Winter Leagues 2022-23

Will all Team Captains please ensure you have entered your team or teams for this coming winter.

Entry forms available in the usual place at the club, then posted in the white box.

Its a massive help to the League Secretary if entries are in EARLY and leagues filled up to capacity.

Also could you make aware other members (and NON members) to emphasise how good our facilities are.



Update on club opening

You must have had both covid jabs to enter the bowls club, the only exception is if you have not been offered the vaccine yet ie juniors then a mask must be worn.
Junior and newbie training available by arrangement and every Tuesday from 5pm until 6.15pm commencing 5th October.
For roll up sessions eg lunch times please contact the office for availability .
A bowls drive will be held every Friday afternoon from 2.30pm until 4.30pm, please support Anne who has kindly volunteered to run the sessions.
Membership is now due, payable at the office or a member of staff.
This years AGM is being held on Sunday 31st October at 4pm. Active and enthusiastic committee members required, see AGM notice.

Coronavirus and our club

Commencing 18th May the indoor bowls club subject to government regulations, EIBA guidelines and demand will open Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10.30am until 12.30pm and Tuesday evening‘s 6.30pm until 8.30pm for roll ups.
Rink bookings must be made in advance initially through Mark O’connell 07576659982 and then at the club during the Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions.
All 8 rinks are available for booking up to a maximum of 6 players per rink, there is no minimum number when booking a rink but if you have less than 4 players on the rink you must be prepared to share that rink on the day.
It can be assumed that face masks must be worn on entering the club along with the mandatory temperature check.
There will be no food or drinks available at this time.


A Brighter Future For Gresley Indoor Bowls

A Brighter Future For Gresley Indoor Bowls

New LED lighting at the Indoor Bowling Centre at Gresley Old Hall in Church Gresley is proving a big hit with bowlers and management alike. The 40 metre long bowling carpet takes a lot of lighting and more than 120 LED panels are being installed to replace the fluorescent lighting fitted when the Centre first opened 30 years ago. As well as improving the lighting for bowlers the new panels use less than half the electricity and will thereby make the Centre more financially and environmentally sustainable. Bowls captain, Mark O’Connell, who is pictured holding one of the new LED panels, said “As the work has proceeded the difference between the old and new lighting has been clear for all to see and the improvement is striking”. The work is due to be completed next week. [22January].

Gresley Old Hall Chairman, Roy Hyde, said “We are grateful to the South Derbyshire Miners Association and the Community Priorities Fund of South Derbyshire District Council for their financial support for this important lighting project. Their funding will also enable us to renew the heating of the bowling centre during the summer. We will shortly be celebrating the 30th anniversary of it’s actual opening in the autumn of 1990 and it’s official opening by Princess Diana in January 1991 so this is a great way to be starting our anniversary year”.

Trustees of Gresley Old Hall Community Centre
January 2020

New Website

The new CGIBC website has just gone live, I hope you all like the new site and find it easy to navigate.

I’m on hand if anyone needs any help, email:


Paul – Hinckley Web Design