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Blandford Lawn Bowls Club loose at home

Blandford bowling club hosted 20 visiting members of Beckenham and Bromley District Bowling Association. The association takes bowlers from 23 clubs and are touring the Bournemouth area.

The friendly match comprised five mixed rinks and although Blanford won three rinks, the final match score was a win to the visitors based on more woods scored overall by the narrowest of margins (165-166).

Shaftesbury on Hot Form

The Shaftesbury rink of Tony Gunningham, Collin Battell, Roger Alford and skip John Rowe qualified for the coveted national Hotshots award when they scored a maximum in one end in their Dorset League victory against the Wessex club at Broadstone.

Hotshots are rarely achieved in good county standard bowls, but it was as well for Shaftesbury that Rowe and co managed it. Their overall winning margin in the whole match was just one shot.

It was a good week altogether for Colin Battell, the immediate past president, who went on a skip to steer Vera Barrett and Michael Nimmo to success in Shaftesbury's prestigious Faulkner two-wood triples trophy. The runners upper were Eileen Curtis, George Alford and skip John Blandford.

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