MURCH Bowling Club is a hidden gem of Dinas Powys, situated at the end of Sunnycroft Lane (next to the Community Centre).

A local friendly bowling club that was started in 1990 thanks to the hard work and dedication of a local man, Terry Nolan, together with a small band of ladies and men who had the foresight to see what an asset the club would be for the local community.

Over the years members have enjoyed varied success for both the men’s and ladies teams both at home and throughout South Glamorgan.

We recently hosted players from Zimbabwe, Switzerland and the Isle of Man for practice sessions prior to playing in the Atlantic Rim Contest.

This past season has been particularly successful for the ladies as they were first in both the Evening League and Twilight Triples and won the Glamorgan Rinks final competition against fierce opposition.

Also in the past we have enjoyed bowling holidays in Canada, South Africa and Spain.

The weather the past few summers has been excellent and there is nothing better on a warm summer’s day than a game of bowls with like minded people.

Now that we no longer come under the umbrella of the council, we are looking to increase our membership and extend an invitation to local people to come along to the club on Saturday evenings from 8 p.m. throughout the ‘closed season’ (October to end of March) to find out more about us.

They would have the opportunity to meet with current members in a friendly, informal atmosphere and also meet some of our past players and social members and enjoy a drink or two. We are aware that many people in Dinas Powys are unaware that we exist, this is your opportunity to seek us out.

We are eager for our club to continue, as some clubs may fall by the wayside without support from the Council. This would be a shame as it would reduce the number of clubs involved in league games and the competitive edge that we currently enjoy.

We have entered in to a contract with Absolute Green Care and we are determined that our green will improve so that not only do we probably have the best club house in the Vale, we will also have a green to be proud of. The old adage, ‘Use it or lose it’ certainly is relevant as far as bowling clubs are concerned.

Our clubhouse and bar are now available for hire and would be suitable for activities such as yoga/pilates classes, anniversary/retirement parties, meetings/conferences, wakes, or educational classes.

For further information please contact the treasurer or secretary on 02920 513619 and 02920 515568.