Dorset County Short Mat Bowls

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