DBE Ladies Pairs at Charlbury Bowls Club

Sunday 3rd July 2022 Reported by Kath Lloyd, our Chairman Adie and I went to Charlbury Bowls Club, Oxfordshire to watch DBE Ladies Pairs Day.  The club was lovely and welcoming.  We were blessed with good weather and with a very enjoyable atmosphere.   This was a well organised day with help from many people enabling good competition. After the morning matches a lunch was presented by the club and after the afternoon matches before the…

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Thame BC – Game 14

Saturday 25th June Friends of English Bowling visit Thame Bowls Club It was perfect weather for bowling, although the breeze was challenging at times, but nobody’s complaining!    There were nine counties representing Friends, and a very welcome and plentiful buffet lunch greeted us, supported by Janet and Wendy minding the bar.   Well, all good things come to an end, on to the game!! After the obligatory group photo, Thame’s Captain, John, welcomed Carolyn, captain…

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Henlow Park BC – Game 13

Sunday 19th June,  Henlow Park Bowls Club. Arriving at Henlow several bowlers from Bedfordshire had already played at other clubs in a local Bedfordshire Competition, so they were fully warmed up.  We were disappointed to learn that their President would not be in attendance as he and his wife had both caught Covid (it’s still about).  It was also a big disappointment for Bob Hirst, as he had been waiting 2 years for this game. …

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Market Overton BC – Game 11

12th June 2022   The Friends of English Bowling v Market Overton BC. The day started with a fresh breeze, but the Sun came out and it was a glorious afternoon. We received a warm welcome on arrival and were treated to a wonderful meal after the match and given sustenance from the well-stocked bar. The match, on four rinks, was played in the usual good spirit and after 21 ends we ended up on top…

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Oakham BC – Game 10

Saturday 11th June  –  Oakham Bowls Club. The journey began in full sun, but approaching Rutland Water, and Oakham Bowls Club,  clouds were in abundance.  Fortunately the clouds produced only a few spots during the game and most of the time we played in sunshine, as it should be for an outside sport in Summer! We were welcomed with tea and biscuits and introduced to Rutland’s Vice President Graham Cole and Captain Alan Jones.  Alan…

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Bere Alston BC – Game 4

Thursday 19th May  at  Bere Alston Bowling Club. After a couple of wet days playing in Devon in the final game of the week, The Friends’ team were relieved to play in the sunshine at Bere Alston, a club with only 30 playing members with excellent clubhouse and facilities. We were greeted at lunchtime with very nice sandwich’s, sausage rolls, and a selection of Home made Cakes (yummy yummy). With a good green and ideal…

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DBE Ladies Day – 4th July

  July 2021 The new DBE Ladies Pairs Competition supported by “ Friends of English Bowling” took place at Charlbury BC.  The setting was wonderful, and the club could not have been more helpful to make the event a huge success. Players from all sections were represented with the Final consisting of a player with a visual impairment, a player with learning difficulties and 2 players with physical disabilities – just proving how diverse and…

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Leamington Highlights 2019

Friends of English Bowling support many of the National Championships held at Leamington …    take a look at some of the valiant winners this year.    All the photographs below are kindly provided by Bob Saunders Photography   SURREY STARS RETAIN JOHNS TROPHY Surrey have retained the Johns Trophy after defeating Wiltshire in a repeat of the final from 12 months ago.   DEVON DELIGHT IN MIDDLETON CUP Devon have secured their fourth Middleton…

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