Cardiganshire Short Mat Bowling Association League.

Rhydlewis have pulled away at the top of the league with long time title rivals Manordeifi having fallen away to third place below Aberporth.

The leaders are now ten points ahead of their nearest challengers but they face rivals Manordeifi this week and this result may well decide the destiny of the league championship silverware this season.

League round up.

Match report: Tygwydd 6 – Orllwyn 2

Starting with the triples and rinks, Tygwydd took a 4 – 0 lead at the halfway point, with Islwyn’s foursome going on to win 13 – 9, and Brian skipping his trio to a comfortable 14 – 4 score line, thanks to a 5 on the 7th end.

In the second half, Bruce and Rosemary, fresh from playing in the triples, were both drawn out of the hat to play their first ever singles matches. At 3 all after 4 ends.  Rosemary then made a huge dent in Tygwydd’s chalk reserve with toucher after toucher, and took 9 shots over the next 4 ends, including a 4 on the 5th end.  Bruce took 3 on the 9th end but was unable to stop a beaming Rosemary from running out the victress by 14 – 8.

Delyth and David took the spoils in the pairs, overcoming Doreen and Carol by 11 – 4.

Match report: Dolphins 2 – Tygwydd 6

In the singles despite succumbing 20 – 5, Harry made Darren Davies fight for his shots, drawing close to the jack on numerous occasions, only to be outdone time and again by Darren’s accurate power play.

In the pairs, the Dolphins E-Team of Edith and Eileen played the home mat to perfection. Eileen capitalised on her partner’s opening shots with a number of inch perfect draws to lead 13 – 0 after 8 ends.  Tygwydd started the fight back with a single on the 9th, but Dolphins moved up a gear to run out 17 – 2 winners.

The triples followed a similar vein to the pairs, with some fine team work, taking Tygwydd to a 17 – 3 winning margin.

Nip and tuck, cat and mouse, call it what you like, the rinks went right down to the wire. 5 all after 9 ends, Tygwydd were holding 5, but with an exposed jack beckoning Jean, her last wood pulled up agonisingly short, handing victory to Islwyn.

Match report: Caerwedros 6 – Manordeifi 2

Iwan Davies was in outstanding form in the singles, inflicting only his second defeat upon Steve Reynolds. In the pairs, Paul Edwards guided his partner to a fairly comfortable win.  The triples was a tight affair, with the home three moving clear in the last couple of ends.  The fours was the only comfortable win for the hosts, with John G. Evans on very good form as skip.

The home captain was delighted to finally get a few points on the board after a recent run of poor results.

Match report: Llechryd 6 – Manordeifi 2

In the singles, Llechryd gradually pulled away with each end to lead by 10 – 3 by the 8th end. Penrhiwllan played well, and had some good shots, but couldn’t stem the flow leading to a result of 15 – 7.

In the pairs, Llechryd took the first two ends but Penrhiwllan came back to lead 8 – 5 by the 8th end; Llechryd’s skip playing particularly well. Although the last few ends were nip and tuck, Llechryd couldn’t quite make the final shots that they needed to win.

The triples all played exceptionally well and, although losing the first end, took all of the subsequent ends to lead 14 – 2 by the 8th end. Penrhiwllan fought back with a draw on the next end, but Llechryd took the final end, finishing the game with a score of 16 – 2.

In the rinks, Penrhiwllan took the first 3 ends to lead by 7. Llechryd took a 5 on the next end and then pulled away so that Penrhiwllan needed to score 4 on the last end to draw.  A valiant effort only afforded them 1 point, leaving Llechryd the victors at 11 – 8.


Week 19 WC 27th February
Day Teams Result
Monday Capel Dewi v Aberporth 2 – 6
Tuesday Mydroilyn v Llandygwydd 6 – 2
Wednesday Tygwydd v Orllwyn 6 – 2
Thursday Caerwedros v Manordeifi 6 – 2
Thursday Dolphins v Tygwydd 2 – 6
Thursday Orllwyn v Rhydlewis 0 – 8
Friday Llechryd v Penrhiwllan 6 – 2









League table current standing

Team name P W D L P+ P- Diff
Rhydlewis 19 16 1 2 114 38 +76
Aberporth 19 10 7 2 105 47 +58
Manordeifi 19 12 4 3 104 48 +56
Capel Dewi 19 12 1 6 91 61 +30
Caerwedros 19 9 2 8 81 71 +10
Penrhiwllan 18 8 5 5 80 64 +16
Llandygwydd 18 8 4 6 75 69 +6
Llechryd 18 8 2 8 75 69 +6
Tygwydd 19 6 2 11 69 83 -14
Mydroilyn 19 5 4 10 56 96 -40
Orllwyn 18 1 0 17 25 119 -94
Dolphins 19 2 0 17 21 131 -110


This weeks matches.

Week 20 WC 6th March
Day Teams Umpire
Tuesday Mydroilyn v Penrhiwllan Richard Prowse
Tuesday Rhydlewis v Manordeifi Gerald Hands
Wednesday Tygwydd v Llechryd
Thursday Aberporth v Caerwedros
Thursday Llandygwydd v Capel Dewi
Thursday Orllwyn v Dolphins

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