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Join the club

If you think you would like to try your hand at bowls, please get in touch. HBC is open to everyone: For the experienced player there are plenty of opportunities to play, and for the beginner plenty of opportunities to learn. Training sessions can be arranged to put new members on the right track. To start with, you can borrow some bowls to have a go, so the only "equipment" you need are flat shoes that won't damage the green. You will be made most welcome.

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The outdoor season lasts from the beginning of May until the end of August. The Club plays in various leagues and, as well as playing at home, we also have away matches with other local clubs. Matches are mostly played on weekday evenings and last a couple of hours.

League matches are played with teams of three. You don't have to play in league matches if you don't want to. We have in-club competitions and 'roll-ups' - informal matches between members - on Saturday and Monday afternoons or at any time when the green is not booked for other matches or maintenance. There are also BBQ afternoons which provide an opportunity for members and guests to take part in a friendly competition and enjoy a convivial afternoon.

If you join, membership costs £30 a year, and then each time you play in a league or county match there is a "green fee" of £2. We are keen to encourage youngsters to join in and learn to play and will organise training sessions for them.
There is also a reduced subscription for junior members.


Anyone who joins the club and plans to play in league matches will need to buy a shirt in the club colours, although casual wear is permitted for roll-ups, BBQs and some cup matches.

For more information about how to get the club shirts and how much they cost,  please contact Stuart Elliott on 01493 740909/ or John Parsons at the number below.

You can see full details of the club's dress code here

To find out more about playing bowls at the club please contact our Secretary John Parsons on 07717 683741 or email


You can download an application form for the club


To read a copy of the Hickling Bowls Club rules click


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