CLARRIE Dunbar men have reached the final of the end-of-season play-offs for the overall Wessex League 2018/19 champions title.

They booked their place in the final against Plymouth with a dominant performance when beating Bournemouth 85-62 in the semi-final at Dolphin IBC (Poole).

Clarrie took the honours on two of the four rinks, drew on one and only lost on the other by five shots.

Dunbar were quickly out of the blocks, making a fast start to lead across the board 30-19 at five ends and 41-36 at 10.

The advantage was increased to 70-46 after 15 ends and to 83-53 at 18. When Bournemouth conceded after 19 ends, Dunbar were 85-62 ahead.

Top rink honours went to the foursome of Andy Taylor, Ian and Terry Perkins and skip Graham Shadwell. They were only 12-8 up at 10 ends but had pulled away to a 24-9 lead at 15 and finally won by 16 shots.

Next best was the quartet of Chris Pewsey, Alan Brown, Dale Taylor and skip Russell Francis. They made a roaring start, bagging a maximum count of eight on the fourth end to lead 11-3 at five ends and never looked back, leading 14-7 at 10.

Francis’ team had increased their advantage to 20-10 at 15 ends and finally won by 12 shots, while Keith Bailey’s rink drew 16-16 after they dropped a count of two on their last end.

The only reverse was suffered by Wayne Snook’s quartet, who were 20-15 in arrears when a halt was called.

Clarrie, four-time winners of the overall title since 2009, will meet Plymouth in the final on April 14 at Atherley IBC (Southampton).