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Sammmi has been selected to play for the County next Saturday. The club is really proud of her and the dedication she has displayed over the last two years. The club coaches who devoted Saturday mornings, must be congratulated on their efforts to bring Sammi up to such and impressive standard. Bella has also played her first indoor inter-club match, which is an amazing achievement for one so young.

(Sadly their Saturday indoor coaches, by all accounts, haven't displayed the professionalism and care expected of qualified coaches. We hope that the negative experience of last Saturday doesn't turn our rising stars off bowls altogether.)

For further details please contact Mike

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thanks to the generous support of members and friends the Charity fundraiser raised well over £400.00. Eleanor will give me the final figure when all the money has been collected.

The Big Hamper was won by Trevor Barnes
Rosa Healy guessed the height of the cake and won £12.00

         The  President v Vice President match on Tuesday will start at 5.30pm. Please arrive by 5.15 at the latest.

                                                   Challenge Match

Congratulations to Fred who beat Ron in the challenge match, raising over £50.00 towards club funds in the process. Thanks to all the members and friends who turned out to offer their support.
Linda won the sweep by predicting the score.

Our senior bowling member, Gordon Clements,  yesterday collected his equipment from his locker, as he is no longer able to continue bowling. I'm sure that all our members wish Gordon a heathy rest away from a game he has been playing with us at MBC since 1980. We thank him for all his support over all the years.
Mel is now the senior bowling member

Thanks to the donations of friends and members the MacMillan hamper is expanding rapidly
Tickets are on sale for £1.00 which will go towards the Coffee morning.


The Board discussed the late arrival of players for inter club and club competitions. It was approved, unanimously, that all players must arrive 20-30 minutes before the start. If delayed players must phone the captain or organisers.


The Board agreed that if smokers continue to drop their cigarette and cigar butts in the car park for others to clear up the whole of the club complex will become a no smoking area.

MacMillan Coffee Week - Donations of cakes please.
Tea and coffee during the week will be £1.00 which will go to the Charity

Please support the challenge match between Ron Power and Fred Hall.
Saturday 9th September-2.00pm -Roving jack-4 woods-18 ends
Give Linda your prediction of the score by Thursday to win half the pot, the other half will go to the club.

Have you booked your fish-chips/pies for the closing of the green . This year the food is being supplied by an award winning 'chippy.' Last orders by Friday 15th September


Mick and Mike played 4-21 end games to reach the final of the Queen of the Midlands Notts pairs champions Cup in temperatures on the green approaching 30* beating County and National players on the way.

The semi final was won by the duo 24-5 with a fantastic standard of bowling which forced the East Markham A team to concede after 17 ends.

Having reach the final they lost by one shot, when on the last end with MBC holding two shots for the trophy their skip promoted one of their short bowls to snatch victory by inches.

MBC can be proud of the standards that many of our players are achieving. (Two very tired but happy bowlers drove back to Mansfield with a smile.).

The Bridge Club looked splendid this morning with its new tables and matching covers. Thanks to Hazel who provided the pink velvet curtains which  Bernard transformed into table covers. Val and Bernard also donated 12 small tables which are for members to put their drinks on when sitting at the tables during Bridge or Tuesday evening social events.

A sincere thank you to Pat Gunter for spotting my mistake with the membership list.


Congratulations to Bernard, John Brassington and Mike on reaching the final of the Sam Savidge Seniors . Mel with President  Linda presented the trophy to Mike Lake the eventual winner of the play off.

This years MacMillan fund raiser will commence on Monday 11th September, Donations for the hamper or cakes for the event will be most welcome.

Terry Savidge Cup

The juniors will play for the Terry Savidge Cup next Saturday morning starting at 10.00am. Coaches or seniors players willing to mentor and help with the scoring will be made most welcome. It really will be a very open competition.

Charlie and Sammi produced an end of brilliance on Saturday morning. Sammi rested the jack. Charlie bowled in and rested the jack, enough to hold shot by mm. Sammi's last bowl came between the two bowls and nudged the jack to win the end.

Our Juniors

A big thank you to David and Hazel, who have turned out on Saturday mornings to support our coaching programme. The progress the juniors have made has been remarkable. They are now joining in afternoon roll ups and displaying impressive levels of skill and understanding of the tactics of the game. This afternoon Sammi and Barry won all their ends whilst Charlie excelled on several occasions when four or five down by bowling in to take shot.

Bella is now reaching a medium jack and is always on line and Rosa  is going to be even more of a threat when her concentration becomes more consistent.

With so many away on holiday the Terry Savidge Cup will be played in Mid August. (Date to be arranged.)

Malkinson Trophy

Playing in the semi final of the Malkinson Trophy our ladies played a great match, just coming second by 64-80. Up until the last couple of ends the match was really close. After 25 ends the ladies were pleased to be able to sit down and enjoy afternoon tea served by Eleanor and David with cakes provided by Janet and Hazel.
                        LED Lights

Thanks to the generous donation from Paul Holmes, we were able to install new LED lights in the Pavilion. This should reduce our electricity bill very considerably. The work was carried out on 24th July. Buildings Manager Mel and Paul formally switched on the lights. (We will need sun glasses!)

                 Primary Schools 

The pupils from Farmilo School enjoyed a wonderful warm, dry morning on our superb green. 36 Yr5 pupils were coached in the basics by Eleanor and Mike. The attitude of the pupils was a delight and Eleanor said that it had been one of the most enjoyable experiences she had had in many years,  remembering why teaching had been so rewarding. Thanks to Roger for driving the QE Academy van and collecting the pupils from their school.



Re-arranged for Tuesday 15th August 


Jesse Boot Trips

Congratulations to Trevor, Bernard and Mick Cooper who played an excellent match in the 2nd round of this major County Competition. A special thank you to Bernard, who risked Val's wrath, by stepping in to take Mike's place after his medical problem and Mick Cooper who took on the skip's duties against top county players.  The fact that they lost doesn't diminish the quality of their effort in keeping the score respectable and showing MBC at its best.  Five members turned out on a rotten, cold, damp evening to sit in Kingsway Park to support the team.

                        PORTLAND BOWL

                     County Match Quarter Final

This match will be played at East Markhams' ground on Tuesday 13th June this year at 18.30. Men only, four teams of three required. Sheet available in the Pavillion tomorrow (Thursday 1st June) for interested parties to put their names down.

Past President's Cup

Mike won a close final against Judith on the hottest afternoon of the year. Both finalists reached the final having gone undefeated in the round robin stage.

Fred and Hazel win the Pogmore Pairs

Thanks to Neil's excellent organisation, the members experienced a most enjoyable competition which, because of the numbers wanting to take part, was run with three separate round robin groups playing a knockout final. Eleanor and Barry won the morning stage with Hazel and Fred and Paul and John winning the afternoon groups. Hazel and Fred won one and draw their second match and with 3 points came ahead of Eleanor and Barry with 2 points for their win.

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A wonderful turnout of members and friends attended the Opening of the Green ceremony on Tuesday 11th April. Diana Markham our County Ladies President joined Linda on the green to bowl the first wood of the 2017 season.

Linda's Birthday cake presented at the Opening of the green.
Linda's Birthday cake presented at the Opening of the green.

The  first bowl of  the 2017 season.
The first bowl of the 2017 season.
AGM 2017

A very well attended Annual Meeting of the club witnessed the installation the new President for 2017/18, Linda Alvey. She is joined by Glenmore as the Vice President, The Junior Vice President will be appointed by the Board at its next meeting later this month. Trevor Livings, Christine Smith and Peter Armitage were welcomed onto the Board.

President Linda Alvey

Vice President Glenmore Slack

Junior Vice President

Peter Armitage


I have set up a "closed" web page on which members can post information and photographs. Mansfield bowling club will get you in if you request admission. I hope that it proves useful for the members. If you are not registered please let me have your email address.



Full fixtures list is on the Friendly Fixtures page.
Thanks to Fiona for sorting it out.


Mike is delighted to report that he has acquired a grant of £290.00 from the Bowls Development Association to help fund our extensive coaching programme.


 The New Adapted wheel Chair
Christine Smith's disabled friend Kevin enjoyed a great afternoon on the green being coached by, Mick and Trevor. I hope this is the first of many occasions when it will support our less able friends.





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