Welcome to Attenborough Village Bowls Club

Welcome to the Attenborough Village Bowls Club Website. From here you can find out more details about the club, its history and also any upcoming fixtures.The photo was taken in August and shows many of the club members after the trips competition in 2015.


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Competitions and Tournaments

End of Season League 2019 The games will be played as trips over 16 ends. One player should take responsibility for organising the team. Teams A – M. Rushton, M. West, I. Forsey, R. Guyler, J. Whale, R. Isherwood, E. Hill B – B. Shearstone, R. Derry, B. Griffiths, S. Banks, D. Bucknall, M. Hill, B. Earwaker C – M. Banks, J. Stratford, R. Shearstone, V. Curtis, P. Clark, B. Thomas, B. Rickards D – B. Stratford, G. Watson, C. McClorry, C. Firbank, R. Eaton, J. Rickards Games and Results Mon. August 12 A v B 13 - 23, C v D 11 - 12 Thurs. August 15A v C 21 - 9, B v D 16 - 18 Thurs. August 22A v D, B v CMon Sept. 2A v B, C v DThurs. Sept.5A v C B v DMon Sept. 9A V D, B v C Team P W L Points Diff D 2 2 0 4 3 B 2 1 1 2 8 A 2 1 1 2 2 C 2 0 2 0 -13 Club Trips Competition August 10th League A A1 J. Stratford, M. Bacon, C. Firbank A2 J. Hailwood, L. Isherwood, R. Guyler A3 K. Marriott, G. Watson, B. Griffiths A4 C. McClorry, M. Banks, R. Derry League BB1 M Bates, B. Shearstone, R. IsherwoodB2 D. Tebbutt, B. Stratford, S. BanksB3 R. Shearstone, D. Slee, V. CurtisB4 M. West, M. Rushton, D. Bucknall Table A A A1 A2 A3 A4 Pts Diff A1 X 16 – 2 1 – 14 9 -3 4 7 A2 2 – 16 X 4 – 9 5 – 10 0 -24 A3 14 – 1 9 – 4 X 9 – 1 6 26 A4 3 – 9 10 – 5 1 – 9 X 2 -9 Table B B B1 B2 B3 B4 Pts Diff B1 X 5 – 10 7 – 6 6 – 7 2 -5 B2 10 – 5 X 2 – 13 6 – 6 3 -6 B3 6 – 7 13 – 2 X 10 – 11 2 9 B4 7 – 6 6 – 6 11 – 10 X 5 2 Final 2.45 p.m. A 3 v B 4 2 - 11 Harold Wardle Mixed Pairs July 6th Eight pairs entered and played in 2 leagues.League 1A Barbara and Richard Shearstone B Liz and Ray IsherwoodC Judith and Peter HubbersteyD Carlene Clark and Doug Bucknall A v B 6 - 8, A v C 11 - 4, A v D 10 - 7, B v C 10 - 3, B v D 10 - 5, C v D 5 - 13 X A B C D Pts Diff A X 6-8 11-4 10-7 4 8 B 8-6 X 10-3 10-5 6 14 C 4-11 3-10 X 5-13 0 -22 D 7-10 5-10 13-5 X 2 0 League 2E Barbara and John StratfordF Stewart and Mary BanksG Ellen and Michael HillH Maureen Rushton and Colin FirbankE v F 9-8, E v G 11-4, E v H 7-3, F v G 7-7, F v H 21-3, G v H 6-7 X E F G H Pts Diff E X 9-8 11-4 7-3 6 12 F 8-9 X 7-7 21-3 3 17 G 4-11 7-7 X 6-7 1 -8 H 3-7 3-21 7-6 X 2 -21 Final Liz and Ray Isherwood v Barbara and John Stratford 9 - 7 Men's Pairs July 6th Four pairs entered and played in a league. A Colin McClorry and Brian EarwakerB Barrie Griffiths and Joshua StarbuckC Alan Brooks and Roger DerryD Jack Hailwood and Paul JonesA v B 9-8, A v C 11-7, A v D 4-16, B v C 11-7, B v D 7 - 9, C v D 5 - 10 X A B C D Pts Diff A X 9-8 11-7 4-16 4 -7 B 8-9 X 11-7 7-9 2 1 C 7-11 7-11 X 5-10 0 -13 D 16-4 9-7 10-5 X 6 19 The League was won by Jack Hailwood and Paul Jones. Club Competitions Ladies' SinglesFour ladies have entered and will play in a league. The top 2 will play in the final. A Barbara Shearstone B Ellen Hill C Barbara Stratford D Carlene ClarkA v B 21 - 15, A v C 12 -21, B v C 17 - 21, B v D 4 - 21 Men's Singles Semi-final - Play by August 26th P. Jones v A. Brooks R. Isherwood beat C. Firbank 2-Wood Semi-final - Play by August 26th A. Brooks v P. Jones S. Starbuck v R. Eaton Mary Hazell Handicap Semi-final - Play by August 26th D. Slee (13) beat R. Guyler (11)C. Firbank (13) v S.Starbuck (13) Percy Barsby Semi-Final - Play by August 26th J. Stratford lost to J. StarbuckR. Shearstone beat B. Earwaker Veterans Semi-final - Play by August 26th J. Hailwood lost to S. Banks C. Firbank v D. Bucknall Open Pairs Semi-final - Play by August 26th M. Banks and J. Hailwood v P. Ratcliffe and D. SleeS. Banks and R. Isherwood v M. Bates and D. Mee Thea Reid Competition 2019 May 11th and June 22nd 24 players entered in 6 teams Team A R. Eaton, J. Whale, B. Griffiths, J. Mozley Team B R. Shearstone, B. Shearstone, D. Slee, R. Derry Team C B. Stratford, J. Stratford, C. McClorry, B. Thomas Team D M. Bacon, K. Marriott, C. Gibson, C. Firbank Team E L. Isherwood, R. Isherwood, V. Curtis, R. Guyler Team F M. Hill, E. Hill, J. Hailwood, D. Bucknall Results on May 11th A v B 10 – 16, C v D 9 – 22, E v F 17 - 9 A v C 7 – 20, B v E 17 – 15, D v F 20 - 17Results on June 22ndA v D 6 - 20, B v F 20 - 6, C v E 8 - 15A v E 19 - 14, B v D 12 - 13, C v F 13 - 14Remaining game A v FB v C 5 - 24, D v E 11 - 15 Team P W D L P F A D 5 4 0 1 8 86 59 E 5 3 0 2 6 76 64 B 5 3 0 2 6 70 68 C 5 2 0 3 4 74 63 F 4 1 0 3 2 46 70 A 4 1 0 3 2 42 70 Club Finals Day September 8th 2018 Ladies' SinglesBarbara Stratford 19 Barbara Shearstone 21 Gents' Singles D. Slee 13 S. Starbuck 21Open 2-wood singles R. Isherwood 17 D. Slee 14 Mary Hazell Open Handicap S. Starbuck 2 v A. Brooks 1 Percy Barsby Novice Singles S. Starbuck 21 J. Stratford 2 Bill & Mary Walker Veterans' Trophy J. Hailwood 2 D. Bucknall 14 Leslie Lowndes Open PairsB. Shearstone & C. Firbank 12 A. Brooks & D. Bucknall 21 End of Season League Teams A – M. Hill, B. Eaton, R. Shearstone, J. Whale, P. Ratcliffe, R. Guyler B – E. Hill, R. Eaton, V. Curtis, P. Clark, C. McClorry C – C. Gibson, C. Clark, B. Stratford, A. Oxley, D. Bucknall D – B. Shearstone, P. Hill, J. Stratford, C. Firbank, T. Hudson, B. Griffiths Results A v B 8 - 21,C v D 6 - 23 A v B 13 -12 C v D 8 - 21 A v C 13 -12, B v D 15 - 12 A v C 20 - 10 B v D 21 - 17A v D 10 – 14, B v C 21 - 9 A v D 17 - 12 B v C 16 - 14 Team P W L Points Diff B 6 5 1 10 33 A 6 4 2 8 0 D 6 3 3 6 22 C 6 0 6 0 -55 Club Trips August 11th 24 members entered the Club Trips. 8 teams played in 2 leagues.A1 M. Bates, B. Eaton, D. BucknallA2 V. Curtis, A. Oxley, D. SleeA3 M. Hill, E. Hill, P. RatcliffeA4 C. McClorry, L. Isherwood, B. GriffithsB1 B. Simmons, B. Earwaker, C. BrownB2 P. Hill, B. Stratford, A. BrooksB3 J. Hailwood, D. Tebbutt, C. FirbankB4 R. Eaton, J. Stratford, R. IsherwoodResultsA1 v A2 7 - 8, A3 v A4 6 - 1, A1 v A3 5 - 6, A2 v A4 2 - 6, A1 v A4 5 - 7, A2 v A3 2 - 8B1 v B2 12 - 2, B3 v B4 10 - 10, B1 v B3 5 - 3, B2 v B4 4 - 7, B1 v B4 3 - 7, B2 v B3 8 - 2 Semi-finalsA3 v B1 6 - 9, B4 v A4 14 - 5 Final B1 v B4 5 - 7 The Tournament was won by John Stratford, Ray Isherwood and Richard Eaton. Harold Wardle Pairs Trophy July 7th4 Pairs entered and played in a leagueA Barbara and John StratfordB Liz and Ray IsherwoodC Jill Barrett and Colin FirbankD Barbara and Richard ShearstoneA v B 5- 9, C v D 9 - 8A v C 5 - 6, B v D 5 - 6A v D 12 - 4, B v C 14 - 6The Trophy was won by Liz and Ray Isherwood Men's Pairs July 7th2 pairs entered Barrie Griffiths and Simon Starbuck beat Brian Simmons and Doug Bucknall


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Where to find us

How to find us: The bowling green is situated close to Attenborough Nature Reserve. From the A6005 Nottingham to Long Eaton Road turn at traffic lights into Attenborough Lane, drive past Attenborough station and continue to The Strand. Go past the Village Green with the cricket and football grounds and you will find the bowls club at the end of The Strand.    


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Attenborough Bowls Club

It has been said that our venue on the edge of the Attenborough Nature Reserve is one of the most picturesque in the County. First founded in 1908 Attenborough Village Bowls Club was reformed in 1981 and in 1991 moved to the present site on the outskirts of Nottingham, about halfway between Beeston and Long Eaton.

During 2012 the local River Trent Flood Alleviation Scheme was installed, which means that a new bowling green has been laid. This was opened by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Coun. Margaret Handley on Saturday, April 20th 2013. Members also did work on the pavilion so providing a bigger space for teas and social occasions.

In the summer we play a combination of Bowls Nottinghamshire League, friendlies and social bowls with internal competitions and tournaments.
In the winter we play indoors at the local Erewash Indoor Bowls Club - www.eibc.co.uk - where we have two teams representing the club, and several of our members make up teams that compete on different days during the week.


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Whether you are a beginner, an improver or an experienced player wanting to play at a good standard, or somewhere in between, why not get in touch and visit us with a view to membership? We are a friendly club with a strong social side holding many events throughout the year.