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BOWLS: Clarrie Dunbar beat Bristol in Wessex League

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: November 29, 2013

From left, Clarrie's Craig Doughty and Terry Perkins, Clevedon's Nick Pearse and Clarrie's Keith Bailey discuss their options in Somerset's Liberty Trophy win over Dorset

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Clarrie Dunbar Indoor Bowls Club came through a close contest to beat Bristol in their second Wessex League Central Region fixture of the season.

With two rinks played at each club, the tight match swung one way then the other as Clarrie took a 24-17 lead after five ends but Bristol turned it around to be ahead by the same margin after 15 ends.

Clarrie fought back again to go nine shots clear and they held on to win 83-77 overall.

Rink scores: At Clarrie: John Freeman, Fred Pope, Glyn Jones, Keith Bailey 20 A Poulman, R Johnson, A Forster, P Birmingham 20; Dick Discombe, Trevor Batchelor, Alan Colebrooke, Russell Francis 26 M Parsons, S Neal, P Michiche, P Bryant 17.

At Bristol: Andy Taylor, Brian Hawkins, Dale Taylor, Andy Colebrooke 21 J Bennett, A Sparey, T Barnes, E Seavill 15; Ian Perkins, Mike Sawyers, Duncan McGovern, Craig Doughty 16 A Roslini, F Hogg, J Horstead, G Coffield 25.

Elsewhere, ten Clarrie men helped Somerset to a 121-99 victory over Dorset in the Liberty Trophy, a national inter-county knockout competition.

Keith Bailey, Andrew Colebrooke, Craig Doughty, Russell Francis, Terry Perkins, Graham Shadwell, Andrew Taylor, Dale Taylor, John Freeman and Neil Collett all contributed to the win at Taunton Deane Bowls Club, booking Somerset a tie against Wiltshire in Chippenham in the next round on January 11.

This weekend, Clarrie's men will take on Bristol again, this time in the Denny Cup third round. The fixture will feature two rinks at each venue, starting at 10am on Saturday.

A mixed team will play Clevedon in the Egham Trophy third round at the same time on Sunday.

For more information about Clarrie Dunbar IBC, visit www.clarrie.co.uk, find the club on Facebook, call 01373 830092 or pop into at the club in Standerwick near Frome.

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