Lyme Regis Bowls Club enjoys top, top week

PUBLISHED: 09:30 08 September 2015

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This past weekend has probably been Lyme Regis’s Bowls Club’s most successful in a long time, writes Paul Moffitt.

With two County Finals winners and two runners-up, it’s been a spectacular achievement for the club who are regarded, somewhat, as the outsiders when it comes to county competitions in Dorset.

Winning honours go to the mixed four of Chris and Charlie Barber, John Beadsley and Helen Dowling who have finally won this title after several near misses in previous years.

Meanwhile, the members of West Two, Percy Baker took the title against Blandford. The ladies travelled to West Moors for the final rounds of the June Culpin Trophy and succeeded in beating Gillingham in the semi-final.

Unfortunately Greenhill proved too strong for them in the final. This was a terrific result as, to my knowledge, the club has never reached the final stages of this prestigious two-rink competition.

Nola Stephens, Lesley Broom and Chris Barber travelled to Greenhill on Sunday to try and wrest the Benevolent Triples title, but failed at the final hurdle against Greenhill having secured a finals spot beating Bridport in the semi-final.

In the ‘Henry Broom’ competition, for club members who have not won a singles title, Alan Nabarro beat off a strong challenge from Mick Heneghan to lift the title.

In the two friendlies played it was a case of won one and lost one in meetings with Queen Camel and Yeovil respectively.

Sadly, the ladies weren’t so fortunate in their game against Greenhill in the league going down by 8 points to two.

One way and another, Greenhill ladies have proved to be our undoing this week!

Results:

The following members were in the June Culpin squad: Ann Allman, Lesley Broom, Margaret Bartlett, Maureen Gillett, Judith Moffitt, Angela Rattenbury, Sue Rowe, Nola Stephens and Pam Weech.

The following members were in the Percy Baker squad: Charlie Barber, Peter Eagles, Ken Hickman, Don Meylan, Jim Moseley, Paul Moffitt, Bob McLennan, John Owen and Alan Preece.

Friendlies:

Lyme 79, Queen Camel 64: B Smith, C Clissold, A Preece, N Stephens 14-19; F Sell, T Payne, B Parsons, Chas Barber 19-16; P Knight, P Stephens, J Parsons, K Clissold 24-12; C Elmore, M Knight, N Solomon, Chris Barber 22-17.

Lyme 53, Yeovil 76: A Foster, M Knight, J Kesterton, A Weech 16-12; S Wood, T Payne, B Parsons, E Skeemer 15-24; B Smith, C Clissold, A Nabarro, D Wood 11-21; C Elmore, P Knight, A Preece, K Clissold 11-19.

Finally, the men wrapped up their league season with their customary roll-up and supper on Monday. They showed their gratitude to the ladies, who have provided the after match refreshments, presenting them with various gifts.


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