Dorchester Bowls Club round-up...

THE Dorchester Bowls Club’s Championship side continued their improved form as they travelled to Lyme Regis and came away with useful points against very tough opposition in a 46-65 (4-6) reversal.

The 7-30 defeat inflicted on Mike Lay, Peter Stevenson, John Dyer & skip Ged Costello by Lyme’s T Allman, S Pommeroy, S Chant & P Pomeroy put paid to Dorchester’s chances of overall victory as the home team piled on the pressure from the first end until the last.

It was a different story for the County Town’s Les Selby, Bill Ford, Gary Mumford & skip Dave Glanville as they launched a superb comeback from the ninth end which catapulted then from a 2-11 deficit to a 21-20 nail-biting victory against skip P Moffitt, M McAlpine, P Eagles & R Gridge.  Dorchester’s Jim Kelly, Mick Jones, Dennis Wright and skip Terry Cartwright also snatched a narrow victory as the six shots they secured in the final two ends enabled the visitors to finish 18-15 in front of their opposition; M Henagan, G Clode, A Weech & skip B Rattenbury.

There were mixed fortunes for Dorchester’s Percy Baker sides in their latest fixtures.

W1 slipped to an unfortunate 28-29 (2-4) defeat at home to Greenhill with the fine 20-10 victory gained by Robbie Legg, Dennis Wright & skip Dave Glanville being just out-weighed by the 8-19 loss suffered by Colin Ackerman, Arthur Lacey & skip Gary Mumford.

It was better news for Dorchester’s W2 squad as they travelled to Wellworthy and came back with all six points in a 44-31 triumph. Dorchester skip Dave Bonnett with John Towsey & Pat Greenman gained a convincing 25-16 success and Norman Scott, Stan Harland & skip Dave Hawkes claimed a dramatic 19-15 victory when they scored four shots on the final end.

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