Murch Bowling Club competition finals
12:03pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
THE Murch Bowling Club in Dinas Powys has hosted its club competition finals, with skilful and accurate bowling ensuring matches of the highest standard.
On numerous close heads, some ends were won by just millimetres, while luck played its part in "unplayed for" wicks which altered the course of games.
Results were as follows:
Men's singles - Dave Poole 21, Roger Mauchline 19. Trailing in the early stages, Roger hit back to level the game at 11-11on the 13th end and the next couple of ends saw both players produce a series of marvellous shots. It was nip and tuck and level at 19-19 after 24 ends before Dave clinched victory with two shots on the final end. Both players showed a great range of skills and produced a consistently high standard of bowls in an enthralling final marked by ladies' captain Wendy Grant.
Ladies' singles - Sheila Mauchline 22, Cynthia Tranter 17. Equally matched in all aspects, the players played jacks of various lengths, and produced differing tactics and strategies in a hard fought game in which the lead changed hands frequently. With Cynthia edging in front, Sheila drew level (16-16) on the 19th end and then moved on to victory. Sheila and Cynthia won 11 and 12 ends respectively in a match marked by men's captain Maurice Warman.
Mixed pairs - Pat Ayres and Ian Robinson 22, Roger Huntley and Sheila Mauchline 15. Leading from the start, Pat and Ian converted a 15-14 advantage at the 18th end into a seven-shot win.
Men's pairs - Mark Hughes and Ian Robinson 23, Maurice Warman and Roger Mauchline 18. Trailing 18-4 after 13 ends, Maurice and Roger fought back to trail just 19-18 on the 19th end. However, Mark and Ian rallied to ensure victory.
Mixed two wood pairs - Bill Frampton and Sheila Mauchline 19, Eileen Carryer and Randall Pratt 15. In a close match, Bill and Sheila drew level on the 14th end before achieving victory with four shots.
Ladies' pairs - Wendy Grant and Carole Jenkins 22, Myra Rice and Eileen Carryer 15. Relinquishing an early lead to allow their opponents to level, Wendy and Carole slowly drew away again to record a comfortable win.
The tournament concluded with president Roger Mauchline congratulating all the players for their expertise and for providing supporters with such an entertaining weekend. He also praised the spirit in which all the games were played.
He further extended thanks to everyone who helped make the event such a success, especially the ladies who provided refreshments, Derek and Sheila Blainey, the competition secretaries, for their organisation, greensmen, captains Colin Grant and Sheila Blainey, scoreboard recorders for the singles finals and, of course, bar personnel.
The annual presentataion evening will be held at the club on October 5, commencing at 7.30pm.