Highcliffe Short Mat Bowls Club

Highcliffe Short Mat Bowls Club was formed in 1995 when a Methodist Church member Peter Boustred purchased a mat and equipment which he was reimbursed once the club became established.

Currently we have 4 mats of which 3 are in regular use and as a means of easing the workload when rolling mats up in 2008 with the assistance of Lottery Funding an electric machine was purchased along with two new mats.

We hold 3 sessions a week at The Highcliffe Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Mondays 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm which is recognised as Club Night where dress code of Grey below the waist and Club Royal Blue Polo Shirts are  worn, but is optional. We have a Thursday afternoon session  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm which is ideal for beginners and an evening session 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm and at these sessions casual dress is worn.

We try to encourage new members to come and give the game a go and have bowls which they may use for a trial period without the expense of purchasing new bowls when starting, experience is not required and the game is soon picked up. The only stipulation we apply is Flat Soled Shoes Must be worn at all times, we have a few pairs which can be borrowed (depending on size). With regard to membership we are able to take on a few new Thursday afternoon bowlers and also Monday or Thursday  evening bowlers, please contact us via the Contact Page.

Currently we have two teams of registered players "Highcliffe Knights" and "Highcliffe Castle" (Division 4) who are in the Dorset Association (DSMBA) and play regular games during the league season (September to April) against other Dorset Clubs. Last season unfortunately Highcliffe Knights finished bottom of Division one and will play in Division 2 next season. Highcliffe Castle had a good year and finished second in Division and will be promoted to Division Three next season. Registered league players can also play in Dorset Competitions.





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