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 ON THE B()vVIING GREENS.…

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 ON THE B()vVIING GREENS. Prospecti ve Cham Jions of Divisions A" and B." 4 (By WOODROLLERr) I Bowler* in the district have every reason ¡ to be satisfied with the weather they have enjoyed for their weekly g-ames. Oil no occasion during the present season nave tha Saturday games been abandoned owing to' the displeasure of Jupiter Pluvius, and the Mond Shield competition has run prac- tically an uninterrupted eourse. Satur- day s. weather was ideal, and with the greens in such fine condition, local wood- rollers were exceedingly pleased. Mr. Bliss, the pirko superintendent, and tbo green- keepers must he complimented on the ex- cellent state of the turf. In no previous (season have I heard such high opinions of the greens THE ONLY GRUMBLE. j The only grumble, as I stated in last a "portill .News: concerns the Maiifieiton green, but at the present time tlue, is irremediable, and we must look for the end of iJie war before any great ina- provement can be to-ide. Maiiseltort are tuov practically assured tA becoming cham- pions of Division A," as they ba\c only one moid League match on then list. Ihits tvi.'l not be decided until August ifith, when tiiey meet Neath Eailwaymeu on the Neath green. in "Division B" Pan Howard and I'ark Llewelyn were victorious, -ind it now fcecrasi probable that they both will tie with .Victoria for top position. Should this pre- diction prove correct, it will cause the t-cutnainent w be unduly prolonged, as the re-plays cannot possibly be completed un- til the third week iu September. The most interesting match of the day was played at Neath. where Pare Howard were entertained by Neath Town. The Llanelly wood-rollers recognised that their only hope of figuring in the semi-final lay in their defeat el | Neath. UAKUG NO MISTAKE. They were ooniidcut that they would [ Ciif J the two points. but were determine*! not to allow over-confidence to deprive thciM of victory. They rraua no mi&take, am. won easily by «,7 shots. The Howardii: opened well, and by consistent bowling es- tablished a clear lead at the hfth ei-ld, wlir-n they claimed 23 out of the 31 shots recorded. 113ey never slackened their efforts, and half-way through the game were 23 shots in front. The Ca&tienedd ti-uadlet-s tried their utmost to stem the tide of defeat, but they failed to hold their opponents, anj at T the 15til end were 25 shots in arrears. After- wards the Howardians gained shots quickly, aiui they scored io rapidly that at the ter- ruination of the 21st end they had topped the century by turee. while the Neath bowlers were restricted to 53. The visitors guned the vei-diet cu three rinks, while Dii the other honours were even. The Llan- elly quartet controlled by Skip Oily Russeil made promising progress until the tenth end. when they were in iront with t.vo shot:, to spare, ihe home triiiidiers well directed by Skip Adaja Jewell, gradually wiped out the deficit, and fixe ends later were up to. 4 FINE nXlSH. The struggle iu the fituti ends was a ipiendid one, and the Tinpiaters were quite satisfied when they finished Hp on level terms with the totals .-it 19 ail. On the next rink Jolin Jones, Ben Hanbury, W. Thomas, and Skip Gouter Thomas commeacecl in W<<(:h confident manner that they soon gut well ahead, At the fifth eud they held nn eight-shot lead, after scoring nine, but at the tenth end this advantage was reduced to t -e. The Neathites, under the Neath captain, R Uoode. afterwards struck a bad patch, and did not trouble the scorer tor five ends. Consequently the Howardians j went well ahe-id, and at the lbth end hau ooiup'eted twenty show in response to seven. lue iuiai eoda agaiii favoured the' visitors, wl).) took their fim.1 score to 30, defeating the Neath quartet by 18. The game on the neigh bout'ing runt underwent frequent changes, and a two-shot lend in favour 01 the Pare Howard quartet directed by jHV D. Lewis was reversed at the 15tb end, when the men held a lead of two. Skip j. Sduiris, however, was unable to maintain t'J:6 advantage, and the. visitors retime. closer proximity to thu jack aggregated 21, and overtopped their opponents' total by ■ 4our\ Play was fairly even during the first five en -is on the remaining rink, but from this stage the Howardians proceeded to build up i winning lead, and at the tenth .cr8 12 up. The Neath Quartet were Ull- able to make any impression on the lead of the Llaneliyites, who scored rapidly and finished up with a majority of 23, aiter ac- cumulating 55 shots SURPRISE FOK lAHK LLEWELYN. Park Llewelyn, by their defeat «t Pare Howard on July 22nd. had jeopardised their 1 chances of becoming champions oX "?>ivi- 8ion B," and as Alexandra were practically an unknown quantity to them, they lelt nothing to chance. Fortunately they were able to muster a representative side, aiicl wen with twenty shots in hand On this! occasion the Alexandrians had the assist- auce of Tom Griffiths, but even this was not sufficient to pull them through. game was played on the Dyfatty green, and The Alexandrians making fuB us» of their .knowledge of the green, held their oppo- nents during the tirM, five ends The Plas- inarl we ud roll era, however, soon became ac- customed to the run of the green, and htill way through the game held an eight-shot advantage. FUTILE EFFORTS. They continued to hold the upper hand, and at the 15th end had established a. lead of twenty shots, which placed thPID in a fairly sufe position. The Alexandrians tried hard to regain the lost position, but despite their efforts the visitors maintained their lead of twenty shots until the final end, when they claimed an aggregate cf 85. The plasmai-l trundlers were up on every xiuk, alt-hough they had not much to spare en a couple. The Alexandrians under Skip To-. Griffiths made 1,. Matthews, D. Grif- fiths, T. Jones, a.nd Skip Geo. Clark go all the way. In the first five ends they scored six in response to two by the Park Llewelyn quartet, but afterwards feU away. with the result that when half the ends had been Bent down, they were three behind. ALL OUT." The bowlers were all out, but no eEange ■occurred, the visitors ultimately winning by three on a total of 24. On Rink 2 the Alexandrians, under Skip W. Norman, were B.>r so successful, and the visitors, con- trolled by Tom Miles, held the lead practi- cally throughout the game A tenth-end lea I of erven was improved to "1 majority of 16 at the 15th end. on;y to be again re- duced to nine after they had compile/ 21 Bkip-Alf Coker and his clubmates made a good fight in the initial part of the game. b;ic they came to a standstill at the thEt tenth end, and could not get going for ihe r(-t five ends, when they were down six. As both quartets claimed an equal number of shots in the remaining ends_ the visitors maintained their lead of six at the com- pletion of the game. Skip Jos. Clark did not have matters hitf own way on Rink 4. and for a considerable part of the game was down a couple of shots. In the la few en da, however, the Plagman quartet claimed the jack frequently, and by rais- ing their aggregate to 21, secured an excess of two shots. EMLWAYMEN AT PARK LLEWELYN. Pyfatty and Neath Railwaymen were un- able to arrange to play at Neath during the season, as no suitable date upon which the NeatS green was vacant could be fixed. JL* both teams werr, keen on bringing off their game, they arranged to play at Park Llrwebrn on Iturday, The Kyfatty play- ers were ifi exueihaat form, and rejprocLucuij some of the bowling which made them so prominent in the Mond Shield, competi- tion", in nrevious seasons. Right fi-om the opening end they ii,icle matters warm for the Kailwaymen. who were quite unable to regulate the pace of the scoring of the Dyfatty bowlers. At the fifth end the Rail- wavmen's total was limited to six, while Dyfatty put on 53 shots. The next fise end, brought the Neath bowlers no relief, as Dyfatty increased their advantage to 43, ANOTHER GOOD WOOD' II GONE WRONG!" Mr. Eovre sadly watches still another skittler "going west." Alas! What a number went the same way last Saturday, j Mr. R<)\H! Alas! we repeat. and at the 15th end claimed a lead of 48. The Dyfatty w-ood-rollers were now out for toi jnng the century for the first time this season, and eventuaHy they were success- ful, as they exceeded the coveted total by eleven. APPLYING THS BRAKE. Meanwhile the Railway men weie still in difficulties, and the brake applied by their I FEELING THE PiNCH. I Mr. Hughes is here depicted in the throes of an attack of agony. opponents restricted their tolal to ft. This is the biggest victory gained by Dyfatty for some years, and I think is a record win in the Mond Shield competition. As might be WHOEVER WOULD HA' THOUGHT IT!" The Jaelr knocked the wora on, mo cat!" J expected, an excess of 66-two shot; were deducted from the Railwaymen's *otal as tti.,y were slaort-handed on one of the rinks brought victory on every rink. In each ea^'i the superiority cf the Dyfatty men was decisive, and two rinks. ait acted by Skip E. Hiil and Skip R. Jenkins respectively, held a majority of 24 shots each Roth T. Wales aj'd M. Troy control/Id successful rinks, and were never jo any great diiffculty of getting home with shots to epare. Neath Kailwaymen will, no doubt, anxiously look forward to the reversing of this verdict on August 5th. iN UNJLEASANT SURPRISE. Port Talbot proved rath-ar an unpleasant surprise for Victoria on Saturday at the Victoria Gre-en by defeating them by eight <h()k after compiling 72 1 must say that the 'Avon woodrollers surprise a me by the excellence of their bowling. They haa previously defeated Uplanug 0.1 Cwmdonkin Green, but as the Uplanders are not up to previous years' form. I did not give the Port Talbot men sufficient credit for their victory. On Saturday they bowled excel- lently, and on the day's form fully ae- served their win. Considering the handi- cap from whioh they suffer, they mat be exceptionally keen to play so many matches i way from home. The' Avon Green only consists of two rillk, and those not of the best quality, but the visitors laid their woods truly and with excellent judgment. PORT TALBOT'S PROMISE. The head-building showed that they still require a little more experience, but I can promise local lea,guep sides that Port Tal- bot will have a word to say in the com- petition when they secure a green which will comply with the league regulations ill Ree«, the old Aberavon footballer, is an ardent bowler, and puts down an excep- tionally good wood. The 'Avon tealm also A RiGHT SWING. Mr. King }-; brre executing what is knüwllin boxing parlance as a right swing. boas-ts of two brothers of the famous Aber- avon three-quarter, while he al60 has a son in the team, who manipulates the woods with equal judgment.. Ma-neelton are nearing the goal of their ambition, and 11. dcfeati1;¡; Morriston United ;¡,t 2\íorri. ton, went one «tep ncaier their deeire. This shows that they are equally proficient. Oil "away'' greens as at home. They put together a fine total. just failing by one to reach the century, and by the same nar- row margin tailing to double the Morris- ton United aggregate of 50. Ae in the previous match against Jersey, they were up" on every rink, and Skips T. Weaver, Lewis. G. Bevan, and Morgan John muit be complimented on their double achievement. They have now only one match to play, but they will require the points if they are to remain at the head of Section "A," CANCELLED. The intimation of the cancellation of the International games for August Bank Holi- day caused considerable disappointment in local bowling circles, but enthusiasts will learn with pleasure that the games are not indefinitely postponed. The suggestion made in thetOecolumoo on Saturday last that the games should be played in h,3 evenings has met with favourable approval, and when the Joint Association meets, the delegates will probably fix three evenings early in August on which the game, will be played. The Scotchmen who did not take pa l't in the tournament la-st eeason, intend to renew their efforts to regain .he Eden Cup in the forthcoming competition. PRESENTATION TO MR. REEK EN. A pleasant function took place on the ilanselton green oil the recent homecom- ing of Mr. George Beeken, who haa joined the Royal Flying Corps. liti, Beeken, who has acted as secretary of the Manselton Club since its institution, was presented with a cabinet of pipes as a token of ap- preciation of his valuable services. The chairman of the club, in making the pre- sentation, spoke in admiration of the keen- ness displayed by the recipient in his duties for the welfare of the club Other speakers also added appreciative remarks, and Mr. Beeken, in responding, thanked the mem- bers for their kindness, and horel that when he was released from the greater task in which he was taking part to render what- ever servico he could to benefit the club.

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