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.


Club Fees

    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •    2 hour rink fees  -       £3.00     (£4 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.

Ladies County  Leagues in progress

Acle’s County Federation Champions 2018/19 

Pictures from our Presentation Evening 2019

Committee Members

(Rogues Gallery)

Denis Goodley


Lilian Barber

(Secretary & Ladies Secretary)

John Baldry

(Men’s President)

Wendy Woollaston

(Ladies President)

Barbara Meeks

(Ladies Competition Secretary)

Barney Wymer

(Men’s Competition Secretary)

Ken Scott-Greenard

(Recreation Centre Representative)

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

Marjorie Ward

(Social Liaison Officer)

Peter Church


The Club’s Spacious Bar Area

Bill Downie

(Webmaster & Denis’s I.T. Apprentice)

Brian Grint

(Publicity Officer)


Internal Leagues      Click on a day

Monday   Tuesday       Wednesday   Thursday

Friday     Weekend        Summer Leagues          

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 

Match Reports       

Men’s ‘A’ Team       

Away to Lynnsport the Mens A were intent on a win and Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom, Tony Dunton  and Dan Ramsbottom  were 10-7 up at 10, 15-9 at 15 and won 22-11.Richard Pope, Robert Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby  were 6-12 at 10, a 5 on the 13th made it 13  each and a 4 on the final made it a 21-18 win. Simon Elliott’s rink were 7-10 at 10, 13 each at 14 but  13-20 at 18 and lost 15-23. Ian Wones rink were 5-15 at 10 then 15-17 at 15 but lost 19- 23.

Result  77-75  and 5 – 2 pts and finish as runners-up in the league.

Men’s Section       

 Playing away at North Walsham the Ladies A Team were Aware they were in Contention   9 ends and  won 11-8. Lynne Cannell, Sheila Stacey and Jenny Kirby in a tight game were  5-2 up at 7 ends , 6 each at 11  and drew 8 each. Mel Hayletts block scored a 6 on the 7th to go 11-6 up but dropped a 5 on the penultimate end and lost 14-16. Geraldine  Reeve’s block  Struggled to find form  and lost 5-15.

Result  38 – 47 and 1 ½  - 6 ½ pts  A result that means they miss being County Champions by one Point and have to settle for the runners up slot.

Ladies Section       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

At home to Shotford A the Mens B Team  were  looking for a win to finish high in the table. Brian Kirby, Ian Wilson, Aaron Linford  and John Harris were 4-10  down after 8  ends but were 13 each at 15, determined not to stick on 13 they won all the remaining ends and won 23-13. Ken Squire, Will Jeffries, Chris Brister  and Brian Grint scored two 4’s to go 8-5 at 5 ends, 12-9 at 10, a 5 on the 13th made it 19-10, a 4 on the 17th and won       27-19.  Malcolm French , Sid Siely, Vic Moore and Scott Turner  went 7-1 up at 5, 10 each at 13, a 4 on the 20th helped them to win 18-13.John Sparrow’s rink were 4-10  at 10, 7-16 at 15, scoring 10  singles they lost 10-21.  Scoring 17 shots to Shotfords 5 in the last 3  ends gave them a 78  - 66  win  and 6-1 pts.

This result gives them the 4th place  with the possibility  of 3rd in the League.

Away  to Diss A the mens C Team were aware the wrong result could threaten relegation. Andy Goodhand , Ken Scott Greenard, Brian Hearn, and Colin Starkings went 8-10 down at 10  then  16-13 up at 15, 20-18 on the final end and secured a win with a 6. 26-18. Peter Clayton, Norman Peck, David Airey and Alan Jones playing Roger Barnbrook were14  each at 14  then 22-14 at 19 and won 22-20. John Lettice rink came back from 5-13  to 15-18  but lost 17-19  while Mick Askham rink started badly and lost 10-42.

 A good result that keeps them in division 2

result  75-99  and 2- 5 pts

Men’s ‘C’ Team       

Men’s ‘B’ Team       

The  Final game of the season  for Acle Ladies B  was away to Lowestoft Railway and a win Should assure them  as  Southern  league Champions.  Caroline Hines, Sandra Faircloth and captain Julia Crosby Cruised into a 10-0 lead  after 5 ends, by 15 it was 17-5, a 6 on the 11th  helped them to a resounding 23-7 win. Pam Spooner, Barbara Stanton and Jackie Smith were 4-3 at 5, 12-4 at 10 and won 15-11. Sandra Edmonds, Zoe Roberts  and Judith Ward  went 3-8 down at 5, a 6 on the 10th made it 11 each and fished 13 each. Elaine Donovan ‘s block  lost 6-15.

Result   57-46  and 6 ½  - 1 ½  pts

This result  should  make them League champions  and will head to the Premier next season.

The Ladies C played Shotford B and it was Caroline Goodhand,  Jenny Woollaston  and Madge Wise who lead the way  going 11-0 up at 5 , 18-2 at 10 and  won 23-3. Ann Burnay,  Jean Naylor  and Pauline Lewis were 5 each at 5 , 9 each at  11  but a 5 on the final end gave them a 15-9 win. Leslie Hall, Wendy Woollaston  and Hazel  Jarvis dropped a 5 on the 7th but fought back and finished drawing 11 each. Val  Giles block  lost  5-12.

Result  54- 35  and  6 ½  -  1 ½  pts

Ladies ‘B’ Team       

Ladies ‘C’ Team       

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 by Bill Downie

Acle Recreation Centre

Bridewell Lane

Acle,   Norwich

Norfolk.   NR13 3RA

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