Valiant effort by Lyme bowlers in National Mixed rinks

By Philip Evans

25th Aug 2021 | Bowls


DISAPPOINTMENT for Lyme Regis Bowling Club in the National Mixed 2 rinks as they went down to Somerset's Purnells BC on both rinks. It turned out that Somerset's best was better than Dorset's best on the day. Still, this was a valiant effort by the Lyme 8 to get this far.

The championship side weren't in action for the men but Lyme 2 had a superb 10-0 win against Wellworthy.

The Ladies lost narrowly to Sherborne by 41-45 but did manage to get our points from the game with two winning rinks.

In the friendlies, Lyme lost  to a strong Yeovil team and at Swanage a first for the club, it was two rink wins each although, Swanage were the overall winners. This proved to be an enjoyable fixture at a very friendly club and will now be played on a home or away basis year on year.

Results:

Tony Allcock Trophy

Lyme 16, Purnells 41.

B Driscoll, N Driscoll, P Knight, P Moffitt 11-22; A Allman, T Allman, P Weech, A Weech 5-19.

WDM Division 2

Lyme 51;  Wellworthy 41

A Hopkins, P Stephens, J Moseley, D Meylan 16-15;  R Hunt, B Parsons, D Rolfe, K Hickman 19-13;  J Owen, R McLennan, J Sherring, R Gale 16-13.

WDL Division 1

Lyme 41, Sherborne 45

A Allman, H Dowling, P Weech 16-11;  E Sarson, P Knight, S Rowe 18-15;  N Driscoll, N Stephens, L Broom 7-19.

Friendlies

Lyme 61, Sidmouth 84.

C Boyle, J Owen, T Allman 21-22;  L Young, B Moon, D Meylan 13-15;  T Young, P Walker, K Hickman 16-30;  J Moon, P Edmonds, A Allman 11-17.

Lyme 84, Yeovil 99

S Rolfe, J Owen, J Sherring, L Broom 10-26;  D Rolfe, E Sarson, B Parsons, P Weech 18-20;  A Sherring, D Sarson, S Dowling, A Weech 25-14;  P Walker, R Gale, B Driscoll, H Dowling 14-16;  C Boyle, C Haseman, A Preece, S Rowe 17-23.

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