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Downham Triples

The final for the Downham Triples League was held at Downham Conservatives BC on Sunday 5th September. Unfortunately we came second to a very strong Downham BC “A”, that did not stop us from enjoying the afternoon, great hospitality, lovely weather and quality bowling. Roll on next years bowling.

Hansells Cup

Last Saturday morning we played Dickleburgh Bowls Club in the semi final of the Hansells Cup, a close game with us just running out winners. In the afternoon we played County Arts in the final, County Arts getting the better of us, congratulations to County Arts. We had a brilliant days bowling and thoroughly enjoyed the company of both clubs. A big thank you to Wymondham Dell for their excellent hospitality.

Now on to our Fourth semi final of the season, against Downham Market ‘B’ in the Downham Triples League.


Congratulations to John Abbott and his squad, who last week clinched the winning of the     West 2 division in the Norfolk EBA League by a comfortable margin of 11.5 points. The team now meet Dickleburgh BC in the semi final of the Hansells Cup, to be held at            Wymondham Dell BC on the 28th August. Good luck on the day to John and his squad.


Unfortunately both teams lost in their semi finals on Sunday. However both teams thoroughly enjoyed the days bowling and would like to thank both R G Carter and Holt Bowling Clubs for their hospitality. And just to say WE WILL BE BACK!!


This Sunday sees our club in two Norfolk County semi finals. The Durham Cup ( NCBA ) we are playing Wootton Park at Holt 11.30 start. The Jermy Cup ( NBA ) we are playing County Arts at R G Carters 10.00 start. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH SQUADS.


Sunday the 18th July was Presidents day. The whole day is dedicated to raising funds for the resident Presidents, Geoffrey Upton, chosen charity which was, “The Daisy Garland”.

The weather was brilliant, the food (catered by Tony and Kath Pinder) was excellent. There were various fund raising schemes going on throughout the day, raffle, number of sweets in a jar, guess the weight of the cake, target bowls to name but a few. There was also the important   “Presidents Plate” competition to play for, won by, guess who? the President, Geoffrey Upton.

The whole day was an outstanding success and a grand total of £765 was raised for “The Daisy Garland”. I would like to thank all members and guests who attended on the day, and of course those who were unable to attend for their unbelievable generosity.



Club Events

The program of club events has bee posted, with the proviso, that due to the ongoing problem of the pandemic there may well be some changes. So, our first update is the cancellation of.

Notfolk Ladies v Nott’s Ladies on Tuesday 25th May. any further changes to our planned program will be posted.

Opening of The Green

At last, some good news amid this awful covid pandemic. We now have the green light to commence outdoor bowls.

Instead of an opening day we will have an opening weekend, this will be the weekend of Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of April. We have decided on two days as this will help to spread the number of bowlers at the club at any one time. On both days the club will be open from 12.00hrs, this will enable old and any new members to complete the necessary admin and pay their dues and of course, very important, to have your free glass of wine and a game of bowls should you so desire.

We are looking forward to welcoming back all our regular members and especially any new bowlers/non bowlers. If you have never bowled and would like to give it a go why don’t you come along, we can supply all necessary equipment you will need and we have a qualified coach who runs regular coaching sessions.

Come on give it a go, guaranteed you will love it.

End of the season

End of the season is here, the green closed on Saturday. In spite of the dreaded Covid19 we have had a really good half season of bowling. Our Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday evening roll up sessions have been very well attended and I think, enjoyed by every one who participated. We have also managed to organize a restricted club competition program ( superbly managed by our Club Captain Trevor Oakey) which ran from August through September with finals weekend being held 26/27 September.

Due to the present situation we extended the closing of the green by one week to Saturday    3rd October but also included on this day were the “Presidents Day” and “Presentation Day”. Presidents Day raises money for the Presidents chosen charity which is “The Stroke Unit”  Queen Elizabeth Hospital and in spite of the weather over £300 was raised on the day, well done to all club members who attended or donated.

Congratulations to all who competed in the competitions.                                                               The retiring President (Lesley Stringer) and the President 2020/2021 (Geoff Upton) presented the trophies to the winners of the club competitions we managed to hold this year, the winners were as follows.


2 Bowl Singles – Audrey Porter.  4 Bowl singles – Linda Oakey.                                                        Pairs – Audrey Porter & Marian Upton.


2 Bowl Singles – Geoff Bonnick.  4 Bowl Singles – Geoff Bonnick.                                                    Pairs – Alan Clarke & Geoff Upton.


Open 2 Bowl Singles – David Mitchell.  Mixed Pairs – Helen Young & Geoff Upton

So we look forward to next years bowling (hopefully we will be back to some sort of normal) so the opening of the green will be Saturday 10th April 2021.

Stay safe every one and we will see you next year.

Closing of the green

Because of the short season caused by the Convid 19 virus the committee have decided to extend the bowling season by one week. The closing of the green will now be                    Saturday the 3rd of October.

The committee have also decided that The Closing of the Green will also incorporate     “President’s Day” and  “Presentation Day”. The club will be open from 12.00 hrs on the day and Kath & Tony Pinder’s famous BBQ will be operating where burgers and hot dogs will be available.

All the usual fund raising activities will be taking place and all proceeds from the day will go to the President’s charity which is.