Walkington Bowling Club
Walkington Bowling Club was formed on 31 January 1977 on land leased from the Sherwood Charity.
Funds to complete the laying of the green were provided by the Playing Field committee. In 1977 the annual fees to play bowls were £6 per person.
Funds for subsequent work to build the original clubhouse and two further extensions were raised through the Playing Field committee and the Bowling Club committee.
More recently, new equipment stores have been installed and the upper sections of the concrete driveway have been relaid to improve access to the main car-parking area.
We have one of the best greens in the County, which has been recognised in 2017 by the club being selected to host the final rounds of some Yorkshire competions.
This year, 2017, the fees are £68 per playing member.
Chairman: Gavin Maynard (01964 551010)
Secretary: David Foster (01482 882259)
Fixtures Secretary: George Southern ((01482 868704)
Ladies Social Committee Chairman: Christine Elston (01482 860336)
The club is always happy to welcome prospective new members. Contact any of the officials
listed above, they will be happy to arrange a trial session for you. All you need bring is a pair
of flat shoes!
Monday and Thursday afternoons unless the green is needed for outside competitions.
(See Roy Morley Trophy notice, below)
Please arrive before 1.45 so that play can start promptly at 2pm.
The Roy Morley Trophy
Awarded to the most regular attendees (man and lady) at the weekly Social Bowling
afternoons throughout the season. Normally on Mondays, there may be occasions
when it needs to be switched to Thursdays due to the green being needed for external competitions. Maximum possible notice will be given if this happens, via clubhouse notice
boards and this site.
2017 Season Dates for your diary
Sun 11 June Open Day for prospective new members, from 11am
Sat 8 July 12 noon Summer Lunch @ clubhouse
Thu 27 July 2pm Rose Bowl (ladies only)
Thu 17 August 2pm Ladies Captain's Day
Thu 24 August 2pm Men's Captain's Day
Fri 25 - Sun 27 August. Club finals, 10am each day
Sun 3 September 2pm The Ashes: Ladies v. Men
Tues 17 October Time TBA Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening
Fri 24 November 7.30pm AGM in the Village Hall
Sun 3 December Christmas Cheer at St Mary's Manor, Beverley, time TBA
In addition there are several 'Roll-up with sausage supper' evenings throughout the season,
dates in the Fixtures booklet available to members.