Dorset Men have played Hampshire 6 times for the Don Gough Memorial Trophy, and won this last encounter, played at Moonfleet, to tie the matches at 3 each. The game was closely fought throughout, and after –
5 ends Dorset led 30 – 24
10 ends Dorset led 59 – 56
15 ends Dorset trailed 79 – 82
Dorset finally held on securing a 118 – 109 win, with one Dorset rink fighting back over the last 5 ends from a 17 shot deficit, to lose by just 5 shots.
Phil Dearlove introduced the history of the Don Gough Memorial Trophy, which was then presented to Dorset President Barrie Tatman, by Hampshire President Nigel Bechelet.
Special mention and thanks to Moonfleet for hosting this match, providing excellent facilities and service, pre-match food and an after match meal much appreciated and enjoyed by all.
The Don Gough Memorial Trophy N Bechelet presenting Trophy to B Tatman