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.

Events

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Committee has agreed that the Club should formally reopen from 1stJune 2020 but subject to strict guidelines which all members who wish to avail themselves of the facilities are required to abide by.

For any member who wishes to take up the possibility of using the green, a reduced membership subscription of £20 for the remainder of the outdoor season is payable. Please complete the membership form, before visiting the Club, and return it with the fee to the Treasurer.

The E.B.F. update for you take note and comply with all the instructions given can be found in this document.

English Bowling Federation Update on Outdoor Bowling

The Membership Form for the curtailed season can be downloaded here:

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Membership Form  2020

 

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 this year's activities in which all members can participate.

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.

Our summertime programme has now closed.

During the Autumn and Winter season we do short mat bowling indoors.

We offer a roll-up on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1.45pm - just turn up and join in.

League activity in the area

HCBC have a full week playing 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 play in:-

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

We also run a short mat league in the winter (Monday evenings) which is well supported by our dedicated short matters!