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Welcome to Calne Short Mat Bowls Club
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Indoor Short Mat Bowling at the Beversbrook Sports Centre
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Gentle indoor exercise in a friendly environment


Thanks for visiting the Calne Short Mat Bowls website. Hopefully it is because you would like to know more about us, either as a newcomer or perhaps as a bowler looking to join a local club. New members are always welcome. Our aim is to be a friendly, welcoming and sociable club, providing a sport that gives gentle exercise for all.

Our Club

We are based at The Beversbrook Sports and Community Facility, Beversbrook Lane, Calne (A3102), in the sports hall. We hold three sessions per week and run throughout the year. We enjoy a good social atmosphere, and for those who enjoy competitive bowling we belong to the Wiltshire Short Mat Bowling Association Winter League. We also have players that play in county competitions, but non-competitive, social bowling is the basis of what we do.

Try Bowling!

Why not join us. Our sessions are as shown under the club heading. All you need to play is a pair of flat soled shoes or trainers and your first three sessions, together with coaching if required, are completely free.

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Latest News

Internal Competition results Nov 23 – Apr 24

We are now halfway through the season and as the qualifying number of games to take part in the competition is 40, only members who have played a minimum of 20 games are included, the top 5 for Ladies and...
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Practice session number 2 Friday 26th April 2024

We held our second practice session on Friday afternoon, run by Terry, another great success with Terry fielding lots of questions on techniques, etc. Florence was also given an outing with John and Stuart, still much to learn! For photos...
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Florence arrived, as expected on Thursday 25th April 2024

The Calne Mayor, Director of Council Services, Manager of the Leisure centre and Members of the club were there to welcome the new electric roller to the Club, Duncan Whitehead the M.D. of Whitehead Bowls let us know that all...
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New Electric 3 mat roller arrival 25th April 2024 – 2.30pm

Good news at last. Our new roller will be arriving at Beversbrook next Thursday 25th April at 2-30pm. It is an important step forward for the club as it means more members will be able to use it to put...
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Latest internal league tables. November to March 2024

The latest top five are posted in the members section. In the Ladies league there has been a change at the top with unfortunately Sue having a difficult March and dropping to 6th, 2 ladies have had great months, Carol...
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2024 Friday 22nd March – Practice session

Last night members were invited to a practice session, 18 members booked a place, the session was run by Terry, along with 5 helpers - Ann, John, Pat, Stuart and Phil. The purpose was it let members learn about aspects...
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