Norfolk’s Leading Indoor Bowls Club

Welcome to Acle ibc

      Where we breed Success


What we can offer you:

Acle Indoor Bowls Club offers its members a large array of internal leagues at all times of the day and evening as well as plenty of ‘Roll up’ sessions.  We also offer the opportunity to enter Club, County or National competitions.

 We can offer something for everyone at any level.


Below is a  Presentation that can be seen on the 2 TV screens at the Club at the moment.     It includes a video taken by Bob Oakley on our Opening Day in 1993.   

Ladies County  Leagues in progress

Club Fees


    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •    2 hour rink fees  -       £2.50     (£5 for guests)

             Juniors  -  £1

    •    Coaching  -                Free

    •    Equipment hire  -        Free

    •    Lockers for season  -   £5


      Juniors must be under 18 and in full time education

What we can offer you


Acle Indoor Bowls Club offers its members a large array of internal leagues at all times of the day and evening as well as plenty of ‘Roll up’ sessions.  We also offer the opportunity to enter club, County or National competitions.

 We can offer something for everyone at any level.

Where we are

New Members

At Acle Indoor Bowls Club, we always welcome new members. Beginners can take advantage of free hire of equipment and coaching by our fully qualified coaches. This service is also free of charge.  We also have a special wheelchair for use on the rinks, for the disabled.

Of course, experienced bowlers of any level are also made more than welcome at Acle.

Acle IBC  has 2 hour sessions on every day of the week during the main season ( September - April ). During these sessions, various events take place:

       •    Internal leagues (Pairs, Triples & Fours, all in Mens, Ladies and Mixed formats).

    •    A friendly ‘Drive’ session where you may be drawn to play against (and with) anyone. All very light hearted and a half time cup of something refreshing goes down very nicely.  You may even be in the money at the end of it all.

    •    For those more competitive, there are inter-club matches in the County Leagues as well as Club & County or even national competitions.

    •    We also welcome visiting executive and county teams in friendly games

Acle Indoor Bowls facility was built in 1993 as part of the

 Acle Recreation Centre complex.


At Acle Indoor Bowls, our goal is to provide you with a courteous & professional service of the highest calibre. For those who require help,

our coaches are adaptable and find ways to help you enjoy the sport of Bowls.

Meet friends, have a game and then a drink either in the Bowls Lounge or the Recreation Centre Bar, and on occasions why not a enjoy a meal.

A club steward is always on call in the Bowls Lounge to assist, making your game and visit an enjoyable social occasion. Sport is all about enjoyment and competing, there are many internal club leagues and for those a bit more adventurous Acle Indoor Bowls are represented in County Leagues.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with an Acle IBC representative regarding our club please don’t hesitate to contact us:


At Acle Indoor Bowls, its members always come first.

The Club’s Spacious Bar Area

Live Webcams

The club was the first in the country to have live streaming of the games in progress.   It currently boasts 4 HD Cameras covering all 6 rinks at both ends.   These are live 24/7 for all to see Free of charge.       

Click on the Camera you wish to view below:

Rinks 1, 2 & 3

Scoreboard end

Rinks 1, 2 & 3

Lounge end

Rinks 4, 5 & 6

Lounge end

Rinks 4, 5 & 6

Scoreboard end


Internal Leagues      Click on a day

Monday   Tuesday       Wednesday   Thursday

Friday     Weekend        Summer Leagues          

EIBA   Club & County

EBF  Federation

Club Competitions

Men’s Singles

Men’s Pairs

Men’s Triples

Men’s Fours

Ladies Singles

Ladies Pairs

Ladies Triples

Ladies Fours

Men’s Singles

Men’s Pairs

Men’s Triples

Mixed Pairs

Mixed Triples

Under 25 Singles

Senior Singles

Ladies Competitions

Click on Badge to view all the Men’s County League Fixtures, Tables & Results 

County Leagues       

Click on Badge to view all the  Ladies County League Fixtures, Tables & Results 

Men’s ‘A’ Team       

At  home  to Woodlands the Mens A were  looking for a good win and Ryan Garman, David Cole, Ivan Borrett  with Jamie Howlett went 7-1 up at 5  ends, 13-5 at 10, 20-9 at 15 going on to win 32-14. Richard Pope, Robert brooks, Simon Elliott and George Tubby were 5-11 down at 10 ends then 15-12 up at  15, continued their revival  to win 27-13. Paul  Nicholls, Matty Sparrow, Denis Goodley   and  Tony Dunton were 11-8  at 10, 18-15 at 15 and  went on to win 28-18. Dan Ramsbottom’s rink failed to find their expected form going from 13-10 up at 14 ends and finished losing 13-19.

Result  100 – 74  and 6-1  pts






Men’s Section       

Match Reports       

Match Reports       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

Away to Hunstanton the Ladies  A  found the long Journey a distraction and returned with only one point. Lynne Cannell, Andrea  Morton and Jenny Kirby settled early and went 6-2 up at 5, then 12-4 at 10 and only losing 3  ends  cruised home 25-4. Unfortunately  the other rinks did not fare  so well, Barbara Meeks  lost 10-21, Geraldine Reeve, 5-17  and Mel Haylett‘s block lost 10-16, 

Result 50- 58  and 1-7 pts



Ladies Section       

Men’s ‘B’ Team       

At home to  N.B.C. The Mens B  wanted to continue their winning form.  Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson, John Harris and Wyn Willimott  went 10-8 at 10  ends then moved into top gear as they  won 32-8. Malcolm French, Jim Malcolm , Andy Flynn  and Vic Moore  were 9  -11 down at 10 then hit a purple patch and were 22-11  at 15, finishing winning 23-19. John Sparrows rink were 11-9 at 10 , 14-16 at 15 and 17- 19 at 20  holding game the final bowl crept in as the finished 18-19. Brian Grint’s rink were 12-9 at 10, 15-14 at 15, a chalker on end 20 made it 17 each  on the final end  but lost 17-19.

Result  90-65 and 5-2 pts  and finishing the year in second spot.






Men’s ‘C’ Team       

Away to  Bowling Club the Mens C Team were in for a tough  game.  Barry Mc Grath , Nigel Peck, Les  Meecham  and Colin Minns went 14-8  up at 10  ends then 23-9  at 15 going on to a good win 27-15. Mick Askham’s rink  were 10 each at 9 ends and were 17-18 with 3  ends to play but lost 17-25.  David Crosby’s rink were 9  each at 11 ends but lost 7  ends on the trot  and finished losing 11-24.  Alan Kendall’s rink went from 7-8  at 13  ends to 8-18  at 18 and lost 13-22.

Result 68-86  and 1-6  pts



Ladies ‘B’ Team       

Away at Shotford  the Ladies B had  Anita Nelson, Sharon Boyce  and Rose Yaxley went from 0-4 down to 8-5 up and won 10-6.  Sandra Edmonds, Sue Moore  and Jackie Smith were 5 each at 5, 13-8 at  10  and won  13-12. Sandra Faircloth’s block scored a 5 on the 2nd end but were 5-9 down at 5, 10-14 at 10 and lost 14-16.  Elaine Donovan ‘s block were 1-7 down at 5 and  finished 7-17. 

Result   44 – 51 and 2-6  pts.

Ladies ‘C’ Team       

 Away to the Dell the Ladies C Team realised they were going to have a difficult time and so it proved with Pauline Lewis block losing 0-30, Jane Mann 5-13, and Lesley Hall  11-25, but   Linda O Farrell, Molly Newman  and Val Giles bucked the trend as they scored a 5 on the 6th end and  went on to draw 10  each. Result 26 – 78  and ½   - 7 ½ pts. Their  next game  was  against Diss B at home, with Ann  Burnay, Linda O-Farrell, and Val Giles  close in a low scoring game and won 7-6, and Eileen Airey, Molly Newman and Caroline Goodhand going 6-3 up at 5  ends , 10-6 at 10 and won 14-7. Madge Wise, block  were 8 each at 9 ends but finished 9-17, and  Wendy Woolaston with Leslie Hall a player short did well to only lose     8-11.  Result  38-41  and 2-6  pts.


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