East Devon bowls club round-up

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:40 15 June 2010

LYME REGIS - Another poor week for the Lyme Men s A and B teams .

LYME REGIS - Another poor week for the Lyme Men's A and B teams in Div 1 of the West Dorset League. The championship side had better fortunes, however, away to Dorchester, where they managed to secure eight hard won points from the 10 on offer. To come away from Dorchester with a win is a good result indeed. The ladies have had a rest from action this week in the Dorset League, but suffered a defeat against Sherborne at home in the Edna Paisley League.The club continues to do well in the friendlies, winning both encounters this week.The club captain, Charlie Barber, has been giving a few new faces a go at the sharp end, namely at skip, where they seem to be enjoying a degree of success.Results: Dorset Men's Championship League: Lyme 56, Dorchester 52; P Moffitt, K Hickman, G Stockley, P Eagles 23-10; J Eaton, S Pomeroy, B Rattenbury, P Pomeroy 20-15; B Gillett, C Barber, D Meylan, M Preston 13-27.West Dorset Men's Div 1: Lyme A 56, Wellworthy B 70: R Richardson, J Perry, C Matthews, J Perry 26-21; P Stephens, D Pomeroy, J Irwin, J Wells 13-20; M Knight, B Parsons, G Cozens, D Perry 17-29.Lyme B 50, Weymouth Melcombe Regis 65: G Clode, J Moseley, R Moody, A Preece 12-22; B Downes, B Stephens, J Beadsley, B Collier 23-26; M Clark, R McLennan, E Rodgers, D Wood 15-17.Percy Baker - Lyme W3 35, Melcombe Regis 23: B Turpin, P Stephens, W Smith 24-7; G Broom, D Wood, E Skeemer 11-16.Lyme W2 had a narrow win over Greenhill thanks to a fine performance from Don Meylan's rink.Edna Paisley: Lyme 21, Sherborne 34 -Y Moody, D Read, M Wheeler 11-14; F Marsh, J York, J Moffitt 10-20.Friendlies: Lyme 140, Axminster 81: D Read, S Wood, D Wood, E Skeemer 36-5; F Marsh, B Cursley, W Smith, K Clissold 15-19; T Payne, K Smith, R Hobbs, R Edwards 22-12; K Faragher, T Poyner, R Carnan, J Kesterton 21-20; B Downes, S Applebee, J Parsons, A Preece 22-14; O Eke, H Dowling, C Clissold, J Moffitt 24-11.Lyme 104, Den Teignmouth 56: A Lole, S Dowling, J Wells, B Parsons 14-7; B Downes, J Beavis, G Cozens, P Moffitt 12-10; D Read, R Carnan, B Collier, J Parsons 17-7; T Payne, K Gardiner, J Moffitt, R Moody 10-10; Y Moody, H Dowling, J Beadsley, John Wells 13-14; F Marsh, J Moseley, J Perry, R Winterborne 22-3; R Edwards, D Courtenay-Smith, E Rodgers, K Fountaine 16-9.If some of these scores seem a little on the low side, it was because the match was abandoned because of rain after about 14 ends!CHARDSTOCK - The mens' team had a busy two evenings last week.Firstly, on the greens with a panoramic view at Chardstock, the Devon Section 3 Top Club competition was played against Budleigh Salterton. Chardstock played well and, with a little luck, could have snatched a result, requiring to win three of the five games which featured in this knockout competition. In the end, only the pairs of M Rogers and M Toms claimed victory. The remainder only lost by two, three, six and seven shots - no disgrace against very good opponents. Budleigh Salterton progress to the next round with our best wishes. It was a very enjoyable and sporting occasion.Chardstock: 2 wood singles: T Bird lost 15-21; 4 wood singles: A Doranlost 18-21; 4 wood pairs:M Rogers and M Toms won 19-15; Triples: J Flynn, J Rolph, P Compton lost 15-17; Rink: P Potter, M Davenport, J Bartholomew, N Denslow lost 17-24.Secondly, a visit to the seaside was just the tonic for Chardstock on the clocktower greens of Seaton, where a four rink match was played. On greens which ran quite quickly, Chardstock romped to a handsome victory on all four rinks and overall by 99-52 shots.Chardstock: (skips only) M Toms won 24-16, P Compton won 17-14, N Denslow won 25-16 and M Rogers won 33-6.l It is pleasing to record an increase in membership numbers for Chardstock this season. This has come about from a successful open afternoon at the beginning of the season, and the continued enthusiasm of current members. There is still room for more newcomers. Why not go along on a Monday evening around 6.15pm? All welcome. If you are interested phone the club captain on (01460) 61442.FENITON - Feniton started a busy week of bowls with a good win in the mens' County Trophy competition beating Budleigh Salterton 83-66: Top rink - M Eveleigh, A Evans, R Smith and A Kury 28-13, D Conbeer, A Godfrey, R North and R Arundell 22-17 with one rink tied, writes Roger Smith.In the Men's over-60s triples competition, Feniton achieved a double success over Marina. The A team beat Marina B by 35-25: S Nevill, M Chipperfield and A Williams 21-8. The Feniton B team beat Marina C by 30-25: F Jones, T Young and L Ley 20-9.The ladies secured an excellent win in the Inter Club competition beating Fremington by 43-37: G Blackmore, M Imms, L Eveleigh and S Kury 25-18.The ladies succumbed to Seaton in a friendly match by 40-58: J Lovell, J Cartland and J Mitchell 17-12.In the men's Top Club competition Feniton recorded a good victory, beating their local rivals Honiton by 3 rinks to 2: D Conbeer 21-17, I Veitch and K Lovring 22-16 and M Eveleigh, J Livings, R Smith and A Kury 20-17.The ladies lost their Grace Matthews Top Club match against Honiton.Feniton beat Belmont away 70-61: The winning rinks were:- L Crook, G Blackmore and L Ley 25-6, and F Blackmore, J Mitchell and R Clarke 19-13 with one rink tied.AXMINSTER - In the Devon Over-60s, Axminster won handsomely on both rinks at home to North Tawton B: Pat Hicks, Derek Eldridge, and Sid Milburn (27-11) and Les Monk, David Harris and Brian Clark (22-11) recorded an excellent 49-28 overall win, before losing narrowly at home to Hemyock (34-36) with the winning rink being Derek Eldridge, David Harris and Sid Milburn (18-14).In the friendlies, Axminster narrowly lost a triples match at Dunkeswell (68-73) despite the great efforts of Phil Bolwell, Chris Hobbs and Brian Clark (23-16). Axminster beat South Petherton at home 68-63 in another close game with a top rink of Barbara Mowatt, Brenda Flanagan, Derek Eldridge and the in-form Bob Sherborne (36-14). In the first match on grass, Ax were well beaten at Lyme Regis (81-140) with the only winners being Alan Taylor, Marion Harris, Graham Ayres, and Roger Legg (19-15) - congratulations to Lyme on their wonderful rinks and surroundings! Unfortunately Chard were unable raise a side for their game with us on Saturday.The ladies had no luck with their two scheduled friendlies with Westlands unable to raise a side and the Budleigh game being rained off!Congratulations to the two men's triples teams of Frank Bridge, Derek Eldridge and Bob Sherborne and David Harris, Roger Legg and Sid Milburn, and the pairs team of David Harris and Roger Legg who have all progressed to the next round of the Devon 'unbadged' Knockout competitions.SEATON - Senior coach Ted Harden and myself have been kept busy since the beginning of the outdoor season, helping a steady flow of players, both female and male, with the basic skills needed to be able to play the game of bowls. We have been impressed by the standard that the newcomers have achieved after just four two-hour coaching sessions, and they have nearly all signed up as full members of the club by the end of the course. Should anyone reading this be interested in giving this friendly sport a try, why not give Ted a ring on (01297) 32847 for further information.On the results front, on the whole it has been a better week for both the ladies and gents of Seaton BC. The ladies played the the second round of the National Top Club Competition at Sidmouth.They won the singles and pairs matches, but lost in the triples and fours. When the shots for and against were counted, Sidmouth emerged the winners, and Seaton wish them all the best in the next round. The third County Trophy match for the men against Ottery St Mary resulted in a 104-65 victory for Seaton. The best of the three winning rinks, Peter Newton, John Wright, Bob Rutter and Phil Crichard with a 40-12 scoreline.Two rinks of ladies travelled to Starcross to play Paignton Torbay in the first round proper of the Interclub competition. Each club won on one rink, but this time the shots count went in Seaton's favour, 45-35. Anne Wright, Shirley Fewtrell, Angie Mayhew and Julie Grant were the winning rink, 27-12.The following day, the men played the first round of their Top Club competition against the visiting Sidmouth team. The Seaton players started well in all five disciplines and went on to win in four of them.l Three triples of ladies played a friendly against Feniton earlier in the day winning 58-40. Top triple for Seaton: Brenda Rogers, Barbara Smith and Angie Mayhew won 27-9.

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