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  • GRANT FROM THE FOUR LANES TRUST

    GRANT FROM THE FOUR LANES TRUST

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club is delighted to announce that it has received from the Four Lanes Trust a grant of £773.95 which has been used to purchase a ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Apr 24
  • HAT TRICK FOR ALICE

    HAT TRICK FOR ALICE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Alice began her quest for 4 County titles with a win on Friday night with help from Dad and their partners in the Mixed Fours. It was close...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 7 Apr 24
  • GOOD LUCK TO ALICE

    GOOD LUCK TO ALICE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    There is a busy week ahead for Alice Lovett. At the weekend she will, at Longmeadow, be competing in the Final of the Hampshire Indoor Sing...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 3 Apr 24
  • THE END OF A BUSY WEEK

    THE END OF A BUSY WEEK

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Yesterday was the end of a busy week at the Club. Not only were all the windows and doors in the pavilion replaced but our new contractor, A...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 17 Mar 24
  • BIG SURPISE FOR KAY

    BIG SURPISE FOR KAY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was a proud moment on Saturday evening for the Club’s Kay Kerley as, at the climax of the Bowls England Awards Evening, she was pre...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 25 Feb 24
  • SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION DINNER

    SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION DINNER

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    For the 28th year, Oakley Bowling Club had, yesterday, its Presentation Dinner at Test Valley Golf Club and, as usual, everyone thoroughly e...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Feb 24
  • ALICE BECOMES NATIONAL CHAMPION

    ALICE BECOMES NATIONAL CHAMPION

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Today was a great day for Alice Lovett as she lifted the National Champion of Champions title. Reports of her games were on Facebook and ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 4 Feb 24
  • ALICE REACHES NATIONAL SEMI FINAL

    ALICE REACHES NATIONAL SEMI FINAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's Congratulations go to Alice Lovett who, as the Loddon Vale champion, today reached the national semi final of the Women's...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 3 Feb 24
  • BURNS NIGHT AT BCOT

    BURNS NIGHT AT BCOT

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    31 Oakley Bowling Club members had a splendid evening at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT) celebrating Burns Night - even if we were ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 25 Jan 24
  • CHRISTMAS PARTY AT MALSHANGER

    CHRISTMAS PARTY AT MALSHANGER

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    There was a good turnout for the Christmas party held last night at Malshanger. With the hall decorated for the Estate party the previous ni...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 17 Dec 23
  • CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES BEGIN

    CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES BEGIN

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The festive season began splendidly last night as more than 60 members and friends enjoyed Christmas Dinner at, for the Club, a new venue, t...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 14 Dec 23
  • A NEW PRESIDENT

    A NEW PRESIDENT

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Oakley Bowling Club's AGM saw a new President elected with Norman Frost, a member since 2010, taking on the role after being handed the...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 22 Nov 23
  • GREAT WEEK AT THE DORSET

    GREAT WEEK AT THE DORSET

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Nineteen members from Oakley have just returned from a very enjoyable 5 day break playing at the Dorset Golf and Bowls resort as part of Bow...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 17 Nov 23
  • ENGLAND TRIALS

    ENGLAND TRIALS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's congratulations go to Alice Lovett, who has been selected to trial for the England Indoor Under 25 team. She will play at Not...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 6 Nov 23
  • TROPHY FOR JANIE AND SURPRISE FOR KAY

    TROPHY FOR JANIE AND SURPRISE FOR KAY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Yesterday's Bowls Hampshire Presentation Luncheon at Fleming Park BC saw 15 members (the biggest attendance from any Club) go along to s...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 23 Oct 23
  • ENJOYABLE MATCH BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND HIS VICE

    ENJOYABLE MATCH BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND HIS VICE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The annual President vs Vice President match is often the final outdoor game of the season but this season there wiil, weather permitting, b...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 25 Sep 23
  • THE FRIENDLIES END WITH A WIN

    THE FRIENDLIES END WITH A WIN

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Martin's Presidential year started and ended with wins, as yesterday Oakley beat the tourists from Potton BC in Bedfordshire. Having tr...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 20 Sep 23
  • 60s/70s PARTY NIGHT

    60s/70s PARTY NIGHT

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Saturday saw 60 members, friends and guests turn up at the Malshanger Club for a visit by the popular Freddie Clarke band. Locally based, th...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 17 Sep 23
  • SPLENDID SUSSEX TOUR

    SPLENDID SUSSEX TOUR

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    On Friday evening, 40 Oakley tourists returned from a splendid 4 night tour in Sussex. We were well looked after at the Langham Hotel, on th...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Sep 23
  • HECTIC WEEKEND FOLLOWING TOUR

    HECTIC WEEKEND FOLLOWING TOUR

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    District President Bob, Club President Martin and Vice President Norman would probably have liked a weekend off after a hectic Club tour but...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Sep 23
  • HANTS AND BERKS FINAL AT OAKLEY

    HANTS AND BERKS FINAL AT OAKLEY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    On Sunday morning Oakley BC, whose Bob Goodyear is the District President, hosted the BDBA Hants and Berks Cup final between Alton Social an...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 3 Sep 23
  • CLUB AND COUNTY FINALS DAY ACTION

    CLUB AND COUNTY FINALS DAY ACTION

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Finals Day dawned fair, even if initially cloudy, and it was the first time in recent memory that we were able to play all our five principa...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 2 Sep 23
  • CLOSE FINAL IN DRAWN FOURS

    CLOSE FINAL IN DRAWN FOURS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Wednesday morning began sunny and warm for the Club's Drawn Fours competition. This event sees all entrants classified as lead, two, th...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 30 Aug 23
  • A DAY OF TWO HALVES

    A DAY OF TWO HALVES

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Sunday morning saw 10 players travelling to Yateley to play Alton Social in the quarter final of the County Mixed Top Club. With only three ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 28 Aug 23
  • DISAPPOINTING YET SPECIAL DAY FOR JANIE

    DISAPPOINTING YET SPECIAL DAY FOR JANIE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was a special day for Janie Vickers, as for the first time as an individual, she played at the National Championships at Royal Leamington...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 24 Aug 23
  • BATTLE FOR RUNNERS UP IN LEAGUE

    BATTLE FOR RUNNERS UP IN LEAGUE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Traditionally the BDBA Rinks League has been the trophy to win for local male players. However, this year the decision to make the league m...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 22 Aug 23
  • BOB GOODYEAR'S DISTRICT DAY

    BOB GOODYEAR'S DISTRICT DAY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Yesterday we welcomed to the Club players from all over the District to celebrate Basingstoke and District President Bob’s year of off...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 21 Aug 23
  • MIXED WEEKEND FOR OAKLEY TEAMS

    MIXED WEEKEND FOR OAKLEY TEAMS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    There were mixed fortunes this weekend for Oakley bowlers. At Howard Park John Ryan's triple was well beaten by Basingstoke Town in the ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 21 Aug 23
  • GAZETTE CUP WIN

    GAZETTE CUP WIN

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Not since 2009 have Oakley's Ladies won the Gazette Cup, the North Hants Women's team trophy played by three triples. When, after th...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 13 Aug 23
  • NEW BOWLERS EXCEL IN TRIPLES

    NEW BOWLERS EXCEL IN TRIPLES

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club Drawn Triples is always a popular competition, as evidenced by the fact that this year we had a waiting list for the event. The dra...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 12 Aug 23
  • CONGRATULATIONS to MORE OAKLEY FINALISTS

    CONGRATULATIONS to MORE OAKLEY FINALISTS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's congratulations go to Mary Varndell, Sue Dixon and Janie Vickers who have reached the Northern Area Final of the County Two B...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Aug 23
  • HISTORY MADE BY OAKLEY LADIES

    HISTORY MADE BY OAKLEY LADIES

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This morning at Banister Park, Sue Dixon and Janie Vickers became the first Oakley players to compete in the semi final of the County's ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 8 Aug 23
  • LADIES REACH GAZETTE CUP FINAL

    LADIES REACH GAZETTE CUP FINAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was a wet and unpleasant morning when Oakley's Ladies took on Farnborough in the semi final of the North Hants Women's Gazette Cu...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 5 Aug 23
  • NARROW DEFEAT FOR MALCOLM AND BOB

    NARROW DEFEAT FOR MALCOLM AND BOB

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Last night at Cove, Malcolm Grime and Bob Goodyear played the quarter final of the County Golden Pairs against Alton Social hoping to emulat...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 1 Aug 23
  • ENJOYABLE VISIT FROM ROYAL HOUSEHOLD

    ENJOYABLE VISIT FROM ROYAL HOUSEHOLD

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Today saw a return visit by the Royal Household BC and what an great day was had. The weather stayed fine as we missed the forecast showers ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 29 Jul 23
  • THEY KEPT THAT QUIET

    THEY KEPT THAT QUIET

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's congratulations go to Sue Dixon and Janie Vickers who on Tuesday, at Alton, in the Northern Area Final of the County's Go...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 28 Jul 23
  • 'G' PLAN PAYS OFF

    'G' PLAN PAYS OFF

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Congratulations to Malcom Grime and Bob Goodyear who yesterday defeated Alton Social's Gary Johnson to reach the Northern Area Final of ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 27 Jul 23
  • LAST END DISAPPOINTMENT - AGAIN

    LAST END DISAPPOINTMENT - AGAIN

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Following Steve and Sean's last end defeat on Sunday in the County Pairs, Oakley players last night succeeded in making it a hat trick o...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 21 Jul 23
  • HEARTBREAK FOR STEVE AND SEAN

    HEARTBREAK FOR STEVE AND SEAN

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    For Steve Devonish and Sean Lassman their first appearance in the County Quarter Finals was one they are unlikely to forget. Playing against...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 17 Jul 23
  • OAKLEY REACH AREA FINAL

    OAKLEY REACH AREA FINAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    As the 2022 semi-finalists, Oakley, despite having available only 5 of last year's team, started as favourites in this morning's Cou...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 15 Jul 23
  • EXPERIENCE COUNTS

    EXPERIENCE COUNTS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was always going to be a tough task this evening for Janie Vickers as she endeavoured to reach, for the fourth time this season, the Coun...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 13 Jul 23
  • SUPER EVENING FOR STEVE AND SEAN

    SUPER EVENING FOR STEVE AND SEAN

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Oakley's Steve Devonish and Sean Lassman were very much the underdogs this evening as, at Farnborough, they took on Cove's father an...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 12 Jul 23
  • GOOD WIN IN GAZETTE

    GOOD WIN IN GAZETTE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Despite having to concede home advantage, as there were no rinks available at Oakley because of League games, Oakley Ladies travelled this e...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 12 Jul 23
  • MARY AND JANIE MARCH ON

    MARY AND JANIE MARCH ON

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Mary Varndell and Janie Vickers made an excellent start this evening in the Northern Area Final of the County Pairs played at Basingstoke To...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 11 Jul 23
  • JOY FOR JANIE

    JOY FOR JANIE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This evening at Banister Park, Janie Vickers competed in the last Eights of the County Two Bowl Singles knowing that 2 victories would put h...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Jul 23
  • BIG TURNOUT FOR ACORN (NOVICE) SINGLES

    BIG TURNOUT FOR ACORN (NOVICE) SINGLES

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    In 2022, Oakley changed the format for the Acorn Singles so that the event, which now takes place on a single day, is restricted to players ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 9 Jul 23
  • DISAPPOINTING WEEKEND FOR OAKLEY LADIES

    DISAPPOINTING WEEKEND FOR OAKLEY LADIES

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    With Mary Varndell, Sue Dixon, Angie Rowe and Janie Vickers having been County Fours runners up in 2022, hopes were high that, at Banister P...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 9 Jul 23
  • WINNING EVENING FOR SOME

    WINNING EVENING FOR SOME

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Last evening 29 members travelled to Newbury for a night at the races, superbly organised by Di Yarrall. Leaving Oakley in two minibuses at ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 7 Jul 23
  • GOOD NIGHT FOR OAKLEY

    GOOD NIGHT FOR OAKLEY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was a busy night with 7 rinks in play. Steve Devonish and Sean Lassman were playing County pairs against Farnborough and at eight ends ju...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 3 Jul 23
  • MIXED FORTUNES FOR OAKLEY TEAMS

    MIXED FORTUNES FOR OAKLEY TEAMS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Friday saw Oakley travel to Alton Social for the Hants and Berks Cup and, although at twelve ends the scores were level, Oakley then fell ap...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 1 Jul 23