Lyme victory over strongest team in league

bowlsBy Paul Moffitt

PRIDE of place at Lyme Regis Bowls Club this week goes to the men from Lyme 2 who managed a terrific 8-2 win against, arguably, the strongest team in the 1st division, Bridport.

On the other hand, Lyme 1 lost all 10 points away to Wellworthy and were glad the match was rained off at 15 ends.

The ladies only managed three points away to Bridport, Nola Stephen’s rink having a real stinker. They fared much better in the Top Club competition at Sherborne, winning by 82-71.

Only one frendly, against Honiton, this time last week’s loss to them was reversed.

On Sunday, the club held the annual Gridley Triples, which was played in very warm and humid conditions.

Sadly, only 18 members made themselves available on the day for what was a very enjoyable event.

The eventual winners were: Jasmine Bishop, Pauline Knight and Jim Moseley on plus 22, well ahead of their nearest rivals. The trophy was presented to the winners by president Pat Cole.

West Dorset Men Div 1.
Lyme 62; Bridport 51.
D Sarson, P Eagles, J Moseley, C Barber 25-9; B Driscoll, P Stephens, B Parsons, D Meylan 18-17; S Dowling, R Hobbs, A Nabarro, R Legg 19-25.

Dorset Ladies Div 1.
Lyme 48; Bridport 77.
H Dowling, A Darvill, A Allman, C Barber 17-17; J Parsons, N Driscoll, A Rattenbury, P Weech 21-14; J Moffitt, V Henson, S Rowe, N Stephens 10-46.

Ladie’s Top Club.
Lyme 82; Sherborne 71.
Singles: A Allman 11-21; Pairs: L Broom, C Barber 11-29; Triples: J Parsons, A Rattenbury, P Weech 29-9; 4’s: J Moffitt, R Rowe, N stephens, G Mitchell 26-12.

Lyme 108; Honiton 71.
A Sherring, D Mayo, A Henson, P Moffitt 32-7; J Moon, B Parsons, P Knight, D Meylan 15-21; L Young, P Stephens, J Moseley, H Dowling 18-17; B Smith, M Knight, J Moffitt, Chris Barber 22-11; J Sherring, N Solomon, S Rowe, Chas Barber 21-15.

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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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