The Edgworth Crown Green Bowling Club, based at The Barlow is over 100 years old – founded in 1900.

We have around one hundred members and provide bowling for all levels of skill from beginners to county standards.  With both social and competitive bowling, members can decide whether they wish to participate in one or both.  Coaching is available for anyone who has not played before or wishes to improve their game.

We have a total of eleven bowling teams playing in three leagues in Bolton, two leagues in Darwen and one in Ramsbottom.  This enables all members of varied skill and experience the chance to participate in several games each week.

The green is open for bowling from the beginning of April (3rd April 2023) to end of September and provides a pleasant location to while away a sunny afternoon.  Drinks and beverages are available to members from the clubhouse.

During the closed winter period, bowling takes place on the Cricket Club multi-use games area (MUGA) and members also take part in bowling holidays abroad, most notably in Cyprus in November and February each year.

The annual fee for membership is £30 for the 2023 season with a small extra fee when taking part in league matches and for BCGBA membership if required.  Membership is non-discriminatory.

The club is self-financed and members can volunteer to take part in various tasks including gardening and green maintenance.

The club is affiliated to the British Crown Green Bowling Association and registered with the various area league organisations in which we participate.

Since 2021 the club and Ken Heathcote (KEN SWIMS) have been fund-raising for the Stroke Association and improvements to the clubhouse.  Some of the money will be used to provide bowling aids for persons with a disability so they may continue or start bowling; for example a bespoke wheelchair and hand-operated bowling aids.

During the 2023 season we plan to hold a number of taster sessions, under the guidance of club members, for those persons with a disability who wish to take part.

Bowling is a great way to combine socialising with a healthy outdoor sport, so if you would like to join the club or have further questions, click the link below:



“Bowling on a green opens your heart to grow in a specialised area, dependent on elements and physics, a skill perfected with experience and desire to win…”