The Club

Frant Bowls Club is based in Frant, East Sussex. It is easy to find the green by the 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.


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 23rd versus Deanland.
Next Match
Next match is against Ringmer Bowls Club on Wed, April 24th, 2024 at 14.30 at Ringmer Dress: Greys, format: 4 mixed triples.
Forthcoming Events
On Tue, September 26th at 16.30, Last roll-up of season. Venue: The Green. Weather permitting
On Sat, September 30th at 09.30, Autumn Working Party. Venue: The Green.
On Tue, October 3rd at 09.00, Autumn green work . Venue: The green . Top dressing, seeding, ladder dragging

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 current season is now nearing its conclusion. A recent match against Uckfield started on a fine evening with a dramatic sky developing in the West. One rink had to call it a day after only 16 ends to establish places in the food and bar queue before all was gone!

Home match v Uckfield, August 23rd 2023

Our inter-club match results show a predominance of wins with only a few remaining to be played before the end of the season.

The finals day, August 25th, was completed with rain only slightly marring proceedings. The day was well attended with recent members featuring in all but one competition.

Jeff Holloway and Peter McDonald won the drawn pairs final in the morning leaving Ray Kemp and Shirley Jefferey runners up. After the usual excellent lunch the final of the President's Cup was the first to finish in which Colin Skinner, in his first season won against Rob Neve.

The Two Wood competition was played between Brian Cook and Diane Young with Brian emerging the winner.
In the final final of the day Audrey Hall overtook husband Chris in the last two ends of the Open competition, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! An exciting end to an excellent day.

This Website

The website has recently undergone major internal changes although few differences should be noticed by users. This is a phenomenon known as 'creeping elegance' in which a developer uses more up-to-date techniques for the benefit of his own ego rather than for any material gain. Often this results in mistakes being made and the introduction of irritating bugs. Should any failings of the site be noticed please report them to who will humbly apologise and (with luck) quickly correct.
Chris Hall, webmaster

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.

Blast from the Past

Looking back through some old files recently I noticed that I had got a copy of a photograph I took in order to create the digital logo that the club has been using for the last few decades. It is a photo of the breast pocket of a blazer worn by one of the Frant players when I first joined the club. It was probably Johnny Sheepwash, who introduced me to bowls and who sold me his old bowls when he bought a new set. I still play with them.

The club's badge was embroidered on the pocket using silvery thread.

Blazer pocket badge

Blazer badge - late 1980's?