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  • LADIES PROGRESS IN THORNBERY

    LADIES PROGRESS IN THORNBERY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This evening Oakley took on Yateley in the County's Thornbery Trophy, the two rink team event. They made a shaky start conceding a net 8...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 23 Jul 24
  • JOY AND DESPAIR AT BANISTER

    JOY AND DESPAIR AT BANISTER

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was a mixed day for Oaklety players at Banister. In the afternoon, Ric Newson and Graham Tompkins looked set for a visit to Leamington as...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 22 Jul 24
  • ALICE REACHES LEAMINGTON

    ALICE REACHES LEAMINGTON

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Congratulations to Alice Lovett who, in the Junior Singles, has reached the Aviva National Finals to be held at Leamington Spa. Playing this...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 21 Jul 24
  • BIRTHDAY BOY'S PRESENT

    BIRTHDAY BOY'S PRESENT

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Today was Men's captain, Ric Newson's (pictured) birthday but his hopes of getting his day off to a good start were dashed as he los...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 20 Jul 24
  • ALICE REACHES COUNTY SEMI FINAL

    ALICE REACHES COUNTY SEMI FINAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This evening Oakley's Alice Lovett took on Trish Towner of New Milton in the quarter final of the County Singles. Trish had qualified fo...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 19 Jul 24
  • HOLDERS OAKLEY PROGRESS IN GAZETTE CUP

    HOLDERS OAKLEY PROGRESS IN GAZETTE CUP

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This evening Oakley Ladies took a first step in defending the NHWBA Gazette Cup which they won in 2023. Playing at home against Hook in the ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 18 Jul 24
  • OAKLEY TRIPLES BOW OUT

    OAKLEY TRIPLES BOW OUT

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was not to be, for Mary Varndell, Sue Dixon and Janie Vickers as, this morning, at Banister Park, they took on Ringwood's Sharon Varn...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 14 Jul 24
  • ALICE REACHES COUNTY SINGLES QUARTER FINAL

    ALICE REACHES COUNTY SINGLES QUARTER FINAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Tonight at Howard Park, Alice Lovett played, in the Northern Area Final of the County Singles looking to reach the quarter finals of the eve...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 11 Jul 24
  • MIXED RESULTS TODAY

    MIXED RESULTS TODAY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This evening there was disappointment for Oakley's Martin Vickers in the Northern Area final of the County Singles. Playing at Basingsto...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 10 Jul 24
  • MEN REACH COUNTY TOP CLUB SEMI

    MEN REACH COUNTY TOP CLUB SEMI

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    With both teams having to make changes from previous rounds this morning's County quarter final of the National Top Club had all the hal...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 7 Jul 24
  • ALICE AWARDED JT BADGE

    ALICE AWARDED JT BADGE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's congratulations go to Alice Lovett who, on Saturday, at Worthing Pavilion, before the Johns Trophy match against Sussex, was ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 7 Jul 24
  • OAKLEY TRIPLE REACHES SOUTHAMPTON

    OAKLEY TRIPLE REACHES SOUTHAMPTON

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Janie Vickers, Sue Dixon and Alice Lovett have qualified for the County Last Eights at Southampton after defeating clubmates Shirley Ball, A...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 1 Jul 24
  • COUNTY SEMI AT OAKLEY

    COUNTY SEMI AT OAKLEY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Saturday saw the Club hosting the County sem final of the Ladies National Top Club event between Basingstoke Town and Lee-on-the-Solent. Giv...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 30 Jun 24
  • NARROW DEFEAT FOR OAKLEY IN DOUBLE RINK

    NARROW DEFEAT FOR OAKLEY IN DOUBLE RINK

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    After overnight rain the green was slower than usual, this morning, as Oakley took on Cove looking for a place in the County semi final of t...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 30 Jun 24
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NORTH AREA FINALISTS

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NORTH AREA FINALISTS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's congratulations go to our players who have reached the Northern Area Finals of County Competitions. In the Ladies Triples to...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 30 Jun 24
  • SOCIAL EVENING AND KARAOKE

    SOCIAL EVENING AND KARAOKE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    There was a disppointing turnout for last night's 60s/70s Disco and Karaoke evening held at Malshanger - perhaps the word Karaoke was th...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 23 Jun 24
  • THIRD TIME LUCKY

    THIRD TIME LUCKY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    After defeats over the weekend in the Hants and Berks Cup and in the County Mixed Top Club, Oakley's men travelled this morning to Alton...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 23 Jun 24
  • OAKLEY GO OUT TO HOLDERS

    OAKLEY GO OUT TO HOLDERS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This morning Oakley took on the 2024 Champions Alton Social in the County Mixed Top Club. Despite Social not having available for selection...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 22 Jun 24
  • OAKLEY CRASH OUT OF HANTS AND BERKS CUP

    OAKLEY CRASH OUT OF HANTS AND BERKS CUP

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Oakley's weekend began badly as they lost at home to Howard Park in the Hants and Berks Cup. The evening began badly. Howard Park shot o...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 21 Jun 24
  • OAKLEY MEN REACH COUNTY QUARTER FINAL

    OAKLEY MEN REACH COUNTY QUARTER FINAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    After 3 wins already in the National Double Rink competition, Oakley travelled this morning to nearest rivals Howard Park looking to secure ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 15 Jun 24
  • ANOTHER SUPRISE TOP CLUB VICTORY FOR OAKLEY

    ANOTHER SUPRISE TOP CLUB VICTORY FOR OAKLEY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    After their shock victory at Alton Social in the previous round of the National Top Club, there was little expectation that Oakley's men...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 9 Jun 24
  • NARROW WIN IN MIXED TOP CLUB

    NARROW WIN IN MIXED TOP CLUB

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    There was a delayed start to this morning's away match against Whitchurch in the Mixed Top Club and when both Oakley singles players qui...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 8 Jun 24
  • OAKLEY HOSTS THE COUNTY

    OAKLEY HOSTS THE COUNTY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    On a sunny afternoon but with a cold wind, Oakley Bowling Club was delighted, yesterday, to host Bowls Hampshire's Women's fixture a...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 6 Jun 24
  • NO JOY AT SOCIAL

    NO JOY AT SOCIAL

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Oakley 's ladies travelled last night to Alton Social for their National Top Club event hoping to emulate the Men's unexpected succe...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 4 Jun 24
  • A THIRD WIN IN DOUBLE RINK

    A THIRD WIN IN DOUBLE RINK

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    This morning in the National Men's Double Rink event an Oakley team, showing three changes from the first selected team, came through a ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 2 Jun 24
  • ALICE THE SKIP

    ALICE THE SKIP

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The Club's congratulations go to Alice Lovett who has been selected to skip a Bowls Hampshire rink in the Johns trophy match away to Ken...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 30 May 24
  • DELIGHT FOLLOWS DISAPPOINTMENT

    DELIGHT FOLLOWS DISAPPOINTMENT

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    With the Men's "A" team having crashed to a heavy defeat at home to Alton Social on Friday and our Over 60s mixed team having ...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 28 May 24
  • DRAWN PAIRS GOES TO THE WIRE

    DRAWN PAIRS GOES TO THE WIRE

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Saturday saw the Club staging its first one day event of the season - the Drawn Two Wood Pairs with the opportunity to collect at the Club D...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 20 May 24
  • TENSE BATTLE AT OAKLEY

    TENSE BATTLE AT OAKLEY

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It was, for the Club's men, a long evening on Thursday as they took on Aldershot Traction in the National Two Rink competition. For muc...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 19 May 24
  • SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED

    SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    Oakley Bowling Club has received a grant of nearly £8,000 from the UK Government which has enabled it to purchase and install solar pa...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 8 May 24
  • GOOD START IN MEN'S DOUBLE RINK

    GOOD START IN MEN'S DOUBLE RINK

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    There was concern that the weather might lead to a need to cancel this evening's National Double Fours match vs Andover and that the res...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 6 May 24
  • THE SEASON BEGINS

    THE SEASON BEGINS

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    The season began yesterday with a Drive at Malshanger attended by just under 50 members - a good turnout for a cold day. Then, in the evenin...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 21 Apr 24
  • NEW SEASON GETS CLOSER

    NEW SEASON GETS CLOSER

    Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Article by: Spencer Kerley

    It has been a very busy weekend at the club as members rallied round to carry out all those essential tasks that need to be completed to ens...

    Oakley Bowling Club   |  
    Posted: 16 Apr 24
  • 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