The following players are selected to represent Carmarthen County in the SUPER 10 fixture against a combined Pembrokeshire & Ceredigion team @ Whitland Bowls Club on Saturday 12th May
SINGLES: Jordan Driscoll (Kidwelly Town)
PAIRS: Josh Jones (Kidwelly Town), Chaad Bowling (Graig Merthyr)
Dion Peregrine (Ammanford Park), Scott Williams (Ammanford Park), Josh Boyce (Kidwelly Town)
Josh Hancock (Carmarthen), Rebecca Williams (Llangennech & Bryn),
Dan Barnett (Parc-y-Dre), Sam Torlop (New Lodge)
RESERVES: Sion Phillips (Cwmamman), Tomos Bolton (Graig Merthyr)
Time of Arrival: All players should be at Whitland by 9:10am latest
Dress: Dress on the green is whites and County Shirt
ANY QUIRIES: - Please contact Wyn Matthews (Junior Team Manager) on 07812 596 076
Supporters: Please come along and support the talented young players in our County.
Match Report – Carmarthen County v West Glamorgan – Super 10
Played on Sunday 6th May, 2018
Singles (Jordan Driscoll – Kidwelly Town)
Jordan was up against Dale McCarthy, a very experienced player at this level. The first half of the game was very even with neither player able to establish a significant lead.
The turning point came when Jordan played a loose end and dropped a full house count of four which turned the scoreline to 13 - 10 in Dale’s favour. This appeared to spur Jordan into action and he proceeded to win seven out of the next eight ends picking up a four and a three in the process. Jordan’s greater consistency in the second half of the game enabled him to run out a comfortable winner in the end.
Final Score Carmarthen County 21 West Glamorgan 14
Pairs (Josh Jones – Kidwelly Town & Chaad Bowling – Graig Merthyr)
The Carmarthen County pair were first out of the blocks in this game with Josh in particular playing some excellent lead bowls which allowed them to open up an early 6 - 1 lead. Over the next few ends West Glamorgan found their feet in the game and reduced the deficit to 1 shot.
However, Josh and Chaad maintained their performance level and moved away to a 14 – 5 lead. The latter ends of the match were shared with Chaad playing some important recovery bowls to ensure that their early dominance proved pivotal in the final outcome.
Final Score Carmarthen County 21 West Glamorgan 16
Triples (Josh Hancock – Carmarthen, Scott Williams – Ammanford Park & Josh Boyce – Kidwelly Town)
It would be fair to say that for the majority of this match, the Carmarthen County triple were not at their best. Struggling for consistency they played too many short and ineffective bowls which prevented them from exerting any real pressure on their opponents.
With the score at 15 shots to 4 after 13 ends, there was a real danger that this game could completely run away from them which in turn would have had a significant effect on the overall match result. However, over the course of the final 5 ends they gathered themselves and started playing some excellent bowls which enabled them to score 10 shots.
Remarkably, they even had an opportunity to snatch an unlikely victory on the last end and barring a fine bowl from the West Glamorgan skip, they may well have achieved it. In the end West Glamorgan held on for a deserved win.
Final Score Carmarthen County 14 West Glamorgan 16
Fours (Dion Peregrine – Ammanford Park, Rebecca Williams – Llangennech & Bryn, Dan Barnett – Parc y Dre & Sam Torlop – New Lodge)
Out of all four matches on the green, right from the outset this was the game which Carmarthen County appeared to have complete control of. With Dion and Rebecca laying solid foundations and Dan adding where necessary they opened up a 13 shots to 3 lead after eight ends.
Special mention must go to Sam who controlled the game and played with great maturity throughout which prevented West Glamorgan from getting a foothold in the game.
Final Score Carmarthen County 17 West Glamorgan 6
An excellent start to this season’s Super 10 campaign. Twelve points is a great return against difficult opponents which sets the team up well for the next challenge against a combined Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion team.
Overall Score Carmarthen County 73 (12 points) West Glamorgan 52 (2 points)