President Mr. John Sharpe Chairman Mrs. Sally Smith Secretary Mr. Matthew Smith Captain  Mrs. A. Lilley Ixworth Bowls Club  Founded 1907  Affiliated to the English Bowling Federation,  Suffolk County Bowls Association,  Bury & District League, Stowmarket League, and the Area ‘D’ Triples League.

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GETTING TO A GAME


Not only was the club moving forward, so too was the game in general, for in 1927 a proposal to form a Bury League was put forward, the club agreeing to join.


This would obviously create more matches to be played and longer distances to travel. Cars were a luxury and few and far between, clearly transport needed to be arranged. In searching out estimates from local coach companies, the committee suggested the following as a basis for negotiation:



Stanton Rose and Crown* 5/-

Stanton Cock* 6/-

Beyton* 12/-

Bury Spread Eagle* 14/-

Westgate Brewery 13/-

Bury Abbey* 13/-

Risbygate 13/-

Rattlesdon* 18/-

Thetford 20/-

Woolpit* 13/-


* These clubs are no longer in existence


By using three different companies they managed to get transport at a total cost of 8/- less than their proposals.

A more detailed history of the first 100 years of the club is available in PDF format by clicking HERE