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Short Mat Bowling

You are invited to  come along and learn a sport that's suitable for all ages.  


The game "takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master". Of course, players from novice to expert are also welcome.


It appears slow but does involve gentle physical and a lot of mental exercise.  
And it's addictive!   We have spare bowls so no equipment is needed.


To protect the surface of the mat all we ask is that you bring along shoes without heels, or slippers.  Teams are drawn each meeting so you will receive plenty of support and guidance and  partner players with a wide range of experience making for interesting games!

We play all year round.   Some members are happy to come occasionally, some play at other venues and outdoors during the summer season.  Our Club is affiliated to the English Short Mat Bowls Association giving an opportunity to play in league matches and be invited to  represent Derbyshire in county matches.  

The facilities at the Village Hall are ideal, the room is warm and airy, plenty of seating and the kitchen is available for a hot or cold  drink and a biscuit during a break.

"We are a friendly group who play for enjoyment, but there is also a chance to play more seriously in various league matches for those who wish."      Heather.

"We intended to only play for a short time towards our Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award.  However, we discovered an enjoyable, challenging game and joined as members.  From the beginning everyone has been very supportive and would encourage anyone to try the sport."                              

Brian, James and Stuart.

"I noticed an advert on a local notice board asking for new members to attend and join.

I have found it most enjoyable

and everyone has made me most welcome

and I look forward to meeting up every week."        Dave

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