Another whitewash for Lyme bowlers

By Paul Moffitt

LEAGUE action this week at Lyme Regis Bowls Club was restricted to Lyme 2’s game against Bridport A which, unfortunately, ended in another whitewash for the Lyme men.

Both the ladies’ and the men’s teams will be in action again this week, with Lyme 1 desperately needing a result away to Wellworthy in order to secure their place in the championship.

The two friendlies against Crewkerne, away, and Merriott, at home, resulted in losses for Lyme. Against Crewkerne, Lyme didn’t manage to win a single rink and were well beaten.

On Sunday, the club held it’s annual ‘101’ competition for men and ladies which is very generously sponsored each year by Ben Stephens. Apart from a couple of very sharp showers towards the end of the afternoon, the competition was played in breezy but very comfortable conditions. The eventual winners were Alex Darvill, who overcame a late challenge from Chris Pomeroy and, for the men, Paul Moffitt managed to hold off a very spirited Barry Driscoll who managed to push hard right to the finish.



Lyme 68; Crewkerne 105

B Smith, E Sarson, N Stephens, S Rowe 12-20; B Turpin, J Bishop, A Rattenbury, R Cridge 11-22; B Driscoll, J Parsons, P Stephens, P Moffitt 16-22; N Driscoll, J Moffitt, B Parsons, A Weech 16-17; A Darvill, G Clode, A Nabarro, P Weech 13-24.

Lyme 86; Merriott 97

E Sarson, B Moon, S Dowling, P Weech 17-14; J Moon, J Sherring, A Nabarro, A Weech 20-20; A Darvill, D Courtenay-Smith, Chris Barber, P Moffitt 15-24; B Smith, D Sarson, N Benson, S Rowe 10-22; B Driscoll, J Moffitt, P Stephens, Chas Barber 24-17.

Pictured are the ‘101’ winners Alex Darvill and Paul Moffitt.

Photos by Judith Moffitt.

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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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