MUNRO Cup success continued for Penarth as local rivals Windsor went down by 6 shots ( 68 - 62 ).

Rectory Road green was the venue for what turned out to be a tight and nervy encounter for the home side.

Best winning rink saw Clive Fry, Dave Plank, Jack Beanland and Phil Davies romp home by a 26 - 12 margin, contributing majorly to the overall win. Assisting the plus bonus was Nick Chandler, Bob Horne, Mike Conway and Berwyn Lansley who provided a solid win by 17 shots to 10. Losing rinks were skipped by Colin Grant ( 13 - 15 ) and Tony Holmes ( 12 - 25 ).

The 10 points gained by this win was very much welcomed by Captain Russell.

Only the PG2 side were in action on Saturday travelling to Llantrisant in a top of the table battle.

This proved to be another tight and nervy battle for Penarth as the game went down to the very last end. A victory for Penarth was literally snatched from the jaws of defeat as the Lawrence Brooke, Brian Hocking, Brian Knight and Peter Needham rallied magnificently on the last end to register four shots , after surrendering four on the 20th end. Although they lost by 16 - 20, the 4 shots were critical to the overall result of 74 - 73 in favour of Penarth.

An excellent win of 20 - 14 came from Brian Brennan, Mike England, Neil Gaskell and Dave Holdaway. Victory was snatched on the very last end by Dave Dalby, Nick Thomas, Bob Lewis and Ron Birkby with 2 shots edging them clear by 19 shots to 18. Colin Hicks, John Whitfield, Don Shirley and Alex Forsyth breathed a sigh of huge relief when they staved of a late run by their opponents who collected 8 shots from the last 3 ends ( a 5 was dropped on the last end!) to hold on to a draw at 19 all.

This was a major haul of 11 shots to consolidate their position in the league.

Sunday saw a disappointing and somewhat surprising defeat at the hands of Barry Central in the Alan Martin Cup. The overall score of 28 - 39 included a 16 - 16 draw on Clive Fry's rink, coupled by a 12 - 23 suffered by the Paul Gunter rink.

The Ladies of Rectory started off the week with a crushing win at Rumney Gardens to secure more valuable points in the Evening League.

Wendy Grant, Sue Croll, Tricia Brinkworth and Chris Church marmalised Rumney scoring 18 shots on the last 5 ends to record a 28 - 8 win.

At the opposite end of the game, Belinda Price, Kath Jenkins, Betty Jones and Chris Davies bowled brilliantly to amass a 13 shot to nil advantage, which they never surrendered, eventually running out victors by 22 - 6. an impressive overall win by 36 shots ( 50 - 14 )

Unfortunately the Double Rink game on the following day did not quite work out as hoped.

Both rinks lost with June Williams, Sandra Roberts, Anne Nealing and Anne Thomas taking the brunt of the punishment as they went down 8 - 37. Jayne Edwards, Diana Willcocks, Gloria Corsi and Norma Duggan battled throughout but still lost by 10 - 15.

However spirits were somewhat revived as the very next day's result at Llantwit Major produced a win by 53 shots to 42.

Architects of this triumph was the Kath Jenkins, Jayne Edwards, Barbara Brown and Val Turner rink as they ran out clear winners by 29 - 5. Sue Croll, Joan Lewis, Sandra Roberts and Lynda Jones were engaged in a real royal encounter ending up 15 - 15 all, grabbing 2 shots on the last end to level the score.

A second half run of winning 8 ends on the trot saw Betty Jones, Chris Church, June Williams and Chris Davies and surrender by 9 - 22.