Teams this Week

The Teams selected for the Vets game at Cwmaman on Thursday and the friendly at Llanelli Bowls Club on Saturday can be found under the Team News section. Monday’s DJ Jones Competition Team has also been selected and is available in Team News!

Club Practice this week is on Wednesday from 5.30pm


The Crusaders won an exciting Carruthers Shield encounter away at Cwmaman by the narrow margin of 57.25 to 57 gaining 2 points in their first game in the group which also consists of Parc y Dre and Burry Port. Skips Jeff Richards and Dai Lloyd saw their rinks win 21 -11 and 14 -13 respectively with skips Clive Coles and Mike Rees making up enough scores to secure a win for the club.

Captain, Mike Rees was delighted with the win and ” Thanked all players who turned out and produced a fine first game of the season performance!”

Vets Start with a Defeat

Dafen Crusaders Mid-Week Vets  League team got off to a poor start losing to Dafen Welfare at home.

Result Rink 1 : Peter, Chris , Mike 14-23

Rink 2 : Alan , Mel  Jeff 11–21

On Rink 2,  although the score suggests otherwise,  it was pretty close going into the last quarter, but Jeff dropped a 4 in the 16th end and that ended that , Having said that I  thought  Jeff had an outstanding debut.

Rink 1 was a similar outcome, although the front pairing of Peter and Chris performed superbly. The Welfare team had too much quality, with Dennis Walters and Clouie John having very good games.



Our Home Friendly Match against Glasgow scheduled for Saturday 12th May has been cancelled as the Scottish side will not be making their trip to South Wales this year.

County Tournament Draws

The Draw has been made for the Carmarthenshire County Bowls Tournament 2018.

All information is on the Carmarthenshire County Bowls Association Web Site





A big well done to Club Stalwart, Steven Pope and his daughter Tiegan, who have raised £3000 for the Chemotherapy Unit at Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital. Steve and Tiegan presented the cheque as a thank you for the treatment Steve is receiving at the unit after being diagnosed terminally ill last October. Steve said ” My daughter Tiegan,  organised a surprise party for me in January as she wanted me to see all my friends again, maybe for the last time! It was an amazing night with over 200 attending! I certainly had a big surprise when I walked through the door! I had friends and ex work colleagues there from all over the UK and even from Greece! Its a night I will cherish for ever and I am so proud of Tiegan for organising the evening along with Mike Rees, Kath Powell and Jo Brewster and raising so much money for the Chemotherapy Day Unit, who have given me wonderful care and support”


A Llanelli family have donated an IPAD AED Defibrillator for use at Dafen Park.

18 year old Cameron Jervis tragically passed away in his sleep in June 2015 and his family set up The Cameron Jervis Memorial Fund in honour of his name and to remember him by.

Cameron’s father, Anthony Jervis, explained that there were a number of reasons why they had selected Dafen Park to receive the Defibrillator.

As a child, Cameron regularly played at the Park and played for the mini football teams there from the ages of 5 to 11 years old.

Cameron also has many friends and family who use the park regularly for football, cricket and bowls.

As there is a lot of good work going on at Dafen Park through the Llanelli Rural Council and Dafen Welfare Community, Anthony thought it would be the best venue for the Defibrillator to be based.

He said “ Hopefully it will never be needed but if ever it is and it saves just one life, it would have been worth every penny and something good would have come from Cameron’s Fund!”

Pictured left to right at the unveilling of the Defibrilaltor unit at the park on Sunday are : Tegwen Devichand ( Leader Llanelli Rural Council) , Anthony Jervis ( Cameron’s Father ) John Evans ( Chair Llanelli Rural Council) and Cameron’s mother Deborah Griffiths.

A training session will be arranged before the start of the season to teach club members to use the machine. Anyone interested in taking the training are asked to contact Secretary, Jeff Richards.