The North Yorkshire
Short Mat Bowling Association

Welcome to the NYSMBA

Our Association exists to serve the interests of our members in Short Mat Bowls Clubs that are located within North Yorkshire – England’s largest county.

We all enjoy playing this great little sport and want to see the game thrive and expand. For those with ambitions beyond mere “social bowling”  we strive to provide opportunities for players  to compete at all levels.

By joining our Association our members know that they are making a positive contribution to the running of the game at local, regional and national levels – at minimal cost.

They also know they will have fun, make friends and have regular excercise

Within the pages on this site you will find information regarding us and our activities. We hope you find what you are looking for and that you will re-visit us on a regular basis to keep up to date and informed about what is going on in “God’s Own County”.

For enquiries about our activities or the sport in general contact our Secretary at

An introduction to the game courtesy of Dales Sports Surfaces


VOY league Pairs Day

October 14, 2019

After winning this annual competition for the last 2 years, the Great Ouseburn STARLINGS had their wings clipped last Saturday by Easingwold 1 (code name DESIREE). The STARLINGS had dominated their group 1 games whilst in group 2 both Hambleton …

Premier team – fixture 2

October 13, 2019

After last weeks marginal defeat at home, the team travelled to Cheshire for the return game with no great hopes of a win. However by the end of the 3rd session this looked a distinct possibility with 19 points in …

A team – fixture 1

October 10, 2019

The A team went to Leeds to play West Yorkshire B for their first game and although our opponents had come bottom of Division 2 last year, they were giving nothing away. In fact they  took all 10 points in …

Premier Team – fixture 1

October 6, 2019

A great effort from the Fours who were undefeated (10 points) and a great result for Steve Duffin against Adam Smith (15-13) was not enough to defeat Cheshire. The Pairs and Triples picked up a win each and a draw, …

County Practice Day

September 15, 2019

Although this day was open to any of our members it was attended predominately by those who had played in the 3 county teams last year – 51 in total. A change in format from previous years saw everyone taking …