Due to the continuing worries concerning the Coronavirus, Barrie Tatman DCIBA President, decided to cancel his day on Sunday 22nd March.
This was a humdinger of a game with an overall score that yo-yoed back and forth, with an exciting tied result.
After 5 ends 22 – 31 Berkshire racing to a 9 shot lead.
After 10 ends 60 – 53 Dorset pulling back and moving to a 7 shot lead.
After 15 ends 87 – 82 Dorset holding on to a reduced 5 shot lead.
After 18 ends 103 – 97 Dorset increase the slender lead to 6 shots.
After 21 ends 117 – 117 Dorset had relinquished their lead and Berkshire made up the 6 shots in 3 ends.
This was a just outcome to this game, which was played in the finest of spirits.
Following the meal, Dorset County President Barrie Tatman, presented badges to three players.
The first being a colts badge to Ray Harrison, who played his first County representative game.
The second to Alan Lewis, a past Dorset County President, who has represented the County on no fewer than 100 occasions, receiving a ‘100 County Game Blazer Flash’.
The third to Phil Dearlove, also a past County President, who has been a stalwart to the County and has played an amazing 200 representative games. He received the newly commissioned ‘200 County Game Blazer Flash’.
Middlesex requested a later start time of 14:30 for this game. Due to mid-week pressure for rink time, the game was reduced to 18 ends.
Dorset played their hearts out and won on all rinks.
After 5 ends 26 – 15 Good start for Dorset
After 10 ends 63 – 20 Dorset put the pressure on
After 15 ends 95 – 48 Dorset continue in the same vein
After 18 ends 107 – 61 A good result for Dorset
A fine and well earned win by 46 shots for Dorset, ‘well done the lads’
Amid the affable company of our Middlesex guests, we enjoyed a fine meal prepared by the Dolphin caterers and, Dorset President, Barrie Tatman, presented full County badges to David Bishop and Clive Bunford.