Founded in 1847 Wakefield Sports Club started life as a single bowling green, located 7 minutes walking distance from the town hall, gifted to a group of local men by Lord Smirthwaite. In 1848 a cricket club joined forces with the bowlers and formed Wakefield Cricket and Bowling Club playing on what was then Grove Hall grounds.
In the 173 years since that amalgamation the club has travelled a long sporting road mixed, as all sport is, with highs and lows.
From that single bowling green the club has grown to a 7 acre site that is home to Bowls, Hockey, Squash and a Rifle and Pistol club. A unique addition to the club is Wakefield Jazz who enjoy the same status as all the sporting sections.
Our central clubhouse started life as the “Bowls Hut ” and over the years has been extended and now provides social facilities for all our sections as well as being available for private functions.
You can be sure of a warm welcome here at WSC as a player or just calling in for a drink.