Bowling



Norton in Hales Bowling Club.

Situated in beautiful surroundings off Bearstone Road, Norton in Hales. The Bowling Club always welcomes new members and is an ideal

place to learn a new sport, relaxing but competitive. Bowls is suitable for both children

and adults, whether you want a hobby or to take part in team matches, come and give it

a try.


Annual Membership is £25 for adults and £5 for under 18s.

Please contact the secretary Jim Blackburn Tel. 01630478449 or 07790424720 or

email: jamesblackburn@talktalk.net



To follow the fortunes of our village bowling club team in the local Whitchurch League

and the Market Drayton League log on to Stubbs Parkin & South Whitchurch Bowling League

(bowlingresults.co.uk), Mkt Drayton Bowling League (bowlingresults.co.uk) and Market Drayton

Seniors Bowling League (bowlingresults.co.uk) then to go directly to The Fixtures and

Results page – look for Norton in Hales A and B teams


The Green will open from mid to late March for pre- season practice nights. The

weekly practice session will now be on a Saturday morning 10.00-12.00. The Green is

available at any time for members to use. Wednesday evening is reserved for players

wanting to have a game or a practice.


Any local organisations can contact The Club should they wish to organise a bowling

afternoon for their members, we can provide some refreshments, games and fun. We

also have some advertising space in the form of plaques which local companies can use

to advertise their business for a small charge.


Facilities

The village is lucky to boast an immaculate crown-green bowling facility as

part of the community sports field. Members of the club have coached children from the

village school in the skills of Crown Green Bowls for the last 15 years.


Leagues

As well as being available for social bowls, the club also has a number of

teams entered in the local leagues, respectively:


  • The Market Drayton League (A team plays Friday evening, B team plays Monday evening).

  • The Whitchurch League (A team plays Tuesday evening, B team plays Thursday evening).

  • The Market Drayton Seniors League (team plays Wednesday afternoons).

Club competitions are run throughout the summer, usually on Sunday afternoons. All

Members and their guests are welcome to have a go. The competitions are;


  •  Mixed Doubles

  •  Captain’s Day

  •  Dave Parton Challenge Cup

  •  Brian Marchant Memorial Trophy

  •  Keaystone Ladies and Gents individual competitions

  •  Chelmick Cup

  •  Wendy House Cup (played throughout the season)

  •  Charlie Harvey Trophy (midweek senior citizens)


The club also plays in an annual event, the “Coverwell Competition”, with the Corbett

Arms with a £250 prize at stake!