The Club

The Club

Bradshaw Bowling Club, founded in 1911, is located on the War Memorial Ground, The Rigbys, Bolton Road, Bradshaw.  The complex provides the bowling green with a bowling pavilion, Tennis courts  with pavilion and the cricket ground with Pavilion which contains the Tavern Bar.

Bowling usually commences about the end of March and continues 7 days a week until the end of September.  Online booking of time on the green, solo or with partner or other member, is available on the HERE

Social bowling is available subject to COVID regulations, league match fixtures and internal club competitions.

The club has teams in the Bolton Mills League, the Bolton Municipal League both mixed ladies and gents, and the Bolton District Ladies League.  The green is reserved for these Leagues  on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:00pm to  9:00pm. Check the Notice board in the pavilion for when the green is reserved and team selection.  Spectators are always welcome.

Internal competitions, singles, gents and ladies pairs and mixed pairs, are arranged throughout the season. These are listed on the notice board and on the website.  A Bradshaw Open league also operates throughout the season with up to 6 teams of 6  competing on a round robin, Home and Away basis

Fund raising social events are arranged throughout the year to which all members relatives, friends and  acquaintances are welcome.  Ticket availability will be posted on the notice board and  the web site. These Events are usually held in the Tavern bar where a good selection of drinks is available. Presentation of your Bowling Club Membership Card will secure a 10% discount on the price of the drinks.

Subject to demand, Away Days are arranged which would include a light lunch, a bowling competition and an afternoon tea or evening meal, depending  on location and venue. Check the notice board for details.

You will find Membership Application forms on the MEMBERSHIP PAGES of this website for downloading and completion. All club documentation is available in the pavilion

During the season the green is cut twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings in preparation for the Local league fixtures.  The green is hired out Monday afternoons to the local WI and on Tuesday afternoons to The University of the Third Age. Check the online booking page for other green lettings.

If you require coaching in the “art” of Crown Green Bowling, members are invited on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. This is informal, light hearted, no stress tuition by one of our members. If you wish to avail yourself or family of this facility please contact the Secretary.

During the winter months, to keep the members involved, Duplicate  Bridge and Domino afternoons are held in the heated pavilion. The pavilion boasts a kitchenette, tables and chairs, male and female toilets and an administration base. During summer a seat on the viewing veranda with a drink from the Tavern  Bar or Tea or coffee from the pavilion makes for a very pleasant evening.