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.

 

2021 UPDATE

The good news is that the Green is now open for this year’s outdoor season although until the coronavirus restrictions are fully lifted, bowls will be subject to appropriate social distancing and the careful and frequent use of antibacterial products. League and competition games will not commence for a month or so, but there will be open sessions on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1.30pm to which new members are especially welcome.

 

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 and the subscriptions which should be returned with the fee to the Treasurer (details of which are shown on the copy of the form below).

Membership Form (Summer 2021):

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Membership Form  2021

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Secretary:

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

 

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.

It is anticipated that some of our usual internal competitions will run in 2021, but this will depend on the full easing of the pandemic restrictions.  Our last event to close the season is our Annual Prize Giving and Dinner which acknowledges the various achievements which members have attained and more information about this and the autumn and winter season short mat bowling, which takes place indoors, will be posted in due course.

League activity this 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 this year, which will start later this year in May and June.

LeagueWeek Day
Humberside League (1 team of triples)Mondays
Driffield Evening League (1 team of triples)Tuesdays and Thursday
Driffield Veterans League (3 teams of triples)Wednesday Afternoons
Independent Triples (2 teams of triples)Friday Evenings

ALL NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AT ANY TIME!