Welcome to Burford Town Bowls Club
...if you're looking for some gentle exercise with a competitive edge in beautiful surroundings,
come and join us, you will be glad you did...

Peter Radband

We have received the very sad news that Peter passed away on January 12th at the Horton hospital after a short illness. Some may remember Peter from his days as an umpire, most of his bowling was at Carterton Bowls Club, and he also bowled with the Vice Presidents.

Our thoughts go out to his family at this time


A Very Special Piece Of Grass

This piece of grass is special; it is special because it has endured another hard season of bowls. With roll ups, internal competitions, galas, ladies league and county games it has had thousands of bowls and feet up and down it every week. If you also consider that this summer was a particularly dry one then is it any wonder at the end of the bowling season this piece of grass looked like this.






 This is Jack, he is Burford Town Bowls Club Greenkeeper. Jack works hard on the green, cutting, seeding, scarifying, and with a little help from club members he recently spread 5 tons of sand on the green. So with many hours of hard work, and a little help with the weather this special piece of grass now looks like this.



Well done Jack,  it’s still only October and the green already looks playable, roll on next year.


Percy Cook Trophy


Well done to Tim for organising the tournement and to everyone who played and attended today.

Happily the rain kept away and having uninterupted play made for a good days bowling.

At the end of play we had outright winners and lots of tired legs, but this was soon forgotten when we all sat down to a fabulous tea, once again well done.


Trophy Winners



Tim Stacey and Dereck Lafford






Burford Town Bowls Club Gala 2018


I would like to thank all the players who braved such foul weather to make the day a success, and a big thankyou to all our wonderful Burford members for all their help and support.


Congratulations to worthy winners Jan, Phil and Paul from Witney Town, and hard luck to the runners up our very own John,Tim and Jack. I hope to see all the players back next year when I will try to do better with the weather.


Ann Fleming – Gala Organiser


Gala Winners Jan, Paul Smith(Sponsor) Paul and Phil of Witney Town




Gala Runners Up Tim, Jane(President), Jack and John of Burford Town


























Burford Town Bowls Club

Annual Tour 2019


Seabank Hotel



Half Board Accommodation

Coach Travel To And From Porthcawl

Live Entertainment



All This For Only…..£195 per person


Please Note

Deposits Of £25.00 per person By

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Total Payment Required By Sunday 13th January 2019


If You Wish To Attend Please Put Your Names On The List In The Club House

 Or Send Your Details Via The “Contact Us” Section On This Web Page


How Lawn Bowls Can Improve Your Health


Any form of exercise is good for your health, no matter how gentle it may be. And, if you are participating in a team sport, such as lawn bowls, it helps improve your social life too, which contributes to all round happiness and well-being. Whether you are under ten or over eighty and are taking up the sport for the first time, lawn bowls is a great game for people of all ages and we shall take a look at these benefits below


What Does Lawn Bowls Involve?


Lawn bowls is a game of concentration, precision and accuracy and involves rolling biased or irregular balls as close as possible to a white ball called the Jack. It has been a popular sport in the UK for centuries and there are thousands of bowls clubs up and down the country. As the sport does not involve periods of prolonged and intense activity, it can be played by pretty much anyone. The game is either taken up as a social activity – strictly for leisure – or it can also be played at competition level, for those who want to give themselves more of a challenge.


How Can It Improve My Health?


Sports and physical activity is beneficial to your health as it keeps you active and alleviates boredom. A US study also revealed that bowls players had a lower fat content when compared with people who did not participate in activities – which is another good reason to take up the sport! However, if you do decide to take up lawn bowls, it is always best to check with your doctor first, especially if you have not taken up any form of sport for some time.

Here are some of the benefits:


Fitness- Lawn bowls helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance.


Mental Health- The game gets you out into the fresh air and helps alleviate depression and anxiety.


Increases Skills - Bowls involves some element of problem solving skills and also helps improve co-ordination and concentration.


Improves Confidence- Participating in a sport helps improve self-esteem and gets you out and about and meeting people.


Self-Discipline- Sports such as lawn bowls involves turning up on time and being organised by wearing the correct uniform.


Social Interaction- Lawn bowls helps improve social skills and being part of a team also gives you a sense of belonging.


        Well done to all the teams that competed in the Worth Webb competition. Special thanks goes to Tim Stacey for his organising skills and everyone for all the wonderful  food.
Winners: T .Stacey, J. Lafford Runners Up: T. Godfrey, P. Godfrey



On Friday 25thMay 2018 Burford Town Bowls Club played the Game Keepers in the Cyril Agg Memorial Trophy. This is an annual event and has been played for many years. Although the Game Keepers are not regular bowlers they always give a good account of themselves, and this years was no exception you underestimate them at your peril. For the Burford Bowlers there is only pride at stake, but for the Game Keepers there is the Cyril Agg Trophy which is awarded to the highest scoring rink. We were very thankfull to Mrs Agg who joined us at the match and presented the Trophy to this years winners, who incidentally were victorious last year.





D. Harris       D. May       Mrs. Agg       P. Godfrey       B. Whitehead