Due to the ongoing situation a couple of clubs have decided not to set up any fixtures for this years competition.
I can see their point of view so with that in mind I have decided to call off the competition this Summer.
I hope things will get better soon.
For those clubs that have paid Alan Hardy then we can arrange a rebate or we can retain it until next year. Please speak to Alan if you want your money back.
Due to the continuing worries concerning the Coronavirus, Barrie Tatman DCIBA President, decided to cancel his day on Sunday 22nd March.
As of Mon 16th March 2020, the Dolphin IBC closed with immediate effect and until further notice, in response to the current Coronavirus situation.
Mens County Finals on 29th March will not take place.
When life returns to normal, we will consider how to proceed.
It has been decided, that due to many Members raising concerns with their current worries over the Coronavirus situation, that it would be sensible to cancel the match against Sussex at Arun IBC, on Wednesday 18th March 2020.
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’.
The Purbeck semi-finals were held at Bridport on Tues 18th February 2020.
Congratulations to Dorchester A & Bournemouth A on their wins, and they will meet at Dolphin IBC on Sunday 29th March 2020 in the Final
Dorchester A 31 v 8 Dorset Resort
28 v 12
Total 59 v 20
Dolphin Tigers 13 v 20 Bournemouth A
9 v 17
Total 22 v 37
The Final League Tables A & B for the Purbeck Trophy have now been compiled.
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.
Following the defeat to Somerset, Dorset bounced back achieving an outstanding result against Wiltshire.
After 5 ends 28-21 Dorset creep ahead
After 10 ends 81-48 Dorset now move 33 shots ahead
After 15 ends 108-76 Wiltshire holding their own and cut the deficit by 1
After 21 ends 154-93 Dorset pull away to a fine win by 61 shots
Well done THE DORSET MEN
Following a fine meal served by The Dolphin catering team and the, as always, enjoyable company of our Wiltshire opponents.
Dorset President, Barrie Tatman, presented ‘Colts Badges’ to three new County bowlers from Moonfleet IBC, David Bishop, Mike Legge and Derek Devonald-Batt.
Derek came to Dorset with a full Berkshire County badge, so also received a Dorset full County badge.
Following the new boys, came a reward for longevity, Jim Andrews was presented with a ’50 Match Appearance’ blazer flash.