Wadebridge Bowling Club was founded in 1920 , as one of three sections of Wadebridge Sports Club: cricket, tennis and bowls. We celebrated our centenary in 2021, somewhat late due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and produced a commemorative book which went to all members.

We have approximately 70 members, with Men’s and Ladies’ sections and a thriving connection with a local primary school for junior bowls. Two of our young members who came through the junior ranks, George Tinker and Harry Tinker, represented Cornwall in the Under-25 Pairs at the 2021 National Championships in Leamington Spa. George went to Leamington again in 2022 in the U-25s singles.

The Ladies run teams in the Rippon and Tamar Leagues, and the Men have two teams, in Group 2 North Divisions 1 and 2.

We also play numerous friendlies against other clubs, and hold internal club competitions and special club days and matches during the year.

We have a good club house with bar, where this year we have introduced card and contactless payments. (Don’t worry – we still take cash as well.)

The 2022 season saw several new members join us, but we’d love to see more new players in 2023, ladies and men, of all ages. Many of our best players started in their teens and have played now for decades. The bowling green is a great leveller, enabling a 90 year old and a 19 year old to play each other on equal terms.

So if you are looking for a sport combining physical skill and tactical challenge, or just to keep you active after your days of running around sports fields are done, bowls is ideal. Just ask our octogenarians how playing has been good for them! (You could ask our nonagenarian as well, but he’s a bit deaf and might not hear you…)