Bowlers bid to avoid relegation

bowlsBy Paul Moffitt

SLIGHTLY better results for the Lyme Regis Bowling Club men in their respective leagues, both teams managing six points.

Six points was a good result for the championship side, as they were playing top of the table Branksome Park away – but, there’s always a but! They have some difficult games in the run- in to the end of the season and will do well to avoid relegation.

The ladies only managed one point away to a very strong Blandford side and face similar difficulties to the men.

The men fared less well in the County Cup, falling victim to a very strong Greenhill side who were still smarting from their defeat by us in the two rinker. In particular, the two teams that played away at Greenhill found skips Martin Puckett and Jamie Lockwood too hot to handle.

In the two friendlies, Lyme lost narrowly to both Topsham and Sidmouth, both games being played in brilliant summer sunshine although, perhaps a little too warm on occasions.

Results:
West Dorset Men Div 1.
Lyme 55; Portland Victoria 55.
S Dowling, R Hobbs, A Nabarro, R Legg 13-23; P Edmonds, P Stephens, K Hickman, W Payne 18-17; N Solomon, J Beadsley, J Moseley, C Barber 24-15.

Friendlies:
Lyme 93; Topsham 96.
N Driscoll, D Courtenay-Smith, P Edmonds, P Moffitt 21-7; J Sherring, S Dowling, A Nabarro, P Weech 6-23; V Henson, P Moseley, J Moffitt, A Weech 15-16; L Young, A Sherring, N Benson, B Rattenbury 22-14; B Smith, B Driscoll, J Moseley, H Dowling 18-14; A Curtis, A Darvill, A Rattenbury, C Barber 11-22.

Lyme 85; Sidmouth 91.
L Young, J Kesterton, B Moon 12-13; M Knight, A Darvill, P Weech 15-13; A Sherring, B Driscoll, C Barber 17-15; N Driscoll, A Nabarro, A Weech 13-13; J Sherring, A Rattenbury, P Moffitt 19-17; J Moon, J Moffitt, R Cridge 9-20.

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About Philip Evans 249 Articles
Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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