Mike off holiday

I collected Mike and the luggage from Meacham on Saturday… After a look round a couple of shops in Hunstanton,, we all headed home. A Clio with four adults and a bit of luggage, and my Scenic with Mike and the rest of the luggage and picnic stuff and wheelchair ,,, all home safely a little after two o’clock after a couple of stops..

no drama ‘s from the satnav… A bit different from the previous Saturday when taking them to Heacham… But we don’t talk about that anymore.!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂

Open day

Thank you to everyone who supported the Daventry and District Sports Club open day.  I hope everyone enjoyed their session and that we see you again soon.

The volunteers at all the clubs were fantastic and made the day special.

Friday social

  • Thanks for the great support from everyone on Friday night.  The meat raffle, from John Thorne ( Daventry market Tuesday and Friday) was won by Caroline, congratulations to her.

The pizza was well received and the profits from the food and raffle help with club finances.

Looking forward to seeing you all next week.

Ladies friendly against the Grange

Thanks to all the bowlers who took part in the match against the Grange, hopefully we can arrange home and away games next season.

The rain, thankfully, held off and we enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon.

Unfortunately we lost on all three rinks but there is only one direction from here.

Well done to everyone, including the men who served the tea and biscuits.

Meat raffle

Finally, after all these weeks, I’ve won the meat raffle. Don’t know why I am so pleased, as I am a vegetarian, but it’s nice to win. Thank you John, for the meat, always good quality.

DBE Mens Pairs

Men’s Pairs Report – 11th July 2021

On Sunday 11th July 2021, 8 pairs of men arrived at Daventry Town B C to take part in the inaugural Men’s Pairs competition. After being greeted by Chairman Phillip Silk-Nielsen the competition got under way..


The players were split into 2 groups with 4 teams in each group. The competition was played in a round format with each team playing 3 matches, at the end of 2 rounds of matches, each group was poised for a close finish with 3 teams in each group still having a chance to progress to the final.

At the end of the round robin in Group 1 there were 3 teams on 4 points and the group was decided on Shot Difference with Craig Bowler and Adrian Mellows topping the group. In Group 2 the final round of matches left 1 team on 4 points with 2 other teams on 3 points and Chris Grey and Anthony Page topped the group.

The final started as a close match with the score at 4 – 2 after 4 ends, then Anthony and Chris won the next 2 ends to open a 7 – 2 lead, Craig and Adrian cut the deficit on the next end scoring 1 before Anthony and Chris won the next 6 ends to take a commanding 15 – 3 lead, the final two ends were shared, and the final score was 17 – 4 to Anthony and Chris.

Daventry Town Chairman Phillip Silk-Nielsen presented the trophy to the winning pair.

Disability Bowls England would like to thank Daventry Town B C for hosting the event, with special mention to Janet Matthews who ensured that we had refreshments throughout the day, also to Duggie Mitchell and Andy Houghton who pushed the wheelchair for our player throughout the event.

Stuart Espie
Competitions Secretary
Disability Bowls England

Ladies friendly v Kislingbury

Wednesday 7 July

The rain held off for most of the afternoon to enable us to play against the team from Kislingbury. Both sides welcomed one male bowler, to make up the numbers, they appeared to come away unscathed. Thank you to Jean, who arrived at the club expecting a roll up and ended up playing her first official match.

Each team ended with a loss, a draw and a win. Congratulations to Kislingbury who one by a greater margin.


Manfield Cup, Saturday 3 July

We woke up to a wet and miserable day but the sun came out in time to mow the green and get everything set up for the afternoon.

The four Daventry Town teams played at – Roade, Kettering Lodge, Geddington and Rushden, with a very narrow win by Steve, Steve, Dave and Doug.  Well done to all those who participated I am sure everyone enjoyed another opportunity to get out and about and see fellow bowlers again,

We hosted players from Kislingbury, Whyte Melville, Irchester, Kingsthorpe, Wellingborough, Oundle, Geddington and Chapel Forest who all seemed to enjoy a relaxed, but competitive afternoon of bowls.  The after match chats were mostly centred on the upcoming England football match and we have been told not to mention the raffle – which was exceptionally well supported.  Special thanks to all those volunteers who helped either before, during or after the match, it would not have been so successful without you.

The afternoon reflected what sport is all about and it was great to see so many smiling faces.  Thank you to all who took part in the day, either by playing or organising, we are already looking forward to next year’s matches.

Saturday friendly at Byfield

Well done to all the players who played on Saturday in sunny Byfield.

It was a closely contested match with each team winning on two rinks. Congratulations to Byfield, who won by a slightly bigger margin on their two.

Hopefully we’ll get our own back next time.

Friendly against West End

Thank you to all those who supported Thursday’s friendly against West End. We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with perfect bowling conditions.  The post-match discussions took place while we relaxed with hot dogs and drinks.

Looking forward to our return match.

Friday night bowling

Once again, we had a fantastic turn out for an afternoon of bowling. Six matches for the club completions took place alongside the usual roll-ups. Thank you to all those who stayed on in the dropping temperatures to watch the match that went to a deciding end.

Congratulations to Andy H, who won this week’s meat raffle.

Looking forward to another good turnout this week.

Books for sale in clubhouse

We have donated some books to the Bowling Club which are for sale.  All money raised to go to club funds.

If anyone has any books they no longer require and are willing to donate them to the club please feel free to add them to the bookshelf in the clubhouse.

Friday Social

Thanks, once again, to all those who supported our club on this wet Friday night, both virtually and physically.  There was a fantastic response from our members to join in the short mat and chat with friends.

The meat raffle was won by Mike and Thelma, with Mike managing to pull his own ticket out!!! Congratulations to them and thanks to John for supplying the meat.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.

Executive triples

John H, Alan G and Janet M played the match against Hilary, Sharon and Pete, from Kingsthorpe, on a very hot Sunday morning.

It was a closely contested match, all the way through, with the score after 14 ends being 14 each.  Unfortunately we didn’t quite manage to pip them at the post, with a final result of 16-19 in favour of the visitors.

An enjoyable, sporting match. Thank you to everyone involved.

Friday night social

Once again, we had a fantastic turnout for our social night. There was some relaxed bowling alongside the three club competition matches.

The meat raffle this week was won by Geoff and Lin, congratulations to them and thanks, once again, to John Thorne for providing us with such a great selection.

The pizza was a big hit, I’ll have to make more next time. 🍕



Big Bowls Weekend

On Saturday 29th May we held a very successful Open Day as part of the Bowls England & Disability Bowls England initiative to get everyone back playing bowls and welcoming members of the community to our sport. Blessed with a glorious sunny day some 50 to 60 people made up of members, their family & friends plus several new faces joined in this relaxed fun day.

Having worked with the BDA in developing and meeting various criteria over a two year period we actually achieved the required standards and gained the Bowls Disability Mark in February 2020. Unfortunately owing to Covid restrictions it was not possible to arrange a formal presentation until now. This was put right during the day when Annie Dunham one of the BDA’s Club Development Officers travelled from Lincolnshire to present the Awards to Michael Robins our Club President. A big thank you to Annie for taking time out to join us. Also another big thank you to the group of members who played a huge part in helping us gain this award.

Events such as this do not take place or are successful without the work undertaken by members who made sure the day went with a bang. Yes the balloon displays kept popping in the heat and added to the fun. A big thank you to all the volunteers for making sure everyone enjoyed themselves. The bacon butties followed by a barbecue later in the day plus cold refreshments served to the tables ensured everyone was suitably catered for throughout.

There has never been a better time to become more active and take up a sport. Bowls is a sport that can be played by people of all ages, gender or physical ability. Our club having achieved the very high standards required to gain this award, are looking to build on work already undertaken. We invite newcomers to bowls to come along and join in our social bowling sessions details of which can be found on our website of Social Media pages.