Welcome to Alton Social Bowling Club
Alton Social Bowling Club is affiliated to: Bowls England, Bowls Hampshire, Basingstoke & District Bowling Association, Whitchurch League and the Three Counties League.
Our club was started by various employees of the Courage Brewery back in the 1950’s. Some of the original members were the Mr’s J Wiltshire Snr & Jnr, Tom Miles, E Appleford, R Langridge and R McPherson.
The club began as a three rink green at the back of Swathmore House in the High street (now an Estate Agents).
There were no fixed matches at the time and members would have “roll ups” each Wednesday evening.
Around the end of the fifties the bowling green was laid out at the Bass sports ground near Anstey Lane, Alton, where we had many successful seasons. In May 2016 we relocated to our new facility, a six rink green, at Chawton Park Road, Alton, Hants GU34 1RF. This is adjacent to Chawton Park Indoor Bowling Club and is now considered to be one of the best, if not the best green in Hampshire.
We are a small friendly club, small enough so everyone supports each other BUT big enough to compete locally and throughout the District and indeed County to a very high standard.
The Ladies section is extremely successful while the Men’s section have enjoyed individual and group success at District and County and National level.
The club offers bowling at whatever level you may require. From a social afternoon friendly with tea and cakes to fiercely competitive games in District and County Competitions and Leagues.
We have several trained coaches, so new bowlers are always welcome, whatever your age!
We are continually striving to build on our successes each year and our club is now highly regarded in the County and beyond.