Bowling club attracting new members

bowlsBy Paul Moffatt

LYME Regis Bowling Club ladies had a satisfactory result in the leagues, with a fine 8-2 win away to Dorchester.

The championship side continue to struggle, this time against Shaftesbury at home. Only Steve Chant’s rink managed a win against newly-promoted Shaftesbury, a game in which they might have expected to do better.

Lyme 2’s men came unstuck against a very strong Greenhill A side, a team that has been greatly strengthened this year with a big influx of influential players.

On the friendly side, it’s been a very good week for the club with big wins against both Ottery-st-Mary and Chardstock.

With the county and national competitions in full swing, there have been a few successes. Barry Driscoll, Alan Nabarro and Paul Moffitt progressed to the quarter finals of the County Triples after a very good win away at Greenhill in the third round.

With a very good influx of new players to the club, Wednesday evenings are proving popular for coaching sessions with Paul Edmonds. Anyone  who fancies ‘a go’ at bowls is very welcome to come down on a Wednesday evening and join in. All equipment will be provided, just wear flat shoes, and the opportunity to join with a 50 per cent reduction in fees still applies for 2019 season.

Results:
Dorset Mens’ Championship.
Lyme 40; Shaftesbury 64.
T Allman, C Barber, S Pomeroy, S Chant 18-10; M Heneghan, A Nabarro, A Weech, B Rattenbury 8-32; B Driscoll, G Clode, P Moffitt, P Pomeroy 14-22.

West Dorset Men Div 1.
Lyme 2, 41; Greenhill A 80.
B Smith, N Solomon, P Eagles, D Meylan 11-29; S Dowling, R Hobbs, B Parsons, K Hickman 16-25; M Knight, J Beadsley, P Stephens, J Moseley 14-26.

Dorset Ladies Div 1.
Lyme 65; Dorchester 50.
H Dowling, C Pomeroy, L Broom, C Barber 29-14; J Moffitt, J Parsons, P Knight, G Mitchell 21-13; A Allman, A Darvill, A Rattenbury, P Weech 15-23.

Friendlies:
Lyme 87; Chardstock 53.
E Sarson, J Owen, B Moon, A Nabarro 24-10; J Moon, T Young, A Rattenbury, P Weech 23-13; B Smith, D Sarson, N Solomon, P Knight 23-15; L Young, A Darvill, P Stephens, A Weech 17-15.

Lyme 98; Otterery-st-Mary 63.
M Knight, A Preece, J Moseley 20-12; J Moon, D Courtenay-Smith, A Weech 13-21; R Smith, A Nabarro, P Knight 24-10; M Heneghan, B Moon, N Benson 22-10; P Moseley, A Darvill, P Weech 19-10.

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