Bowling Club

Hanwood Bowling Club

Est 1924

President: Tony Burton

Chair: Ursula Longmore  Secretary Bill Longmore

    The 2012 season has come around again and this year Hanwood have seven teams playing from its home green at the Cock Inn, Hanwood. The majority of the teams play during the evening, with games starting at 7.00pm; the exception being the senior citizens who play on a Thursday afternoon.

Hanwood Bowling club always welcomes new members and please feel free  to come and watch any of the teams play during home games this season.    


The   teams play in a number of leagues and divisions as follows:


Division 1 – First team  Captain Dave Burton

Reserve Division 1 – Formerly ‘A’ reserves  Captain Neil Beamond

Division 4 – New Hanwood reserves  Captain Bill Longmore

Division 4 – New Hanwood captain Mike Bennett


Division 1 – Captain Glyn Wellings

Division 6 – John Rowe

Senior Citizens League

Please contact Bill or Ursula Longmore for details.


2011 was particularly memorable as the first team won the Tanners Shropshire Bowling league Division 1 for the first time in 82 years and narrowly lost in the final play-off game to get promotion back in to the premier league.

Furthermore The Wem league ‘A’ team won the knock out cup for the third year running and the ‘A’ reserves won the Scadding cup. Hanwood teams are hoping for another successful year and  a couple of big signings have been secured.


May and June have been busy months for the club with both league and competition fixtures.  Success has been achieved in the county cup, with the first team due to play in the quarter finals on the 27 June 2012 at Bowring against Burway. Hanwood defeated the following teams (Craven Arms, Wrockwardine Wood and Madeley Cricket club) to secure their quarter final place.

The first team captained by David Burton reached the semi-finals of the premier league cup losing to St. George’s , however Hanwood remain in the champagne Cup and are due to play in the Quarter finals scheduled for the 4 July.

With regard to league tables, the first team are second and have a good run of home games to look forward to. The ‘A’ reserves captained by Neil Beamond are mid table and the Wem league first team, captained by Glyn Wellings are currently fourth.

All club teams have been involved in a busy round of fixtures and the green remains in use most evenings of the week.

With regard to Individual performances Hanwood have four players (Phil Talbot, David Burton, Ashley Wellings and Jonathan Mansell) qualifying for the County merit finals on the 24 June 2012 at Bicton Bowling club.

See below for links to other Bowling club pages.








Hanwood Bowling Club History

Results and Fixtures

County Games