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Welcome to Abington Bowling Club


You can now enter Bowls Northamptonshire county competitions through this website. Entry into Bowls England national competitions can be made here.

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.

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Latest News


ABINGTON B.C. SENDS ITS CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Dennis 'Bill' Roberts, one of our most popular members, after news of his death this morning. Even he wasn't sure where the nickname came from, but for as long as he could remember, he had been called 'Bill'. So Bill he was.

Bill first joined Abington 36 years ago, after bowling alongside several of our members at Wellingborough Indoor. Those friendships had endured ever since. Bill was a regular for Saturday matches and the Monday Triples League (getting his name on the honours board in 2014, as lead of the winning club triple) and through the winter attended games of crib just as eagerly.


Frequently the source of good humour, few people have ever made Abington B.C. their home from home to the extent Bill Roberts did, and part of the fabric of the place has gone with him. UPDATE: Bill's funeral will take place at the Counties Crematorium (NN4 9RN) on Friday, 3rd February, start time 4:15pm. The wake will be held at the club after the service.


22/12/2022: A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Abington members (and many of our guests). Your generosity throughout the 2022 season has raised £2,245.51 for the Alzheimer's SocietyABC president Jonathan Brown nominated the Society as his charity of choice having seen several of his predecessors afflicted by dementia in their latter years. Your donations will help those currently living with the condition receive access to expert care and support.

Dementia in sport has received a lot of attention recently, and although bowls is a more sedate activity, many come into the game after a life of playing contact ballsports, such as football or rugby. Though any precise link between playing these sports and the risks of developing dementia has not been established, one study has shown that professional footballers have a risk of death from neurodegenerative diseases that is more than three times higher than would be expected.


For more on the topic, please read the Alzheimer's Society's information pages on the sporting links to dementia risk and head injuries. Please also check out their initiative, Sport United Against Dementia.


7/12/2022: ABINGTON BOWLING CLUB held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 6th December. There will be very few changes to committee for 2023. The management committee - president, secretary and treasurer - remains unaltered. All officers are listed on our contacts page.

One position that remains unfilled is Assistant Treasurer. If anyone is interested in volunteering their services, please contact the treasurer Allen Johnson. The role would involve basic duties, such as cash counting, organising raffles and the 100 Club draw. Just a few things to ease Allen's workload.

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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:

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Mon 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 18:00

Tue 9:30, 10:30

Fri 9:30, 10:30, 11:30

Sessions last 1 hour


Art Class

Thu 9:45

Sessions last 2.5 hours



Mon 20th Feb

Sessions last 3 hours


Aromatherapy & Massage

Tue 18:30

Sessions last 3 hours



Tue 18:30

Sessions last 3 hours

To find out more about the exercise classes please contact Chris Nightingale via

Or, check out her Facebook page, BodyInBalance, and website, Pilates Classes in Northampton.

To sign up for the Art Class, please contact Gerald Porter via

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.

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Find/Contact Us

Abington Bowling Club
12 Park Avenue South
United Kingdom

01604 631475

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Opening Hours

  • During the outdoor bowls season (late April-late September), we are open Mon-Fri from 7pm.

  • During the off-season, we open on Monday and Friday evenings, again from 7pm.

  • Bowls taster sessions on Fridays, 1:30-3:30pm.

  • If you would like to drop in during the afternoon any other day, please consult our fixture lists to see when we are playing at home.

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Upcoming Fixtures & Events

  • Crib Night
    Fri, 10 Feb
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    10 Feb, 19:00
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
  • Quiz Night
    Fri, 17 Feb
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    17 Feb, 19:00
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
  • Crib Night
    Fri, 10 Mar
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    10 Mar, 19:00
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
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