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Welcome to Swanley Bowls Clubs Website.

Bowls is a social sport, suitable for all levels of fitness. Check out our reasons why you should give bowls a try.

1) First, you need a place to play. Many bowls players are members of clubs, which provide facilities and opponents. As a club we can of course provide those facilities

2) Next, you need to know the rules. Fortunately, they’re easy to learn.

You can play singles, pairs or in teams

Bowls is played on grass (the green). A game starts by throwing the jack (a small white ball) down the green. Each team has bowls to roll towards the jack. The person who gets nearest to the jack gets a point and wins what’s called the ‘end’. The score is added up over 18 or 21 ends.
After each end, play is reversed and the teams bowl towards the other side of the green. Players can try to knock their opponents’ bowls away from the jack or position a bowl to block opposition shots. You can play singles, pairs or in teams. In singles, scoring is a bit different – the first player to reach 21 points is the winner.

3)  It's good exercise. You don't realise how much walking you do until you actually play it. You can walk three miles while you’re playing. You’re only doing 30m stints at a time, but you’re doing a lot of them. On top of the walking, your arms will get a workout as you perfect your bowling technique and your leg muscles will develop as you lunge into the throw.

4) Bowls truly is the sport for all, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. The gentle pace and lack of contact means you’ll often find children playing with adults and people of different abilities and fitness levels on the same team. Despite what you might think, it’s not just a sport for retirees.The general bowler is over 55. But in our international teams, there is barely anyone over 40. There is  an under 25 and under 18 international team as well

If you would like to know more or simply want give bowls a go then please fill in our contact form with your details and we will get back to you and hopefully you will join us for many years to come. We are always on the lookout for new members and why not bring a friend as well.

Bowls Etiquette

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Month

Club

Game

 

 

Time

APR






Sat 16th

Opening Club drive


H

G

2.00

Wed 20th

Empire

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sun 24th

Club Drive



G

2.00

Wed 27th

Sevenoaks

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat 30th

Winget

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

MAY






Tue 3rd

Ditton

6 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Thur 5th

Dartford Invicta

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.15

Sat 7th

Open Day




1.00

Sun 8th

Open Day




1.00

Tue 10th

Erith Vets

4 mxd trips

G

2.30

Fri 13th

New Romney

6 mxd rinks

H

G

2.30

Sat 14th

Penenden Heath

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Tue

17th

Met Police

5 Mens trips

A

G

2.30

Wed 18th

Kings

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 21st

Manor House

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Sun 22nd

Belvedere Social

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Tue 24th

Bexley Park

4 mxd rinks

H

G

2.30

Wed 25th

Danson Park

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.00

Sat 28th

St Michael’s

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

JUNE






Wed 1stHesketh Park4 mxd tripsAG2.30
Sat 4thOrpington
B C
5 mxd tripsHW2.30
Sun 5thWestborough5 mxd tripsAW2.30
Wed 8thHolmesdale5 mxd tripsHG2.30
Sat 11thCrayford
AW2.30










JUNE





Wed 1stHesketh Park4 mxd tripsAG2.30
Sat 4thOrpington BC5 mxd tripsHW2.30
Sun 5thWestborough5 mxd tripsAW2.30
Wed 8thHolmesdale5 mxd tripsHG2.30
Sat 11th
Crayford
5 mxd tripsAW2.30

Wed 15th

Wrotham

3 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 18th

New Romney

8 mxd rinks

A

W

2.30

Sun 19th

Helio Mirror

4 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Wed 22nd

Hartley CC

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat 25th

O.G.F.

5 mxd rinks

A

W

2.30

Sun 26th

Westborough

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Wed 29th

Duke of Kent Court

5mens trips

A

G

2.30

JULY






Sun 3rd

Crayford

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Tue 5th

Erith Vets

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.00

Wed 6th

Bexleyheath & Barnehurst

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 9th

Corsham

6 mxd rinks

A

W

2.30

Sun 10th

Bostall Heath

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed 13th

Borough Green

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat 16th

Orpington BC

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Sun 17th

Penenden Heath

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Sat 23rd

Duke of Kent Court

5 Mens trips

H

W

2.30

Wed 27thKings5 mxd tripsAG2.30
Sat 30thKnockholt4 mens tripsHW2.30
Sun 31stPetts Wood5 mxd tripsAW2.30


AUG






Tue 2nd

Bexley Park

4 mxd rinks

A

G

2.30

Wed 3rd

Met Police

5 mens trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 6th

St Michael’s

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Wed 10th

Borough Green

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 13th

Helio Mirror

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Sun 14th

Deal

6 mxd rinks

A

W

2.30

Tue 16th

Dartford Invicta

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Wed 17th

Hartley CC

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 20th

O.G.F.

5 mxd rinks

H

W

2.30

Sun 21st

Wrotham

3 mxd rinks

A

G

2.30

Wed 24th

Holmesdale

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30







Sat 27th

Bostall Heath

4 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Sun 28th

Murray West Cup


H

G

1.00

SEPT






Thu 1st

Danson Park

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.00

Sat 3rd

Broadstairs & St Peters

6 mxd rinks

 A

W 

2.30

Sun 4th

Belvedere Social

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed 7th

Manor House

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Thu 8th

Ditton BC

6 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

SAT 10th

FINALS DAY




10.00

SUN 11th

Reserve Finals Day




10.00

Sat 17thEmpire5 mxd tripsHW2.30
Tue 20thBexleyheath & Barnehurst4 mxd tripsAG2.30
Wed 21stHesketh Park4 mxd tripsHG2.30
Sat 24thWinget6 mxd tripsHW2.30



These dates are provisional at this moment in time (January 2022) and are subject to change

DateHome/AwaySwanley Opposition 
20/04/22Away75Empire 99
27/04/22
Away
55
68 Sevenoaks
30/04/22
Away
100
81 Winget
03/05/22
Home
88
76 Ditton
05/05/22
Away
72
79 D/ford Invicta
10/05/22
Home
98
67 Erith Vets
13/05/22Home9673 New Romney
14/05/22Home9968 Penenden Heath
17/05/22Away9078 Met Police
18/05/22Home6594 Kings
21/05/22Away10351 Manor House
22/05/22Home8172 Belvedere Social
24/05/22Home8153 Bexley Park
25/06/22Away
Danson Park
28/05/22Away 
St Michaels
01/06/22Away
Hesketh Park
04/06/22Home
Orpington
B C
05/06/22Away
Westborough
08/06/22Home
Holmesdale
11/06/22Away
Crayford
15/06/22Home
Wrotham
18/06/22Away
New Romney
19/06/22Home
Helio Mirror
22/06/22Away
Hartley C C
25/06/22Away
O G F
26/06/22Home
Westborough
03/07/22Home
Crayford
05/07/22Away
Erith Vets
06/07/22Home
B/heath & B/hurst
09/07/22Away
Corsham
10/07/22Away
Borstal Heath
13/07/22Away
Borough Green
16/07/22Away
Orpington B C
17/07/22Away
Penenden Heath
23/07/22Home
Duke of Kent Court
27/07/22Away
Kings
30/07/22Home
Knockholt
31/07/22Away
Petts Wood
02/08/22Away
Bexley Park
03/08/22Home
Met Police
06/08/22Home
St Michaels
10/08/22
Home

Borough Green
13/08/22
Away

Helio Mirror

14/08/22Away
Deal
16/08/22Home

Dartford Invicta
17/08/22Home
Hartley CC
20/08/22Home
O G F
21/08/22Away
Wrotham
24/08/22Away
Holmesdale
27/08/22Home
Borstal Heath
01/09/22Home
Danson Park
03/09/22Away
B/stairs & St Peters
04/09/22Away
Belvedere Social
07/09/22Home
Manor House
08/09/22Away
Ditton
17/09/22Home
Empire
20/09/22Away
B/heath & B/hurst
21/09/22Home
Hesketh Park
24/09/22Home
Winget




Totals



North West Kent Result Tables

Geoff Lees

President

Vacancy

Vice President

Keith Mitchell

Hon Secretary

Heather Newnham

Hon Treasurer

Graham Pitkin

Hon Match Secretary

Keith Mitchell

Midweek & NWK Div 6 Captain

Graham Pitkin

Weekend Captain

John Breed

Green Maintenance

George Lampey

Club Competitions

Pat Boatwright

Lay Committee Member

Angela Sydney

Lay Committee Member

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