Club News

April 27th 2022

Finally the new season is upon us with the Open Day last Saturday which was the most attended public day for many a year. We are hoping for the majority of people who came along for a tasting of bowls will sign up and become active members.

The following Sunday saw the annual President verses Captain's match, which kicked of the season with a narrow victory for the President.

Tuesday 5th May will be the first Top 8 evening to be held and we would like to invite everybody including new members to an evening of fun and enjoyment without any pressure to compete.

We now have new club shirts on order and hope that they will be delivered in the next month.

Our first friendly this season is at home against Amesbury Bowling Club starting at 2:30pm. If you are interested in playing, please add your name to the list on the club notice board.

Best wishes to you all for this coming season.

Feb. 21st 2022

Due to ongoing pavement repairs at the clubhouse, the spring Meeting originally scheduled for March 6th 2022

has been cancelled and re-scheduled for 10th April 2022.

This date will also include this years in-house competition draw and presentation of 2021 competition awards.

Hope to see you all on thus date.


Dec 7th 2021

Hello all.

Welcome back to St Mary Bourne BC website.

Well, we finally came through the 2021 season relatively unscathed and enjoyed all the events and fixtures that we were able to participate in.

The majority of friendlies went ahead and the Monday and Wednesday leagues were all able to complete a full season of matches, albeit reduced to two triple teams.

Our internal competitions were reinstated this year unlike last years cancellation, due to Covid.


This years competition winners are :-


Handicap Singles    -  David Mew

President's Cup      - Peter Wootton

Novice Cup             - David Hack

Men's Singles         - Richard Grunsell

Ladies Singles        - Sue Lake

Pairs                       - John Alchin & Sue Lake

Mixed Triples         - Dennis Smith, Annie Smith & David Mew

Two Wood Singles  - Dennis Smith


Congratulations to all the winners.


Another winner this year was the Countess of Brecknock charity.

The annual friendly against Andover B.C. for the 'C of B' trophy was played at home this year, and with hard work from the Captain for the day John Booth and Leslie Taft for the brilliant raffle, we were able to raise the magnificent total sum of £1040.00.  i.e. £835 from the raffle, auction and donation from Maurice Easton and £205 from John's car boot sale and donations.

See below - Thank you messages from C of B.





       The club held the AGM on Sunday 7th November, and the minutes have been sent out to all members by email.

Any one who has not seen or received a copy please contact the secretary for a copy.

Some of the main points being :-

John Alchin has volunteered to become Vice President.

John Booth has been nominated and accepted as Mens Captain

Peter Coward has volunteered to be the Hawks Captain

Simon Leighton & Martin Reed have volunteered to run the Basingstoke & District Monday team.


Whitchurch & District Wednesday League

It has been agreed by the W & D L committee that, after league match suppers, to be discontinued due to the lack of support to reinstate them next year.

Spring Tour

Eva has been able to arrange a 3 day spring tour for next May to Ironbridge - Shropshire.

All information is available on the club notice board or contact Eva Coward.

Next events.

Saturday 11th December 2021 - Xmas Coffee morning to held at the clubhouse. Entry is £1 to cover the cost of mince pies, coffee and biscuits.

There will be a bottle stall, cake stall, lucky dip, sweets in a jar and Leslie's famous raffle.

Not to be missed!!!!!!

Spring Meeting - Sunday March 6th (preliminary)

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.


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