Francis Drake Bowls Club

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Another successful year for Francis Drake Bowls Club + What next

Francis Drake Bowls Club has enjoyed another very successful season. Internally there have been a variety of events, both bowling and social, including celebrating significant birthdays with members Arthur and Beryl.

The Captain's charity has been well supported and £200 will be sent to help young people with dementia.

The marquee has again given good service and has now been put to bed.

A survey has been undertaken of the green and Glendale will work during the winter months to level an area which has dropped because of subsidence near the club house. This work should be completed by the start of the next season

This year more members have entered external competitions than ever before in the life of the club resulting in some notable successes:

  • Two teams of four men travelled to Canterbury to participate in the Kent Patron's Open Competition and finished 7th and 20th out of 42 clubs from all around Kent which took part.
  • Runners up in the 'hospital' triples
  • Winners of the Men's Open Triples competition at Bethlem
  • Maintained our position in the middle of division three of the Ladies North-West Kent League
  • Winners of the BB&DBA (Beckenham and Bromley District Bowling Association) Triple League competition
  • Runner up in the Kent Ladies Singles competition
  • Represented Kent at the National Championships in Leamington Spa
  • Winners of the Lewisham and District League for the second year running.

NB. There is a space available for another local club to join this league next season

What Next?

Many members will be bowling indoors at Lewisham Indoor Bowls Club, Lower Sydenham, to continue casual and/or competitive bowling and maintain social contact with others. Francis Drake Bowls Club has a number of fixtures against indoor bowls Clubs (see fixtures).

If you would like further information regarding indoor bowling this winter or bowling at Francis Drake Bowls Club next spring please contact us. Equipment and coaching are available.