Five Arches 75 Pendine 43
10th April 2016
On a very cold and windy day, the Five Arches welcomed Pendine Bowling Club to Tenby for a very early pre-season friendly. Perhaps it was a bit too early in the season but both teams endured and played 15 ends in a friendly but competitive manner. Simon and his rink of Mike, TP and Peter effortlessly won on rink one. After a fairly even start, the Five Arches rink picked up 6 shots on the 7th end and another count of 5 on the 11th end to run out comfortable winners by 20 shots to 9. A welcome return to Gerald in Five Arches colours who skipped John, Ben and Steve to another win, never behind throughout the match, they won by 18 shots to 6. New recruit Huw " Beano" Nicholas had a interesting start to his Five Arches career. 13 shots to nil down after 5 ends, however ably assisted by Kev, Johnno and Cameron they fought back well to be only 7 behind when the game finished after 15 ends. Captain Ashley and his rink of Viv, David and Dai were always in control on rink 4 , a run of scoring on 8 consecutive ends allowed them to run out easy winners by 27 shots to 11. A good start, hopefully putting the Five Arches in good stead for the forthcoming season.
Mike Day, Tony Powling, Peter Hooper, Simon Evans 20 Mal Evans 9
John Rees, Ben Cloake, Steve Davies, Gerald Hewitt 18 Arwel Edwards 6
Kevin Lewis, Jon Hubbard, Cameron White, Huw Nicholas 10 Stuart King Thomas 17
Viv John, David Lloyd, Dai Spencer, Ashley Hooper 27 Geoff Hale 11