CLARRIE Dunbar's winning start to the indoor bowling season in national and regional team competitions continued last weekend with three more successes.

The Standerwick-based club march on in the men’s top inter-club event for the Denny Cup as well as the Central region of the Wessex League.

Dunbar's men had opened their Denny Cup campaign with a thumping 75-36 victory over MidGlos (Brockworth, Gloucester).

They followed it up with another impressive win in round two, thrashing Bristol City & County 73-37.

Now they face Worcestershire side Malvern Hills in round three next on November 17.

Clarrie made an excellent start to their Wessex League campaign with an 82-57 triumph over Chippenham-based North Wilts.

They took the honours on three of the four rinks, with Andy Colebrook’s foursome at home winning by 11 shots, although Russell Francis’ quartet lost 24-18.

However, away in North Wilts, both Dunbar teams were successful.

John Freeman’s foursome ran out 25-9 victors, while Dale Taylor edged home in a tight match 17-13.

The three rink successes earned Clarrie six points to go with the eight for the overall win.

Clarrie’s next Wessex League match is on December 2 against Purnell (Paulton).

Clarrie's ladies reached the third round in the Yetton Trophy, the top ladies inter-club competition, without bowling a wood in anger.

They were awarded a walkover as scheduled opponents Purnell conceded the match.

Clarrie are now scheduled to meet Nailsea in round three on November 17.