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BOWLS: County town invitation after grant award
2:39pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
DORCHESTER Bowls Club has been awarded a grant by the Bowls Development Alliance to promote the game in the community.
On Saturday, September 21, an invitation is extended to people of any age to visit the county town club to learn about the wide range of opportunities which exist in the world of bowls.
The club, who are based at Sandringham Sports Centre, will be open between 10am and 4pm when you will be guaranteed a warm welcome, followed by a guided tour which will include indoor and outdoor facilities.
The coaching team will be on hand to provide the necessary equipment and instructions on delivery of the bowl to the jack. At this stage, instruction will be confined to the indoor rinks.
A club spokesman said: “If you have never experienced bowling but feel this is something you would like to do, give it a go – you will, I am sure, enjoy the experience.
“In addition to indoor and outdoor bowling, we offer an active social calendar with bar and catering facilities.
“Here is an opportunity to participate in a sport which is gaining in popularity throughout the country. Whether your ambitions are confined solely to the social or club bowling or extend beyond to encompass county, national or even at international level, we can help you fulfil your dreams.
“So come along, this is a wonderful club – what is there to lose. You never know – this may be the start of something new.”
County League Championship
DORCHESTER 10 MELCOMBE REGIS 0
DORCHESTER have been crowned Dorset Championship winners.
The county town’s Eddie Smith, Dave Joslin, Ged Costello and Dave Smith only failed to score on five out of the 21 ends against Mike Walker, Peter Birch, John Samways and Dennis Branney.
After 11 ends they were 12-5 ahead and continued to score regularly, running out convincing 30-7 winners.
Robbie Ward, George Sprack-len, Roger Nicholas and Pete Clarke had an even start to their game against George Constant, Howard King, Andy Crawford and Bob Bover and the score was 7-7 after eight ends.
The county town rink pulled away to go 18-8 up after 16 but Bover’s quartet closed the gap to 18-15 with two ends to go.
However, Clarke’s rink replied with a six and a single to win 25-15.
Peter Stevenson, Terry Green-man, Martin Patterson and Mar-tin Pavey were always in control against Tony Colton, Bill Bailey, Doug Plumpton and Pat Road and were 14-7 up after 11 ends.
They restricted the Melcombe rink to only scoring on three more ends and won 27-11.
This is the eighth time that Dorchester have achieved a maximum 10-0 win out of the 12 matches they have played.
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