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Dorchester 89 Moonfleet 43
Dorchester earn spoils in local derby clash.
On Saturday 19 November 2022 Dorchester reached the next round of the Denny Cup with an all round workmanlike performance against local rivals Moonfleet, in a game that failed to produce a traditional close finish of previous clashes. The game opened quietly on three rinks with the Dorchester home rink skipped by Martin Puckett 4-3 ahead of Moonfleet’s Mike Gale after five ends and fellow skip George Spracklen 5-3 to the good against Warren Smith. At Moonfleet the Dorchester rink of Jamie Roe, Ged Costello, Ryan Nash and Darren Nutman was tied at 3 a piece, but Keith Wyman, Jamie Watkiss, Jamie Lockwood and skip Nick Voss were building a head of steam against the Moonfleet rink skipped by Ron McCarthy and held a healthy 12-4 advantage. With an overall lead of eleven shots after 5 ends, Dorchester went on to increase the difference to plus 26 at the half way stage and the writing was on the wall. Nutman and co went on to record back to back rink wins with a final 19-13 score against Roger Bolton, and Nick Voss produced another sparkling performance to post a top rink 32-8 score against McCarthy and co. At Sandringham Dorchester maintained the upper hand when Richard Toone, Micky Durant, Martin Pavey and Martin Puckett finally cruised home 26-7 against Mike Gale. The Dorchester quartet of Dave Joslin Gareth Thomas, Colin Gifford and George Spracklen , fell away from leading 12-9 dropping six shots over the final three ends to give Warren Smith a consolation 15 -12 rink win for Moonfleet.
Dorchester move on to a 4th round fixture against St Andrews Indoor Bowls Club from Weston Super Mare and will be expecting stiffer opposition as the competition progresses. (Frank Gwatkin)
On Saturday 19 November 2022 in the Ladies Yetton Plate v Ilminster , Dorchester won 73-72 full report to follow.
Indoor Club Leagues
Indoor Club Winter Leagues are now available on the leagues page.
Saturday 1 October 2022 saw the Dorchester Men beat Dorchester Ladies 126-70 in the contest for the Phoenix Trophy. The Men now lead the Ladies by 5-4 as winners of this annual trophy. The Phoenix Trophy was set up to celebrate the re-opening of Dorchester Bowls Club following an arson attack in March 2011. The year's event was sponsored by Somerleigh Court Nursing Home whose representative Angela Roberts took many photos which will be available soon. Details of Somerleigh Court can be found on their website. A big thank you to Angela and Somerleigh Court for their continued support for the event. Also thank you to Joyce in the kitchen, Robbie in the bar and everyone who turned up and made it such an enjoyable afternoon.
The next Bingo Night Saturday 19 November 2022 at 19:30.
We need 20 people to make it worthwhile so please sign up on the notice in the club if you plan to attend.
Snowball stands at £60+
Come and enjoy a social evening in the Bar, no previous experience required.
Raffle prizes will be gratefully received.
Revised Dress Code
Dorchester Bowls Club revised dress code from 1 June 2022 is now detailed on the Dress Code page.
If you test positive for COVID, please advise the Club Office and those that you have been in contact with in the previous few dates.
Please do not come to the Club until you have a negative test and feel well again.
Dates for your diary
Sunday 4 December 10:00 Wessex League Dorchester A v Moonfleet B at Dorchester/Moonfleet BC
Saturday 10 December 2022 10:00 Men's Denny Cup v St Andrews BC at Dorchester/St Andrews BC
Saturday 10 December 2022 14:00 Ladies Yetton Plate v St Andrews BC at Dorchester/St Andrews BC
Dorchester Bowls Club is a premier bowls club in Dorset and has a reputation for giving a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors as well as past and present members. It is located at the Sandringham Sports Centre off Armada Way in Dorchester, only eight miles from Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The Club provides six indoor rinks and an outside green which can accommodate up to eight rinks.
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