The Club

Frant Bowls Club is a village bowls club maintained as a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) by its members. It is easy to find the green by Frant Memorial Hall on the Bells Yew Green Road on the opposite side to the cricket pitch. The post code is TN3 9ED or go to the location page for a map or directions. Or use What3words ///reject.ships.closes


Indoors

There is an associated short mat club which is based in Frant Memorial Hall where roll-ups are held on Tuesdays during the winter season. The short mat club is not playing league matches this season.

What's occurring?

Last Match
Last match: Sun, June 16th versus Pembury. Result: Frant 67, Pembury 56
Next Match
Next match is against Speldhurst Bowls Club on Wed, June 19th at 14.30 at home. Dress: Whites, format: 4 mixed triples.
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Forthcoming Events
On Sun, June 23rd at 12.30, President's Day. Venue: The Green. Whites

Another Win!

Back in March the bowls club fielded the winning team at Frant's quiz night. That quiz went to a tie-break question which went our way. On November 24th, a similar team confirmed that bowls is not a game for the feeble-minded by repeating the win at the latest Frant quiz night held in the Memorial Hall. The quiz was a well-supported fund-raiser for improvements to the hall.

Join us

Have you had enough of cricket or golf, knitting or flower-arranging? (No gender stereotyping here - anyone can do either.) Consider lawn bowls next. A chance to get outdoors and be competitive (but not too seriously) with a sociable crowd.

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.

The 2024 season

As I write this the 2024/25 season is almost upon us. The first roll-up is on April 16th with a barbecue. Obviously the event will be weather-dependent to a certain extent but the bar will be stocked and even if not much bowling gets done, no doubt it will be a successful social event. There are strong rumours of interest by some new members so this will be a perfect introduction.

Ditch Renovation

Those who attended the AGM back in January will be aware of the intention to lavish much of the club's limited supply of money on the end ditches. Most of this work has been completed in the last few weeks. The work seemed to go without a hitch, with Sportsmark supplying the ditch facing material and the labour to remove the old facing and glue on the new. The contract included supplying rubber mat for the ditch floors which we are to fit ourselves. President Bob has pressure washed the old facing on the long ditch on the road side to remove the moss and weed and it is now looking good enough to last a few more years. This has prompted the decision to increase the order for rubber mat to include this ditch. This has been delivered so a good turnout at the working party on April 16th should see this work to lay it in the ditches completed.

Help us

Perhaps you'd like to support the club in some way but without the excitement of playing club matches? If you can add to the bar turnover or assist with keeping the green and surrounds maintained your support would be welcomed.

The Green

The green is looking good already. The longer winter grass has been mown down to 9mm and it has been given a double dose of scarification. One or two areas are a tad sparse where levelling has been done and regrowth isn't yet as good as we'd like, but the fast growing season is not far away.

The green with a week to go before the 2024 season

The green with a week to go before the 2024 season

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