Lyme Regis Bowls Club puts on a superb President’s Day

The Lyme Regis bowlers that enjoyed a wonderful Presidents Day held at the club

The Lyme Regis bowlers that enjoyed a wonderful Presidents Day held at the club - Credit: Archant

The Lyme ladies were in fine form in their league match last week, recording an 8-2 win against Branksome Park, writes Paul Moffitt.

The result has certainly helped them to open up a bigger gap between themselves and the relegation spots!

The men, playing in the South Dorset League were unlucky in their game against Bridport C where, despite winning on two rinks, they lost overall 4-6.

It was Lyme’s turn to host Cardiff this year in the annual match, a game which the hosts won by a margin of four shots, giving them a rare success against the team from Wales.

Without doubt, the highlight of the week was Ann Allman’s President’s Day. Ann is the current Bowls Dorset ladies section president and, on Wednesday, she invited various dignitaries from within Dorset Bowls to come to Lyme, enjoy a not-to-competitive game of bowls followed by a lavish spread, once again prepared by catering officer Pauline Knight and her band of helpers.

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Prior to the game the ladies enjoyed a glass of Pimms, or two, and canapés. Ann thanked all the various people who had helped her in her role as president, presenting them with various gifts.

Several of the men members again donned dickey bows and helped with the drinks and clearing tables etc.

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During her year as president, Ann has been collecting for Dementia as her chosen charity.

With still a long way to go to the end of her presidency, Ann has already raised in excess of £1,000.

In other club news, congratulations must go to Paul Pomeroy who has won himself a place at Leamington in the last 16 of the National Champion of Champions.

The club wish him all the best, as this is an impressive achievement and helps put our club ‘on the map’.

A very successful RNLI drive took place on Saturday, the monies from which, added to the money raised at Chris’ Carousel, will give a total of around £260 to donate to the RNLI.


Dorset Ladies Div 1.

Lyme 58; Branksome Park 47.

H Dowling, C Barber, L Broom, N Stephens 20-12; J Moffitt, C Pomeroy, S Rowe, A Allman 18-13; J Bishop, J Parsons, A Rattenbury, P Weech 20-22.

South Dorset Men Div 2.

Lyme 49; Bridport C 64.

B Smith, B Parsons, N Bond, R Hobbs 13-36; M Heneghan, M Knight, A Nabarro, R Legg 19-13; N Solomon, A Payne, C Elmore, D Wood 17-15.


Lyme 121; Cardiff 117.

A Darvill, S Dowling, K Clissold, R Legg 9-25; T Young, J Parsons, A Nabarro, P Weech 17-14, L Jones, P Knight, G Clode, N Stephens 19-14; B Smith, D Courtenay-Smith, H Dowling, D Wood 17-16; B Downes, P Stephens, A Rattenbury, S Pomeroy 29-5; J Kesterton, A Henson, N Benson, B Rattenbury 14-17; V Henson, C Pomeroy, N Bond, B Parsons 14-26.

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