AFTER an early season defeat at St Fagans, the Windsor first team faced the return match without three of their stars; Messrs Woodcock, Hudson and Turnball.

However, any concerns proved ill-founded as they collected vital league points winning by 14 shots

Leading the way was the old maestro Ken McLeod with Ellard, Morrish and Palfrey, the rink winning by 29 shots to 15. There was another rink win for Matthews, Gooding, Rees and Carlisle by a comfortable 7 shot margin.

There were however two rink losses: Follon, Williams, Lewis and Stevens 21-24 and for Evans, King, Thorne and Hope by 17 shots to 21.

Given the level of player unavailability last weekend, full credit must go to PG2 captain Simon Latham for actually managing to travel with a full team to Rectory Road.

Suffice to say that the result was a total disaster for the Windsor men and, on the assumption that the Penarth bowls correspondent will report the full details, this report will spare them double blushes.

However, full credit must go the Penarth PG2 team for a superb performance.

They are deservedly riding high at the top of their division and are clearly in danger of promotion come the end of the season!

It is always pleasurable to report two excellent victories for the Windsor midweek teams.

The Alliance started things off with a win over Rhiwbina by 8 shots.

Peter Collier temporarily suspended his joke telling to concentrate on the bowls and, along with White, Hardess and Latham, came away with a 14-10 win.

Davies, Brenton, Evans and Howells won 23-18 and Johnson, Parker, Rogers and Lewis won by 21-15.

There was however defeat for Peregrine, Ellis, King and Cucciniello 12-19.

The Munro Cup team welcomed Barry Romilly to the Windsor in what is traditionally one of the toughest fixtures of the season.

However, on this occasion, the team won on three rinks gaining victory by 66 shots to 57. Woodcock M, Davies, Woodcock A, and Palfrey 22-14. Evans, Parker, Williams and Lewis 15-14. Follon, Ellis, Johnson and Turnball 22-5.

The only unsuccessful rink was Peregrine, Rogers, Thorne and Ellard losing by 24-7.