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Whyte Melville Lawn Bowls Club Northampton


Whyte Melville Lawn Bowls Club is a friendly and welcoming club, hosting members of all levels and ages from novices through to County and players.

We are 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 is provided on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer.

We have Ladies, Men's and Mixed teams that play every week along with plenty of fun Roll Ups where everyone has a chance to practice on their own or with other members.

New members are always welcome and they are assigned a 'Buddy' to guide them through the sport for as long as they are needed.

So please get in contact and come along and find out who we are and what Great fun Lawn Bowls can be.

Social events are also run throughout the Year such as Quiz Nights, Bingo and Social evenings.

Our 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 and will happily take you to an indoor club if you can’t wait to get started.


"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