Welcome to LGBCC

Welcome to our friendly lawn bowls club. Little Gaddesden is near to Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring. Last year (2012) was also our diamond jubilee and was marked by a complete refurbishment of the clubhouse. You can find us in Church Lane off the main village road (just opposite gates into Ashridge Estate) You can find a detailed map here. The club welcomes people of all ages. There is an opportunity to come along and play at least a couple of times before you decide whether you wish to join up. There is adequate parking adjacent to the bowling green. We play outdoor law bowls from May to September and arrange indoor games over Winter.






Saturday May 18th - CLUB OPEN DAY - Come along and join us. Beginners particularly welcome.  We want to recruit new members and if you’d like to play in matches, there will be opportunities.

Saturday May 11th - Horton Trophy. President vs Captain. Club Members only. Our annual event competing for the first trophy of the season.

Tuesday May 7th - Vets League. Little Gaddesden comprehensively defeated Croxley Green Blue to open the season with a victory.

Saturday May 4th - Champions Debut.  Club members only. Last year’s champions will lead teams in a small internal competition to get our season under way properly.

Sunday May 5th - “Come and Try” - Golf Croquet.  Croquet on the lawn with coaching available for all. Why not come and try your hand at croquet? All you need are flat shoes for the green. We have everything else!

Saturday April 27th Open Day - Food, drink and good company. The bowls club will be setting out short rinks and aiming to have a croquet try out at the same time. Come and meet us!  All you need are a pair of flat shoes for the green.

April 2013 - Two open days have been announced on Saturdays to showcase the club. Monday mornings remain open to all comers also. We want new members so if you have thought about playing bowls why not come and try it with us?

March 2013 - Croquet is going to be played on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the Summer. We are seeking new members- no  experience necessary! Find out more about croquet.


  2013 Season - Bowls


Mondays 10-12.00 and Fridays 18-20:00 Weekly - We meet up for friendly roll-ups where anyone can come and join in. Usually, we sort out some teams and have informal matches as practice for the real thing. When we finish play, we usually go into the clubhouse and have tea, coffee and biscuits. Dress code is informal - most players tend to wear grey trousers and white tops but nobody really minds.  Bowling shoes (or for try-outs flat shoes such as indoor racquet shoes are compulsory to avoid damage to the green).

  Match Days


 We play lawn bowls matches internally and externally most Saturdays (14:00 for 14:30 start). Saturdays and Cup Days we wear whites - shirt/t-shirt with white trousers for gents, white trousers or skirts for ladies. Weekday games are white top, grey trousers or skirts. We play some weekday matches usually on Thursday afternoons at 14:30 and our Herts League Matches on Wednesday evenings at 18:00.

All matches and trophy days are detailed on the fixtures page (and on the fixtures calendar on the clubhouse notice board.)  You can read more about the club, its history and members on some of the following pages.



Every year, we hold a number of internal competitions. All full members can take part. There are team trophies such as the Hopkins Cup and Frazer Shield and informal ones such as the Australian Pairs. There are also individual ones such as The Bunting Scroll and, of course, the Marjorie Marshall Trophy played for by the ladies after the traditional lunch out! View the Roll of Honours.

Above: Eddie and Frank renew a friendly rivalry


 Membership 2013 -


The Tariff Page shows the membership rates for the season [Note that you are automatically enrolled as both a bowls and croquet member if you join us and may play either or both.]

  Contact Us


You can email the Membership Secretary or contact other members of the committee.

Club Constitution

Club Committee

Club Social Events

Play and Facilities

Membership Form

For people who want to play bowls at a friendly club near to Hemel or near to Berkhamsted, it is ideally placed.

Bowls is a game for all ages so come on... if you’ve ever thought it would be fun to try or if you are a player who wants to take it up again, if you live near Hemel, Tring or Berkhamsted or perhaps in a village near Gaddesden such as Dagnell or Northall, why not come over and join us for a friendly roll-up.

And by the way, you’ll be welcome to stop for a drink in the clubhouse afterwards if you’ve got time

 Contact : Membership Secretary   Club Secretary   Club Captains   Croquet Representative

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