The North Devon and North Cornwall Short Mat Bowling Federation was established in 1987 to promote the game throughout the area.  Over the years it has grown to its present size of 38 Clubs and over 500 players.  The geographical spread is from Morwenstow in the West to Anstey in the East; and from Ilfracombe in the North to Halwill in the South.  Players are all registered with the national governing body, English Short Mat Bowling Association, through their respective County Associations, Devon County Short Mat Bowling Association and Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association

Competitive matches are played both in the main winter season and, to a lesser extent, during the summer months.

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Last Updated 18th September 2018

All Winter League fixtures now on the website

Webmaster: Mike Sutton

Message from Competitions Secretary


You will notice that all the contact information on the ‘Clubs’ page has disappeared!  Hopefully this is a temporary situation.  You will know that there are new data protection regulations (GDPR) which we have to comply with.  This requires individual ‘informed consent’ before we can publish your Personal Information.  Your club should have recently received correspondence on this subject from Federation Secretary explaining the process and requesting individuals to sign and return our Privacy Statement.  The website contact information will be displayed again when I have assurance that we have the required consent so please check that your Privacy Statement has been returned if you want your details to appear again.


Mike Sutton

18th September, 2018


North Devon & North Cornwall

Short Mat Bowling Federation