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The date of the presentation evening has been changed from 7 October, as stated on the fixture card, to the 21 October as the 7th is a quiz night. (Further details later).



Ten teams took part in the annual Burma Star Memorial Cup competition – a bowls tournament played at Adderbury in honour of servicemen who served in the Burma Campaign between 1941 and 1945.

Adderbury, Banbury Central, Banbury Borough, Banbury Chestnuts, Bloxham, Woodford cum Membris, Middle Barton, Byfield, Moreton in Marsh, and Kineton played for the cup which was originally bought by the Burma Star Bowls Club and was competed for by local bowls clubs until 2012.

The competition was revived last year when Moreton in Marsh topped the score sheet.

The 2017 winners were the Banbury Chestnuts rink of Martyn Cooper, Jed Jenkins, Christine Purnell and Maureen Tuffin who scored 37 shots in their five games.

Second were Middle Barton with 28 shots and third equal were Adderbury and Moreton in Marsh with 27 shots. Adderbury's team consisted of Yvonne Twomey, Cliff Hall, Bryan Ogilvie and Tom Clarke.                                                                                                                                                        


  First Saturday of        every month

  £1 per person to            enter

  First question at           8.30pm.

  Doors open 8pm

   Prizes and raffle


Can all bowlers, especially new bowlers, make themselves available for the club’s Saturday and Tuesday fixtures. Saturday captain Bryan Ogilvie 07866 8771213 and midweek captain Rod Head 07951 959990 would welcome calls but best of all would be for bowlers to visit the green and add their names to the lists which can be found on the notice board outside the clubhouse.



The club is thinking of entering an Aunt Sally team in next summer’s Banbury league. Anyone interested should contact Mick Jelfs 07885 163346.



The fixture secretary vacancy has been filled by Chris Holmes. The club is grateful to Chris for taking over this important role.



As announced at the 2016 AGM, the club committee has been looking to unify our dress on the green.

During 2016, we suffered problems with continuity of shirt supply, as a result some bowlers were encouraged to source their own shirts and have them embroidered.

Instances of varying quality and finish as well as unapproved additional features resulted in a loss of uniformity which we are trying to correct.

President Michael Jelfs is trying to source new white cotton shirts and white polyester polo shirts whilst at the same time seeking sponsorship to relieve the burden of initial cost to members.

The committee favours shirts that can be phased in to avoid the cost of replacing all existing shirts at once.

It is intended that the new cotton shirts and polyester polo shirts will be white bearing the club badge and sponsor’s logo as well as the member’s name if requested.

Subject to sponsorship we hope to introduce the new shirts during this season or certainly by the beginning of 2018 season with one free shirt or polo shirt to each member. Thereafter members will be required to purchase additional approved shirts as required exclusively through the club source.

As announced at the AGM once we have secured sponsorship and have example shirts available there will be a Special General Meeting for bowlers to attend and express their views before any final decision is reached.



Adderbury stalwart John Radley has decided to retire from all things bowling.

After much consideration John has resigned from the committee and from his role as fixtures secretary.

John has been a much respected member of the club for many years, during which he has held many important offices.

Club secretary Roger Hack said: “On behalf of all members I would like to express great regret that John has taken this decision after 37 years as a valued bowling member. He has served the club as president, committee member, fixtures secretary and was club captain for nine successive seasons. He has been our greatest ambassador.

“I’m sure everyone wishes him well.”



Guests are admitted to the club only when signed in by a member to a maximum of three times in any one year unless attending with a visiting bowls club or when a premise licence is in force for a ticketed event, quiz night or public event.

This rule applies to members’ husbands, wives, partners, and family where additional membership has not been taken out.

The committee is aware that these rules are being ignored which puts our licence at risk. Consequently, bar staff and committee may request proof of membership where this is in doubt.

Membership cards should be produced when requested. Alternatively there is a list of members in the club which can be checked.

We regret the need for this measure and trust members will not be offended if asked for proof of membership. 



Photos taken at the Captain v President match and at the presentation evening are now on the Gallery page.

Thanks to Maureen Tyrrell for taking and sending the pictures.


Club Winter Opening Hours

Tuesday 7.45pm until 11pm, Friday and Saturday 7.45pm until midnight, Sunday noon until 6pm. Bar could close 10pm at discretion of barman if no-one in.
Club Summer Opening Hours (during the bowling season)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7.45pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 8pm to midnight,  Sunday 
noon to 6pm.