Home


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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MAY

Date
Event
Time
Mon 20th
Pilates
9:30am-12:30pm
12:45-1:45pm
6-7pm
Aromatherapy
7-9pm
Men’s Triples League
A vs. Kingsthorpe B
6:30pm start
Tue 21st
First Aid techniques
6:30-9pm



Wed 22nd
Pilates
9:15-10:15am
10:30-11:30am
2-3pm
6-7pm
Reflexology
7-9pm
Thu 23rd
Age UK Art Club
9:15am-12:15pm
Men’s Friendly
vs. Kislingbury
2pm start
Fri 24th
Pilates
9:15am-12:15pm
Spanish language
10am-12pm
12:15-2:15pm
Spanish conversation
2:30-4:30pm
Sat 25th
Reiki
10am-4pm
Introduction to psychology
12-4pm
Sun 26th
Reiki with crystals
11:30am-5:30pm
Mon 27th


Tue 28th
Women’s Friendly
vs. Woodford-cum-Membris
2:30pm start
Wed 29th
Pilates
9:15-10:15am
2-3pm
6-7pm
Otago
10:30-11:30am
Thu 30th


Fri 31st
Pilates
9:15am-12:15pm

JUNE

Date
Event
Time
Sat 1st
Men’s Friendly
vs. Corby Forest
2:30pm start
Sun 2nd


Mon 3rd
First Aid at Work
9am-4:30pm
Pilates
9:30am-12:30pm
12;45-1:45pm
6-7pm
Men’s Triples League K/O
B vs. Kingsthorpe B
6:30pm start
Aromatherapy
7-9pm
Tue 4th
First Aid at Work
9am-4:30pm
Women’s Friendly
vs. Wellingborough
2:30pm start
Swedish body massage
7-9pm
Wed 5th
First Aid at Work
9am-4:30pm
Pilates
9:15-10:15am
2-3pm
6-7pm
Women’s Friendly
vs. St. Crispin’s
2:30pm start
Otago
10:30-11:30am
Thu 6th
Age UK Art Club
9:45am-2:45pm
Fri 7th
Pilates
9:15am-12:15pm
Spanish language
10am-12pm
12:15-2:15pm
Spanish conversation
2:30-4:30pm
Functional skills
12:30-3pm
Women’s Triples League
vs. Byfield
6:30pm start
Sat 8th
Understanding Serial Killers
10am-4pm
IBC events
10am-5pm
Sun 9th
IBC events
10am-5pm
Catholic confirmation party
7pm start
Mon 10th
Pilates
9:30am-12:30pm
12:45-1:45pm
6-7pm
Men’s Triples League
B vs. Roade
6:30pm start
Aromatherapy
7-9pm
Tue 11th
Thai foot massage
12:30-2:30pm
Women’s Friendly
vs. Kislingbury
2:30pm start
Swedish body massage
7-9pm
Wed 12th
Pilates
9:15-10:15am
2-3pm
6-7pm
Otago
10:30-11:30am
Thu 13th
Age UK Art Club
9:45am-12:15pm
Men’s Friendly
vs. Leicester
2:30pm start
Fri 14th
Pilates
9:15am-12:15pm
Spanish language
10am-12pm
12:15-2:15pm
Spanish conversation
2:30-4:30pm
Sat 15th
Reiki
10am-4pm
Life coaching
10am-4pm
Sun 16th



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LATEST NEWS:

16/5/2019

MONDAY TRIPLES LEAGUE - WEEK 1

SPORT IS about numbers, but some resonate more than most. For Abington's Monday triples league teams, it was 6 that featured most prominently in the first week back of 2019.



P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Kingsthorpe A
1
1
0
0
84
29
6
Abington A
1
1
0
0
95
48
6
Desborough Town
1
1
0
0
61
52
5
Northampton Express A
1
1
0
0
64
60
4
Whyte Melville A
1
0
0
1
60
64
2
Northampton West End A
1
0
0
1
52
61
1
St. Crispin’s A
1
0
0
1
46
95
0
Kingsthorpe B
1
0
0
1
29
84
0

As you can see from the first 1st Division table, Abington A made light work of their trip to St. Crispin's, picking up all '6' points. It's a margin of victory that will be hard to top, but in terms of performance, it should represent a new benchmark for the As, who have underachieved in recent years. Thrashing the team who managed to finish a point above them in last year's competition is exactly the statement of intent we were looking for.


P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Earls Barton
1
1
0
0
77
44
5
Daventry Town A
1
1
0
0
66
56
4
Byfield
1
1
0
0
67
62
4
Roade
1
1
0
0
65
64
4
Wootton Grange A
1
0
0
1
64
65
2
Abington B
1
0
0
1
62
67
2
Bugbrooke
1
0
0
1
56
66
2
Heyford
1
0
0
1
44
77
1

That the B-team aren't also competing in the top flight this year is still frankly baffling. And unfortunately, the late collapse in form that prevented promotion last season seems to have continued into this one, with a deeply disappointing loss at home to Byfield, who have only just come up themselves from the third tier.

As for how '6' figures in all this, one can only refer you to the longer match report, in the men's section. It's only fair to spare blushes on the homepage.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

14/5/2019

*COUNTY COMPETITIONS begin in earnest this week, but there have already been a smattering of results in the national mixed tournaments. Abington's Dave Jones was very much the man of the moment in the Northants area, and Kingsthorpe's Martin Gearey found himself on the receiving end twice.

Partnered by Elaine Cox of St. Crispin's, Jones defeated Gearey and his partner 21-11 in the first round. Just a handful of days later, the two clashed again in the mixed fours. The extra reinforcements aided only the Abington man. Hands were shaken after just 15 ends, with an astonishing final score of 25-4.

By contrast, Adam Hawkings fared less well. He and Gill Crossley exited both competitions at the first hurdle by convincing margins, at the hands of West End's Dave Kovacs in the pairs and Express' Chris Bland in the fours. Debbie Cadd's mixed fours rink also sadly lost to Sharon Tansley's, a spirited effort just drifting away from them in the closing stages.

In other news, John Freeman will once again be in action for the county team on Saturday, May 18th, in their first Midland Counties fixture of the season, away at Derbyshire. By all accounts, our club champion delivered a consistent and steady performance in the Middleton Cup trial vs Oxfordshire.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10/5/2019

*O'LEARY & FREEMAN RETAINED FOR NORTHANTS - Abington duo John Freeman and Tony O'Leary will again be wearing county colours this Saturday, May 11th for the Middleton Cup trial match at home to Oxfordshire. Freeman will be number three to Kingsthorpe's Vernon Gearey while O'Leary will be leading a rink skipped by Northampton Express' Richard Lemon. Best of luck to both in their continued efforts to make an impression on new county team manager Mick Smith.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30/4/2019

*CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to Abington members John Freeman and Tony O'Leary, who have been selected to play in the Northamptonshire men's county team 'trial' this coming Saturday, 4th May.

Both will be bidding to keep their consistent run of appearances at county level going for another year, and perhaps, maybe, hopefully being part of Northants' first Middleton Cup national champions since 1980. In the trial, O'Leary will be leading for veteran skip Roger Tansley of Kingsthorpe, while club champion Freeman will be primed to make an impression, having been entrusted to skip a rink featuring some of the younger players.

The trial will be held at Kingsthorpe, with a start-time of 2pm.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

22/4/2019

*ABINGTON will stage the southern half of Northamptonshire VP Association's annual Harris Cup competition this year, on Wednesday 26th June. Entry is, as ever, open to rinks of players from all clubs. Please contact Dave Williamson on 01604 635012 for yours. Hope to see you there on what promises to be a day of fine weather, friendly competitive bowls, and prize money in excess of £200! 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Some pictures courtesy of:

Click on images for full quality