What's New?
  • Congratulations Claire

    Congratulations go to Claire Ridpath who has become the Buckinghamshire Ladies, unbadged singles champion.   Playing at Chesham Bowls Club, she reached the final where she won 21-9 against Beverley Goldsworth from nearby Newport Pagnell.   Well done Claire!

  • Olney Juniors International Debut

    Six of our Olney Juniors have been given the honour of being selected for the Buckinhamshire team who will be playing an International match against a Hong Kong Under 18 Touring Team.   For full details and how you can support our Juniors, please have a look at the dedicated page.

  • The Coaching Centre

    The season may be over but anyone wanting to keep their knowledge fresh in their mind can benefit from a visit to The Coaching Centre to watch some of the videos and consolidate what you have learned in practice at the coaching sessions..

  • Are you 8 - 18?

    If you are aged between 8 -18 and fancy learning a new sport, why not give some thought to the game of Bowls.   We have a thriving Juniors section which is always looking to gain new members.  If you are under 16, (over 16's can do it themselves) ask your parent/carer to drop us a note via our enquiry page and one of our Junior section coaches will make contact to discuss.  If you would like to see for yourself, drop in to the Bowling Green any Friday between 4:30 & 6:00 pm.    Find out about our Junior Bowls group by clicking on this link.

  • The Joker makes an appearance

    Game 5 of our Joker has now been won by Judy Gay at our Race Night Social and she picked up £366.   Having raised around £1900 for the club funds whilst having paid out a similar amount in prizes over the 5 games the joker has become an established fundraiser for the club.  Make sure you are in the next draw of Game #6 by purchasing tickets at the bar when you are in the clubhouse.   Don't miss out if you can't make it to the social evenings - simply purchase your ticket and put your name on the counterfoil - if it comes up, someone will select an envelope for you if you are not present.Stop Press:  Joker is now worth £47 - make sure you get your ticket when next in the clubhouse.

Massive Congratulations to Claire Ridpath who has triumphed in the Buckinghamshire County Unbadged Ladies Singles match. Also Congratulations to 6 of our juniors who have been selected for the forthcoming International match against an under 18 touring team from Hong Kong. For more details please click here

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

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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

17th September 2019


Season 2019

Well the new season is well under way and we sincerely hope that it will be as successful as 2018 which saw us lifting the title of Bucks Plate Winners, topped the Bletchley & District League and both sides maintaining their positions in their respective BBA League sections.  To top it all, our Juniors have had a tremendous season with Rowan Thomas winning the Bucks Junior Academy 14 - 18s and Harvey Whitmack being runner up in the Under 14s group.   The Juniors are now integrating well with the Senior club having shown their skill in a number of competition/representative games.

We will have a 7 strong coaching team this year which was a major factor in helping the club progress during the season just gone by.  To get some on-line tips and details of coaching opportunities, have a look at our coaching centre.

Our success with the Junior bowlers has seen a number of other local clubs start up Junior sections and we anticipate that this year will see inter club activities with this age group.   We already have a number of our juniors entered for matches at Leamington Spa this year so it's a case of "we hope the seniors can keep up with the youngsters".  

A strong Events Diary (even stronger thanks to a major injection of donated funds enabling the purchase of some audio/visual equipment) and a number of excellent competitive games against other local and not so local clubs means we have a great season to look forward to.

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.