FOLLOWING a satisfying and convincing win by 25 shots over visitors Mackintosh, Penarth's next PG1 fixture entailed a 70 mile round trip to Guest Memorial, Merthyr.

In glorious conditions and on a splendid playing surface, they set about on what many thought was going to be a difficult afternoon.

This trepidation was soon turned in to real concern on Dave Clements, Dave Plank, Jack Beanland and Phil Davies rink as they fell behind by 10 shots to 1 after7 ends, and further behind by 13 shots after 12 ends.

However the wily efforts of the rink turned the deficit to only 3 shots after 19 ends and they looked on course to run out winners.

Their efforts were in vain as they eventually lost by 14 - 20.

Nick Chandler, Bob Horne, Chas Burton and Alex Forsyth had an equally difficult encounter scoring on only 7 of the 21 ends and losing by 13 - 24.

This was despite holding a 6 - 0 lead early on. Tony Holmes, Paul Gunter, Paul Church and Berwyn Lansley enjoyed their afternoon leading throughout being victorious by 22 - 12.

Colin Grant, Phil Crocker, Ken Thorne and Terry Buckingham ran out winners by 15 - 14 in a tense and engrossing game.

The final result was a win by 6 shots for the home team in a game that Penarth felt that they should really have won. Four points were earned nevertheless.

The PG2 side entertained a weakened St Fagans team with 2 of their rinks only fielding 3 bowlers. Penarth quickly set about the task and were 16 shots ahead after only 6 ends.

The final result was a 10 point haul with an overall margin of some 27 shots. Pride of place on the day went to Dave Dalby ably assisted by Brian Hocking, Don Shirley and Brian Knight as they ran out victors by 29 - 7.5.

Brian Brennan, Derek Blainey, Bob Lewis and Haydn Trow enjoyed a fruitful afternoon also winning on their rink by 24 - 9.

The other two rinks both lost narrowly by 2 shots

The midweek Munro game involved Barry Central at Penarth and resulted in a clean sweep for the home team as they ran out easy winners by 91 - 54.

All four rinks won netting a valuable 14 points.

The Ladies of Penarth suffered mixed fortunes in their games, the best of which involved visitors Roath Park in an Evening League fixture.

Both rinks won easily to amass a very encouraging win by 53 - 16.

Wendy Grant led her rink of Jayne Edwards. Jill Gaskell, and Christina Church with aplomb rattling up a massive 27 shot difference in their 31 - 4 score.

Belinda Price, Kath Jenkins, Betty Jones and Chris Davies were rarely behind in their success of 21 shots to 12.

Another home game saw Cowbridge put to the sword in an Afternoon League game.

This time it was Belinda Price who led the way helped more than adequately by Kath Jenkins, Betty Jones and Christina Church when they totally out bowled the opposition scoring on 14 of the 18 ends to run up a classic win by 32 shots to 8.

Sue Croll and Wendy Grant just failed to record wins both being narrowly defeated. The final score was an overall win of 56 - 37.

Not such good news however in the Double Rink battle with Barry Romilly as Penarth went down by a mere 3 shots 29 - 32.

Joan Lewis, Jill Gaskell, Mary Bowen and Lynda Jones took full advantage of the extra bowler and ran out worthy winners by 18 - 9.

However, Jayne Edwards, Diana Willcocks, Anne Mealing and Lynda Williams found the going a bit tough and were beaten by 12 shots, the final scorecard reading 11 - 23. A narrow defeat overall.