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Betley Bowling Club

Our official name is ‘Betley and District Village Hall Bowling Club’, you don't have to live in Betley, people from a wide area are welcome to play and become members.

Betley’s green, in its lovely village setting just behind the village hall, was developed as a crown green in the late 1980s as part of the extension to village hall activities that was taking place at the time.

The club is now well established with a wide cross section of members supporting four league teams.

A game for everyone

Bowls helps people of all ages to keep fit and healthy, enjoy friendly competition and to have an enjoyable social life. It’s easy to learn. There will always be someone on hand who is able to advise on the basics of the game and how to play, plus from time to time professional coaching sessions are organised.



Subject to pre arranged league matches etc. and maintenance members are able to use the green at any time, whether it’s for individual practise or to play with a group of other members on a social basis. Additionally, there are the following more structured opportunities


Find out More

For more information please contact Rachel Alcock , just click here to email her. or phone her on 01270 820136. Or contact Tony Turner on 01782 751653 or email him here.


The cost of membership is £40 a year plus a small fee per person per match if playing in a league or friendly game. We also welcome non members to play, if they are accompanied by a member, for £2 a session. New members can join for their first year at a discounted rate.

League Teams

The club enters teams in the following leagues:-

All teams play every week throughout the season which lasts from early April through to mid-September.

Access to League Fixtures and Statistics

The Crown green association and the leagues have comprehensive web sites that provide details of club fixtures, results, player averages and other statistical information.

To find the team fixture list go to the site, linked below. For the ladies team and Newcastle team choose tables, then select Betley from the division 2 list. For the veteran league site just select the Betley team from the appropriate division list.

Staffordshire Counties Ladies Bowling Association Our ladies team is in division 2.

Newcastle Borough Mid-week Bowling League Our team is in division 2.

Crewe and Nantwich Veterans Bowling League Our A team is in division 2, the B team is in division 3.


Friendlies dates

Audley		Away	27th April		6pm
Trentham	Home	3rd  May		2pm
Stone		Home	10th May		2pm
Nomads		Away*	7th June		2pm 
Barthomley	Away	14th June		2pm
Marriott House	Away	28th June		2pm
Audley		Home	13th July		6pm
Trentham	Away	26th July		2pm
Nomads		Home	9th Aug			2pm
Marriott House	Home	16th Aug		2pm
Barthomley	Home	23rd Aug		2pm
Stone		Away	20th Sept		2pm 

( *At the Westlands)

Club Event Dates

Chairman’s Day - Saturday 30th May at Betley 12pm.
Carter Cup - Saturday 5th September at Betley 12pm.
Stone Challenge Cup - Away Sunday 13th September (Team of 4).
Capper Doubles - Saturday 3rd October at Betley 12pm.

End of Season

We will be ending our season at the beginning of October after the Capper Cup event. This will allow work to improve the green in readyness for the 2021 season.