About Us

Longstanton Bowls Club was formed in 1985 when a group of residents from Longstanton, who were interested in playing bowls, got together and decided to build a new bowls green. Since the bowls green opened in 1987, the club has entered various leagues and competitions with varying degrees of success. Check out the club history for more information.

The bowls green is located on the recreation ground right next to the Longstanton Pavilion on the Over Road. For directions check out Contact Us.

The bowls green is usually open from mid April to early September each year. For 2020, the club opening day will be Saturday 18th April at 2pm.

The club enters teams in three local leagues: the Cambridge and District League, the Ely and District League and the Business Houses League. A light tea is provided after the Cambridge and District League matches. Matches in the Cambridge and District League and in the Business Houses League are held on week-day evenings; matches in the Ely and District League take place on Monday and Friday afternoons. There are also some afternoon fixtures at the weekends when friendly matches with other clubs take place.

As well as these league matches the club hosts roll-ups for members every Monday evening during the season and these are an ideal opportunity for new members to find out more about the club or the game of bowls. Since 2015, the club has also held a weekly drive for members on Thursday afternoons; this includes a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Also, each year the club runs a number of competitions for its members, culminating in a Finals Day that is held in early September.

The club draws most of its membership from Longstanton and the surrounding villages of Bar Hill, Swavesey, Over, Willingham, Oakington and Cottenham. Longstanton Bowls Club will be the nearest bowls club to the new town of Northstowe.

The Longstanton Bowls Club organizes various social events for the members through the year.

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