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Clarrie Dunbar bowlers suffer double cup exit against Bristol and Clevedon

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

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Clarrie Dunbar Indoor Bowls Club were knocked out of the Denny Cup after a hard-fought third round clash against Bristol.

With two rinks played at each venue on Saturday morning, Bristol eventually edged ahead over the final ends to triumph 75-68 overall.

Clarrie won one of the two away rinks but could only manage one draw at home, allowing Bristol to go through to a fourth-round tie against Desborough.

Rink scores: At Clarrie: M Maslen, M Sawyers, A Totterdale, Keith Bailey 12 L Barnes, R Johnson, A Forster, P Birmingham 18; Dick Discombe, Peter Hooley, Alan Colebrooke, Russell Francis 17 P White, A Rosling, B Barry, P Bryant 17.

At Bristol: John Freeman, Brian Hawkins, Dale Taylor, Graham Shadwell 19 M Humphries, A Sparey, E Seavill, J Sparkes 22; Andy Taylor, Fred Pope, Craig Doughty, Duncan McGovern 20 P Miccichie, F Hogg, J Horstead, G Coffield 18.

The Egham Trophy produced an even more agonising defeat for Clarrie as Clevedon won by a single shot to reach the fourth round of the national mixed competition.

Clarrie had drawn level at 77-77 with one end left to play on the away rink between Graham Shadwell and Nick Pearce but Shadwell's final delivery could not quite save Clarrie.

Rink scores: At Clarrie: Shirley Samuels, Debbie Shadwell, Dick Discombe, Russell Francis 18 P Hussey, J Branfield, P Branfield, G Jay 18; Sadie Farrell, Kim Smith, Dale Taylor, Andrew Colebrooke 23 D Brightman, A Morgan, L Holden, S Branfield 16.

At Clevedon: Marcia Hartley, Jeannette Wheeler, Craig Doughty, Neil Collett 19 J Branfield, S Short, M Dyer, J Hick 24; Jo Dunford, Annie Jones, Keith Bailey, Graham Shadwell 17 L Palmer, S Sharp, M Woods, N Pearce 20.

This weekend, Clarrie will hope for better fortunes in a national inter-club event when they host Maidenhead-based Desborough in the fourth round of the Top Club competition, starting at 6pm on Sunday.

Earlier the same day, the men's team will take on North Wilts in the Wessex League Central Region (10am).

For more information about Clarrie Dunbar Indoor Bowling Club, visit www.clarrie.co.uk, find and like the club on Facebook, call 01373 830092 or drop into the club, which is based at Standerwick.

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