History

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.

History of Longstanton Bowls Club
Season
1985Bowls club was formed and a committee was elected to oversee the construction of a new bowls green on the recreation ground at Longstanton.
1987Bowls green was opened for friendlies and some club competitions.
1988Club entered teams in the County Triples and Cambridge & District Leagues.
1991Ray Hookham and Ken Giles won the Secretary and Treasurers' Cup in the Cambridge & District League.
1992Won the Willstanton Cup - the first annual competition against Willingham Bowls club.
1993John Parr, Ray Hookham and Roy Saberton—runners-up in Samworth Cup in the Cambridge & District League.
1997Longstanton were Champions of Division 3 of the Cambridge & District League and promoted to Division 2.
1998Club entered a second team in the Cambridge & District League. Longstanton A won the wooden spoon in Cambridge & District League. Won Willstanton Cup. Won Fred Pearman Trophy - the first annual competition against University Press Bowls Club; a charity match in memory of Fred Pearman who was a founder member of Longstanton Bowls Club.
1999Won Willstanton Cup and Fred Pearman Trophy.
2000Longstanton A won the wooden spoon in Cambridge & District League. Won Willstanton Cup and Fred Pearman Trophy. Keith Brazier—runner-up in Keith Gatward Cup (C & D League Over 60s)
2001Won Fred Pearman Trophy.
2003Longstanton A won the wooden spoon in Cambridge & District League.
2004Longstanton A won the wooden spoon in Cambridge & District League. Won Willstanton Cup.
2005Club withdrew team from the County Triples League. Club entered two men's teams and one mixed team in the Business Houses League. Roy Saberton and Helen Collins—runners-up in Business Houses Mixed Pairs Competition. The First Team finished runner-up in Division 3 and was promoted to Division 2 of Cambridge & District League. Won Willstanton Cup and Fred Pearman Trophy.
2006Club withdrew one men's team from the Business Houses League. The First Team was relegated from Division 2 to Division 3 of Cambridge & District League. Won Fred Pearman Trophy.
2007Club celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first ever match with a friendly match against Barton Bowls Club. The First Team was relegated from Division 3 to Division 4 of Cambridge & District League. Club withdrew second men's team from the Business Houses League. A new irrigation system was installed.
2008Club rejoined Cambridgeshire County Triples League. Triples team finished as runner-up in its division.
2009Club joined Cambridgeshire Ladies County Triples League for the first time.
2010Club withdrew teams from the Cambridgeshire Ladies County Triples League and the Men’s Country Triple League.
2013Longstanton first team finished second in Cambridge & District League Division 4 and then promoted to Division 3. Won Fred Pearman Trophy.
2014Longstanton first team finished second from bottom of Cambridge & District League Division 3 and then relegated to Division 4. Marion Edwards and Paul Walsham were runners up in the Cambridge & District’s Secretary and Treasurers’ Competition. Longstanton won Division 2 of the Indoor/Outdoor league at Cambridge Chesterton Indoor Bowls Club.
2015Longstanton A finished top of the Business Houses Pairs League Mixed Division 2 and were promoted to Division 1 of that league. Longstanton A finished third in the Cambridge and District League Division 5, the highest position ever for that team.
2016Longstanton finished second in the Cambridge and District Division 4 and were promoted to Division 3 of that league. Also, Longstanton A finished second in the Cambridge and District League Division 5, and were promoted into Division 4 of the league. In the Business Houses League Mixed Division 2, Longstanton B finished third and narrowly missed out on promotion. Won Willstanton Cup.

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