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Are we truly a mixed-gender League?

Winter League

The Winter League purports to be a mixed-gender competition but is that supported by the evidence or is it something in name only? I decided to take a little time to identify the split between men and women bowlers that have actually played in the League this season. The results of that team-by-team exercise are shown below and reveal that 281 different bowlers have played in the League this season so far. Of those, 75 are women, which means that over a quarter (26.7%) of those that have appeared in the League this season are women bowlers.

The split between the five divisions shows that Division 1 has the least number of women bowlers with 17% in total and this exercise also revealed that Division 1 has the least number of bowlers in total with just 46 bowlers used so far this season.

Only one team has only women bowlers and that is Golcar C&BC whilst 14 of the 40 teams in the League have only included male bowlers all season so far. Lots more conclusions you can extract from the full listing below but I believe that the figures do support the fact that women bowlers are as welcome as men to play in the League and are doing so in increasing numbers.

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Totally agree it's a mixed gender league and I fully support everything that is being done but I'm afraid it's still not an OPEN's restricted..,.. which is a shame in these times

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