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Match reports June 2023 

Monday 26th June2023

Dinas ladies recorded their fifth Evening League win of the season with a splendid 17 shot, 45-28 home victory over Cowbridge. The rink of Glenn Watts, Denise Letts, Lynn Marks and Linda Woodcock scored both a six, on end five, and a seven on end nine, as they won 24-17. Sonia Letts, Belinda Morgan, Jayne Illingworth and Judith Meddins also recorded a seven, on end 10, as they came home 21-11. Well done ladies on another great win.     Final score – Dinas Powys 45-28 Cowbridge

Saturday 24th June 2023

In a highly anticipated Division 2 league clash, Dinas Powys travelled to Gilfach Bargoed for what turned out to be an intense and thrilling match. The home side started the game with a strong performance, but Dinas proved that they were in it for the long haul.
At the halfway stage of the match, the scores on the different rinks were as follows: Woodcock's rink from Dinas Powys was leading the charge with a score of 10-5 against Wood, Bowen's rink was trailing behind with a score of 8-10 against Williams, Prosser's rink was struggling at 4-17 against Crocker, and Chapman's rink was also facing a deficit with a score of 5-14.
However, the second half saw a remarkable comeback from the visitors. They displayed great resilience and determination, eventually turning the tide in their favour. With an outstanding performance, they managed to win the game on three rinks and clinch victory by an overall margin of three shots.
In the final scores after 21 ends, Woodcock's rink emerged victorious with a convincing win of 19-9. Bowen's rink also showcased their skills and determination, securing a hard-fought victory with a score of 20-16. Chapman's rink exhibited excellent teamwork and skill, prevailing with a score of 28-22. Unfortunately, Prosser's rink couldn't turn things around completely and lost with a score of 14-31.
Overall, it was a tremendous effort by Dinas, displaying their ability to rally and perform under pressure. Their strong second half performance paved the way for their well-deserved victory, showcasing the club's skill and determination. The players exhibited great sportsmanship throughout the match, making it an enjoyable and memorable contest for both teams and the spectators present.
The win will undoubtedly boost the confidence of the Dinas Powys Bowls Club players as they continue their campaign in Division 2. They can take pride in their remarkable comeback and use this victory as a stepping stone for future successes in the league. 
It was also a remarkably good day for our 'A' team who recorded a thumping 85-39 victory at home to Millwood 'A'. Undoubtedly the highlight was a 'Hot Shot' eight on the 15th end from the rink of Roy Davies, Neil Williams, Walter Williams and Paul Marks as they cruised to a 38-11 win. This was backed up by the rink of Tony Gittings, John Manfield, Robin Charlton and Gerry White, who scored three fives as they convincingly won 34-9. 
Thanks our sponsors Baywater Healthcare, Autospray Cardiff Ltd, Glamorgan Motors and Absolute GrassCare for their continued support.
Saturday 17th June 2023
Dinas entertained Llantrisant today in very humid conditions. Dinas started fast out of the blocks, leading by 12 shots after five ends. They never looked back, leading by 24 shots on 10 ends it was more of a case now of how many points Dinas could secure. They almost got the 14 with a fight back by the rink of Matt Gershenson, Andrew Harvey, Richard Janes and Gareth Griffiths picking up a seven on the 19th end, but with some on point bowling by the Llantrisant skip O'Feefe they lost by just one shot.
Final score - Dinas Powys 96 (12pts) - Llantrisant 54 (2pts)
Rink scores: M Woodcock 24-9 J Blackman  G Griffiths 18-19 B O'Feefe  C Chapman 24-13 M Williams  M Prosser 30-13 D Bevan
For our 'A' team it was another impressive start to the season with the away side picking up all 10 points available from their visit to Llantrisant. With L Lewis making his debut for the club it was excellent day all round as they won by 49 shots to 38
Rinks scores:  A Woodcock 14-10     P Marks 20-17     G White 15-11
Dinas would like to thank there sponsors Glamorgan Motors Absolute Grasscare Baywater Healthcare  Autospray Cardiff Ltd
Wednesday 14th June 2023
The midweek team made another trip to Sully on Wednesday, this time taking on Sully Sports, and returned home victorious as they recorded their fourth win of the season by 24 shots overall, picking up 12 points as they battle to retain their Munro Cup crown.
Dinas started confidently and at the half way stage had established a 19 shot advantage, largely due to Paul Marks rink leading by 12. Both Belinda Morgan and Denise Letts were to the fore as a dynamic front end duo on the rink. Not to be outdone Sonia Letts was also starring on Chris Daw's rink with a 'back toucher' on the 11th end, as they won 24-16. All five ladies in the ranks once again played their part in a very solid team performance.  Final score - Dinas Powys 74-50 Sully Sports
Rink scores: C Daw 24-16 K Romans    G Griffiths 13-17 C Coombs   P Marks 21-8 L Patterson   R Janes 16-9 R Gallivan
Tuesday 13th June 2023
The Ladies continued their good form this evening with a hard fought Evening League victory at St Fagans. Jayne Illingworth's rink battled hard, picking up single shots on each of the last two ends to tie their rink 15-15, whilst Linda Woodcocks rink won 12 of the 18 ends played as they convincingly won 21-10. Well done ladies. Final score: Dinas Powys 36-25 St Fagans
Saturday 10th June 2023
Today was all about the 2nd team for Dinas Powys with a trip to Mackintosh. Dinas started the stronger leading by 10 shots after five ends across the board. By 15 ends this was extended to 15 shots with excellent bowls by Dinas Powys Mayor Marksy and Elgan Evans. Dinas ran out winners on all three rinks, picking up 10 points. Well done boys!
Rink scores: C Daw 27-11 Griffin     G White 29-19 Wilcox     P Marks 20-16 Rose
Dinas Powys 76-46 Mackintosh
Meanwhile the Dinas 1st team travelled to Cardiff Sophia Gardens in a friendly but it was nothing of the type. Dinas started the game the stronger leading by three shots after 10 ends in what was a competitive friendly - Brian Sage taking the shot three times rather than risking it for a biscuit proved it was a fixture to win at all costs! But Dinas ran out winners on three rinks with some superb bowling from Andrew Harvey and Alex Meddins (who had returned home after three years out).
We thank Cardiff for their hospitality and wish them all the best for rest of season and hope to reverse this fixture next year
Rink scores: C Chapman 14-23 B "take the shot 3 times" Sage    G Griffiths 25-19 S Mansfield    M Woodcock 24-15 L Magee
M Ackland 22-20 R Mountstephens
Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute GrassCare Autospray Cardiff Ltd Baywater Healthcare Glamorgan Motors for their support
Wednesday 7th June 2023
The midweek team made the short trip to Sully on another glorious sunny evening for their fifth Munro Cup tie of the season.
On a very difficult green Ritchie Janes' rink quickly got into their stride and had established an eight shot lead of 10-2 after six ends, which in turn helped Dinas lead overall by 11 with the other three rinks close. Over the next six ends Janes rink romped further ahead to 25-4 as the visitors established an unassailable 31 shot advantage and were in front on three of the four rinks and level on the fourth. Dinas eventually cruised to a 39 shot win, with Paul Marks rink picking up a four on the 16th end as they just edged home by a single shot in the most closely contested rink. Final score - Dinas Powys 91-52 Sully
Rink scores: C Daw 19-10 K Mahoney  R Janes 30-12 T Murphy  P Marks 19-18 D Edwards   G White 23-12 M Harry
Saturday 3rd June 2023
Today the Smurfs travelled to sunny Barrybados to take on the the mighty Barry Athletic boys in what was built up a bigger game than the F.A. cup final.
Dinas started fastest out of the blocks and were up by 14 shots after five ends across the board with three rinks winning and one drawing. The away side, with a point to prove after last weeks defeat, didn't let up and took a commanding lead at the halfway stage of 29 shots and now all rinks flowing.
By 15 ends the rink of Martin Clarke had given Barry a glimmer of hope to be within one shot with six ends to play. That rink all came down to the last bowl with shots going back and for. Dinas were holding the two for the win but a drive from Martin managed to hit a short Barry bowl into the head and cut this down to one to earn a hard fought point for the home side.
The Dinas rinks of Terry's 'chocolate orange' Bratcher, Elgan Evans, ex-Barry stalwart Richard Bowen and Big Chris Chapman, and Steve Linney, Tim Hurcom, Darren 'sleeves' Turner and Mike 'the Whip' Ackland never let up to run out comfortable winners.
On the last remaining rink, skipped by former Dinas player Dean Rees, it was a battle in which the Barry skip never gave up - eight shots down with two ends to play there was still a glimmer of hope, but Matt Gershenson, Dave Vowles, Gareth Griffiths and Mike 'Pickles' Prosser saw the game out, dropping just a one and three to win by four shots.
Final score - Dinas Powys 92-60 Barry Athletic
Dinas would like to wish Barry Athletic all the best for next week and rest of the season.
Rink scores: M Woodcock 19-19 M Clarke Squires  M Ackland 23-16 G Thomas  M Prosser 21-17 D Rees  C Chapman 29-8 N Leigh
Many thanks to our sponsors Absolute Grasscare  Autospray Cardiff Ltd Glamorgan Motors Baywater Healthcare 
Friday 2nd June 2023
The Ladies started the month in fine fettle as they recorded their third Double Rink win of the season with a 40-25 victory away at St.Fagans, with both rinks recording good wins.
Rink scores: J Illingworth 20-10 Caroline X   C Hope 20-15 Sue X