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Wollerton Bowls and Social Club

Members of Wollerton Bowls Club

These days Wollerton’s members come together from across the Market Drayton area. The club is situated in Mill Road, Wollerton (map) and offers a warm welcome to anyone interested in playing crown green bowls.

Founded in 1932, the club is one of the oldest bowling clubs in Shropshire. Our green overlooks open fields and it is thought to have been the first in the county to have floodlights installed.


Free ‘Give Bowls a Go’ Sessions

Saturday afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00pm
starting from April 14th

Designed for anyone of any age who would like to find out what it is like to play crown green bowls. Club members will be available every Saturday afternoon to introduce you to the basic skills of bowling.

All the equipment you need is available, but please wear flat shoes or trainers. There is no need to book, just turn up. However if you want to know more before doing so, or if the weather is uncertain and you want to know if that week’s session is taking place, please phone Randall or Jenny (details below).

The club offers a free six week trial membership to anyone interested in coming along regularly. Our annual membership fees are £15/year. When new players are ready to join our league teams, we operate a system which ensures that everyone plays on a regular basis.

For further information about the club, membership or our free ‘Give Bowls a Go’ sessions, please contact either Randall Hardy tel: 01952-540970 or email or Jenny Morgan tel: 01630-685251.

During the bowling season the club has two teams in the Market Drayton Bowling League on Monday evenings and one team in the Whitchurch & District Bowling League on Thursday evenings. We also have a team in the Barlows Bowling League which plays on Tuesdays and another in the Market Drayton Seniors Bowling League which plays on a Wednesday afternoon. Players of all abilities are welcome to get involved with our teams.

2018 Season: Links to league fixtures

  • Monday Evenings: Market Drayton Bowling League – A Team & B Team
  • Tuesday Afternoons: Barlows Bowling League – Seniors
  • Wednesday Afternoons: Market Drayton Seniors Bowling League – Seniors
  • Thursday Evenings: Whitchurch Bowling League – Wollerton

The above leagues also organise knock-out competitions. Matches are played on some Monday afternoons and selected Wednesday afternoons & evenings. Matches are on neutral grounds, with Wollerton occasionally hosting two visiting teams.

Details of these can be accessed from the “2018 Cup Fixtures, Results” menu item on each of the Leagues’ Home Pages: MDBL ~ WBL ~ BBL ~ MDSBL

We also run several in house competitions during the season.

2018 Season: Club Competitions
All on Fridays, starting at 7pm

  • Singles Shield – 20th April
  • Ken Langdon Doubles – 18th May
  • Reg Frost Trophy – 22nd June
  • Johnson Doubles – 6th July
  • Cavalier Shield – 17th August
  • Challenge Cup – 21st September

Any outstanding matches, including semi-finals, to be completed as soon as possible after the evening.

Finals Day: 6th October,
tarting at 12 noon

Presentation Evening & Quiz Night: 16th November, 7:30pm

During the winter the club organises a mid-week, indoor short-mat league at the Beacon Community Centre in Market Drayton. This attracts players from a number of different clubs in the area and more would be welcome. For those with a less competitive edge, we hold a Monday night relaxed indoor session on our own short-mat at the club. There is also a recreational snooker session on Thursday evenings during the winter months.

Photographs from the past:

More details of these photographs are available on this page.