Hertfordshire County Short Mat Bowling Association - Shillington Club page


Shillington Short Mat Bowls Club was established in 2008 with two carpets and equipment supplied on loan from Mid Bedfordshire District Council. Improvements to the village hall floor levels enabled a third carpet to be purchased. After changes to Council policy the equipment ownership was transferred to our club.

We were originally affiliated to Northants Short Mat Bowls Association under the ESMBA, Shillington Club changed affiliation to Hertfordshire (HCSMBA) in 2017.

Club Members participate in the Barnet League, The Beds and Herts League as well as our own In House Triples League and Annual Singles, Pairs, Triples and Rinks (fours) Competitions. Members can also enter County and National Competitions as well as Charity Events and Friendly Competitions with clubs in the surrounding area.

Experienced members provide support and guidance for new and developing players and members can join in with regular County playing and learning activities at the County venues in Hatfield and Potters Bar.

Shillington Village Hall
35 High Road
Monday 14:00 to 17:00
Friday 19:00 to 22:00

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Contact Toni Gearing (Club Secretary)


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The Club has an in House lottery which is awarded each week based on Saturday's National lottery Bonus Ball. Entry is 50 pence per week for each number held. The holder of the winning number receives £15.00, the balance is retained by the club's social committee and is used to subsidise club events and meals.

  31st July 2021, Winning Number is 48, John Mann 

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