Buckland shines as Llanfairpwll retain Festival Cup over Beaumaris
BANGOR CITY experienced an away victory and a home defeat from their 24 hours’ double dose of action in the North Wales Coast Bowls League’s Division A.
They won 9-3 at Llanfairpwll last Friday (Gary Buckland 21-8), but lost 8-4 at home to Rhos Park ‘A’ the following day (John Short 21-7).
Beaumaris ‘A’ triumphed 8-4 at Llanfairpwll last Saturday, Allen Parry 21-9 for the visitors.
Division B: Bethesda 3 (John Roberts 21-9) Fron Park 9.
Division C: Beaumaris ‘B’ 11 (Brian Begley 21-8) Llysfaen 1.
Beaumaris notched their first win on the road in the Welsh Counties’ League, recording a 7-3 victory at bottom side Coed Talon.
Llanfairpwll finished on the wrong end of a 7-3 scoreline at leaders Cunliffes.
Five single-figure solo successes featured as top team Bangor City added another win in the Anglesey/Bangor and District League’s Monday Division.
The result was 7-3 against Caernarfon, the hosts’ best effort from David P Williams (21-3).
Chasing Beaumaris trimmed the gap to four points behind Bangor by achieving the maximum 10-0 return against Menai Bridge, Geraint Owen and Derek Stanley both winning 21-5.
Llangefni outperformed Academi Llanfair 9-1, captain Llew Griffiths and Derwent Taylor both 21-4.
Criccieth also posted a 9-1 result over Holyhead, while Benllech were surprise 7-3 winners at Llanfairpwll.
The Tony Hughes Cup – for teams eliminated from the first round of the Monday Division’s Eric Whitworth Cup – has reached its final stage and Holyhead and Llanfairpwll will do battle this Friday at Bangor City’s green.
Llanfairpwll have retained the Festival Cup, within the Anglesey/Bangor and District League’s Wednesday Division, for a second season by beating off Beaumaris ‘A’ team’s challenge by a score of 152-125 points in the final.
Both finalists featured a 21-8 solo performer, Llanfairpwll’s Gwerydd Buckland and Beaumaris’s Barry Harris.
Benllech lost their Gwynedd Seniors’ League Division A clash at Conwy 5-4, despite having been 4-3 better off in the games. The aggregates went against the Seasiders by 128-116.
Beaumaris ‘A’ edged up to second after an 8-1 spree against Dinas Criccieth.
Division A other results: Craig-y-Don ‘A’ 9 Beaumaris ‘B’ 0, Llandudno ‘A’ 8 Llanfairpwll ‘A’ 1, Llanrwst 8 Llandudno ‘B’ 1.
Division B: Bethesda 7 Dwygyfylchi ‘B’ 2, Caernarfon 8 Craig-y-Don ‘B’ 1, Llanfairfechan ‘A’ 2 Craig-yDon ‘C’ 7, Peibio 8 Porthaethwy 1.
Holyhead’s Dan Rossington won his own club’s annual open singles’ competition for the Jack Carless Cup, dominating Dave Jones (Bangor City) 21-10 in the final. Semi-finals: Rossington bt Hugh Roberts (Holyhead) 21-14; Jones bt Jamie Rossington (Holyhead) 21-7.