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Match reports for August 2022                                                                                                                            return to latest news
Wednesday 31st August 2022
Four days after their last meeting Dinas entertained Pontyclun again tonight in another rearranged PG fixture with the home side getting off to a flying start on the quick surface. After five ends the home side were leading by 21 shots, this increased to 50 shots by the 10th end with a seven and four five's across the green. Pontyclun, due to the Fielding brothers, fought back on two rinks to have a chance going into the last ends, but Dinas held on to take all 14 points, running out victors by 101-51. Dinas wish Pontyclun all the best in their remaining games of the season.
Rink scores:     M Ackland 23-6 K Williams.     R Bowen 20-15 R Fielding      M Prosser 36-11 R Price     M Woodcock 22-19 G Fielding
Many thanks once again to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare and Baywater Healthcare (MW - Capt)
Saturday 27th August 2022
Dinas Powys travelled to Pontyclun today and after their win in mid-week they were looking to keep their form going. Dinas started slowly and after five ends across the board were six shots down. By 10 ends the away side had turned the game in their favour to lead by 14 shots. There was a good battle on two rinks, but the away side had two rinks that never looked in doubt. Some great bowling from Rhys Fielding's rink earned Pontyclun a 25-19 win and a further win for the home side was secured by R Price after two great running bowls on the last 2 ends. Dinas won the game by 13 shots, 82-69 and 10 points to four. Top honours went to the rink of Dave Parker, Tim Hurcom, Gareth Griffiths and Mike 'Pickles' Prosser.
Rink scores:     R Bowen 16-19 R Price    R Janes 19-25 R Fielding     M Prosser 23-10 G Fielding     M Woodcock 24-15 J Watkin
Dinas Powys second team also had a great 62-40 shot win over Millwood 'A' picking up a hard earned eight points.  Well done boys
Rink scores:  D Hotchkiss 18-21 E Davies     C Scott 26-11 P Norris    W Williams 18-8 B Howcroft
Many thanks to our sponsors Baywater Healthcare and Absolute Grasscare (MW - Capt)
Friday 26th August 2022
Well done to Ritchie Janes who was victorious in his Cratchley Bowl, Champion of Champions, quarter final tie against Mark Thomas of Ystradfechan, winning 21-9. Ritchie now travels to Millwood in Barry for his semi final tie. We wish him the best of luck.  
Thursday 25th August 2022
Last night Dinas Powys entertained St Fagans in the PG1 on a damp, but humid night. It was the home team that started quicker out of the blocks with a 19 shot lead by 5 ends. On the 10th end the game was almost secure for Dinas with the rink of Dave Vowels, Ciaran Leaden, Chris 'Legend' Williams and Matt Woodcock having a 24 shots to one lead. The other two home rinks were pulling away, but the Chris Chapman St Fagans rink was giving some hope to the visitors of securing two much needed points. Dinas eventually ran out winners by 40 shots at 86-46 to keep their chances of promotion alive.
Rink scores:     R Bowen 19-11 D Turner      R Janes 14-18 C Chapman      M Prosser 17-11 M Hill      M Woodcock 36-6 K Twine
Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare and Baywater Healthcare. (MW - Capt)
Saturday 20th August 2022
Dinas Powys entertained Guest Memorial today in PG1, their first home game for over two months. Although the home side were missing a few players today that didn't affect their performance, they got off to a great start to lead the visitors by 8 shots. The home side managed to bring this to a healthy 21 shot lead on 10 ends with 3 rinks up and 1 down. Dinas never looked back and ran out comfortable winners on a good playing surface with all rinks winning and taking the full 14 points available. Final score - Dinas Powis 107-66 Guest Memorial. This coming Wednesday Dinas entertain St Fagans at home.
Rink scores: M Ackland 28-24 C Hodges     R Bowen 25-13 G Champion     R Janes 28-11 R Flye      M Prosser 26-18 R Morgan
Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute GrassCare and Baywater Healthcare. (MW - Capt)
***** Congratulations to David Vowles, Andrew Harvey, Richard Bowen and Chris Williams on being crowned Senior Fours National Champions having beaten Messrs Smith, Wells, Weale and Weale 23-4 in this years final. A terrific achievement.
Thursday 18th August 2022
Good news as David Vowles, Richard Bowen, Andrew Harvey and Chris Williams win their Senior Fours Semi Final tie, beating Peter Davies, David Dobson, Sid Brice and Martin Watts (Brynhyfryd) 18-12. They'll play the Final later this afternoon. Well done lads. 
Wednesday 17th August 2022
Dinas concluded the Munro Cup season with a visit to their nearest neighbours at The Murch this evening. Playing an 18 end game the visitors started brightly and after six ends had established a 12 shot lead, at 22-10, with Tim Hurcom's rink 9-1 ahead. Over the next six ends Dinas were able to further extend their advantage to 28 shots, as Tim's rink of Lougher, Locker and Hotchkiss were finding rink 2 to their liking, picking up a six as they went further ahead 21-3 after 12 ends. With both Mike Ackland and Robin Charlton's rink seemingly well placed Dinas held a 54-26 advantage. Over the final six ends the home side battled back and after dropping a five and three on ends 15 and 16 Ackland had to settle for a draw. Meanwhile Robin Charlton's rink fought off a valiant home fightback to just edge home 14-13. The game finished with Dinas winning 72-52 and collecting 11 points to round off a very impressive unbeaten season, recording 14 wins from 14 games, and retaining the Munro Cup.
Rink scores: M Ackland 16-16 A Perry    R Charlton 14-13 M Hughes    C Daw 11-18 R Mauchline    T Hurcom 31-5 T Phillips
Tuesday 16th August 2022
Richard Bowen, Matt Gershenson & Matthew Woodcock lose 15-16 to Alan Bates, John James & Kevin Stephens (Builth Wells) in a closely fought Round 1 Open Triples game at National Finals.
Monday 15th August 2022
Reigning National Senior Pairs Champions David Vowles and Dave Parker fall 13-18 to David Evans & Martin Johnson (Pontrhydyfen) in Round 1 of this years finals
Sunday 14th August 2022
Congratulations to Dave Parker in winning his Round 1 Senior Singles match at the National finals today, beating Nigel Davies (Whitland) 21-12, and commiserations on losing his Round 2 game 20-21 to David Pritchard (Penygraig) 
Saturday 13th August 2022
No first team game for Dinas Powys today but our 2nd team travelled to Ely Valley on what can only be described as one of the hottest bowls day of the season. Dinas got off to a three shot lead after five ends against the home side who only had 10 players to our 11. By the 10th end the away side had extended their lead to 13 shots. By 15 ends this had extended to 18 shots, and with the game only being played over 18 ends, due to the hot conditions, Dinas were in the driving seat. With Dinas scoring 19 shots to 6 over the last four ends they ran out easy winners 60 shots to 33.25 shots, collecting all 10 points on offer.
Rink scores:    C Daw 23-14 A Williams    P Marks 21-14 D Tarling     M Gershenson 16-5.25 R Kinder
Dinas would again thank the continued support from their sponsors Baywater Healthcare and Absolute GrassCare (MW - Capt)
Friday 12th August 2022
Congratulations to David Vowles, Richard Bowen, Andrew Harvey & Chris Williams on winning through the first two rounds of the Senior Fours Over 55's National finals, beating D Watkins, P Davies, E Morgan & B Davies (Montgomery) in Round 1 &  M Davies, J Davies, B Gilbert & S Evans (Ystradfechan) in Round 2 
10th August 2022
Dinas played their penultimate Munro Cup game on a blisteringly hot Wednesday evening when they hosted Penarth Rectory Road. The home side got off to a quick start on a fast green and after six of the 18 ends had been played had established a very healthy 20 shot lead, at 31-11 ahead on all four rinks. The middle six ends were more evenly contested and indeed the visitors were able to claw back three shots and take the lead on one rink. After 12 ends Dinas were 50-33 ahead. The home then pushed on again over the final six ends with counts of five scored on both rinks one and six, whilst President Paul Marks' rink, surprisingly not on rink six, picked up nine shots over the last four ends to run out 31-14 winners. A game played in glorious conditions, and good spirit by both sides, ended with Dinas winning 91-52, picking up 12 points and maintaining their unbeaten Munro Cup season, with one more hurdle to overcome, in a visit to our nearest neighbours over The Murch next week.
Rink scores:  M Ackland 24-7 N Chandler    M Gershenson 22-12 G Thomas    R Janes 14-19 C Grant     P Marks 31-14 C Fry
7th August 2022
Dinas Powys travelled to Whitchurch today for their second game of the weekend on a hot day, with the bowls going in all directions and the jack's even turning on themselves. The home side started the better finding themselves 10 shots up after five ends. The visitors fought hard to reduce this to eight with Mike Prosser's rink picking up a massive seven shots on end eight. But the struggling visitors were finding it hard to get to grips with the green and with one Whitchurch rink picking up 14 shots in four ends the home side were able to extend their lead back to 13 shots. By the 21st end Whitchurch had secured the victory taking 12 points with it 84-63. Dinas wish Whitchurch all the best in getting their green back to the surface most are more accustomed to.
Rink scores:    G Griffiths 10-28 O Lebreton   R Janes 14-19 D Sadler     M Prosser 16-26 I Rogers    M Woodcock 23-11 M Mitchell
Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare and Baywater Healthcare. (MW - Capt)
6th August 2022
Dinas Powys travelled to Llanbradach, one of the favourites for promotion to the top flight of the PG league, hoping for a good result. The visitors didn't initially take advantage of Llanbradach missing a few players and found themselves four shots behind after five ends on a very quick surface. By end 10 the home side had extended their lead to seven shots with both teams having 2 rinks up and 2 rinks down. After a much needed squash break (very appreciated) Dinas then got into their stride and by the 15th end had built up a lead of four shots.
The last five ends saw the score flip back and forth with counts coming out of the blue to win on some rinks and lose
on others, but by the end it was Dinas who ran out worthy winners by 14 shots, 91-77, with both sides having two winning rinks. Dinas Powys thank Llanbradach for their hospitality and wish them all the best for the season. Tomorrow Dinas also travel to Whitchurch, another promotion favourite, hoping to gain some more points to make it a successful weekend.
Rink scores:   R Jackson 10-24 M Ackland    J Lewis 17-16 R Janes    N Hurn 26-28 M Prosser     J Butler 24-23 M Woodcock
Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare and Baywater Healthcare. (MW - Capt)
3rd August 2022
Game twelve of the Munro Cup season saw the midweek team travel to the artificial green in Cowbridge, with two late changes to the team meaning a slight reshuffle of resources. Despite the rink of D Lougher, D Letts, W Williams and M Ackland picking up an eight on end three, to lead 10-3, Dinas got off to a dreadful start overall and after six ends across the board trailed by 22 shots at 17-39. To their credit the team found their range and over the next six ends were able to close the gap to just the one shot at 47-48, with two rinks up and two down. By this stage momentum was very much in the visitors favour and with three rinks being closely fought Dinas were able to finish the job off with a 12 shot victory 74-62 with two rinks narrowly squeaking home by one shot. Credit to all the players for showing great fighting spirit to keep the unbeaten run going, with two games left to play this season.
Rink scores:   M Ackland 22-10 K Payne   M Gershenson 17-16 J Nixon   G Griffiths 17-19 D Snelling    T Hurcom 18-17 R Barwick