LYME Regis Bowls Club held a successful finals week where there was thrilling action despite the wet weather.

First up was the ladies' invitation, with Judith Moffitt and Paul Pomeroy beating Pam Weech and Barry Rattenbury 17-10.

Next the ladies' two-wood, with Nola Stephens facing Ann Allman.

Stephens was always in charge in this encounter to claim a 15-8 success.

The mixed two-wood pairs saw Pauline Knight and Steve Pomeroy earn a 20-14 victory over Jan Parsons and Allan Weech.

Now the Rocky for gentlemen of a certain age. This was rocky by name and rocky by nature as Don Meylan and Rod Hobbs battled it out for the honours with the latter taking the prize 21-16.

In the men's championship, Pomeroy against Roger Legg looked a miss-match and, at 14-1 to Pomeroy it was certainly looking that way.

Legg soon found a bit of rhythm and began a spirited comeback, reducing the deficit at one stage to 16-10. Pomeroy then cruised home with a consecutive 1-3-1 to win 21-10.

The men's handicap looked a tasty affair on paper, and so it proved to be.

Barry Rattenbury, trying to put the morning's disappointment behind him, took on Steve Pomeroy.

It was nip and tuck for nine ends before Barry picked up a four for 12-7. Pomeroy then picked up a three and a four to head 16-14.

And in a thrilling finish, Rattenbury with his last wood drove the jack into the ditch to clinch the match 21-19.

The ladies' four-wood pairs was between Nola Stephens and Frances Sell against Pam Weech and Lorna Young with the latter comfortably taking the title 20-11.

The men's two-wood was between father and son, Steve an Paul Pomeroy.

If Paul thought dad was going to give him an easy ride then he was to be mistaken. With Paul looking in the driving seat at 15-11 with only two ends to go, Steve picked up two to bring him within range of an extra end. Although Steve pressured Paul on the last end, he only managed a single leaving Paul the victor at 15-14.

On the second day, Pam Weech and Jan Parsons contested the handicap title with the latter triumphing 21-12.

The ladies 'fillies' was a re-run of the two-wood encounter between Stephens and Allman. This time it was Allman who bagged the crown after winning 22-11.

The men's four-wood pairs proved the adage that most games are won from the front. Rod Hobbs and Phil Stephens faced Charlie Barber and Neil Solomon with the latter finishing 21-12 victors.

Allman and Judith Moffitt ,who were vying for the title of club champion, decided to make an early start in order to beat the forecast rain.

Although Moffitt didn't bowl a bad wood for four ends she soon found herself 6-1 down.

Allman was relentless and just too strong to take the top prize 21-11.

The three-set singles match between Pauline Knight and Mike McAlpine turned into a marathon.

The final of this competition is played over five sets and this one went to the wire with McAlpine overpowering a valiant Knight.

Last to finish was the married couples match between Barry an Angela Rattenbury and Steve and Chris Pomeroy.

This match could have gone either way but, an uncharacteristic mistake from Steve on the last end nudged the jack to the opposition who won 20-18.