WITH the holiday season started, this week saw Sully Bowling Club putting out some very different sides.

Wednesday saw a strong team go out on a really damp grey night for a friendly against Millwood.

The visitors could just not get to grips with the night and and a comfortable 90-32 win was the end result B Curtis, B Harvey, T Murphy, D Edwards 19-11, E Pryer G Neadley, P Neale, H Thomas 28-4, A Smith, R Fitzjohn, M Hardy, B Griffiths 28-12 A Kelly, A Rees, D Curtis 25-5. On Saturday a much changed team did their best on a lovely surface at Llantwit Major, and although the rinks where two and a half to one and a half it was not enough to avoid a four shot loss. Andy Smith, Eddie Pryer, Mike Hardy, Chris Williams 16-26, Ben Curtis, Alun Rees, Trevor Murphy, Dennis Edwards 16-16, Garth John, Doug Curtin, Alen Thomas, Dave Curtis 22-18, John Hubbard, Huw Thomas, John Best, Carl Best 18-16. So close but a 72-76 loss. On Sunday the rearranged match at home to St Albans was played and the best thing to say was it stayed dry. Against the norm of home advantage the buns where on top and stayed there right from the start being 19 up after five ends. All the way through it ebbed and flowed but the home side could not get back into it.

At ten ends it was 21-45 and after 15 ends was 43-65. So to the end three losing rinks of the green Dave Curtis one down and with last bowl played the shot of the day through a narrow gap to push out the shot wood and turn it to two up to take the only points for the home side. Hopefully this is a good omen for him and the rest of our men at the national finals starting this weekend at Llandod. This week on Wednesday we travel to Bellevue and are at home on Saturday to Bargoed.