Welcome to our Website

If you haven't been here since the end of the 2017 season you'll notice some changes. There are some new pages, and there were some pages people never found because the links to them were way down on the Fixtures page. So now all the links to competitions and matches between clubs are in the bar at the top of the page, which should make them easier to find. That bar is on every page. Also "History" isn't in the menu on the left: you'll find that stuff at the bottom of this page.

You'll see that in 2018 we plan to enter some new competitions - click on the name on the bar to find out what they are. We did it because we've got a lot of new members, and we have to make sure that those who like playing in these team competitions have the opportunity to do so.

New Bowlers
About GXBC

Established over 100 years ago, Gerrards Cross Bowling Club (GXBC) prides itself on being a friendly club. We have an excellent 6 rink green located in Maltmans Lane, off Bull Lane, behind the tennis club in a beautiful setting.

Our diverse membership of around 100 playing members and 25 social members.ranges in age from the very young to the very old with standards from international level to "happy to get it on the right rink". 

Our bar is open on weekday evenings and whenever there is a match - and we have a full program of matches. Our social events (Start of season bash, Race Night, End of seaon bash & Dinner & dance) are well attended

Experienced bowlers are encouraged to play with us at any time. We have roll-ups three times each week - Monday and Thursday afternoons and Friday evening.

New bowlers of all ages are warmly welcomed and are given coaching - see the "info for new Bowlers" tab for details.

Although we are primarily a Lawn Bowling club, we also run a Short Mat section and book club through the winter.

If you would like to know more about our club, please browse this website!

If you are interested in joining our club, you will find the information for that here

If you would like to know more about the game of Bowls there is a good description here.

Club History

Robert Brown, a local solicitor, established the bowling green in a part of his garden at the beginning of the last century To begin with he just invited friends for a game, but later certain 'professional gentlemen' of Gerrards Cross were allowed to play, and this led to the formation of a club in 1909.

Robert Brown took an active interest in the Bucks County Bowls Association, and was President in 1929 and 1930. He captained an English team on a tour to the USA in 1928.

The rather 'professional' nature of the club continued until 1969 when the nearby Misbourne club lost its green to developers. Their members joined the Gerrards Cross club, resulting in a more liberal and competitive club of about 50 members.

The Ladies section was established in 1968, but ladies were not allowed to vote until 1993!

The Brown family retained exclusive ownership until 1923 when they granted the club a forty-two year lease at an annual rent of ten shillings. The lease was later extended. The club finally acquired the freehold in 1977 largely through the efforts of Joe Chapman, who went on to become Bucks County President and EBA President.

That same year a disastrous fire destroyed the main clubhouse, along with all the records, papers, and photographs. The fire department had difficulty in handling the fire because of the burning woods falling like bombs from the first floor store.

In the past the club was probably known more for providing County Presidents (six men and two ladies) than it was for winning competitions. In the first eighty years the men were Bucks Cup winners only once, though the ladies did rather better, sending teams to Leamington five times in the 1970's and 1980's.

The last few years have seen much better performance by the men, with a number of county championships and two national titles, plus several players achieving international status.

There is an entertaining history of the game of Bowls here

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Celebrating our Centenary in 2009
Gents v Bowls England
Gentlemen v Bowls England
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Ladies v Bowls England
And the Ladies v Bowls England
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