On Wednesday 13th July, evening, the Swanage Lady bowlers made further club history by winning their third-round knockout game against Poole Park and made it to the area final in the national Bowls England knockout competition ‘Ladies Top Club’.

On the singles rink Uta Keats limited her opponent to winning only on 5 ends in the 18 played and won by a fine margin 21 shots to 10. (11 up)

On the pairs rink Jan Cherry and Linda Wallis put up a good fight and kept their loss to a minimum by scoring 3 on the last end 13-27 shots. (14 down)

On the triples rink Nadine Evans, (who came in at the 11th hour to cover for a Covid hit player), Gill Bryceson and Sue Bird again fought well and also kept their loss as low as possible, limiting their opponents to 1 shot on the last end 10-21 shots. (11 down)

On the fours rink Lil Bell, Jenny Carter, Julie Lomas-Smith and Judy Smooker rocketed ahead, their opponents not scoring until the 9th end and kept the pressure on achieving a final score of 25 shots to 6. (19 up)

The winner of these games is the team who wins on the most disciplines but in the case of a draw, as today, 2 rinks each, the outcome is on the overall shots scored, therefore, Swanage win 69 shots to 64. WELL DONE.

The area final will be against Greenhill BC and played on a neutral green, as we are the challenger, Lady Captain Jan has more organising to do, as it has to be played before 31st July!

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