Pembroke Dock Ladies v Tenby Arches Ladies


24 June 2014

Tenby Arches ladies travelled to Pembroke Dock last Thursday to play the league leaders on their own green and what a game this turned out to be! With the match played in glorious sunshine, no one could have predicted the winner at 18 ends, but it was the Arches ladies who eventually lost by 36 shots to 29, with Pembroke Dock collecting all six league points.  At 11 ends, the Tenby Arches ladies were up overall by 21 shots to 12, but last year's champions fought back well in the second half. Alison, sporting her Aussie hat, had great support from Margaret, Meryl (with a damp towel covering her head) and Helen, and they found them-selves level at 17 ends. However, the Pembroke Dock rink, skipped by Diana Davis, finished the stronger, picking up seven shots to two, so securing an l8 shots to 13 vic-tory. Gerry's rink of Liz, Ginnie and Audrey were all playing well and Found themselves ahead by six shots at tea. The Pembroke Dock rink fought back, winning five consecutive ends to get back to 16-all at 19 ends. On the last end, the Arches ladies were holding five shots, but with victory in sight, a match-winning bowl was delivered by Pembroke Dock skip Betty James to snatch a win by 18 shots to 16. The Arches ladies left Pembroke Dock disappointed. having played so well throughout, only to have lost on both rinks in the last few ends.

Pembroke Dock Park v Tenby Arches Ladies


19 June 2014

With three ends remaining in this game, it was looking very probable that the Tenby Arches Ladies would be returning home with no points to show for their afternoon spent under the sun at Pembroke Dock, but there was to be a twist in the tail! Julia's rink of Liz, Ginnie and Lon had a difficult and somewhat unlucky afternoon losing to Margaret Lewis, the Park skip, by 24 shots to 15. The nine-shot difference did not represent how close the game was at times. Alison with Margaret. Meryl and Helen also struggled at times and were in trouble going into the 19th end, three shots down against the Park rink skipped by Penny Brickle, The Arches ladies fought back to pick up a match-winning five shots and then on the penultimate end added a further two to win by18 shots to 15. From staring defeat in the face, Alison and her team conjured up a winning rink and two valuable points to take back to Tenby. The final overall shots score was Pembroke Dock Park 39 Tenby Ladies 33.


Ysie20 June 2014

Tenby Bowling Club's Ysie White just missed out on a place in the British Isles Championships’ Under 25 final after narrowly losing 21-19 to England's Commonwealth Games team member Sophie Tolchard in the semi-final held at Les Creux Bowling Club in Jersey on Friday. Ysie gave an excellent account of herself on the difficult artificial surface and can be justly proud of her achievement.

Neyland Ladies v Tenby Ladies


11 June 2014

Tenby Arches ladies travelled to Neyland last Wednesday hoping to put behind them the poor results sequence of previous games. Having secured maximum points in their home fixture with Neyland,  the Arches ladies were anxious to emulate this score on the green of the current president of West Wales Ladies Bowling Association, Margaret Sanders. Just a few ends into the game, it became obvious that the Arches ladies were enjoying the green and with confidence high and enthusiastic encouragement coming from all, they got to the halfway stage leading by 31 shots to 14. Helping skip Helen along were Margaret, who was having a game to remember, and with Meryl and Gerry joining in the action, they found themselves 10 shots ahead at tea.with one count of five on the card. It was more of the same in the second half, with Helen's impressive ladies running out winners by 27 shots to 14 against Janet Sutton and her quartet. 
Skipping the second Arches rink was Alison, who was supported by ladies captain Carol, Ginnie and stalwart Mair, who continues to roll back the years. Allison's ladies were always in command of their game against Val Hubbard's rink. With the 'Beekenbomber’ in full flow, wicking off numerous woods during the game, they ran out comfortable winners by 21 shots to12. This was one of the best performances of the season from the Arches ladies, who headed back over the Cleddau with a 48 shots to 26 victory and maximum points on the cards.

Whitland Ladies v Tenby Arches Ladies


7 June 2014

Tenby ladies travelled to Whitland on Saturday for their return league fixture. Whitland were triumphant in their first game, picking up four points, but went one better on their home green. Securing all six.  Alison's rink of Liz, Ginnie and Carol were up against Cally and her ladies. Cally‘s rink got off to a flier, picking up a five on the first and third ends. Alison's rink fought back and took the lead on the 18th, having won 12 of the previous ends, but it was Cally who finished the strongest ,winning by 19 shots to 17. Helen had Audrey, Meryl  and Gerry supporting her and they had at very slow start. With Jo Shewry skipping the Whitland rink, they raced to a 16-5 shot lead , only for Helen to fight back and cut the deficit to three shots, Before finally losing by 19 shots to 16. The overall shot count finished 38 to 33 in Whitland's favour.

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