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 80 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, reaching the quarter finals.

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

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

It is fair to say that our playing numbers were depleted by the pandemic, as many of the older players particularly stayed away. We hope to see many of them back in the new season 2022.

But we also want to see new players, 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 to keep you active after your days of running around a football or cricket pitch 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…)