Win puts ti­tle within touch­ing for Llan­fair­p­wll

Bangor Mail - - SPORT - Other re­sults: Di­vi­sion A other re­sults: Di­vi­sion B: Semi-fi­nals:

LLAN­FAIR­P­WLL are vir­tu­ally home and dry as the An­gle­sey/ Ban­gor and District League’s new Wed­nes­day Di­vi­sion cham­pi­ons, boast­ing a nine-point lead and with most clubs hav­ing just one match to ful­fil.

An 8-2 show of ex­cel­lence at Ben­l­lech put Llan­fair­p­wll on the brink and they fea­tured three sin­gle-fig­ure feats – Gary Buck­land at 21-5, Neville Owen 21-8 and John Evans 21-9. Beau­maris B 8 Cric­ci­eth 2; Holy­head 3 Beau­maris A 7. Beau­maris A seem un­likely to im­prove on their sec­ond-from-top plac­ing in the Gwynedd Se­niors’ League, be­hind ti­tle favourites Craig-y-Don A, de­spite an­other win.

The Cas­tle side out­per­formed Cric­ci­eth 7-2, with the best cards by An­drew Stan­ley and Ken Thomas, both on 21-9.

Ben­l­lech 7 Llan­r­wst 2; Conwy 7 Llan­dudno A 2; Di­nas Cric­ci­eth 4 Craig-y-Don A 5; Llan­dudno B 5 Beau­maris B 4.

Caernar­fon 7 Llan­fair­fechan A 2; Craig-y-Don B 7 Gwyn­gyll 2; Craig-y-Don C 8 Porthaethw­y 1; Dwygy­fylchi 7 Peibio 2.

Lead­ing bowls ref­eree, David T Evans of Beau­maris, was ap­pointed to of­fi­ci­ate at two ma­jor all-Bri­tain team and in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion show­piece events in re­cent times.

He took sole charge of the End­sleigh County Cham­pi­onship semi-fi­nal be­tween Mersey­side and War­wick-and-Worces­ter at Prescot, near Liver­pool, and was one of four of­fi­cials for the all-Bri­tain sin­gles’ cham­pi­onship, fea­tur­ing the coun­try’s best 64 com­peti­tors, at the Grange, War­ring­ton.

Ban­gor City/Beau­maris duo John Short and Barry Har­ris emerged from a bumper en­try of 26 pairs as win­ners of Bethesda’s an­nual open com­pe­ti­tion.

In the fi­nal, after nine hours of ac­tion at the Rachub green, Short and Har­ris were stretched nearly all the way by Blae­nau Ffes­tin­iog’s Steve Jones and Mike Bur­goyne be­fore clinch­ing vic­tory at 21-19.

Short and Har­ris beat Stu­art Thomas and Gary Buck­land (Ban­gor City) 21-14 and Jones and Bur­goyne beat Scott Todd and Gra­ham Rogers (Min-yDon) 21-6.

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