Cowbridge Bowls Club round-up

Thursday, 1 June 2017

By GEM Community Correspondent
in Bowls

Cowbridge ladies team continue building on their success these last two years.

On Tuesday last, playing at home, against Cardiff team Cardiff G was a good test and measure of progress.

The match was a two rink Evening league. The Cardiff team won this league last year and their eight players include international and county players – but in Cowbridge they met their match.

Both teams won a rink. Going into the last end Joan Bradley’s rink was level 15 shots apiece but the opposition won by three shots. An overall win was secured by some fine play by Shirley Wilkinson’s quartet.

Rink scores: Diane Purnell, Sian Lewis, Lynda Wilson and Shirley Wilkinson 22-10; Lin Wallace, Maggie Penn, Diane Lloyd and Joan Bradley 15-18. Match score Cowbridge 37, Cardiff 28.

There was nother good result again, at home, in the Thursday evening league where Penarth the visitors.

The writer saw the first half of the match. At that time one rink was doing well but the other two were well down but what a result after 18 ends!

Shirley Wilkinson’s rink led thoughout. Sue Flower’s rink, although eight shots down on the 13th end, scored 12 shots on the last five ends. Joan Bradley’s rink were six shots down on the 14th end but then scored 15 shots on the last four ends.

Rink scores: Diane Purnell, Maggie Penn, Diane Lloyd and Shirley Wilkinson 25-16; Lynda Wilson,Sandra Collin, Joy Woolford and Sue Flower 20-11; Helena Snelling, Janet Morton, Sylvia Hole and Joan Bradley 26-17 – maximum points for Cowbridge! Match score Cowbridge 71, Penarth 44.

There was yet more good news as earlier in the week Cowbridge ladies entered a team for one rink at Bridgend Municipal Glamorgan Presidents against Vice Presidents team.

Representing Cowbridge were Lynda Wilson, Sylvia Hole Diane Lloyd and Kay Edwards. They beat a team from Penylan 20-19 and in so doing helped the Vice Presidents to victory. High tea followed at the Masonic Hall.

The men played two matches last week.

In the Munro Cup Rhoose, who also have a carpet green, were the visitors. Cowbridge won on two rinks but lost on the other two by some margin.

Match score Cowbridge 56, Rhoose 71.

Earlier in the week playing again at home in the Evening Triples League, Cowbridge won on two rinks, lost on the other two but won the match overall.

Rink scores: Tony Lewis, Terry Foley and Bob Penn 27- 17; Tom Purnell, John Collin and Alan Wallace 20-8; Steve Dodsworth, Colin Wilson and Dennis Snelling 11-17; Gerry Lloyd, Ken Payne and Norman Wilkinson 10-17. Match score Cowbridge 68, Porthcawl 59.

Saturday last was a club day and it started with a spider when 48 bowlers delivered, on command, a single bowl from sides of the green to a jack positioned in the centre of the green.

John Hunt’s bowl was nearest to the jack. His prize was a bottle of Baileys donated by club president Mary Thomas.

A foursomes competition was organised by Alan Wallace with 48 bowlers split into eight teams each playing five ends before moving on.

Four matches were played before an excellent lunch provided by the ladies catering committee, and three matches were played after lunch.

One team was outstanding as it won six of its seven games – team members were Terry Dunsworth, Shirley Dunsworth, Jean Hunt, Ron Woolford, Diane Lloyd and Alan Wallace.

Alan thanked the catering committee for providing lunch and other refreshments throughout the day. Alan Wallace’s expertise in organizing such an event was very much appreciated by all.

Finally, starting this Friday evening, June 2, there will be a 12 week run of social bowls.

This year we will be playing spoons – all members are welcome but the main criteria is that they arrive before 5.40pm so that we can start no later than 6pm.

Teams will then be selected by use of ballot discs – all will be explained at our first meeting.


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