On behalf of the members of Barton-le-Clay Bowls Club, we welcome you to our web site.

We are located in the beautiful Bedfordshire village of Barton-le-Clay. We have a modern club house, which is continually being enhanced by own members. The green is kept by a set of dedicated volunteers from within the club. Our Club is situated on part of the Barton Rovers football club complex, whose bar we use for some of our social events. The bowling club is entirely owned and run by its members for the benefit of its members and offers:

  • An outdoor lawn bowling green, which is open from April to September.
  • Competitive or social bowling for all ages and abilities
  • Regular matches with local and touring clubs
  • Competitive bowling at club, county and national levels
  • An active social calendar throughout the year including barbecues, charity fun-days, Whist, Dominoes and Race Nights

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Latest News

14 Aug 2017

Harmsworth Cup

Harmsworth Cup Away Team

On Sunday, 13th August, Barton’s men played and won the semi-final of the Harmsworth cup against Houghton Regis. Two rinks comprising Joe Gilheany, Lou Lewis, Trevor Leverno and Ron Worsnop, and John Shorthose, Ron Dutnall, Richard White and Terry Coles played at Houghton Regis, and two rinks comprising, Malcolm Bright, John Burr, Roy McDonald, Neil Rixon, and Barry Taylor, Neil Grainger, Pat Howarth and Colin Smith played at Barton. The final score was Barton 110 - Houghton Regis 68. Barton will meet Sandy Con in the final which will be held on Sunday, 10th September.

National Championships

Ladies Fours

Ladies Pairs

Sunday, 6th August saw the first of Barton’s ladies’ teams taking to the Leamington greens in the National finals. Bedfordshire’s Pauline Bright and Pauline White narrowly lost in the first round against Worcestershire’s Viv Hall and Joan Parfitt, 17-19. On Tuesday, Barton’s fours. Jan Brooks, Rita Grant, Betty Williams and Lesley Nunn won their first and second round matches against Oxfordshire 24-11 and Essex 21-7. Down to the last 16, Barton were drawn against Kent and lost 16-27.

Also on Tuesday, at 1pm, Barton’s Men’s Senior Fours, Ron Worsnop, Pat Howarth, Colin Smith and John Shorthose, played in the Preliminary round against Surrey and won 23 – 10. At 5.30pm, on the same day, they played the next round against Devon and narrowly lost 16 – 15. Supporters stayed to cheer them on, even though the weather was appalling with heavy rain throughout the day.


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All cars must be parked in the main football club car park. The area outside the Bowls Club is no longer designated as a car park and must not be used under any circumstances.


Open Day - Cancelled
15th April 2018 (2.30pm)
Quiz Night
5th May 2018 (7.30pm)
Captains' Day
22nd July 2018 (2.30pm)
30th Anniversary Dinner
26th August 2018 (7pm)
15th November 2018 (7.30pm)



New members are always welcome. Young or old, novice or experienced bowler; we want to hear from you. Please contact us to request more information.


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