First of all you need a GREEN!


All you need for a start is a pair of shoes without heels (trainers will do for a start) or you can play barefoot!   If you are playing regularly you should obtain a dedicated set of flat-soled bowling shoes for protection of the green.

The club has a variety of bowls for general use, including children’s bowls.  However, many regular bowlers also have their own set of bowls whose size and type suits them best.

See: Play for the first time

Tip: If you want your own set of bowls, they can often be found cheaply in charity shops or Gumtree.


There is no dress code for casual games and the club’s internal competitions, so wear what you like!

For formal matches:

  • Club polo shirt   or

  • Gents: grey or black trousers, white shirt and sweater, club tie and blazer.

  • Ladies: grey skirt, white blouse.

When Can You Play? During the season: April to October

The green is available almost all the time but the club is only open based on demand. Generally, we are open at the following times (and others) and you can always contact us to arrange a particular time.

  • Tuesday (2 – 5pm), Thursday (from 6pm), Saturday (2 – 5pm) and bank holiday afternoons,

We have three coaches: To arrange free coaching sessions or ensure that the club is going to be open:
email: John Clutterbuck.

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