Bowlers back in action

PUBLISHED: 17:04 18 July 2012

Foundation Shield Winners

Foundation Shield Winners


Lyme bowls - With an improvement in the weather most games were played this week, although games played in the Dorchester area or further afield required a little re-routing to avoid the A35, writes Paul Moffitt.

The championship side travelled to Dorchester but were disappointed to come away with only two points. The A team again struggled, against Bridport this week, coming out with another 0-10 result.

The ladies on the other hand had a fine 10-0 win away to Broadstone - a team which Broadstone currently hold second spot in the league.

The annual friendly against Winchester was played away with Lyme coming out on top. The only other friendly to be played was against Donyatt where Lyme again prevailed.The game against Ottery St Mary was cancelled by Ottery fearing the heavy rain earlier in the week would render their green unplayable.

On Saturday the ladies played their annual fixture for the Robert Sumelka Cup, known as 'Robert's Day'. Pairs of ladies are drawn randomly and then compete on a knock-out basis. Winners were Joyce Yorke and Helen Dowling. Runners-up were Pat Cole and Lesley Broom.

Dorset Men’s Championship, Lyme 50, Dorchester 58: M Knight, A Preece, K Hickman, P Moffitt 21-19; J Eaton, P Eagles, S Pomeroy, D Meylan 15-17; P Stephens, E Skeemer, T Allman, C Barber 14-22.

West Dorset Men Div 1, Lyme 41, Bridport 75: G Broom, G Clode, J Beadsley, M Thorner 8-22; J Irwin, D Wood, R Legg, B Parsons 21-26; S Dowling, D Perry, D Pomeroy, J Moseley 12-27.

The B team were again on a free week.

Dorset Ladies’ Div 1: Lyme 56, Broadstone 45. N Stephens, M Bartlett, L Broom, S Rowe 19-14; J Moffitt, J Yorke, J Parsons, K Clissold 18-15; J Kesterton, S Cox, H Dowling, C Barber 19-16.


Lyme 129, Winchester 107: A Nabarro, J Beavis, S Dowling, Chas Barber 24-16; Y Moody, Dave Read, C Clissold, Chris Barber 19-18; J Andrews, S Cox, M Knight, T Allman 17-21; Doris Read, H Dowling, R Moody, K Clissold 16-27; M Wheeler/ P Cole, A Rattenbury, B Parsons, B Rattenbury 26-14; P Knight, R McLennan, D Courtenay-Smith, D Meylan 27-11.

Lyme 69, Donyatt 58: D Mayo, C Clissold, J Kesterton, B Parsons 16-15; S Wood, T Payne, J Parsons, J Irwin 20-10; B Smith, D Courtenay-Smith, J Perry, K Clissold 12-22; J Beavis, S Cox, D Wood, J Beadsley 21-11.

Feniton bowls - The over-60s men’s A team have had an excellent week defeating Dawlish Marina B in a rearranged match by 40-28, writes Roger Smith.

The winning rink was S Nevill, A Smith and R Smith 26-6. They followed this with a narrow win over Exonia B by 33-27. The winning rinks were E Cox, M Chipperfield and A Evans 16-12 and A Smith, R Smith and R Arundell 17-15. The B team also returned to winning ways by defeating Uffculme B by 34-30. The winning rink was G Skinner, D Conbeer and D Evans 24-9.

The mixed team lost away at Hemyock by 65-74. The winning rink was J Dibble, F Jones and J O’Sullivan 20-16. In a home fixture against Dunkeswell they triumphed by 67-58. The winning rinks were N Cox, E Cox and K Lovering 27-11 and J Skinner, J Livings and R Smith 16-13. They suffered another defeat away on Axminster’s all-weather green by 51-85

On Saturday, Feniton held its annual Foundation Trophy competition, which this year was sponsored by Mr K Lovering. Six local clubs were invited to compete in the competition. This year’s winners were (Feniton) E Goodenough, S Kury, R Cooke and A Kury with a score of +23 and the runners up were (Feniton) Ru Clarke, G Phillips, M Eveleigh

Axminster bowls - In the mixed friendly games the heavy grass greens have again proved to be the downfall in away games! Axminster lost their three away triples matches but did enjoy success in the one home rinks match, writes David Harris.

Ax enjoyed an excellent win at home to Feniton (85-51) with wins for William Cook, Morrison Brown, Pam Hunter, and Margaret Crompton (24-7), Eve Cole, David Sluman, Brian Clark, and Marion Harris (25-14), Margaret Brown, Pam Clark, Chris Todd, and David Harris (19-13), whilst Lilian Lovatt, John Hill, Ann Clayton, and Bob Sherborne tied (17-17). This was David Sluman’s first match after his initial training and he played very well!

The first defeat came at the hands of Bridport (48-87) with losses on all rinks – Morrison Brown, Alan Taylor, and Marion Harris (12-17), Phil White, Brian Clark, and David Harris (13-18), William Cook, Margaret Brown, and Ann Clayton (14-25), and John Hill, Pam Hunter, and Margaret Crompton (9-27).

Players enjoyed Captains’ Day when members were treated to a splendid lunch followed by a round-robin competition which was won by Allan Brown and Chris Todd respectfully! This was Allan’s first club game after completing his training period – well done!

Axminster lost at Taunton Bowls Club (54-76) again with no winning rinks – John Hill, Joan Quick, and Marion Harris (16-20), William Cook, Phil White, and David Harris (10-14), Morrison Brown, Brian Clark, and Ann Clayton (12-17), and Margaret Brown, Ken Quick, and Frank Bridge (16-25). Our final defeat was at Dunkeswell (63-83) where we did have a winning rink in Lilian Lovatt, Steven Apsey, and Ann Clayton (16-11) but defeats for Phil White, John Chance, and David Harris (19-20), Barbara Mowatt, Ken Quick, and Margaret Crompton (13-21), and Joan Quick, Alan Taylor, and Marion Harris (15-31).

Axminster fared little better in the Over-60s Devon men’s League! First we lost narrowly at home to North Tawton (35-39) with Morrison Brown, John Chance, and Bob Sherborne managing a creditable tie (21-21) whilst John Hill, Frank Bridge, and David Harris lost (14-18). In the other fixture Ottery gained sweet revenge for their substantial loss at Axminster earlier in the season by winning 65-10, both Ax rinks losing heavily!

and R Smith +16.

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