Cranborne Bowling Club, Cranborne Association Of Sports Clubs, Penny's Lane, Cranborne, Dorset. BH21 5QE

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29/11/2018 Minutes of the CBC AGM meeting on Wednesday 14th November published. See your email inbox for details. 

18/12/2018 The funeral of long standing member Ruth Jones took place today at Holtwood Methodist Church.

02/01/2019 This website wishes all Cranborne members a very happy and successful year in 2019.

14/01/2019 New members are urgently needed to help fulfill the 36 fixtures/events announced so far.

16/01/2019 Enrolment date is 26th March at 10.00am in the CASC Clubhouse. 

18/01/2019 The date of the next social from the calendar - Quiz Night by Leigh Craig at the CASC Clubhouse.

01/02/2019 Fixtures list now finalised (see 2019 calendar).

19/02/2019 Facebook link now active in site header. Just click on the icon.

27/02/2019 The club has been accepted for the Bowls Alliance package which gives all those attending the green on the following dates free coaching and a reduced first year membership of £35.

Sunday 12th May Play Bowls (same day as our open day) 10am-4pm

Tuesday 14th May Play Bowls 4 Fun day 2pm

Tuesday 22nd May Play Bowls 4 Fun day 2pm

Wednesday 5th June Play Bowls 4 Fun day 2pm

Tuesday 11th June Play Bowls 4 Fun day 2pm

All the above dates have been incorporated into the 2019 calendar.

3/03/2019 Social events revision - see 2019 Calendar.

17/03/2019 Do not forget the first friendly of the season is this Wednesday v. Wimborne (home) at 2.00pm

18/03/2019 The first friendly of the season played on a sunny, warm spring day resulted in a win for the visitors Wimborne - overall score 84 to 40. Now onto the next friendly, when Fordingbridge visit us on Wednesday 24th at 2.30pm. 

24/03/2019 Usually a victim to the weather, the match against Fordingbridge went ahead today with Cranborne coming out winners in a close match with a score of 63 to 56.

28/03/2019 The Ruth Jones Memorial Trophy was well attended today with 16 players participating in the tournament. The eventual winner was Richard Wright with Geoff Adams being the runner up. Images from the day have been added to the on green gallery section.

01/05/2019 Playing on the unfamiliar all weather green at Sixpenny Handley today, the Cranborne team went down to a 104 to 26 defeat.

15/05/2019 After success in signing 2 new players at the recent Open Day, the club ran out winners today at home in glorious sunshine in the friendly against Ringwood 58 to 42.

19/05/2019 Awaiting details of the Cranalwood Cup scheduled for today.

24/05/2019 The travelling Timber Trundlers graced the green today with a touch of nostalgia with their wooden bowls. Their strength was evident with a 83 to 45 win over the gallant Cranborne.

14/06/2019 Today's visitors to the green are old friends Mere whose Westbrook League team are currently top of the table. With the recent cancellations of the Verwood and Moordown matches (at their request) and the very poor response for members to play at Romsey (only 2 names) causing yet another cancellation, let us hope the match against Mere goes ahead. It is very sad to see the Cranborne captain let down so pitifully and members are asked why have they joined a sports club only to not play ! Let us turn the corner today and support YOUR club.

17/06/2019 A competitive match was enjoyed against Mere who always provide strong opposition. Although Cranborne lost 2 rinks to 1, it was a close contest on two rinks with the final result being decided on the last end on both. Scores - Cranborne 41 Mere 59. Nevertheless a pleasing performance for the club members. Next up is the trip to Ferndown on Friday 21st June, with a full team and a reserve bowler available for the match. 

17/06/2019 The match against Swanmore on June 26th has been cancelled.

21/06/2019 The result of the club's visit to Ferndown resulted in victory for the home team 93 shots to 54. Next match up is at home against Pelhams on Monday 24th June.

24/06/2019 In welcome warm conditions, Cranborne played well at home against a strong Pelhams team with the rinks equally divided at 2-2 with the shot count being Cranborne 62 Pelhams 65, a good result against a large club.

30/06/2019 Playing on a Sunday in pleasant conditions, the team had a great result against Lyndhurst winning on all three rinks with a shots for total of 63 and a shots against total of 43. A very satisfactory result.

05/07/2019 The first friendly in July away to Verwood resulted in a 2-2 draw on rinks although the hosts ran out winners on shots 65 to 48. Nevertheless, a pleasing performance.

22/07/2019 With the Moordown match and the Wingreen tournament not taking place, the team traveled to Wimborne. Although the home team won on the 4 rinks - 2 were only decided by one shot. Final match score 44 to 83 against.

23/07/2019 With news of the results of Sunday's Presidents Shield awaited, today we welcome the team from Sherfield English, who travel to us from near Romsey.

24/07/2019 News of the Presidents Shield held last Sunday is that the winners were Tony Busby and Geoff Adams. Runners up to them were Paul Waite and John Mills. Well done to all who participated in the competition. Pat Dommett, the President, donated all the prizes.


25/07/2019 News from the Bowls Alliance who have made a very generous contribution to the club funds by way of our recruitment of 4 new members. This is a welcome result of the clubs' Open Days and Play Bowls programme. 


06/08/2019 The service celebrating Paulene Wright's life and the scattering of her ashes will be at Cranborne Parish Church on Tuesday 13th August at 2pm.

08/08/2019 Update on recent matches : The team won at Sherfield English, the match against Shaftesbury was a victim of the weather and the match against Sixpenny Handley was cancelled because of Handley's lack of players available.

15/08/2019 Latest updates : The away match at Swanmore was won by them 92 to 43 despite the loan of 3 of their players to make up the Cranborne team. The match at Mere tomorrow has been cancelled with heavy persistent rain forecast for the day.

15/08/2019 The recently cancelled match at home to Sixpenny Handley has been rescheduled for 5th September at 2.30pm.

18/05/2019 The John Dommett BBQ was a great success today with the weather cooperating. Thanks must go to Head Chef Brian and Coordinator Denise for organizing such a splendid supply of tasty food and drink. The action on the green was a tense affair with Geoff Adams, John Mills and Geof Stuart taking the winners trophy. The whole day was enjoyed immensely by all.

23/08/2019 A good win against Ferndown today 53 to 32 shots.

28/08/2019 A tough match today away to Fordingbridge. No disgrace though losing on rinks 3 - 1 with a shot count of 57 for and 72 against.


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