Lyndhurst from Boltons Bench

League Bowling

League bowlers

For members interested in playing league bowls, the Club has four teams - two men’s and two ladies' - all playing in the New Forest Bowling Association Leagues. Currently, the men’s first team is in division 2 and the second team is in division 4, playing on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from early May until August.

The ladies play in the New Forest league divisions A and D, on a Tuesday afternoon from May until early September.

All club members may submit their names for consideration for the league teams.  Team selection is made from the pool of available players and everyone who has submitted their name is given the opportunity to play during the season.

(Recently, several new male and female members, with no previous bowling experience, expressed an interest in having a go at matches, and were selected to play. Feedback from them is that they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity. There is however NO Pressure: its voluntary.)

2015 Season update

Congratulations to all members of the club's first team upon becoming New Forest Bowling Association (NFBA) Division 2 Champions, and thereby securing promotion to Division 1. Good, all-round performances throughout the season resulted in an excellent points tally.

Members of the team, shown in photograph below, were:

Back Row (left to right):
David Hudson, John Gardner, Ron Russell, Martyn Ashmead, Jim Clifford, David Croucher, Mike Redding, Peter Barnes (Vice Capt).

Front Row (left to right):
John Bennett, Geoff Baker, John Howell (Capt), Mike Harland, John Hammond.

(The two left-most players in the photograph at the top of the page - Simon Baker and Andy Lowe - were also members of the team.)

League bowlers 2015

For further information about the leagues,
check out New Forest Bowling Association
and New Forest Women's Bowling Association.