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2022-2023 Season

Short Mat Bowls played in the Clubhouse is open to all Members & Associates. It is a very social & relaxed game with no dress code other than bowls shoes must be worn.

This year the season will start on Monday 3rd October with 9 sessions as follows:

  • Monday afternoon

  • Tuesday morning, afternoon & evening

  • Wednesday afternoon

  • Thursday morning and afternoon

  • Friday morning and afternoon

There will be 3 free “Taster” sessions for those who haven’t played before on Saturday 17th September at 10am & 2pm, and on Sunday 18th September at 10am. If you haven’t played, do come along and give it a try - for more information click here.


The cost is £3.00 per session, including tea / coffee & biscuits, paid monthly in arrears via BACS (like match fees).

Registration sheets will be up in the clubhouse on Finals Day 11th September until Sunday 18th September. You can register to play in up to 3 sessions. Priority will be given to first choices so please number your choices. Other than that it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

There will be an Inter-Session Triples League played on Monday & Saturday mornings throughout the season.

Each session will have a steward who will keep a record of attendance, organise order of play and select the team to play in the league.

If you have any queries please contact Peter Melville, 01590 645227

Please note that the Short Mat meeting scheduled for 21st September is cancelled.

To access the Group Session Lists 2022-2023, for the week, please Click here 


In addition to the weekly short mat sessions, we normally hold 2 competitions: 

Short Mat Trophy:

An annual one-day drawn pairs competition. This year's competition offered a full day of enthusiastic and skillful bowling in the pavilion, when club members competed for the short mat drawn pairs trophy.  Spectators were treated to some very entertaining matches, all played in a friendly atmosphere.  This important competition in the short mat calendar culminated in an exciting closely fought final with the winning pair of Julia Longley and Paul Theobald beating worthy runners up Peter Melville and Tony Styles.  Club President, Carole Tearle, made the official trophy presentation and also thanked the organisers for a successful event.

Team Trophy:

A triples league competition is played throughout the short mat season with each session entering a team.

  • To access the Fixtures and results please click here.

  • To access the Rules please click here.

  • The updated league table can be accessed here once the season is underway.

FEBRUARY 2022: For this year only we held a Triples Competition on Saturday 19th February with Tony Styles, Pauline Styles and Keith Rippingale narrowly beating Tim Capron, Ken Bagguley and Robert Wilcox. Well done to the trophy winners and to all those who participated in the competition.


2022 Winners: Tony Styles, Pauline Styles & Keith Rippingale


2022 Runners-Up: Tim Capron, Ken Bagguley & Robert Wilcox 

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