Lyme bowlers take all 10 points

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:51 15 June 2010

The LYME men s championship side took all 10 points against Wimborne at home, which will restore a little respectability to their league standing, writes Paul Moffitt.

The LYME men's championship side took all 10 points against Wimborne at home, which will restore a little respectability to their league standing, writes Paul Moffitt.

The A team took eight points off the B team but both need to make a concerted effort to pull away from the bottom of the table.

A really exciting encounter took place between Lyme W2 and Dorchester in the Percy Baker League. With only one point separating the two teams at the top of the league, this was a crunch game for Lyme away at Dorchester. In the end both teams managed to draw, so it went to the wire with the final game of the season being played yesterday (results next week).

l The ladies managed a magnificent win at home to Gillingham, who are top of the Div 2 league. The home side took all 10 points-well done girls!

l The annual meeting of local teams, in the Silver Jubilee Cup, took place last Friday in less than summery conditions.

Teams of men from Axminster, Chardstock, Crewkerne, Queen Camel, Seaton, Sidmouth and South Petherton took on seven teams from Lyme Regis on a round robin basis. The victors were Sidmouth, who narrowly outpointed a Lyme team by one shot. The Lyme team of runner-ups consisted of Tony Payne, Howard Keep, Reg Winterborne and Paul Moffitt.

Dorset Men's Championship:

Lyme 65, Wimborne 47: J Eaton, S Pomeroy, B Rattenbury, P Pomeroy 22-16; B Gillett, C Barber, D Meylan, M Preston 22-20; P Moffitt, K Hickman, G Stockley, P Eagles 21-11.

West Dorset Men Div 1: Lyme A 78; Lyme B 37: R Richardson, C Vere, J Irwin, J Wells 15; R Turpin, J Beadsley, D Wood, J Belger 19. T Allman, James Perry, D Pomeroy, C Matthews 31; G Clode, R McLennan, E Skeemer, R Winterborne 11; P Stephens, L Street, B Parsons, D Perry 32; M Clark, B Downes, R Moody, G Cozens 7.

Percy Baker: Lyme W2 29, Dorchester 29: R Moody, P Eagles, P Moffitt 13-13; M Clark, R Richardson, D Meylan 16-16.

Lyme W3 33, Weymouth Melcombe Regis 41: K Faragher, R Carnan, D Wood 18-23; B Turpin, P Stephens, W Smith 15-18.

Dorset Ladies Div 2: Lyme 62, Gillingham 57: J York, D Courtenay-Smith, N Stephens, C Barber 21-20; K Smith, S Eaton, J Perry, A Allman 20-18; P Cole, V Cozens, J Kesterton, S Rowe 21-19.

Friendlies: Lyme 48, Axminster 53: J Moffitt, M Gillett, J Parsons 18-18; H Dowling, N Stephens, C Barber 6-21; F Marsh, S Applebee, J Kesterton 24-14.

Chardstock - The Ladies' team have continued their impressive run of results. A re-arranged fixture against Ilminster was the first of two victories in a week by 47-38 shots.

The next day a convincing overall win of 56-33 shots against Seaton put the icing on the cake.

Sadly, the only winner was the weather last Thursday, when a four rink mixed match away to Charmouth, was brought to a close after 10 ends, when, following tea, heavy rain prevented any further play. At that time, Chardstock were 32-36 shots down overall.

Chard were the visitors on Sunday for a four mixed triples match. Winning one rink, losing two rinks and with a 14-14 draw on the other, Chardstock lost overall by 56-61 shots. Chardstock (skips only): N Denslow lost 12-17; B Sluman drew 14-14; M Sturley lost 12-15 and S Jeffery won 18-15.

Seaton - The men suffered their second defeat in the Two Counties League when they visited Honiton, losing on three of the four rinks 64-84. Seaton's winning rink was: A Wood, L Skipper, P Greenwood and Les Tooze.

There was better news for the over-60s, with back-to-back wins against Uffculme away 44-25, and Budleigh at home 64-19 - which has boosted them up to fourth place in the division. Seaton beat Uffculme 44-25: J Packham, M Follenfant, R Woolland 20-11; D Yardley, G Knott, A Wood 24-14.

Seaton beat Budleigh 64-19: L Skipper, I Steer, L Tooze 40-7; J Allison, G Mabon, R Rowley 24-12.

Four friendlies were played last week, resulting in two wins and two defeats. Sidmouth trounced four rinks of men at Seaton 105-55, winning on all four rinks. But, what a difference a day makes. Playing Lyme Regis away, four Seaton rinks of men won on three, 92-74. Top rink: M Carvell, F Merrington, L Skipper and P Crichard 31-11.

It was a similar story for the ladies, three triples beating Axminster at home, 59-37, with the top rink being: A Messeder, N Collins and S Fewtrell 26-11.

A few days later, they lost two of the three rinks at Chardstock, 33-56. Seaton's winning rink: S Pike, O Real and A Mayhew 14-13.

But there was a bright note to finish on. In the Unbadged County 4 wood singles, Marion Vessey and Chris McDonald got through to the last 16, before losing, another step forward for two of Seaton's ladies.

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