Palmerston News

National competitions at Palmerston 10am this Saturday 22nd

Congratulations to the Hampshire Mens Liberty Trophy team who beat Wiltshire at Palmerston today by 111 - 102, a margin of 9 shots. Three rinks won, one drew and the other two lost. Unfortunately the next match will be away against either Gloucestershire or Berkshire.

Sadly the Palmerston ladies lost their Yetton Trophy match against Arun 63 - 88.

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Top of the League!

Admittedly after only one game, but congratulations to Palmerston ladies team who beat Chawton Park in their first match in the Riversmeet competition, with 10 points out of 12. It was a great result as we very narrowly lost to them in the last game of the season in March. A win would have given us the title, but instead Chawton were champions. Agreat start to this season.

You can see the full set of results and league table in the Competitions section.

Palmerston Men progress in Denny Plate

The Denny Cup is the national competition to find the top 16 bowler team in England and is fiercely fought over amongst the stronger clubs. Palmerston lost the first round to Adur who number more than one national champion in their team. However this meant that we were able to enter the Denny Plate which is open to all clubs who lose their first round in the Denny Cup. It allows the "lesser" clubs which come up against the stronger clubs to have a chance of winning a national competition.

On Saturday 15th our mens team played Worthing in their first Denny Plate round and won by 76-67. Overall we were never headed in the match although one rink was finding it tough going. Fortunately they were able to keep the deficit down enough for the other 3 rinks to accumulate a better margin. This is a perfect illustration that if you are playing in a 4 team match and are losing, you don't have to take risks to try to win your rink if holding steady will get the whole side over the line.

Congratulations to the team and best wishes on the next round against the Isle of Wight on 29th November.

Draw now made for Ladies Competitions except Drawn Triples

The draws can be seen in the Competitions section.

Entries for the Drawn Triples were low so the Ladies Competition Secretary has extended the entry deadline to the end of November. If you are able to play in this competition please put in an entry (the form can be downloaded here - please ignore the deadline shown on the form) or speak to Marilyn who will add your name.

Saturday afternoon booking available

It has recently been decided that the club will open on Saturday afternoons even when no Friendly or other official match is scheduled. This will give members another opportunity to organise a rollup for themselves or to play a Club or National Competition game.

Space for competitions can be difficult to find during the week in the season up to Christmas as a lot of people are involved in the early rounds. So please make use of this time as there are costs to keeping it open and if it is not used the Board might review the decision.



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