Northampton Whyte Melville Bowling Club is a friendly inclusive and welcoming club with a mixed gender membership. It was estabished in 1909 and has a unique connection with a past well known sporting novelist - please see our history page.
Our bowling green forms part of Fernie Fields Sports Ground on the north eastern edge of the town near Moulton village and we share facilities in the recently refurbished function room/changing rooms/bar with Sileby Rangers Football Club. The Sports and Social Club's resident caterer provides a varied menu for our after match meals and social events.
There is easy access to the club from all the major routes around Northampton and plenty of car parking in the sports ground. The bowling green itself is considered to be one of the best faster pace greens in the county. It is situated in a quiet part of the sports ground surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. We have regularly hosted Bowls Northamptonshire events and later stage county competitions.
We welcome both new and experienced bowlers and really enjoy helping new players discover the pleasure of lawn bowls. If you are looking to join a club, see our section on "How to Get Started" and we run taster sessions for anyone to come along and benefit from free coaching/ equipment which is provided on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00pm throughout the summer. We have club coaches available to support you as you learn and improve your bowling skills. Please contact Janet Cousner 01604 462755 for further details.
The club has a full calendar of fixtures and social events. Our Women's, Men's and Mixed teams play friendly matches against other local clubs every week plus we have popular competitive club leagues and club competitions. There is the opportunity to take part in plenty of fun 'Roll Ups' together with our Friday night social bowling where everyone has a chance to practice on their own or with other members.
Social events are also run throughout the year such as Quiz Nights and Social Evenings, please see the NEWS section for upcoming events.
Our Bowling Green is open from the middle of April, weather permitting, until end of September but we are always available for a chat throughout the year. We also run short mat bowling sessions between November and March in the main function room at Fernie Fields Sports and Social Club.