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Covid 19 - The gradual re awakening of the Market Overton Bowls Club peaked Saturday18th July with fourteen bowlers competing in a mens and ladies singles competition starting at 1 pm. 

A warm afternoon meant good bowling, some social activity with the large doors open  into the main hall only to access the second bar counter. Our normal catering was replaced by bags of crisps and wrapped chocolate bars. Thanks to a super team the green continues to flourish. 

Jonny Abbott was winner of the mens, with Jack Warner runner up, Liz Dyer winner of the ladies and Annette Oliver runner up.

It was a sad day when the doors and gates were closed for lockdown but there has still been lots of fun via competitions on line, a virtual VE day, and a variety of flags flown at the clubhous e. Regular messages have kept everybody in touch.

As soon as allowed, using a booking system and with due care regarding timing etc and no changing facilities, casual clothes have been adopted, and members appeared slowly  for roll ups.  As the advice eased the next step was a 'Covid 19 Pairs competition' won by Richard and Lorna Lambert..


Thanks to even more relaxation of the lockdown we now have in place a Monday evening 'League' among ourselves , 'Chummy nights' have returned on Thursdays, and a series of competitions over the coming weeks. Care has been taken to abide by the Government advice all the way especially social distancing and hygiene with strict control of cleaning the equipment..

None of this can make up for the dreadful disappointment in our 75th celebration year requiring cancellation of  our engagements with bowlers from all over the country but there is always 2021. Such is the spirit at the club that we are thankful to have such a good group of members who have supported 'Marko' all the way through and are now 'making the best of it'.

  [See photo attached of members on Saturday 19th July - social distancing of course! ]

We are delighted to hear that Bowls England, Bowls Leicestershire and Friends are coming next year.

The green is looking great and is as always a pleasure to bowl on.

Anybody looking for a new hobby would do well consider bowling with us

Fun - Fitness and Friendship! 



Market Overton Bowls Club  was founded 1945 and situated in a delightful village in Rutland,  England's smallest county.

We have been on this site since 1973 and are proud of our green with 5/6 rinks. Also our Club house which consists of a  a large main hall, well fitted kitchen,  lounge bar, large car park, and unisex disabled facilities. 

Our promise to you? .......Fun, Friendship and Fitness whether  School age or Pensioner! 

New members are always welcome.

We are members of the https://sites.google.com/site/stamfordoutdoorbowlsleague/home [see Fixtures page].

MARKO  are happy to host School and other group visits - let us bring 'Street Bowls' to your school or college. Played on any surface and fun for wheelchair users too. No charge for a taster session.

Special Rates for newcomers and beginners and Social Membership for those not wishing to play but who may enjoy the club house and bar. 

Indoor mat for fun and practice in the winter [November to April] - Monday afternoons - enjoy a cuppa and a roll up

Our club is an important part of the community and is freely available for functions [a donation to club funds always acceptable].

Currently hosting Exercise classes, Quizzes, in the winter months, Carpet bowls, Bingo, and various entertainment evenings  [see Events page] often raising funds for charities close to our hearts.

Information regarding booking or forthcoming events  is just a telephone/email  away [01572 812233]


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