Ashley Williams (Parc-y-Dre)
Phil Nicholas (Brynhyfryd)
Leigh Moses (Havelock Park)
Matthew Partridge (Parc-y-Dre)
Dion Peregrine (Ammanford Park)
Jamie Jones (Pontarddulais)
Nicky Collins (Kidwelly Town)
Keiron Peregrine (Amm'd Park)
Neil Taylor (Blue Anchor)
Clive Hopkins (Blue Anchor)
David Phillips (Gorseinon)
Jon G Williams (Blue Anchor)
John Morgan (Carmarthen)
Daniel Barnett (Parc-y-Dre)
Peter Williams (Carmarthen)
Robert Chisholm (Parc-y-Dre)
Ben Matthews (Graig Merthyr)
Joshua Jones (Kidwelly Town)
Mark Davies (Kidwelly Town)
Wyn Matthews (Graig Merthyr)
Mark Watkins (Graig Merthyr)
Jordan Driscoll (Kidwelly Town)
Martyn Harries (Carmarthen)
Colin Davies (Carmarthen)
RESERVES: Josh Boyce, Chaad Bowling
DRESS CODE: County Shirt & White Trousers/White shirt & grey trousers after the game.
MATCH FEE: £7.00
REPORT AT: Please report by 1:30pm. -- If anyone unavailable, please let Nigel know on 07528 932 452
South Glamorgan 121 - 120 Carmarthen County
Report of South Glam Match Below
Carmarthen County headed to Penylan Bowls Club on Sunday (17th June) to face South Glamorgan in their second championship game of the season. Following on from the victory over Mid Wales, confidence was high. The team that took to the green showed four changes from the first game due to player non-availability.
Carmarthen County were quick of the mark and after five ends, led The South by 15 shots. Matthew Partridges rink leading Carl Woods rink by 11 shots to 0. Partridge continued to extend his lead and by the tenth end was 20 shots to 2 up and Rob Chisholm’s four 11 shots up on Ian Henderson. Keiron Peregrine and Wyn Matthews rinks were finding things far more difficult and both trailed but Carmarthen still led by 14 shots.
The next five ends were slightly edged by the South, who cut the lead to 9 shots and a tight finish was forecast. At this point The County were up on four rinks, but The South were mounting a strong challenge to keep alive their interest in this year’s tournament.
The next three ends ebbed and flowed with Carmarthen still holding their nerve and maintaining the lead. Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner Marc Wyatt played a remarkable shot on the eighteenth end when four down to ditch the white and pick up 3 shots. Carmarthen still led by 12 shots.
The last three ends across the green were tense with The South edging back into the game and with four rinks finished they led by 3 shots. Colin Davies rink picked up 1 shot to reduce the deficit and Matthew Partridge’s rink were holding one shot but needed to draw shot to tie up the match. Despite a very good attempt Partridge just failed with his last bowl and The South ran out winners by one shot. 121 shots to 120 shots.
Team manager Nigel Williams said I am disappointed to lose such a tight match, but the players gave me 110% I cannot ask for more than that.
Report by John Phillips ~ County Secretary