Rewarding week for Windsor
5:01pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Penarth sport
IN WINDSOR Bowling Club's Alliance fixture against Cardiff (Sophia Gardens), match captain Brian Rees was almost in ecstasy as he reported success on all rinks and a 62-35 win. Winning skips were Clive Palfrey (20-9), Dave Brenton (19-18) and Eddie Thorne (23-9).
The very popular Jack Munro Cup, with balloted mixed pairs, was played midweek under threat of rain. As the competition reached the semi-finals stage, so the weather changed but the finalists were not so lucky. Very bedraggled winners were Frank Coleman and Moyra Owen, with runners-up being Don Stafford and Joan Collier. A good, fun day for some!
The men travelled to Penarth (Rectory Road) for their penultimate game in the Les Heap Trophy and a good win might provide a chance of retaining the trophy. As the game proceeded, it became clear that, unless captain Paul Gunter’s rink moved up a gear, Windsor were likely to return home losers. Miraculously 11 shots were added in four ends and the game was saved. The game was won 62-52 and 12 points were earned. Winning skips were Mike Lloyd-Jones (14-12), Tony Holmes (16-9) and Ken McLeod (21-8).
At the weekend, the PG1 & PG2 teams met Mackintosh, with the former at home and winning a very close game 75-73. The Windsor rinks skipped by Paul Gunter (26-11) and Eddie Thorne (21-12) inflicted most damage as the side took ten points. Will a total of 81 points be enough for Windsor to move into second place and gain promotion?
Despite good wins by the rinks of Dave Hales and Ken Trenchard, the PG2 side were beaten by five shots.