MILLWOOD Bowling Club's Division 4 fixture saw local rivals Murch visit.

Rink 2 saw A Evans, S Sewell and K Davies race into an early lead 15 shots to 3 after 10 ends and ease to a 23 shots to 7 win.

On rink 3 N Tutton, K Lewys and G Williams started well and a 6 on the third end followed by a 4 on the sixth, gave them a lead which they held to the end winning 20 shots to 12.

Rink 4 the closest game of the afternoon unfolded with the visitors taking a 14 shot to 7 lead after 10 ends.

A strong recovery by the home rink of 13 shots over the last 8 ends was not quite enough losing 21 to 20.

Rink 5 saw D Bourne, P Taylor and B Crockford start slowly and trail 12 shots to 2 after 10 ends and unable to recover, going down 24 shots to 4.

Final score 66 shots to 64 for Millwood.

Millwood A meanwhile travelled to Caerphilly Social for a Division 5 fixture. On Rink 1 K Thomas, H Spencer and B Howcroft trailed 11 shots to 5 after 10 ends, a 3 on the 11th end levelled scores and a 5 on the 14th proved enough to enable them to win 19 shots to 13.

G Davies, P Childs and A Williams started slowly and were behind five shots to 2 after 5 ends, but persevering led 12 shots to 5 after 10, and held on to win 15 shots to 11.

Rink 3 saw G Murphy, C Hopkins, J Cauldwell, did not start well and lost sight of their opponents who were soon leading 22 shots to 5 after 13 ends at which point the Millwood rink came back to life and scored 13 shots over the last five ends to narrowly lose by 22 shots to 21.

Rink 4 also witnessed another nail biter with M Williams, P Barnett and D Woodfin in a nip and tuck all the way with neither side being more than one shot ahead.

A 2 on the last end gave them a 15 shots to 13 win.

The final score was 70 shots to 57 to Millwood.