Dorset’s County season continues this weekend with a mammoth trip to County Durham for the first away match of the season. Dorset will be hoping to capitalise on a first matchday home victory over Gwent – read our Dorset v Gwent review here.
Last Season – Day One
Dorset were the home team in this fixture last season – a match which opened the season for both sides. County Durham started very strongly on the Saturday, taking a 5-1 lead in the Ladies B match at Saturday lunchtime.
The Men’s B match was just as one-sided, but this time in Dorsets favour, as they swept County Durham aside 9-3 to build a 10-8 match lead at the end of Saturday.
Dorset’s star players on Day One were Claire Whatley (3-2, avge 18.34) for the Ladies and Matthew Woodhouse (3-0, avge 27.83) for the Men.
Last Season – Day Two
Day Two started with a closely fought Ladies A match. Dorset swept into a 3-1 lead before the final two matches were shared for a 4-2 victory to Dorset, and a 14-10 lead overall in the fixture.
The Men’s A match was also a much closer affair, with Dorset almost being pegged-back to all-square after taking a 5-2 lead. it was left to Thomas Chant in the last game to save the win at 7-5 and a 21-15 victory in the fixture.
Dorset’s top players on Day Two were Caroline Carter (3-0, avge 23.12) for the Ladies and Richard Gomm (4-2, avge 26.96) for the Men.
Words of Encouragement
“So sorry we can’t be with you guys this weekend but we are away. We know you can do it, see you all at next county match“
Current Division One Table
County Durham is in the North East of England, between Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Door-to-door of the respective home venues is 344 miles and easily the best part of six hours in a car! That is one long trip to make for the players and fans of Dorset!
Possibly the best known towns in County Durham are Hartlepool and Darlington. The City of Durham itself has both a cathedral and a castle.
County Durham finished level on points with Dorset in last seasons Division One, with both teams having very similar records in terms of the men’s and ladies results.
In case you were wondering, this is where County Durham is…
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