Deane Park Bowls Club was originally an indoor short mat bowls club based in Deane Park Hall, South Ruislip. In 1979 the decision was taken to form an outdoor bowls club and use the green situated in Bessingby Park, Ruislip Manor.
We are delighted that, thanks to the London Borough of Hillingdon, we had a much needed, new clubhouse, for the start of our 2015 season.
We pride ourselves on being a very inclusive and friendly club, all are welcome from absolute beginners, improvers to experienced bowlers. For beginners all you need is a pair of flat soled shoes (no heel), there will be a set of bowls for you to use and plenty of help to get you started. Bowls is an excellent game for gentle exercise, out in the fresh air, amongst friendly and companionable people.
Come along and give us a try.
We have informal Roll-Ups every Monday evening from 5:45pm. and every Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 2:00pm during the season, which runs from the last week in April through to the end of September.
We ask all members wishing to play in the Roll-Ups to be at the green for 2:00pm. for afternoons and 5:45pm. for evenings, to help in setting-up the greens and also to give the Captain time to sort teams for the session's play.
We play 18 ends with a break at 9 ends for a welcome cup of tea or coffee.
Many of our members also play for the Club in our fixtures throughout the season, with matches played around the various clubs in the Hillingdon/Harrow area. However, there is no obligation to play in the matches, both home and away, but we hope that you will.
You can find out about our fixtures and our results by clicking the buttons at the top of this page.
Deane Park Bowls Club Membership
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October Whist report
The victorious whist champs this month were Joy Price and Ray Snook and the "could do better" pairing were Rita Glynn and Ron Spark.
We were all delighted to see Joe Sheppard today after his recent health problems. There was a suggestion that he must be getting low in his red wine cellar but he assured us that this was not the case!
Some unwritten rules to be considered in the playing of whist: "Third player plays high, try and come back your partners lead and never come back your opponents lead!" Though of course it should also be considered that these are just general rules and that no two situations are necessarily the same.
An enjoyable afternoon at the earlier time. The next whist afternoon is Monday 21st November.
Happy Golden Wedding anniversary wishes to our social secretary Ray and his wife Sue who will be celebrating 50 years together this week. Enjoy Venice my friends. - George
An Ectoplasmic Experience at The Mill
Twenty Deane Park Revellers went to The Mill at Sonning last evening to see Blithe Spirit a comedy written by Noel Coward. Sustained by an enjoyable meal which included Steak and Ale Pie, Salmon, Gammon, Sticky Toffee and Apple Crumble we all then took our seats in the delightful theatre a few yards away.
We then witnessed a well acted and humorous show which concluded with most of our party nearly hitting the ceiling with bullets flying about and the set finally falling apart.
An enjoyable evening was had by one and all. - George
Short Mat Bowls
Short Mat Bowls (organised by Bessingby) will be running again this winter. Short Mat will run on: Mondays and Wednesdays only, from 1.30 p.m. starting on 10th October 2016.
Please note however, that there will be no short mat on Monday 17th October (we have our AGM) and no short mat on Monday 24th October and 21st November when we have a whist afternoon.
There is no need to put your name down, just turn up. But you will need your bowls and shoes
29th September - Quiz night
We had another successful quiz night last night 29th September. There were 28 people that took part including 5 from our friends at Bessingby.
The winners being Stan & Rosemary Conner, Sue Snook and Diane Cahalarne. The runners up were John & Janet Gibson, Carol Lathwell and Doreen Woodman. The could do better prize went to John & Kath Clark and Eric & Peggy Peters. - Ray