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

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  -       £2.50     (£4 for guests)

             Juniors  -  £1

    •    Coaching  -                Free

    •    Equipment hire  -        Free

    •    Lockers for season  -   £5


      Juniors must be under 18 and in full time education

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.

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)

Marjorie Ward

(Social Liaison Officer)

Bill Downie

(Webmaster & Denis’s I.T. Apprentice)

Brian Grint

(Publicity Officer)

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          

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 Section       

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






Ladies Section       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

Away to North Walsham the Ladies A  were intent of returning home with a good haul of points. Lynne Cannell, Pat Dickinson and Barbara Meeks were7 -2 up at 5  and  10-8  at 10 then finished with a 5 and a 3  to win 19-9.  Jot Pearson, Gwyn Xuereb  and Marie Morton  were 5-2 at 5 9-6 at 10 and finished winning the last 3 ends and won  14-6. Geraldine Reeve’s  block were 3-1 at 3 ends then lost 9 ends on the trot but kept it to singles and finished losing 5-12.  Jenny  Kirby’s  block were  6 each at 9 ends then dropped a 5 and finished losing 8-14.

Result 46-41  and  6-2  pts for a good win.



Men’s ‘B’ Team       

Away  to Bowling Club B the Men’s B were in for another very close finish and the final bowl of the game made the difference of winning 6-1  and  losing 2-5.

Will Jeffries, Arthur Jolliffe, Alan Benson-Nutt  and David Brawn won 7 of the first 10 ends to go 10-4 up then dropped a 5 on the 14th to be 12  each, 15 each after 18,  and  1 shot on the final end gave them  a deserved 18-16 win. Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson, John Harris and Wyn Willimott  came   back from 1-11 down  to 12  each on 18  ends, dropped a 3 on the final  end  but still won 17-16. Vic Moore’s  rink  were 10-12  at 10, then 12-18  at 15 and in   close final end lost  20-21. Brian Grint’s rink  were  8-5 up  at 10, 10 each at 16,  and in  a finale  saw Scott Turner  draw the shot only for the opposition skip to turn it round to a  2 on the final and Acle lose 13- 16  and the game 68-69.

Result  68-69 and 2-5 pts


Ladies ‘B’ Team       

At  home to the Dell  the  Ladies B were looking to continue their winning streak.  Caroline Hines, Zoe Roberts  and Jude Ward went from 6-3 up  at 5 to 18-3 at 10 and all  playing well won 18-5. Pam Spooner, B. Stanton  and Jackie Smith  went 9-0 up at 5  and 18-1 at 10 and were disappointed to drop a 6 on the final end but won 19-9. Sandra  Edmonds , Marie Barker  and Rose Yaxley were 6-3 up  at 7  then 8-11 down playing the final end but scores 3 shots to draw 11 each. Sandra Faircloth’s  block recovered from 3-9 down to 7-9    but finished  losing 7-12.

Result 55-37  and  6 ½  - 1 ½  pts



Men’s ‘C’ Team       

At home to Pentney A  the Men’s C needed a win to climb up the  table. Barry  McGrath,  G.Webb, Colin Starkings  and Alan Jones scored a 5 on the first end  and by 10  were 13-4 up,  18-8 at  16   and only losing 7  ends won 21-11. Terry Bachelor, Brian Hearn, Colin Minns  and Gordon Ives   were 13-7  at 10,  14-11 at 15, won the final 3  ends to finish     20-13. John Lettice rink  were 7-9  at 10  ends, 7-16 at 15 then 9 shots in  3  ends made it 16 each, 18 each playing the  final end  but lost 18-19. Mick Askham’s rink  went from 2-13 down to 12-14 at 15, then dropped a  5  and lost 16-22.

Result  75-65 and 5-2 pts


Ladies ‘C’ Team       

On Saturday, they were at  home to  a   doomed  Yarmouth B and therefore  were hoping for a win. Caroline Goodhand, Jenny Woolaston  and  Madge   Wise scored a 4 on the 8th  to go 11-6  up and a 7  on the final end made it a 22-7 win. Patsy Birks, Wendy Woolaston  and Jayne Greenacre scored  a 5 on the 4th to be 7-4 up , went 14-4 at 8 and won  16-9.Eileen Airey, Jane Naylor  and Val Giles were 0-5 down then scored 6  singles to be 6-5and finished  9 each. Pauline Lewis block were 5 each a 5, 8-10  at  10  and lost 89-15.

The second win this year against a team  and  club sadly destined  for extinction.

Result    55 – 40  and 6 ½  - 1 ½  pts

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