Lillian (Lil) Crocker

Lillian (Lil) Crocker

For more than 50 years, Lillian (Lil) Crocker has been a skilled player and a true ambassador for the sport of lawn bowling at the local, provincial and national level.

In 1973, partnered with Jean Catlow, Lil won the Canadian Ladies Doubles Championship of Canada in Regina after winning the Ontario championship. She won 14 district championships in singles, doubles, triples and fours and another provincial championship in 1970.

Locally, Lil has won the prestigious Black Memorial Trophy six times and finished in the top 10 so often she earned the title Queen of the Black.

Off the green, Lil was President of the Ladies Lawn Bowl Association of Ontario in 1985 and 1986. She played a key role in convincing the men to join the ladies to form one provincial governing body and oversaw the successful integration in 1987 of the two groups into the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association, the body that now governs all lawn bowling activities in the province.

She organized the Ladies 3 day tournament, the most prestigious lawn bowling event for ladies in the province and one that celebrated its 16th year in 2001.

Among her other accomplishments, Lil is a NCCP level I coach and a National Umpire. She has received recognition from the Secretary of State, the Province of Ontario, the City of Peterborough and Lawn Bowls Canada.

Year Inducted:

2002

Status:

Active

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Year Inducted:

2002

Status:

Active

For more than 50 years, Lillian (Lil) Crocker has been a skilled player and a true ambassador for the sport of lawn bowling at the local, provincial and national level.

In 1973, partnered with Jean Catlow, Lil won the Canadian Ladies Doubles Championship of Canada in Regina after winning the Ontario championship. She won 14 district championships in singles, doubles, triples and fours and another provincial championship in 1970.

Locally, Lil has won the prestigious Black Memorial Trophy six times and finished in the top 10 so often she earned the title Queen of the Black.

Off the green, Lil was President of the Ladies Lawn Bowl Association of Ontario in 1985 and 1986. She played a key role in convincing the men to join the ladies to form one provincial governing body and oversaw the successful integration in 1987 of the two groups into the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association, the body that now governs all lawn bowling activities in the province.

She organized the Ladies 3 day tournament, the most prestigious lawn bowling event for ladies in the province and one that celebrated its 16th year in 2001.

Among her other accomplishments, Lil is a NCCP level I coach and a National Umpire. She has received recognition from the Secretary of State, the Province of Ontario, the City of Peterborough and Lawn Bowls Canada.

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