The Club

Frant Bowls Club is based in Frant, East Sussex. Its green is adjacent to Frant Memorial Hall and is on the Bells Yew Green Road on the opposite side to the cricket pitch. For GPS users the post code is TN3 9ED. Please go to the location page for a map or directions.

Frant Bowls Club September 2021

Everyone - experienced or absolute beginner, young or old, is made welcome to the club. Equipment is supplied and all we ask is that you wear shoes without heels. If you are new to the game then we are able to offer unofficial coaching by experienced bowlers.

Ordinarily matches are played most Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings during the outdoor season, which starts around the middle of April and continues until mid September. Informal roll-up sessions for members and non-members are normally held from 4.30pm on Tuesdays. Please feel free to contact one of the contacts listed.

There is an associated short mat club which is based in Frant Memorial Hall where roll-ups are held most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the winter season unless there is a match on that day.

A Special Season

2022, as well as being H.M.'s Jubilee year is the Centennial year at Frant Bowls Club. (In fact we believe the club was formed in 1921 but 2021 would have been an inconvenient year to celebrate our centennnial and anyway it was too late to organise by the time we realised we were going to be  year late.) We're celebrating with  special Centenary match on July 10th when we'll be playing members from some of the first clubs to be opponents of Frant.

Last season ended well but had got off to a slow start. With formal Covid restrictions removed and most players being more relaxed anyway in an outdoor setting this season promises to start enthusiastically. The first roll-up of the season is accompanied by a well-supported barbecue. Weather permitting, the 2022 season looks very promising.

The Green

Our green had a hard time during 2021 but autumn maintenance work went ahead with a slightly reduced budget. Our winter mower survived until it was time to start using the summer mower again. This mower has been fitted with a new cutting cassette so once again we have two fully functioning cassettes so that we can continue to keep the green in good playing condition despite any breakdown or unplanned servicing.

NUDGE, NUDGE, WINK, WINK

By A. F.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink seems a touch old hat today. Nudging though is definitely in! Can we really nudge people into changing long ingrained habits? Or maybe nudge them into doing something beneficial for everyone and not least for themselves?

I was reading an article the other day which cited an experiment by a university involving lifts. They added a sixteen second delay before the doors closed to see if more people used the stairs. They did. No real surprise there. But what was especially interesting was when the lifts returned to normal many people continued to use the stairs. Thus cutting energy costs and raising peoples' fitness levels.

So could we be nudged into improving our bowling? Suppose as a suggestion before bowling we were nudged into getting just a wee bit lower before releasing the wood. What though about you - yes you the one who has read this item so far - are you a nudger? or rather could you be nudged into improving your bowling? Any suggestions for helpful nudging to improve our bowling most welcome. Just contact our WebMaster Chris.