Percy Baker Bowls League – W4
Dorchester 6 BRIDPORT 0
DORCHESTER achieved maximum points in their Percy Baker match at home to Bridport.
Arthur Lacey, Alan Lewis and Gary Mumford were 4-0 down after four ends against R H-Smith, A Bird and B Pratt but came back strongly to lead 13-4 after nine ends and were never troubled, running
out 23-15 winners.
On the other rink, Mike Collins, Richard Meech and Roy Fowler were all-square at 7-7 after seven ends against S Dunn, L Brake and T Tocher but pulled away to lead 16-7 after 11.
The Bridport trio staged a rally but Fowler’s rink went on to win 20-17.
DORCHESTER 113 BRANKSOME PARK 42
IN THIS two-rink home and away match, holders Dorch-ester had a convincing win over Branksome Park – succeeding on all four rinks.
At home, Gary Mumford, George Spracklen, Martin Pavey and Nick Voss were always in command against J Warby, G Shand, J Staddon and B Harris where the visitors only scored on five ends.
The Dorchester quartet rushed into a 17-6 lead after 11 ends and continued in this way to prevail 31-6.
It was a similar story on the other home rink as Dave Glan-ville, Ashley Jury, Stevie Huttley and Wayne Garnett were 17-6 up after 10 ends against P Mullender, D Banks, D King and N Heaney.
They continued to score heavily, eventually winning 35-9.
Despite being 7-1 down after four ends against D Mitchell, P Inge, A Golding and B Stone, the travelling Dorchester rink of John Lawlor, Terry Green-man, Pete Clarke and Steve Gait went 10-7 ahead
after nine ends and 14-10 after 15.
The Branksone rink failed to score another shot and Gait’s rink won 23-10.
Dorchester’s other away rink of Peter Stevenson, Barry Day, Dave Joslin and Eddy Young played J Pinson, E Sandell, G Cox and A Bliss and raced into an 11-1 lead after six ends.
The Branksome rink came back at them and Young’s quartet found themselves 13-12 down, but they got back into their stride to win 24-17.
Dorchester now play Lyme Regis in the semi-final.