March 17, 2018

It is with very great sadness that we inform members of Ian’s recent death.

Ian joined the Club in it’s early days, but had been in poor health and was unable to bowl last year.

Ian funeral was held last Friday, and we offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Ian’s family at this very sad time.

February 27, 2018
Bob Frost (updated)

It is with very great sadness that we inform members that Bob died in hospital on 25 February.

Bob was a fantastic supporter of our bowls club, always ready to help with stewarding, bar duties and anything else asked of him. He was very willing to offer help to new bowlers, especially those being introduced to the artificial bowling arm.

Bob will be very greatly missed by so many people. We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife, Shirley, and all Bob’s family at this very sad time.

After a private family cremation, you are all invited to a service of remembrance for Bob at St Mary the Virgin Church, Staverton on Friday, 9 March at 11.30 a.m. followed by a reception at the Bowls Club and everyone will be most welcome.



There were 12 Rinks teams this year, competing for the Gun Dog Trophy. Margaret Daynes had done a lot of work putting together the event and coaxing players to join the competition but unfortunately couldn’t be there on the day to run the event due to personal circumstances and so it was run by Trevor Taylor.  

The afternoon turned out to be a great time enjoyed by everyone who came and it was nice to see so many of the new bowlers turning out and supporting the competition, so hopefully they will join in on future Special Competition events. The results went right to the wire, with two teams achieving the maximum of 8 points and the shot difference between them was only one and this was due to Malcolm Foster’s team putting in a very strong challenge on the last game to come through as the eventual winners.

In Third place was John Sach’s team with Alan Watts, Anne Rodgers and Jude Eddon. The runners up, losing by just the one shot difference was Joan Watts team with Vic Drake, Gordon Aldridge and Stuart Lowe but the winners of the Gun Dog Trophy 2018 were Malcolm Foster’s team with Maurice Archer, Janet Fox and Louise Hopkins, so congratulations to them and a very big thank you to all those who took part in the competition and making it a very Special Competition.

Photo of winners presented by chairman John Sach


February 24, 2018
Patrick Clerkin

Patrick Clerkin has reached the Area Final of the National Over 60 Singles.

Having received a bye in the first round, he played Mark Dickens of Northampton in the second round on 1st February. In a close game he came out on top 21-20.

On Thursday last 22nd February, he played Martin Underwood of Desborough in the semifinal. He made a slow start and was 2-7 and 5-10 down. However, he eventually came through 21-16.

He now plays Greg Sampson of Coventry in the Area Final at Rugby Thornfield on Friday 9th March at 6.30pm.

February 5, 2018
Bowls promotion 27 April 2018 at 6pm

This event is being run by Mark Courtney & England International David Bolt. The idea is to get the local authorities PLUS LOCAL BUSINESSES/ ORGANISATIONS to see what great facilities DIBC has, and to be more aware of us when we ask for help with grants or help with getting into schools etc.  Also, there may be the odd person that really enjoys it and take up the game.

Mark is hoping that we will support him, by helping on the night, invite teams of three people (companies, clubs, schools, WI, etc.).

Plan for the evening.

David Bolt (a week after returning from Australia playing for England in the Common wealth Games)  to host the evening”

  • Free bowls coaching from 6pm to 7pm
  • “BowlsFit”,for everyone (i), Bowls warm up 7pm to 7.15pm
  • A “Bowls Gala” for teams of 3 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm
  • Have a go at “setting a bowls world record” from 8.30pm to 9pm

Mark already has a number of teams confirmed, including our MP, Mayor, Councillors and local companies.

Could you let John Sach or Mark know if you can help.

January 13, 2018
Daventry Mayor visits club

Mark Courtney, brought the Mayor, Lynne Taylor, Avon Compton a New Zealand International Carpet Bowler and International bowler, David Bolt to visit DIBC on Friday, as part of his promotion of bowls in Daventry.

Please read the full story at…..


DIBC would like to thank all four of them.

January 11, 2018
Rinks available this weekend

Due to a couple of cancelled events the club has rinks available Saturday morning and Sunday all day to 4.30pm.

January 10, 2018
New members welcome

If you are interested in giving bowls a try, we are open every Saturday morning 9.30-11.30 for a completely free trial session. If you would like to come and have a try at a different time please email or phone and we will arrange a convenient time. Bowls is suitable for all abilities and all equipment is provided completely free of charge. Membership is also discounted to help new members into the sport.

December 30, 2017
Daventry player in top 100

Mark Courtney has been ranked at 75 in the Open Singles Circuit. This is his highest ever ranking. There are 340 players, that have played so far this season. He is playing against the likes of Jamie Walker, Connor Cinato, Greg Harlow & other International players. We wish Mark well in his next round today at Spalding.

December 21, 2017

It is with very great sadness that we inform members that John died in hospital on 20 December.

John had been a member since the very early days and will be greatly missed by his many friends.

We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all John’s family at this very sad time.

Funeral arrangements will be notified later.

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