Cambridge and District League

Matches in the Cambridge and District league consist of 4 rinks of 3 players. String is used to mark the edge of each rink and if a bowl touches or crosses the string it is declared dead. If the jack (or cot) touches or crosses the string then the end is declared dead. Each rink plays 18 ends and a point is scored for each of your team’s bowls that are within a yard of the jack and which are nearer to the jack than any of the opponents bowls. A match point is awarded for each winning rink and three extra match points are awarded to the team with the highest aggregate score. The format of the game is known locally as "roving cot".

All matches are played in the evenings; from May to July the start time is 6.30pm; in August, matches start at 6.15pm

After the match a light tea is provided; this usually consists of some sandwiches and cake together with a cup of tea or coffee. For Longstanton’s home matches, the tea is held in the conservatory of the Longstanton Pavilion; cold drinks are available from the bar.

Longstanton Bowls Club has two teams in the Cambridge and District League; both teams consist of male and female players. The Longstanton first team is in Division 2 and the Longstanton ‘A’ team is in Division 5.