New rules allow Cramlington Bowling Club members to return to the green
May 29, 2020
Members of Cramlington Bowling Club are delighted to be able to step on to their beautiful green again to resume play, having adapted their rules to adhere to the new restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Because staff from Cramlington Town Council’s Partnership Team have been maintaining their normal cutting routine since March, the green is in excellent condition.
Club secretary Bob Harrison said “Our playing surface is envied by most visitors, even those from exclusive private clubs are often heard to say that they wish their green was as good as ours. The committee and members of Cramlington Bowling Club are very appreciative and grateful for the efforts put in by the grass cutting team.”
“Of course the safety of those cutting the greens is of paramount importance and that is why one of our new rules states: When Council staff visit the club to carry out green maintenance work, members must leave the premises immediately and only return after the council staff have left the club.”
The new playing guidelines state that the green must be pre-booked, play will be in one hour sessions, there will be a two rink separation between pairs/players and parties of up to four players only on the green at any one time. Players should ideally travel alone and arrive no more than ten minutes before their session begins.
A full list of the new regulations can be found HERE
The club, which was established in 1929, has been located at Ann Welfare from its inception.
They have considerable success to their name and are currently in the top division of all the County leagues. They are Champions of The Blyth Valley League, The Crawford Smith League and hold the Jubilee Cup which is one of three County Cups.
In ‘normal’ times the club provides a mix of casual and competition play and is happy to welcome newcomers. They provide equipment and coaching free of charge to beginners.
More information can be found on the club’s website HERE