Norfolk Bowling Club

Norfolk Bowling Club
Norfolk Bowling Club
Norfolk BC
01603 455165
Norfolk Bowling Club
01603 455165
Norfolk Bowling Club
Norfolk BC
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Norfolk Bowling Club
The Norfolk Bowling Club, is located in the Cathedral City of Norwich in the East Anglian county of Norfolk. We have two outdoor greens (one not currently in use) and seven indoor rinks. We are affiliated to Bowls England, English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd and both the Men's and Ladies Indoor and Outdoor County Associations and offer competitive bowls, to those who want it, at National, County and club level in both team and individual formats.

We welcome new members from 8 to 80 and beyond, whether an experienced player or new to our wonderful game, please use our website to gain more information on the history of our club, which celebrated its centenary in 2022, and what we can offer. For more details on the history of our club over the past 100+ years, please click here.

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23rd July - Howlett Cup Final - congratulations to the Norfolk BC 'A' team on reaching the final of the Yare League Howlett Cup, to be played Thursday 8th August 6:30pm against R.G.Carters at Spixworth BC. Supporters would be most welcome. - Report from Phil Richards

22nd July - NBC Ladies - update from the Norfolk BC Ladies teams who continue to deliver (no pun intended) win after win.

Ladies National Top club last 32 played, on Saturday 20th July, against Brampton (Huntingdonshire) at Newmarket BC, very pleased to report that we got a good match win 3-1 and also the overall shots. Great performance from the ladies and we will now play Wellingborough (Northants) in the last 16 round by 4th August on a neutral green yet TBC.

County Top Club v Hunstanton played on Thursday 18th July, where the team managed a win on all rinks, but a very good tight game in all the individual matches. We now play the final on 10th August v County Arts at Thorpe Rec (time TBC).

Jermy Cup (county mixed trophy) success after a couple of tough matches we retained the title yesterday in the finals day played at Thorpe Rec.

The morning semi-final game against a team from Thorpe Rec playing on their own green was a very tight affair and only decided on the last end, with Norfolk BC winning by 2 shots overall. In the final, played in the afternoon, against Acle, we had a good start but they came back strongly in the latter stages although we eventually ran out winners by 10 shots

Click here for team photo - courtesy of Phil Richards

Report from Jackie Devitt

Congratulations to all involved and best of luck for the remainder of the season.

Club Captains are reminded if they want anything posted to the website/Facebook to please contact Chris Taylor and/or Helen Jamieson with reports or details.

20th July - Charlie Boon Memorial Tournament 13/7 - the amount of money raised for the Big C Appeal was £991.50 including BBQ, cake stall and raffle. Thank you again to everyone who supported the day in the memory of a great club member who we sadly lost last year.

Congratulations to the Wymondham Dell four of Ollie Allen, Ali Stevenson, Gary Goodrum & Richard Haydon who won the tournament, please click here for photos (courtesy of Jill Kitchen)

9th July - 200 Club Winners (July)

  • £50 - J Waters
  • £20 - M Seaman
  • £10 - C West

9th July - NCIBA (Men's Indoor County) - at the County AGM on 7 July it was agreed that the Mens' County League matches will continue to be 21 ends, and continuing use of respots. Voting was 11 - 9 in favour of not reducing games to 18 ends.

Also as an incentive to get more Club members to play in County Competitions there will be a new County Competition this coming season, a  Matchplay Singles Championship open to any Club member to enter. There is also the usual Under 25 Singles Championship, and entry forms will be available for both on the Notice Board early in September.

The Club is pleased that Ric Summers has been confirmed as Liberty Trophy Manager this coming season, and Ian Wones has been appointed as O60 Inter County Manager. We wish them both a very successful season.

9th July - Membership Renewals & Indoor Leagues - a reminder the Membership
Subscription renewal paperwork will be emailed/posted to all members on 1st August. A £10.00 discount is again available to members up to and including 1st September, thereafter it will be £80.00.

League fixtures for the 24-25 Indoor season will be emailed/posted to Team Captains on 19th August. Whist league fixtures have been carefully checked please advise either Peter Chapman or Chris Taylor if you find any problems.

Please also remember re-spots will now be used for all club leagues and competitions this coming season. This applies to games in play, and not the initial delivery of the jack to start the end.

9th July - O60s Double Rink Competitions - our Men's 060s Double Rink teams will be captained by  

  • National (EIBA) - Paul Pritty
  • County (NCIBA) - Ross Hazell

20th June - Summer Indoor closing times - the Indoor Clubhouse will now be locked at 7:30pm on weekdays. It is not possible to amend the Bowlr system to add a slot from 6pm-7:30pm, so please ensure the bar staff at the outdoor clubhouse are aware if you are intending to play.

Website / Facebook Updates - whilst the editors of the website and our Facebook page endeavour to keep up with results and news, please let Chris Taylor and/or Helen Jamieson know of any news you feel should be shared. This is especially important as we reach the final stages of club and individual national/county competitions.
Note: Norwich City Home league fixtures for information only and subject to change.
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Norfolk & Norwich Indoor Bowling Club Limited trading as Norfolk Bowling Club.
Registered in England, Company Number. 00884365
Registered Office - Norfolk Bowling Club, 444a Unthank Road, Norwich, NR4 7QH. VAT Reg. 105544300
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