MOONFLEET C 53 V DORCHESTER C 18
Moonfleet C had an unparalleled outcome when they entertained Dorchester C in this latest Ladies County League fixture. Sandra Errington, Pam Jones, Kerry Wilson and skip Madge Churches got off to a flying start against the Dorchester rink with skip J Scola and, by end seven, were lying 14 – 0 ahead. Five ends later, the Fleet foursome had doubled their score to 28 – 0 helped by a super five shot haul and were well and truly in the driving seat. For the next five ends the hosts continued to deny the visitors any chance of a score and, with four ends to go, the score had reached a massive 33 – 0. At last the Dorchester quartet broke through, but it was short-lived as the Moonfleet ladies continued to pile on the pressure to finish with a stupendous 37 – 3 victory.
On the other rink Sara Sancto, Marion Batterbee, Jean Lucas and skip Val Spicer had a nail-biting contest as they took on the Dorchester rink with skip K Johns. The local ladies dominated over the first five ends building up a healthy 8 – 0 lead, but the visitors got their eyes in and took control to narrow the gap to 11 – 6 by end twelve. Three ends later the scores were level at 12 -12 and again were tied at 14 – 14 by end eighteen. The Moonfleet rink added 2 shots to creep ahead 16 – 14 and, with one end to play, the tension mounted during this last end as the final count gave Dorchester just one shot leaving the Moonfleet quartet safe with a 16 – 15 win, a stunning 53 – 18 overall total and the maximum 8 points for the match.