SULLY Sports Bowls Club made their longest trip in their Munro Cup campaign on Wednesday, 17th July, to play Cowbridge.

The fast all weather carpet green did not suit the visitors, and the home side “made hay while the sun shone,” to inflict a 99-40 defeat on the Sports.

The weakened Sports side did avoid a whitewash as Ken Agius’ rink triumphed in a back to the wall effort.

On K Aguis’ rink the lead changed hand 6 times, and with 5 ends left, the visitors were facing defeat, trailing by 5 shots, but the Sports took all the remaining ends to record a 19-15 win.

C Coomber’s rink lost the opening 5 ends, and trailed by 13 shots at the halfway point, and although they shared the remaining ends, they failed to close the gap, going down 10-24.

K Roman’s rink were restricted to singles on each of the 6 ends that they won, with the home rink playing some excellent bowls, especially home skip Bob Penn, with the result going to Cowbridge by 29-6.

A Collard’s rink were also up against it, as the home outfit, used their knowledge of the carpet green, bowled superbly, winning the opening 7 ends, and cruising to a 31-5 victory.

Rink Scores:

P Collier, D Davies, P Holland, A Collard 05-31;

M Stafford, J Harries, G Tricket, K Romans 06-29;

J Pearce, B Knight, G Currie, C Coomber 10-24;

D Burbridge, R Gallivan, D Austin, K Agius 19-15.

Sully Sports Man-of-the-Match: D Burbridge

On Saturday, 20th July, Sully Sports travelled to Penarth Rectory Roar in the PGIs, and found the home team in terrific form, suffering defeat on all 4 rinks, losing 58-96 on aggregate.

The Sports found it hard to adjust to a surprisingly slowish green that bowled, in the most part with little width.

Aguis’ rink got a single on the 1st end, but fell 8 shots behind by the 5th, then took 10 ends to get back into the match to lead by 1 after 15 ends.

The Sports increased their lead to 4 shots with 2 ends remaining.

Penarth’s 4 played a magic penultimate end to take 3 shots, and on the last end, the home skip’s final wood promoted a home bowl to make 2 shots and win by 21-20; a somewhat poor return for the Sports who actually won more ends than they lost.

K Romans’ rink had a poor first half, being down by 2-20 after 11 ends of fine home bowling, but improved to outscore their host over the last 10 ends, but not by enough, and eventually went down 11-25.

C Coomber’s rink also won their fair share of ends, but the Penarth rink scored more heavily on the winning ends to see off the Sports by 26-14.

G Brown’s rink faired similar to Coomber’s, as after a sluggish start, they won nearly half the ends, but never scored more than 2 shots, whereas the home rink had a couple of 3s and a 5, to ease to a 24-13 victory.

Rink Scores:

D Austin, R Gallivan, G Tricket, G Brown 13-24;

A Fitt, B Knight, G Currie, C Coomber 14-26;

M Stafford, P Holland, A Collard, K Agius 20-21;

A Thompson, D Davies, B Whyman, K Romans 11-25.

Sully Sports Man-of-the Match: K Agius

Next Sat, 27th July, Sully Sports host flyaway leaders Beaufort in the PG1s, and on Wed, 31st July, host Rhoose in the Munro Cup.

The club has recently had to field weakened, inexperience teams, with the unavailability of several members due to holidays, minor ops, family functions, etc., but has now got over its early season problem in fielding full teams, with a slight increase in member numbers, but it’s not too late for anyone to join, whether novices or veterans, just turn up on Monday evenings for practice, or contact the club’s secretary Peter Holland Tel 01446 622490.