On Monday evening we played our Bowls Dorset Men’s league at home to Poole Park ‘A’ and had a good win on 2 rinks and overall 63 shots to 52. Mike Keats, Dave Hogsflesh, Graham Smooker and skip Clive Bryceson pulled away at the start and accelerated on to a 14 shot win 25-11. Roger Senior, Tim Luscombe, John Brudenell and skip Terry Buck had a similar game also winning by 14 shots 27-13. The rink of Tony Bell, John French, Barrie Tatman and Brian Beeston, were last on the green and when the light faded were joined by a 9th player, that of a young fox who, without a care, chased the woods up and down the rink on the last 2 ends.
On Wednesday morning the Ladies played Shaftsbury BC in the Edna Paisley League and pulled off a good win by 1 shot, 36-35. Pam Roddick, Tina Wright and skip Jenny Carter took a good lead of 7 shots after 5 ends, then dropped 1 shot on each of the next 5 ends but finished with a 5 shot win 18-13. Lil Bell, Julie Lomas-Smith and skip Jean Thomas went ahead to start but were reeled in and overtaken then on the last end scored 3 only loosing by 4 shots to ensure a ONE SHOT WIN!
Both the Percy Baker teams were playing on Thursday, E2 at home to Wimborne and E4 away to Broadstone Wessex. E2 won overall 37 shots to 29, winning on one rink and drawing on one, Roger Senior, Tim Luscombe and skip Terry Buck went ahead from the start and held off their opponents winning 16-8. Mike Keats, Dave Hogsflesh and skip Brian Beeston had the shock of their lives, leading 21-8 after 15 ends dropped 13 shots over the last three ends drawing 21 each! E4 lost on both rinks going down 16 shots to 38, nothing else to say.
Saturday morning the B&D Mixed triples team hosted New Milton this was a good game winning on both rinks 39 shots to 25. Lil Bell, Dave Wright and skip Linda Wallis had to chase this game coming good scoring 6 points on two of the latter ends winning 19-17. Paul Knapman, Gill Bryceson and skip Judy Smooker were always in charge of this game, pulling away to win 20-8. Having completed this seasons fixtures, we are top of this league, all other teams have one match left to play, so we await next Saturdays results with bated breath.
Saturday afternoon the Bournemouth & District premiership game was at home against Argyll BC, who are top of the league. We had a grand win 92 shots to 51, winning on three rinks, Mike Keats, Clive Bryceson and skip Jim Kelly pulled away well and kept a strong hold on the game running out winners 30-8. Tony Bell, Barrie Tatman and skip Brian Beeston also set off well but took 18 shots over 6 ends in the middle of the game taking it out of reach winning 30-9. Roger Senior, Graham Smooker and skip Terry Buck had an even game and were attacked over the last third, dropping 5 shots but with normal determination took 7 shots on the last three ends winning 17-15. 12 points gained here, if the last games go the right way and we get a good win, this title could be ours.
Keeping the best till last in the Bournemouth & District Ladies League, on Thursday, our Ladies team had a fine win against Argyll ‘B’, winning on both rinks gaining maximum points and WE WON THE LEAGUE! Congratulations to Linda Wallis and her ‘girls’ , Judy Smooker, Uta Keats, Sue King, Gill Bryceson, Jan Cherry, Connie Palmer, Lil Bell and Julie Lomas-Smith, who played in this league during the season.