Ladies League

The Ladies League has two byes in it this season, if anyone knows of the possibility of a new ladies team we will accept a new team before the season starts on Monday 2nd September.

The first week of games are,

Crackerjacs v Bye 2

Al-Colli-Frolics v The Easy Beats

Oakettes v Woodpeckers

Westenders v Devils

Vixens v Colliton Ladybirds

Bye 1 v Wonder Women

Breezers v Trinity Mix Ups

Fixture Books

The fixture books, score cards, cup draw and invoice form will be available for collection from the Colliton Club on FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST from 7.30pm. The books will then be left at the club for a week where they can be collected from the bar, please would all teams please make sure books are collected by FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST. Please contact the league secretary Brian Newton if you are unable to collect the books during this period.

The first week of fixtures is week commencing 2nd September

Section A

Alcotops v Puddletown Wanderers

Half Pints v Patriots

Barmy Army v Royal Oak Wanderers

Colliton Imps v Colliton Wide Boys

Dewlish Monsters v Skimmers

Essentials v Jolly Green Giants

Breakaways v The Hammers

Section B

Steamers v Mrs Browns Boys

Muckspreaders v Woodmen

Hartstoppers v Colliton Chimps

Royal Oak Country Boys v Tom Browns Bullocks

Brewers Bees v Hotshots

Bye v Vic Reeves

Swankers v Heathens

Section C

Untouchables v Colliton Spares

Magpie Imps v Villains

Bye v Colliton Flingers

Colliton Supertramps v Wareham Legionaires

Jokers v Rollers

Colliton Rebels v BRK Yokels

Top Pins v Misfits

Section D

Plodders v Bye

Fumblers v Unpredictable Strimmers

Funseekers v Swan Abbots

Merrymen v Ship Wrecked

Strugglers v Bull & Heifers

Huntsmen v Chaldon Chuckers

Dribs ‘n’ Drabs v Puddletown Nomads

The Ladies first week of fixtures will be confirmed soon.

AGM – A brief round up

There were only a few rule changes at last nights AGM. Most were just wording to certain rules but below is a brief explanation to some of the changes that were voted in.

There had been some confusion over the missing player rule last season, the rule now states that at the start of a game if a team is missing a player then that player can play their missed hands as long as the player is present at the completion of both teams second hands. If they arrive after the second hand then the player may only play the remaining hands with 4 pins awarded for each missed hand.

The restriction on nights of play have now been lifted meaning any team can choose which night they wish to play on, the rule was that the Ladies league teams could only use Mondays and Tuesdays, while the Open League used the other three remaining nights.

This coming season will see the Ladies League teams being invited to enter the Open Knockout Cup. At present 7 ladies teams have taken up the offer (the remaining ladies teams can still ask to enter) meaning that the Knockout Cup will have 60 teams in it which will reduce the number of byes in the early stages of both the Knockout Cup and the Plate. The Ladies Cup will still go ahead towards the end of the season but there will be no Ladies Plate.

All matches shall be played in the week specified unless brought forward, which means teams can by mutual consent play later in the week if needed.

Players who regularly play for a team in a club shall comply with the membership rules pertaining at that club.

League entries – New teams wanted

The league has received 53 entries to the Open League which is one less then last year as Wurzels have not entered.

The Ladies League has 12 entries which is one less than last year as Colli-Cats have not entered.

Both Wurzels and Colli-Cats have been members of the D&DSL for many years and will be sadly missed.

This means that we have three spaces in the Open League and two in the Ladies League, if anyone knows of any possibility of getting a new team to enter the league please could they contact Brian Newton ASAP, our AGM is on Friday 21st June.


Thank you to the following companies who put an advert in 2018-19 fixture book.

The Colliton Club
Barrett’s Glass & Window Centre Ltd
R & B Trophies
Steve Brown Fencing and Garden Services
The Victoria Hotel
Downton Gifford Motor Vehicle Repairs
The Trinity Club
Serious About Events
Goldcrest Jewellers
Auto Towbars (Dorchester Car Radios)
Dorcheter Town Community Football Club
SGM Hair
Barry Knight Building & Maintenance
Sam Scaffolding
Matthew Lucas Funeral Directors
Tom Browns
B A Gosney Ltd Painter and Decorator
Fox Typesetting Services
Steve Crewe Handyman Services
The Bulls Head
Baker Joinery
Chris Whitefield Photography
M J Hallett & Sons Painters and Decorators
Kev Holbrook Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiler
Stag Fencing
Manor Park Flooring
Sherrens the Printers

If you are interested in putting an advert in the 2019-20 fixture book please contact Brian Newton.

Funseekers seek new players

Funseekers are in need of some new players for next season, they play at the Colliton Club in Section D on a Wednesday night. If anyone knows of anyone who may be interested please contact the Fixture Secretary Terry Gosney for more details.

Allan Aplin Memorial Pairs Trophy

The pairs trophy was kindly donated by Colliton Flingers in memory of Allan Aplin. Team members Graham Cockett and Allan’s son Lee Aplin presented the trophies at the presentation evening. The committee would like to thank them both for presenting the trophies on Friday night in memory of Allan Aplin who was a keen skittler for many years in the Dorchester and District Skittles League.

Pairs winners – Jordan Smith & Kelvin Selby of Country Boys with Lee Aplin & Graham Cockett

Pairs Competition

The pairs competition was won by Kelvin Selby and Jordan Smith of Country Boys, who beat Marc Cutler and Andy Coward of Unpredictable Strimmers in the final. In the semi finals the Country Boys pair beat Harry White and Jon White of Colliton Supertramps, while the Strimmers pair beat Jack Legg and Phil Stone of Colliton Wide Boys.