we welcomed two new clubs (Wilberfoss and Burton Leonard) and were hoping to break the 1000 member barrier. There was growth in 12 clubs, 10 remained static but 18 showed reductions. Of the latter, the drop was substantial in 3 clubs in particular. These were Easingwold (-17), Flixton (-12) and Thornton Dale (-10). Of the final total, 58% were aged 65 or over whilst only 8% were younger than 50 leaving 34% in the 50-64 range. (Additional registrations during season have added another 11 members - final total now 955 - Feb. 03)