Deputy mayor bowls first wood to start season

bowlsBy Paul Moffatt

LYME Regis Bowling Club opened officially on Saturday with deputy mayor Steve Miller  doing the honours of bowling the first woods.

A club friendly then followed with muscles not having been used during the winter getting a bit of a workout.

The season opened with three friendlies in the first week but without a win.

The club also  hosted two open days, the first being last Wednesday which was a bit of a washout, but the second, on Sunday, was really well attended and kept club members busy.
This week sees the start of the various leagues, both men’s teams and the ladies will be in action.

Results:
Lye lost heavily away to Seaton. Fortunately, the match cards have been mislaid so a few blushes will be spared.

Lyme 51; Merriott 61.
M Davies, S Dowling, B Driscoll, S Rowe 12-15; J Davies, N Driscoll, J Moseley, H Dowling 13-8; A Darvill, P Moseley, A Nabarro, Chris Barber 7-22; B Smith, J Sherring, R Hobbs, Chas Barber 19-16.

Lyme 45; Axminster 72.
N Driscoll, P Moseley, P Stephens, C Barber 7-25; M Knight, B Driscoll, A Nabarro, P Moffitt 10-18; J Moffitt, J Sherring, S Dowling, J Moseley 9-20; B Smith, A Darvill, P Edmonds, P Knight 19-9.

This was a particularly gutsy performance from Axminster, being their first game of the season on grass.

Finally, special thanks to all those club members who gave up their time and energy to make such a success of the open days.

Woodmead Halls
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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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