Bridport’s Mens Team were on great form in their Wessex League match against East Dorset winning 88.77 overall, picking up 14 of the 16 available. Mike Fletcher, Bob Hill, Mike Long and Ken Enticott were top rink winning 33.12 at home, with Dave Roberts, Brian Galpin, Martin Grier and Brian Conisbee 20.14 up. At Christchurch Mel Hargett, Paul Tibble, Bob Taylor and Brian Rumble lost 12.21, but Captain Chris Thorne was again rock solid and with Barry Mapson, Brian Walsh and Ken Giles they won 23.20. Thorne capped his superb weekend as he was in Dorset’s top winning rink as they beat Devon in the National Knockout Competition for the Liberty Trophy.
Bridport ladies lost their National Inter-Club Yetton Trophy Plate match 72.82 overall. Francis Hewett, Pamela Daters, Pat Cornick and Margaret Clapp and Ann Parkins, Margaret Pestelle, Laura Taylor and Sue Walsh won away 24.20, 20.16 respectively. At home though Helen Dowling, Janet Tattershall, Leslie Broom and Nola Stephens, and Erica Sarson, Barbara Jenkins, Millie Meech and Annie Bowden couldn’t quite match their opponents as they went down 10.18, 18.28.
Bridport ladies (B) team secured 6 of the available eight points against Dorchester (B) in the County League, winning 40.36 overall. Sarson, Jenkins, Mary Corfield and Mary Marsh lost 15.20, but Joan Griffiths, Penny Pither, Rosie Wilson and Janet Tattershall won 25.16 for the points. Sylvia Fletcher, Griffiths, Jenny Harding and Janet Tattershall picked up another two points with a fine 22.18 win at the Dorset Resort.