Dorset SMBA (Short Mat Bowls Association) have made the Dorset Bowls Resort their home venue for all inter county games since 2008/9
Dorset have two sides in the inter county competition one in the Premier section and another in the A Team section, each team consisting of 20 bowlers per match and the format covers each discipline 2 Singles, 2 Pairs, 2 Triples and 2 Fours each playing two games, points are awarded per mat with two for each win, and then bonus points are added for the overall shot difference in each discipline this relates to 40 points being contested in each match.
Competing initially in the group stages against Cornwall, Devon and Somerset before progressing to either the Main Cup or the Consolation Cup competitions. The County Premier team seems to alternate between the Main Cup and the Consolation Cup, winning the latter in 2014/15 and 2016/17. The A Team has regularly competed in the Plate competition during this time.
Dorset SMBA are active in encouraging bowlers of all ages to take up the sport and currently have, 3 players in the England Team and 9 representing England Under 21’s with a further 2 playing with the England Ladies team.