What's occurring?

Last Match
Last match: Fri, March 25th, 2022 versus Heathfield. Result: Frant 64, Heathfield 30

Join us

The club has roll-ups on Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30 pm. Recent welcome additions to our membership means that we cover the hire cost of he hall with a nominal roll-up fee of £3 per head but we do still have room for more new members. No experience is needed and we're happy to welcome people to one of our roll-up evenings.  Please ask one of our contacts for details.

League reformation

The Wealden SMB league reorganised the league divisions for the 2021/22 season to be a North and a South division to cut down on travelling requirements. Frant played the 2021/22 season as a member of Wealden League North. This arrangement has not being continued into the 2022/23 season so Frant have withdrawn from the league. We have nevertheless registered with ESMBA and ESSMBA in order to ensure continued insurance and to allow arrangements of friendly matches against other clubs as we wish.

The club has had some success in the Wealden league in the past being runners-up in the first division in the 2015-2016 season.

Good news for Frant's defibrillator and the club

A quiz was held at the Memorial Hall on Saturday (18th March) to raise funds for a defibrillator. It was not only a success in this respect but also for Frant Short Mat Bowls Club's scratch team "Bowled Over". After a nail-biting tie break, they won the quiz, proving that experience can triumph over youth. Appropriately the first round was on first aid.

Most people remembered the tune to which CPR should be performed as the Bee Gees "Stayin' alive". (Prospects of success are severely reduced for Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive"!) The tie-break question was to estimate the total number of Covid vaccinations applied up to the beginning of the month. Fortunately for our team our opponents made a miscalculation and our estimate proved to be only a few million out.

The money raised by the quiz will not only fund a defibrillator at the hall but also a back pack version to be available for sporting events.

Finals Night 2023

The in-house competitions drew to a close with Mary Fairbrass winning the singles final against Hazel Sands and Chris and Audrey Hall beating John Young and Hazel in the pairs final. The season finished with the final roll-up on 28th March. Focus will move to outdoors for most of the members who play for the outdoor club on the adjacent green. The season there starts with a barbecue on April 18th. The presentation of the Short Mat trophies was at the end of season dinner on April 11th at the George.

Competition winners 2022/23


The club has now been going for at least 25 years as this picture from 1996 shows. Sadly Graham Elton (back left), Brian Potter (in front of Graham) Alby Cox (beside Brian), Dick Smytherman (beside Alby) and Malcolm Pittam (behind and right of Dick) are no longer with us.

The team, April 1996