The last month has not only seen a deterioration in the British weather but has also seen a heavy fixture list for the Beaumaris Bowling teams.

 

In the North Wales Saturday League the A team have had a good run beating Llandudno A 9/3 at home, Min y Don away 9/3, then the Legion 8/4 at home. Unfortunately they lost 3/9 away at Rhos Park A a fortnight ago ( playing with a player short), before bouncing back yesterday to beat Bangor at home 9/3. They are currently 2nd in the league on 97 points, one behind leaders Blaenau Ffestiniog who they play away next Saturday. Barry Harris is second in the league aggregates having played 14 won 12 and plus 117.

 

In the May Ashenden Saturday Knockout Cup they beat Rhos Park B 199/179 on the overall aggregate but lost in the quarter final on the 8th July to the Colwyn Bay British Legion 212/159 on the overall aggregate but with Keith Bailey and Tim Williams unavailable the team were grateful for both Ken Parry and Kevin Fallow s helping them out.

 

The Saturday B team have also had a good run. They have beaten Old Colwyn away 10/2, Vardre at home 11/1, Llysfaen away 9/3, Copperfields at home 9/3 and Sunny Rhyl 9/3 away. They are currently second in the league 7 points behind leaders Prestatyn Highbury who they play at home next Saturday. The team has three players in the top 10 of the aggregates, Ken Thomas 4th played 14 won 11 and plus 80, Brian Begley 6th played 14 won 10 and plus 82, and Robin Davies ( who amazingly is 87 years old) 7th having played 12 won 10 and plus 81.

 

In the May Ashenden Saturday Knockout Cup the team advanced to the semi finals having beaten Prestatyn Highbury 257/216 on the overall aggregate. They now await the winners of the Llanfair v Conway B match to see if they can make it to the final.

 

In the Super League the team has had a mixed bag of results. They beat Min y Don at home 7/3 before losing to the current league leaders Cunliffe 4/6 at home. They then had a fantastic 8/2 away win in Broughton with Derek Stanley playing his first game and winning against Welsh International Neil.Snodgrass. They then unfortunately lost at home 3/7 to Coed Talon before beating St Asaph at home last week 9/1. They are currently.3rd in the league behind Cuncliffe and Esclusham. John Short is 2nd in the league aggregates having played 13 winning 12 and plus 110. Barry Harris is 6th having played 13 winning 11 and plus 75.

 

In the Monday Night League the team lost 2/8 away to Llangefni, then beat Holyhead at home 7/3. They then lost 1/9 away to Criccieth before beating Bethesda 7/3 at home last Monday. The team are not in contention for the title but it should be noted that the club use this league to help develop both young and inexperienced players. Kevin Fallow s is 6th in the aggregates having played 13 winning 9 and plus 92. David Graves is 9th having played 10 winning 9 and plus 66.

 

Unfortunately even with a very strong team on paper the team lost to Llanfair A in the semi final of the Whitworth Cup at Benllech 151/123 on the combined aggregate.

 

The final of the Whitworth Cup will be played at Beaumaris on Friday 15th July between Llanfair A and Bangor.

 

In the Wednesday Night League there have been very few league games played with only the A team beating Bethesda away 7/5. The A are currently 2nd in the league 8 points behind Llanfair A who they play at home this coming Wednesday. The A v B match was cancelled due to the Wales v Portugal match in the semi finals of the Euro's and will now be played on Monday 25th July.

 

The A have four players in the top 10 of the aggregates Alan Caughter 1st, Ken Thomas 2nd, Barry Harris 6th and Andrew Stanley 8th.

 

The A team progressed to the final of the Festival Cup after beating Benllech.at home 210/74 and away 180/161 in the overall aggregate. The B team lost at home 183/144 to Llanfair A before conceding the second leg as they couldn't field a team. Beaumaris A and Llanfair A will now contest the two legged final later this month.

 

In the Veterans League the A won away 4/5 at Conway but suffered a bad 1/8 defeat away to League leaders Llandudno A with D T Evans unluckily losing his then 100 per cent record to Trevor Bates 21/20 who was also at the time undefeated. They have a rearranged home game on Wednesday against Llanrwst.

 

The B team have had a tremendous run beating Llanfairfechan 8/1 away, Peibio 7/2 at home, Llanfair A 7/2 away and Bethesda 7/2 at home. Robin Davies is third in the aggregates having played 10 winning 9 and plus 84.

 

In other matters the club congratulate John Short on being selected for the Welsh Team who played Yorkshire away at Huddersfield on the 3rd July. Although he lost narrowly 19/21 the team beat Yorkshire by 2 points. But unfortunately the Welsh Team lost at home at the Bradley All Weather green by 26 points meaning that Wales did not progress to the semi finals.

 

Congratulations also to Adam Harris who reached the semi finals of the Welsh Senior Merit Competition at the Aston Bowling Green on the 26th June. He beat Mike Pritchard Llanrwst, Kris Charlton Fron Park and Martin Svilis Denbigh before losing to Chris Slater from the British Legion Colwyn Bay In the semi finals. Adam now progresses to the finals of the British Crown Green Merit to be held this year at the Llay Welfare Club in Wrexham on Saturday the 30th July.

 

Congratulations to Kevin Fallows and Ken Thomas who made winning debuts for Mon Menai against Liverpool St Helens at Benllech on the 26th June and who have been selected for the next match v Dudley at Caernarfon on Sunday 24th July.

 

In the Gwynedd Cup semi final last Thursday the A team failed to reach the final by agonizingly losing by 1 point in the overall home/away aggregate to Llanfair PG. 

 

In the Glynne Owen Trophy semi final the B team beat Llandrillo Bowling Club (which necessitated a 120 mile round trip for the away leg for Trevor Ashenden, Dave Mathias, Ken Thomas and Derek Stanley). The B team will now play Caernarfon or Criccieth in the final at Blaenau Ffestiniog in August.

 

Brian Begley and Ken Thomas represented the Gwynedd Veterans Team in their matches against the Deeside and Wrexham Veterans teams at Llanfair P G. But regrettably the Gwynedd Vets Team lost both home matches 3/9

 

Finally it was nice to see Ken Parry playing again and showing signs of recovery from his recent illness. Also I and the club would like to wish Mike Ormond all the very best in the treatment he is about to undertake for his illness. Get better soon Mike .

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