Saundersfoot Bowling Club

By Observer Reporter in Bowls

ST. ISSELL’S 77 (10pts) FISHGUARD AND GOODWICK 75 (4)

The gentlemen of St. Issell’s gained their third league win of the season last Saturday with a narrow vicytory at home to Fishguard and Goodwick.

The match was close throughout, with the visitors ahead by just one shot after five ends, only for the villagers to edge in front by six at the half way stage.

After the penultimate end, this lead had been cut to just one shot, but in a nervy finish, a net gain of another one led to a close victory and with two rinks winning, 10 of the 14 points that were being played for.

On rink three, skip Billy Glynn, aided by Dennis Reed, Paul Sneyd and Brian Dooley raced into a 13 shots to nil lead after just six ends and eventually ran out winners by 26 shots to 22.

Rink four saw George Cavell, Peter Williams, Mike Oliver and skip Barrie Lee at one time 10 shots adrift of the visiting four, skipped by Davo Hughes, but by winning five of the last six ends, they just fell agonisingly short by the narrowest of margins, losing 18 shots to 17.

Captain Richard Whittaker skipped Alan Rich, Dennis Ball and Mike Carr on rink five against Richard Thomas and in a tight finish managed to ease home by 23 shots to 19.

Rink six saw a heavy defeat for Roy Kennion, Roy Harris, Bob Storey and skip Nev Ruff, who were out bowled by Mike Barringer and his four by 27 shots to 11.

The team were due to play two matches earlier this week and play a league match away to Pater of Pembroke Dock next Tuesday.

ST. ISSELL’S

LADIES 30 (2pts) NEYLAND LADIES 44 (4)

In a top of the ladies league clash last Saturday, it was the visitors from across the Cleddau who came out on top, with captain Sue Roden’s rink defeating Janet Sutton by 21 shots to 12, but Christine Harris’s girls going down to Val Hubbard by 32 shots to nine.

The league table as at last weekend, however, still showed St. Issell’s in first place, with Neyland hot on their heels in second spot.

Their next game is at home to Pendine tomorrow afternoon with a rearranged match at home to Whitland next Wednesday at 6pm.

MEYRICK OWEN

The St. Brides team in the one rink Meyrick Owen League really hit form last week, winning two matches by a total of 50shots!

First up was an away game at Whitland, with Peter Williams, Dave Hicks, Bob Storey and skip Paul Sneyd winning by 31 shots to just six.

Two days later, it was Pater of Pembroke Dock who received similar treatment in another away match, with Peter Williams, Roy Harris, Dave Hicks and Paul Sneyd winning by 35 shots to 10.

The return fixture at home to Whitland has been arranged for Thursday, August 17.

SAUNDERFOOT MEN

The Saundersfoot first division team play two home matches in the coming days. Tomorrow (Saturday) they play Pendine at 2 pm and next Wednesday will entertain Haverfordwest at 6 pm.

GARDEN JUDGING

Judgement day to decide who wins the accolade of best kept garden plot is nearly upon us, so get those green fingers working if you want to be in contention.

CLUB TOURNAMENTS

Members are reminded to check the closing dates of matches to be played in the club competitions as if you do not play in time you will be scratched!

OPEN WEEK

Another reminder that the annual Saundersfoot Open Competition week starts on Monday, July 24, and members are asked to please support this. If you do not wish to play, then volunteers are required to help in the kitchen and bar as well as to mark singles matches.

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