Bustards v Bournemouth Buffalo’s

24 June 2023 – Match Report.
On a glorious day, 3rd place Bustards took on 4th place Bournemouth Buffalo’s.
Rink 1 – Paul, Ivan & Cathy won 15 ends on their way to an emphatic 30-4 victory.
Rink 2 – was much harder work for Muriel, Alan & Geoff, who put up a good fight before going down 9-19 to a very strong Buffalo’s trio.
The overall match score was 39-23 to the Bustards, who remain 3rd. The Buffalo’s drop to 5th.
Next Saturday we make the long journey south to face bottom of the table Branksome Park Falcons.
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S&D – Downton v Pewsey Reds

Downton won one rink & lost two.
Nick, Dibbie & Rod did really well to come back from 2-10 and narrowly lost 16-18.
After 14 ends John, Lewis & Colin were 14-16 down. Sadly, the Pewsey trio then pulled away to win 16-28.
On the final rink, Ivan, Paul & Geoff won 12 ends on their way to an excellent 15-10 victory.
Overall score Downton 47, Pewsey 56.

Bustards v Swanage Dolphins

June 10th, 2023 – Match, Result
Tough day at the office in the heat, against the unbeaten Swanage Dolphins.
Tony, Muriel & Ivan sadly didn’t play very well & lost 9-19.
Rosemary, Alan & Geoff put in a great performance & won 18-16. This is the first rink the Dolphins have lost all season, so very well done.
Overall the match score was 27-35 to the Dolphins. Bustards 2 points, Dolphins 4. We are now comfortably in third place, but even at this early stage of the season, it looks like a straight fight between the Dolphins & Lyndhurst for the title.
Next match is at home to the Bournemouth Buffalos on 24th June. All spectators are very welcome.
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S&D Match – Pewsey Reds vs Downton

On Monday 5th June, Downton played against Pewsey Reds at Pewsey. Downton had 3 Triples skipped by Colin Morris, Steve Allen and Lewis Ambler. Colin’s team won their rink but unfortunately the other two lost. The final score was 56 to Pewsey and 52 to Downton. The points total was 10 to Pewsey and 2 to Downton.

Lyndhurst v Bustards

June 3rd, 2023 – March, Result
The Bustards travelled to Lyndhurst for their top of the table clash. On a perfect day for bowls, on a lovely consistent green, both our teams played really well, before going down in two close, well fought encounters.
Tony, Ivan & Cathy lost 19-23. Without conceding a 7 & a 6 in the space of 3 ends mid match, this match would surely have been won.
Rosemary, Lewis & Geoff came back brilliantly from 5-15 down, before eventually going down 19-21.
Lyndhurst won the match overall 38-44. Lyndhurst 6 points, Downton 0.
Next week we are home to top of the league Swanage Dolphins. All spectators welcome.

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