Welcome to the Bylet Bowling Club, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Our Club was founded in 1884 and occupies an island in the River Severn in Bridgnorth, UK.

We play 'Crown Green' bowls and have two greens. The club has twelve different teams which play in a number of local leagues:

  • Shropshire Premier League (Team of 12 on Friday evenings)
  • Mid-Shropshire League (two teams of 12 on Friday and one of 10 on Monday evenings)
  • Highley League (four teams of 10 on Tuesday evenings)
  • Mid-Shropshire Senior Citizens League (three teams of 6 on Wednesday afternoons)
  • Telford Ladies League (team of 6 on Monday afternoons).

During the close season (in normal times), we play indoor short-mat bowls in the clubhouse as well as darts, dominoes, crib, whist and bingo. We also hold a number of social functions details of which can be found on the events page.

This web site was started to keep the club together following the devastating fire that destroyed our original clubhouse in August 2007. Our new clubhouse was opened in July 2009 and you can view some pictures of the restoration work on the gallery page.

Club News

Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting will be on Friday 30th October at 2pm in the club.

18 Sep 2020 by John Palmer

Friday Bowling - OK to Continue

The BCGBA have confirmed that the phase 3 guidance isn't affected by the change in legislation which comes into effect on Monday 14th September so we can continue to hold our Friday night singles competition.

Club Opening

The club will continue to open on Fridays & Saturdays only with a 'friendly' bowling competition on Fridays and bingo on Saturdays.

14 Aug 2020 by John Palmer

New Web Site

The club web site has been converted to a new Google Site as the old Classic Sites are being discontinued. The old one will be available for a limited time here. News items will occasionally be removed from the home page to the current year in News Archive.

Hope you find it OK. If you have any problems, observations or comments, please email details to byletbridgnorth@gmail.com or use the Contact Form.

14 Aug 2020 by John Palmer

Reopening the Club

The club will reopen on Saturday 4th July at 7pm. There will be a bingo session starting at 8.30pm. Appropriate social distancing measures will be followed.

While the current restrictions are in place, we will open on Friday and Saturday evenings only. This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis.

With six players now allowed on each green, we will be organising an in club singles competition on Friday evenings. 6.45pm scratch, 7pm start. Format to be determined depending on entries.

Remember that your support is vital to the financial viability of the club, use it or lose it!

Please note that you must have paid your subscription before you will be allowed to bowl.

1 Jul 2020 by John Palmer

No League Bowling This Season

We have now had official confirmation from the Premier, Mid-Shropshire, Mid-Shropshire Senior Citizens and the Telford Ladies Leagues that there will be no league bowling this season. I fully expect the Highley League to follow suit. The Mid-Shropshire League are still hoping that there may be a chance to play some of their competitions but this will depend on advice given by the BCGBA. Keep an eye on the league websites for more information. (All can be accessed from the Links tab above).

15 Jun 2020 by John Palmer

Floods 2020

Some pictures of how the February floods affected the club can be seen on the gallery page. They were taken on Wednesday 26th when the river was at its peak level - 5.2m.

26 Feb 2020 by John Palmer