News 4/2

Bridport picked up four of the six points available in the Purbeck Trophy league at the Dolphin (Poole) winning 31.27 overall.  Geoff Hansen, Ken Sanger and Brian Rumble won 17.9, Dave Roberts, Mike Craddock and Bob Taylor almost made it maximum points before dropping 3.4 counts on the last two ends to lose 14.18.  Bridport (A) kept their hopes of a semi-final play off spot alive in section A of the County over 60’s league with a maximum eight point haul at the Dorset Resort (Bere Regis).  Barry Mapson, Paul Hallett and Peter Hunt went 1.11 down early on but a great fight back gave them a 18.14 win.  Martin Wilton, Mel Griffiths and Phil Hedges pipping their oppponents 18.16.

Bridport B could also clinch a semi final spot in section B after a thrilling 40.36 win over the Isle of Purbeck team who now play their matches at the Dolphin after the closure of their club at Swanage.  John Boxall, Roger Cowmeadow and Peter Scott only scored on six of the eighteen ends but these scores included 6.4.7 counts as they won 20.17.  Scott bowling the wood of his life to draw shot wood with his trio five down on the final end. Brian Baker, Brian Legg and Hew Rees picking up a late six count to win 20.19.

In the County knock out cup competition Bridport Ladies A team had a comfortable 50.27 overall win over Moonfleet B.  Francis Hewett, Lyn Craddock, Pat Cornick and Margaret Clapp winning 26.10 at home, Pamela Daters, Margaret Pestelle, Ann Turtell and  Sue Walsh 24.17 up away. In the County Mixed League, Sharon Heath, Brian Medland, Lyn Craddock and Mike Fletcher won 27.9 at homea gainst Wellworthy for two points.