By Paul Moffatt
IT’S been a better week in the leagues for Lyme Regis Bowling Club.
The ladies scooped all 10 points away to West Moors whilst the men in Division One took seven points off Portland Victoria, thanks to a magnificent 35-9 win from Ken Hickman’s rink. The championship side were whitewashed again away to Greenhill, who, with their recent additions from Wellworthy and Dorchester, look very much like a fully fledged Dorset team.There was better luck for the men when they played Dorchester in the tw0-rinker, winning well enough on Barry Rattenbury’s rink to take the match.
The friendlies are also looking far more encouraging, winning only one of the three played but with the losses only being by small margins.
With the fine dry spell of weather, the green continues to play really well for this early in the season.
West Dorset Men Div.1:
Lyme 62; Portland Victoria 52.
S Dowling, R McLennan, B Parsons, K Hickman 35-9; N Solomon, J Owen, P Eagles, D Meylan 8-24; M Knight, J Beadsley, P Stephens, J Moseley 19-19.
Dorset Ladies Div.1:
H Dowling, C Pomeroy, S Rowe, C Barber 16-15; J Moffitt, J Parsons, P Knight, G Mitchell 25-11; A Allman, A Darvill, A Rattenbury, P Weech 24-12.
Lyme 61; South Petherton 69.
B Smith, E Sarson, R Gale, A Weech 14-23; J Owen, G Clode, A Nabarro, A Rattenbury 20-13; A Darvill, C Bell, Chas Barber 18-9; J Moon, J Kesterton, Chris Barber 9-24.
Lyme 113; Nomads 73.
J Bishop, B Driscoll, S Pomeroy 15-10; A Sherring/T young, A Nabarro, P Knight 15-17; L Young, J Lewis, J Moseley 22-10; A Darvill, D Courtenay-Smith, G Mitchell 16-11; J Sherring, P Stephens, H Dowling 22-8; N Driscoll, C Pomeroy, P Weech 23-17.
Lyme 100; Westlecott Tour 104.
C Pomeroy, N Benson, B Rattenbury 17-12; J Moon, P Stephens, S Pomeroy 27-11; J Sherring/ B Moon, P Knight, Chris Barber 16-16; M Knight, A Preece, N Stephens 17-17; A Darvill, J Moffitt, Chas Barber 9-24; J Bishop, J Parsons, A Weech 14-24.
The blub will be running social evenings every Wednesday from 6 pm. These evenings will give new members the opportunity to hone their skills with the aid of club members and will also offer the chance for anyone else who might be interested in bowls to come down and ‘have a go!’