Welcome To Woodley Sports Bowling Club Website

Our aim is to promote Crown Green Bowling & Short Mat Bowling in the Stockport area.

We have over 100 members playing socially & competitively in different leagues.

All results and information will be available throughout the Outdoor & Indoor bowling seasons.

We offer free coaching to all ages on Saturdays from 10am - 12am with qualified coaches this will begin on Saturday 12th may for any more information or enquiries please contact Clint Crowther at c.crowther3@ntlworld.com.

Latest News

Sunday 5th August, Annual barbecue & drawn pairs. Congratulations to our main comp winners,Clint & Dennis, also Congratulations to our consolation winners Barry & Denise.

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It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the passing away of our dear friend and long term member Dave Aspland

Sunday 3rd June - Club Merits Day

Well done to all players who took part in the clubs merit day on a lovely hot sunny day at the Rose n Bowl in Bacup. Congratulations to our pairs winners Mike Coram & Barbara Newboult. Congratulations also to our main comp winners Joe Coups winning the Men's Merit and June Crowther winning the Ladies Merit.

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Congratulations to Woodley Secretary and Stockport team captain Clint Crowther and the Stockport team on receiving the NESMBA League Trophy this weekend at Barnard Castle.


Congratulations to our Woodley member Win Thompson on winning the NESMBA Championships Fours Final at Barnard Castle this weekend,with Bill Burn & Ben Holbrook from Poynton Sports & Mike Clancy from Hazel Grove.

Congratulations to our Woodley member Chris Crowther on reaching the final of the NESMBA Singles Championships this weekend at Barnard Castle.

Congratulations to our Woodley member Daniel Sands on winning the final of the NESMBA Pairs Championships with his partner Peter Roberts this weekend at Barnard Castle.

Coaching for the Crown Green Bowling will start on Saturday 12th May, 10 am - 12 noon, For more information contact Clint 07505359353

Congratulations Woodley A winners of the division one & two Team Knock out Cup, beating Morley Green A in the final.


The ladies S & D presentation night will be held on Friday 2nd February 7-30pm at Houldsworth Working Mens Club, for tickets please see Dorothy.

To all Woodley members this years spring meeting will take place on Friday the 9th of February.

Woodley sports bowling club is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 2nd September from 10 am - 1 pm. Any cake,bottle,chocolate donations would be greatly appreciated.

Woodley Sports Bowling Club, Lambeth Grove are hosting a Traditional Afternoon Tea on Sunday 20th August from 2pm – 5pm, Tickets per person £5.

Thursday 10th August - Albert Poole Trophy

Well done to all the members who took part. Main Comp Semi - Finals - Ronnie 21 - Norah 10, Gail 21 - Peter 12. Final.. Gail 21 - Ronnie - 17. Congratulations to our new bowler Ed on beating Janis in a very close consolation final.


Sunday 6th August - Drawn Pairs & Barbecue

Well done to all our members and friends who took part in the drawn pairs.such a shame the typical British weather arrived for the finals.Some great bowling and banter from everyone.Good to see the games were played in great spirit. Congratulations to all our winners. Main Comp Final Winners.. Barbara Newboult & Stuart Gaw, Runners - Up Win Thompson & Brian Willcocks. Consolation Final Winners.. Lynda Charlton & Clint Crowther, Runners - Up Caroline Jarvis & Norah Cleary.

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Sunday 30th July - Open Pairs

Thank you to everyone who entered,some very good bowling from all players, we were even lucky with the weather apart from a couple of showers.Thank you also to our volunteers who helped in the Kitchen,pegging and doing the raffle. Congratulations to our winners Chris Barlow & Mike Bacon on beating Ben Philips & Matt Sands in a brilliant close final.


The next Club Competition is on Sunday 18th June for the Ken Mason Trophy this is a Singles with a Round Robin format, start time 11am.

Lovely sunny day at the Waterloo, Well done to Ann Wilde on winning the ladies merit and to Clint Crowther winning the Men's merit.


Indoor Presentation Night. Well done Clint & Daniel on winning the Stockport Pairs. Well done also to June & Chris on winning the first division averages for the second year in a row.

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Change off Date! The Macmillan Coffee Morning will now be held on Saturday 2nd September 10 am -1 pm, anyone wishing to hold a stall please contact June Crowther at c.crowther3@ntlworld.com

This years Open Day will be held on, Sunday 9th July 10am- 4pm

Woodley Spring Classic 2017

Well done to Clay Flattley beating Callum Wraight in a very close final 21-20

Sunday 23rd April Spring Classic Final Start 11am Food & refreshments available all day

The Draw...

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Well done Clint & Daniel on winning the Stockport Metro Pairs Competition.


Woodley Open Pairs Competition Sunday 30th July 2017. This competition is now provisionally fully booked, we will be doing a reserve list. Half of entrants have paid already which is good, for the pairs still not paid please do so a.s.a.p to confirm your place. please contact Clint Crowther for more information on 07505359353.

This years spring meeting will be held on Sunday 19th February 2pm.

The club AGM is on friday 18th of November, start time is 19.30

Congratulations June & Chris Crowther on winning the Mixed Pairs at the Stockport festival,Wednesday 17th August beating Danielle & Shaun Miller in a very close final.


Congratulations Bob & Win Thompson on winning the Open Pairs at the Stockport festival,Monday 15th August.


It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the passing away of our dear friend and life member Ken Ashton, Ken was a true gentleman,who always had a joke or good story to tell. He always did his best to support the teams even when he wasn't well.He will be sadly missed by everyone at Woodley. His funeral Will be held at Stockport Crematorium,Monday 22nd August 2pm r.i.p Ken.

Sunday 17th July, Presidents Cup

Fantastic weather, fantastic bowling well done to everyone who entered you all did great again. Congratulations to Daniel our winner beating Keith in a great final 15-14.

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A big thank you to our volunteers who helped on Sunday 3rd July with the buffet at our private function, everyone who came along really enjoyed themselves and have booked again for next year.

Well done to Alan Hoy for winning the Ken Mason trophy today and well done to everyone who entered you all did great.


A big thank you to all the woodley members who have helped over the last five weeks at the Woodley Spring Classic. And to the players & spectators for making the spring classic a great success. Congratulations to Gary Ellis winning the 2016 Woodley Spring Classic beating John Guess in the final 21-14.

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The Indoor Bowling season has now come to a close with Woodley A finishing in 2nd place in the first division only finishing behind winners Poynton sports by 1 point as it came down to the last game of the season with the team needing 50 points to clinch the title, although the A team came 2nd in the league they did however win the knockout cup beating Woodbank in the final, and also well done to June and Chris Crowther winning the first division avergaes only losing one game all season. Woodley B have had a fairly good season finishing in 8th place, although this is not quite as good as last season it's still been a good season for the second team, and they will be hoping to finish higher next season. Woodley C have had a really good season finishing in 4th place in the second divison, this has been big improvement after avoiding relegation from the second division last year. Woodley D have also had a better season than the last finishing 5th in the third division this year.

Woodley Spring Classic 2016 Qualifing rounds 25th March, 3rd, 10th, 17th April, Final is 24th April, all 10.30 practice, 11.00 start. £15 entry payable to Woodley Sports Bowling club, To Mrs Gail Knowles, 15 Mansfield Close, Denton, Manchester, M34 3WS Contact on 07718794498 or 0161 285 3918

The outdoor bowling season is now over and the Indoor bowling has begun for all results please follow the Indoor page

It is with sadness to inform you all of the passing away of another popular member Gordon Duckworth. Gordy as he was known played in the Longdendale league on Saturday's. He will be sadly missed by everyone at Woodley Sports Bowling Club.

It is with deep regret to inform you all of the passing away of Vic Sands. As many of you know Vic had bowled for Woodley Sports over the past few years. Many of you will have met and bowled with Vic and will know what a great friendly guy he was, he will be sadly missed by everyone at Woodley Sports Bowling Club.

OPEN DAY. Sunday 7th June 10am - 4pm. Free use of equipment, free parking, refreshments available all day. All ages welcome.

A big thank you to all the woodley members who have helped over the last five weeks at the Woodley Spring Classic. And to the players & spectators for making the spring classic a great success.

Final Day Results

1st Round - G Hughes 14 C Flattley 21, A Cairns 21 A Steele 20, D Jackson 9 D Ferris 21, A Spragg 6 C Wraight 21, J Bramley 21 P Williams 13, G Hunt 21 D Holt 19, M O`Neil 18 C Richardson 21, G Gwilliam 21 M Gilmore 17.

Quarter Finals - C Flatley 17 A Cairns 21, D Ferris 21 C Wraight 11, J Bramley 18 G Hunt 21, C Richardson 9 G Gwilliam 21.

Semi Final - A Cairns 21 D Ferris 17, G Hunt 21 G Gwilliam 17.

Final - A Cairns 21 G Hunt 18, Well done Andy Cairns.

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Draw for final day of the woodley spring classic: G. Hughes v C. Flattley, A. Cairns v A. Steele, D. Jackson v D. Ferris, A. Spragg v C. Wraight, J. Bramley v P. Williams, G. Hunt v D. Holt, M. O'Neil v C. Richardson, G. Gwilliam v M. Gilmore.

Woodley Spring Classic Result, Sunday 19th April, Well done to the four qualifiers for the final day - P. Williams,C.Wraight,C.Flattley, and G.Hunt.

Woodley Spring Classic, Sunday 12th April Result, Well done to the four qualifiers for the final day - D Holt,G Gwilliam, M Gilmore and M O'Neil.

Woodley Spring Classic, Sunday 5th April Result, Well done to to the qualifiers for the final day - Andy Spragg,Dave Jackson,Aaron Steele and Jamie Bramley.

Woodley Spring Classic, Sunday 29th March Result, Congratulations to the four qualifiers for the final day - Gareth Hughes,Andy Cairns,Craig Richardson and Dean Ferris.

Woodley Sports Bowling Club Open Pairs Competition, Sunday 26th July staggered start from 10am, 1 day 32 entries @ £10 per pair, Please Note: No money no entry, all entries to be in by Sunday 12th July. No Homesters unless draw isn't full. Entries to Clint Crowther Mob. 07505359353.

Woodley Spring Classic Qualifying dates 29th March, 5th,12th and 19th April, A few spaces on 29th March and 5th April, but 12th and 19th April full, reserves being taken. Final 26th April. 128 @ £15, payable to Woodley bowling club. To Mrs Gail Knowles, 15 Mansfield Close, Denton, Manchester, M34 3WS. Tel 07718794498.

The Spring meeting will be held on 27th February at 7.30pm.

For all Indoor team's result please go to the Indoor page.

Stockport Metro Indoor Pairs Competition 2014.

Well done too David Heatley & Daniel Sands and June & Chris Crowther for reaching the semi-finals of the metro pairs. David & Daniel played really well and went on to reach the final they played against Peter & David Roberts from St Albans. It was a really good final it came down to the last end to decide the winners, unlucky David & Daniel. Congratulations Peter & David from all at Woodley.

Dear members It is with sadness that we have to inform you all our dear friend Arthur Prince has sadly passed away. His funeral will take place at Stockport Crematorium, Cypress Chapel on Wednesday 24th September 2-15pm. Arthur was a dear friend and a true gentleman,who will be sadly missed by everyone at Woodley Sports Bowling Club.

On Tuesday 16th September Woodley's S & D Mens 1st team completed their season with 9 winners at home against LMRCA, which should hopefully mean they finish in 3rd place in the second division.

Congratulations to Woodley S & D Mens 2nd team,7 winners at home to Friendship secures promotion to the 4th division.

On Tuesday 9th September Woodley Mens, Stockport and District first team had a good result away at Spring Gardens managing to get 7 winners and the aggregate, they now have 1 game of the season remaining.

Well done to Woodley A team who had another good win away at Leisure 2, Friday 29th August 186 - 193.

Well done the Ladies S&D First Team, a good win Monday 11th August away against a very good Talbot team 160-169.

Great effort on Sunday 10th August by the S & D Mens 2nd team in the semi-finals of the Adshead Cup losing to a very good Whaley Bridge team.

Well done to the Woodley A team in the workshop league, through to the semi-finals of the VP CUP.

Woodley sports men's 2nd team play at the Navigation next Sunday 10th August against Whaley Bridge in the semi final of the Adshead cup, please come down and support.

Good Result for Woodley on 2nd August for the men in the Longdendale league at home to Vic B, Woodley 10 Victoria B 3. For more information visit the Mens page.

Woodley's 1st team in the workshop's league were away at Victoria on the 1st August and came away with 149 points to Victoria's 170.

Open Pairs Competition

Sunday 20th July



Allison Sinclair & Charlie Cooper 21 Paul Heap & Matt Gillies 16

Dave Gwilliam & Graham McDermott 21 Charlie Roberts & Lee Turner 18


Dave Gwilliam & Graham McDermott 21 Allison Sinclair & Charlie Cooper 18

Thank you to everyone who entered,and to all our Woodley helpers for a fantastic day.


A pair's competition is to be held on Sunday 3rd August with a BBQ. Members, family & friends are all invited

The club is running coaching session's on Sunday morning's from 10am-12pm for beginners with qualified coaches.

The next annual competition is the Open Pairs which will be held on Sunday 20th July.

The next club competition the Presidents Cup,will be held on Sunday 13th July Starting at 11am.

The club had a visit from the local cub's group on Thursday 18th June, 9 cub's came along and had a go at bowls and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Contact Details

Woodley Sports Bowling Club

Lambeth Grove




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For any more information contact c.crowther3@ntlworld.com