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.


Playing bowls is a great way to meet new people and have fun. It is a sport for all ages and good, gentle exercise to stay fit and healthy. Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club have opened their green for the 2024 outdoor season. The clubhouse and green is conveniently situated at the back of the White Horse Inn car park on Main Street Cranswick. Postcode for the Sat Nav is YO25 9QN.

The Club organises social bowling on Sunday, Monday and Friday afternoons from 1.30pm.,

All are invited to go along and enjoy a game of bowls. If you would like to have a go, all you need is a flat pair of shoes with no heel. All bowling equipment will be available at the club. If you have never played before, do not worry as an experienced coach will be on hand to help and guide you through all the fun of playing bowls. Club Captain Colin Wright, who can be contacted on 01377 270621 or email hcbowls@gmail.com can help you to join in.

Here is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has just moved to the area and is looking for a new bowls club.

Download the flyer to help promote our Bowls Club

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 2024:

Hutton Cranswick Bowls Club Membership Form 2024

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 2024, starting in May.

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 2024/25, and the various activities that we have held in previous years such as the Annual Prize Giving and Dinner will take place. For further information contact our Club Secretary.


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