Dorset SMBA (Short Mat Bowls Association) have made the Dorset Bowls Resort their home venue for all inter county games.
Dorset have two sides in the inter county competition one in the Premier section and another in the A Team section, each team consisting of 20 bowlers per match and the format covers each discipline 2 Singles, 2 Pairs, 2 Triples and 2 Fours each playing two games, points are awarded per mat with two for each win, and then bonus points are added for the overall shot difference in each discipline this relates to 40 points being contested in each match.
Dorset compete initially in zone 6 against Cornwall, Devon and Somerset before progressing to either the Main Cup or Plate competitions. The County Premier team has performed to the highest standard and progressed to the main cup competition for the past two seasons reaching the Semi Final in 2009/10. The A Team has competed in the Plate competition during this time.
We also play against other counties during the off season and have entertained West Glamorgan, West Sussex, Kent and Wiltshire at the Bere Regis Dorset Bowls Resort, our provisional dates for next season are listed below: Dorset have introduced a further team loosely described as ‘The B Team’ this team is to encourage players to try out county standard bowling and also to encourage younger players into the sport.
|Fixture Date||Day||Opponents||Fixture Details||Match Venue|
|18th Sept 2014||Sun||Somerset||County A/Prem||Home|
|5th Oct 2014||Sun||Devon||County A/Prem||Exeter|
|11th Oct 2014||Sat||Cyril Coakes||Competition||Home|
|12th Oct 2014||Sun||England U21′s||vs Dorset||Home|
|18th Oct 2014||Sat||U18′s/Mixed Fours||Nationals||Home|
|19th Oct 2014||Sun||Devon||County A/Prem||Home|
|25th Oct 2014||Sat||Somerset||County A/Prem||Taunton|
|9th Nov 2014||Sun||Cornwall||County A/Prem||Carnmoggas|
|29th Nov 2014||Sat||Triples||Nationals||Home|
|30th Nov 2014||Sun||Cornwall||County A||Home|
|13th Dec 2014||Sat||Pairs||Nationals||Home|
|3rd Jan 2015||Sat||Fours||Nationals||Home|
|4th Jan 2015||Sun||Singles||Nationals||Home|
|24/25th Jan 2015||Sat/Sun||County Prelims||County A/Prem||tbc|
|14/15th Feb 2015||Sat/Sun||A Team Quarter Finals||County A||tbc|
|21st/22nd Feb 2015||Sat/Sun||Prem Quarter Finals||County Premier||tbc|
|28th Feb/1st Mar 2015||Sat/Sun||Semi Finals||County A/Prem||tbc|
|8th Mar 2015||Sun||Finals||County A/Prem||tbc|
|9th May 2015||Sat||Australian Pairs||Competition||Home|
|10th May 2015||Sun||Dorset Fours||Competition||Home|