Bowls Briton Ferry Town 51 Gwaun Cae Gurwen 88
9:00am Friday 29th June 2012 in Sport
THE Waun travelled to Briton Ferry on Saturday for a league meeting that was constantly in doubt due to forecasters promising heavy rain all day.
Surprisingly, the game started in sunshine and the Waun got off to a fine start, claiming an 18–17 lead after five ends despite RinkTwo trailing 8–1.
By ten ends the Waun had increased their lead to 43–24 with their Rink Two now only two shots behind and Rink Three looking comfortable with a commanding lead of 14–1.
Tea was taken with some trepidation as Waun were aware that the break would either allow their own bowlers to return refreshedandreadyto push further on or allow the home team to come back at them with renewed vigour.
However, with their focus on not only beating their hosts but also the weather, the Waun increased their lead to 65–35 on 15 ends.
They finished the game in comfort and style by claiming a 88–51 victory with only the last three ends seeing a change inweather conditions.
The result ensured Waun claimed 12 points to Briton Ferry’s two.
Rink results (home skips first) Rink One: R Rees, C Pope, B Larner, R Parry beat M Jeremiah, J Bright, D Llewelyn, L Williams.
Rink Two: CJ Holmes, T Hankins,A Evans, G Rees, lost to A Thomas, JC Jones, M Harris, M Smith 14–22.
Rink Three: E Langford, B Williams, B Hirst, T Evans lost toRLewis,RHarris,D Davies, J Viola 6–29.
Rink Four: D Heard, D Pope, W James, K Lewis lost to M Morgan,R Griffiths, L Leoanard, A Pedrick 13–21.
Next week, the Waunaredueto travel to Briton Ferry once again, this time on a different green at BF Combine, who find themselves in a similar position to the Waun with regards membership.