Although the county is relatively small and mainly rural there are between 350 and 400 bowlers involved in short mat bowling being members of the clubs listed below. As at April 2015, there were 130 bowlers registered with the English Short Mat Bowling Association and the county. It will be seen that there were a large number of bowlers not involved in county activities. Registered bowlers are eligible to take part in county competitions, inter county matches, and national competitions through the ESMBA.

Many clubs have their venues in village halls and quite often members will be more interested in the social aspects of their activities rather than the wider potential of competing at county or national level. There must be, however, some bowlers who would like to enhance their bowling experience by competing at county level.

The county extends a warm invitation to any bowler who would like to become involved in county activities to contact either of the following to discuss the arrangements for becoming registered bowlers with the English Short Mat Bowling Association and the county.

Richard Payne tel. 0784 595 7004
Richard Rose tel. 01562 638 279
Terry Clifford tel. 01562 701 205

The county would like to see an increase in the number of registered bowlers to enable it to field two squads of 20 players for its ESMBA inter county series of matches – it currently fields one.  Additionally the county would like to see more entrants for the annual series of county competitions.

The message here is that there is plenty of opportunity for existing club bowlers to join the county squad and enjoy the additional short mat bowling experience offered by the county.

Club Members Contact
Belbroughton Recreation Centre
Hartle Lane
Belbroughton, DY9 9TJ
10 Dennis Anelli 01562 885536
Churchill and Blakedown
Blakedown Parish Rooms
18 Belbroughton Road
Blakedown, DY10 3JG
24 Alan Walters 01384 831098
Defford *****
Defford Village Hall
Harpley Road
Defford WR8 9BL
35 Richard Booth 01386 751719
Drakes Broughton
Village Hall
Walcot lane
Drakes Broughton, Nr. Pershore
40 Julian Ellsmore 01905 840879
Droitwich Spa
Lido Park
Worcester Road
Droitwich WR9 8AA
70 Pam Ashcroft  01905 830366



Gilt Edge
Zortech Avenue
Kidderminster DY11 7DY
80 01562 829044email:
Malvern Priory
Orchard Road
Priory Park
Malvern WR3 8DX
21 Dorothy Keeling 01905 831542
Bilford Road
Worcester WR3
Cripplegate Park
Worcester WR2 4QG
Ripple *****
Ripple Parish Hall
School Lane
Tewksbury GL20 6EU
16 Monica Carter 01684 593850email:
Porchbrook Road
Kidderminster DY14 9SD
Welland Village Hall
Marlbrook Road
Welland, Malvern WR13
20 Peter Steele 01684 575563

***** These clubs are affiliated to the Gloucestershire short mat bowling association.

The county will be pleased to hear about any new proposals for the formation of short mat bowling clubs within the county and/or affiliation to the county association.

Links to Short Mat Bowling Websites and Associated Activities

 Gloucestershire Short Mat Bowls
 Herefordshire Short Mat Bowls
Shropshire Short Mat Bowls
West Midlands Short Mat Bowls
 Wiltshire Short Mat Bowls
 English Short Mat Bowling Association
Bowls equipment ( Kidderminster ) ( Bowls UK )
26 Horsefair, Kidderminster ( Tel. 01562 749735 )
Bowls equipment ( Pershore) – Pershore Bowls Centre
Unit 5b, Pershore Trading estate. Tel. 01386 552411
Bromsgrove & district Indoor Bowling Centre
International short mat tournaments including those staged at Bromsgrove
Sports Partnership (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)