End of season results round-up

On 17 August 2019 Penarth Belle Vue Bowling Club hosted the gentlemen of Beddau in their antepenultimate match in Cardiff & District Men’s League Division 5.

Belle Vue were keen to continue their run of good results and retain their position as league leaders and came away with a healthy win due mainly to strong performances by two rinks skipped by David Purser and Barrie Bagwell.

The position on the other two rinks was very close and Belle Vue won one and were pipped by a single shot on the other.

The final result was Belle Vue 91 shots to Beddau 37 shots and Belle Vue banked 12 points.

On 24 August 2019 Belle Vue visited Cadoxton to play the penultimate league game and the game was close through the first ten ends with Cadoxton just ahead 33 shots to 28.

Cadoxton pressed home their advantage and pulled away to win three rinks and the match overall by 80 shots to 56 and take 12 points from the game and become title contenders themselves only three points behind Belle Vue.

The second placed side, Splott Phoenix, had started the day a single point behind Belle Vue but had only managed to glean two points from their fixture.

Belle Vue’s final match of the 2019 season was played on 31 August 2019 at home against visiting side Penyrheol who had solidly beaten Belle Vue on all rinks on a hot day in July.

Belle Vue could not afford to drop any points and only a full house would guarantee winning CDML 5.

The match was very close and, at the tea interval, Belle Vue were ahead 44 shots to 33.

Suitably refreshed the rinks returned to play the final ten ends and, despite some very nervous moments, Belle Vue pushed home to win all rinks, scored 80 shots to 51 and scooped 14 points to top CDML 5.

Belle Vue have had a very enjoyable league campaign this year and are looking forward to meeting new opponents in the 2020 season.