Welcome to Suffolk Short Mat Bowling Association (SSMBA)   

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site. If you are new to Suffolk and would like details of clubs near to you then please contact our Secretary, Pam Fayers, on 01449 770080. Our site is aimed at providing you with straight forward contact details and information about what goes on in Short Mat Bowls in Suffolk.

 Short Mat Bowls began in Suffolk in 1985 and we are affiliated to the national body, English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA). There are 20 clubs registered with Suffolk this season (2019/20), playing in two leagues, Ipswich & District League, and Waveney League. For more details click on the League Tables tab.

The county also enters a team in the Inter County Competition (ICC) playing home and away fixtures against Norfolk, Essex, and Kent in the group stage, going on to play other counties in the knock-out stages according to their group position. To read match reports click on the Suffolk County Team tab.To view match results across the country go to the ESMBA website ( www.esmba.co.uk )

Notes regarding CORONAVIRUS situation

The national body (ESMBA) have issued a statement dated 20th. July 2020 saying they are awaiting approval from Sport England for the guidance they have prepared for clubs to resume bowling. Once they are approved the ESMBA will, on it's web site, publish the steps to be taken so that clubs can begin playing. However, the ESMBA does not support clubs resuming at present.