Hi one and all.  How is everyone holding up, good I hope.  

PLEASE LET US BE ABLE TO BOWL OUTDOORS.  I PERSONALLY DON'T CARE WHAT THE WEATHER IS JUST LET'S BE DOING SOMETHING.

This year COVID RULES permitting I will be running the OUTDOOR Wednesday roll up from 10am to 12 and probably one on Mondays same time same place if I can get enough support. 

Ring me on 01865 434006 if you are interested in a Monday roll up, it will give me a feel for numbers.  If you ring and I do not answer just leave me a yes and telephone number, I can then contact you when we start.

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I have been enjoying the artistic talents of our members, I am really jealous I struggle to draw a straight line. Keep the pictures coming in please.

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I am on the scrounge for 3 or 4 inch flower pots for my Sobell tomato plants.  If anyone has some let me know please.

 What have I been doing over the past week or so made quite a bit of Marmalade as I keep a few folks in the village supplied.  A few of us have a system where by we swop plants and jam and various homemade produce.  David had pickled eggs a few weeks ago, disgusting things.

Lets hope for better weather and some good news for the outside season in the mean time

KEEP FIT KEEP WELL

Sandy

 

Oh, and here's an extra for you to make you smile....

A Poem by Pam Ayres

I have a little Satnav, it sits there in my car.

A Satnav is a driver's friend it tells you where you are.

I have a little Satnav, I've had it all my life.

It's better than the normal ones, my Satnav is my wife.

It gives me full instructions, especially how to drive

"It's sixty miles an hour", it says, "You're doing sixty five".

It tells me when to stop and start, and when to use the brake.

And tells me that it's never ever, safe to overtake.

It tells me when a light is red, and when it goes to green.

It seems to know instinctively, just when to intervene.

It lists the vehicles just in front, and all those to the rear.

And taking this into account, it specifies my gear.

I'm sure no other driver, has so helpful a device.

For when we leave and lock the car, it still gives its advice.

It fills me up with counselling, each journey's pretty fraught.

So why don't I exchange it, and get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house, makes sure I'm properly fed.

It washes all my shirts and things, and keeps me warm in bed!

Despite all these advantages, and my tendency to scoff,

I only wish that now and then, I could turn the bugger off.

 

COME on YOU Members! We need more entries. I know there are plenty of members hiding their light under the barrel. Show us what you can or have done...don't be shy! It can be anything artistic, handicraft, photographic, I might even be able to take a recording of you singing (o.k. Dennis Richens, that doesn't apply to you)
Don't wait until tomorrow, do it TODAY (or I might find something from somewhere and put YOUR name on it!)

 

 

Welcome to 2021.  I am still a prattler !!

 

One of our Christmas presents this you was a book of jokes put together by the children of the grandkids school so be prepared for some very corny jokes at the end of this prattle.

Yesterday I bought my first bunch of daffs it is a sign of Spring.  Has anyone got one out in the garden?  I have some in bud. The Winter Jasmine is out in flower all signs we are moving towards outdoor bowling 👍we hope.

I expect quite a few of our bowlers will be looking forward to getting the Covid jab, let's get rid of this bug and get back to normal.

This morning I planted shallots and garlic not just any garlic this is a jumbo garlic we will see!!

First Corney joke. 

WHAT DO YOU CALL A DEER WITH NO EYES

NO EYED-DEER

WHY DON'T SCIENTISTS TRUST ATOMS

BECAUSE THEY MAKE EVERYTHING UP.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A HANKERCHIEF DANCE

PUT A LITTLE BOOGIE IN IT.

Enough enjoyment for one day remember Keep fit keep healthy 

Sandy

Press Here to go to Image Gallery 

to see the Members Artwork

then Click on 'Thumbnail' images to enlargen photos

 

PETER ASHWELL

It is with regret that members are informed of the recent death of

Peter Ashwell at the age of 93.

Peter was a Member of Oxford City & County Bowls Club for well over 30 years, a previous President of the Club and was later awarded Life Membership.

 

Peter was such a stalwart of the Club and for years actually ran 3 Open Gala days a year outside in May, July and September!  Can you imagine all the work involved?  There were always 24 teams so all 3 outdoor greens were utilised and they were so popular that  you had to fill your entry form in for the next year after each Gala Day to be sure of a place the following year! 

 

An experienced and exceptionally regarded Player, both Indoors and Outdoors, Peter was an inspiration to many new Players of the Game and with his natural, friendly personality, he ensured that any member playing in his team would be regarded with the utmost respect, regardless of their ability.

PETER will be sorely missed by all Bowlers

Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Edna, in this difficult time.

 

 

 
INDOOR RINK BOOKING UPDATE
 
In order to make Rink Bookings easier, please register for an online account as follows:-
 
To Register for an account to make indoor rink bookings online please click the link below. 
 
Once on the rink diary page click 'Sign in' then follow instructions to register for an account
 
 
 
 

What a great little painting of the Oxford City & County Bowls Club Paignton Tour in September. 

Many thanks to Oxford City & County Bowler and artist Lesley Robinson!

 

TUESDAY VOLUNTEERS at WORK!

 A good mixture of skills on display: those giving the orders, those disobeying the orders, those leaning on virtual shovels, those between jobs and yes, those doing a bit of work! Well done to Colin again for organising and bringing together an enthusiastic  group of volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

      

GUIDANCE FOR LAWN BOWLS PLAYERS AS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT

The club house, changing rooms and ladies and gent’s toilets will be closed.  The drinks machine and water machine will not be available for use.   The disabled toilet will be open for emergency use only.

NO SPECTATORS TO ATTEND THE CLUB

SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST TAKE PLACE AT ALL TIMES

We are implementing a “Cloud” based on-line booking system, you must pre-register to be able to use this system, email the Club Office by using the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the Website Main Menu. Title your email “Cloud booking” and ensure that your name is clearly shown in the body of the mail. Instructions will be emailed back detailing how to register and how to use the booking system. 

WHEN BOOKING PLEASE BOOK AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE YOU WISH TO PLAY

Before Play:  

  • Maximum 2 players per rink unless from the same household.
  • Arrive dressed to play and bring your bowls, shoes, drink and any food with you.  All rubbish should be taken home and not left at the club.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your allocated slot and wait in the car park until you are invited to enter through the main entrance
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided inside the front door and then proceed straight through to the outdoor greens (avoid touching anything on the way) where you can change your shoes.
  • Please sanitise before commencing play. 

During play:

  • Do not use pushers, sticks or chalk
  • Do not hug, shake hands or “high five” anyone 
  • Keep 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Do not touch each other’s bowls.
  • Only one player should handle the mat
  • Two jacks to be used, one at each end and these should be positioned by one person only.
  • Avoid measuring.
  • If scoring, one person to use the scorecard – scoreboards will not be available

After Play:

  • Change your shoes
  • Sanitise the mats and jacks – place them in the marked containers
  • Leave the club immediately.

Hand wash and sanitiser is available throughout

 

 

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The JOHN JARVIS PRESIDENT'S DAY Photos
 
are now available on 'Image gallery' on the Main menu
 
 
They can also be seen on the Oxford City and County Bowls Club Facebook page
 
SEE THE VIDEO
 
in 'Club News' on the Main menu,
 
 
 
An absolutely FABULOUS Day for our very own J.J (John Jarvis) on his President's Day at
 
Oxford City & County Bowls Club.

It started with a 'Spider' for a bottle of Bubbly and 'fizzed' for the rest of the afternoon!
 
Thanks to all the Visitors from other Clubs who br
ought a Team
 
and all the 'City & County' Members who made them doubly welcome.
 
It didn't matter who won, because the day was such a success with over £500 collected for
 
the Presidents Charity 'Dementia Oxfordshire'
 

 

The Youngsters enjoying a Saturday Morning Coaching session at

Oxford City & County Bowls Club

 

If you know a prospective Young Bowler that would like to become a good Club Bowler or graduate to becoming a National or International Bowler, then Contact Rosemary Phelps or Graham Kerr who would be pleased to help with Bowls Coaching.

 

Photo of Rosemary and Graham with a few of the Youngsters enjoying their training

 

 

More Photos in 'IMAGE GALLERY' in the Main menu under the year 2019