In brilliant sunshine, Cadoxton Bowling Club hosted this Municipal League 4 match and, although the rinks were shared, the hosts lost out by nine shots overall.

Unfortunately, the losing home rinks both had terrible starts, with Kelvin Chedzoy’s four 6-0 down after two ends, 17-4 after eight ends and 23-8 after 15. A recovery closed the gap to just five shots.

Howard Craven’s rink trailed 21-4 before launching a recovery on the 12th end to win eight of the remaining ends in losing 24-16.

Enjoying a good start, John Jones' four led by eight shots at one stage but this was reduced to just two playing the final end. John Jones won the points by obtaining the winning shot with an outrageous last bowl which must have contacted three or four bowls before settling next to the jack.

Don Kuhnell seemed to be well in control on his rink with a lead of 15-1 after eight ends, but, once the opposition got to know the rink, they outplayed the home side. Nevertheless, the home side held onto a three-shot advantage and, with the visitors holding three shots, Don drew the third shot with the last bowl to win the match by one shot.

Cadoxton: S Clarke, I Robertson, D Brook, H Craven 16-24; P Swannick, I Heppenstall, P Ellis, K Chedgzoy 19-24; G Garland, D Evans, G Davies, D Kuhnell 20-19; H Hellyar, A Carpenter, D Jeffries, J Jones 19-16. Cadoxton 74, Cyfarthfa Park 83.


Although things are starting to look a little brighter, with members returning from illness, Cadoxton A were still unable to field a full side and lost this Municipal League 5 clash.

However, the good news is that, at the time of ‘going to press,’ there is a full team available for next week. Well done to all players who have kept the team alive during this period.

Cadoxton: R Byrne, J Crout, D Tuck 18-28; G Powell, R Morris, D Fanning 10-36; E Heppenstall, A Prince, M Curtis 12-35; S Clements, R Cole, D Hammond 10-24. Ynysybwl 123, Cadoxton 50.