This week started with the men travelling to Verwood BC for the Bowls Dorset Men’s League game, this was hard fought on a very heavy green. Swanage won on two rinks 55 shots to 48. The rink of Tony Bell, Brian Beeston, Clive Bryceson and skip Jim Kelly, took control from the off and maintained their lead to win 21-11. Roger Senior, Dave Hogsflesh, Graham Smooker and skip Terry Buck scored a 6 on the 7 th end to pull the game back to 8 all, then pulled away to win with a fine score 24-14, 8 points taken from this game! On Wednesday they travelled to a re-arranged game at Blandford BC, this was played against an upgraded team and unfortunately Swanage lost 46- 58 to good play on all rinks. Also today the Ladies entertained Blandford Badgers in a re-arranged Edna Paisley League game, they lost on both rinks overall 28 shots to 42 and no points gained. On Thursday morning both the men’s Percy Baker Trophy League teams played Poole Park. The E2 team at home won on 1 rink and lost on 1 and overall, so 2 points gained.
The E4 team travelled away and won on 1 rink and lost on 1 but won overall 33 shots to 32 very close! The rink of John French, Barrie Tatman and skip Gordon Wallis steamed ahead 18-3 after 16 ends but the opposition scored 4 and 5 on the last 2 and we finished winners 18-12, so 4 points gained. In the afternoon the Ladies hosted Pelhams BC in the Bournemouth & District Ladies League and won on 1 rink and lost on 1 winning overall 42-28 shots, the rink of Jan Cherry, Linda Wallis and skip Uta Keats had the game in control from word go and won well with 26 shots to 9, so 4 points gained.
On Saturday morning in the Bournemouth & District Mixed Triples we entertained Ferndown ‘B’ and had a good win 47 shots to 30, Lil Bell, Dave Wright and skip Linda Wallis had a flying start but were pulled back to 13 all after 12 ends then held on to win 20-18. Paul Knapman, Gill Bryceson and skip Judy Smooker had control of their game from the start and finished 27-12 winners. Maximum 6 points in the bag. In the afternoon game, Bournemouth & District Premiership, Swanage men hosted Wimborne ‘A’, this was shared 2 rinks each with Swanage taking an overall win 82 shots to 62, the winning rinks both took early leads and kept the opposition out, Mike Keats, Dave Hogsflesh and skip Jim Kelly won 24-7 whilst Tim Luscombe, Barrie Tatman and skip Gordon Wallis won 26-10. 10 points taken towards this season’s goals.
League positions as follows:
B&D Triples: TOP
B&D Ladies: TOP
Bowls Dorset Men’s League: TOP
B&D Premiership: 2nd, with a game in hand
Percy Baker E4: 2nd 2 points behind E2: 5th
Edna Paisley: 5th