IT'S BEEN a much better week for Lyme Regis Bowls Club's league teams.

The ladies and both men's teams all managed to secure eight points against West Moors, Wimborne and Bridport B respectively.

In the two friendlies, Lyme won against a tour side from Congresbury but lost against Cardiff away in the annual fixture.

The ladies hosted their annual Invitation Triples Tournament, their 21st, which attracted 22 teams who took part in a round-robin format. Despite inclement weather, all the teams had a thoroughly entertaining afternoon followed by a two-course lunch prepared by catering officer Sue Wood and her band of helpers.

The eventual winners were Broadbland, a team made up of players from Broadstone and Blandford, winning by 9-4 against Honiton.

This event is sponsored by members Nola Stephens an Lesley Broom.

The club also hosted the Silver Jubilee Cup, a men's game between Lyme and invited clubs.

The visiting clubs this year were Seaton, Sidmouth, Chardstock, Bridport and Ottery St Mary.

The eventual winners were Chris Elmore, Mike McAlpine, Alan Henson and skip Steve Pomeroy.


West Dorset Men's Division Two: Lyme II 57 Bridport B 47 – M McAlpine, N Solomon, J Beadsley, J Moseley; B Driscoll, P Stephens, B Parsons, D Meylan 20-10; S Dowling, A Henson, A Nabarro, R Legg 14-20.

Friendlies: Lyme 154 Congresbury Tour 103 – B Smith, D Courtenay-Smith, R Legg, A Weech 27-12; L Young, B Moon, N Benson, P Pomeroy 20-24; A Nabarro, J Moffitt, S Chant, N Stephens 23-8; C Pomeroy, C Lewis, J Moseley, B Rattenbury 20-13; T Young, B Stephens, S Pomeroy, P Weech 15-19; J Moon, P Stephens, J Kesterton, P Moffitt 33-8; J Byatt, P Knight/A Rattenbury, A Preece 16-19.

Lyme 92 Cardiff 106 – B Smith, P Stephens, J Parsons, P Pomeroy 12-20; V Henson, B Stephens, A Nabarro, A Allman 9-17; S Dowling, C Pomeroy, A Rattenbury, B Parsons 27-17; A Darvill, D Courtenay-Smith, N Benson, B Rattenbury 22-9; D Sarson, B Stephens, G Clode, S Pomeroy 12-27; T Allman, J Kesterton, H Dowling, D Meylan 10-16.

Ladies' Invitation Triples: Broadbland – J Andrews, C Sexton & S Ball, 9; Honiton: D Hawkins, D Courtney & H Chambers, 4.