Headington Bowls Club - Home Page
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History - 2007 Season Review
Oxford & District Mens League 1
Oxford & District Mens League 4
Welcome to the "Friendly Club"
|Welcome to the website of the Headington Bowls Club, “The Friendly Club”. |
Located in Osler Road in central Headington, alongside what was the Manor Ground, the Club boasts a six rink green with Clubhouse facilities to match. The Clubhouse underwent a £20,000+ improvement programme which was completed in April 2001 and during the 2003 close season installed an automatic watering system. We now also have an enlarged car park, providing ample parking despite the restrictions on the Osler Road. The Green has given cause for concern in the past, but remedial work undertaken at the end of the 2005 season and still continuing, has already shown a marked improvement.
The Club organises Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed fixtures against other Clubs, both on a friendly and competitive basis. Details of our fixtures and results to date can be found on a separate page during the season. Additionally individuals, pairs, triples and fours enter a variety of competitions.The progress of our various county entries can be monitored on this website, as can the fortunes for the Jack Stow entries. In 2003 the Club won the Division 2 title and in 2004 and 2005 retained their enhanced status finishing mid table in the top division. In 2006, this was bettered by reaching 3rd in the table.The club won the Hawker Cup in 2002 and 1996 and was runner up in 2001 and in 2005, having got two sides to the semi final stages where unfortunately they clashed. The Club were again runners up in 2006. However, the Club did win the County League Cup competition against Woodstock, under the floodlights of Hanborough.
Apart from bowls, the Club hosts a number of social activities throughout the year ranging from barbeques to quiz nights and bingos (for those that like that kind of thing). During the winter months (for bowlers that means mid September to mid April), the Club lays down two shortmats inside the Clubhouse for internal leagues and matches against visiting clubs.
The Club is always pleased to hear from prospective members. If you are interested in joining, you can e mail now using the facility on this website or leave a message in the visitors’ book and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively you can visit the Club in person any evening after 7 or at the weekend at about 7pm when a match is taking place during the season. Between September and May the Club is normally open on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
We also welcome enquiries from other Clubs that may wish to add to their fixtures. Check our lists for any blanks, and if you feel you can give us a game make contact as noted above.
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