Northampton Whyte Melville Bowling Club is a friendly social and welcoming club with a mixed gender membership.
We really enjoy helping new players discover the pleasure of this enjoyable sport and if you are looking to join a club, see our section on "How to Get Started" and we run open sessions for anyone to come along and benefit from free coaching/ equipment which is provided on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00pm throughout the summer. New members are always welcome. 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.
We have Womens, Men's and Mixed teams which play friendly matches against other local clubs every week as well as our popular competitive club leagues/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, Bingo and Social evenings, 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 our main function room at Fernie Fields Sports and Social Club.
"THE WRONG BIAS" - a poem to make you smile
There he stood upon the rink bowl in hand no time to think.
He sends it on its merry way.
What was that he heard Rob say?
Wrong Bias shouted Rob with glee, the other day, well, Ian had three
The bowl it ran out to the right, the rink next door it had in its sight.
Sandy stuck out a well-aimed boot and all round thought what a hoot. She missed the bowl and fell on her back, the bowl still heading for the wrong jack.
In came Mick to save the day and tripped over Pete along the way
They sprawled about upon the green; the bowl ran on as if not seen
In stepped Wen and Captain Janet to strike that chunk of granite.
The head was saved; the game went on as Team Whyte Melville looked upon.
Unlucky shouted a chuckling Ray as Pete helped Mick upon his way.
Well Janet reached for her pen – wrong bias cert for number 10
The game was won 12 shots to 4 despite the drama on the floor
All shook hands and said well bowled, lots of stories to be told.
The day wrong bias reared its head there’s nothing else I’d do instead.
Bowling is a game to try us but do watch out for that wrong bias.
Written and composed by Michael E