Drakes Pride are the most reputable and longest standing English bowls manufacturer and have been the leading supplier globally of quality bowling equipment for many decades.
For a guide to sizes and weights, please see our Bowls Buying Guide.
The Drakes Pride XP bowl has the handling characteristics of the world-beating Drakes Pride Professional but with a greater bias than both the Professional and Jazz models that should suit many outdoor greens.
A number of top bowls players have advised Drakes Pride during the development of the XP bowl and it is designed to give the ideal line for an outdoor model. The result is a bowl with the reliable balance of a Drakes Pride Professional bowl and with a profile and line that many bowlers feel is unsurpassed for the outdoor green.
Rob Weale, Commonwealth Gold medal winner said about this bowl: "I won Commonwealth Gold with the last new model from Drakes so couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I was not disappointed! The bowl is beautifully balanced, I've bowled all makes and in my opinion this model certainly delivers the most consistent line."
The extra bias on Drakes Pride XP bowls is also highly suitable for Short Mat bowls and many Short Mat bowlers will find they are unbeatable on Short Mat 45 feet carpets.
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Made in Britain
Standard XP Bowls are normally available from stock but very occasionally some of the sizes, especially the smaller and very large run out. If this happens, the wait is usually a few weeks and we'll ring to let you know straight-away.
Drakes Pride XP bowls (set of 4, gripped, black, heavyweight)
Eng/Wales ETA: 3 working days
Drakes Pride XP bowls (set of 4, gripped, brown, heavyweight)
Eng/Wales ETA: 32 working days
Drakes Pride also produce certain bowls in bright colours for those who like to stand out on the green. Follow the link to view the available Drakes Pride bowls colours. If you see a colour on Drakes Pride website that is not available on ours, please let us know and we will add it.
Only available in Heavyweight. We don't have stock of all types of these bowls so they often need to be made to order - hence our default lead time of around 4 - 6 weeks. You may be lucky in which case they'll arrive within a few days but most will take longer.