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Central Avenue, Whitehills, Northampton NN2 8DZ

Tel: 01604 842931


Outdoor Lawn Bowls

Outdoor Lawn bowls have been played for centuries and is a sport that’s enjoyed by people all over the world. One of the oldest and most respected clubs in Northamptonshire is Kingsthorpe Bowling Club, which was founded in 1896. The club has a rich history in the community and can boast many players that have achieved success at the highest county and national levels of lawn bowls.

View of the outdoor lawn bowls green at Kingsthorpe Bowling Club. Picture taken from the clubhouse looking across the green to the main car park. entrance

Our Outdoor Green

Our 6 Rink, Outdoor Green (Grade A) is considered to be one of the best in the County. It faces south, meaning we can make the most of the glorious sunshine.

The green is open from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm in the Summer (closed in the Winter) and members may use Online Booking System to book a session.
Ladies, Men, and Mixed Matches and Leagues are played regularly throughout the season.

County matches and Competitions are also played at KBC and Touring teams are more than welcome to play (Please use the Enquiry Form to contact the club).

When you are not bowling, why not take time out to meet up with friends over a pint of beer, a glass of wine, a soft drink or tea/coffee.

Our patio area is furnished with high-quality garden furniture and laid out so you can view the green.

Overall our outdoor green is an ideal spot to relax, soak up the sun and watch the play.

Interested in joining us? Please view the options on our membership page or use the contact form to get in touch with us for further details.

Bowls Northamptonshire Competition Entries

The Bowls Northamptonshire Competition draw has now been made and can be viewed on the competition portal.

The full draws can now be accessed via the button below.

Good luck to all who have entered.

Outdoor Fixtures

27ThuAprDesboroughH5Mixed2:00 PM
4ThuMayWest EndH3/4 TMixed2:30 PM
18ThuMayRushdenA6 TMixed2:00 PM
25ThuMayWellingboroughH4/5 TMixed2:30 PM
1ThuJunStony StratfordH6 TMixed2:30 PM
8ThuJunWest EndA3/4 TMixed2:30 PM
22ThuJunAbingtonH4Mixed2:30 PM
29ThuJunMears AshbyH5 TMixed2:00 PM
6ThuJulWellingboroughA4/5 TMixed2:00 PM
13ThuJulLittle BowdenA5 TMixed2:00 PM
20ThuJulSt CrispinsH5Mixed2:00 PM
27ThuJulStony StratfordA6 TMixed2:30 PM
10ThuAugNorthants PoliceH6 TMixed2:30 PM
17ThuAugSt CrispinsA5Mixed2:00 PM
31ThuAugDesboroughA5Mixed2:00 PM
7ThuSepLittle BowdenH5 TMixed2:00 PM
Captain: Matt Desmond
Mob: 07816 485323

22SatAprFinedon A6 TMixed2:00 PM
29SatAprSt CrispinsA5Men2:00 PM
6SatMayThrapston H6 TMixed2:00 PM
13SatMayExpressA5/6Men2:00 PM
20SatMayEarls BartonA6 TMen2:00 PM
27SatMayBugbrooke H4/5Mixed2:30 PM
3SatJunSt CrispinsH5Men2:00 PM
10SatJunRoadeH6 TMen2:00 PM
17SatJunThrapstonA6 TMixed2:00 PM
24SatJunWhyte MelvilleA5Men2:00 PM
1SatJulManfield CupH6Men2:30 PM
8SatJulWest EndA5/6 TMen2:30 PM
15SatJulExpressH5/6Men2:30 PM
22SatJulWest EndH5/6 TMen2:30 PM
5SatAugWhyte MelvilleH5Men2:00 PM
12SatAugRoadeA6 TMen2:00 PM
19SatAugRushdenH6 TMixed2:00 PM
26SatAugAbingtonH6 TMen2:30 PM
9SatSepAbingtonA6TMen2:30 PM
16SatSepDesboroughH5Men2:00 PM

29SatAprHigham FerrersA3Ladies2:00 PMBlacks
2TueMayGeddingtonA3 TLadies6:30 PMBlacks
9TueMayAbingtonA3 TLadies2:30 PMBlacks
23TueMaySt CrispinsA3Ladies6:30 PMBlacks
30TueMayWhyte MelvilleH3Ladies6:30 PMBlacks
6TueJunDesboroughH3 TLadies6:30 PMBlacks
13TueJunSt CrispinsH3Ladies6:30 PMBlacks
20TueJunAbingtonH3 TLadies2:30 PMBlacks
18TueJulWellingboroughH4 TLadies6:30 PMBlacks
25TueJulDesboroughA3 TLadies6:30 PMBlacks
22TueAugRoadeA3 TLadies6:30 PMBlacks
29TueAugRoadeH3 TLadies6:30 PMBlacks
5TueSepWhyte MelvilleA3Ladies6:30 PMBlacks

Outdoor Friday 7-7-3 – Fixtures

DateRink 1Rink 2Rink 3Rink 4Rink 5Rink 6
12/05/2023A V BC v DE v F
19/05/2023B v DA v CE v G
26/05/2023A v DF v GB v E
02/06/2023B v FA v EC v G
09/06/2023No Games
16/06/2023D v GA v FB v C
23/06/2023C v ED v FA v G
30/06/2023B v GD v EC v F
07/07/2023No Games
14/07/2023B v AD v CF v E
21/07/2023C v AG v ED v B
28/07/2023D v AG v FE v B
04/08/2023G v DC v BF v A
11/08/2023E v DG v BF v C
18/08/2023G v CF v BE v A
25/08/2023No Games
01/09/2023E v CF v DG v A
08/09/2023No Games

Outdoor Friday 7-7-3 – League Table

Team # & CaptainsPWLSets ForSets AgstShots ForShots AgstPoints
Team C – Mac Sibley1284141013914324
Team E – Mike Edwards127514.58.515412321
Team F – Dave Denton126612.511.514914318
Team G – Denis Hardy1266121216614518
Team A – Martin Brown1266111313315918
Team B – Geoff Hayter1257111314215515
Team D – Nigel Hanwell1248111314115112

Outdoor Friday 7-7-3 Teams

IDTeamCaptain & Members
1Team AMartin/ColinA/JohnM/RayL
2Team BGeoff/DaveT/Chic/Angela
3Team CMac/ColinT/Frazer/Sue
4Team DNigel/Barry/KeithO’R/Jim
5Team EMike/Mick/Roger/KeithH
6Team FDaveD/Lee/Bill/TonyP
7Team GDenis/Matt/Pete/RayB

Outdoor Competitions Results

Past Two Seasons

2023 Outdoor Competition Results

Ladies SinglesHilary SharpeSharon Tansley
Ladies PairsBillie Swift & Nicky HardyMaggie Edwards & Yvonne McKee
Ladies TriplesNot Played
Ladies Novice SinglesNot Played
Mens SinglesDavid WalkerCurtis Johnson
Mens Novice SinglesMatt DesmondJamie Hampton
Handicapped Singles (Open)Martin BrownMatt Desmond
2 Wood Singles (Open)Denis HardyPaul Pappalardo
Mens PairsDenis Hardy & Matt DesmondIvan Wilson & Pete Morris
Men’s High Point TriplesGeoff Hayter, Pete Morris & Mark CourtneyDenis Hardy, Mike Edwards & Dave Denton
Crystal Bowl Singles (Open)Matt DesmondJamie Hampton
Mixed PairsBillie Swift & Curtis JohnsonHilary Sharpe & Martin Brown
Sheppard TrophyGary Dugdale & Colin AdkinsNicky Hardy & Mac Sibley
Open Drawn 2 Wood PairsColin Tompkins & Martin BrownMatt Desmond & Geoff Hayter
York TriplesGary Dugdale, Sandra Mawson & Mark CourtneyNicky Hardy, Michael Edwards & Geoff Hayter
Foran FoursDawn Rolfe, Mac Sibley, Maggie Edwards & Gary DugdaleMatt Desmond, Colin Tompkins, Nigel Hanwell & Martin Brown

Outdoor County Competitions 2023

YearCompetitionPositionPlayersNational Final

2022 Outdoor Competition Results

Ladies SinglesBillie SwiftMaggie Edwards
Ladies PairsCelia Morris
Billie Swift
Hilary Sharpe
Yvonne McKee
Ladies TriplesBarbara Parsons
Dawn Rolfe
Billie Swift
Sandy Hayter
Maggie Edwards
Hilary Sharpe
Ladies Novice SinglesKaty CartrightJackie Millis
Mens SinglesDavid IddlesPete Morris
Mens Novice SinglesMartin BrownJohn Millis
Handicapped Singles (Open)Gary DugdaleDenis Hardy
2 Wood Singles (Open)Gary DugdaleSandra Mawson
Mens PairsGeoff Hayter,
Paul Pappalardo
Pete Morris,
Colin Tompkins
Mens TriplesMichael Edwards,
John Churchman,
Geoff Hayter
Matt Desmond,
Denis Hardy,
Ivan Wilson
Crystal Bowl Singles (Mixed)Martin BrownNigel Hanwell
Mixed PairsSharon Tansley
Vernon Gearey
Megan Rolfe
Jason Bryan
Sheppard TrophyNicky Hardy,
Geoff Hayter
Paul Pappalardo,
Maggie Edwards
Drawn 2 Wood PairsGeoff Hayter,
Roger Caswell
Nigel Hanwell,
Mac Sibley
York TriplesGary Dugdale,
Colin Tompkins,
Nigel Hanwell
Foran FoursSandy Hayter,
Dawn Rolfe,
Mac Sibley,
Roger Caswell
Sandra Mawson,
Nicky Hardy,
Geoff Hayter,
Peter Claucherty

Outdoor County Competitions 2022

YearCompetitionPositionPlayersNational Final
2022Ladies 4’sWinnersCelia Morris, Nicky Hardy, Maggie Edwards, Hilary Sharpe (Billie Swift)
Ladies TriplesWinnersCelia Morris, Billie Swift, Hilary Sharpe
Ladies PairsWinnersSandra Mawson, Pat Bodily
Ladies PairsRunner UpYvonne McKee, Sharon Tansley
Ladies O55 4’sWinnersSandra Mawson, Pat Bodily, Yvonne McKee, Sharon TansleyQtr Finalists
Ladies U25 PairsWinnersAbby Johnson Young, Billie Swift
Ladies Champion of ChampionsRunner UpBillie Swift
Ladies O55 SinglesRunner UpMaggie Edwards
Men’s O55 PairsRunner UpAndrew Manton, Vernon Gearey (Mick Spear)
Men’s TriplesRunner UpJason Bryan, David Iddles, Roger Tansley
Mason CupRunner UpDavid Iddles
Manfield CupWinnersCapt Chic Eichmann
County Top ClubWinnersCapt Chic Eichmann
Monday Night Triples League (KBC A Team)WinnersCapt Mark Tompkins

Outdoors Honours Board

View historic Outdoor data for competitions dating as far back as 1897 in some cases.