POOR weather meant Lyme Regis Bowling Club were only able to complete three matches this week.

Two such games came in the Percy Baker competition, as Lyme lost 38-28 to Dorchester before sealing a 47-29 success over Sherborne.

Against Dorchester, Lyme’s Mike Applegate, Simon Dowling and Paul Moffitt lost 17-14, while Keith Barnes, Chris Haseman and John Maslen were defeated 21-14.

Lyme won both rinks on the road at Sherborne, however, as Alan Nabarro, Richard Cridge and Barry Rattenbury won 22-15 before Mick Heneghan, Jonne Ceserani and Steve Pomeroy triumphed 25-14.

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In friendly action, Seaton claimed a healthy 77-48 margin of victory at Lyme.

Mike Applegate, Jane Moon, Alex Darvill and Allan Weech lost 20-12, prior to a 17-17 draw for David Flett, Mick Heneghan, Mary Haseman and Pauline Knight.

Dave Sarson, John Owen, Barry Driscoll and Pam Weech lost 26-6 while there was a narrow 14-13 reverse for Rom Hunt/Trevor Sherring, Erica Sarson, John Sherring and Roger Gale.

Lyme’s Championship game at Branksome Park and the Division Two match at Sherborne both fell victim to the weather.

Elsewhere, Lyme’s triples team of Steve Pomeroy, Barry Rattenbury and Paul Pomeroy have managed to return to Leamington again this year by reaching the finals at Blandford.

Lyme’s ladies fours team, Ann Allman, Chris Pomeroy, Lesley Broom and Helen Dowling played at Bridport and won their quarter-final round, but just missed out on getting to Leamington by losing to Broadstone Wessex in the semi-final.

Finally, Lyme are participating in the Bowls England Big Bowls' Weekend on Saturday from 10am to 5pm on their home green. Local residents are especially welcome.