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Your News Dorset & Wiltshire Competition round up


1. Senior Cups. All the major competitions concluded during the season. Most of the senior finals took place over the same weekend 5/6th April, the last non league date in the season, due to slippage. The 1st XV Vase suffered many walkovers, Oakmeadians reaching the Final without playing a match. The roll of honour for competitions is:

Competition Winners Runners Up Venue & Date

1st XV Cup (8 teams) Bournemouth Swanage & Wareham Dorchester - 6 Apr

1st XV Vase (16 teams) Trowbridge Oakmeadians Salisbury - 5 Apr

1st XV Plate (12 teams) Marlborough Swindon College Old Boys Swindon - 5 Apr

2nd XV Cup (16 teams) Bournemouth Chippenham North Dorset - 5 Apr

2nd XV Shield (7 teams) Bridport Bradford on Avon Sherborne 23 Mar

3rd XV Cup (9 teams) Salisbury Chippenham Bradford on Avon - 19 Apr

2. U17/U18 Competitions. The Under 17 Knock Out is used to nominate teams for the National U17 competitions. Dorset & Wilts were asked to put 5 teams forward this season. Congratulations to Bournemouth U17 who won the South West Final but lost in the National Cup semi final. Additional entries for the Under 18 Merit Tables this season enabled geographic groupings in the North and South. There was a super league phase where the top 3 teams in each Division 1 Table having played 10 matches then played another 6 games home & away against the other Division 1 teams. The bottom 3 teams did the same. These results then qualified teams for the Under 18 Championship and Under 18 Bowl respectively. The Winners of the two Division 2 Tables also played off. Scheduling problems meant some play off semi finals did not take place. Honours went to:

Winners Runners Up Venue or comment

Under17 Shield (12 teams) Bournemouth Salisbury Bournemouth 5 Feb

Merit Tables

Div 1 (N) (6 teams) Swindon Corsham

Div 1 (S) (6 teams) Wimborne Bournemouth

Div 2 (N) (7 teams) Ivel Barbarians Bradford on Avon /2 of the 7 teams withdrew

Div 2 (S) (7 teams) Bournemouth B Dorchester

Division 2 Play Off Bournemouth B Ivel Barbarians Bournemouth 27 Apr

Under 18 Bowl Play Off North Dorset Sherborne North Dorset 27 Apr

Under18 Championship Salisbury Wimborne Oakmeadians 27 Apr

3. Junior Competitions. Once again the Forums administered these very well with U11 and U12 festivals in each county, knock outs for U13-U16 in Dorset and leagues qualifying for semi finals in Wiltshire. The Dorset & Wilts U11 & U12 Festival was hosted by Bournemouth on 20 April who took it on at short notice as it was due to have been hosted by the Wiltshire Forum at Bradford on Avon who were unable to do it. The Youth Finals Day was held at North Dorset on 27 April. Under 11 - Under 16 CB and County champions were:

Age Grade Dorset & Wilts Champions Dorset Winners Wiltshire Winners

Under 11 Chippenham Wimborne Chippenham

Under 12 Salisbury Bournemouth Salisbury

Under 13 Chippenham Bournemouth Chippenham

Under 14 North Dorset North Dorset Chippenham

Under 15 Chippenham Bournemouth Chippenham

Under 16 Bournemouth Bournemouth Wootton Bassett

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