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 9QR in your sat nav.


Mid-season Barbecue – Saturday 1st July

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club members and friends celebrated their mid-season with a BBQ, funtime rollup and the launch of their new club strip.

The new sportswear, in the Bowls Club colours of blue and yellow was designed and produced for the club by Bowlswear of York.

The club also presented trophies to the indoor competition winners, before enjoying their BBQ food.

The club is active in all of the outdoor leagues locally. The club also organises regular roll up sessions on Sundays and Friday afternoons.

If you would like to join in, then further information is available online at huttoncranswick.com or you can call Colin Wright on 01377 270621 or email hcbowls@gmail.com


The good news is that the indoor season will start again in September. We aim to run regular social sessions and indoor leagues through to the spring and enjoy playing bowls inside in the warm clubhouse. Sessions on Friday afternoons at 1.30pm are open to all members while Monday afternoons are reserved for those who participate in the league competitions. There will also be open sessions on the some Sundays afternoons at 2pm to which new members are also welcome.

Watch out for more information, including our occasional Open Days and Whistlestops.

Anyone interested in becoming a member is requested to contact the Secretary (details below) for more information or to come along on one of the open sessions. Completion of the membership form can be done online including payment of subscriptions by BACS or sent by post to the Treasurer (details of which are shown on the copy of the form below).

Membership Form 2023:

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Membership Form 2023

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Secretary:

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


Sydney Thompson Cup - Open Triples (Drawn)
Winners Mike Lonsdale and Wendy Leonard

W&E Morfitt Trophy - Open Pairs (Drawn)
Winners Dave Leonard and Irene Oxlade

Joan Lawson Trophy - Friday Afternoon Club
Winner Cynthia Mills

League Activity

As stated above, HCBC generally play in the various leagues which are available in the area so members play according to availability and experience.  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 top division.  Listed below are the leagues in which we are intending to participate again in 2023, starting in April.

In a normal year the club has a full calendar and there are opportunities to play outdoor bowls in inter-club competitions, plus some external games with other clubs. In the winter season, members play short mat with internal club competitions.

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

It is anticipated that our usual internal competitions will run over the winter season 2023/4, and the various activities that we have held in previous years such as the Annual Prize Giving and Dinner will take place. More information about this and events that are organised until the outdoor season commences again in Spring 2024 will be posted in due course.


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