DORCHESTER Ladies finished the outdoor season in fine style, winning two trophies in quick succession to put the seal on another successful season for the county town players.

The June Culpin Trophy semi-final and final were played at Poole Park in miserable, wet conditions throughout but the rink stayed playable so all three matches were played to schedule.

The two Dorchester squads were Barbara Redpath, Carol Baker, Linda Hill and skip Margaret Cullip and Sue Maggs, Sylvia Lawley, Shirley Bowley and skip Sue Jennings.

These ladies had a fine victory playing Gillingham in the semi-final which left the county town Team to face Blandford – who beat Wimborne in their semi - in the Trophy decider.

In the final, the Cullip quartet took part in a ding-dong battle with their Blandford opponents until the final few ends, when the Dorchester side scored two sixes to win by a comfortable margin and, with the Jennings crew also squeezing home to a narrow victory, the Dorchester team finished as well-deserved June Culpin Trophy winners.

The final of the Edna Paisley was due to take place the very next day, but more monsoon-like conditions meant a delay to the following, still extremely wet, day at Gillingham.

Many Dorchester ladies had played in the 10-match regular West Division season in which the county town club finished just two points clear of Portland Borstal Officers.

The players given the honour to represent the club against East Division champions Blandford were Gwen Caundle, Jean Cox and skip Janine Scola and Liz Whately, Sandra Hubbard and skip Fran Dyer.

The Scola rink played well throughout to gain a merited victory which enabled the Dyer team to finish one end early, just one shot adrift, because Dorchester were in an unbeatable position.

So, two fine Trophy wins for Dorchester but commiserations must go to Blandford Ladies who finished as valiant runners-up on both occasions.