Lawn Bowling

Cambridge Bowling Club History

The Cambridge Bowling Club is rich in history being established in 1898.

Although the club was formed in 1898 the pavilion was built later, in 1914 by local builder Fred Potts from plans by A B Herrold, and additions were made in 1938 and again throughout the 1970s, including the addition of a second green as the club's vibrant bowling membership grew.

The Club itself is of Edwardian design in a beautiful setting and cost £350.

In 2015 the Cambridge Club (Inc), a social Members Club, amalgamated with the Cambridge Bowling Club and began to trade as the Thornton Club. 

You can read more about the Cambridge Bowling Club history on the  Cambridge Museum Website.

Men's Pairs Championship:  Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November

Men's Junior Championship: Monday 18th November

Club Roll - Ups:
Saturday's at 1pm until January 2020 where they will start at 9am to combat the heat.
Thursdays at 1pm until 5th December then move to 5pm for Twilight Bowls.

Twilight Bowls: Start's Thursday 5th December, 5pm with a BYO BBQ and then bowls
from 6pm.

Christmas Tournament: Saturday 14th December starting at 9am.  Dress in Christmas attire!

Club Championships: January 2020

Waipa Tournaments: January 2020

Business House Bowls:  Starts Tuesday 28th January & will run for six weeks at 6pm each night.


Upcoming Bowling Events

Why join us?

  • We are a very friendly, welcoming  bunch.

  • We are a smaller club, so easy to get to know people.

  • We have a quality green, and quietly boast it's known as the best in the Waikato.

  • Lots of game time available

  • Club offers more than just bowling for your Membership, so great value for your money: Social Nights, Quiz Nights etc, so there is lots of opportunity to make friends.


Don't know how to bowl or would like to improve your game? 

We offer coaching too.

Get in touch today to discuss your needs. 




Phone:  Club President  021885424

or send us a message via our contact Page

©Thornton Club, 37 Thornton Rd, Cambridge NZ