Win puts title within touching for Llanfairpwll
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.