On Friday at a neutral green, Blandford, Swanage lady bowlers played Greenhill in the area final of the national knockout competition, Ladies Top Club.

Uta Keats set the trend by winning on the singles rink by a super score of 21 shots to 10 (11up). This was followed by Lady Captain, Jan Cherry and Sue Bird on the pairs rink scoring on every end from the second to the eleventh amassing 24 points and finishing with a whopping score of 28 shots to 10 (18 up). The triples rink of Sue King, Connie Palmer and Gill Bryceson fought a long battle, picking up points and saving shots with skill but went down 9 shots to 28 (19 down). The full rink of Lil Bell, Ro Bibby, Julie Lomas-Smith and Judy Smooker again held the game and limited the shots against and lost 15 shots to 20 (5 down)

The game is normally decided on the number of disciplines won but at 2 each it is decided on shots difference, so Swanage won by 5 shots overall.

Well done the first time we are the area CHAMPIONS.

We now have to play St Austell, the Cornish area winners, by 14th August, and then progress further!

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