Welcome to Abington Bowling Club
Saturday 7th October, 7 for 7:30pm
The outdoor season has ended, but check here for details of events the club is hosting through the winter
ABOUT US: We are Northampton's biggest outdoor bowling club. Our playing surface is one of the highest-rated in the county.
We provide a competitive but friendly environment for anyone who fancies a game of outdoor flat-green bowls, the most inclusive sport of all.
2/10/2023: SEASON CLIMAXES WITH PRESIDENT'S DAY
OUR CLUB PRESIDENT, Jonathan Brown, sends a huge thank you to all the members who turned out for the traditional season finale on Saturday, 30th September. A very healthy attendance of 33 competed for the season's final honour, the Joe Soanes Trophy, with Dave Fage & Joe Kovacs recording the best tally from their three mini-games.
The president also thanked all the members and volunteers who have helped make 2023 such a memorable season, even by the standards of recent years. For some, attention now immediately turns to the indoor game - and make sure to check this page for our indoor friendly fixtures - while the rest pack their gear away until next April. We will bid 2023 a final farewell at the club dinner (Friday 10th November) and ring in the 2024 season when it arrives. Let's hope it's another good one.
24/9/2023: A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all our hosts from last week's club tour, most notaby the Leam Hotel in Weymouth for putting up with us for five days. This was our third visit there in recent years and no doubt there will soon be a fourth in the offing. Many thanks also to the tour party. Collectively, they raised a staggering £440 for our president's nominated charity, The Alzheimer's Society. That money will go towards a better tomorrow for everyone affected by dementia, a group that has included Abington members, and the wider sport of bowls, too often.
18/9/2023: TONY O'LEARY & DEBBIE BRADSHAW are the Abington club champions for 2023.
O'Leary took his fifth club men's crown after a tense final that went the distance. His opponent, Robin Adams, managed 19 shots but the match ebbed O'Leary's way at the right moment. Meanwhile, Bradshaw wins the Abington women's singles for the second time, and her first since 2015.
To do so, she had to beat the dominant Gill Crossley, who was involved in every women's club final - and had even warmed up for this one by beating O'Leary in the inaugural final of the Dave Jones Memorial Trophy. But she will have to wait for her record-equaling fifth ladies club title.
*Like Crossley, O'Leary has been in a glut of finals recently. He swiftly recovered from losing Dave's Trophy with his fourth successive Abington veterans cup. Though massive congratulations are in order for Dave Poole, who kept O'Leary at bay in the men's handicap final for his first ever club honour. O'Leary's season was at least rounded off in fine style with the small matter of his Leamington-qualified triple - also featuring Iain Walker & John Freeman - proving triumphant in the Midlands Counties Championships.
Other Activities we Host
ABINGTON BOWLING CLUB plays host to several other activities and classes. If you're interested in keeping fit or you want to take up a hobby and meet new people, you might like to try:
Mon 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 18:00
Tue 9:30, 10:30
Fri 9:30, 10:30, 11:30
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Aromatherapy & Massage
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To find out more about the exercise classes please contact Chris Nightingale via email@example.com.
To sign up for the Art Class, please contact Gerald Porter via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to hire our facilities for your activity or other function (inc. parties, board meetings, etc.), please use the contact details below.
During the outdoor bowls season (Apr-Sep), the green is open Mon-Fri from 12:30pm and Sat-Sun from 9:30am.
Please consult our fixture lists to see when we are playing at home. Some members regularly meet 2pm on Mondays & Wednesdays for games of mixed triples and 'Australian' pairs.
During the off-season (Oct-Mar), the bar is open on Mondays & Fridays from 7pm.