Thornhill Bowling Club
Thornhill Bowling Club is a popular bowling club situated about 2 miles from the centre of Dewsbury just off the B 6117
With approximately 50 members of all ages and abilities you can be sure to have plenty of games of bowls. We have teams entered in the Heavy Fixtures Woollen, Ossett & Horbury, Spen Valley Veterans, North Kirklees Veterans and Saturday Parks Leagues.
We have flood lights installed so as to allow evening games to be played in early and late season.
The green is closed in October and opened again in March. Much maintenance work is carried out during the closed season as well as any necessary in the active season
Thornhill Bowling Section thrives on building social interaction between clubs whilst playing a challenging and fun sport. Thornhill play in a variety of leagues covering all levels of skill, including areas in Wakefield, Huddersfield and Leeds. Our section welcomes both experienced bowlers, as well as those new to the sport and encourage them to understand and learn more about this multi skilled game. Get in touch with any of our Committee members: Ryan Mitchell, Mandy Mitchell, Jenny Gray, Bob Collomousse, Hazel Cullen, Claire Price or Lillian Gray to find out how you can get into this unique sport
Age groups from 12 upwards
2021 – Heavy Woollen Parks Winners
Membership fee is dependent on age £11 Juniors/OAPs £22 for adults
League is played May-October
Brief History of The Bowling Club
Although bowls was obviously played in Thornhill for many years (a bowling green is shown situated below the farm on an old map.) Bowls began to be played here at Thornhill Cricket & Tennis Club in 1908 and with the demise of the Tennis Club in 1909 the name was changed to the Thornhill Cricket & Bowling Club, and the name still lasts to this day. Many things have happened since then with teams, both Juniors and Seniors winning many matches and competitions. Added to this are the necessary changes to the equipment as materials wear out. A refurbished hut was purchased with the help of grants from Kirklees Metropolitan Council last year and the green was brought into a better condition by much hard work from some of our members and a professional greenkeeper.
Aims of the Bowling Club
The main aim of the club is to provide a good environment for people of all ages who wish to participate in bowling and to encourage and support all members in every way.