THE bowlers of the Belle Vue club welcomed Vale rivals Rhoose, with L Fowler the only home skip to taste success as the visitors chalked up a 10-shot win.

Belle Vue skip scores: T Ford 14-16; B Morgan 10-20; L Fowler 17-24; L Aubrey 20-11. Belle Vue 61, Rhoose 71.

On Saturday Belle Vue entertained Abercynon and, again with just one winning rink (D Purser), the home side went down by 26 shots.

Belle Vue skip scores: B Morgan 13-30; D Purser 24-18; L Aubrey 18-23; M Thomas 14-24. Belle Vue 69, Abercynon 95.

Members extend their thanks to Kay Thomas for all her help in the kitchen. Members would, indeed, be lost without her cheery smile.