Bentley and Shaw Ltd built the Bowling Green at Lockwood Park in the early 1920’s, the pavilion was added a little later, and a Sports Club for Brewery employees was formed. Post-war the green was used at different times by the Licensed Victuallers Association and Gledhill Sports for competitive bowling and hosted many top Huddersfield, Inter-district and County events. It was not used after 1990.
Huddersfield RUFC Bowling Club was formed in 1997 when the Rugby Club relocated to its new home at Lockwood Park.
The fine facilities and green which we now enjoy are due to the efforts of the founder members and committee in those early years to restore the facilities.
In the first season, 1998, we entered teams in the Elland League and Works League. Most of the players were learners and we did well not to come bottom in either competition. By 1999 we had six teams bowling competitively, including a Ladies’ team for the first time. Results were much better – the new players improved rapidly and a few experienced bowlers had joined us.
The Club currently runs 10 Men’s, Ladies and Mixed teams playing in leagues across the Huddersfield and Halifax areas.
LEAGUES AND CAPTAINS
Brighouse Vets A (Mx) Mon pm Dereck Tasker
Brighouse Vets B (Mx) Mon pm Tom Littlewood
Elland League (Mx) Mon eve Rachel Hulley
Huddersfield Vets (M) Tues pm John Lockwood
Mirfield (M) Tues eve Dereck Tasker
Huddersfield Ladies Afternoon Wed pm Ann Stephenson
Huddersfield Ladies Wed eve Rachel Hulley
Colne Valley (M) Wed eve Tom Littlewood
Works League (Mx) Thurs eve Alan Dean
Huddersfield League (M) Sat pm Brian Stephenson
Key: M=Mens teams, Mx=Mixed teams
New members of all abilities are always welcome – please contact either the Chairman or Secretary for more details or download the membership form here.
The Green is now closed for its period of winter maintenance and will remain so until we receive further guidance from BCGBA regarding the safe resumption of bowling activities.
Club Competitions Winners Season 2020
- Winner : Mark Birch
- Runner Up : Pete Schofield
- Winner : Joanna Birch
- Runner Up : Jackie Turnpenney
Vince Clifford Mixed Pairs
- Winners : Brian & Ann Stephenson
- Runners Up : Mark & Joanna Birch
John Mark Trophy