The North Yorkshire
Short Mat Bowling Association

Welcome to the website of the N.Y.S.M.B.A.

Formed in 1991, we are the governing body for Short Mat Bowling in our county which now has 39 registered clubs and 800+ affiliated players. All our members are registered with the English Short Mat Bowling Association, the governing body for the sport in England.

We exist to serve the interests of our members in our clubs across the county and we 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 exercise.

Here you can keep up to date with the latest news from around the county and further afield. The site is updated regularly with results of County Competitions, Inter County matches, Club Open competitions and League competitions plus other news when provided.

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


C team (fixture 4) and B team (fixture 2)

October 24, 2021

Sat Oct 23 at North Cave: This game, against Humberside B saw the return to the C team of a familiar face – that of their previous captain, Francis, who having failed to make the Mexican team over the …

A team (fixture 2)

October 11, 2021

It looked as if the team was going to Stockport with their backs against the wall. Several key members were unable/unwilling to travel away and in spite of bringing in 3 new players the team was forced to make the …

C team (fixture 3) and B team (fixture 1)

October 11, 2021

The C team’s opposition were Derbyshire who until their relegation last year had been a regular Division 1 team. A tough match was therefore in prospect and so it proved. Although the Singles took their full haul of 10 points …

C team (fixture 2) v A team (fixture 1)

October 9, 2021

The C team were expecting a tough match against last years Division 2 runners up especially as they had to make 5 changes from the winning lineup in their last match. In the event only 3 games were lost and …

ManCom minutes

October 1, 2021

The minutes of the 41st ManCom meeting held on Sept. 23rd are now available to view. See NYSMBA | Meetings & Minutes