BOTH the ladies' and men’s teams at Rhoose Bowling Club fulfilled their match commitments in the past few weeks.

On May 10 the men’s team travelled to Kenfig Hill and Pyle for a Carruthers Shield match and, on what proved to be the windiest afternoon this spring, both teams struggled. The green was so heavy that even some of the home team failed to get their woods up the green. Unsurprisingly, Rhoose lost overall.

On May 14 the team entertained Penarth Windsor in a Munro Cup match, with the home side starting well and managing to build a small lead. However, Windsor soon came to terms with the unfamiliar artificial surface to secure a convincing win.

The ladies' team visited Llantrisant for a Double Rink match and the rink skipped by Rachel Green, in winning 19-17, registered a hot shot (eight shots) on the 13th end. The second rink skipped by Mo Dutton, unfortunately, lost 20-9 so Rhoose lost 37-28 overall.

On May 15 the ladies travelled to Cowbridge to play a first Afternoon League match and, despite securing a win on one rink by 11/4 shots, lost out overall. However, the team enjoyed playing on Cowbridge’s brand new carpet.

The club hosted a Welsh Ladies' team practice game against a combined Ladies' County side on May 11 in preparation for forthcoming international matches on an artificial green in Jersey.

The club extends its congratulations to Phil Jacobs who has become the first member to play in a Welsh national side. On May 10-11, Phil was part of the Welsh Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Sports Association team who beat their English counterparts in a clash at the Sully Indoor Bowls Centre.