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 English Bowling Federation (EBF) and World Bowls (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 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 and in 2018 made it a back-to-back promotion to the 2nd tier as runners-up.

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. There are three sessions of 6 ends and your starting position and playing partners for each session are drawn out of a hat, so even novices have a chance of winning.

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.

Our qualified club coach can give one to one or group coaching free to any member requesting help. None-members can also receive coaching for a small voluntary donation to the club.

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 25 or over pay just half the normal full-member rate of £40 for the first year. Your £20 gives you 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. In your second year, you can enter county competitions representing Barrow Bowls, with a chance of qualifying for national titles. For those lucky enough to be under 25 years old, the annual fee is just £10 for all the same benefits.

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

Contact Us

For more information, please

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 7-3   +15
Fri 15th 6.30pm A Barton Park Bnt 8-2   +15
Mon 18th 6.30pm H Middle Rasen Bnt 8-2   +30
Weds 20th 6.30pm H Waltham Park B EBA 10-0   +24
Fri 22nd 6.30pm A Blossom Way B EBA 9-1   +52
Weds 27th 6.30pm H Clee Bowls A Gy 0-10   -41
Fri 29th 6.30pm A Waltham Park B EBA Pstpnd

July 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Mon 2nd 6.30pm H Linden B EBA 10-0   +43
Tues 3rd 6.30pm H Goxhill Bnt 2-8   -14
Thurs 5th 6.30pm H Clee Bowls B Gy 10-0   +39
Fri 6th 6.30pm A Habrough EBA 6-4   +6
Mon 9th 6.30pm H Barton Park Bnt 2-8   -
Weds 11th 6.30pm A Barnetby Bnt 4-6   -3
Fri 13th 6.30pm A Waltham Park C EBA 10-0   +74
Mon 16th 6.30pm A Blossom Way K Gy 2-8   -39
Tues 17th 6.30pm H Goxhill Gy 4-6   -1
Weds 18th 6.30pm H Osgodby Bnt 8-2   +38
Thurs 19th 6.30pm A Blossom Way Bnt pstpnd
Mon 23rd 6.30pm A Middle Rasen Bnt 4-6   -8
Thurs 26th 6.30pm A Blossom Way Bnt 1-9   -21
Fri 27th 6.30pm A Barton Brigg Road Bnt pstpnd
Tues 31st 6.30pm A Clee Bowls B Gy 6-4   +27

August 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Fri 3rd 6.30pm H Cemex Bnt 8-2   +10
Thurs 9th 6.30pm A Clee Bowls A Gy 0-10   -100
Mon 13th 6.30pm A Barton Brigg Road Bnt 4-6   -6
Tues 14th 6pm A Carr Lane A Gy 0-10   -58
Thurs 16th 6pm A Clee Bowls D EBA 4-6   -6
Tues 21st 6pm A Clee Bowls C EBA 2-8   -24
Weds 22nd 6pm H Grimsby Bowls A Gy pstpnd
Thurs 23rd 6pm A Waltham Park B EBA 6-4   +3
Fri 24th 6pm H Waltham Park C EBA 10-0   +59
Tues 28th 6pm H Blossom Way K Gy 4-6   -13
Weds 29th 6pm H Habrough EBA 9-1   +36
Fri 31st 6pm H Grimsby Bowls A Gy 2-8   -12

September 2018

Date Start Where Versus League Result
Weds 5th 6pm A Waltham Park A Gy 2-8   -6
Mon 10th 6pm A Grimsby Bowls A Gy 2-8   -22


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).


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