Hexham Elvaston Bowling Club
Welcome to the website of
Hexham Elvaston Bowling Club
The season has finished and the green is closed until next year.
It seems like a long time ago but the season ended on a baking hot day with a very close and enjoyable match between the President's and Ladies' Captain mixed teams over 16 ends. A generous pooled tea was shared followed by the presentation of trophies won during the season. it was delightful to hear that over £820 has been raised for the 2023 President's charity, MacMillan Cancer Support.
It has been very encouraging to see our newest members with no previous bowling experience attend jumbles on Saturdays and do really well, putting into practice the new techniques they have been learning. Some have also dipped their toes into Monday Shield matches - longer single team games so somewhat different from jumbles - and do really well. New bowlers are often their own harshest critics but there are many reasons for them to feel pleased with what they have achieved this year. So, well done all of you.
The usual pose of a Skip
The lot of a Skip is often stressful and frustrating as they wonder what they will have to deal with once their team have finishing their offering. This pose is often seen. Of course, skips sometimes undo the good work of their team members!
Thank You to our Club Sponsors
We are grateful to local businesses who sponsor our club. Please support them and when you use their services do mention you are a member of the club. If your business would like to sponsor our club then please contact David our Honorary Treasurer on 01434 600375:
Down to Earth Garden Centre
T: 01434 600920
for all Floor Coverings
T: 01434 600100
Orchard House Veterinary Centre
Hexham, Stocksfield & Bellingham
T: 01434 607677
Williamsons Craig Solicitors
T: 01434 602643
T: 01434 600222
The President's charity for 2024 is to be advised
Collection tins are in place on the kitchen bench for cash donations and for the payment of £1 for 'wrong bias' shots in a match - at your discretion and honesty.
Site last updated on 24th November 2023
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Stuck for a bowling Christmas present?
Why not get over to West Denton Indoor Bowling Centre and either buy something for a bowling friend or treat yourself. Details on the poster.
Christmas wreath making
Suzanne Phillips has organised a Christmas wreath making afternoon at the clubhouse on Monday December 11th from 1.00pm until approximately 3.30pm. Cost is £10 and includes everything you need except greenery, secateurs and gloves so bring your own of these. For non-crafters mince pies and coffees are available towards the end of the afternoon for £2.50. All welcome. Proceeds to club funds. Contact Suzanne for more information on Suzanne.email@example.com
The indoor carpet bowls season is well underway at the clubhouse on Saturday afternoons.
You don't have to be a member of the club to play each week and bowlers of all abilities are welcome to join in for fun and friendship until Spring next year. Just turn up at 2.00pm. All welcome. £15 membership, £3 per session.
Vacancy: Social Events Organiser
Jean Allen has decided to retire as our social events organiser after some twenty years of loyal service. Jean has always been very encouraging by inviting and involving members to participate in club activities, both on and off the green. But its time to call it a day.
A number of people are taking forward social events, but a coordinator to make a brief report to the club committee at their infrequent meetings would be much appreciated. Could this person be you? Please let Mark, our club secretary, know of your interest.
League matches and Friendlies
Clegg League matches
take place on Wednesday evenings
All matches have been completed with Elvaston finishing fifth in the league with 115pts
Collins & Shipley matches
are played on Wednesday afternoons
All matches have been completed. Elvaston finished in 6th place with 77pts. Only 6pts separated 3rd and 6th place.
West Tyne League matches
take place on Thursday evenings
All league matches have been completed with Elvaston champions.
Play the Game
Direction of Play
New members may be unaware of the need to work out the Direction of Play. To even out the wear on the playing surface we change the direction of play each week. It will either be Hut to Hut (clubhouse at your back) or Hedge to Hedge (hedge at your back). The direction of play is displayed on the notice board in the clubhouse foyer.
Fixture List for the 2023 Season
competitions can be viewed by
clicking on this link to open the
Excel document. Many thanks to Brian Norman for putting so much work in to producing this for us.
Whatever your standard, either complete beginner or keen competition bowler, we will make it easy to feel welcomed, fit in and enjoy the game.
We have three qualified coaches who offer their time and advice for free. Why not enquire about membership for 2024 today?
Application forms are
available from the Secretary
or may be downloaded here.
December 11th: Christmas Wreath making at the clubhouse at 1.00pm
December 12th: Christmas lunch at Hexham Abbey at 12.30pm. Two or three course options. Please let Shelagh Carter know numbers in your party and menu choices by the end of October.
Nothing to excite you here? Then why not suggest an event you would like to have and, even better, take the lead in organising it. You will get support that is for sure.
Non-member guests warmly welcomed, donations for raffle prizes gratefully received on the night. Social events are a great opportunity to have a bit of fun and to raise funds for the club.
Non-members and visitors to our lovely town and county are normally warmly welcomed to play. Please contact the club Secretary in the first instance.