What's New?
  • The Coaching Centre

    Want some hints and tips to help you improve your game?  Those new to bowling will firstly benefit from a short course of instructionf from our Bowls England qualified Club Coaches, then visit The Coaching Centre to refresh your memory and consolidate what you have learned in practice.

  • Are you 8 - 18?

    Although the new 2018 Bowling season is almost over if you are aged between 8 -18 and fancy learning a new sport, why not let us know and we will contact you at the beginning of the 2019 season when you can come along and find out about the game, have try and see if you might like it.
    Find out about our Junior Bowls by clicking on this link.

  • Tesco give our Juniors "Bags of Help"

    Following our successful attempt at raising funds via the Tesco Bags of Help, community support scheme our Juniors have received the sum of £1000 which in addition to a £500 grant from Olney Town Council has seen them being able to purchase additional bowls and equipment..  Find out more about it by following the link and more importantly, find out how YOU can help invest even more cash to the long term future of bowling in Olney

  • The Joker makes an appearance

    Game 5 of our Joker is now under way and to date the initiative has raised around £1500 for the club funds whilst having paid out a similar amount in prizes.     Make sure you are in the next draw by purchasing tickets at the bar when you are in the club.   Don't miss out if you can't make it to the social evenings.    Get into the draw by putting your name on your ticket when you make your purchase Stop Press:  Joker is now worth £144 - make sure you get your ticket when next in the clubhouse.

A magnificent result on Sunday saw the Bucks Plate find its resting place for the next year in Olney Bowling Club as our 4 Triples fought off Newport Pagnell in a tight match at Stony Stratford. Click on the text for some photos page.

Welcome to

 Olney Bowling Club

Founded in 1906, the club is based at the Recreation Ground, Olney and is affiliated to Bowls England (BE) and  Buckinghamshire Bowling Association (BBA) .

We are always happy to welcome potential new members and visitors.   If you would like to find out more about the game of bowls, or try the game out for yourselves, you'll find us a friendly lot who are happy to share our facilities and encourage you to become part of the bowling fraternity.

Why not drop into our clubhouse during the season which lasts from May to October or give us a ring on 01234 240548 most afternoons or evenings, leaving a message if there is no one answering.    Not sure if you can come along and see us?   Go to our 'Enquiries' page, give us your contact details and one of our folks will be in touch.

Out of season contact can be made by phoning the club secretary Rory Macdonald on 01234 712460 or via the web.

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Olney Bowling Club on the Web

This web site is a facility which has been set up for the benefit of club members and visitors alike.   

If you are a member and want to find out the latest news or planned events, you should find it here.

If you are a visitor, or potential visitor to Olney and have an interest in bowls, then have a look at our Calendar and Fixture Lists to find out when you are likely to find the green being used and drop in to say hello - we might even be able to offer you a game.

Please drop back to the site on a regular basis to find out what his happening and how we are getting on both in cyberspace and on the green.

If you feel that there is something which you would like to be on the web page, please drop a note via our enquiry page and someone will get back to you to discuss your idea or else speak to one of the committee next time you are at the Green.

The site was last updated on

14th September 2018


Season 2018

The new season and our Green was formally opened by our Presidents wife and following the raising of the Club Flag, a triples match between sides representing our two Captains V our President, Gerald Wilson got under way.

The result was very close with the Captain's side winning by 5 points but considering there is two of them and only one Gerald, it wasn't too surprising.   Gerald now has a full season to get a new team together in an effort to recover some pride - will be interesting to see what Closing day brings.

The social evening which followed the game saw around 65 members tucking into a lovely hot chicken dinner and excellent dessert as Jenny, our almost resident caterer turned out another great value meal.

Joker failed to put in an appearance despite 4 folks searching for him and as a result, our next draw will be for the brilliant sum of £363 - almost enough to ensure the winner buys a round of drinks in the clubhouse.

Last year saw 3 more Coaches qualify for their Level 1 Bowls England Coaching Certificates bringing the team up to 6 strong and this has been a major factor in helping the club progress during the season.   2018 is now seeing us making our mark in many of the other County competitions not to mention inter club games  New for this year?  A formal coaching program enabling members to access our coaches for advice and assistance to help them improve their game.  For details, have a look at our coaching centre.

With a strong Events Diary, and an excellent social calendar in place to compliment a number of excellent competitive games against other local and not so local clubs, we will undoubtedly have a great season ahead of us..

If you have any suggestions to put to the Social Committee, or ideas which you think the Promotions committee should consider, please feed these back via our enquiry page - remember this is YOUR club, so your ideas are welcomed..

If you would like to find out more about the club or the game of bowls in general, please also visit the enquiry page where you can give us your contact details and arrangements will be made for one of our committee members to get in touch to answer any questions you may have.