Alan & Cindy Hook

   Winning Team  + Terry 

Short Mat Bowls

Now cancelled

Short Mat, is a social evening played on Thursdays between 6.00 pm and 10.00 pm during the winter months from October until the end of April.

It involves 10 teams of 4 people playing at all levels of ability, who have a lot of fun.   The mat is laid in the early afternoon giving people the opportunity to practice should they wish.  

During the evening the bar is open if you fancy a tipple with your team mates or a chat with friends.


All this for £1 per person each Thursday.

If you would like to join us in the winter months, lookout for a list, to which you can add your name, this will be displayed on the Club noticeboard in September. 


We are restricted to 40 players who are able to come on a regular basis, but we welcome anyone who would like to come on an occasional basis in which case you could fit into any team on the night where a team may have an absentee.

All are welcome, if you don't want to bowl come and socialize with members over the cold winter months, it's worth getting out of the armchair for.

Elaine will be available to help with accessing the website on your phone or laptop.

2018 - 2019 Short Mat Presentations

Winning Team  -  23 games played with 15 wins

Sandra Paynter  -  David Barber

Brian Gillard     -  Terry Andrews

Best Lady Bowler  -  shots for 191 against 130 = 61

Sally Barber

Best Man Bowler  -  shots for 176 against 114 = 62

Terry Andrews

Most Improved Bowler

Arthur April - Smith

The presentation dinner  held at Thorpe Hall Golf Club was very well attended, Alan Hook

and his wife Cindy the organisers thanked all who have worked to make the 2018 -2019 season so enjoyable.

Alan reported that £747 had been collected for Club funds.

Thanks Alan and Cindy, it was great fun.