Tenby Arches Ladies 6pts. Pembroke Dock Park Ladies 0
1st July 2015
The Arches ladies' form has been very indifferent this season, some bad and some very good. Last Wednesday saw the "good" side turn up against Pembroke Dock Park. The Arches ladies, who are sponsored by Tenby House, were forced to make two late changes to the side originally selected, but this did not affect the result, winning on both rinks and collecting the maximum six league points. Alison and her rink of Liz, Audrey and Lynn were in excellent form and were never behind in the game, winning by 25 shots to 9. Such was their dominance over the visitors' rink skipped by Penny Brickle that they won 10 ends in succession, picking up 16 shots on the way. Captain Carol who was going to have a day off, found herself skipping the second Arches rink of Jan, Mair and Gerry. This was a much closer contest against the Park ladies' rink skipped by Babs Rapley. At 11 ends the game was tied, the visitors then went on to take the lead and at 17 ends were two shots up. Carol's ladies fought back , scoring a five and two ones to finish the game winning by 23 shots to 19 and the match by 48 shots to 28.
FIVE ARCHES LADIES (4 pts) PEMBROKE DOCK LADIES (2)
20th June 2015
With two ends remaining,Tenby Arches ladies were losing to Pembroke Dock ladies by 31 shots to 28 and in danger of finishing the game with no points. If this score had remained, it would have mirrored the result of their last home game against Whitland ladies, when they lost heavily on both rinks. They needed to get something out of this encounter to keep up morale. Out of nowhere fortunes changed, Carol's rink of Helen, Jan and Margaret had been trailing for all of the game. but managed to pick up three shots in the last two ends. Although well beaten by 17 shots to 12 by Di Davies's Pembroke Dock rink, the significance of these three shots was important to the overall score. Alison and her team of Lynn, Liz and Meryl were drawn on the outside rink and dominated most of the game against the Pembroke Dock rink skipped by Collette. Alison's rink, like the captain's, picked up three shots on ends 20 and 21 to win comfortably by 22 shots to 15. The significance of the last two ends for both Arches rinks was that the overall score went in Tenby's favour, winning narrowly by 34 shots to 32 and securing four league points from a team that was better placed than them in the league. Tenby Arches ladies, who are sponsored by Tenby House, recently played Whitland ladies, losing very heavily on both rinks by 62 shots to 12, with Whitland picking up the maximum six points. Prior to the Whitland game, the Arches ladies had a home fixture against Milford ladies, winning by 54 shots to 17 and collected six league points for their efforts.
Tenby Arches Ladies 2pts Neyland Ladies 4
10th June 2015
With two ends remaining, this game, sponsored by Tenby House, looked as if the visitors Neyland would capture all six points, but the Arches rink skipped by Alison Redman scored seven shots on these two ends to gain two league points. First off the green was stand-in skip Carol, whose rink went down 13 shots to 25, but this score did not reflect on how well Margaret, playing at lead, and the excellent Jan Lloyd, starting her first game for the Arches ladies, played. With Gerry playing at third to Carol, they kept matching the Neyland players' woods but unfortunately not beating them or "getting the luck" !
Alison's rink of Lynn, Liz and Helen had a competitive and noisy encounter with the Neyland rink skipped by Val Hubbard. The Arches ladies were trailing from the third to the 20th end when they picked up four shots to sneak a one shot lead going into the final end. With Carol's rink finished and off the green, encouragement was offered but the Arches ladies had victory in their sights and were not going to let it slip, gaining another three shots to win this battle by 20 shots to 16. The overall result was a loss for the Arches ladies by 33 shots to 41, but two league points were gained.
FIVE ARCHES LADIES (0) SAUNDERSFOOT LADIES (6 pts)
27th June 2015
With several ladies unavailable and with others playing out of position, this was always going to be a testing afternoon fixture for Tenby Arches ladies against league leaders Saundersfoot ladies. Five Arches ladies, who are sponsored by Tenby House, have been having a mixed season and this was one of those games they would want to forget, losing to their neighbours by 45 shots to 27. Helen's rink of Lynn, Lon and Jan were up against Saundersfoot stalwart Marion Evans, who had much the better of the game and with her ladies was always in command, winning by 25 shots to nine. Carol skipped the second rink, with Gerry, Mair and Margaret in support, and got off to a good start, leading by six shots to three after six ends. They then suffered a mini collapse, picking up just one score of three over the next nine ends. The Saundersfoot rink, skipped by Lorna Bissell, was now in the ascendency, leading by 17 shots to nine. Out of the blue, the Five Arches ladies found some inspiration, picking up nine shots to Saundersfoot's three in the six remaining ends, but this was just not enough. The rink had their chances, but unfortunately were unable to convert them, losing at the end by 20 shots to 18.
Tenby Arches Ladies 6 pts. Haverfordwest Picton Ladies 0
30th May 2015
To use an old football cliché, this was a game of two halves, with the Five Arches ladies, sponsored by Tenby House, trailing Haverfordwest Picton ladies after 10 ends by 27 shots to 19, but all was to change after the break. The Arches ladies came back onto the green with 11 ends to play completely revitalised, turning an eight shots deficit into a comfortable 24 shots win. Was this due to the encouragement they got from Wigan at the tea-break, we will never know, but the Arches ladies, during this period, collectively played some of the best bowls this season? With the Tenby ‘Sharks’ playing a home league game, the ladies were on rinks five and six. Julia skipped the inside rink, with Carol, Mair and Gerry in support. At 10 ends, the Arches ladies were trailing by 14 shots to 9, but then picked up 29 shots, including two counts of five and a six and conceding just four. This was the Arches at their very best, finishing the game by winning 38 shots to 18. Alison and her team of Lynn, Lon and Helen were on the outside rink and trailed by three shots at the break. They then went on to win eight of the remaining 11 ends and secure a 23 shots to 19 victory, during which they picked up two counts of six. The final score was an impressive 61 shots to 37 victory for the Arches ladies.