What's New?
  • A big 'Thank You'

    The recent call for a voluntary membership fee to help see the club weather the Coronavirus crisis was well supported by Full, Social, Junior and Life Members with some even contributing an additional voluntary donation.

    With no bowling or income being generated during the enforced closure, Bowls England have returned our registration fee and our
    green maintenance contractor, Avonmore, has even supported us by reducing their contract to an 'as and when' commitment. The support of members will be a significant help towards the ongoing costs during lockdown.   The Committee would like to thank everyone most sincerely for their support.

  • Keeping Fit during Lockdown

    Bowls England have produced a series of three videos to help bowlers keep fit during the Lockdown period.   Visit the Coaching Centre to view these and if you fancy taking part, just make sure you can see the screen, give yourself plenty of room, make sure you have water to hand and get going.

  • Membership Renewal Time

    In normal circumstances, this would be membership renewal time.but unfortunately these are not normal circumstances - For further information, please read the Announcement from the committee on this page and the notes on an Emergency Board Meeting of Bowls England which can be viewed from here.

  • Checkout Facebook

    If you have a mobile phone and access to Facebook, please make sure you have Joined the Olney Bowling Club group.  No compatible phone?   Simply click on the Facebook logo above or on the main part of the page to see the latest news and pictures posted by the Committee.

  • 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 during the season 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 £82 - make sure you get your ticket when next in the clubhouse.

Coronavirus Announcement:
Please read the important announcement from the committee outlined below.

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 Dave Waddell on 01234 711690 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

23rd May 2020


Season 2020

*******Coronavirus Update********

The OBC Committee held a special meeting in March to discuss and agree how best the club should proceed in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak and a number of steps were taken to ensure the continuance of the club during the developing crisis.

Following the Government decision to relax the rules banning the gathering of more than two people Bowls England issued further guidance for clubs wishing to recommence bowling. 

     The OBC Committee have announced that the green will open on 

 21st May

       Subject to a number of conditions including advance booking of rinks.   

For full details please take this link  

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.