ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND FOR BRIDPORT BOWLING CLUB

Ladies County Triples 

Saturday 9th was a little cloudy for the start of the Ladies County Triples quarter and semi-final at Lyme Regis.  Pat, Laura and Lyn from Bridport were drawn against Sheena Willis and her team from Wellworthy.  A good game where they all played well and won through to the semi-final.  They then played again against strong opposition led by Penny Cresswell and her team from Poole Park.  A good start was made by Bridport and they continued to lead throughout the game to an excellent victory.  Next step the National Finals in Leamington Spa in August.  Well done ladies!

Sunday 10th Bridport -v- Wells 

A lovely day and a beautiful setting with Bridport away to Wells.  The six teams left early and made a day of it exploring Wells before making their way to the green to play.  Bridport were led by Neil Kennedy, Captain for the day on the occasion of his first wedding anniversary.  Congratulations to him and Liz.  After the game Bridport were entertained with drinks and light refreshments and a lot of chatter.  There was one losing rink, one drawn rink and four winning rinks with Mike Solomon, Margaret Strange and Mike Craddock getting the top rink prize.

 

WINNING WEDNESDAY

This week has been a busy week for Bridport Bowling Club with all the usual leagues and county competitions as well.  

Wednesday proved to be a gloomy day with low cloud and persistent drizzle.  However this did not dampen Bridport’s spirits with a win for the ladies in the next round of Top Club and a win for the men in the Double Rink.  

Pamela won the singles in Top Club by twelve shots giving the side an excellent start.  A win from Rosemary’s fours clinched the two disciplines for Bridport and enabled a win by shot difference.  It was a close game across the board, played in good spirits despite the weather.

The men followed on in the evening away to Greenhill in the Double Rink in equally foggy weather.  Both teams captained by Brian Rumble and Mike Solomon won in style with Bridport going forward to the next round again Lyme Regis.

 

MEN’S TOP CLUB

Bridport men made  a good start in the first round of Top Club winning four of the five disciplines against Melcombe Regis.  Chris Thorne and Mike Smith had fine wins in the 4-wood and 2-wood singles respectively.  The pairing of Ben Jones and Bob Taylor had a runaway win and the fours captained by Brian Rumble also won with the triples led by Brian Conisbee losing by only one shot.  Good luck in the next round!!

LADIES TOP CLUB

Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, just right for Bridport Ladies first round of Top Club versus Greenhill.  The singles proved to be a very close game with Pamela eventually losing to Margaret Crawford by just one shot 20:21.  The triples consisting of Margaret, Alison and Frances completed their game with a win for Bridport.  At this stage the pairing of Laura and Pat were up against their opponents at 18 ends  and the rinks with Rosemary, Marion, Gill and Margaret (Strange) were so far ahead that the game was conceded at that point.  The situation being that even if the pairs had lost, the shot difference was so much better for Bridport that Greenhill would not have been unable to catch up.  Good start ladies.  Onwards and upwards with Dorchester next.  Here are the triumphant triples team from left to right of Alison, Margaret and Frances, busily discussing their next move.

 

On the same day the White Rose Cup was also played at Bridport following on from the Ladies Top Club.  This is an under 25’s double rink game with Cornwall versus Dorset.  There was some excellent bowling with not a black bowl to be seen!  Cornwall triumphed in the end.