Ammanford flying flag in Carruthers
AMMANFORD Park will fly the Llanelli and District Men's Bowls League flag in the third round of the Carruthers Shield after trouncing visiting Ystrad Mynach 85-54.
Park will have home green advantage when they face Haverfordwest on July 21.
Handing in the highest winning rink card against Ystrad were Park quartet Aled Howells, Ken Fowler, Dai Redmore and Nick Bithray, who won by 19 shots.
Rink scores (Ammanford Park names first) — Rink 2: Ieuan Owen, Mark Howells, Ross Davies, Keran Peregrine (skip) 26; L Bouse (skip) 11.
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Rink 3: Sam Brown, Peter Haines, Gareth Thomas, Keith Griffiths (skip) 19; T Erickson (skip) 14.
Rink 4: Wynant James, John Smith, Eric Evans, Wayne Owen (skip) 13; W Davies (skip) 21.
Rink 5: Aled Howells, Ken Fowler, David Redmore, Nick Bithray (skip) 27; K Godsall (skip) 8.
Premier division title hopefuls Kidwelly won 85-68 at Gorseinon and now lead the chasing pack on 103 points.
Kidwelly handed in a hat-trick of winning rink cards, the best of which was marked by Wayne Webster, Dai Naylor, Colin Jones and Dai Kingdon, who beat John Phillips's crew by 14 woods.
Rink scores (Kidwelly names first) — Rink 1: Wayne Webster, David Naylor, Colin Jones, Dai Kingdon (skip) 25; John Phillips (skip) 11.
Rink 2: Thomas Holmes, Alan King, Steffan Harries, Mark Davies (skip) 30; Dai Phillips (skip) 19.
Rink 3: Morgan Holmes, Keith Owens, Alan Evans, Matthew James (skip) 22; Gareth Jones (skip) 14.
Rink 4: Kim Morgan, David Roberts, Keith Evans, David Summers (skip) 18; Alan Watkins (skip) 24.
Pts: Gorseinon 2, Kidwelly 12.
Even after their impressive 111-60 victory at Pontarddulais, Ammanford Town still precariously hover over the division one relegation zone.
Impressing most were Town quartet Mike Edwards, Matthew Harries, Alan Wilcox and Andy Hillier, who won by 20 shots on rink one.
Rink scores (Ammanford Town names first) — Rink 1: Mike Edwards, Matthew Harries, Alan Wilcox, Andy Hillier 32; Mal Pewsey 12.
Rink 2: Huw Harries, Enir Morgan, Martin Rees, Martin Jones 23; Dave Robson 13.
Rink 4: Les Williams, Peter Williams, Alan Williams, Dai Turvey 22; John Wilson 24.
Rink 5: Martin Henry, Ken Sullivan, Dai Davies, Rhodri Harriers 34; Byron John 11.
Pts: Pontarddulais 2, Ammanford Town 12.
Although losing their home division one clash against New Dock 79-68, Tybie remain in third. Mick Ovett, Ivor Carrod, Brian Madge and Bryan Rees, who were up 23-15 with three ends left, held off a late surge from Dock to eventually win 23-22.
Rink scores (Tybie names first) — Rink 1: Cliff Owen, Aeron Atkins, Nigel Roberts, Ken Pryce (skip) 10; Rob Turner (skip) 24.
Rink 2: John Roberts, Peter Brown, David Matthews, Handel Thomas (skip) 19; P Davies (skip) 16.
Rink 3: Mick Ovett, Ivor Carrod, Brian Madge, Bryan Rees (skip) 23; A Phillips (skip) 22.
Rink 4: Alwyn Tucker, Keith Boggis, Viv Owen, Tony Evans (skip) 16; Paul Stone (skip) 17.
Pts: Tybie 4, New Dock 10.
Tumble enjoyed a narrow division two victory when leapfrogging visiting Dafen Welfare to win 71-70.25.
Although losing 24-17, skip Barry James proved to be the Tumble hero. With the other three rinks complete, Tumble were trailing overall by two shots as the action continued on the remaining rink on the green, but during the last end a spectacular first wood from James sealed the tightest of triumphs.
Rink scores (Tumble names first) — Rink 2: Ken Lloyd, Ivor Heritage, Darren Morris, Gwyn Morris (skip) 12; Clive Coles (skip) 14.25.
Rink 3: John Williams, Hayden Ford, Nick Walters, Tony Rees (skip) 34; Don Gibbons (skip) 5.
Rink 4: Ken Leverington, Viv Thomas, Viv Evans, Barry James (skip) 17; Stuart Hopkins (skip) 24.
Rink 5: Devlin Evans, Declan Owens, Gareth Williams, Gwynfor Jones (skip) 8; Eldon Phillips (skip) 27.
Pts: Tumble 8, Dafen Welfare 4.
Llandeilo suffered a wounding division two blip and slid down the table from third after Llangennech beat them 92-64.
The Llandeilo face savers were Jamie Davies, John Park, Roy Kinnell and skip Geoff Chapman, whose solitary rink success earned their team-mates two vital points.
Rink scores (Llandeilo names first) — Rink 2: Jeff Williams, David Simpkins, Brian Stancer, Gary Evans (skip) 14; Charlie Weston (skip) 25.
Rink 3: Stan Jones, Brian Johns, King Jones, Dai Grove (skip) 11; Ross Jones (skip) 28.
Rink 4: Mal Davies, Mick Webb, Alan Roberts, Brian Bennett (skip) 16; I Jones (skip) 22.
Rink 5: Jamie Davies, John Park, Roy Kinnell, Geoff Chapman (skip) 23; K Maunder (skip) 17.
Pts: Llandeilo 2, Llangennech 12.
There was real frustration during Cwmamman's 84-70 home division two defeat to Calsonic.
On rink one, basement outfit Cwm were holding the head for a draw when a brutal Calsonic fire smashed into the pack, resulting in an eight-shot pick-up against exasperated skip Byron Davies.
Rink scores (Cwmamman names first) — Rink 1: John Milburn, Tom Jones, Doug Turner, Byron Davies (skip) 17; D Pike (skip) 26.
Rink 2: Darren Morris, Alan Thomas, Gethin Edwards, James Davies (skip) 16; Ken Bowen 15.
Rink 3: Colin Davies, John Lewis, Dai Llewellyn, Gwyn Phillips (skip) 12; K Morgan (skip) 32.
Rink 4: Oswyn Lewis, Peter Jones, Dyfed Lewis, John Sam Jones (skip) 25; E Howells (skip) 11.
Pts: Cwmamman 4, Calsonic 10.
Early season division three leaders Cross Hands suffered back-to-back losses within the space of three days.
On Thursday they lost 77-67 at Wheatsheaf, but on the plus side blooded new member Steve Jordan, who looks to be a sound addition for the Gwendraeth Valley outfit.
Rink scores (Cross Hands names first) — Rink 3: Eric Wilkins, Nathan Evans, E Rees, Gareth Jones (skip) 22; L Morgan (skip) 17.
Rink 4: Wyn Bishop, Jeff Morgan, Dennis Morgan, Cliff Averill (skip) 16; D Thomas (skip) 24.
Rink 5: Teddy Davies, Steve Jordan, Cyril Rogers, Ken Llewellyn (skip) 20; A Davies (skip) 24.
Rink 6: Tom Morgan, Keran Thomas, Terry Duquemin, Harry Phillips (skip) 15; R Blewitt (skip) 12.
Pts: Wheatsheaf 10, Cross Hands 4.
On Saturday, although Cross Hands got closer to their opponents, they could only claim four points from their 83-77 defeat at Llanelli Steel.
Tom Morgan, Keran Thomas, Terry Duquemin and Harry Phillips top-rinked for Cross with their 26-12 result.
Rink scores (Cross Hands names first) — Rink 1: Eric Wilkins, Nathan Evans, E Rees, Gareth Jones (skip) 21; S Thomas (skip) 20.
Rink 2: Teddy Davies, Steve Jordan, Cyril Rogers, Ken Llewellyn (skip) 18; R Jenkins (skip) 29.
Rink 3: Tom Morgan, Keran Thomas, Terry Duquemin, Harry Phillips (skip) 26; A Kerney 12.
Rink 4: Dennis Morgan, Wyn Bishop, Jeff Morgan, Cliff Averill (skip) 12; I Kerney (skip) 22.
Pts: Llanelli Steel 10, Cross Hands 4.
Wednesday's (Tonight) fixture — Premier Division: Ammanford Park v Havelock.
Saturday's fixtures — Premier Division: Ammanford Park v Parc y Dre, Carmarthen v Kidwelly.
Division One: Blue Anchor v Ammanford Town, Pontarddulais v Tybie.
Division Two: Llandeilo v Tumble, Gowerton v Cwmamman.
Division Three: Ty'rfran v Cross Hands.