Barry Romilly Bowls Club opened their Munro Cup campaign on Wednesday week and, fielding a strong side, won on three out of four rinks and drew on the other. Romilly took 13 points from a 32-shot victory.

Rink scores (Romilly names first): A Bannister, B Gough, D Bannister, M Doyle 13, C Peters, P Robbins, M Phillips, C Coomber 8; J Coles, G Rees, R Hewitson, R Wyatt 18, A Morgan, A Burbidge, A Hutchins, K Romans 18; M Gershenson, C Tapscott, B Foscolo, G Cogbill 21, C Clay , B Daniels, A Burdge, B Matthews 10; A Bryan, C Geen, C Collins, M Newman 23, B Knight, M Matthews, S Kirk, B Hogg 7. Romilly 75, Plastics 43.


On Saturday Barry Romilly welcomed Kenfig Hill for their first Carruthers Shield group match and, on a perfect day for bowls, both teams struggled to find their weight and line on a heavy green. After five ends, ‘Rom’ led 19-12 before the visitors clawed their way back to trail by just three shots after 10 ends.

By the 15th end, Kenfig led 66-51, with only Graham Cogbill's rink doing well for the Romilly and leading 19-10. Although starting well, the rink skipped by Fred Phillips leaked shots to trail 19-10 on the 15th end and the other rinks skipped by Mel Newman and Jeff Wright were one and five down respectively at the same stage. Although trailing, Romilly felt confident of recovering the deficit but, every time Romilly were in a strong position holding shot, the Kenfig back players, in fairness, produced the perfect bowl to win the end and subsequently the game by 10 shots.

Romilly's travel to Pontyclun on Saturday in a must win game to give the side any chance of progressing in the competition.

Romilly rinks scores: G Rees, J Coles, B Foscolo, G Cogbill 20-21; A Bryan, T Bloomfield, C Collins, M Newman 22-18; G Eastment, P Gershenson, M Doyle, F Phillips 15-22; M Gershenson, R Hewitson, G Trepleton, J Wright 16-22. Romilly 73, Kenfig Hill 83.


Playing their second South Vale League game - the first ended in defeat - Barry Romilly A travelled to Llantwit Major on Saturday.

Starting well, Romilly were well ahead 49-28 at halfway and, by the 15th end, led 71-45. The rink skipped by Des Bannister played well throughout and, over the last six ends, took 10 shots to four to win convincingly, while the rink skipped by Brian Cheal made a similar score of nine shots to two over those last six ends to close 10 shots ahead. The other rinks skipped by Bryn Gough and Bob Wyatt both won very tight games to give Romilly a full house and14 points.

Romilly rink scores: D Cameron, P Denley, A Woolcock, D Bannister 26-14; D Noble, D Mottram, C Geen, B Cheal 25-15; P Herbert, A Bannister, P Clarke, B Gough 20-18; L Jones, C Davies, A Jones, B Wyatt (skip) 22-20. Llantwit 67, Romilly A 93.