News
13/10/2017 Presentation evening images from the Crane Valley Golf club now on the gallery_off_green page.

28/09/2017 Top dressing to be applied to the green at 09.30 - volunteers needed please from those who did not turn up on Monday !

26/09/2017 Rinks to bed today completed. Many thanks to the club members who turned up to help, namely
Tony, Pauline, Denise, Pat, Norman, Colin, Christopher, Sheila, Leigh, Mary.
Where were all the others !!!

24/09/2017 John Dommett Cup today - images on gallery_on_green2.

21/09/2017 Finals day images now on gallery_on_green2 page !

20/09/2017 Match away at Pelhams 2.30

15/09/2017 Match away at Iford Bridge 2.30

10/09/2017 Finals day images will appear on gallery_on_green2 page soon.

10/09/2017 Highlight of the season - the internal Grand Finals day has arrived ! The line ups are as follows :

Mens Singles Final - (3 way) Tony v Norman v Christopher    Winner - Christopher
Ladies Singles Final - Pauline v Sheila                                        Winner - Pauline
Mens Pairs Final - Norman & Christopher already winners
Ladies Pairs Final - Sheila & Pauline v Pam & Mary                 Winners - Sheila & Pauline
Mixed Pairs Final - Sheila & Gordon v Pam & Christopher      Winners - Pam & Christopher

The prospect of some great entertainment and a lunch as well - a good day ahead ! Please attend if you can - let Denise know if you require the lunch.

08/09/2017 Match away at Mere 2.30

05/09/2017 match away at Ferndown 2.30

01/09/2017 Match away at Ringwood 2.30

30/08/2017 Match away at Fordingbridge 2.30

25/08/2017 Match away at Shaftesbury at 2.30pm - more players needed !

23/08/2017 Match against Kings Park (h) on this day.

18/08/2017 Match against Swanmore (h) today.

11/08/2017 Match against Mere (h) today.

08/08/2017 Match against Sherfield English (h) today.

06/08/2017 Will Cloutman BBQ.

The weather was cloudy but kind on a day that saw a
good number of members attending this function at
the club pavilion. Proceedings started with the obligatory
'spider', won by Gordon. This was followed by the singles
bowling competition contested by 16 members. The
competitive final was eventually won by Stephen (image)
over club captain Tony.
A tasty barbecue of hot dogs and beefburgers was cooked
by chief chef Alan and washed down by lashings of Pims
dispensed by experienced bartender Norman.
Later in the day, during a break in the singles competition,
tasty scones, jam and clotted cream, supplied by Pauline
and served by the catering manager Denise and her staff
Pat. These were so delicious that a suggestion was put
forward that we served them at all home matches !
A mammoth raffle followed,  and the day concluded with the bowls singles final.
Finally, congratulations must go to Pauline for an event well organised and executed and
also thanks to those who helped with clear up afterwards.

06/08/2017 Will Cloutman BBQ at the Pavillion 12.00 noon.

02/08/2017 Coffee morning at the Pavillion today 10.30am.

27/07/2017 Match against our neighbours Sixpenny Handley (h) today.

24/07/2017 Match against Shaftesbury (h) cancelled.

16/07/2017 Presidents Shield (internal competition) to be played for on this date at 1.00pm.

10/07/2017 Moordown are the visitors to the green today at 2.30pm and a keen match is expected.

07/07/2017 Next fixture due on this date against Ferndown (h) depending on a positive response to the request for players.

04/07/2017 The first Bowls Dorset coaching session for new players took place on the green today in perfect weather conditions.

30/06/2017 Fixture against Romsey (a) Saturday 1st July cancelled - insufficient players.

29/06/2017 Today's fixture against Gillingham (h) cancelled. Next fixture v.Romsey (a) is on Saturday 1st July. More players needed please.

29/06/2017 Next fixture Cranborne v Gillingham today at home (2.30pm). Players for the many friendlies following this are needed. Please see the team sheets in the Pavillion.

26/06/2017 Away fixture v Sherfield English next on Tuesday at 2.30pm.

22/06/2017 The fixture v. Sixpenny Handley (away) on Friday is in need of additional players - please support the club and play in this match.

18/06/2017 A long time former member of Cranborne Bowling Club, Phyliss Murphy has recently donated a set of bowls to the club. Phyllis is currently in Allenbrook Nursing Home, Fordingbridge. Any visitors are welcome and she would be pleased to see you.

17/06/2017 Wingreen Trophy 2017 - On a classic summer day, some great bowling by teams from Cranborne, Mere and Tisbury produced a contest where Mere emerged as the eventual trophy winners. This all-day competition finished with an excellent cream tea and raffle. Congratulations to all those who helped to make such a success of the occasion both on and off the green.

11/06/2017 Home fixture against Lyndhurst drawn (3 rinks played, 40 shots all).

09/06/2017 Home fixture against Ringwood lost (3 rinks played).

05/06/2017 Home fixture against Swanmore cancelled.

26/05/2017 Fixture completed on 3 rinks at Moordown.

22/05/2017 Amended fixture list released - see fixtures_2017 page and calendar page.

19/05/2017 Return fixture against Verwood at home.

18/05/2017 Images from the Cranalwood Trophy day now on the gallery_on_green page taken by Pauline.

17/05/2017 Fixture against Swanmore (a) called off because of heavy rain causing an unplayable green at Swanmore.

15/05/2017 Cranborne Ladies match against Verwood Ladies today had to be called off because of heavy rain.

14/05/2017 Cranalwood Trophy day at the green. Awaiting results and images.

12/05/2017 First fixture completed at Verwood (3 rinks x 3). A very pleasant match against our hosts.

10/05/2017 Fingers crossed the weather does not interfere with our local derby v. Verwood on Friday.

08/05/2017 Fixture against Kings Park cancelled - insufficient players again.

07/05/2017 Second open day on the green. We thank the visitors who came to our green yesterday.

06/05/2017 Many thanks to those club members who were in attendance for our open day today and those attending tomorrow. Also the club would like to thank our sponsor, Mr. Peter Douch for his support in visiting us today.

05/05/2017 Article in Stour and Avon Magazine dated May 5th 2017 :
"Cranborne Bowling Club opened their season with their annual Presidents v Captains match which the Captain's won handsomely. Cranborne are unique amongst bowling clubs in that they only play friendly matches yet have sufficient fixtures to give them a full on season. Their open days are on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May from 10-4pm at their green in Pennys Lane, Cranborne to which everyone is invited. Pictured are the winning side in front of their refurbished pavilion and patio."
(The image referred to can be seen on the gallery_on_green page.)

02/05/2017 Many thanks are extended to the 7 club members who formed the working party as requested - Tony, Pauline, Pat, Lee, Christopher, Sheila and Richard.

02/05/2017 Working party at 9.30am - all members welcome.

30/04/2017 Fixture against Fordingbridge (h) rained off.

26/04/2017 Fixture against Iford Bridge (a) on Friday 28th April now cancelled.

24/04/2017 Breaking News
New fixture added for Fiday 28th April  v. Iford Bridge 2.30pm (a)

20/04/2017 Do not forget the President's team  v Captain's team match is on Sunday 23rd April at 1pm at the green.

19/4/2017     Statement from Westbrook Triples League

" NEW SEASON WITHOUT CRANBORNE

The Westbrook Mixed Triples League will be competed amongst only nine clubs this year with the late withdrawal of Cranborne Bowls Club. Cranborne can be used as a good example of the trend of low membership within the game of bowls. The difficulty for Cranborne was the lack of lady bowlers which had fallen to the level at which they were unable to field 3 rinks of mixed triples. Cranborne are not alone in this struggle.
The remaining Clubs are keen to get the show on the road and start what will be a very enjoyable season - good luck and good bowling."


18/04/2017 Breaking News
The home friendly fixture against Wimborne on 19/04/2017 has been cancelled.

14/04/2017
Please note the additional friendly fixtures against Mere, Sherfield English and Sixpenny Handley have been added to the Calendar page (June to August).

11/04/2017 Wake Up Day
New marquee installed, ditch mats in place and repainting of benches completed. Many thanks to all those who helped. First roll up day on 13/04/2017

04/4/2017 Urgent Reminder
Please remember the Green wake up day is on the 11th April at 9.30am and we need as many members as possible to help with the erection of the new replacement marquee as well as other tasks including installing the ditch mats etc.

20/3/2017
More photos have been added to the gallery, kindly supplied by Pauline.

15/3/2017
News from the green - construction of a patio area in front of the clubhouse is underway and the bowling green has had it's first (very) high cut.




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