The Men's Club was formed in 1925. The green being created on land donated to the community by Mrs Ellis. In 1931 the men were joined by a new ladies' club. The early changing facilities were placed on the side of the green adjoining Brabazon Road. The present pavilion was constructed in the 1960s. Many years ago the groundsman would often be present to take casual fees for bowls and for the tennis courts. He would also, for a small fee, put out strings to mark the rinks for members.
Over the years, the men have had success in playing for the County whilst the ladies have achieved international honours and currently provide players for the County team.
In 2006 the Borough Council arranged for the green to be re-laid. Then in 2010, after a period of friendly negotiations, the men's and ladies' clubs unified to form the present mixed club. A new constitution was produced that introduced a management committee to run the affairs of the club.
Information for new bowlers
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Club Coaching Scheme
Oadby Bowling Club offers coaching free of charge to anyone interested in playing the game, from late April to late September inclusive.
The only equipment a new/novice person needs is a pair of flat shoes (no heel). Trainers will suffice. The Club provides the bowls and other equipment free of charge. Coaching, on a one-to-one basis, can be arranged. Please contact the below named to establish suitable dates.
Oadby Bowling Club has two "level 2" qualified coaches who you can contact to make enquiries. The contact details are as follows:-
- Hilary Hargreaves on 01162710601- John Fox on 01162715101
Additionally other experienced club bowlers are on hand to assist. So what have you got to lose? Come along and give it a try.
Click here for an application form.
2018 Competition Winners
|MEN'S MAIDEN||Dave Morris||Keith Snape|
|MEN'S TWO WOOD||Reg Baines||Keith Snape|
|MEN'S PAIRS||John Fox
|MEN'S HANDICAP||Dave Morris||David Spencer|
|MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP||John Fox||Harry Hitchingsr|
|LADIES 3 WOOD PAIRS||Janet Horsley
|LADIES HANDICAP||Angela Finn||Maureen Moore|
|LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP||Angela Finn||Maureen Moore|
|LADIES TWO WOOD SINGLE||Angela Finn|
|LADIES THREE WOOD SINGLE||Maureen Moore||Janet Jorsley|
|LADIES MAIDEN||No Competition||N/A|
|LADIES SWATLANDS TRAY||Nan Laughlan||N/A|
|LADIES CAPTAINS CUP||Val Dilkes||N/A|
|CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS||John Fox|
|MIXED TRIPLES GALA|
|MIXED TRIPLES LEAGUE||Alan Tapson