Mens Captain’s Report


B & D Premier League Section 3.

The Great Escape Mk.2

As last year, we had a great escape from relegation, it went down to the wire and the last game of the season.

It was a fight between Branksome Park ‘A’ and ourselves over the second half of the season.

In the last 4 games we beat Branksome Park, lost to Poole Park ‘B’, beat Milford on Sea, and lost to Kings Park. During this run we accrued 26 points, finally beating Branksome in the league by 6 points PHEW! So we stay in Section 3.

Percy Baker Trophy League.

A Good Season.

We won 8 and lost 2 games this season, taking 47 points from a possible 60, winning East 2 division. Thus qualifying for the area finals.

We beat Broadstone in the semis but lost to Poole Park in the area final.

So well done the Swans on all accounts and thanks to all the members that took part.

Barrie Tatman Men’s Club Captain

 

 

 

Bowls Dorset Season Report

It was a tough season for the men of Swanage Bowls Club in Bowls Dorset Division 1 East.

 

We lost our first ten games but in all those games managed to pick up at least one point from rink wins and draws and ultimately these points kept us safe from relegation.

Our 1st win didn’t arrive until mid July when we took on fellow strugglers Wimborne A at home. We won that one 8-2 and followed up with our best result of the season at Gillingham (won 8-2). It did not bode well when two of our cars decided to try and avoid the Camp Bestival traffic around Wareham by going via the ferry only to hit long delays there! They eventually arrived slightly late but went on the green and nearly secured a 10-0 win only losing one rink in the last throws.

We finished 2nd from bottom to avoid relegation but we managed to score at least one point in all our games!

Next season we will still have games against Wimborne because their 1st team were relegated from the Premier Division. We will also have to travel to Ferndown who were promoted from division 2.

Here is a the final table.

EAST AREA TABLES

 

DIVISION 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

+/-

PTS

1

Branksome Park

14

13

0

1

937

624

313

114

2

Shaftesbury

14

11

0

3

825

716

109

95

3

Broadstone Wessex

14

9

1

4

888

689

199

93

4

West Moors

14

6

1

7

725

757

32

75

5

Poole Park ‘A’

14

7

1

6

773

765

8

74

6

Gillingham

14

3

1

10

710

861

151

43

7

Swanage

14

2

1

11

712

892

180

41

8

Wimborne ‘A’

14

2

1

11

626

892

266

25

 

 

 

Percy Baker news

On Tuesday our Over 60’s took on Poole Park in the area final of the Percy Baker competition.

Gordon, Dave F and Mike K traveled to Poole Park and lost to a strong Poole team 21-11.

Back in Swanage, Graham, Barrie and Brian beat a Poole threesome 19-14.

So only a 5 shot difference overall.

Well done all concerned on getting SBC this far.

Perhaps next year we can go all the way…

21/08/2017 Dorset Men Away Branksome 05:30 Greys

Rink 1 Lost Rink 2 Lost Rink 3 Won
1 Mike Keats 1 Brian Beeston 1 John Brudenell
2 Steve Newland 2 Tony Bell 2 Dave Farley
3 Mike Barron 3 Barrie Tatman 3 Terry Buck
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Graham Smooker Skip David Hogsflesh
Reserves Derek Hudson Owen Norman Dave Thomas
Drivers TBu takes DH, MB, MK BB takes Tbe, SN, GW JB takes BT, GS, DF

19/08/2017 B&D Men Away Poole Park B 2pm Whites

Rink 1 Lost Rink 2 Lost
1 Brian Beeston 1 Mike Keats
2 Peter Davies 2 Derek Hudson
3 Paul Knapman 3 Barrie Tatman
Skip David Hogsflesh Skip Gordon Wallis
Rink 3 Won Rink 4 Won
1 Owen Norman 1 Ken Morgan
2 Alan Masters 2 Tony Bell
3 John Brudenell 3 Mark Crompton
Skip Terry Buck Skip Graham Smooker
Reserves Roy Scott Dave Thomas
Drivers BB takes Dhu, KM, Tbe JB takes PD, AM, GS
Tbu takes MC, BT, ON Dho takes GW, PK, MK