Leaders still favourites despite defeat to nearest rivals
FIRST visited second in the Dinefwr Ladies' Bowls League — and leaders Ammanford lost 31-20 to chasing Stradey.
Ammanford claimed two points when skip Rosina Smith survived a last-end scare, eventually winning her rink 14-13 after Stradey had captured two last-end scoring woods and forced a measure on another.
Ammanford still have a ten-point lead over Stradey, with Carmarthen in third after they won 30-17 at Merched Tybie.
Mair Evans easily clocked up a brace of Carmarthen points on rink two via her 20-6 triumph. The rink one battle went down to the wire.
Carmarthen skip Jean Taylor was trailing 11-9 at the start of the last end, but after several deliveries was holding two shots. However, experienced Tybie skip Doreen Evans took one of those woods out, leaving Taylor one bowl short of a draw.
Rink scores (Tybie names first) — Rink 1: Pauline Thomas, Annita Rees, Doreen Evans (skip) 11; Muriel Jackson, Nelda Davies, Jean Taylor (skip) 10.
Rink 2: Jean Owen, Nancy Adams, Christine Llewellyn (skip) 6; Janet Griffiths, Beryl Bagshaw, Mair Evans (skip) 20.
Pts: Tybie 2, Carmarthen 4.
A landslide victory plumped up the scoreline on Llandeilo's green, where the hosts romped past Coedbach 45-16. Home trio Nancy Thomas, Nita Roberts and Jean Stancer only let their opponents score two, while they racked up 36 shots themselves on rink one.
Rink scores (Llandeilo names first) — Rink 1: Nancy Thomas, Nita Roberts, Jean Stancer (skip) 36; Maureen Footman, Ann Anderson, Edna Williams (skip) 2.
Rink 2: Trudi Jones, Madge Holiday, Nancy Jones (skip) 9; Connie Hopkins, Joan Owen, Gwenda Williams (skip) 14.
Pts: Llandeilo 4, Coedbach 2.
Gwaun-cae-Gurwen had an opportunity to whitewash visiting Bro Myrddin, but had to settle for a 30-23 win to claim four points.
Noreen Liles skipped a 14-shot win for GCG and when team-mate Judith Rees only trailed by one shot on the 13th end, the whitewash was a possibility. However, Bro skip Sandra Thomas guided in six unanswered scoring woods during the last two ends to beat Judith Rees 15-8.
Rink scores (GCG names first) — Rink 1: Bethan Jones, Jennifer Matthews, Noreen Liles (skip) 22; Avril Rees, Olga Evans, Val Gibbard (skip) 8.
Rink 2: Diane Rusbridge, Christine Madge, Judith Rees (skip) 8; Stella Thomas, Ann Pugh, Sandra Thomas (skip) 15.
Pts: GCG 4, Bro Myrddin 2.
GCG registered a whitewash, thrashing hosts Cross Hands 48-17, with Diane Rusbridge, Christine Madge and Carole Rees top-rinking.
They climbed to fourth as a result.
Rink scores (Cross Hands names first) — Rink 1: Margaret Davies, Janet Rees, Gwlithyn Thomas (skip) 9; Diane Rusbridge, Christine Madge, Carol Rees (skip) 22.
Rink 2: Maureen Jones, Moira Jones, Ruby Phillips (skip) 8; Aliya Francis, Noreen Liles, Judith Rees (skip) 16.
Pts: Cross Hands 0, GCG 6.
This was the second time inside a week Cross Hands failed to get a point, previously losing 6-0 to Llangennech and they stay rooted to the bottom of the table.
There were only two woods difference between Tybie and visiting Llandeilo, with the hosts pipped 29-27. Liz Dale skipped a Tybie rink triumph, with Jean Stancer doing the same for Llandeilo.
Rink scores (Tybie names first) — Rink 1: Nancy Adams, Annita Rees, Liz Dale (skip) 19; Trudi Jones, Nancy Jones, Sara Nichols (skip) 10.
Rink 2: Pauline Thomas, Beattie Howells, Doreen Evans (skip) 8; Nancy Thomas, Nita Roberts, Jean Stancer (skip) 19.
Pts: Tybie 2, Llandeilo 4.