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Quiz Night (12/01/23)

The quiz night was well attended and enjoyed, raising £348.  A special thanks to Steve Akrill for setting the quiz and asking the questions.

Finals Weekend (10 & 11/09/22)

The Finals weekend matches are the culmination of the knockout matches played throughout the year.  On behalf of Leyburn Bowling Club, the secretary Philip Clarke would like to thank all those who played in the finals and also the markers whose help was very much appreciated, there was a high standard of bowling with some very close matches.  Congratulations to the winners who were:- Phil Clarke & Christopher Mainprize - The Tyson Trophy.  Sue Pitt - The Walker Cup.  Christopher Mainprize - The Todd Cup.  Kathy Benson - The Jack Ellis Cup.  Christopher Mainprize - The Wilk John Trophy and Malcolm Corps - The Barclay Cup.

It was an enjoyable weekend for both players and spectators alike, experiencing some nail biting matches. 

Christopher Mainprize holding 3 Trophies won during the finals weekend

Barclay Trophy Match

Malcolm Corps


Paul Hodgson

An example of the standard of the play from the finals weekend

Picture showing some of the club members watching and supporting the players

Darlington North Friendly Match (23/08/22)

Club members really enjoying themselves while watching the final matches

A friendly match was played against Darlington North Lodge at home, to see pictures see their facebook page.  Unfortunately the return match at Darlington was rained off after 5 or 6 ends.

Wiggington Friendly Match (14/08/22)

Leyburn bowling club hosted a friendly match against Wigginton on Sunday afternoon.  It was wonderful to see so many people, over 50 people in fact.  We all enjoyed the match and very friendly atmosphere.  A big Thank you to everyone who worked hard and contributed to the success of the event.  We would also like to thank Wigginton bowling club without which the great afternoon would not have taken place.

The match was split into 2 halves, consisting of only 7 ends each.  Normally a game would be 18 ends but considering the heat it was thought best to reduce the time on the green.  After the first session there was a break, a chance to cool down and rehydrate.  Many of the Wiggington team changed over in order to allow all their player to have a game.  Most of the Leyburn players played both halves but did not play on the same rinks in order to make things fair.  At the end of the first session the score was 2 rinks all. In the second session Wigginton won all 4 rinks and the overall score for the afternoon was Wigginton 59, Leyburn 34.

After the match more refreshments including tea and biscuits were consumed.  There were lots of prizes in the raffle which made £187.00 for the club.  See photos from the Wiggington Bowling Club tour.

Captain v President Match (07/08/22)

On Sunday 7th August the annual Captain v President match was played.  It was a good close game on all three rinks with the Presidents team winning by a narrow margin.  The photograph above shows the members just prior to the commencement of this annual event.  A good time was had by all on this nice sunny afternoon.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration (04/06/22)

Everyone attending the celebrations at the bowling club had a great time helped in part by a wonderful sunny afternoon.  The event started at 2 pm and finished at around 5 pm, a few people arriving at around 1.30 pm.  Free refreshments were served and enjoyed all afternoon.  The tombola was very popular, many people walking away with nice prizes.    The target bowls, 1 bowl Knockout and bullseye bowls were good fun as well.  Some people trying their hand for the first time.

Quiz Night Raises £252 (10/03/22)

The quiz night held on Thursday 10th May made a profit of £252 from ticket sales and the raffle.  Thanks to our quizmaster Allen and all those members who supported the event.

Clubhouse Cladding Added (15/11/21)

Following the recent removal of the old tool shed the west end of the clubhouse has had new cladding applied.  The work was ably carried out by Simon and Lindsay Godden with the assistance of Phil Clark, taking just 3 days to complete.  The new cladding certainly looks good.

Annual Awards Dinner (13/10/21)

Good to see so many members of the Leyburn Bowling Club at the annual awards dinner.  An enjoyable and sociable event celebrating the end of a good bowling season.


Thanks to all the members hard work through the year for making the club a wonderful amenity.

Finals Weekend (04&05/09/21)

Six finals were played over the weekend to decide the winner of the knockout matches played earlier in the season.  There was a good turn out of spectators who were treated to some close and exciting matches.  See Darlington & Stockton Times article. The winners are as follows:

Aussie Pairs: Kathy Benson & Phil Clark - Wilk John Cup: Steve Cotter - Barclay Cup: Chris Mainprize

Jack Ellis Cup: Steve Cotter - Walker Cup: Hazel Derby - Todd Cup: Steve Cotter


The champion player of the weekend was Steve Cotter (pictured top right) with a hat-trick of trophies. Thank you to all the markers and special thanks to Allen Harrison for arranging all the competitions.

Annual Club Photograph Captain v President Match (22/08/21)
Inaugural Match Replay Leyburn v Bedale (02/08/21)


The event was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.  The bright sunny and warm weather certainly helped.  It was so nice to see so many people in 1920's costume.  The raffle made £103 superseding the excellent £90 made from the centenary day raffle. A big thank you to everyone for making it such an enjoyable afternoon and a special thanks to those organising the event.  See article in Darlington and Stockton Times

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Bowls England - Step 4 Covid Guidance (18/07/21)


From Monday 19th July, Clubs are not required to enforce any COVID restrictions by law. Bowls England are recommending, however, that Government guidance on mask wearing indoors is still adhered to by our Clubs, and that all Clubs continue to utilise the NHS COVID app to ensure the spread of the virus is limited.  We are sure that the bowls community will respect people’s personal choices regarding masks, social distancing and their own well-being.  The club has always followed Bowls England recommendations and will continue to do so.

Centenary Day (26/06/21)

On the afternoon of Saturday 26 June we belatedly celebrated the club centenary as it could not be celebrated properly last year.  The club was established in 1920. (See the history page for more information)  To celebrate the occasion we competed for The Dennis Boyes Centenary Trophy. Congratulation to John Gorman on winning the trophy.  A big thank you to all those who organised the match, provided the food and drink and anyone who contributed to make it a pleasant afternoon.

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