A bit about us

Established in 1901, we have been a home to bowlers in Banbury for 120 years and a totally mixed club since the mid 1950’s, the first in Banbury.
 
“Bowling for everyone” could be our club motto as we cater for all levels of bowling skills, from members who enjoy a friendly roll up, through those who participate in our extensive friendly fixture programme, to the Ladies and Men’s competition bowlers who over the years have had wide success at County and National level, plus representation from our lady members at International level. Beginners of all ages are most welcome and coaching support is at hand to introduce them to the sport. Our membership is fairly constant between the mid 80’s and 90’s.
 
All members are encouraged to join in the club Men’s, Ladies and Mixed competitions, and to also play in the friendly fixtures against other local clubs, it is a great way to improve your game and also to discover that you can compete against even our top players. An Annual Dinner for all members is usually held at the end of the season. 
 
The clubhouse has a comfortable lounge bar which is open during evenings when matches, leagues and competitions are being played and the large patio area between the clubhouse and green is the perfect area for members and visitors to relax on summer evenings and enjoy a drink whilst watching games.
 
In addition to bowling members’ a warm welcome is extended to non-playing social members.
 
The club opens for bowling mid April and our season closes around the third week in September.
Play is allowed from 12.00 Monday – Friday and from 10.00 Saturday and Sunday.
 
On Wednesday afternoons the Millenium League is run for teams of club members and bowlers from local clubs. Wednesday evenings sees our ladies competing in the West Oxfordshire league whilst on Thursday evenings the club has two men’s teams competing in the Oxford and District Bowls League where the club has the enviable records of having won the Premier league 9 times 6 of which were in consecutive years from 2004 and 2009.
 
Whether you are considering taking up bowls as a new activity, thinking of changing clubs or have moved into the area and are looking for a club to join, we would be pleased to hear from you and provide you with further information. Bowls is for all ages and a great activity for the whole family. Do contact us if you'd like a trial session and some free coached sessions to introduce you to the game and the club, our coaches are always ready to respond.
 
 
  • Website Updated: 15.06.2021.
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