What's New?
  • Our New Junior Section

    Mentioned in Dispatches.   
    At the Men's County Luncheon in the presence of the Immediate Past President of Bowls England, Olney was singled out for praise in
    forming such an active Junior Section. Congratulations to our Junior Section and everyone who has been involved in its success.  However, special thanks must go to Rowland Cleverley and Dave Waddell for the huge amount of time and work they have put
    in during the season and are now continuing at Bridgman.
    Have a look at our Juniors page by clicking on the navigation link above.

  • Our new 'Shop' opens

    Many members sell off their unwanted bowling items via our clubhouse noticeboards.   This new feature will enable you to show it on the web possibly opening up your item to people outside of the club, or indeed Olney.  Find out how to use it by clicking on the image.

  • The Joker makes an appearance

    Our Joker is alive and well and living on the board under the disguise of an envelope.  Make sure you don't lose out on the prize by getting a ticket for the next draw in our 4th game.   The Joker has added around £1500 to club funds since it started and the committee (not to mention Paul our past Treasurer) would like to thank everyone who has participated.  Will 2018 bring our first £1000 winner?   Only time will tell but do remember, if you're not in it, you can't win it!

  • 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.

< Will you be able to help get the clubhouse and surrounds spick and span for the new season. If you are free on Sunday 25th March and could help out Click here for more detail

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

20th March 2018


Season 2018

A bowling season seems to pass too quickly for the members however the winter goes just as fast and here we are looking back at another great bowling season but more importantly, eagerly awaiting the new season.

Last year Mick Richardson had a glorious outing in the National Finals at Leamington Spa, our two Bucks League teams, having gained promotion in 2016, kept themselves in their new divisions. Our new Junior Section had a brilliant first season and represented the club in a number of games within Bucks and clearly there are some future 'Mick Richardsons' amongst their ranks, of that there can be no doubt.

All the normal competitions took place and we have seen  new names appearing on the boards as members who started only 3 years or less ago begin to show their skills.  

3 more Coaches qualified 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.   2018 will hopefully see us begin to have our club name appear in some of the County competitions and improve on our inter club games - only time will tell

With a strong Events Diary, and an excellent social calendar being planned 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 Marketing 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.