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Overbury Bowling Club

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Club Address

The Bowling Green, rear of cricket field, Overbury, Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7NT

Phone Number

01386 725525

Club Personnel

Christine Dickson Club Secretary

T: 01242 609320

E: [email protected]

Penelope Bossom President

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David Jones Club Chairperson

E: [email protected]

Dave Rowlatt Fixture Secretary

T: 07505 236307

E: [email protected]

Neil Williams Club Vice Chairperson

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Gillian Pearce

T: 01242 621099

E: [email protected]

Neil Williams Men's Champion 2021

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Sandy Mace Ladies' Champion 2021
Dave Rowlatt Fixture Secretary

T: 07505 236307

E: [email protected]

Dan Mason Exec. Council Member 1

T: 01531 828340

E: [email protected]

Christine Dickson Exec. Council Member 2

E: [email protected]

Email Contact

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Club Bio

In 1962 Kemerton Bowling Club lost the use of their green and approached interested people in Overbury suggesting that a bowling club be set up there. One of these receptive was the butcher at Overbury Court, who suggested to the Overbury Estate owner Mr Edward Holland-Martin that the derelict court at the rear of the cricket field could be developed as a bowling green. Mr Holland-Martin agreed, as the Club would increase the village amenities, with the stipulation that the membership should be limited to residents living within one and half miles of Overbury. The butcher managed to recruit a few Estate workers, and farm workers. At the end of the harvest work started.
The Kemerton contingent was mainly quite aged and muscle power was at a premium. By the Spring of 1963 we had a green, with possibilities of extension to full size, a basic pavilion, again with possibilities for extension. There was a modest list of fixtures, but a chronic shortage of bowlers. Luckily, our relationship with Bredon Bowling Club was excellent and they helped us out on numerous occasions. It was obvious we were not going to recruit locally, and eventually Mr Holland-Martin waived his restriction.
The Club was fortunate that no other Club existed between Overbury and Cheltenham, this being a large catchment area we have been able to maintain a good membership ever since.
The planned extension of the Green and Clubhouse both happened in the 1980s giving us the Overbury Bowling Club we know today.

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CLUB INFORMATION
Year Founded1963
Approved Shirt ColourWhite Shirt, grasshopper emblem on left shoulder panel, dark green collar and sleeves
BarNo
CateringNo