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CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT

From club secretary, Peter Milburn:

Abington Bowling Club, in line with government requests and all available up-to-date information, has taken the decision to close until further notice.

As I am sure all members will appreciate, the need to keep ourselves and others safe from catching this virus, if at all possible, is our number one concern.

Please bear with us and hopefully when the situation eases and restrictions are lifted, we may yet enjoy some of this year’s outdoor season.

Your President Barbara Astle and the rest of the committee wish all our members to KEEP SAFE and abide by all social distancing guidelines. It is our hope we will see you all safe and well later in the year.

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Meanwhile, for attendees of Chris Nightingale's regular exercise classes, she is continuing to offer these via Facebook Live streaming. Please contact her via her page Pilatesnorthampton or her new email address Bodyinbalancenorthampton@gmail.com.
Pilates Online Courses
Wednesdays - 9:15am - £5.50 per session
Strength and Balance Classes - Otago for Older Adults
Mondays - 2pm - £5.00 per session
Get Up and Go - Gentle Aerobics
£5.00 per session
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ABOUT US: Abington Bowling Club is one of Northampton's sporting institutions. Based just south of Abington Park, we are in close proximity to the Old Northamptonians Sports Ground. Just a short way east of the town centre. We provide a competitive but welcoming environment for anyone who fancies taking up outdoor flat green bowls, the most popular form of bowls, and the most inclusive of all sports.


We also boast one of the biggest and most furbished clubhouses in the region, complete with lounge area, dining room and boardroom. We offer usage of any of these to interested parties. Click on 'Hire our Facilities' above to see what we can provide.
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13/9/2019

MONDAY TRIPLES LEAGUE - WEEK 14 (PART 2)

THE LEAGUE CAMPAIGN sputtered to a halt with the already relegated B-team just about avoiding another pointless endeavour at Heyford - and thereby bringing their hosts down with them.

It was the very definition of a lose-lose encounter. The better the result, the more the overall mood would be soured, with nothing to play for on Abington's part. Heyford gave their all, requiring every rink to win, so it must have been especially galling to fall just a handful of shots short, against the side who finished eight points adrift even of their placing of second bottom.


P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Earls Barton
14
10
0
4
856
767
54
Byfield
14
8
0
6
841
822
47
Wootton Grange A
14
7
0
7
836
774
44
Bugbrooke
14
7
0
7
796
810
41.5
Daventry Town A
14
7
0
7
789
857
40
Roade
14
7
0
7
827
864
39.5
Heyford
14
6
0
8
783
857
39
Abington B
14
4
0
10
818
835
31

A swing of five shots on Reg Jones' rink was all that kept Heyford from a miraculous escape, although the Abington trio held a lead from the fourth end onwards. The crucial point also allowed Trevor Aston to leapfrog captain Rob Archer in the merit table rankings. Aston is one of few B-teamers to emerge from 2019 with a positive win/loss ratio, turning out for 12 games and being on the right side of eight of them.

Where the B-team goes from here is far from certain, but with trips to Brackley, Carlsberg and Heyford again to come next year, they will need to regain their wits if they want to make an immediate return to the second tier.

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The A-team also ended on a disappointing note, albeit with a renewed keenness for the following season, losing only narrowly to the new champions Express A in the league's knockout cup semi-final. A longer report of this can be found on the men's page.

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