DESPITE receiving a warm welcome from their hosts, Penarth Belle Vue bowlers were given no favours on the green when they visited Cyfartha Castle for a Municipal League game on Saturday week.

In a hard fought game, Belle Vue were beaten by by 12 shots.

Belle Vue: D Miller, G Thomas, J Allen, M Thomas 11-25; B Bagwell, F Keen, T Ford, L Allberg 16-18; A Stockham, G Ford, A Thomas, B Morgan 19018; L Fowler, R Fitzjohn, R Patterson, D Purser 19-16. Cyfartha 77, Belle Vue 65.

There were further defeats for Belle Vue against Millwood (Munro Cup, 43-71) on June 11 and Cadoxton (Municipal League 88-62) on June 14.

Belle Vue would welcome new faces - men, ladies, boys and girls - who are invited to go along to the club on Mondays from 4pm when coaches are available to help the progress of all.

"Please come along," said a club spokesman. "We look forward to seeing you."