Moffitt’s match-winner in the National 4s

bowlsIN the leagues, Lyme Regis Bowling Club 2 were the most successful with an 8-2 win over Melcombe Regis.

Next came the ladies with a 6-2 win over Broadstone Wessex. Despite losing on two rinks, a fine win from Chris Barber’s rink assured a win overall.

Next the men in the championship only managed two points against Blandford. This was a game where the club needed to pick up valuable points but were left languishing near the bottom.

In the friendlies, Lyme won 3 of the 4 games played, the only loss being a narrow one when the men played away to Bridport.

In the Ladies Top Club competition, Lyme were found wanting against a very strong team from Poole Park. Lyme lost in all four disciplines, the fours being the pick of a very poor set of results.

Lyme’s men travelled to Greenhill for round three of the National 2 rink 4s. Feeling very much the underdogs against a very strong Greenhill squad, Lyme were without four of their regular players. The rink skipped by Carl Stephens took control of their game early on. Never being behind, they went on to win handsomley by 21 shots to 11.

The other rink, skipped by Paul Moffitt, played a containing game trying to keep in touch and never being more than two shots adrift. Lyme were lying 10 shots ahead overall when, on the 19 end Paul was looking at 7 shots against and the last wood in his hand. He switched to the trickier forehand and drew the shot! This proved to be a match winner with Lyme holding on to a 10 shot lead and Carl’s rink not needing to bowl their last end.

Special mention must go to Roger Legg, Barry Driscoll and Charlie Barber who stepped up from Lyme 2 to fill the vacancies and to Brian Parsons who travelled to support us as reserve. Also, dubbed Lyme Regis WAGS by the opposition, special thanks to our supporting ladies: Angela, Judith, Pam, Ann, Gill and Jean whose vocal support was very encouraging.

Dorset Men’s Championship:
Lyme 49; Blandford 54.
T Allman, S Pomeroy, S Chant, P Pomeroy 13-22; M Heneghan, A Weech, B Rattenbury, C Stephens 14-23; W Payne, P Eagles, R Cridge, P Moffitt 22-9.

West Dorset Men Div 1:
Lyme 55; Melcombe Regis 46.
D Sarson, N Solomon, K Hickman, C Barber 21-8; B Driscoll, P Stephens, B Parsons, D Meylan 18-13; S Dowling, R Hobbs, A Nabarro, R Legg 16-25.

Dorset Ladie’s Div 1.
Lyme 66; Broadstone Wessex 62.
H Dowling, C Pomeroy, L Broom, C Barber 31-18; A Darvill, V Henson, A Rattenbury, P Weech 14-21; J Moffitt, A Allman, N Stephens, S Rowe 21-23.

Ladies’ Top Club:
Lyme v Poole Park.
Singles: Ann Allman 6-21.
Pairs: Lesley Broom & Chris Barber 14-26.
Triples: Helen Dowling, Angela Rattenbury & Pam Weech 3-25.
Fours: Judith Moffitt, Sue Rowe, Nola Stephens, Gill Mitchell 11-19.

Men’s National 2 Rink:
Lyme v Greenhill.
Charlie Barber, Roger Legg, Alan Weech & Carl Stephens 21-11.
Trevor Allman, Barry Driscoll, Barry Rattenbury & Paul Moffitt 14-14.


Lyme 77; Severalls 63.
D Sarson, A Darvill, P Stephens, A Rattenbury 27-7; E Sarson, V Henson, J Bishop, P Knight 25-14; L Young, J Kesterton, A Nabarro, P Edmonds 9-29; B Smith, F Sell, J Moffitt, S Rowe 16-13.

Lyme 66; Ottery-st Mary 65.
R Bishop, D Mayo, A Henson, P Weech 20-14; N Driscoll, V Henson, J Bishop, A Weech 11-19; M Knight, F Sell, B Driscoll, H Dowling 24-7; B Smith, J Moon, S Dowling, P Knight 11-25.

Lyme 80; Ilminster 70.
R Bishop, D Mayo, B Driscoll, W Payne 24-11; P Ward, J Bishop, A Nabarro, Chas Barber 23-23; N Driscoll, D Courtenay-Smith, R Hobbs, Chris Barber 23-10; J Richardson, V Henson, A Darvill, C Stephens 10-26.

Lyme men 86; Bridport men 94.
N Solomon, A Henson, R Legg, B Rattenbury 23-18; B Smith, P Stephens, B Parsons, D Meylan 6-25; R Turpin, P Edmonds, K Hickman, C Barber 27-14; B Driscoll, W Burton, R Cridge, P Moffitt 16-17; T Allman, A Nabarro, W Payne, A Weech 14-20.

Woodmead Halls
About Philip Evans 417 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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