End of term bowls round-up - East Devon/West Dorset

PUBLISHED: 13:42 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:15 16 June 2010

CHARDSTOCK - The ladies team must be congratulated as their final match of the season against Bridport resulted in victory by 69-30 shots.

CHARDSTOCK - The ladies' team must be congratulated as their final match of the season against Bridport resulted in victory by 69-30 shots.

Records show,that from 22 matches played, only three were lost, and is a fine achievement by only 13 players. Well done!

A four rink mixed match away to South Petherton sadly finished in defeat for Chardstock.

Only winning on one rink and losing on three rinks was the bottom line in a 87-67 shot result.

Chardstock: (Skips only) M Toms lost 17-26, B Sluman lost 14-23, P Compton lost 9-24 and N Denslow won 27-14.

The final match of the outdoor season, was a re-arranged fixture against local team Axminster. In a four rink mixed match on the all weather surface at Cloakham Lawn, Chardstock were outplayed and lost on all rinks, and overall 97-61 shots.

On Sunday, 30 members and friends met at Chardstock for Captain's Day and the closing of the greens for winter.

A 15 end four Triples match was played followed by a barbecue and raffle.

The season has been much enjoyed by everyone, and match results excellent ----- a firm foundation for the 2010 season.

LYME REGIS - It's been another very busy week entertaining both local clubs and touring sides. On Sunday, the annual Ladies v Gents match was played, resulting in a very narrow win for the gents. After the game a buffet was enjoyed, the food being provided by members of the club.

Emma Young, daughter of Lady Captain Jan Parsons, demonstrated to the gathered members the rudiments of resuscitation in the event of someone collapsing. The club wish to thank Emma for giving up her time to give us all a very important insight into first aid.

Friendlies:

Lyme 151, Dorset Patrons 78: S Dowling, Jill Wells, K Hickman, B Rattenbury 27-14; B Gillett, T Payne, R Hobbs, Chas Barber 20-11; R Richardson, K Faragher, R Winterborne, B Parsons 22-9; P Stephens, J Parsons, P Eagles, G Cozens 24-16; C Bell, E Skeemer, E Rodgers, John Wells 32-14; B Downes, B Stephens, K Fountaine, P Moffitt 26-14.

Lyme 133, Alexandra Park Tour 132:

B Cursley, T Poyner, R Winterborne, B Rattenbury 17-19; A Brown, D Courtenay-Smith, E Rodgers, Chas Barber 15-16; F Marsh, T Coldrick, C Clissold, D Meylan 19-25; B Downes, K Faragher, J Moseley, K Clissold 20-22; J Brown, K Gardiner, M Bartlett, R Edwards 17-20; T Payne, G Broom, A Rattenbury, P Moffitt 24-13; J Moffitt, J Andrews, B Parsons, G Cozens 21-17.

Lyme 92, Chard 71: Y Moody, A Brown, A Preece, P Moffitt 16-28; K Faragher, T Payne, R Moody, R Edwards 29-12; B Cursley, R McLennan, J Kestertyon, E Skeemer 25-14; L Broom, J Moffitt, E Rodgers, G Cozens 22-17.

Lyme 107, Taunton Deane 125: A Brown, J Beavis, R Winterborne, B Rattenbury 21-26; M Knight, J Andrews, C Clissold, T Allman 19-20; D Read, T Payne, H Dowling, John Wells 20-20; Avis, Jill Wells, A Rattenbury, P Moffitt 16-25; I Vernon, A Holmwood, P Mear, G Peace 20-12; J Brown, K Gardiner, J Moseley, G Stockley 11-22.

Lyme Ladies 104, Northants County Ladies' Tour 131; Lyme 95, Gilt Edge 95; Lyme Men 119, Bridport Men 156.

This coming weekend will bring the outdoor season to an end.

SEATON - The 48 members who were lucky enough to take part on men's captain's day this year, will remember it as a very special day, especially our Captain Don Yaxley.

The weather was perfect, the match between Captain v Vice Captain played on five rinks very enjoyable, ending in a narrow victory for the Vice, and the meal that followed superb.

Don expressed his grateful thanks to Brian and his band of six ladies for all the hard work that went into the preparation and service of this excellent meal. He gave a token of his appreciation to each of the helpers, and went on to thank his officers and members for their support during the season, and for attending what, for him, was a very memorable day.

Two days later, the last internal competition of the season took place. The Ray Jeffries Memorial Trophy is a two wood drawn pairs event for men, played over 15 ends and to a finish. After some interesting matches, the evergreen Brian Kenning and his partner, new to bowling this year, Bob Scull, faced the experienced pairing of Lawrie Skipper and John Wright in the final. After seven ends it looked as if Brian was going to win his second piece of silverware in eight days, and Bob his first with the score standing at 13-1 in their favour. Seven ends later that lead had been cut to two, with one end to play. Lawrie and John completed a remarkable victory by scoring the three shots they needed on this final end.

l Ivor Steer, Ron Rowley and Les Tooze represented Seaton BC at the over-60s' tournament at Budleigh on Wednesday. Thirty clubs took part and the players did the club proud, finishing in second place with a +15 scoreline, which included a hot shot (8 shots on 1 end).

Results of the friendlies this past week. v Hemyock, away, two ladies' rinks lost 23-57. Four men's rinks lost 58-108. Top rink out of six, with a draw 17-17, was B Scull, F Brown, A Green and G Mabon.

v Axminster, away, three ladies' triples lost 34-53. Top rink was O Blunden, M Vessey and A Mayhew 16-15. v Budleigh away three ladies' rinks lost 49-54. Top rink was O Blunden, S Pike, O Real and R Follenfant. v Alexandra BC from Bath. The tourists experienced a tram trip from Colyton to Seaton before the match, and remained " on track" by securing a narrow victory by 3 shots, despite Seaton winning on four of the seven mixed rinks. As with all touring sides, it was a most enjoyable afternoon for all who took part.

v Taunton at home. Six mixed rinks had to combat a very strong wind, and later, rain as well, and at teatime Seaton were well down overall. A good fight back in the second half of the game gave them an honourable draw 97-97. Top rink was Ed Backhouse, Nancy Collins, Hazel Smith and John Wright 18-6.

AXMINSTER - The ladies completed the season with an excellent home win against Seaton (53-34) with Gill Gait, Muriel Smith, and Margaret Compton the top rink (22-9).

The final three mixed friendlies ended in two away defeats and one home victory. (58-83), despite the great efforts of Chris Coombes, Derek Eldridge, Alison Glyde, and Sheila Martin (22-11 winners) and next at Feniton (62-77) despite sharing the rinks - our winners being William Cook, Ann Clayton, Frank Lintott and Alison Glyde (16-14) and Les Monk, Ken Quick, Chris Hobbs, and Sheila Martin (18-16). Our final match of the season ended in an excellent 97-61 shot victory over Chardstock at home with Les Monk, Brenda Flanagan, Frank Lintott, and Margaret Crompton our top rink (27-12). As with all our friendlies this season the games were played in great spirit and enjoyed by all.

Club competition finals have now been completed with the following results: Non Winners Cup: Roger Legg; R-up - Ann Clayton; Men's Four Wood drawn pairs: Derek Eldridge/Graham Ayres; R-up Frank Bridge/Pat Hicks. Ladies: Ann Clayton/Alison Glyde; R-up Pam Hunter/Marion Harris.

Mixed: Frank Bridge/Ann Clayton; R-up Roger Legg/Margaret Crompton.

Mixed Three Wood drawn pairs: Graham Ayres/Marion Harris; R-up David Harris/Alison Glyde. Men's 101 Cup: David Harris; R-up Les Clark.

Ladies: Margaret Crompton; Runner-up Joyce Copp.

Men's Two Wood Singles:Brian Clark; R-up David Harris.

Ladies: Margaret Crompton; R-up Joyce Copp.

Men's Four Wood Singles: David Harris; R-up Les Clark.

Ladies: Joyce Copp; R-up Ann Clayton. Joyce Copp came from 20-14 down to pip Ann Clayton by just one shot. The season- long Triples and Umbrella competitions were won by Brian Clark and David Harris, respectively. Many thanks to everyone for their support.


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