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BOWLS: Winter wonder triumph for Bridport
3:29pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
BRIDPORT kicked off their winter mixed friendly programme with a 75-72 win over Gillingham.
Mel Hargett, Robin Pither, Mary Hansford and Jill Harding took top rink award, a two-three-one finish giving them a 23-14 victory.
Lyn and Peter San-dall and Rosie and Martin Wilton stole the show though as a 2-5-4-1 finish saw them draw 21-21.
Sylvia and Mike Fletcher, Roger Cowmeadow and Beryl Stork also finished on a high with a four count to draw 17-17. Pat Cowmeadow, Gerry Moss, Ann Parkins and Phil Hedges kept it tight to only lose by six to give Bridport the overall success.
Chris Thorne has taken over as captain of the Wessex League team and his new-look line-up took two points from their first match against Bournemouth’s A team thanks to a home win from Ivor Parker’s four.
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