About the Game

The basic premise of the game is to get your bowls closer to the jack than your opponent. This however is not as easy as you might think. Crown Green Bowls is tactical and skillful and offers anyone wishing to take up the sport a challenge and many other positives, such as…


We need to dispel some myths - many people do not view it as a competitive sport. Like all sports it is!! Many of the best bowlers have played competitive team games to a good standard cricket, rugby, football and enjoy the sport.

It combines the individual one on one aspects of golf & snooker into a team environment with 8, 10 or 12 person teams representing the club in league and cups.

Alternatively you can enter a wide range of individual, prestigious competitions and compete on your own against other bowlers in the area. All trying to win the competition and the prize money.


If you enjoy socialising and meeting new people Crown Green Bowls is ideal.

You can meet new people bowling socially (not in the leagues) and arrange to meet friends and other bowlers for a friendly game. The green is available from March - October for social bowling. Ideal for a pleasant afternoon's gentle exercise with good company.

Social events are common place either enjoying a drink after the game, during a planned evening out or on an end of season presentation evening. You are certain to meet new people and make new friends.


Open to all ages, sexes, abilities and walks of life

Players come from all sorts of backgrounds e.g. students, varied occupations and retirees, all are welcome. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are or your ability to play another sport, Crown Green Bowls is easy to play but a challenge to master. A sport where age and gender do not matter - children, ladies and over 60's are able to compete truly on a level playing field in this sport of concentration and skill.

Leagues we play in

Played on different days with multiple team for different levels of ability, to give any member the chance to experience competitive team games.

Harrogate League

Played on: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.
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Harrogate Vets League

Played on: Friday afternoons.

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Tadcaster League

Played on: Thursday evenings.

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Airedale & Wharfedale League

Played on: Saturday afternoons.

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