Reading Bowling Club

Reading Bowling Club

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Congratulations to Avonmore Associates,, who have worked with us at Reading Bowling Club since 2005, in creating a first class playing surface, allowing us to attract and retain our top class players. this has been another great year for the club with our men reaching the final stages of 9 competitions at Leamington. Finishing up as National Double Fours Champions, truly a wonderful achievement.
Great evening's entertainment :start of the Hawkeye competition, a few close singles matches and new bowlers coaching session. Something for everyone. So nice to see everyone enjoying the experience and the bar for us socialising and spectating. 😁
Green scarified and cut at 6mm waiting to be allowed to use it
Good Luck to Reading Bowling Club in the Clarke Whitehill Double Fours semi Final at West Berks this morning v Wokingham
This little article was recently discovered in Middlesex's archives. It's dated 19th October 1926.
Well done both KLV teams winners and runners up in Div 3
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Good luck to Darren and Morgan in the national mixed pairs at Kendrick Road tonight.
It is friendly welcoming club great for all, whether absolute beginners or experienced players.
This is me after bowling a perfectly weighted ball, watching it roll down the green
Radio Berkshire Peach quest heading for Kendrick Road.!!!!
Green looks really good guys and I know from experience it bowls we’ll keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Welcome to the official page of Reading Bowls Club. Premier bowls club situated in the heart of Reading, Berkshire. Proudly sponsored by

The Abbey School
Cotswold Bowls Centre
A.B Walker
Grasshoppers the Gardner
Roller Garage Door Centre

Honours: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11rZ3iL6AEAMG-1Lu68eHyEVKJUUX1Qw5o0HHA-j3v3g/edit?usp=sharing

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 02/11/2021

Timeline Photos

πŸ“… The #BENFinals22 Schedule is confirmed!

READ MORE ➑️ bit.ly/BENFinals22Schedule

#LoveBowls

26/10/2021

We are delighted to announce that nominations for our new Bowls England Awards Night are now open! πŸŽ‰

We want to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by players, clubs, counties and volunteers in our great sport!

It’s an opportunity to come together and recognise the extraordinary work in bowls over the 2021 season. πŸ₯³

πŸ”œ Entries Close 6th of December

Click on the link below to start nominating! πŸ—³οΈ

bit.ly/NominateNowBErecognised22

#BErecognised

Photos from Reading Bowling Club's post 08/10/2021

Congratulations to all our finalists on our 2nd Club Finals Day.

Some pictures below from the day.

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24/09/2021

READING BC 2ND CLUB FINALS DAY πŸ†

Don’t forget we have our 2nd Reading BC Club Finals day tomorrow starting at 10AM!

Tea, coffee & the bar will be available 🍻

All to play for in the below competitions:

Men’s Singles
Men’s 2 Wood Singles
Mens 3 Wood Singles
Men’s Novices Singles
Men’s 060’s Singles
Men’s Triples
Mixed Triples
Mixed Pairs

READING BC 2ND CLUB FINALS DAY πŸ†

Don’t forget we have our 2nd Reading BC Club Finals day tomorrow starting at 10AM!

Tea, coffee & the bar will be available 🍻

All to play for in the below competitions:

Men’s Singles
Men’s 2 Wood Singles
Mens 3 Wood Singles
Men’s Novices Singles
Men’s 060’s Singles
Men’s Triples
Mixed Triples
Mixed Pairs

Photos from Bowls England's post 23/09/2021

Photos from Bowls England's post

21/09/2021

GLEN ADAMS IS A ROYAL! πŸ‘πŸ»

Reading BC are proud to announce the summer signing of Glen Adams from Hendon BC for the 2022 season!

Glen got carried in the 2019 Bowls England U25 pairs triumph as well as being voted Bowls England junior bowler of the year that same season. His partner was gutted.

Glen has also represented England at both junior and senior level along with a handful of caps previously for both Slovenia and Qatar.

#WelcomeGlen

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GLEN ADAMS IS A ROYAL! πŸ‘πŸ»

Reading BC are proud to announce the summer signing of Glen Adams from Hendon BC for the 2022 season!

Glen got carried in the 2019 Bowls England U25 pairs triumph as well as being voted Bowls England junior bowler of the year that same season. His partner was gutted.

Glen has also represented England at both junior and senior level along with a handful of caps previously for both Slovenia and Qatar.

#WelcomeGlen

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Photos from Reading Bowling Club's post 21/09/2021

The schedule for the 2nd Club Finals Day can be found below.

19/09/2021
19/09/2021

2021 BOWLS ENGLAND CLUB TWO FOURS CHAMPIONS πŸ†

Congratulations to our #ReadingBC lads on a comfortable win this afternoon in the Bowls England Club Two Fours Final against Burton House BC (Lincolnshire).

It’s been a long journey but we can finally say we did it!

We thanks all those that made the trip to Leamington Spa and throughout the season to support the boys.

Oh! What a day……. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Up the Reading!

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2021 BOWLS ENGLAND CLUB TWO FOURS CHAMPIONS πŸ†

Congratulations to our #ReadingBC lads on a comfortable win this afternoon in the Bowls England Club Two Fours Final against Burton House BC (Lincolnshire).

It’s been a long journey but we can finally say we did it!

We thanks all those that made the trip to Leamington Spa and throughout the season to support the boys.

Oh! What a day……. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Up the Reading!

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19/09/2021

π™π™šπ™–π™™π™žπ™£π™œ π™˜π™‘π™–π™žπ™’ π˜Ύπ™‘π™ͺ𝙗 𝙏𝙬𝙀 𝙁𝙀π™ͺ𝙧𝙨 π™˜π™§π™€π™¬π™£ πŸ…

Reading (Berkshire) have triumphed in the Men’s Club Two Fours competition.

Robert Newman returned an eight-shot win as they defeated Burton House (Lincolnshire) in the final.

Final ‡️

Reading, Berkshire bt Burton House, Lincolnshire 28-22

Rink scores (Reading skips first): BJ Byles lost to M Asplen 9-11; R Newman bt W Phoenix 19-11

[09/19/21]   CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND! WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE πŸ†

19/09/2021

Not long to go now.. πŸ‘€

πŸ“ Bowls England - Club Two Fours Final
πŸ“ Royal Leamington Spa BC
πŸ†š Burton House BC (Lincolnshire)
⏰ 12:30PM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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Not long to go now.. πŸ‘€

πŸ“ Bowls England - Club Two Fours Final
πŸ“ Royal Leamington Spa BC
πŸ†š Burton House BC (Lincolnshire)
⏰ 12:30PM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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[09/18/21]   They’ve only gone and done it!!

Congratulations to our #ReadingBC lads on a win this afternoon in the Bowls England Club Two Fours (Semi Final) vs Workington BC (Cumbria)

They now play Burton House BC (Lincolnshire) in the Final tomorrow at 12:30PM!

Up the Reading!

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[09/18/21]   Congratulations to our #ReadingBC lads on a win this morning in the Bowls England Club Two Fours (Quarter Final) vs Crediton BC!

We now play Workington BC in the Semi Finals at 3:30PM.

Up the Reading!

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17/09/2021

Early start for our lads tomorrow!

πŸ“ Bowls England Club Two Fours (Quarter Final)
πŸ“ Royal Leamington Spa BC
πŸ†š Crediton BC
⏰ 18th September - 9:30AM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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Early start for our lads tomorrow!

πŸ“ Bowls England Club Two Fours (Quarter Final)
πŸ“ Royal Leamington Spa BC
πŸ†š Crediton BC
⏰ 18th September - 9:30AM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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15/09/2021

Reading BC are proud to announce the return of Danny Clarke from Royal Wootton Bassett BC for the 2022 season!

Danny was a member of the Top Club team which reached the national final back in 2017. A great character both on and off the green.

#WelcomeDanny

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Reading BC are proud to announce the return of Danny Clarke from Royal Wootton Bassett BC for the 2022 season!

Danny was a member of the Top Club team which reached the national final back in 2017. A great character both on and off the green.

#WelcomeDanny

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14/09/2021

𝘾π™ͺπ™§π™©π™–π™žπ™£ 𝙩𝙀 𝙛𝙖𝙑𝙑 𝙀𝙣 π™©π™π™š 2021 π™˜π™€π™’π™₯π™šπ™©π™žπ™©π™žπ™«π™š π™¨π™šπ™–π™¨π™€π™£! πŸ’š

The final 4️⃣ titles in English lawn bowls will be decided this weekend in Royal Leamington Spa when Victoria Park plays host to the national inter-club finals πŸ’―

Read more here πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/EndOfLawnBowlsSeason21

[09/13/21]   TEAM NEWS! 🚨🚨🚨

Here’s how #ReadingBC line up against Crediton BC in the quarter finals of the Bowls England Club Two Fours on the 18th September (9:30AM).

T Moore
K Mallandain
D Holder
B Byles

B Mallandain
A Symondson
S Jones
R Newman

[09/12/21]   Congratulations to our #ReadingBC lads on a 39-19 win this morning in the Bowls England Club Two Fours (Last 16) vs Shanklin BC!

We now play Crediton BC in the Quarter Finals at Royal Leamington Spa.

Up the Reading!

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11/09/2021

A place in the Quarter-Finals on the line…

πŸ“ Bowls England Club Two Fours (Last 16)
πŸ“ South Waverley BC
πŸ†š Shanklin BC
⏰ 12th September - 10AM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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A place in the Quarter-Finals on the line…

πŸ“ Bowls England Club Two Fours (Last 16)
πŸ“ South Waverley BC
πŸ†š Shanklin BC
⏰ 12th September - 10AM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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[09/07/21]   Unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be tonight for our lads following a close battle with Gerrards Cross BC in the Bowls England Top Club (Last 16).

Despite a great effort, Gerrards Cross BC come out on top with a 4-1 win overall.

All the best to them in the final stages of the competition.

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07/09/2021

There’s no doubt it’s going to be a belter tonight! Can the boys secure their place at Royal Leamington Spa?

πŸ“ Bowls England Top Club (Last 16)
πŸ“ Iver Heath BC
πŸ†š Gerrards Cross BC
⏰ 6PM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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There’s no doubt it’s going to be a belter tonight! Can the boys secure their place at Royal Leamington Spa?

πŸ“ Bowls England Top Club (Last 16)
πŸ“ Iver Heath BC
πŸ†š Gerrards Cross BC
⏰ 6PM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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[09/06/21]   TEAM NEWS! 🚨🚨🚨

Here’s how #ReadingBC line up against Shanklin BC in the Last 16 of the Bowls England Club Two Fours on the 12th September (10AM).

T Moore
K Mallandain
D Holder
G Stacey

B Mallandain
S Jones
B Byles
R Newman

[09/05/21]   TEAM NEWS! 🚨🚨🚨

Here’s how #ReadingBC line up against Gerrards Cross BC in the Last 16 of the Bowls England Top Club on the 7th September (6PM).

4 Wood Singles - S Jones
2 Wood Singles - A Symondson
Pairs - D Holder & R Newman
Triples - T Moore, K Mallandain, G Stacey
Fours - N Gauld, C Shaw, N Jones, B Byles

04/09/2021

Day 1️⃣7️⃣ has dawned - and it looks πŸ‘

The penultimate day of #BENFinals21 sees even more Pairs action for you, as the Men’s & Women’s Senior Pairs finish their competitions πŸ†

The Mixed Fours begin their challenge – so plenty of action for everyone to enjoy!

Fancy joining us? πŸ‘‡

Scores ➑️ bit.ly/BENF21Scores
Day 10 Report ➑️ bit.ly/BENF21RoundUp

🎟s are £5 or £2 (U18s) available on the gate!

#BENFinals21

Timeline Photos 03/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Ed Morris & Elaine Score.

Mixed Pairs Champions πŸ†

Full report ➑️ bit.ly/BENF21RoundUp

#BENFinals21

Photos from Bowls England's post 03/09/2021

Photos from Bowls England's post

[09/01/21]   Congratulations to our #ReadingBC lads on a win tonight in the Bowls England Top Club (Last 32) vs Headington BC!

You couldn’t of asked for a closer game but the boys came out on top with a 3-2 win in dramatic fashion.

We play Gerrards Cross BC in the Last 16 for a place at Leamington Spa.

Up the Reading!

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01/09/2021

And it's Chestney & Falkner who are our Champion of Champions winners πŸ†

They defeated Mark Royal & Stef Branfield respectively in their finals a short while ago on A Green.

REPORT ➑ bit.ly/BENF21RoundUp

#BENFinals21

01/09/2021

Will be a tough test tonight for our lads!

πŸ“ Bowls England Top Club (Last 32)
πŸ“ Desborough BC (Maidenhead)
πŸ†š Headington BC
⏰ 6PM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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Will be a tough test tonight for our lads!

πŸ“ Bowls England Top Club (Last 32)
πŸ“ Desborough BC (Maidenhead)
πŸ†š Headington BC
⏰ 6PM

All the support we can get would be appreciated.

Lets back the boys.

Up the Reading!

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01/09/2021

The morning after the night before...

Recovered yet?

We go again this morning, on Day 14 πŸ™Œ

Scores ➑️ bit.ly/BENF21Scores
Day 13 Report ➑️ bit.ly/BENF21RoundUp

Tickets are Β£5 or Β£2 (U18s) available on the gate!

#benfinals21

[08/31/21]   Great effort by B.J Byles this evening in the Bowls England Mens Champion of Champions (Last 16) against Devon’s Jamie Chestney!

Unfortunately he lost 21-17 in a tight battle which could of gone either way.

[08/31/21]   Commiserations to K Mallandain who lost 15-8 this afternoon to Northamptonshire in the 1st Round of the Bowls England Mens 2 Wood Singles.

The Reading BC Story

The Reading Bowling Club was founded in 1803. The first green was behind and belonged to the Crown hotel, a posting house in Crown Street, with land extending to the stables of the Red Cow public house. In 1892, the site of the Crown was sold (eventually to Huntley Bourne & Stevens; the metal box maker for the famous Huntley & Palmers). Although we were given to the opportunity to by it at Β£1.00 per foot frontage, we declined and began to seek other sites.

Several were explored but we settled on our present site, which had become available as a result of the Highgrove estate, previously owned by the Blandy family, being acquired by Mr Robert Toomer who was a coal, coke and salt merchant of the town. We negotiated a six month lease for Β£15.00, with an option to purchase within three months for Β£675.00. The site was conveyed on 26th November 1892 with the granting of a mortgage of Β£500.00.

Leading up to this decision a number of meetings had been held to explore possibilities. A meeting held on 5th April 1892 resolved that "this meeting is of the opinion that the Highgrove site offered us in every way calculated to make a most desirable green but the apathy displayed on the part of some members, added to other difficulties in acquiring and preparing the ground under the scheme too impractical to be entertained". However three weeks later it was agreed to acquire this site and a General meeting held on 9th May 1892 at the Upper Ship hotel resolved "that play should begin at 3pm on Monday 16th May, when a subscription of one guinea with eighteen guarantors being liable (if necessary) for another half-guinea". Twelve members had also guaranteed Β£10.00 each. In 1895 additional land was purchased for Β£130.00 to include the site of the gatehouse and adjacent frontage.

The first captain of the new green was Mr WH Simmonds and the President was Mr J Miller. A groundsman, Mr S Clemenson, was engaged at seven shilling and six pence (37.5p) per week. The secretary, Mr H Wright, received an annual honorarium of three guineas. In 1897 the green was re-laid at a cost of Β£35.

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