POWICK BOWLING CLUB
(Founded 1960) - Tel: 01905 426338
Green: Cripplegate Park, Tybridge Street, Worcester
Location of Bowls Club: Find Me
Website: www.cripplegatebowlers.co.uk
   
Cripplegate Consortium
   
Approved Coloured Shirt: None
Club smoking policy: Outside only
Email Contact: peterpatstokes10@yahoo.com
Captain: Pat Stokes Tel: 01905 426338
Mens Singles Champion: Derek Orme Tel:  
Ladies Singles Champion: Betty Dovey Tel: 01905 748897
Club Secretary:
Fixture Secretary:
Peter J Stokes
125
 Monarch Drive

Henwick Park
Worcester  WR2 6EU
Tel: 01905 426338
Email: peterpatstokes10@yahoo.com
       
Exec.Council Members Pat Stokes peterpatstokes10@yahoo.com
  Peter Stokes peterpatstokes10@yahoo.com
       
The Clubs History:      
       

The Club was originally known as Powick Hospital Bowling Club, being formed in 1961, at the Powick Mental Hospital by a Mr Parker-Morgan who was a consultant at the hospital. The games were played in the hospital grounds and very often watched by the patients, who were always accompanied by nurses. Teas were prepared by the hospital catering staff and provided in the hospital dining room, the teas having a reputation for their quality and quantity.  

The hospital closed in 1983, when it moved to Ronkswood, and the greens were literally ploughed up.   The Club shared the Kay’s green at the Cinderella ground for one year and dropped the word Hospital from their title.   Because Kay’s did not want two bowling clubs using their green, the Club applied to use the green at Cripplegate Park, where they have now played for 20 years.

The Club had become successfully established there and has formed part of the consortium for Cripplegate bowlers with the other 6 clubs managing the bowling facilities at the park. Pat & Peter Stokes have run the Club for 20 years and are two of the trustees managing the Consortium.

 

Updated 2017