Blackmore Vale Short Mat Bowling League

The BMV League started as a friendly league in the late 1980’s, formed by six Clubs based around a 12 mile radius of Sturminster Newton.

In 2001 a League Committee was formed to run the ever growing league and put it on a more structured basis.  The BMV now has a membership of 20 Clubs

supporting 37 league teams spread over five divisions and three Counties, Dorset, Somerset and just into Wiltshire.

The season starts on the 1st September and runs through to the end of the following March, culminating in an end of season Cup Competition.  All teams from all divisions are allowed to enter, prizes for Division winners are also presented at this gathering.

League games are played over 20 ends by two lots of triples.  Possession of the  mat is decided by the toss of a coin. The first ten ends are then played following the English short mat bowling rules with no time limit.  After ten ends there is usually a break for refreshments, after which the home team changes mats and the last ten ends are played.  The score cards stay on the same mats.

Points are allocated as follows –

2 points for winning fist mat – one point each if there is a draw

2 points for winning the second mat – one point each if there is a draw

2 points for highest combined shots from both mats – one point each if there is a draw

The BMV run two Charity Competitions each year. One between the BVM and the Yeovil League which is in aid of the Air Ambulance. The other in aid of the MacMillan Nurses which is between four other leagues. This is termed the Blackmore Vale  Presidents Cup and is usually a very hard fought affair.

League Secretary Chris Jeans
Tel 01963 364287

Blackmore Vale - Division 1

TeamPlayedShot DiffPoints
Templecombe Bees145554
Stalbridge Falcons14945
Templecombe Gnats144845
Milborne Oaks14-12229
Templecombe Wasps14-15724
T Keyneston Kops14-15723

Blackmore Vale - Division 2

TeamPlayedShot DiffPoints
Cerne Giants1412458
Shroton 'A'14-5739
Stalbridge Harriers14-4738
Cerne Abbots14-8832
The Gillimots14-16923

Blackmore Vale - Division 3

TeamPlayedShot DiffPoints
Sixpenny Handley129247
Thornford Swifts128946
Buckhorn Bucks121943
Whitechurch Wardens12-8529
The Gannets12-10025

Blackmore Vale - Division 4

TeamPlayedShot DiffPoints
Child Okeford Hill126242
Milborne Willows12-640
Buckhorn Stags12437
Sherborne Westenders12-1332
T Keyneston Robbers12-28610

Blackmore Vale - Division 5

TeamPlayedShot DiffPoints
Thornford Swallows106940
Stalbridge Eagles109335
The Hawthorns10-4830
Stalbridge Hawks10-4926
Shroton 'B'000