Bowls » Outdoor Bowls


Secretary: Gill Saunders

Tel: 01284753140

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Men’s Captain:  Kelvin Morton

Ladies Captain:  Rosemary Harrison



We pride ourselves on one of the best greens in the County and in a beautiful setting. There are six high quality rinks and we offer club sessions, internal and external leagues to both English Bowling Federation and Bowls England Codes. Suffolk County regularly takes the opportunity to stage prestigious County games on our rinks. The Club has provided many County Presidents as well as the English National Indoor President and the National President of the English Bowling Federation.

We are fortunate to have a national qualified coaching team (both codes).

Outdoor bowls are played under the rules of Bowls England and the English Bowling Federation, on a County-standard green.

We have two teams playing on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in local and West Suffolk leagues. There are leagues for men's and mixed teams.

Everyone also has the opportunity to enter County competitions.

Friendship bowling takes place for everybody who wishes to, on a Tuesday and Thursday morning, at 10.00am, with a friendly drive every Friday evening at 6.30pm.

The greens are available from noon, daily, and can be booked for practice roll-ups, providing they are not required for Club matches.

Dress code is white above the waist and grey below, with flat-soles shoes. For club matches dress code will normally be club shirts with grey trousers or skirts. For friendship and roll ups smart casual can be worn with appropriate footwear.  Regulation shorts are permitted.

Please see the Fees page for the latest rates.

Coaching can be arranged and bowls provided.

Various friendly matches, against visiting Clubs, are arranged during the season (April to September), with our own fun-days.

The Outdoor Bowls Section is run by a committee, details held in the office, from whom any further information can be obtained.

New members are always welcome.


Weather permitting the green will be open for practice from 16th April - afternoons only.

Our opening day match  with fish & chip supper is  on Friday 26th April @ 14.30.

Thurs 25th April  - Bury & District league commences at 18.15

Wed 1st May – BE Triples league commences at 16.15

Tues 7th May – Area D Triples league commences at 18.30

On Sunday 23rd June we are hosting the Marie Denny Trophy with Area D v Area B starting at 14.00.

A warm welcome to our visiting teams this year:

Sunday 2nd June   at 14.30  Cambridge Vice- Presidents
Sunday 7th July at 14.30  Suffolk (BE) Vice- Presidents
Wednesday 17th July at 14.30  GW Staniforth ladies
Monday 12th August at 14.30  Suffolk Past Presidents
Tuesday 27th August at 14.00 West Wickham touring side
Friday 30th August at 14.00 Royal Bank of Scotland

The Tommy Cooper Memorial match v St Boltophs & Elmswell Fox will be held on Sunday 21st July at 14.00 at Risbygate.

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