A-teams doing well but B sliding

PUBLISHED: 14:09 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:00 16 June 2010

In the leagues, the ladies and the men s A team continue to succeed. Barring a miracle, however, the B team are still on that slippery slope back to Division 2.

In the leagues, the ladies' and the men's 'A' team continue to succeed. Barring a miracle, however, the 'B' team are still on that slippery slope back to Division 2.

The 'A' team managed all 10 points at home to Wellworthy 'B', despite a last minute hiccup on John Wells' rink when they dropped a six on the 20th end.

The ladies took eight points at Verwood in Division 2 of the Dorset League and, for a while, it looked as if it would be all 10.

One of the leads, on the Verwood side, was taken ill halfway through the match and, for the remainder of the game, the No 2 and 3 played with three woods.

This seemed to completely bamboozle Kathy Clissold's rink and they failed to score another shot after being eight shots ahead. Even after a reduction of 25%, the Verwood rink ran out narrow winners.

In the friendlies, Lyme ladies had a comfortable win over their opposition from Axminster whilst, further afield at Sidmouth, Lyme went down by three shots.

Results:

West Dorset Men Div 1: Lyme 'A' 78; Wellworthy 'B' 51.

P Stephens, L Street, B Parsons, D Perry 33-16; M Knight, C Vere, J Irwin, J Wells 21-19; M Thorner, J Beadsley, D Pomeroy, J Perry 24-16.

Lyme 'B' 43; Melcombe Regis 76.

M Clark, R Moody, B Stephens, G Cozens 11-28; R Richardson, R Cridge, A Preece, J Belger 18-18; G Clode, R McLennan, R Winterborne, E Skeemer 14-30.

Dorset Ladies Division 2.

Lyme 62; Verwood 461/2: J Moffitt, M Gillett, S Rowe, K Clissold14-151/2; K Smith, S Eaton, J Perry, A Allman 25-18; M Bartlett, J Kesterton, N Stephens, C Barber 25-13.

In the quarter-final stages of the Percy Baker, Lyme W2 were knocked out by Dorchester.

At the end of the match, the scores were tied. The dreaded extra end was played and Dorchester came out the victors.

Despite losing, this has been a fine effort from the 'W2' squad of P Eagles, P Moffitt, D Meylan, M Clark, J Irwin, R Edwards, R Richardson and R Winterborne.

Friendlies:

Lyme Ladies 87, Axminster Ladies 44.

H Dowling, S Applebee, J Kesterton 12-18; F Marsh, D Courtenay-Smith, V Cozens 18-14; M Bartlett, M Gillett, K Clissold 30-9; Y Moody, J Moffitt, J Parsons 27-3.

Lyme 100; Sidmouth 103.

Y Moody, G Clode, D Meylan 12-22; R Edwards, J York, K Fountaine 19-15; F Marsh, K Gardiner, B Gillett 20-20; D Read, M Gillett, John Wells 13-22; B Downes, C Clissold, J Moseley 14-11; R Cridge, E Rodgers, J Kesterton 22-13.


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