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About Us OLD

A very warm welcome to Amersham Bowls Club!

Bowls is a great sport. It is easy to learn, provides an outdoor physical activity and introduces an instant supportive community. Minimal equipment is required and all ages can participate.

Played at the highest level, bowls is a very skilful game, but it is an inclusive sport and can be played purely for social enjoyment.

At Amersham, we cater for everyone. There are opportunities for competitive bowling playing in leagues and cup competitions, but there are plenty of alternatives for casual and friendly participation. The bowls community is mutually supportive and our interaction with other clubs results in encounters played in good spirit. Laughter is not frowned upon, it is a common occurrence!

We have a dynamic and enthusiastic committee and as a result significant improvements have been made to our facilities over the last few years. We constantly strive to make the experience better.

Do come to meet us in the beautiful setting of Hervines Park. We are sure you will enjoy the experience. Bring the family, it is open to all!

David Balderson, Club Chairman



Amersham Bowls Club was founded in 1934 and moved to its present location in Hervines Park in 1965.

Our Green

We have a six rink green, maintained professionally with the aid of voluntary help from members. It is considered one of the best in the area and receives many favourable comments from visiting players.

Our Sporting achievements

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Our Social activities

During the season, we have several fun bowling events. The annual Bonaza Day usually involves some form of special dress and is often followed by a barbeque.
Social event such as quizes and whist drives are held monthly during the off season.

Mixed pairs


The club is keen to introduce the game of bowls to young people and those with disabilities. Sessions have been arranged with local schools, uniformed organisations, clubs for people with learning disabilities etc.
If any organisation would llike to explore the possibilty of its members coming as a group, for a special session, please contact us.


Members of the local U3A use our green for a weekly session each Wednesday morning (10.30 am - 12.30 pm) Details from Margaret Stickland Tel 01494 431698

Bowls Miscellany  

Bowls don't roll straight
Lawn bowls have a bias, as they slow, they move to the left (forehand) or right (backhand) * allowing them (with skill) to bypass obstructing bowls blocking the jack.
* This applies to right handed players. It is the opposite for left-handers.

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Bowls has been played in England since the 13th century, possibly earlier. Southampton Old Bowling Green, dating from 1299 is believed to be the world's oldest.

Sir Francis Drake
Legend has it that Sir Francis waited until until he finished his game on Plymouth Hoe before setting sail to successfully defeat the "Spanish Armada." In reality he was waiting for the right wind conditions.!