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Clarrie Dunbar win Wessex League after Nailsea triumph

Wessex League – Central Region 6th Match

Mens Inter-Club Regional League

Clarrie Dunbar 125 (14 pts)  Nailsea 46 (2 pts)

Sunday 9th February 10.00am – Two rinks home and two rinks away.

In the sixth and final Wessex League central region match, Clarrie needed a win to become Central Region Champions having already secured a place in the play-offs.

Clarrie pulled off wins on three of the four rinks, against Nailsea, winning by 79 shots overall and taking 14 of the available 16 points.

The win was built on two strong home rink performances with Andrew Colebrooke’s rink taking an emphatic 44 shot win, scoring a half century in the process; the other home rink skipped by Russell Francis recorded a 19 shot win. Graham Shadwell’s away rink added another win coming home with a 18 shot advantage and Terry Perkins’s four narrowly missed out by 2 shots.

The win secures Clarrie as the Central Region Champions, although the other teams have a game in hand, Clarrie are in an unassailable position. The play-off stages begin on 9th March.

Final result after 21 ends and teams (Clarrie first): At Clarrie – John Freeman, Alan Brown, Duncan McGovern and Andrew Colebrooke: 50 – J Reed, M Harding, R Toby and D Flower: 6 – Dick Discombe, Trevor Batchelor, Keith Bailey and Russell Francis: 26 – J Ashmore, M Thorne, D Crawshaw and D Gregory: 7

At Nailsea: Andy Taylor, Ian Perkins, Dale Taylor and Terry Perkins: 19- D Hole, M Chinn, R Stanford and B Jones: 21 – Mike Sawyer, Colin Easton, Craig Doughty and Graham Shadwel: 30 – A Billington, C Nutt, J Mash and B Holloway: 12

Other recent matches played:

Mens Somerset County Double Rink – County Knockout Competition – 2nd round – Clarrie Dunbar 51, Puriton 30: Saturday 8th February 10.00am – one rink at Clarrie and one rink at Puriton.

Having won the Somerset County Double rink title the last two seasons, Clarrie started this year’s campaign with a win over the 2011 runners-up; Taunton Deane and were rewarded with a second round tie against Puriton.

With Keith Bailey’s home rink winning by 13 shots and Andrew Colebrooke’s away rink winning by 8 shots the victory margin was 21 shots after 21 ends.

Final result after 21 ends and teams (Clarrie first): At Clarrie – John Freeman, Alan Brown, Alan Totterdale and Keith Bailey: 25  – R Mead, R Payne, A Kiprinades and R Ruddle: 12

At Puriton – Andy Taylor, Dick Discombe, Dale Taylor and Andrew Colebrooke: 26 – J Hembrey, P Webster, T Ainesworth and D Clarke: 18

Clarrie play Ilminster in the quarter final round on 22nd or 23rd February.

Club matches coming up:

Ladies Somerset County Double Rink – County Knockout Competition – Clarrie Dunbar v Watchet: Thursday 13th February, 2.30pm – one rink at Clarrie and one rink at Watchet. Having won their first round match against Nailsea, Clarrie’e Ladies now play Watchet.

Somerset County League Division 1 – Mens Inter-Club County League – Clarrie Dunbar v North Petherton: Sunday 16th February 10.00am – Two rinks at Clarrie and two rinks away.

In the Somerset County League, Clarrie’s men take on newly promoted North Petherton. With two teams pulling out of the league Clarrie are currently in second having won two matches.

Optika Top Nine – Quarter Final – Ladies Inter-Club Regional Knockout – Clarrie Dunbar A v Clevedon: Saturday 15th February 10.00am – Pairs, Triples and Fours at Clarrie Dunbar.

The Under 25 Challenge Trophy – Clarrie Dunbar v Somerset Under 25 Men – Saturday 15th February 2.00pm – Four rinks at Clarrie. In this annual match the Men’s Somerset County Under 25s take on a Clarrie Dunbar team for the Challenge Trophy. Clarrie are the current holders.

For more information about Clarrie Dunbar Indoor Bowling Club, please visit www.clarrie., find and like us on facebook, call 01373 830092 or just pop in at the club in Standerwick near Frome.