Tenby 102 (12 pts) v Pembroke Dock 50 (2)
The Tenby team, jointly sponsored by Layton and Company Solicitors and Chandler Rogers Estate Agents, entertained Pembroke Dock at Sutton Street, last Saturday, in the Pembrokeshire League Division One. Tenby once again started well and led by 19 shots as early as the fifth end. The advantage was further stretched to 36 shots at 10 ends and to 49 by the 15th end.
A rally from Pembroke Dock saw them reduce the deficit to 45 at 18 ends, but it was not enough and Tenby won by 52 shots at the close of play. Rink one was a very close affair throughout and although Tenby led by one shot going into the last end, a dropped score of two saw Pembroke Dock pick up a consolation two points. Thanks go to Aaron Lloyd who played exceptionally well on his Tenby debut and on this performance he has a great future in the game.
Rink two saw Pat Currie’s four take on Richard Jones. The match was very nip and tuck until the 10th end with the scores tied at 9-9. Then the Tenby four, with Dai Spencer in great form at lead, won nine out of the next 11 ends to win at the close by 25 shots to 12. Peter Day’s four played against Pembroke Dock captain Richard Hissey, and the Tenby outfit took an early 10-2 lead after five ends. The Pembroke Dock four, with Les Davies in superb form, staged a fightback to draw level 14-all by the 16th end, but Peter’s rink won four out of the last five to secure a further winning rink and won by 23 shots to 15.
Jonathan Webb skipped the youngsters’ rink of Luke Rees, Cameron White and Craig Guymer and the four were absolutely superb. The rink started off ok, scoring two singles and a double to lead 4-0. The next end (4th) saw them drop a single. What happened next was unbelievable and from ends five to 15 the scoring sequence was: 6, 2, 3, 7, 4, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3. The score, at this point, stood at 36-1. A sense of normality crept back into the game and at the close, the impressive Tenby rink won by 39-7.
With news that Whitland had lost to Haverfordwest, Tenby once again, as they have been in the past, are in pole position to retain the league title. Tomorrow (Saturday), the Tenby club, having progressed through its Pembrokeshire section, continues its defence of the Welsh Club Championship with an away match against Monmouthshire side, Caerleon.