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18th May 2020


Following further advice from Bowls England lawn bowling can now take place but on the strict rules as follows:-

We are looking at resuming bowling at Headley on 1st June, as in the BE guidance we will restrict the numbers to 2 from the same household or 2 from different households per rink as long as social distancing is observed at all times.
 There will be a rink booking system operated by Sylvia, with 2 rinks available with sessions as follows
11.30am – 1pm.
1.30pm – 3.00pm
3.30.pm – 5.00pm
5.30pm – 7.pm

With a 30 minute break between sessions this will allow for the sanitising of the equipment used and leaving the premises before the next session, this should give us 4 sessions per day seven days a week.

Play will only be allowed on alternate rinks in accordance with the following:-

  • Week 1 June 1st – 7th Rinks 1 and 3 colour RED –
  • Week 2 June 8th -14th Rinks 1 and 3 colour YELLOW
  • Week 3 June 15th – 21st Rinks 1 and 3 colour BROWN  
  • Week 4 June 22nd – 28th Rinks 2 and 4 colour BROWN
  • Week 5 June 29th – July 5th Rinks 1 and 3 colour BLUE
  • Week 6 July 6th – 12th Rinks 1 and 3 colour GREEN.

To ensure availability for all wishing to play, players are initially limited to booking 3 sessions a week. 

We will NOT be using any of the following equipment

  • Pushers
  • Scoreboards
  • Chalk
  • Ditch Markers
  • 2m Sticks

The following can be used

  • Mat – one person to set mat each end
  • Bowls (only handle your own bowls)
  • Jack- 2 per rink one person to set each end. 
  • Rink Markers
  • Gloves
  • Scorecards (one person filling in if required)
  • Bowling Lifter if required ( to be used by one person only)


We would ask you to provide your own disinfectant i.e. Dettol Wipes for all the equipment you use this to include wiping all door handles keys and padlocks.
Please arrive by car near the time set for your session this giving the previous sessions time to clear the premises.
The clubhouse will remain closed for the foreseeable future, the toilet facilities will be reviewed nearer the date.
We would ask you to take all rubbish home with you.

Full details are available on the Bowls England website bearing in mind that all the guidance is for individual clubs to adapt as required .

A Message from Club Captain - John Milton

20th April 2020

Hope you are all keeping well and sane through this unprecedented and difficult time.
As today is supposed to be this seasons opening of the green, here is a link to photos of 10 previous openings. You will see faces older and newer and some of members sadly no longer with us. Hopefully we will all be meeting up again on the green in the not too distant future.

Luckily in these days of the internet we can all keep in touch with our families, rather than just talk on the phone.

Keep safe and best wishes,


Posted by Sylvia Burrows 5 April 2020

The 100 Club was drawn today by the Ladies captain; results as follows:- 

1st No 5 D Milton
2nd No 34 C Worrell
3rd No 27 J Bettger
4th No 50 N Roberts

2020 Season - COVID-19 

In accordance with Bowls Hampshire and Bowls England guidelines we have decided to delay the opening until July which means there will be no bowling and socialising at the club. This will all be reviewed in July. There will no County or National Competitions and the Three Counties Leagues will also be delayed which will probably mean they will be cancelled for this year. We will update you when we get more information.

The Guidelines can be seen on the BH/ BE websites.

Posted by Sylvia Burrows 10 March 2020

The 100 Club was drawn last night results as follows:-

  1. No 8 T Longland
  2. No 28 R Barrett
  3. No 56 W Pethers
  4. No 18 D Davey

Posted by Sylvia Burrows 11 January 2020

The first 100 club draw for 2020 took place at the Special AGM and the results were as follows:

  1. No 46 J Rocket
  2. No 58 R Pactat
  3. No 16 M Gadd
  4. No 3 B Jordan

The Hundred Club for January was drawn at the special AGM meeting for those of you who were unable to attend here is the result.

Posted by Sylvia Burrows 14 January 2020

At the AGM last night it was agreed that perhaps we could bring back our annual trip to The Manor House Hotel at Okehampton. The club organised this trip for many years and it was always enjoyed by those who went, it is usually arranged for 5 nights in November and this includes 3 meals a day and many activities to take part in and have fun. If you are interested please email Janet Pactat at:jpactat@hotmail.co.com or telephone on 01428 751620.

Posted by Chris Holman 14 January 2020

The last 100 club draw for 2019 took place at the AGM and the results were as follows:

  1.  No 14   V Robinault
  2.  No 21   A Rawlinson
  3.  No 12   E Saunders
  4.  No 1     J Weston