The Vets lost their latest Thursday league game when they lost by 23 shots to 18 against Tumble at Calsonic .

Gareth Jones, Alan Jones and Mel Davies won their rink by 11 shots to 9 but Lyn Rees, Arfon Jones and The Reverend Eldon Phillips lost their game by 14 shots to 7.

Crusaders came away with just 2 points.


The Crusaders returned to winning ways with a fine performance at home to Ty’rfran on Wednesday evening, running out winners by 76 shots to 55.

Wyndham Gravelle’s rink won by 27 shots to 9, Jeff Richards won their match by 17 shots to 15, Eldon Phillips rink also won their match by 17 shots to 15 whilst Clive Coles rink lost on the last end going down by one shot, 15-16.

Final score : Crusaders 76  Ty’rfran 55. Crusaders had 12 points

Opportunity Bowls Tour 2020

Members of the Crusaders have been invited to join Pontyclun Bowls Club on their annual bowls tour.

This has been very successfully organised for the past nine years,  a great package for the cost.

It will once again take place next year from Friday 12th June to Monday 15th June 2020 based at Weston Super Mare.

There will be four days of bowls with everyone being offered at least 3 games.

All matches are local to Weston at top Bowling Clubs, transportation from the hotel to the bowls venue will be in Taxis at 12pm each day.

Matches commence at 1.30pm and taxis collect us at 5.30pm each day.

This allows an hour before and after games to socialise in the Bowls Club bars.

The cost will be £250 and is totally inclusive of the following;

Coach Travel from Pontyclun at 9am on Friday and collection at 12pm Monday for the match at Clevedon on our way home.

3 nights accommodation at The New Birchfield Hotel, on the sea front ,in a shared (or single if available) room with daily breakfast and a three course evening meal.

This will also include a Free Bar every evening between 6pm to 10pm which includes quality Beers, Lagers, Wine and House spirits.

Drinks from the bar can also be taken to dinner, usually 6.45pm

 Yes a Free Bar every night including an artist/entertainment.

All taxi fares are included to and from the matches each day for everyone.

A roast dinner at Clevedon after the match before our return (approx 8pm Pontyclun)

If anyone is interested or would like more information then please let Lyn know asap so rooms can be secured.

A deposit of £30 will be required by the 31st August and the balance of £220 will not be required until April next year.

This is an excellent opportunity for our members to have a good social and Bowls weekend.


The Crusaders went down narrowly by seven shots at home to Tybie on Saturday with the final score being 73 shots to 66 in favour of the visitors.

Mike Rees’ rink looked to be coasting to victory in their game as after nine ends, they led by 15 shots to 1 only for the visitors to fight back and clinch victory in the final end by 22 shots to 21!

Wyndham Gravelle’s four drew their rink 16 all whilst David Lloyd and The Reverend Eldon Phillips team both lost their games by three shots.

The Crusaders won only the one point for their efforts with Tybie gaining 13.

Crusaders will hope to fare better on Wednesday evening when they host Ty’rfran.

In the other Divison 2 fixture played on Saturday, Cross Hands beat Tumble by 76 shots to 51, 12 points for Cross Hands and 2 for Tumble whilst Ty’rfran play at home to Cwmaman on Sunday.


The Crusaders presented a cheque for £400 to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice in memory of Stephen Pope before their recent home game with Amamnford Town. Pictured below are the team plus officials from Ty Bryngwyn along with Steve’s daughter Teigan and close friend David Craddock.
Left to Right at the front:  Mrs Audrey Jenkins/Trustee & Events Co-ordinator, Committee Members Mrs Jan Morgan, Mrs Maralyn Brennan, Mr Brian Gould

Right of Tiegan Pope : Mr David Craddock, Chairman Fundraising Committee & Trustee/ Mrs Susan Thomas Secretary/Trustee, Cllr Sharen Davies Chairman Llanelli Rural Council & Cttee Member, Cllr Tegwen Devichand  Vice Chairman Llanelli Rural Council & Committee Member.



Crusaders Vets disappointingly lost at home to St Catherine’s on Thursday. Arfon Jones,Peter Harries and Chris Walters lost by 26 shots to 12 whilst Tudor Morgan,Alan Jones and Mel Davies went down by 22 shots to 16.


The Crusaders disappointingly lost their latest league encounter away at Parc William in Loughor on Saturday.

The final score was 87 shots to 64 in the hosts favour with only Jeff Richards’ rink winning their match. History was made on this rink as father and son, Jeff and Neale Richards made a winning debut together, playing on the same rink! The final score was 28 shots to 10 in their favour!

The other rink scores were :

Wyndham Gravelle lost by 10-24, Clive Coles by 14 -37 and the Reverend Eldon Phillips by 12-16.

The Crusaders came away with just 2 points.

Club Tournaments

Anyone who DOES NOT wish to play in either the Club Singles or Doubles Tournaments are asked to let either Mel Davies or Alan Jones know by Wednesday 12th June at the latest please?


The Crusaders Vets team lost at Llandeilo on Thursday going down by 40 shots to 26.

Peter Harries, Alan Jones and Mel Davies lost their match by 17 shots to 13 whilst David Noot, Mike Rees and Clive Cole lost by 23 shots to 13.