Captain Keith is top of the blocks as teams find perfect balance
BEAUMARIS A and Rhos Park A featured in the perfect 6-6 draw in the North Wales Coast Bowling League Division A.
Games finished balanced at 5-5 and the aggregates at 160-160 apiece.
Beaumaris’ Gwyn Thomas clawed back from 11-16 down to triumph 21-16 – and square the match overall.
Captain Keith Bailey was top block at 21-5 for the Anglesey side.
Llanfairpwll thrashed visitors Craig-y-Don A 10-2, Geraint Booth at 21-6 and Meilir Ellinson 21-8, but Bangor City lost 9-3 at home to leaders Llanrwst A.
Div B: Benllech 10 (Dennis Taylor 21-1) Mochdre Park A 2. Div C: Holyhead 8 (Dan Rossington 21-9) Beaumaris B 4.
Beaumaris beat Conwy A 7-3 in the Welsh Counties’ Bowls League, Andrew Stanley 21-2, while Llanfairpwll lost 8-2 at Colwyn Bay Legion, although Geraint Booth and Dion Owen impressed with 21-8 efforts.
Bangor City blasted Benllech 9-1 to clamber into the joint leadership – with reigning champions Llangefni – in the Anglesey/Bangor and District League’s Monday Division.
David Jones and Hefin Jones both triumphed 21-2 for City.
Llangefni whipped Llanfairpwll 8-2, captain Llew Griffiths 21-8.
Other results: Academi Llanfair 4 Menai Bridge 6 (Mike Waites 21-2), Criccieth 4 Beaumaris 6 (Kevin Fallowes 21-2), Holyhead 7 (pairs: Bob Cuthbertson and Dave Jones 21-6) Caernarfon 3.
The league’s annual pairs’ championship – a combined event for the Monday and Wednesday Divisions’ registered bowlers – will take place at Caernarfon this Sunday from noon, with Hannah Williams-Jones the organiser on 07775-325-275.
Llanfairpwll continued to ride high as Wednesday Division leaders in the Anglesey/Bangor and District League, after their sixth consecutive victory saw them cane Benllech 9-1, John Evans and Ellis Roberts both 21-4. Beaumaris A inflicted the maximum 10-0 hammering on Holyhead, David Jones 21-3.
Criccieth were the other home winners, taking the spoils over Beaumaris B 8-2.
Gwynedd Cup hopefuls Bangor City take on Blaenau Ffestiniog in the second round tomorrow (Thursday).
Other ties: Beaumaris B v Bethesda, Conwy v Llanrwst, Criccieth v Llanfairpwll.
Local teenager Hannah Williams-Jones was among the individual winners when Wales lost to Warwicks and Worcs to open the Drake’s Pride Great Britain Junior County Bowls Championship Premier Division.
Wales’ under-18s, whose 24 team members were drawn entirely from northern clubs, finished second best overall by 372-423 points.
In the home half at Llandudno, the hosts ended at 6-6 in games but 182197 in points, whereas away, at King’s Norton, the figures were 4-8 and 190-226.