Founded in 1907 Luton Town Bowling Club is the third oldest Flat Green Bowling Club in Bedfordshire, having celebrated its Centenary in 2007, yet it remains forward thinking and imaginative. We were one of the first clubs in Bedfordshire to adopt coloured shirts as an alternative to the more traditional white… and we were also the first outdoor bowling club in the county to set up a Web Site.
We will be very pleased to hear from potential new members, male or female of any age or ability. We are a friendly club with ambition, but don't take our word for it, join and find out for yourself.
Luton Have 2 Fours At Leamington!
Before we crack on with the club's latest news, Luton would like to Welcome our newest member Peter Bushnell!
The past few months have been pretty exciting and a lot has happened since the last front page news article. It's coming up to the end of the season now and we have played the majority of the games scheduled for us with the exception of a few games where unfortunately opponents have canceled. So far this season we've had roughly 3 games called off, so apologies to any of our new bowlers who were looking forward to these!
In the Luton & District league we currently sit second with 2 more games to play. So far Luton have 3 wins which were against; CO-OP, Linslade and Dunstable. One loss against Houghton Regis(current league leaders), where they beat us by 1 point! Finaly we have had one draw which was against Flitwick. We need to pull out 2 big wins to stand any chance of winning this league!
Our current 3 year reign as County Champions could be in jeopardy this season though as unfortunately we have lost once against Meltis on their own "green". Even though we are top of the league currently, everyone else still has a game to play. We just need to hope that luck is in our favour! At this current time though Luton are still unbeaten on grass!
In the Top Club compettition Luton had a good run with good wins in the early rounds over Flitwick (1-4), Sandy Town (3-2) and then Stotfold BC (2-3). In round 3 we faced up against Houghton Regis & pulled off a good win with a score of 3-2. In round 4 we faced off agianst Sandy Cons this time and unfortunately a run of good wins came to an end when they beat us 3-2.
In the Pell shield we had a similar fate where we beat Shefford and Wilstead but faced up against Sandy Con and lost 59-82. The Harmsworth Cup so far is a different story though! Luton beat Potton, Bedford Priory and Stotfold to get through to the semi final which was played yesterday Morning (05-08-2018). It was a cracking game and the away team pulled out some massive scores to secure wins on both Away rinks. The home team had a trickier game due to the green being super quick and swinging tremendously on both hands...in the end though home won on one rink and lost the other. This lead to a solid win overall of 85-72 and Luton are now through to the Finals which is against Meltis! Good luck to all playing.
Now on to the news you've all been waiting for...Luton once again are at Leamington in the National fours! Not just one rink this time though, we have two teams down at Leamington! The team of Tom Cawdell, Jim Allen, Rollie Cawdell and Jack Cawdell managed to retain their County title in an excellent match-up against our other rink which had Johnny Stokes, Dave Whelan, David Frost and Pete Agnew in it. Well done to both teams for getting through, the club are proud of you boys! If you can try to get down and support them on the 19th August at 2pm onwards and 20th August from 9:30am onwards then that would be fantastic!
One last mention before we wrap up the news. Luton would like say congratulations to Jim Allen (from Luton BC) & his partner Dawn Grisely (from Potton) on winning the area final in the National Mixed Pairs! They are both now through to the final 16 down at Leamington starting on August 24th at 2pm. Good luck to you both!
That's all the club news for the moment ladies and gents, the next time this page will be updated will be at the end of the season when everything is wrapped up. If you would like to join our club then dont hesitate to message us. Until next time folks, take care and enjoy the rest of this hot weather!
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Old Bedford Road