STEVE Pomeroy scooped four trophies but missed out on the men’s singles prize as Lyme Regis Bowls Club held their finals weekend.

First up on Saturday was the men’s handicap between Pomeroy and Geoff Clode.

Pomeroy took full advantage of Clode’s shortcomings and ran out a very comfortable 22-6 winner after just 14 ends.

Next up was the men’s four-wood drawn pairs.

This was contested between John Sherring and Allan Weech against Rod Hobbs and Mick Heneghan.

The lead changed hands numerous times but Hobbs and Heneghan held their nerve and scraped home 18-17.

Now it was up to the “Fillies’ Ann Allman and Avril Sherring to strut their stuff representing ladies of a certain age.

Anyone looking for a masterclass in line and length could not do better than emulate Allman in this game.

Sherring did her best but there was no stopping Allman at 24-4 at which the former conceded.

The Henry Broom Rose Bowl was up next, a competition brought forward to finals weekend.

This was to be a battle of the sexes between Neil Solomon and Nicky Driscoll.

This was another match but Solomon picked up three to finish a 22-17 winner.

The ladies’ four-wood drawn pairs saw Jasmine Bishop paired with Jan Parsons against Pauline Knight and Chris Barber with Bishop and Parsons claiming the title 21-19.

The five-set singles between Steve Pomeroy and Simon Dowling was a wonderful encounter.

This was a titanic struggle of some 37 ends.

In a gripping final set, Pomeroy changed up a gear to win 7-0 in just three ends.

Allman was again in action against Chris Pomeroy in the ladies’ two-wood singles with the latter finally conceding 14-9.

Steve Pomeroy returned for his third final of the day playing against his son Paul in the men’s two-wood singles.

An injury to Paul led him to retire and concede the game to his dad.

In the ladies’ handicap, Allman faced Knight in what promised to be a good tussle.

Allman was again in sparkling form but Knight held her nerve to finish 21-16 victor in a truly exhilarating game.

Next up the ‘Rocky’, for men of a certain age.

Clode was again in action as was Hobbs where the latter bowled very well and deserved his 22-7 win.

In the mixed two-wood drawn pairs, Sherring and Dowling took on Jasmine Bishop and Weech.

Allan’s superior back-end bowling skills proved crucial and he and Bishop deserved their 17-13 win.

Next was the married couples category.

The Pomeroys (Chris and Steve) took on the Driscolls (Nicky and Barry).

This was another very close game in which Nicky just edged the game up front but Steve was just too strong at the back for Barry and they finally succumbed to the Pomeroys 25-18.

The ladies’ invitation on paper looked a very one-sided match up. Nicky Driscoll and Jim Moseley were paired up against the very strong Allman and Steve Chant.

Very few would bet against them but, for the second time in a day, Allman was outbowled and that does not happen too often.

Nicky Driscoll was superb up front against the vastly experienced Allman and, with Moseley chipping in with a few very telling shots when required they were not to be denied.

Driscoll and Moseley held on in a nervy last end to win a

very well-deserved victory at 23-20.

Next up was the ladies’ championship between Jan Parsons and Chris Pomeroy and the men’s equivalent between Steve Pomeroy and Dowling.

The ladies’ game was a thrilling affair. Parsons and Chris Pomeroy slugged it out over 20 ends to be 14-apiece.

At this juncture, Parsons really put the pressure on and denied Pomeroy any further scoring chances and ran out a worthy winner in a superb game at


Steve Pomeroy already had four trophies in the bag but, the men’s singles title was the big one.

Dowling bowled well while Pomeroy showed odd touches of brilliance but the former was not going to be denied and wrapped it up in the 20th end, 22-15.