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Welcome to our web site. If you are interested in our activities, please contact the Secretary.

The club plays on the Lower Green at Norton Common, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire.

We cater for people who wish to bowl without the restrictions of serious competition. We are a friendly club and all members, whatever their bowling abilities, are given equal opportunities to play. 

Membership is subject to the approval of the committee.


Anyone, experienced or novice, who wishes to join, should contact the secretary on 01462 635810 or email simontory@ntlworld.com.    


  Our post code is SG6 4UE

Last Edited : 26 November 2018

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Presentation Dinner - Change of Time !!!!

Please note that the presentation dinner is now 1830 for 1900.


WW1 Evening


This event took place on Saturday 10th November and was a great success. Well done to Dorothy and the other helpers and indeed to those that attended. A couple of pictures are in the Gallery


Coffee Morning

On Friday 14th December there will be a coffee morning in the clubhouse from 10 a.m. to noon.


Whist Is Running again each Wednesday at 1345 for a 1400 start.


Fixtures results

2018 Results were :- WON 9 LOST 15 DRAWN 1 Cancelled 11

2017 Results were Won 17 Lost 19 Shots for 2189 against 2366   


Erm Very Nice

Our last game of the season was away to Three Horseshoes at Shepallbury Park. It consisted of three triples and on the windiest day of the season, we were losing at the half way stage and even though we were treated to a superb selection of cakes, including fresh Cream, it made no difference to the result and we ended up losing but i cant remember the score !


Wow Royston!

My fist visit to Royston for one our last games before the season ends and I have to say how impressive the clubhouse is and on top of that the green bowled superbly.


Anyway onto the game , It started off on a dry note and the bowls were flowing on the greens , After 9 ends i made it that we were 1 up overall so all to play for. The clouds started building and after a few spots of rain about 13 ends in I had a quick check and thought we were winning. With a couple of end to go the rain then decided to fall so everyone grabbed for there waterproofs. At the end the results were annouced and we ended up losing 63-62 in a very close but enjoyable game.


Final Day Saturday 1st Septemeber 2018


Results on the right.




Annual Presentation evening        

  30th Nov at Letchworth Golf Club 

1830 for 1900 Dinner.


Please add your name to the list in the clubhouse.


This years Menu Choice.


1.       Classic Prawn Cocktail                                                   

2.       Garlic Mushrooms on Brioche Toast                               

3.       Tai Fish Cakes with salad garnish and Sweet Chill Sauce


Main Course

4.     Fillet of cod with a Herb Crust  and a creamy Parsley sauce                

5.     Tuscan Chicken Sun Dried tomatoes and a White wine sauce

6.     Honey Roast loin of Pork With Apricot Stuffing and Crackling



7      Apple and Raspberry Crumble Served with Custard

8.     Strawberry Cheesecake

9.     Vanilla Panna Cotta


Followed by Coffee and Mints.


PLEASE NOTE. Cheques to be made payable to North Herts Bowls Club and sent to Mrs Dorothy Harrison after the 1st November.


Reports Hitchin and Biggleswade


It was Still very hot against Hitchin so we played 12 ends. After 6 ends we were leading by 5 shots and with the final end to go i made it we were up 1 shot. However getting the final result was disappointing as we lost 42-30 (Think my maths must have gone wrong or we had some disastrous last ends. At Biggleswade the weather had subsided and it was a nice day to play bowls, After 9 ends i think we were down by about 5 shots but finished up by losing 73-47  (from Memory). However afterwards we were treated to a superb meal and great hospitality (and i won first prize in the raffle) so an enjoyable day for which Biggleswade should be congratulated.


Reports Willian and Steeple Morden

First Willian , On the hottest day of the year so far it was decided that we would only play 12 ends. At the halfway stage we were losing by 11 shots, I'm afraid there was no comeback this time so home advantage (?) didn't help as we ended up losing 42-30.


Now Steeple Morden . On the windiest day of the outside season , again we were losing at the halfway stage (well Actually 12 ends). We were then treated to a lovely salad and cakes but again we couldn't comeback and lost 75-63. 


Gala Day 2018

Well This years Gala Day arrived and as Mike said at the AGM, it was guaranteed to be a sunny day after Dorothy brought the umbrellas ! and so it proved to be. On a baking hot day 24 teams took part. Some old friends turned up in the form of Joan Rudge, Eileen Smith and Rose Saunders. Also several other past bowlers from other clubs turned up. It was a pleasure to see them.


The spider was great fun and we managed to raise 78 for the Samaritans so thanks to all who took part.


The day itself Raised 787.90 so again a big thanks to all for your contributions, Also a Very big pat on the back to Dorothy and all the others who managed to make it a success.


The winners were Avril Straw along with Sue and Colin Cole, Congratulations to them.


Top Three

Avril Straw 17 Points Shot difference +47

Sam Salmon 17 Points Shot difference +15

Ann Gulliver 15 Points Shot difference +25


The pictures as supplied by Geoff Barratt and some added ones by Paul Riseborough can be seen on the photo gallery link.



At Long Last I have managed to get the Pictures from The Presentation  Dinner Held in December 2017. Click on Gallery to View. 




If people want there result put on the website or a short report of a fixture then please email me at andrew.denniss@virgin.net or text me on 07818 664274. If you phone and i'm out I'm bound to forget !!!!!!


No Wembley this year


On a glorious evening for bowls we were playing in the Cairns Cup against a strong Royston side. Two rinks at home and two away With the aggregate score of all four games counting. NHBC home team had a slender lead at the end of the evening and Mike Jeffreys was getting worried of losing his 100% record , as evidently we have never won a game in this.  However when the Carrier pigeon arrived it appears that Royston had won the home game by a bigger margin, so Mike's record was safe.


Afterwards we were treated to a lovely meal for which the ladies should be congratulated. Also special thanks To Mike and Tricia who left there holiday resort at 0700 to ensure everything was ready for the evening.


Report Langford Away


Well what a game this was. After about 4-5 ends we were losing 13-0,9-0,9-2 and winning 7-5 on the last rink Only what i can remember so may not be strictly accurate. So 27 shots down. I'm not sure if the sun came out or went in but somehow we turned it round and finished up winning the match 77-73 so what a comeback. Langford laid on an impressive spread afterwards and should be thanked for there hospitality.



Hospice evening.

Well despite a greyish start we ended up having some lovely weather for the evening. A big thanks to Basil for organising. The raffle became the Malcolm and Ted road show with them both winning 3 or 4 times. However the winner was the hospice as we raised 110. Thanks for all the food, raffle prizes and your support.








On Saturday the 1st September this years Finals took Place. This Year Paul Riseborough was the organiser taking over from Basil Simpkins. Paul did an excellent job and continued the good work that Basil had done. Thanks Paul and helpers.




Malcolm Summerville, Andy Denniss and Mike Jeffreys Beat Gill Davey, Chin Tory and Basil Simpkins. At the halfway stage Mikes Team led 15-4 but a great fight back from Basils team saw the score at 18 each going into the final end. It was the same as last year with the result going to the final end but in the end the luck fell Mikes team way and they won 21-18 but a great game.. 


PAIRS Mike Jeffreys & John Wigglesworth Beat Tont Stone and Gill Davey


Singles Brian Davey beat Mike Jeffreys 21-12.


TEMBEY Andy Denniss beat Gill Davey 18-15.


HAROLD HARDY Paul Riseborough beat Simon Tory 2-1.


OVER 75's Jim Mustoe beat John Wigglesworth 12-7


2WOOD PAIRS Guy Osborne and Pete Moss beat ted Coe and Ben Rawlings 10-8


2WOOD SINGLES Guy Osborne beat Pete Moss 7-5.




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TRIPLES Chin Tory, Linda Clark and Roger Douglas beat Andy Denniss, Ben Rawlings and Basil Simpkins 16 shots to 15. The closest game ever, won with the last wood.

PAIRS Keith Stewart & Jim Mustoe

SINGLES Brian Davey

TEMBEY John Wigglesworth

HAROLD HARDY Paul Riseborough

OVER 75's Ben Rawlings

2WOOD PAIRS John Bush & Guy Osborne



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