Bridport Bowling Club – W/C 8th May 2022

Bridport men were home to Wellworthy in the County League on Monday.  This saw an overall win for all 3 rinks totalling 77 shots – 29 shots.  Top rink honours go to Brian Medland, Keith Brooks, Barry Shortland and Chris Thorne.  Bridport A were away to Sherborne in a tight game but unfortunately the overall score went to Sherborne.  We had one winning rink – Duthie-Jones, Bourne, Carter and Wilson.

One drawn rink – Craddock, Carnell, Griffiths and Tocher and one losing rink of Crimp, Stone, Seadon and Tocher.  Bridport A 50 shots to Sherborne 55.

The ladies were home Tuesday to Broadstone Wessex in the County League.  Another close game with one winning and one losing rink but Bridport took the overall score so gaining 6 points. This was due to a strong comeback by the rink of Daters, Craddock, Tibble and Brooks who trailed until end 11 when they picked up a 5, followed by another 5 on the 18th, 3 on the 19th and 2 on the 20th so winning 25:16.

Friday night saw Bridport men travel to Greenhill, a lovely evening for a game by the sea.  Chris Thorne’s crew drew, Dave Smith and Co. lost by just five shots and Mike Solomon along with Bob Kenyen, Peter Scott and Ben Jones had a steady game winning by 14 shots so securing the overall points.

On Saturday afternoon, Bridport travelled to Honiton for a friendly game of 4 triples.

Unfortunately, Bridport suffered a heavy loss of 47 shots v 71.  However, there was a glimmer of success with one winning rink of Lyn Craddock, Neil Kennedy and Dave Smith.

On Sunday morning, with the storm clouds scudding around Dorset, Mike Solomon, Neil Kennedy and Bob Kenyon drove to Swanage for the quarter/semi-finals of the Men’s County Triples.

They were drawn against a team from Blandford in their quarter final and managed to win despite getting drenched doing so.  After lunch they played a strong team from Poole Park and lost, but a great achievement never the less.  Both semi-finals were won by a Poole Park Team who now have to play each other to see who travels to Leamington to play in the National Triples.  Usually both teams would go but with the scheduling of the Commonwealth Games at Leamington Spa, only one finalist will go from each discipline.

Bridport managed to avoid the rain on Sunday to play the last friendly match of the week against Severals.  Two winning and two losing rinks but a loss by 2 shots overall to Bridport.  Top rink honours go to Nigel Morgan, Andrew Stocks, Bob Johnson and Mel Griffiths.