East Devon bowling round-up

PUBLISHED: 10:30 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:44 15 June 2010

The LYME REGIS men's A and B teams hit form whilst the championship side struggled against Alexandra Park.

LYME REGIS BOWLS CLUB - The men's A and B teams hit form whilst the championship side struggled against Alexandra Park.The ladies also struggled in the league against West Moors but managed to get all 10 points on offer in the Edna Paisley.In the Percy Baker League both W1 and W2 won all points at home and away to Sherborne. This keeps W2 on top of their league, so no slip-ups lads!Results: Dorset Men's Championship: Lyme 45, Alexandra Park 54 - B Burton, P Moffitt, K Hickman, G Stockley 15-16; R Cridge, S Pomeroy, B Rattenbury, P Pomeroy 15-26; B Gillett, C Barber, D Meylan, M Preston 15-12.The team were indebted to Bill Burton and Richard Cridge who came in as late replacements for the sick and injured.West Dorset Men's Div 1: Lyme A 67, Bridport A 50: M Thorner, D Pomeroy, B Parsons, D Perry 20-17; P Stephens, T Allman, J Irwin, J Wells 15-16; R Richardson, James Perry, C Matthews, John Perry 32-17.Lyme B 67, Wellworthy A 49: C Bell, J Moseley, R Moody, G Cozens 26-15; J Beadsley, B Downes, E Skeemer, J Belger 20-19; M Clark, R McLennan, R Winterborne, A Preece 21-20.Percy Baker: Lyme W1 36, Sherborne 20: G Cozens, D Perry, G Stockley 23-8; B Parsons, A Preece, K Hickman 13-12.Lyme W2 43, Sherborne 28: J Irwin, R Winterborne, R Edwards 19-13; M Clark, R Richardson, P Moffitt 24-15.Dorset Ladies Div 2: Lyme 46, West Moors 61 - K Smith, S Eaton, J Perry, A Allman 9-26; P Cole, V Cozens, J Kesterton, S Rowe 14-22; J Moffitt, M Gillett, J Parsons, K Clissold 23-13.Edna Paisley: Lyme 41, Wellworthy 21 - P Cole, L Broom, N Stephens 22-8; J Moffitt, J Kesterton, J Parsons 19-13.Friendlies - Lyme 117, South Oxford B.C. Tour 111: B Downes, James Perry, E Skeemer, P Moffitt 20-22; T Coldrick, R Cridge, E Rodgers, John Wells 21-14; A Brown, J Beadsley, R Moody, B Parsons 23-15; K Faragher, C Clissold, D Wood, R Winterborne 24-16; O Eke, B Cursley, C Matthews, G Cozens 15-20; A Lole, J Moseley, H Keep, A Preece 14-24.As I write this, the club has finished the first two days of competition in its annual tournament. Full report to follow next week.FENITON BOWLING CLUB - Feniton Ladies had an enjoyable evening match at Seaton but lost by 26-52. They travelled to Chardstock and lost by a single shot 38-39. The winning rink being R Clarke, P Gray, G North and L Eveleigh 20-17.The men's progress in the County Trophy competition was halted by Honiton who beat them by 62-93: The winning rink for Feniton was M Eveleigh, E Cox, R Smith and A Kury 24-22. The over-60s men's triples teams both won on Wednesday - The A team beat Heavitree B, the winning rink being E Cox, A Smith and R Arundell 27-11. The B team beat Exeter Isca B by 37- 26, the winning rink being F Jones, L Ley and R Clarke 24-11. In a rearranged match, the A team lost to Honiton A team by 22-35.AXMINSTER BOWLS - The highlight of the week was the men's team defeat of Budleigh Salterton in the Top Club competition by three rinks to two. The winning rinks were R Clarke and K Lovering (pairs) 21-7, M Eveleigh, J Livings, R Smith and A Kury (fours) 25-16 and A Williams (4wood singles) 21-18. The match hinged on the four wood singles and Arthur Williams, conductor of the Honiton Silver Band, could be considered to have orchestrated a fine win.On Saturday, Feniton beat Pinces Gardens by 87-78. The winning rinks were J Dibble, F Jones, J Skinner and T Young 24-13; C Cheesely, E Cox, G Phillips and L Ley 21-20 with one rink tied.The highlights of a rather disappointing two weeks were an excellent win for the ladies in their friendly at South Petherton and an overwhelming win for the men in their Over-60s match against St Thomas, Exeter.The ladies won a close match at South Petherton by 39-36 shots with a top rink of Ann Clayton, Chris Hobbs, Chris Todd and the evergreen Joyce Copp (20-16). Unfortunately, they lost their other match at Westlands (43-64) with Veena Cole, Marion Harris, and Margaret Crompton unlucky to lose on their rink by just one shot. It is good to have Veena back playing after her recent back problems! In the men's Over-60s Devon League, Axminster were beaten at Ottery (26-33), despite sharing the rinks, with winners being Graham Ayres, Derek Eldridge, and Bob Sherborne (18-11). Axminster came back strongly at home to St Thomas', Exeter, to win 44-10, with the game restricted to 14 ends in heavy rain! Ax winning rinks were Graham Ayres, David Harris, and Roger Legg (26-1) and Pat Hicks, Derek Eldridge and Sid Milburn (18-9). Four friendly matches all ended in defeat. Firstly, at Seaton (54-89), there were no winning rinks followed by defeat at home to Dunkeswell (59-89) with only Phil Bolwell, Brenda Flanagan, Alison Glyde and Brian Clark managing a win (22-20). Axminster lost at home to Wrington (Bristol) 76-90 in an excellent five-rink match with a top rink of Barbara Mowatt, Bill Cook, Ann Clayton and Sid Milburn (21-16) before going down at Charmouth (60-92) again with no winners!.On Saturday many of bowlers went on a horse-drawn barge trip from Tiverton which was enjoyed by all - thanks to Bob and Linda Sherborne for organising this event.DUNKESWELL - Dunkeswell Bowling Club is having an enjoyable season. For new members that wish to join the club, a session takes place on Monday and Thursdays from 4.40pm. For further information contact the club secretary on (01404) 891633.

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