Milford Haven 82 (12pts) v Five Arches 79 (3pts)
3rd June 2017
A fine spring afternoon saw the Five Arches travel to Milford Haven to play their latest Pembrokeshire League game. Neil and his rink of Tony, Roger and John were drawn on tricky rink one. After a slow start, trailing by 7 shots after 9 ends, they fought back to be level at 14 ends. The remaining 7 ends were closely fought with the Milford rink edging the game by 17 shots to 14. Hoping to maintain his unbeaten run, Simon and his rink were involved in another close game, ably supported by Viv, Dave and Dai, they sprang into an early lead but were reeled in and were level at tea. The second half was equally close with the Milford rink sneaking a one-shot victory. Yet another tight game on rink 3, Jon and his rink of Ken, Bill and Beano up against a strong Milford rink. They held a slender 1 shot lead at tea, all square at 17 ends but the Milford rink again just edged ahead in the last few ends to win by 22 shots to 19. Finally, on rink 4, Ashley and his rink of Mike, TP and Steve had a successful day on rink 4. Trailing by 4 shots at tea, they fought back to win the next 6 ends to carve out a lead and finally ran out winners by 4 shots. Another fine team performance with the final result in doubt until the last bowl. A couple of tricky mid-week games now follow, home to league leaders Saundersfoot and then away to Whitland
John Rees, Roger Thomas, Tony Rose, Neil Dickinson 14 Tony Ellyatt 17
Viv John, Dave Lloyd, Dai Spencer, Simon Evans 23 Roy Thomas 24
Ken Lloyd, Bill Benham, Huw Nicholas, Jon Webb 19 Lee Power 22
Mike Day, Tony Powling, Steve Davies, Ashley Hooper 23 Dave Buchanan 19
Five Arches 92 (12pts) St Thomas 58 (2pts)
27th May 2017
After a spirited game against Saundersfoot the last time out, we welcomed St Thomas from Haverfordwest to our green on a cool spring bank holiday afternoon. St Thomas were promoted last season and were expected to provide stern opposition. Drawn again on rink 1, Ashley with James, Jonno and Mike had an evenly balanced first half of the game, leading by 9 shots to 8 after 11 ends. However, picking up 6 shots on the next end, ignited a shot scoring spree which ultimately led to a comfortable 25 shots to 15 win. Webby with Ken, Bill and Beano also had a steady start, 11 shots to 8 ahead after 11 ends. 9 shots in the next 5 ends created a healthy lead which allowed the rink to cruise to a 24 shots to 14 victory.
After their superb win in Saundersfoot, Neil and his rink of John, Tony and Steve also had a close first half. One shot behind after 11 ends, they led by 1 shot after 17 ends, however a fine finish by the St Thomas four, gave them a 17 shots to 14 victory. Finally, Simon and his rink of Viv, Dave and first time Five Arches player Tony had a storming win on rink 4. All square after 9 ends and 13 ends, the remining 8 ends belonged to Simon and his team, picking up 2 counts of five and numerous other scores to run out winners by 29 shots to 12. Another good win for the Five Arches, next up, away to Milford on Saturday 3rd June.
Mike Day, Jon Hubbard, James Criddle, Ashley Hooper 25 Neil Crawford 15
Ken Lloyd, Bill Benham, Huw Nicholas, Jon Webb 24 Mike Codd 14
John Rees, Tony Powling, Steve Davies, Neil Dickinson 14 Tony Wilks 17
Viv John, Tony Rose, Dave Lloyd, Simon Evans 29 Phil John 12
Pembroke Dock v Tenby Ladies
11th May 2017
Last Thursday afternoon, Tenby Ladies played their third game of the season over at Pembroke Dock, where we received a very warm welcome. Unfortunatley the weather was not so kind and we were forced to take an early tea break to avoid a downpour. Before the break, Pembroke Dock Ladies on rink two were having an excellent start, leading by 10 shots to four after eight ends. After tea, everything changed and the Tenby rink consisting of Carol, Meryl, Jan and Gerry started to make progress and it was all even at 11 each at the 13th end. Tenby's luck held and the final score was Tenby 26 Pembroke Dock 12. Over on rink one, the Tenby team of Margaret, Liz, Lynn and Jo went into an early lead and were ahead by 11 shots to three after the eighth end. Pembroke Dock fought back well, but Tenby managed to maintain their lead after the tea break, with the swingy hand on the ditch side seeming to suit them. The final score was Tenby 21 Pembroke Dock 10.
Tenby Ladies v Tasker
3rd May 2017
Last Wednesday evening saw Tenby Ladies play their second game of the season against Tasker Haverfordwest. Looking very smart in our new shirts and jackets, we knew we had another battle on our hands as two of our skips were missing from the normal line up. On rink 5, Katie played an impressive game on the mat and soon scores started to even up with us pulling back to 10-all after 12 ends. It was not meant to be, however, as Tasker stepped up a gear. Final score on Jo's rink with Katie, Liz and Lynn was 19-10 win for Tasker. Rink 4 was an entirely different game, with Carol, Meryl, Jan and Gerry storming away to a 13-3 lead and Tasker fighting hard to claw back some shots. It was a great battle with Tenby holding on for a final winning score of 18-13. On rink five, Liz rolled a wood on the wrong bias and had shot wood on rink four - good job it was a trial end ! Many thanks again to Lesley Fisher and Tenby House for their continued sponsorship and support.
Five Arches 78 (10pts) Pembroke Dock 71 (4pts)
29th April 2017
After last week’s encouraging performance against Haverfordwest, we welcomed Pembroke Dock to Tenby on a cold April afternoon. With our new shirts dazzling the opposition , the Five Arches started brightly. On rink 1, Ashley, together with James and Mike and the Australia bound Jonno, hurried into an early lead, which they maintained through to half time to lead by 13 shots to 7. A storming second half including a count of 5 shots on the last end, granting a 30 shots to 13 victory. Webbie, Beano and the returning Turbo and Ken were up against it on rink 2. After a slow start , they trailed by 12 shots to 4 at tea. A tight second half ensured the Pembroke Dock quartet did not run away with the game. The end result a 20 shots to 9 victory for the Dock boys. Neil assisted by Steve, TP and John also had a slow start, 10 shots to nil down after 6 ends, however by tea they had pulled right back to be level. The Pembroke Dock rink pulled away slightly in the second half to gain a 23 shots to 15 victory.
Our dream team of Viv, Dave, Dai and Simon continued their serene progress on their favourite rink 4, starting like a train they led by 11 shots to 3 after 6 ends and by 17 shots to 7 after 12. After dropping a few shots in next couple of ends, they eased to a comfortable 23 shots to 15 win. A good win with a good finish over the last 2 or 3 ends across the board to gain the victory. We have a break for two weeks before the next game, in Saundersfoot on the 13th May.
Mike Day, Jon Hubbard, James Criddle, Ashley Hooper 30 Brian Dowling 13
Ken Lloyd, Tom Lewis, Huw Nicholas, Jon Webb 9 Richard Jones 20
John Rees, Tony Powling, Steve Davies, Neil Dickinson 16 Mathew John 23
Viv John, Dave Lloyd, Dai Spencer, Simon Evans 23 Reg Thomas 15