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Match reports April & May 2022


28th May 2022

Dinas travelled to sunny Barrybados for their final group game in the WBA Carruthers Shield, going into the game with a healthy 51 shot advantage over their Barry rivals. It was a close start to the game with Dinas edging into a three shot lead after five ends across the board, but by the 10th end Barry had turned things around to themselves lead by three shots. For Barry the rink Chris Blakes rink, having 16-7 shot lead, kept Barry in it. By the 18th end and with the game drawing to a close, the Dinas boys had the game almost over with a narrow one shot advantage, eventually pulling further away to register a splendid eight shot victory overall 81-73.

Rink scores:  M Woodcock 13-17 G Thomas  R Janes 23-15 M Clarke-Squires   M Ackland 24-16 D Wright.  M Prosser 21-25 C Blake

Dinas Powys ‘A’ team also had a fantastic 77-47 home victory, winning on all three rinks, against Cardiff Athletic ‘A’ securing all 10 points on offer and remaining unbeaten in their first three games of the season.

Rink scores:   C Scott 32-17 R Bridges   D Hotchkiss 23-14 P Edwards   R Charlton 22-16 R Day

Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare and Baywater Healthcare 


25th May 2022

The midweek team hosted Cadoxton BC this evening as they looked to record a third straight victory in defence of their Munro Cup crown. Mike Acklands rink with Dave Lougher, Stephen Ratcliffe and Dave Parker got off to a blistering start with a count of seven on the first end, but were subsequently pegged back, and after five ends Dinas were ahead on all four rinks by 11 shots at 27-16.

Over the next five ends both Ritchie Janes’ and Matthew Gershensons rinks dominated and extended their own scores to 17-3 and 17-5 respectively with the home side establishing an unassailable 55-24 shot lead.

Cadoxton to their credit never gave up and narrowed the score over the final eight ends, with Mike Ackland finally just getting over the line picking up shot on the last end to win 17-16.  Final score of 76-52 to the home side and a good evening had by all.

Rink scores: M Ackland 17-16 I Hepp   M Gershenson 21-13 D Sluman   R Janes 21-12 W Craven    T Hurcom 17-11 K Chedgzoy


21st May 2022

Dinas Powys continued their winning start to the season today with a 72 shots win in their 2nd Carruthers Shield group game against Aberkenfig, Dinas started strongly, again rushing into a 31 shot lead after five ends across the board. They didn't take their foot off the gas and by 15 ends were playing for as many shots as they could, leading by 63 shots and eventually winning by 72 shots setting a healthy margin for a crunch last group game against Barry Athletic next week.  Rink scores:

R Janes 30-10 J Prime M Woodcock 31-9 I Bousie M Ackland 21-19 A Sutton M Prosser 34-6 K Earlam

Dinas Powys A team also had a great win away to Millwood A winning by 73-48 with the rink of M Diment J Follen, A Locker and R Charlton taking top rink honours0

Thanks to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare and Baywater Healthcares  (MW - Capt.)


14th May 2022

Dinas Powys entertained Pontycymmer BC today, on what was the hottest day of the season so far. After Dinas hearing about the withdrawal of Cowbridge BC from the group it was a must win tie for the home side as the visitors were on a high from winning their first game away to Barry Athletic. Dinas started well with all the home rinks getting off to an early flyer and Dinas leading by 33 shots after five ends across the board. It was Dinas that kept the pace going with the rink of Elgan Evans, Paul Marks, Dean Rees and Richard Janes sprinting into a lead of 28-8 on 15 ends.

Dinas ran out winners by 71 shots, 114-43. Next week they welcome Aberkenfig BC.

Rink scores:    

M Ackland 28-9 D Stadden    R Janes 33-12 M Webb    M Woodcock 30-10 M Rowling    M Prosser 23-15 L Nye.        

(MW - Capt.)


7th May 2022

Dinas continued their winning start to the season with a trip to Cowbridge BC in the Carruthers Shield. Dinas got off to a slow start with three rinks down after five ends across the board, but the rink of G White, T Hurcom, C Daw and M Ackland were keeping Dinas in front by one shot.

All would change by 15 ends however as Dinas built up a 27 shot lead. Dinas went on to win the game by 47 shots. The rink of C Todd, A Harvey, C Williams and M Prosser taking top rink honours for the visitors.

Rink scores:

M Prosser 39-16 D Snelling    M Woodcock 23-20 A Wallace    R Janes 22-19 R Barwick    M Ackland 32-14 J Nixon

The ‘A’ team also got off to a winning start at home to Llantrisant 'A' by three shots 58-55

Thanks to our sponsors Absolute GrassCare and Baywater Healthcare (MW - Capt.)


30th April 2022

Dinas started their PG1 campaign with a home fixture against Cardiff in a sunny Dinas Powys. Dinas started the stronger with a 20 shot lead on eight ends across the board. By 12 ends the game was fully in Dinas's hands with the rink of Dave Parker, Elgan Evans, Matt Gershenson and Matt Woodcock taking a 22-5 lead and the rink of Gerry White, Tim Hurcom, Chris Daw and Mike Ackland taking a 21-5 lead. The rink of M Petrie, J Jones, S Gabb and L Magee put on a spirited fight to keep Cardiff in it leading 24-7 on 16 ends. The rink of Chris Scott, Dave Vowels, Paul Marks and Richard Janes edged a tight fought game. In the end it was Dinas Powys who ran out winners by 105 shots to 69, 12 points to 2 points.

Rinks scores:  

C Williams 17-28 L Magee    M Woodcock 36-18 S Mansfield    M Ackland 31-11 B Sage     R Janes 21-12 G Williams

Thanks to our sponsors Absolute GrassCare and Baywater Healthcare (MW - Capt.)