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East Dorset CC August Bank Holiday Open Classic Weekend
Sat 23 - Mon 25 Aug 2008

The Bournemouth Bowl -
Great Victory for Cornwall player in this A Class Event

Richard Griffiths, the club's only scratch player, won the magnificent Bournemouth Bowl in emphatic style.

The trophy is an enormous silver bowl (17 inches across the handles, about a foot tall, with a capacity of just over 2 gallons!) dating from 1906.  The trophy's full name is The Bournemouth Open Singles Challenge Bowl but everyone calls it The Bournemouth Bowl for short.

Richard says " ... I had the win in the bag by lunchtime on the last day when I won against David Harrison-Wood, who has recently dominated the event, winning it 6 times in the last 8 years. The win against David made it impossible for anyone to catch up with me from the remaining games ..."

 Richard Griffiths with the Bournemouth Bowl



  Richard Griffiths
  with the
  Bournemouth Bowl









Richard has also been selected for two national events in September: -

1. The CA Eights Week: The Selectors' Weekend event of the Eights 5-7 Sept at Nottingham.

2. Awarded a wildcard entry for the European Championships 19-21 Sept to be held in Jersey.

Congratulations from all of us Richard.