Our new clubhouse completed Autumn 2020
Our former Clubhouse was a prominent feature in Queens Road
Remember those sunny days....
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In the Oxford and District League 2017 Season, the Thame Bowls Club Men’s team won all 12 of their games to finish top of Division 4. 

The winning margin of 19 points was a record, a magnificent achievement, led by Captain Paul Heafey.

Some of our bowlers are pictured here on Presentation Night:

Standing: Bill Giles, Leonard Grimshaw, Trevor Copley, Robin Jenner, Mike Ralls, Les Canfield, Ken Calcutt, Ron Duncan, John Timms

Kneeling: Matt Canfield, Paul Heafey, Chris Shannon, Ian Ruthrford


Front Row: Marion Keal, Jill Brooks, Barbara Waters, Maxine Plested, Caroline Walker, Shirley Foster    

Back Row: Sharon Heafey, Christine Liddle, Maureen Giles, Maire Duncan, Frances Goodyear


On the 4th September 2016 Thame Lions Club with Thame Bowls Club (Chairman Bill Giles of weather fame) organised the first ever event for Oxfordshire Blind Bowling Competition.

Thame mayor with Lions players... 24 contestants from bowls clubs around the area, all with varying degrees of sight impairment, took part.
The event was opened by the Mayor of Thame, Linda Emery and all contestants were presented with medals; sponsored by a member of the Bowls Club, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire Richard Venables.
The winners were Mary Pitman and Sarah Marshal and were presented with a plaque to recognise their win. Sarah is a member of the England Blind Bowling Team and will be playing in the International Competition in South Africa in March.
The uniform that the team is wearing was sponsored by Lions and the Lions logo is proudly displayed on the shoulder.

The money raised on the day equal to £2000 will be split equally between Blind Veterans and Calibre Audio Books
The Club President PDG Lion John Savell said that the event was considered a great success by all parties particularly the bowlers themselves.
Because of the success and the willingness of the Thame Bowls Club to support the event it is likely to become a yearly competition.

The committee consisted of Brain Dickety, Bill Giles OBE, Keith Wright, John Savell, Ken Bennell, Sandy Seckington, Roger Blackburn and Peter Carter; Ken and Sandy wore dual hats as members of Thame Bowls Club as well. Bill and Keith are from the Thame Bowls Club.
Left to Right, Cllr Emery (Mayor of Thame), Bill Giles (Thame bowls and retired BBC Weatherman),
Lion President John Savell of Thame and District Lions - Presenting trophies.


To help Thame Bowls Club celebrate their 90th Anniversary, bowlers representing "Friends of English Bowling"came from all over the UK to play a 6 Rink Mixed Match at the Queens Road Bowling Green. The "Friends"were founded in 2005 and their aim is to raise funds for Bowls England to help to promote the game throughout the country. They have so far raised over £300,000 to help bowlers of all ages to enjoy this ever-popular sport.
In glorious weather the "Friends"were welcomed by Hazel Westcott, Thame Bowls Club President and Club Captain Vic Brooks and after lunch a very friendly but competitive bowls match took place.
Played in wonderful spirit the game produced some very close scores on several rinks with only a 2 shot advantage going to the visitors over 4 of the rinks. However, two of their strongest rinks overcame the Thame Bowlers by some 30 shots giving the "Friends"an overall victory of 102 to 135. 
After the evening meal attended by Adey Lloyd, President of Bowls England, the Captain for the day, Marcia Pearce, thanked the Thame Club for their hospitality and presented gifts to all those members who had helped to make the day a tremendous success.
Thame Bowls Club and members of Friends of English Bowling before the game.
May 2011... Mike Bushell & Natalie Melmore visit Thame Bowls Club
April 2010... Thame Bowls Club's Recruitment drive
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