Bowlers play catch-up

PUBLISHED: 16:53 25 July 2012

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It's been a busy week for the club, especially the ladies, playing catch-up from weather spoiled games, writes Paul Moffitt.

The men's Championship side went down by a single shot to Greenhill but only secured two points which is a bit galling. No result to report from the A team's game against Melcombe Regis but the B team had a fine win against Melcombe Regis A. The men were truly beaten in the semi-final of the County Cup playing a very superior Dorchester side who managed to win on all four rinks.

On Sunday, the club hosted a representative game between Dorset and Cornwall basking in glorious sunshine.

The ladies also had a fine win in the June Culpin trophy match against fancied Broadstone. A lucky 'wick' from skip Kathy Clissold secured an extra shot on the last end enabling Lyme to scrape home by the odd shot.

Three friendlies played this week but Lyme only managed to win one which was against Axminster.


Dorset Men's Championship:

Lyme 49, Greenhill 50: M Knight, A Preece, K Hickman, P Moffitt 21-11; J Eaton, P Eagles, S Pomeroy, D Meylan 17-18; P Stephens, E Skeemer, T Allman, C Barber 11-21.

West Dorset Men Div 2: Lyme B 72, Melcombe Regis 38: R Turpin, D Read, R Winterborne, J Belger 29-11; B Downes, N Solomon, R Moody, G Cozens 26-15; T Payne, J Perry, R McLennan, R Cridge 17-12.

Dorset Ladies Div 1: Lyme lost 4-6 to West Moors; Lyme lost 0-10 to Greenhill.

June Culpin Trophy: Lyme 36, Broadstone 35: J Moffitt, J Parsons, C Barber, K Clissold 20-23; H Dowling, L Broom, N Stephens, A Allman 16-12.

Friendlies: Lyme ladies lost by 37-54 to Chardstock ladies but won 46-39 against Axminster.

Lyme 99, Bridgwater 105: P Knight, T Poyner, G Cozens, R Edwards 21-17; P Ward, J Andrews, J Kesterton, T Allman 9-17; B Wright, S Wood, A Preece, E Skeemer 13-22; K Faragher, C Clissold, B Stephens, B Parsons 17-14; B Downes, M Knight, P Stephens, K Clissold 27-11; I Forster, T Payne, D Wood, A Allman 12-24.

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