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Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 2LN
Telephone: 023 8023 3477
 
Recent Announcements:

  • 14 July 2018:  Centenary Triples 2018
President Hugh presents the Centenary Triples Trophy to this year's winners, Alice Green, Gill Singleton and John Russell.  They all look remarkably fresh after several hours in  sweltering 26° C temperatures!  Congratulations to everyone, and thanks also, to this year's organiser, President Hugh Coulter.
 

  • 10 July 2018:  Saints Foundation Team Try Out Bowling
The Saints Foundation Team, who give County Bowling Club members a fitness class every Tuesday morning, thought that they would stay on at the club and try out bowling.  Obviously, they need a few minutes relaxation to build up the required energy for such a strenuous sport!.


  • 22 June 2018:  County BC Clubhouse Looking Great!
With thanks to Robert and Annette for the splendid borders and pots and thanks also to Denis for the magificent baskets, the clubhouse was looking very attractive in this morning's sun.
PS: It makes a lovely background picture on your computer screen.


  • 14 April 2018:  Opening Day at County Bowling Club
The new season's activities started on a lovely sunny day - the hottest of the year so far - with blue skies and not a drop of rain in sight!


  • 19 December 2017:  Christmas Celebration at St. Mary's Stadium
Along with other groups from across the City involved in the Saints Foundation's well-being initiatives, County Members were treated to a wonderful afternoon on Tuesday at St Mary's. 

After a magnificent meal, Lawrie McMenemy hosted a quiz, ably supported by several other former Saints Heroes, Ian Turner, David Peach and Peter Rodrigues.


Anna, Carole, Peggy, Martin, Elizabeth and Ray help to get the party started..


Thanks to SFC Media for the above pictures.  The full story, lots more images and a great video are on the Saints Website - click here.

PS: Don't forget that you'll be able to burn off a few of those Christmas calories when Saints BowlFit starts again at County BC on January 2nd. 

  • 26 August 2017:  Fun Day at County Bowling Club
In glorious sunshine, members and friends spent a very enjoyable Fun Day at the club on Saturday, where they were treated to lots of fun games, a great barbecue, an unusual game of triples, plus a raffle to finish off the day - and, of course, Barry won everything again!!.


President Malcolm pulls rank to get the first burger and sausage of the day from Michel le Barf, our resident 4-star chef-de-barbie. Many thanks also to our hardworking organiser, Alice. 

  • 30 July 2017:  Skittles Evening at County BC
Congratulations to Ann Milne, Jenny Turrell, daughter Emma and Carole Macey for winning last night's skittles evening - the first with our very own skittle alley.

Thanks also to Alice for organising the event and to MC for the evening, President Malcolm.
 
 
20 July 2017:  Centenary Triples Winners

Thirty six club members enjoyed a great day of bowling at the recent Centenary Triples competition.  Seen below are trophy winners Ann Milne, Simon Powney and Barry Nott, with President Hugh.  Congratulations also to runners-up Anna Nott, Pat Holt and Tony Jennings.

Simon was clearly pleased with his efforts: "I am thrilled to bits. Such an enjoyable day and it is lovely to feel so welcomed within the club. This is the first trophy I have won since winning a three legged race as an 8 year old!!!!"   Hopefully there will be more to come.
  

    • 24 June 2017:   County Bowling Teams Victorious at Twyford !
    Today's friendly match against Twyford BC resulted in wins for all three of our triples teams. Congratulations to Malcolm, Colin, Gwyneth, Cindy, Carole, Andrew, Chris, Moira, and John.

    • 17 June 2017:   Total Chaos at County BC with a Fun Crown Bowls Afternoon
    In scorching temperatures, County BC members enjoyed a great afternoon of fun crown bowling.  Luckily no ankles were broken and no members suffered during the games..


    Many thanks to Alice and her team of helpers for arranging another successful event.
    Eric, Annette and Babs were the eventual winners.  More photos.

    • 10 June 2017:  Sidwell Pairs Competition Winners
    Gwyneth Pearce and Bob Nesbitt were delighted to win this year's Sidwell Pairs Competition. 


    They are seen here receiving the trophy from President Malcolm James.


    Try Out Bowling at the County Bowling Club
    Come along at 10:00 any Tuesday Morning from mid-April and try out bowling. 
     There is no charge for up to 4 weeks. Just wear flat shoes.
    As well as some light exercise, you'll have an enjoyable time with new friends.

    Upcoming County Bowling Club Events



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    KEY DATES FOR 2018

    The following dates have been agreed for 2018  
     
      o  AGM 2018 10th February
      o  Opening Day 14th April
      o  President vs. S&D Men 22nd April
      o  Open Day (Visitors Welcome) 5th May 
      o  Millenium Bowl (Ladies) 12th May
      o  Tickle Cup (Mens)
      o  Arthur Poore Trophy
    12th May
    20th May
      o  Sidwell Mixed Pairs 9th June
      o  John Bull Fun Day 16th June
      o  Ladies Captain Day 19th June
      o  President's Day 7th July
      o  Centenary Triples 14th July
      o  Ladies Day 4th August
      o  Morgan Trophy 18th August
      o  Club Fun Day 26th August
      o  Finals Day 1st and 2nd September 
      o  Closing Weekend 15th and 16th September
      o  Awards Lunch 10th November (tbc)  
      o  Christmas Party 3rd December
     
     
     
    County Bowling Club - Opening Day 2018
     
     

     
    • 29 April 2017:  Arthur Poore Day Victory for the CBC Gentlemen
    Vice President, Hugh Coulter receives the Arthur Poore Trophy on behalf of the County BC Gentlemen from Chris O'Connell, Arthur's daughter.



    Ladies winners, Pauline, Alice and Gill, are thrilled with their new pens!
    • 20 April 2017:  Saints BowlFit Comes to County Bowling Club
    Following on from the trial session at St Mary's Stadium last week, the first Saints BowlFit workout was held at the club on Tuesday. The routine, designed specifically for bowlers by Paul Hedges and Marion Gealer of the Saints Foundation, is part of their health and wellbeing initiative, and will be run every Tuesday morning.


     

    The 30+ attendees voted the fitness session a great success!

    • 20 June 2017:   Saints BowlFit Team Try  Out Bowling 

      As a change to the regular Tuesday morning BowlFit workout, our Saints Foundation colleagues joined us on the green to try their hand at bowling.  Malcolm gives Marion Gealer some expert coaching, while Aaran and Jack watch out for a few helpful tips.



      • 30 September 2016: Green Closure Work Completes
      The benches, patio furniture and ditch matting have all been cleaned and stored away, and the green has been scarified, aerated and dressed.


      Many thanks to all those who came along over the last week to help.
      • 11 September 2016: Southampton Amputees and Carers Group
      ACSIS, the Amputee and Carer Support in Southampton group, visited County Bowling Club for another fun morning of bowls. Once again it was a real pleasure to host them.


      Thank you to all the CBC Members who turned out to help. and a special thank you to Gwyneth for organising the event.

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