Penarth boosted by superb display by Ron's rink

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THE trip across to Barry Romilly was always going to be a difficult for Penarth Bowling Club captain Phil and his motley Munro Cup marvels. And so it proved as his team fell to their second successive defeat.

On a tricky green, the Colin Grant rink unusually struggled and was taken to the cleaners 26-10 and this proved to be the difference between the sides.

The Dave Dalby rink recovered magnificently - picking up seven shots on the 17th and 18th ends - to chalk up a 21-19 win and

there was a similar recovery by Dave Clements' four who picked up five shots on the last two ends to draw at 13-13.

Nick Chandler also pulled back late on to finish 15 apiece, but the final overall score was a 73-59 to Romilly, with Penarth taking four points.

With Pentyrch still on Carruthers duty, the Saturday PG1 game was postponed, but the A team's PG2 game at

Sophia Gardens turned out to be a titanic battle of mixed fortunes.

Picking up eight valuable points, Penarth managed to pip Cardiff by a single shot (82-81), with the backbone of the win, yet again, being the Ron Maggs rink which produced a superb performance in a 31-12 success. The other three rinks all went down, with Haydn Trow losing by a single shot on the very last end (18-19). Colin Hicks, making a welcome return from injury, found the going a bit tough and his rink eventually lost 12-26, while Bob Lewis went down narrowly (21-24) despite a spirited fightback after trailing 20-10 on the 16th end.

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