The North Yorkshire
Short Mat Bowling Association

Welcome to the NYSMBA

Our Association exists to represent the interests of the players in those Short Mat Bowls Clubs that are located within North Yorkshire – England’s the 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

An introduction to the game courtesy of Dales Sports Surfaces


6th Phil Elgie Triples

March 17, 2019

This was the last open club competition of the season and attracted an entry of 20 teams including 5 from Durham SMBA. All entries had 5 timed games of 35 minutes. The final outcome was that Les & Margaret Lambert …

National U18s – a good day for Daniel

March 16, 2019

Finding himself in the toughest group, it was always going to be a difficult day for Daniel. He had a very close first game against Ryan Fox from Norfolk just losing out by 4 after a brilliant last wood from …

Junior “Fun Day”

March 11, 2019

On Monday 25th February, what we hope will be the first annual Junior “Fun Day” was held at North Duffield. Seven young players (and one not so young to make numbers easier) took part in a series of activities. The …

Kirbymisperton Pairs

March 10, 2019

16 pairs took part with each getting 5 games of 35 minutes. The only Pair to win all games were Pat Lawry and John Eddon (Kirbymisperton) who with a full house of 10 points become the 23rd winners of the …

B team – final fixture

March 6, 2019

With a very convincing win over West Yorkshire B by 32-8, the team finished their most succesful season so far ending 3rd in Division 2 just 3 points short of Durham. An even better final result should have been possible …