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THE TALE OF OUR SHIRTS (PART 2)

Due to errors in the supply of our new shirts the supplier has agreed to replace them.

As a result we will be receiving 'new' new shirts with a navy blue collar as originally requested and, importantly, shirts of appropriate sizes.

The new order has been placed and delivery is expected in 4/6 weeks.

We will continue to use the existing shirts until the new batch is delivered – but the existing shirts will need to be returned when the new ones arrive.

Members will just swop their existing shirts for a new one.

We will also be able to offer any additional shirts (that fit this time) at the agreed price of £21.

This exercise has not gone as smoothly as hoped but the overall reaction to the shirts has been most positive.

Thanks to everyone for their patience and the willingness of many to wear a shirt that might be described as generous in size.

We will update on the 'new' new shirts as soon as they arrive.

 

A BARROW OF BEER FOR A QUID?

You could win a wheelbarrow full of beer for £1 in the club's summer raffle.

Tickets are on sale now at the clubhouse and can be bought until final's day on Sunday 26 August when the draw will be made.

Don't worry about spilling the prize on the way home - the ale will be in bottles, cans etc.

The raffle is organised by Lucy Wells and comes after her successful 'win a barrow of wine' raffle last Christmas.

Why not buy a ticket every time you go to the club and increase your chances of winning.

 

JOHN RADLEY

Former club president, captain and fixture secretary John Radley passed away on Tuesday 22 May.

John resigned from club commitments around 18 months ago but before that had been president in 1994 and captain from 2003 to 2011. He was also fixture secretary for many years.

John was an excellent and respected bowler who was a top skip in club friendly and league matches. He always played the game in the right way – to win with sportsmanship.

John won the Senior’s Cup in 2004 and 2007 and picked up the Pairs Cup three times- in 2001, 2004 and 2005.

A one minute silence in John’s memory was observed before the match against Byfield.

 

THE TALE OF OUR SHIRTS

Our new shirts have arrived and are now being worn for all matches

The shirts can be obtained from Mick Jelfs or Dave Allington. 

Mick can be reached by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 07885 163346.

Dave is on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07969 791219.

Mick is going to produce a size chart to help members get shirts that fit.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Goode Stone Supplies, members’ first shirts are available at the reduced cost of £10. Further shirts are £21 each.

Good quality fleeces are also available for the bargain price of £20-ish and an example is hanging behind the bar.

 

BOWLED OVER BY NEW COLOURS

The Oxfordshire Bowls Association has approved Adderbury’s new shirts.

Club secretary Steve Goodenough has received a letter from OBA secretary Ian Whelpton saying that our shirt was given the OK at the OBA’s meeting on the 14 March.

The shirts are now registered with the OBA and can be worn in national and county competitions and league matches.

The registration was necessary under national rules as follows.

"Bowls England has given approval for clubs to wear coloured shirts/trousers and skirts (as applicable), subject to registration and approval with the relevant County Association.

If a club wishes to play in coloured clothing then it is an expectation that all participants must wear the same matching design."

The new shirts have been ordered and should be with us in time for the start of the new season.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Goode Stone Supplies, members’ first shirts will be available at the reduced cost of £10. Further shirts will be priced at £21 each. 

 

FULL HOUSE RAISES £507 FOR CHARITY

The club played host to the 10th Macmillan Mammoth Quiz on Friday 23rd February.

The Macmillan charity supports people and the families of people who suffer from cancer and for the past decade the fundraising marathon has been organised at hundreds of venues around the country at the same time on the same night. 

It holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest simultaneous quiz.

This year the bowls club hosted a local event and the evening was tremendous success.

Some people were turned away as the clubhouse was full to the brim.

Twelve teams took part and the quiz was decided by a tie break question with the winners being a village team called the Rawlings Stones. 

The total raised on the night for Macmillan was £507.

The next Macmillan Mammoth Quiz will take place on Friday 22 February 2019.

In addition to the fundraising, the club recruited several new social members and a couple of people expressed an interest in attending our open day in April. 

 

HOW ABOUT A 2018 BOWLS TOUR?

The club tour to Bournemouth last year was extremely successful and another trip (to another nice place) will be organised for 2018 if enough people are interested. Let Mick Jelfs know if you fancy a few days away in a good hotel with bowls included. Wives, husbands, partners are all welcome.

 

WE'RE A MEMBERS ONLY CLUB -- PLEASE NOTE

Guests are admitted to the club only when signed in by a member to a maximum of three times in any one year unless attending with a visiting bowls club or when a premise licence is in force for a ticketed event, quiz night or public event.

This rule applies to members’ husbands, wives, partners, and family where additional membership has not been taken out.

The committee is aware that these rules are being ignored which puts our licence at risk. Consequently, bar staff and committee may request proof of membership where this is in doubt.

Membership cards should be produced when requested. Alternatively there is a list of members in the club which can be checked.

We regret the need for this measure and trust members will not be offended if asked for proof of membership. 

 

Club Winter Opening Hours

Tuesday 7.45pm until 11pm, Friday and Saturday 7.45pm until midnight, Sunday noon until 6pm. Bar could close 10pm at discretion of barman if weather bad and no-one in.
 
Club Summer Opening Hours (during the bowling season)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7.45pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 8pm to midnight,  Sunday 
noon to 6pm.