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 and produced a commemorative book which went to all members.

We have approximately 60 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, have represented Cornwall several times in the last few years at the National Championships in Leamington Spa. 

The Ladies run teams in the Rippon and Tamar Leagues. The Men have two teams, in Group 2 North Divisions 1 and 2, and have entered the East Cornwall Bowls League for 2024.

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 (named 'The Extra End') taking card and contactless payments as well as cash.

Our 'Taster Day' in April saw over a dozen new members join us, but we’d love to see more new players in 2024, 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!