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Welcome to Abington Bowling Club

Middleton Cup @ Abington

Northamptonshire vs. Bedfordshire

Saturday 15th June, 11am

ABOUT US: We are Northampton's biggest outdoor bowling club. We provide a competitive but friendly environment for anyone who fancies a game of outdoor flat-green bowls, the most inclusive sport of all.

 

Our green is one of the highest-rated in the county - and in 2024 this has been recognised, with Abington selected as the home ground for Northamptonshire's Middleton Cup and Balcomb Trophy teams.

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Latest News

11/06/2024: LEAGUE KNOCKOUTS: ABINGTON 'B' STUN WEST END

NO MONDAY LEAGUE this week, but the teams were in action for the opening rounds of the knockout competitions. The break from the regular grind has done Abington B a world of good. For the first time this campaign, they were the star act.

 

The league visit to Northampton West End may have brought the B-side's only point from their three games so far, but this return was truly sensational in any form. Two winning rinks and an aggregate shot win of 45-41 sets up an all-Abington semi-final in the 1st Division Shield. Captain Phil Reeve, partnered by Allen Johnson and Connor Dolby, took top rink honours with 17-12, but everyone involved deserves the heartiest praise for a stunning defeat of a side with several Middleton Cup players on their own turf.

The A-side by contrast were a tad sluggish at home to Wootton Grange A, the final result of 42-38 greeted mostly with relief. Wootton had consistently threatened a surprise of their own, the aggregate only turning back in favour of the league leaders in the final handful of ends. Still, at least they produced when it mattered.

Meanwhile, Abington C's designs on the League Trophy - played for by the 32 teams who make up Divisions 2 through 5 - are already over. Earls Barton B may currently be a division lower, but have hopes of following the Cs up to the third tier straight from the fifth. And they showed what they are capable of with a convincing 54-40 display, Abington C beaten on all three rinks for the second week in a row.

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09/06/2024: GOING INTO the group finals of the Northamptonshire men's triples, Abington were guaranteed at least one quarter-finalist. The all-Abington contest proved to be an enthralling one, with shots and leads exchanged from end to end. After 18 were completed, Rob Archer, Stuart Johnston & Simon Coles had edged it 21-18 over Dave Poole, Terry Brown & Peter Milburn.

Archer, Johnston & Coles will take the club's name into the last eight, the beginning of the business end for Northants comps, when the two halfs of the county come together. Qualification for the national championships comes into view. Abington is hosting the men's triples QFs this year, on the evening of this Wednesday, 12th June.

There had been hopes of another Abington entrant making it through with Coles and co, and with five ends to go, Phil Reeve's triple looked solid. Leading 17-8, they had only a handful of ends to ride out. Unfortunately, some wonderful and determined shots by the opposition skip, young David Iddles of Kingsthorpe, confounded the home rink, and defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory.

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07/06/2024: ABINGTON ARE NOT HANGING AROUND FOR LONG THIS SEASON. In the space of two days, both National Top Club sides were turfed out on their own green.

 

The B-side were first, on Tuesday 4th June, against Northampton West End. Things could have been different if Stuart Johnston had held on to complete a sensational win in the 4-wood singles over former county champion Will Walker, but he couldn't quite get over the line. With that valiant effort snuffed out, Abington now had to take victory in all of the team games, and the triples had already long gone.

It was the three-vs-three contest that proved Abington A's chief undoing as wel, this time against Kingsthorpe on Thursday 6th. A resounding 6-25 hammering transferred all the pressure onto the pairs and fours. There was still a glimmer of hope with the fours narrowly ahead, but the comeback required for success in the pairs was less likely. Abington can at least point to an all-round tough draw, but the men's national team comps have proven a major disappointment this season, with zero highlights. There are at least plenty of other avenues to aim down.

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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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Pilates

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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Art Class

Thu 9:45

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Otago

Tue 11:30

Fri 11:30

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Aromatherapy & Massage

Tue 18:30

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Reflexology

Tue 18:30

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To find out more about the exercise classes please contact Chris Nightingale via bodyinbalancenorthampton@gmail.com.

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 gerald_porter@talktalk.net.

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
Abington
Northampton
United Kingdom
NN3 3AA

01604 631475

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Opening Hours

  • 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 & Thursdays from 7pm.

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Upcoming Fixtures & Events

  • Middleton Cup: Northants vs Beds
    Middleton Cup: Northants vs Beds
    Sat, 15 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    15 Jun 2024, 11:00
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  • Monday Triples League: A-team vs Northampton Express A
    Monday Triples League: A-team vs Northampton Express A
    Mon, 17 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    17 Jun 2024, 18:30
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  • County men's pairs prelim
    County men's pairs prelim
    Wed, 19 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    19 Jun 2024, 18:30
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  • County women's senior fours 1st round
    County women's senior fours 1st round
    Fri, 21 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 18:30
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  • County women's pairs 1st round
    County women's pairs 1st round
    Fri, 21 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 18:30
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  • County men's pairs 1st round
    County men's pairs 1st round
    Fri, 21 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 18:30
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
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  • Monday Triples League: C-team vs Heyford
    Monday Triples League: C-team vs Heyford
    Mon, 24 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    24 Jun 2024, 18:30
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  • Mixed Friendly vs Brackley
    Mixed Friendly vs Brackley
    Thu, 27 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    27 Jun 2024, 14:30
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  • Manfield Cup - 5 rinks hosting
    Manfield Cup - 5 rinks hosting
    Sat, 29 Jun
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 14:00
    12 Park Ave S, Northampton NN3 3AA, UK
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