On Saturday 3rd July Ian and Mel Sanger played in the Dorset Final of the National Family Pairs competition held at Gillingham. They had beaten a number of ‘top’ bowlers in the county to reach the final and were confronted with father and son pairing of Andy and Ben Paulley in the final. Ian and Mel got off to a really good start and got to a substantial lead before Andy and Ben began to come back. They got to within 2 shots at the start of the last end but Ian and Mel restricted them to just one to secure the title. A high standard of bowls was played on a sometimes difficult green.
Thanks to the Gillingham Club for hosting the event.
The Faulkner Two Wood Mixed Triples competition was played on Sunday in blazing heat conditions having been postponed due to rain the previous week. 30 hardy members competed for the trophy with the Triple of Graham Russell, Tony Randall & Chris Carcary beating Gary Young, Roy Charter & Janet Adlem in the final.
A big thank you to Keith Aylen who ran the proceedings on the day and battled through the week to fill all the places left by members withdrawing from the previous week and a late withdrawl on the morning of the competition. Well done Keith
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