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Welcome to Chester-le-Street Bowling Club.

Latest - Coronavirus News

Unfortunately we have been advised by DCC that the greens

will be CLOSED for the foreseeable future.

Update Wed 27th May 2020 - Although the government have advised that playing bowls is now permitted with restrictions, Bowls England are seeking clarification on what restrictions/additional personal protection etc is required.

See Bowls England document in the Coronavirus section - subpage of the home page.

Further information will be posted here once we know the way forward.


 We are a very friendly club dating back to 1934 with both male and female members and we are always looking to recruit new members. Why not come along to our weekly "Roll-Up" on Sundays 10am 'til noon during the playing season.

The club is open to members and non-members for casual bowling between April and September around 1pm 'til 3pm weekdays (weather and green condition/availability permitting). 

Our clubhouse is located within Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street with a backdrop of the magnificent Lumley Castle.

The club will compete in 4 leagues in 2019:

  • Monday      Pelton Fell & District League
  • Tuesday      Durham County Bowling Federation Veterans Section (Central Division)
  • Wednesday North West Durham League
  • Thursday     Sunderland & District Bowling Association - Howey League

We also run Open Pairs & Open Triples competitions as well as Open Days.

The club also shares its facilities with the Durham Croquet club .