Chris Cox, Kidlington Bowls Club President, was pleased to present a cheque for £1502.05 raised during the season to Diane, a Churchill partner who received this on behalf of Cancer Research UK.
Chris thanked the bowls club members for their support for the presidents charity and the OBA who also contributed £250.

Congratulations to both Maureen Cox and Paul McGrath on both achieving runners up spots in their respective Ladies and Men’s County Champion of Champions yesterday, 21 September 2019.

Congratulations to the winners of the Oxfordshire Ladies Blay Cup, Joy Williams and Margaret Morris, played at Kidlington Bowls Club on Saturday, 7th of September 2019.


A great day was enjoyed by everyone at Chris Cox’s President’s Day on Saturday 17th of August. The day started with a spider for a bottle of whiskey and then continued with a six rink game with rinks invited by Chris to play against the club.

The result of the game was immaterial; the winners were the Charity and the sport of Bowls. The interim total raised for Cancer Research on the day was £487.00p, which brings the total raised so far this season £1078.00 .
This year the clubs annual bowls tour was to Weston-super-Mare, staying at The Ocean Hotel which is situated right on the seafront. The weather, despite being windy and with some showers, didn’t stop us playing all three matches without any interruption from the elements, as sunshine prevailed for all the games.

Our first match was at the Clarence Bowling Club, which has 3 greens and a clubhouse and facilities to be proud of.
That match was won by 108 shots to 100 (+8). The highest winning rink was Dave Sawyer, Elsie Taylor, Charlie Holley and Mike Petersen by 24-11.

The second match was at the Victoria Bowling Club, which was won by 134 shots to 86 (+48).

The highest winning rink was Mandy Rodway, Charlie Holley, Paul McGrath and Pam Willoughby by 29-12.

The third match was on our way home at Westlecot Bowling Club in Swindon. This match was lost by 95 shots to 112, but the hospitality was enjoyed by everyone as was the 2 course meal provided by our hosts.

The highest winning rink was Veta Bennett, Janet Hamilton, Bob Foster and Jim Feeley by 20-11.

Our thanks, once again, goes to Sue Feeley for all her hard work in organising the tour and finding us a lovely hotel in which to stay.

Vita Bennett and Joy Williams contested the County Unbadged Pairs Final at the weekend. Unfortunately they were runners up in a very competitive match; the score was 13 - 14.


Vita Bennett Joy Williams


Our members Jim Feeley and Paul McGrath have reached the Oxfordshire Final of the Over 55s Pairs we wish them good luck as a win will see the progress to play in the All England Bowls Championship at Leamington in August.

Joy Williams and Veta Bennett will also be playing in the County Unbadged Pairs Final in July we wish them good luck and hope they can bring the Trophy back to Kidlington.

Both the Men’s and Ladies League teams are struggling this season and need good results in the next few games to stay out of the bottom 2 places.

Club Competition’s are reaching the final stage and new members are doing well in them which is a great encouragement to them.
Competition time has arrived and success for Joy Williams and Vita Bennett in reaching the Final of the County Unbadged Pairs
Congratulations also to Joy, Vita, Pam, and Maureen in reaching the Quarterfinals of the Senior Fours.

Congratulations must also go to Joe Glenn and his partner Jonathan Dadson from Watlington on winning the U/25 County Pairs which now lets them play in the National Championship at Leamington later in the season.


The Open Day on Saturday May 4th was a great success with nearly 30 people coming to the club to try bowling out.
At the end of the day 13 people had tried bowling and enjoyed their time at the club so much that they signed and became members; we wish them well and look forward to seeing them join in our friendly games.
Many thanks also go to our club coaches Sue Feeley and Bernie May for giving their time on the day to help and encourage those who came to the club.
Kidlington short mat bowlers played a match against West Oxford short mat bowlers at Kidlington at the end of February.
This was won by Kidlington this time and was enjoyed by both teams.
Flo Harris, who organised the short mat for the club, would like to thank all those who took part.


The wake held at the club after our Past President Melvyn Brain’s funeral raised £179.00 for Cancer Research.
This will be President Chris Cox’s Charity this year and that amount will be added to the final total raised.


We are sad to announce that Melvin Brain, past President and well respected member of Kidlington Bowls Club passed away on Tuesday January 8th after a long illness. His funeral will be at the Oxford Crematorium on Thursday January 31st at 11.00am and the wake afterwards at the Kidlington Bowls Club.


A Skittles evening was held in the club on Saturday 24th November 2018, attended by 60 members and guests. The evening also included a fish and chip supper.


Bernie May - Ready To Go
The winning team were The Opals (right):
Flo Harris, Ray Harris, Olly Butler, Dor Davenport, Eddie Kane and Dave Sawyerwith a total of 134 .


President Chris Cox throughout the season has been collecting for the Charity Postate Cancer, the total raised to be sent to the charity is the grand total of £1000 pounds a commendable total from a small club like ours. Many thanks to everyone who contributed.

Maureen Cox reached the quarterfinal of the county ladies Champion of Champions and was narrowly beaten by the eventual winner.

Results from this years Competitions:
  • Ladies Champion: Maureen Cox. Runner Up: Pam Willoughby
  • Ladies Controis Cup: Maureen Cox. Runner UpDaphne Wyse.
  • Ladies Never One Cup: Pam Willoughby. Runner Up: Joy Williams. 
  • W.Coles CupJim Feeley. Runner Up: Bob Foster.
  • Harry Woodward Cup: Paul McGrath. Runner Up: Brian Ray.
  • Terry & Margaret Ellis Bowl: Jim Feeley. Runner Up: Steve Gibson.
  • Men’s Never One Trophy: Barry Willoughby. Runner Up: Dave Watson.
  • Harold Hibbert Cup (Drawn Mixed Pairs): Winners Joy Williams & Jim Feeley. Runners Up: Daphne Wyse & Alan Rowe
  • Swift Trophy (Drawn Open Triples): Winners Sue Feeley, Brian Ray, Jim Feeley. Runners Up: Pat Ray, Pat Fagan, Derek Watson.
  • Amoret Trophy (Husband and Wife): Winners Sue & Jim Feeley. Runners Up:  Maureen & Chris Cox.
Our Chairwoman, Maureen Cox, would like to thank all the bowls club members for their recent support in raising funds for the Oxford Hospitals Charity. She completed a sponsored walk around all the Headington hospitals on the occasion of the NHS 70th birthday and raised £114 for the charity.

This year the clubs annual Bowls tour was to Eastbourne staying at the Langham Hotel which is situated right on the sea front with views across the bay; a hotel which was enjoyed by everyone.

Our tour was arranged by Sue Feeley who, as usual, had everything running like clockwork.


Three matches were arranged against clubs two in Eastbourne and one on our return journey at Marlow. of the 3 matches we won 1 and narrowly lost the other 2.

First match was against The Royal Sovereign Bowls club in Eastbourne which was won by 159 shots to 92.
Highest winning rink was Joy Williams, Adrian Nicklen, Barry Willoughby and Bernie May, 35 -5.

Second match was against The Parade Bowls club in Eastbourne which was lost narrowly by 124 shots to 136. Highest winning rink was Pat Hunt. Gerry Walker, Barry Willoughby and Mike Petersen, 19 - 11.


The last match was against Marlow Bowls club which was lost by 102 shots to 110. Highest winning rink was Elsie Taylor, Mike Eggbeer, Daphne Wyse and Jim Feeley, 22 - 11.

A well organised and run tour. Many thanks Sue, from everyone who came.

Congratulations to Maureen Cox and Veta Bennett on playing there first game for Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies and being presented with their Colts badge.

A very successful Open Day was held at the club in early May, attracting great interest among those who came along to the club to try out the game for the first time. At the end of the day 11 people decided that they would join the club as bowling members and 3 deciding to join as social members all of them we hope will come along play and enjoy the facilities that the club has to offer.
Thanks to all the club members who came along to the club and helped out make it the successful day that it was.
Our President Chris Cox, photograph on the left with his wife, organised a hugely successful Presidents Day on Saturday 16th of June where invited rinks from bowls clubs in the area came along to play the club in a friendly game of bowls to raise money for Charity.
This years Charity was Prostate Cancer, which on the day raised the sum of £595.00, which our President Chris has sent to the charity. The club will continue to collect for the same charity for the rest of the season and hope perhaps we can double the amount already sent to this worthy cause.
A successful evening was held at the club on Saturday 25th of November where 55 members and guests enjoyed an evening of skittles combined with a fish and chip supper.
The winners were The Swallows the team members were: Elsie and Clive Taylor, Rosalie and Nigel Simpson, Hilary and John Bowerman, and Richard Walton.

Here are the fancy dress winners - Angie May and Mike Peterson.



... and your very own spooky barman - Alan Rowe



Maureen Cox reached the Quarterfinals of the County Champion of Champions but was beaten in a hard fought game against a current English International Katherine Hawes.

Maureen and Chris Cox along with Paul McGrath won the Burford Open Triples.

Alan Rowe, Paul McGrath and Melvyn Brain were Runners Up in the Middle Barton Triples.

Ladies Championship: Winner: Maureen Cox. Runner Up: Elsie Taylor.
Ladies Controis Trophy: Winner: Maureen Cox.  Runner Up: Daphne Wise.
Ladies Never Won: Winner: Veta Bennett. Runner Up: Flo Harris.
W Coles Cup: Winner: Bernie May. Runner up: Jim Feeley.
H.Woodward Cup: Winner: Jim Feeley.  Runner Up: John Hardie.
T.& M.Ellis Bowl: Winner: B May. Runner up: Mike Petersen.
N. Aust. Never Won Cup: Winner: Steve Gibson. Runner up: Joe Woodward.
Swift Trophy: Winners: Veta Bennett, Clive Taylor, Bernie May.
Runners Up: Pat Hunt, Mike Eggbeer, Barry Willoughby.
Amoret Trophy: Winners Sue & Jim Feeley.
Runners Up: Pam & Barry Willoughby.
H.Woodward Cup: Winner: Jim Feeley Amoret Trophy: Winners Sue & Jim Feeley

Kidlington men progressed to the Semi Final of the League Cup with a 4 shot win over South Oxford in what was a keenly fought game only decided in the last couple of ends. They now play Witney Town for a place in the final on Thursday 31st of August at South Oxford, 6pm start.


Photo taken by Andrew BurchettThe photo, taken by Andrew Burchett, is of The Lord Mayor of Oxford Jean Fooks (on the right) presenting the Cup to The Deputy Mayor of Abingdon Margaret Crick after the annual match on Sunday August 6th at Kidlington Bowls Club.
Kidlington Bowls Club hosted the annual Bowls match between the Lord Mayor of Oxford and the Mayor of Abingdon on Sunday August 6th. A closely fought game was won by Abingdon by 6 shots. A raffle was held after the game and a total of £139.00 was shared between the charity's of both mayors.

Pam Willoughby, our Oxfordshire Ladies County President, is attending the Bowls National Championships at Leamington Spa in support of the Oxfordshire ladies who have qualified to play there.


Maureen Cox and Sue Feeley reached the semi final of the County Pairs on Saturday 22nd of July but despite encouraging support from members of the club they failed by only 2 shots to reach the final, a very commendable performance by them both.

On Sunday 23 July our Top Club ladies team again just failed to reach the final but put up a good showing against a strong Banbury Central team.
Club President Chris Cox held his Presidents Day on Saturday 17th of June and the sum of £333.00 was raised for the Mc Millian Nurses charity.

The club had an enjoyable tour to the Isle of Wight playing 3 games, winning 1 and loosing 2.

We wish Maureen Cox and her partner Sue Feeley all the best when they play the quarterfinals of the County pairs at City and County on July 22nd.


Kidlington ladies combined with OUP ladies have reached the semifinals of the Top Club competition where they play Banbury Central ladies on Sunday 23rd of July.
Any and all support will be welcome...


Kidlington men's league team have extended there lead at the top of Division 2 in the Oxford Bowls League with wins in the last two games with a 6pts to 0 at Adderbury and 5pts to 1 at home to Shiplake . It's looking good for the team this year as promotion to division 1 is in their grasp.


Pam Willoughby, Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies President, held her invitation President's Day on a beautiful sunny and warm afternoon, on Tuesday 14th of June 2017. This was a very popular and successful day with bowlers from all over Oxfordshire coming to play and enjoy the after match meal provided by Pam.
The highest winning rink in the match was Flo Harris, Angie Goff, Sue Gokor and Margaret Morris.

Here are the Kidlington bowlers who along with Pam took part in the game.

Oxford Men's Bowls League; wins for Kidlington against Witney Mills and Chippy Norton and a loss to Witney Town.

The Gala Day was won by Flo Harris, Daphne Wise and Clive Taylor. The Spider was won by Bob Foster.
In the South Oxford Open Fours the rink of Barry Willoughby, Alan Rowe, Mike Petersen and Chris Cox were runners up, and Paul McGrath, Nigel Satchell, Joe Woodward and Melvyn Brain finished 3rd.
The Darts final was won by Chris Cox beating Jim Feeley in a close game.
Thank you to Richard Priscott, Sue Feeley, Bernie May (left to right below), our club bowls coaches who worked hard all day on our Open Day teaching and encouraging new bowlers to play and enjoy the game.
The Promotion Day last Saturday was very interesting with quite a number of inquiries about the club and with a number saying they will come and see what the game of bowls is all about.
The Photo is of Sue Feeley and Angie Goff on the stand on The Promotion Day.
Success for our men bowlers in the first round of the League Cup with a narrow win over a strong Banbury Central side last Thursday.
The next round is on May 4th at Kidlington.
We held a very successful Skittles Night on Saturday 22nd of April attended by 61 people, an event which was superbly organised and run by Sue Feeley our entertainment officer.

The evening was a tremendous success in which 9 teams of 6 players took part in 3
rounds of skittles and which ended with a win by the Ferrari's.

Teresa Dunstone, Bernard Dunstone, Pam Willoughby, Barry Willougbhy, Sue Foster and Bob Foster with a total of 141 Skittles knocked down - an evening enjoyed by everyone. 
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