Looking forward to the start of the NIPGBL league fixtures in 75 days, we take the opportunity to look back and offer a snapshot of our organisation 75 years ago in 1945.
President: J Ritchie (Cliftonville)
Hon Sec: T Lemon (Willowfield)
Hon Treas: W Montgomery (Knock)
No association championships were played because of the ongoing war, but league and cup competitions continued.
League Division A Winners (15 teams): Ballymena
League Division B Winners (15 teams): North Belfast
PGL Senior Cup Winners: Cavehill
PGL Junior Cup Winners: North Belfast
IBA Senior Cup Winners: Willowfield
IBA Junior Cup Winners: Belmont
As the League expanded, the increasingly congested programme of fixtures meant that many bowlers regretted the loss of traditional friendly games,