DESPITE the black clouds over the Windsor Bowling Club in Penarth matches have continued to be played with mixed results.

The Alliance team capitulated to Barry Plastics by just seven shots with Tommy Owen, Steve Ellard, Mike Cuccinello and veteran skip Ken Trenchard Lowe Windsor winners by 19 shot to 13.

Munro Cup hopes were kept alive at Rhoose where on the all weather surface the rinks of Artie woodcock, Tony Holmes and Matthew Woodcock adapted to conditions to register victories, Windsor 76, Rhoose 57.

A friendly against Roath Park saw Windsor in great form with the fours of John Hardess, Trevor Warburton and club captain Paul Gunter winning, Windsor 73, Roath 55.

The chance to progress in the Carruthers Shield received a set back at Barry Plastics variant green. A superb performance by Austen Meredith, Brian Rogers, Eddie Thorne and multi-talented skip Matthew Woodcock winning by 24 shots to 12. The rinks of A Woodcock, T Holmes suffered very heavy defeats. The Scottish laird managed to scrape home by one shot in the last end.

A similar story unfolded in the PG 2 match against Cardiff Sophia Gardens with the rinks of Ken Trenchard, Mike Lloyd Jones and John Hardess going down. It was left to Don Stafford, David Howell, Alun Daniel and skip David Hales to fly the flag for Windsor winning by 15 shots and just failing by one shot to secure an overall win.

The blue rinsed ladies of the club were in no mood to compromise at home to Rumney Gardens and with Carole Lewis, Veronica Flitney and multi club champion Moyra Owen aided by Di Roper winning 17 shots to 11 and Bernice Roberts, Mary Scarret, Angela Hudson and the club's very own Deliah Smith namely Di Thomas, also victorious, ten points were claimed.

The touring Cheltenham Bowls Club brought no less than ten rinks to Windsor on a sun drenched day. The whole match was a triumph in every way. Besides the weather, the superb company and magnificent fayre provided by the ladies of the club and the results of five winning rinks a piece, made the whole day a great success.

Yet another Alliance victory came thanks to a magnificent performance by Reg Paul, Alf Holmes, Ray Lewis and the mighty atom Phillip Parry.

Likewise a clean sweep against Barry Central in the Munro Cup kept the challenge alive with Brian Rogers, Alan Dudley, Eddie Thorne getting a great response from their skip Matthew Woodcock who is reaping the benefit of their experience and expertise.

As the club flag hangs at half mast to pay tribute to the late and much lamented John Skone, the club’s sincere sympathy is expressed to Pam, Jenny, Richard and Derek and their families at this desperately sad time.