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 8 Men’s, Ladies and Mixed teams playing in leagues across the Huddersfield, Colne Valley and Brighouse areas.


Brighouse Vets A (Mx)                       Mon pm                      Dereck Tasker
Brighouse Vets B (Mx)                       Mon pm                      Tom Littlewood
Huddersfield Vets (M)                       Tues pm                       John Lockwood
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.


Green Opening 2022

The Green will open for the 2022 season on Friday 25th March.


Club Competitions Winners Season 2021

Mens Merit

  • Winner : Dereck Tasker
  • Runner Up : Abdul Khalil

Ladies Merit 

  •  Winner : Cath Sykes
  •  Runner Up :  Barbara Mark

Vince Clifford Mixed Pairs       

  • Winners : Mark & Joanna Birch
  •  Runners Up :   Brian & Ann Stephenson

John Mark Trophy     

  • Winners : Cath & Richard Sykes
  • Runners Up : Gill Morris & Brian Stephenson


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