Category Archives: Bowls

Marlpit Lane bowling green, Coulsdon, re-opening Apr 19

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Old Coulsdon Bowling Club Open Day, Apr 28

Old Coulsdon Bowling Club is staging its Open Day from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday, April 28. As well as a chance to give lawn bowls a try, for kids and bigger kids, there will also be a jigsaw and … Continue reading

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Reggae Rollers are off and rolling at the Gold Coast Games

Jamaica is now officially established as an international lawn bowls-playing nation, thanks to the work of a player who learned the game at a club in south London. Andrew Newell and Merv Edwards made the island nation’s bowls debut at … Continue reading

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South Londoner gets Jamaica rolling to the beats at the Games

Jamaica, the proud sporting nation of sprinters such as Usain Bolt and the fastest of fast bowlers like Michael Holding, is about to discover some new sports heroes – in the more sedate world of international lawn bowls. Jamaica has … Continue reading

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Mayor urged to make Games bid centred on Crystal Palace

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has received a proposal to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games – centred on south London, with Crystal Palace National Sports Centre undergoing a substantial, and overdue, refurbishment. With the Rio Olympics underway and … Continue reading

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Sporting app pitches up for court bookings in Croydon

An app for smart phones and tablets, and with its service available online, is offering quick and easy access to booking local sports facilities. MyLocalPitch has recently introduced a bespoke page for Croydon. MyLocalPitch’s borough pages help everyone in the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green helps give teenagers a head start

Croydon teenagers are getting a head start in lawn bowls in Coulsdon. Youth volunteers from the Headstart scheme have been busy at the Coulsdon Memorial Ground, helping the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green. Headstart provides young people with opportunities … Continue reading

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Marlpit Lane’s Morris bowls along for volunteer award

Peter Morris, one of the people behind the re-opening and running of the Marlpit Lane Bowling Green in Coulsdon, has been selected as one of three finalists as Volunteer of the Year in the Croydon Community Civic Awards. “It’s great … Continue reading

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Croydon Bowling Club Open Day, Saturday June 13

The Croydon Bowling Club is staging an Open Day on Saturday, June 13, from 10am to 4pm. There is free parking, and the open day will offer visitors a tour of the club, with its hall for indoor play and … Continue reading

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Marlpit Lane Bowling Green open day, Sat Mar 28

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Volunteers day at Marlpit Lane bowling green, Mar 14

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green in Coulsdon is seeking volunteers for its “action morning” and volunteers afternoon on Saturday March 14. The morning session from 10am will be spent preparing the green and equipment ready for the new … Continue reading

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Games of giant marbles begin at Marlpit Lane next week

“Mum! Mum! It’s just like giant marbles!” And with that, the new children’s bowls club at Marlpit Lane was named. It all begins next Wednesday. Giant Marbles is the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green’s family lawn bowls club in … Continue reading

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Park benches provide another boost to volunteers’ efforts

Two months into the summer season of lawn bowls and a re-opened putting green, and the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are looking for more help, this time to offer out-of-school-hours lessons for youngsters. Buoyed by the success of … Continue reading

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Hundreds turn-out to get Marlpit Lane’s season underway

Hundreds of Croydon residents – and quite a few from further afield – turned out to celebrate the reopening of the bowling green in Coulsdon Memorial Ground last Saturday. The event was organised by the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowlers tee themselves up to putt on golf

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green are getting ready to tee off for a new season by offering re-opened pitch and putt and putting greens in the park from April 19. Yesterday, volunteers from the Friends were hard at … Continue reading

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Poppy Cafe, Coulsdon re-opening: Nov 9

The long-awaited Poppy Café at Coulsdon Memorial Ground will be opened officially on Saturday November 9. The café will be holding an event from 10am to 3pm in the form of a Discovery Trail inviting people to find out more … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green re-opens after council cuts

Marlpit Lane bowling green in Coulsdon, after facing possible closure when Croydon Council withdrew funding for the sports venue in 2011, is once again open. The green can be used by experienced players to enjoy a game of bowls, or … Continue reading

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