SAUNDERSFOOT 67 MERTHYR WEST END 92: Saundersfoot exited this year’s Carruthers Shield competition last Saturday at the second knockout stage when they suffered a home defeat to Merthyr West End.

On a blazingly hot afternoon, it was the visitors who adapted best to the exceptionally fast green to win comfortably by 25 shots.

At the beginning of the game, both sides vied for supremacy and at the halfway stage the overall scores were level, but for the second week running, a poor finish led to a disappointing result.

Rink scores, with Saundersfoot first and Merthyr West End skips only, were:

Brian Dooley, Mackie Brace, Paul Blayney, Liam Price 17; John Evans 17.

Dai Davies, Paul Sneyd, Steve Dick, Berwyn Dennis 19; Huw Davies 25.

Alan Brain, Ian Smith, Selwyn Price, Joe Dennis 14; Liam Stone 29.

Graham Hughes, Neil Hensman, Brian Desmond, Myrddin Dennis 17; Lee Morgan 21.

WARRIORS 70 (2 pts)

ST. ISSELL’S 83 (12)

The St. Issell’s men picked up their third win of the season last Saturday with an away win over Warriors of Pembroke Dock.

A poor start saw them 19 shots down at the tea interval, but a spirited comeback in the second half saw them overturn the deficit and ease home by 13 shots.

Rink scores, with St. Issell’s first and Warriors skips only, were:

Peter Williams, Billy Glynn, Richard Whittaker, Mike Ashbridge 25; Colin Chard 16.

Nev Ruff, Barrie Lee, John Amos, Alan Rich 17; M. Hyde 22.

Dennis Reed, Ken James, Mike Carr, Rod Bramhall 19; J. Bearne 15.

George Cavell, Roy Hooper, Dennis Ball, Dave Walters 22; D. Asparassa 17.

Their next fixture is on Sunday afternoon when they visit Neyland.



Further to last week’s report in the Observer, Val James, the club’s ladies’ captain, is pleased to announce that her special day raised £75, which has been donated to the Welsh Ambulance Service.


What a surprise the members had to learn of the wedding of club members Lorna Campbell and Roy Hooper.

It really was a best kept secret and they are sent every good wish for their future happiness.


The finals of the Pembroke County Bowling Association men’s competitions take place this weekend.

Saundersfoot are represented in the open rinks final at six o’clock this evening by Graham Hughes, Dai Davies, Joe and Myrddin Dennis, whilst Joe takes on James John Davies of Haverfordwest in the under 25s singles tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock.

On Monday evening, Graham, Myrddin and Joe will be in action again in the final of the Open Triples and they are wished success in all three matches.