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Verwood Foresters v Wareham Saxons

The Saxons came away from Verwood rather disappointed on Sunday. Having failed to adjust to the home side's slower mats they just could not get in to the game and suffered a heavy defeat. The triple of Dave Wright, Stuart Duncan and Peter Orchard lost 26 - 15 and the four of Jo Duncan, Eddie Harris, Eileen Brown and Ken Leonard found the Verwood four in very good form and lost by 21 - 3. With the overall match score of 47 - 18 in Verwood's favour they took all six points and remain above the Saxons in the league table.

Wareham Saxons v Poole Park Swans

The Saxons welcomed Poole Park Swans to Furzebrook on Sunday afternoon for the return match; the Saxons having won a creditable 6-0 in the fixture in Poole before Christmas. Both sides fielded very different teams for this game with Tina Leonard, Stuart Duncan and Peter Orchard making up the triple and they won a high scoring match comfortably 39-14. The four of Jane Hall, Ray Miller, Jo Duncan and Ken Leonard found the new look Poole four more of a challenge and went down fighting 9-19.

Poole Park Swans v Wareham Saxons

On Sunday 9th December the Saxons invaded Poole Park Bowls Club and came away with the spoils! It is never easy to win away from home on mats that are very different to our own so a 6-0 victory is a superb achievement. The triple of Eileen Brown, Tina Leonard and Dave Wright won 21-16 and the four of Ken Leonard, Stuart and Jo Duncan and Jackie Beazer won 14-11 giving a match score of 35 - 27. Well done to all involved, you did the Club proud! The latest table published prior to this match showed the Saxons third in the league but there is a long way to go yet.

Mixed Pairs Championship 2018/9

Furzebrook was packed last Tuesday (27th November) with thirty members entering the annual mixed pairs championship. As always pairs were drawn so that the 'best' bowlers can't team up and dominate proceedings and as a result it was a closely fought afternoons bowls and only one pair, Sue Barton and Alex Sime, were able to win all four of their matches to give them 8 points and a +23 shot difference and so become our champions for the 2018/9 season.

Wareham Saxons v Keyneston Robbers

Last Sunday (2nd December) afternoon the Saxons entertained Keyneston Robbers at Furzebrook. The triple of Eileen Brown, Jackie Beazer and Dave Wright did well running out winners by 22-13 but the four of Ken and Tina Leonard, Eddie Harris and Ken McMillan were disappointed to lose 11-18. The four's efforts were enough, though, to ensure the 2 bonus points giving the Saxons a 4-2 win overall.

West Moors Badgers v Wareham Saxons

For their latest league match the Saxons travelled to West Moors to play the Badgers and it turned out to be a very close encounter. The four of Ken McMillan, Tricia Stinchcombe, Don Hewitt and Ken Leonard got a creditable draw but the three of Tina Leonard, Jackie Beazer and Peter Orchard went down by two shots having been six ahead at one point. Some remarkable bowling by the Badger triple's number two turned several ends from Saxon wins to losses in the closing stages.

Notice Board: Update - November 2018


The annual Club 'mixed pairs' championship will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 starting at 2.00pm prompt. The entry sign-up sheet is on the Club notice board and we already have a good number of entries so if you want to be part of it get your names up soon. At the moment we have more men than ladies so, don't be shy ladies, get your names on the entry list!


Club Membership

It has been a joy to welcome the following new members to the Club recently:

Sue Barton
Adrian and Lorraine Nice
Richard O'Sullivan
Dennis Roulstone
Alex and Rose Sime
Barbara and Tony Smalley
Dennis Tillier

All are settling in well and we hope they will enjoy bowling with us for years to come.

Wareham Saxons v Ensbury Hawks

The Saxons came up against a strong Ensbury Hawks team at Furzebrook yesterday afternoon. The triple of Eileen Brown, Dave Wright and Tina Leonard did exceptionally well to win by 9 shots but the triple of Jane Hall, Ray Miller, Eileen Casey and Ken Leonard went down by 10 giving the Hawks a 1 shot win overall. Despite the loss a creditable performance from the Saxons who had two members of the four making their league debut. It seems Ensbury Hawks have won 4 of their 5 league games so far this season so they are no pushovers!

Club Ladies Singles 2018

The Club Ladies Singles was held yesterday afternoon and what a lovely afternoon it was complete with a little bit if late ‘drama’. After three games each it looked as though no one could stop Tina Leonard who had won all three of her games building up a massive 27 shot advantage in the process. However, in her last game Tina found herself on the mat, one wood left, two shots down and the score at 3-3; was what seemed like inevitable victory going to lost at the last minute?


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