Dorset Men Lose to Berkshire

A minutes silence before the game was held in memory of Ken Sanger, of Bridport, who sadly passed away yesterday morning.

Wed 13th proved to be an unlucky day for the Mens County trip to West Berkshire IBC in Newbury, against Berkshire.  With a rather later start time of 2:30pm, and the fact that Dorset players arrived early, it may have been the plates of sausage, eggs and chips being devoured, that got Dorset off to a slow start.  The score in the match progressed as follows:

After 5 ends  31 – 30 Dorset noses in front

After 10 ends 42 – 72 the chips were taking their toll

After 15 ends 69 – 99 the rot had been stopped

so finally losing 113 – 121, with Dorset fighting back from 30 shots down, in the last 6 ends, to lose by only 8 shots, was commendable, but also disappointing that Berkshire were allowed to get such a lead in the first place.  Special mention and congratulations to P Tidby’s team, who scored 11 shots over the last 6 ends without reply.  However, Dorset are hoping for some sweet revenge during the return match at the Dolphin, in March 2020.

Special thanks must be made to Carol Baker (George), and Andy Roberts from W Berks IBC, for standing in to play for Dorset following late withdrawals, and ensuring Dorset could field 6 full rinks.

We also missed Jo, a faithful supporter, organiser of the home raffles, team photographer (so no photo’s from this match), and guardian to Woody, who has recently had an operation.  We wish her well and are looking forward to seeing her back very soon.



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