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

Presidents Day 2022

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 on Tuesdays during the winter season. The short mat club is not playing league matches this season.

What's occurring?

Last Match
Last match: Sat, September 24th versus Deanland. Result: Deanland 44, Frant 52
Next Match
Next match is against Ringmer Bowls Club on Wed, April 26th at 14.30 at Ringmer Dress: Greys, format: 4 mixed triples.

The Green

The green was not at its best at the start of the 2022 season as a result of maintenance on a reduced budget during the previous two seasons. However, at the end of the season it is looking as good as ever and should provide the good bowling surface other clubs have come to expect. Those members who are on the rota for mowing the green and the one for maintaining the surrounds have all done a good job to get the green to this condition.

2022 A Special Year

Frant celebrated the platinum jubilee on June 3rd and the bowls club's members were on the green all day welcoming all and sundry to come and have a go at bowls. It was busy for most of the time with aspiring bowlers of all ages either having a go for the first time or in some cases returning to a sport they had played years ago and considering a return to the game. We had  hoped that some of these would reappear at our Tuesday roll-ups and we'd get them signed up as members. Unfortunately this didn't happen but there are plenty of Tuesdays in a season for people to come along at around 4.30pm and get introduced to bowls.

Our centenary match was held on 10th July. We played a match against four of the clubs that were our opponents in the early days of Frant Bowls Club: Rotherfield, Wadhurst, Uckfield and Groombridge. Each of these clubs supplied a triples and Frant played all these triples simultaneously. The result was ideal for the challengers but the day was a great success with a sumptuous tea provided by Frant members. The picture 

Frant Bowls Club 1925

shows the club's members soon after its formation in the 1920s.

End of Season

The green has now been "put to bed" for the winter, and a successful repetition of the Curry Lunch earlier in the year was held in October. Norman Connolly donned his pinny to make the event a success and a good fund-raiser.

Curry chef

The venue for the awards dinner on November 25th is Crowborough Beacon Golf Club.