Nar­row de­feat puts an end to Kid­welly Shield chal­lenge

Llanelli Star - - RACING AND BOWLS -

THERE were mixed for­tunes for Car­marthen­shire teams play­ing in the open draw of bowls’ Welsh Na­tional Club Cham­pi­onship.

Llanelli League cham­pi­ons Kid­welly Town came un­stuck at home, los­ing by two shots to Caerau Wel­fare.

Am­man­ford Park and Bryn­hyfryd both suf­fered de­feats by their 2018 op­po­nents Saun­der­s­foot and Har­lequins.

On the brighter side, Loughor beat Wind­sor Pe­narth by 11 shots and Parc y Dre came away from Bri­ton Ferry Steel 14 shots to the good.

In Car­marthen the vis­i­tors were Presteigne, who had lost to the home side by two shots last year.

In what was an­other closely con­tested match, Car­marthen emerged win­ners again by a sin­gle shot.

Sec­ond-round matches will be played a week on Satur­day when Loughor host 2018 fi­nal­ists RTB Ebbw Vale. Car­marthen and Parc y Dre meet at St Peter’s in a repeat of last year’s sec­ond-round clash, which the Llanelli side won by 11 shots.

In the Llanelli and Dis­trict Bowl­ing League, the Premier di­vi­sion lead changed hands in mid­week when Kid­welly Town took max­i­mum points from Am­man­ford Park.

But on Satur­day Graig Merthyr went back to the top af­ter a last­gasp home win at the ex­pense of strug­gling Llanelli.

Dafen Wel­fare kept their place at the top of di­vi­sion one fol­low­ing a mid­week success at Pon­tard­du­lais.

But they are be­ing closely pur­sued by Cal­sonic Wan­der­ers, who beat Dafen on Satur­day, and Burry Port, who notched up con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries last week.

Cross Hands took over at the top of di­vi­sion two with two vic­to­ries and re­main un­beaten this year, as are sec­ond-placed Ty­bie.


Car­marthen 71-70 Presteigne; Am­man­ford Park lost to Saun­der­s­foot; Bryn­hyfryd 56-118 Har­lequins; Loughor 77-68 Wind­sor Pe­narth; Bri­ton Ferry Steel 65-79 Parc y Dre; Kid­welly Town 81-83 Caerau Wel­fare.


Premier div. – Car­marthen 65 (4)(10) 78 Gor­seinon; Kid­welly 103 (14)-(0) 50 Am­man­ford Park; Graig Merthyr 82 (11)-(3) 71 Llanelli.

Div. 1 – Pon­tard­du­lais 78 (4)(10) 85 Dafen Wel­fare; Cal­sonic 57 (2)-(12) 66 Burry Port; Blue An­chor 86 (14)-(0) 72 Gow­er­ton; New Lodge 52 (3)-(11) 55 Llangennec­h & Bryn; Cal­sonic 78 (10)-(4) 68 Dafen Wel­fare; Burry Port 94 (12)(2) 83 Blue An­chor; New Lodge 99 (14)-(0) 59 Pon­tard­du­lais.

Div. 2 – Ty’rfran 66 (4)-(10) 67.75 Cross Hands; Llan­deilo 83 (10)-(4) 55 Cw­ma­man; Dafen 66 (1)-(13) 73 Ty­bie; Cross Hands 76 (12)-(2) 51 Tum­ble; Ty’rfran (2)-(12) Cw­ma­man.


Premier div. – Graig Merthyr v Have­lock Park; Car­marthen v Kid­welly Town.

Div. 1 – Burry Port v Bryn­hyfryd. Div. 2 – Dafen Wel­fare Crusaders v Ty’rfran.


Premier div. – Loughor v Parc y Dre; Car­marthen v Llanelli; Gor­seinon v Kid­welly Town.

Div. 1 – Dafen Wel­fare v Bryn­hyfryd; Blue An­chor v New Lodge; Llangennec­h & Bryn v Burry Port; Gow­er­ton v Pon­tard­du­lais.

Div. 2 – Ty’rfran v Llan­deilo; Tum­ble v Dafen Wel­fare Crusaders; Am­man­ford Town v Cross Hands: Ty­bie v Parc Wil­liam.

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