Shotesham Bowls Club

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Shotesham Bowls Club is a hidden gem on Brooke Road, located in a glorious rural setting much admired by members and visitors alike. Its facilities include a fine bowling green with 6 rinks, a clubhouse with kitchen and toilet, a car park and an automatic watering system,

We have some 25 members both men and women of various ages and bowling abilities. Some of our members have belonged to the club for many years but we warmly welcome and encourage new members.

We would love to see you at our club and believe you may well enjoy playing bowls. All you need to start with is a pair of flat heel-less shoes so you can walk on the green without damaging it. We would lend you bowls for your practice sessions.

Weather permitting the first two open days in 2023 will be on Saturday April 22nd and Saturday 29th April at 2 pm. We hope to see you there.

If you cannot manage the open days do come along and take part in our “roll ups” on a Saturday afternoon and see if bowls is for you. These are very relaxed laid back gatherings and the accent is very much on having an enjoyable afternoon bowling and socialising with other club members.  

Bowls is a relaxing, yet competitive sport for all ages that not only helps keep you fit but lets you meet new people and play on different greens. We play matches at home and away against other clubs in the surrounding area. In 2023 we have a programme of 30 evening matches and twelve played during the afternoon. Our club is run on an equal opportunities basis which means every member has the same opportunity to put their name down to play in one or more of the matches against another club each week.

If would like more information do contact Robert Howlett or Sheila Hook on 01508 498876 or John Torbitt on 499541.

History of the Club – The Bowls club has been in Shotesham for a long while. In 1947 Mr Jimmy Emms of Malthouse Farm offered the club the present site, and the green was laid by Fred Clarke and other members. Around 1960 the green was extended and the present clubhouse was purchased, and a toilet was added together with our car park.

The green was re-laid in 1997. The automatic watering system was installed around 2000 with some financial help from WREN. A Bowls green needs constant maintenance and improvement and we have recently commenced a three-year programme to make it even better