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  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.



Mick Jelfs is planning a Bowls Tour to Bournemouth next year - 2017 - and would like to know who might be interested in going.

The plan is to travel down on 25 September 2017 and stay four nights. The touring party would return home on 29 September.

Mick says the cost will be £220 per person for four night's dinner, bed and breakfast at the Arlington or Whitehall hotels in Bournemouth. The price includes four bowls matches with tea and biscuits.

The accommodation is for 20 people or more in up to four single rooms with the rest of the party in twin/double rooms.

Wives/husbands/partners are welcome so it could be a nice late break with bowls added.

All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there would be no supplement for the single bedrooms. Anyone interested should add their names to the list in the clubhouse or contact Mick Jelfs on 07885 163346 for further information.



The Burma Star Memorial Cup competition was played at Adderbury in honour of former servicemen who served in the Burma Campaign between 1941 and 1945.

Eight clubs – Adderbury, Banbury Central, Banbury Borough, Bloxham, Woodford Halse, Middle Barton, Byfield and  Moreton in Marsh. – took part.

The cup was originally bought by the Burma Star Bowls Club and for many years was played for by Banbury area bowls clubs

The competition was last held in 2012 and since then the cup has been in the safekeeping of Banbury Burma veteran Alan Orchard – himself a keen bowler who played for Banbury Central, Banbury Chestnuts and Burma Star.

Alan died last year and it was his wish that the tournament should be revived. His widow Sheelagh asked Adderbury to run the competition      

Moreton in Marsh won a closely-fought tournament and received the trophy from Mrs Orchard (see pic). Adderbury came second.

In addition to the trophy the winning club was given £174 – money raised from entry fees, a raffle and a whisky draw – to be given to a charity of their choice.

Moreton captain Tom Harrison said the money would go to Help for Heroes.


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.