All photos, unless otherwise stated, are taken by Liz Young; more would be welcome. So if you have seen and snapped an interesting scene around the club please send it along for consideration, click here for the address.

Ongoing maintenance at the club


(© Chris Robinson)

BH Fours area finals versus Atherley at Pirrie Park - good news!


Character forming this bowls lark ...well done Dave (Huntley) for braving the rain and the subsequent heavy league match defeat against Fleming Park. The new rink shelters came into their own.

(© Marian Bailey)

75th D Day celebrations

(© Dave Reynolds)



(© Andrew Mintram)

Smith Plate (drawn mixed triples) 2 June 2019

Winners: Howard Felgate, Lena Frost & Norman Simmonds

Runners Up: Sally Hurst, Chris Goodridge & Ken Balchin


(© John Gray)

Meon Valley Open Rinks Tournament - Saturday, 25 May

Tournament winners (Folland) and runners up (Pirrie Park)


... and behind the scenes - some of those organising, preparing, serving, working, playing, eating or just relaxing 








(© Chris Brett)

The new Green equipment box

All the on green 'stuff' you need in one box - there are now two in the equipment shed. One for each end, shared between rinks, if necessary. Comprehensive and easy to carry, please take care of the contents.

MVBC versus Lockswood 1 S&DWBA Rinks A league - 16th May 2019




MVBC v Moordown Bowling Club, Bournemouth friendly match 



  (© John Gray)

Jubilee Cup 4th May 2019

(all © David Andrews)

Winners: Chris Robinson, Howard Felgate & Janet Felgate

Runners Up: Christine Clark, Mike Vaughan & Brenda Moy





President Sally with the Don Taylor Shield after the match v Hedge End on 27 April

(© Chris Robinson)

Public Open Day 27th April 2019







Sizing and bagging the shoes ready for the Public Open Day


(© John Gray)

We need any/more of some sizes - please see news page for details.


Weather proofing the new shelters 


(© John Gray) 


The season opens!

Here's a flavour of opening day - the bowlers returning from the spider competition, a couple of non bowlers testing out the new rink shelters and the bar stock, a copy of the new fixture card (do pick up a copy at the club),  plus Chris McCarthy - to whom huge thanks were given - who built the rink shelters and, of course, loads of cake (thank you to the bakers)! 

      (©Chris Robinson)


Getting ready for the season


The new flower boxes and the hard workers.

MVBC versus Wyvern friendly match - March 2019




Indoor finals 2019 results

Indoor mixed triples leagues 

Champions: Keith Boys, Andy Mintram, Helen Chew, Norman Simmonds

Runners up: Steve Fisher, Mike Taylor, Richard Foster, Sue Edgington

(© David Pritchard)


Men's singles final

Champion: Dave Andrews

Runner Up: Howard Felgate 

(© Lesley Andrews)


Ladies pairs final

Champions: Joy Travers & Kath Owen

Runners up: Audrey Moore & Chris Batty

(© Lesley Andrews)

 Ladies singles final

Champion: Janet Felgate

Runner up: Chris Batty

(© Chris Robinson)


Men's pairs final

Champions: Howard Felgate & John Dancy

Runners up: Andy Mintram & Pete Knott

(© Chris Robinson) 


Open singles final

Champion: Howard Felgate

Runner up: Tony Cailes

(©Chris Robinson)


Mixed pairs final

Champions: Janet Felgate & Bill Harris

Runners Up: Helen Chew & Andy Mintram

(© Chris Robinson)

A montage of the indoor finalists. Well done to Chris Robinson for putting this together.