Adderbury Bowls Club has had a magnificent season – the most successful in the Club’s 92-year history.
Two of Oxfordshire Bowls Association’s most prestigious trophies now have pride of place in the Club’s cup cabinet.
The Club won the The Hawker Cup team trophy and member Phil Gladden won the sought-after singles competition the Longford Cup. Click here to see the Hawker Cup winning team.
Adderbury also won the Oxford and District Bowls League Division Three by a record 18 points – going through the league season without losing a game.
Winning the Hawker Cup put Adderbury amongst Oxfordshire’s bowls elite. The cup is usually won by one of the big clubs of the bowls world.
Adderbury beat Carterton A in the final of the cup. It was a close and high quality game and Adderbury secured the trophy with a 37-34 victory.
Thirty-one teams entered the competition and Adderbury beat cup favourites Headington A (winners four times in last eight years) in the semi final to reach the decider played at Oxford City and County’s green. The competition is played over two rinks with aggregate scores deciding the result.
Phil Gladden clinched the Longford Cup by beating Brian Smith of Witney Town 21-7 in the semi final and he then saw off Nigel Galletly of Banbury Central in the final, winning 21-16. Both matches were played at Chipping Norton Bowls Club.
Adderbury Bowls Club also has an active social scene. Off the green it has a comfortably furnished, spacious clubhouse and a well-stocked bar with drinks at club prices.
The Club organises regular social events including monthly quiz nights, music, dance, comedian evenings and other occasions.
New men and women members, playing or social, of all ages, are welcome