Dear Members

Welcome to the new summer season of bowling at EBC.


Our new website is growing in content, The old website will no longer be updated and will be closed down once all required data has been transferred over.

We now have a Green Availability calendar, which will show the same as the Club diary, i.e. League matches, Competitions, Mowing, Green Hire etc.

Note that the Green can only be booked for an activity via the Club Secretary.  It is no longer necessary to use the shared spreadsheet that was mandated during Covid.  Just turn up to bowl based on the Website calendar.  Click HERE to access the calendar.

Match Jacks

The 4 black match Jacks have been re-certified and are valid until December 2028.  The 4 yellow Jacks are still in date until 2025.

Reminder for Team Captains

Please ensure all your match squad have paid their 2022 membership fees and that everyone is registered with the relevant League Secretary, prior to their first game for your team.

Remember also that you are responsible for collecting Match fees (which remain as £1 per player, home or away) and transferring the money to the Club on a monthly basis.

Also, there have been some updates to the BCGBA rules of the game.  A full set of rules have been printed out and are displayed on the outside noticeboard, plus they are available via the BCGBA link on the Club website or here.  Please ensure you are aware of the updates and cascade to your teams as necessary.


Our first Club Competition will be held on Easter Sunday, April 17th. This is the Swift Trophy, a drawn pairs round robin; play starts at 12:30pm prompt with scratch out at 12:10pm.  Entry is £3 per person.  The competition will be run by Ian Harvey.  All are welcome to join in, success will be in the luck of the draw!

Our next competition will be held on Saturday 30th April, a handicapped singles knockout (with consolation competition for first round users).  Mike Dickinson has agreed to run this.

Details of all planned competitions are on the Club Website here and a summary will be printed for display on the outside noticeboard.

There will be a new competition held on July 9th in memory of Tony Ford.  This will be an Invitation Mixed Pairs Open, with monies raised being in aid of Clubhouse development and Leukaemia UK.  Further details will be issued shortly.  Please contact me if you wish to add to the existing sponsorship for this competition.

Advance notice of building work at the Barlow, near the bowling green – early / mid May, dates to be confirmed

-The glass canopy at the side of the Reading Room is being replaced.  Access will be restricted for a few days.

– A new area of decking and wheelchair ramp is being constructed next to the gravelled garden area, near the canopy.  Access will be restricted for a week or so.

Changes to the Constitution

The Committee have reviewed the current constitution and have identified several proposed changes.  In order to gain full member support for the details and reasoning behind the proposals, we would like to involve the membership in discussions.  Please contact me if you are willing to participate in this.  We can then have an EGM to fully accept the audited accounts and vote on the proposed constitution updates.

Happy bowling,

Andy Warman

Secretary EBC

07482 628500