The Club

Barrow Bowls club is an independently run club which has been in existence since 1989 and was previously known as Thorngarth Bowling Club from its inception by a group of like-minded individuals in 1986 until the change to the Barrow name for the start of the 1989 season. Work was started on creating the green in 1986 and formally opened on 7th May 1988.

In 2013 our members built a new clubhouse which offers disabled access. We are closely linked to the Barrow Sports and Fitness Club which has a bar open to non-members with competitively priced drinks. We have an equal opportunity policy which welcomes new members of every age, gender and ability.

We are located on Thorngarth Lane in Barrow Upon Humber, west of the church and past Barrow Sports and Fitness Club. There is ample parking with easy access to the club house. Satnav users can use the postcode found on the front page of this site. There is a Google map of our location on the Contact section.

The Outdoor
Bowls Season

From April to September, it's a relatively short but busy outdoor playing season. We have 50 league matches in 2018, playing both the Federation (EBF) and Association (EBA) codes of lawn bowls, along with various league cup competitions and county qualifier matches played by our members. In addition, we also host open competitions at weekends for triples or pairs along with our own internal club competitions.

We play in 3 leagues with fixtures held in the evenings at 6:30 and occasionally at a weekend. You are welcome to come and watch - fixtures are announced on our facebook page at facebook.com/barrowbowls and also listed in the Fixtures section of this site. We have been a member of the Barnetby and District League since our founding. In 2016 we won promotion to the Grimsby Cleethorpes and District EBF League Premier division. In 2017 we made our debut in the GCandD EBA League Division 4, gaining promotion as champions to division 3 at the first attempt.

We hold a weekly bowls drive throughout the summer, open to anyone who wants to bowl, every Monday afternoon (arrive 1.50pm for a 2pm start, finished around 4pm). The entry fee is just £2 including refreshments and there is a small cash prize for the best 2 scores.

In addition to the bowls drive, there are also regular informal roll-ups so you can hone your skills with established players or just have fun. These are on Friday evenings at 6.30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm, subject to green availability. Non-members can join in or use our green for a modest rink fee of £2 per person per session.

Join Us

We are a small but friendly club and are always looking for new members. If you've never bowled before, don't worry. It's not as hard as it might look on the telly. The bowl will do the curve thing all by itself, you just have to roll them in roughly the right direction but that's where the skill lies. We offer starter sessions throughout the season with our qualified coach. We can also offer private starter sessions if preferred. All you need are some flat-soled shoes like plimsolls, we can provide the rest. Get in touch to enquire or to arrange a session.

New members over 25 pay just half the normal full-member rate of £40 for the first year. Your £20 gives you full membership rights which means free unlimited access to the green (subject to availability, weather or maintenance) and eligibility to play in any of our league teams (subject to the purchase of a club shirt) and club competitions. Social Bowler membership rates are also available for £20, which allows you to use the facilites and join in club activities and internal competitions but not league matches. For those lucky enough to be 25 years old or younger, the annual fee is just £10 for full membership rights.

Click this link to download a pdf copy of our Membership Application form.

Contact Us

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League Fixtures - 2018

Key to table

H = Home, A = Away
Bnt = Barnetby and District League EBF
Gy = Grimsby and Cleethorpes District EBF Premier League
EBA = Grimsby and Clethorpes District EBA Div.3
Sh = Barnetby and District League Shield Knockout

May 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Thurs 3rd 6.30pm A Blossom Way A Gy 2-8   -49
Weds 9th 6.30pm H Barnetby Bnt 10-0   +68
Fri 11th 6.30pm H+A Blossom Way Sh ko'd -40
Mon 14th 6.30pm A Carr Lane B EBA 8-2   +40
Tues 15th 6.30pm A Goxhill Bnt 4-6   -17
Weds 16th 6.30pm A Vikings A Gy 2-8   -18
Thurs 17th 6.30pm H Blossom Way Bnt 6-4   +2
Mon 21st 6.30pm H Blossom Way B EBA 9-1   +45
Weds 23rd 6.30pm A Osgodby Bnt 2-8   -26
Thurs 24th 6.30pm H Barton Brigg Road Bnt 10-0   +28
Fri 25th 6.30pm A Goxhill Gy 8-2   +9
Tues 29th 6.30pm H Blossom Way A Gy 0-10   -73
Weds 30th 6.30pm H Waltham Park A Gy 10-0   +54

June 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Fri 1st 6.30pm H Carr Lane A Gy 8-2   +9
Mon 4th 6.30pm H Clee Bowls C EBA 8-2   +16
Tues 5th 6.30pm A Linden B EBA 6-4   +28
Wed 6th 6.30pm H Carr Lane B EBA Pstpnd
Fri 8th 6.30pm H Vikings A Gy 7-3   +12
Mon 11th 6.30pm H Clee Bowls D EBA 5-5   -1
Wed 13th 6.30pm A Cemex Bnt  
Fri 15th 6.30pm A Barton Park Bnt  
Mon 18th 6.30pm H Middle Rasen Bnt  
Weds 20th 6.30pm H Waltham Park B EBA  
Fri 22nd 6.30pm A Blossom Way B EBA  
Weds 27th 6.30pm H Clee Bowls A Gy  
Fri 29th 6.30pm A Waltham Park B EBA  

July 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Mon 2nd 6.30pm H Linden B EBA  
Tues 3rd 6.30pm H Goxhill Bnt  
Thurs 5th 6.30pm H Clee Bowls B Gy  
Fri 6th 6.30pm A Habrough EBA  
Mon 9th 6.30pm H Barton Park Bnt  
Weds 11th 6.30pm A Barnetby Bnt  
Fri 13th 6.30pm A Waltham Park C EBA  
Mon 16th 6.30pm A Blossom Way K Gy  
Tues 17th 6.30pm H Goxhill Gy  
Weds 18th 6.30pm H Osgodby Bnt  
Thurs 19th 6.30pm H Blossom Way Bnt  
Mon 23rd 6.30pm A Middle Rasen Bnt  
Fri 27th 6.30pm A Barton Brigg Road Bnt  
Tues 31st 6.30pm A Clee Bowls B Gy  

August 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Fri 3rd 6.30pm H Cemex Bnt  
Thurs 9th 6.30pm A Clee Bowls A Gy  
Tues 14th 6pm A Carr Lane A Gy  
Thurs 16th 6pm A Clee Bowls D EBA  
Tues 21st 6pm A Clee Bowls C EBA  
Weds 22nd 6pm H Grimsby Bowls A Gy  
Fri 24th 6pm H Waltham Park C EBA  
Tues 28th 6pm H Blossom Way K Gy  
Weds 29th 6pm H Habrough EBA  

September 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Weds 5th 6pm A Waltham Park A Gy  
Tues 10th 6pm A Grimsby Bowls A Gy  

Competitions

How to Enter

The following table lists open and league competitions held at Barrow for this season.

Barnetby and District League competitions (Bnt) are only open to members of clubs participating in the Barnetby League.
Open competitions (Open) can be entered by any bowler. For more details contact our competition secretary

The format for each competition is listed by number of bowls required (wd) and number of players (Tr = triples, Pr = Pairs, MxPr = Mixed Pairs).

2018

Date Start Host Name Format Type
Sun 4th June 10am Barrow Scott Cup 3wd Pr Open
Sat 24th June 10am Barrow Mick Turner 3wd Pr Open
Sat 29th July 10am Barrow Perc Howsam 2wd Tr Open
Sat 5th August 10am Barrow Webster Cup 3wd Pr Bnt
Sat 26th August 10am Barrow Vic Audsley 2wd Tr Open