1984-1998

The next official papers held are for the AGM in December 1984, which was attended by 17 member clubs with apologies received from Whittlesey Manor and at which three new clubs sought to join the League (Market Deeping, Wittering and British Sugar). Under any other business “British Rail raised the question regarding dress for all League games asking: “Why can’t it be white tops and grey flannels?”. The answer given was “it just would not be possible for a player going to play a game straight from work to dress in whites and grey flannels”.

At the AGM in 1988 it was reported that the integration of the PABL and P&DBL had been finalised, under the name of the Peterborough & District Bowls League, featuring the two operations: Midweek and Weekend Leagues, bringing both under one Committee with the rules and fixture dates remaining unchanged.

In 1998 the League introduced the Club 60 League, for those over the age of 60 and at the end of the season K Balsdon (League Secretary) reported at the AGM that the League had gone well and “by the number of teams wishing to join this league it would seem that there could be two divisions next year”.