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

  • 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.


    • 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.


    All of our guests, including Debbie West from Southampton Council showed that they are natural bowlers . . . . and we offered them all a 5-year contract, excluding image rights!


    Paul Hedges demonstrates why the Saints team are all of Premiership class.
    Pictures of our regular Tuesday BowlFit workouts can be seen below.

      • 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.
      • 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!

      • 11 April 2017:  The First Roll-ups of the New Season Get Underway
      On a lovely sunny afternoon, Ian, Mike and James found that outdoor bowling requires lots more oomph! that what they've been used to over the winter indoors. However, after a heavy session, a pleasant drink on the veranda was much appreciated.


      • 29January 2017:  A Good Win For County BC at Riverside BC
      In our first Friendly Match of 2017, County were warmly welcomed to Riverside Bowling Club in Winchester for a most enjoyable afternoon's indoor bowling. Even better, County won by 102 to 79.


      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 2017
       
       

       
       
      • 16 April 2016: Opening Day for the New Season  
      The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Linda Norris, joins President Adrian Zillwood to help get our 2016 season off to a great start and open the newly refurbished clubhouse..


      • 16-Aug-2014:  125th Anniversary Fun Day!
      The Club enjoyed a brilliant Fun Day today to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. The weather was good, the food was great and the company, as always, was outstanding - and some fantastic games too!

      Norman Woodford formally opened proceedings, reminding the assembled members about our long and distinguished heritage.


      Lots more pictures of our 125 events can be found in the photo gallery section of the Members Area.

      • 23rd  May 2015:  Camel Racing Comes To County!  
      Last night, members enjoyed a fun evening when Camel Racing came to SO15 2LN (aka Northlands Road, Southampton).  



      Adrian-bin-Zillwood and his team of helpers did a great job keeping us all entertained - not least of which by their wonderful costumes.



                      And here are the maidens, waiting for the off!
      •  6th September 2015:  ACSIS Visit County Bowling Club   
      ACSIS, who provide Amputee and Carer Support in Southampton, joined us today to try out their bowling skills and, true to form, they demonstrated that bowling is just another pastime that the odd challenge isn't going to stop them enjoying!


      The group were a real inspiration and a genuine pleasure to host. We look forward to seeing them again in the not too distant future.
      • 12th September 2015:  Fun Day with The Southampton Ukulele Jam
      County Bowlers had an added treat to their Fun Day celebrations with  a brilliant session from the Southampton Ukulele Jam. 


      The weather was great, the games really were fun, and the barbeque up to its usual high standard.  Many thanks, once again to Alice and her team for a very enjoyable afternoon!
        • 19 May 2016: County BC Ladies in Action in S&D Leagues 
        Our two ladies teams were both in action today.  Here's one of the County Ladies rinks playing their Hyde Abbey counterparts.

        • 22 May 2016: "Wait For It"! 
        Carole tries hard to control a rowdy bunch of camel riders during another very enjoyable Camel Racing Evening at the club last night.



        • 8 October 2016: Special Award from Southampton in Bloom
        The Club - in truth, Denis Gore - has received a Special Award from Southampton in Bloom for the beautiful baskets that we have all enjoyed this summer.  Thanks also to Colin for keeping them regularly watered. 

         

          • 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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