LYME REGIS BOWLING CLUB
CHARLES MERCER GREEN, MONMOUTH BEACH, LYME REGIS, DT7 3LG. Tel: 01297 445443
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Lyme Regis players - Angela & Barry Rattenbury and Judith & Paul Moffitt cleaned up at Sidmouth's Annual One Day Tournament. They won all three of their matches with a shot difference of 35 shots.
Peter Mison, chairman of Sidmouth Bowling Club, was delighted to present the tournament trophy and cash prize to the victors.
Jack Irwin, one of the longest serving members of the club died suddenly in early November.
He had struggled with ill-health for a couple of years, which had hampered his desire to bowl, but by the end of this season he looked and felt much fitter and was looking forward to next year. In fact he had bowled indoors the night before he died.
He was a marvelous character and very much involved in the club for many years and his loss is a great shock to the club.
One of the highlights of our bowls season is the visit to his old friends at Cardiff Bowling Club on alternate years and their return visit to us. Long may that continue.
Jack had a good singing voice and will always be remembered for his excellent rendition of Tom Jones’ Delilah, a song that he was requested to sing on numerous occasions. As a result Delilah has practically become the club’s anthem at every social event and was sung most poignantly at last weekend’s Annual Club Dinner & Dance in his memory.
Our thoughts are with Naomi and his family and friends.
Dennis Perry, a long term member and excellent bowler has passed away. He had been unwell for some time and hadn’t bowled recently, but still visited the club on the odd occasion where he was always a welcome face. In the past he was very active in the League teams and captained the Lyme Regis B team which he carried out with flair and a very dry wit.
Once when I was a fairly new member he asked me if I’d like to play in the league and I obviously looked flattered to be asked and said I was grateful. He said, “Don’t be, we’re desperate.”
He’ll be greatly missed, not least because of his friendly manner and marvellous humour.
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