Welcome to Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club

Bowling is a lovely pastime which combines healthy exercise with a chance to make new friends or simply chat to old ones. New members young and old are always welcome at the club so if you fancy 'having a go' please get in contact - you will be very welcome - and who knows, you might be the next All England champion!

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club, situated in the picturesque village of Hutton Cranswick, has about 50 active members.

The club was founded in 1985 and officially opened by Lord Hotham on 7th June 1986. It came into being thanks to the generous gifts of two adjacent pieces of village land, one donated by Barbara and Maurice Peckitt from the village shop (now the Spar shop) and one by Bill and Barbara Aitken, landlords of the White Horse.

Over a period of months, enthusiastic would-be bowlers laboured together to transform the overgrown and uneven patch of land into an immaculately-manicured flat green, lovingly tended by Maurice Peckitt himself until 2003 and now cared for by the members of the Greens committee.

As for social facilities, the Club originally had nothing more than a caravan, but energetic fund-raising soon led to it being replaced by the present spacious white club-house, with its covered veranda, changing rooms, catering facilities and three short-mat indoor bowling areas.

The club has a full calendar of events and there are opportunities to play in inter-club competitions, plus external games with other clubs.  Our internal competitions include men's pairs and singles, ladies pairs and singles, mixed pairs, handicap singles, two wood singles to mention but a few.  Our last event to close the season is our Annual Prize Giving and Dinner which acknowledges the various achievements which members have attained.

Don't let this put you off - everything is not so competitive that there is no enjoyment, it is a social activity which should be enjoyed whatever your ability!

In fact, Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club is one of the best-appointed clubs, with one of the best greens, in the East Yorkshire area, and never fails to arouse the admiration (and often envy!) of visiting players.

The Bowls Club is situated besides the six and a half acre village green and the picturesque duck pond in Hutton Cranswick; only 3 miles from the market town of Driffield, 8 miles from Beverley and 20 miles from Hull.  The Club is behind the White Horse Inn which is at 51 Main Street.

There is ample parking by the club house.

To best find us use the postcode YO25 9QN in your sat nav.

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Subject to appropriate social distancing and the careful and frequent use of antibacterial products, the Green is available for those members who have paid their temporary reduced summer 2020 subscription of £20 and wish to play until the end of the outdoor season. It is expected that outdoor activities will last this year into October, depending on the weather.

Some internal leagues have been organised for Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings with Monday and Sunday afternoons being set aside as informal sessions open to all members. An occasional tournament may be held subject to conditions.

 

Anyone interested in becoming a member is requested to contact the Secretary (details below) for information before visiting the Club, and to complete the temporary membership form which should be returned with the fee to the Treasurer (details on the form).

 

English Bowling Federation Update:

English Bowling Federation Update on Outdoor Bowling

Temporary Membership Form (Summer 2020):

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Membership Form  2020

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Secretary:

Colin Wright Tel: 01377 270621  Email: hcbowls@gmail.com

Information about whether indoor short mat bowling will resume in the autumn and winter will be provided in due course.

 

In a normal year the club has a full calendar and there are opportunities to play in inter-club competitions, plus external games with other clubs.

The table below lists a normal year's activities in which all members can participate.

Our internal competitions have been suspended for 2020 but usually include men's pairs and singles, ladies pairs and singles, mixed pairs, handicap singles, two wood singles to mention but a few.  Our last event to close the season is our Annual Prize Giving and Dinner which acknowledges the various achievements which members have attained.

During the Autumn and Winter season short mat bowling takes place indoors, although this may not happen this year. Further updates will be posted in due course.

League activity in the area in a normal year

HCBC generally play in the various leagues which are available in the area so members can pick and choose which day they wish to play - as many as they so wish.  Our success rate has been fairly consistent over the years and we are proud of our positions in the leagues - we take on all clubs and have managed to maintain places in the A Division.  Listed below are the leagues we hope to play in again next year:

LeagueWeek Day
Humberside League (1 team of triples)Mondays
Driffield Evening League (1 team of triples)Tuesdays and Thursday
Driffield Veterans League (2 teams of triples)Wednesday Afternoons
Independent Triples (1 team of triples)Friday Evenings

ALL NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AT ANY TIME!