In August 1996 a group of local residents liaised with Solihull Cricket and Tennis Club to make use of the green area at the front of the Main Clubhouse, which was the site of unused cricket training nets. The net area was dug up, prepared and seeded, and developed by a group of willing helpers and the makings of what is now a county standard Crown Green Bowling Green emerged. A group of interested and enthusiastic bowlers played regularly, eventually forming a “Bowls section” with its own Management Committee within the grounds of Solihull Cricket and Tennis Club. Regular playing times were introduced together with a more structured approach to Members Subscriptions and finance to help with maintenance costs.
In 2000, the Club was approached by Members of the Yew Tree Bowls Club who were looking for a new ground and for the next season the two clubs shared the facilities. Yew Tree vastly improved the Green with their expertise and excellent Greens-men. In 2002 the two clubs amalgamated, although Yew Tree continued to play league matches under their own name. At the AGM in 2002 the new Club of Solihull Marsh Lane was born and has continued to grow from strength to strength.
In 2011, Land Rover Bowls Club lost its facilities and its members were welcomed into Solihull Marsh Lane.
We now have one of the finest Greens in the Midlands, which is of county standard and during the past few years we have hosted a variety of County and Representative Fixtures.
We currently have a number of teams playing in various local Bowls Leagues. We also have internal Club competitions, meet regularly for more social bowling, and when the Green is available members are encouraged to use it for practice.