ON Friday evening, excitement was high as the Men faced the Ladies in the annual battle for the prestigious trophy in honour of Rowland Owen, a former president and captain of Windsor.

Thanks go to Ken McLeod for his splendid match organisation. Hardly needing their handicap advantage, the Ladies triumphed by 29 shots.

The Men, however, did have the consolation of the best rink.

Rowland’s daughter Rhian presented the trophy to Alun Daniel with his teammates Colin Roper, Colin Johns and, most appropriately Alun Owen who is Rowland’s son.

This is the fourth year that this event has taken place and all 40 bowlers enjoyed a most competitive match followed by a splendid buffet and raffle.

Thanks are due to Moyra Owen and to all who worked so hard to make this day possible and to the generosity of the Windsor players which resulted in a donation of £350 to Holme Towers.

In the absence of a PG1 match, the Windsor men played two games last week, winning the Munro fixture against Cadoxton but losing the PG2 game away at Llantrisant.

A strong Munro Cup team had a comfortable 50 shot win and picked up the full 14 points. Carlisle, Ellis, Turnbull, Palfrey 25-9. Peregrine, Morrish, Hales, Hudson 13-12. Evans, Matthews, Lewis, Stevens 27-6. Davies A., Cucciniello, Latham, Rees 25-13.

The PG2 team travelled to Llantrisant with some expectation but, in the end, failed to get to grips with a particularly difficult green.

Although they won on two rinks, a heavy defeat on one of the other rinks resulted in an overall loss by 9 shots. Mathias, Brenton, Cucciniello, Lewis 14-27. Peregrine, Hardess, Williams, Davies D. 19-15. Davies A, Evans, Hales, Latham 14-15. Ellis, King, Rogers, Howells 19-18. Four league points were secured.