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Breakaways take the cup back to Wool

Breakaways beat Wide Boys by 23-pins in the open Knockout cup final to clinch their third cup success, their previous wins coming in 2004 and 2018. It was Breakaways who had the better start in this all Section A clash racing into a 25-pins lead after two hands. Wide Boys slowly pulled back pins but it was Breakaways that led going into the last hand by 11-pins. The Wool outfit saved their best score for the last hand hitting 71.

All time record

7 wins – Brewers Bees and Marco Wanderers (3 x as Marco, 2 x as Greyhound, 2 x as Royal Oak)

4 wins – Post Office, New Compasses ‘B’, Dewlish Monsters and Wide Boys

3 wins – Tigers, Rebels, Skimmers and Breakaways

2 wins – Toppers, Pirates, Allsorts and Barmy Army

1 win – Phoenix Hotel, Monkton Social Club, Rooftops, Prince Of Wales ‘B’, Conservative Extras, Chinks ‘B’, Greyhound, P.O. Engineers, Muckspreaders, Druce Wanderers, United Sports, Gladiators, Avengers, Stratton Stragglers, Warriors, Puddletown Wanderers, Colliton Spares, The Imps and Jolly Green Giants.  

Plate success for Crackerjacs

Crackerjacs kept up their good end of season form which saw them finish as runners up in the league by beating Trinity Mix ups by 27-pins in the Plate to finish the season with some silverware. It was the Jacs second Plate final success, their first was in 2009.

All time record

3 x wins – Woodpeckers

2 x wins – Little Gems, Crackerjacs and Devils

1 x win – Vic Divas, Colliton Nik Naks, Borough Bombshells, Breezers, Colliton Potshots, Galley Maids and vixens.

We are missing the winners from 2001, 2003 and 2004. If anyone could update me with the winners please get in touch.

Oakettes clinch fifth double

Oakettes beat Woodpeckers by 40-pins to win the Ladies Cup and clinched the league and cup double for the fifth time having done so in 04, 06, 07 and 08. It was Oakettes eighth cup final success which is the most wins in the Ladies Cup.

All time record

8 wins – Oakettes

7 wins – Devils (1 x as Trinity Oxo’s)

6 wins – Pen Pushers (1 x win as Crackerjacs)

4 wins – Ladykillers

3 wins – Liverbirds

2 wins – Skittle Bashers and Compasses Coronets

The follow teams have all won the cup once, Bessy Boobs, Tigerettes, Victoria Plums, Colliton Simply Skittles, Little Gems, Forget-Me-Nots, Cockeroos, Crazy Ladies, Colliton Nik Naks, Breezers, Mix Ups.  

The Ladies Pairs Competition

The Ladies Pairs Competition was won by Chris Vater and Nikki Coombs of Oakettes who beat Kayley Pitfield and Nikki Fowler of Vixens.

The competition was held at the Trinity Club and had 22 entries the Oakettes pair beat Mix Ups in the semi final while in the other semi final the Vixens pair beat Crackerjacs.

Skimmers second in Section A

Skimmers 6-pins victory at the Goldies against Patriots clinched the runners up spot to Barmy Army in Section A finishing a point above Breakaways.

Skimmers were formed in 1978 playing at the Prince of Wales, Puddletown and won Section E in their very first season, won the D section in 1980 before coming runners up in Section C in 1981, and then promotion to Section A came in 1982 after winning Section B, they have been in Section A ever since making them the longest running team in the Section. There have been five Section A titles in seasons, 90-91, 92,93, 04-05, 17-18 and 18-19, while they have been runners up now on four occasions, 92, 95, 99 and this season.

The Knockout Cup has been won on three occasion 1992 against Frampton Arms ‘A’, 1995 against Sou’westers and in 2001 against Slingers, while they were runners up in 2007 to the Imps.

When the Prince of Wales closed in 2000 the Skimmers moved into town and played at the Bulls Head, and over the years have also played home matches from the Cornwall Hotel (which changed to the Ghurkha), back to the Bulls Head, Dorchester Town Football Club, back to the Bulls Head and now play at the Victoria Hotel.