VICTORY at Millwood by 73 to 46 has kept Penarth at the top of the Munro Cup table.

Winning rinks skipped by Nick Chandler (21-8 ), Tony Holmes (23-13) and Clive Fry (18-13) secured a 12-point reward on the night.

Paul Gunter's rink narrowly missed out on 2 points going down by a single shot (11-12)

Saturday's PG1 game at home to Whitchurch Hospital was an epic battle with only one shot separating them at the 15th end.

With lady luck deserting Penarth over the final 6 ends, Whitchurch rattled up 28 shots with only 18 by Penarth. Clive Fry, Dave Plank, Jack the Lad and Phil Davies bowled superbly to register a 33-8 win with the 3 other rinks badly over the final few ends.

Tony Holmes will rue the 6 dropped on the 19th end and Nick Chandler the fours dropped on the 17th and 19th ends. Woe is them.

This defeat by 73 to 85 dealt a severe blow to Penarth's endeavours to secure second place in the division.

With no game on the 13th, the side can rest up and gather their thoughts for the second half of the campaign.

The PG2 side travelled to Whitchurch Hospital and suffered a very similar fate, losing by 96 shots to 72. Only the Dave Clement, Brian Hocking, Trevor Jenkins and Lawrence

Brook rink came away with any satisfaction winning 30-27.

No doubt Mr Clements will be eager to regularly remind his long suffering colleagues, of the 8 they scored on the 13th end.

Oh and also a 6 on the 17th end. Despite this loss, the side are still holding on to top spot in the PG2 division two.

The ladies suffered mixed fortunes also last week with a win, a loss and a close call win.

The week started well with a 38-23 victory over Mackintosh in the home Evening League encounter. Kath Jenkins led her rink by example and ended up winning by 21-9 to underpin the overall win of 38-23.

The loss came in the home fixture with Whitchurch as the Double rink team went down 26-36. Joan Lewis, Diana Willcox, Mary Bowen and Anne Thomas never lost their early lead as they ran out solid winners by 20-12.

Unfortunately June Williams' rink struggled somewhat throughout and lost by 6-24.

The close call game was away at Pencoed which ended in a win for Penarth by 51-47.

Sue Croll rink lost by 3 shots and Belinda Price by 2 shots.

However the deficit was overhauled when Wendy Grant, Jayne Edwards, Joan Lewis and Chris Church bowled consistently to record a 20-11 win and steal the points from the home side.