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SKITTLES CARDIFF SKITTLES CARDIFF  
THE NON PROFIT MAKING CHARITY LEAGUE OF SKITTLES  

 
Every skittles season since its' formation the league introduced The Charity Shield the brainchild of  Alan Greaves of The Black & Ambers and Ray Bridges of The MagTwelve. The idea of the league winners taking on the cup winners as a pre season opener for the following season with the winners of that game choosing a charity of their choice to receive £300 - 00 plus from the leagues charity fund voluntarily donated by member clubs. There is a cheque for £350 - 00 waiting for the next winners of the Charity  
Shield, which is a Miners Lamp donated by Alan Greaves to be retained until the end of the following season as there being no prize money in this charity game. Velindre Cancer Centre, Ty Hafan and The  British Heart Foundation have all benefitted from donations in past seasons. The charity is something the league is proud of and will not lose sight of the fact that charities are always looking for donations  and will continue to get Skittles Cardiff support.  


The re - arranged game between The Rascals and Modernaires put paid to The Rascals title ambitions as they lost by just 8 pins to the visitors and unfortunately paid the price for a 49 and 43 roll. The Modernaires had Mike Donnelly top scoring with 31 backed up by 30 apiece from John Jeffries and old stalwart Roy Mitchell. The Likely Lads and The Plough Cubs game went right down to the wire with The Cubs last man Mark Allwood just falling short with the game ending all square. The Bloodhounds enjoying their best season in the league beat the mystery bottom side The Robbers who are a far better side than their record shows with some experienced good players. The Oddballs picked up the points with a narrow 4 pin win against the cup finalists The Woodies. The Mag Twelve had a good 8 pin win at E.C. Allstars. The Rascals returned back to form beating The Five Nines away. Aaron Denning Snr led the way with 32 backed up by 28 apiece from Tricia Miller and  Richard Hill. The Modernaires made it two wins in a week in beating Dublin All Stars away with Mike Morgan and Mike Donnelly hitting 28 each. The Plough Cubs took control of the game after 3 rolls against Maltsters Wanderers to pick up the points with Andrew Lewis top scoring with 31 and Neil Slocombe 28. The Aces had a narrow 3 pin win against The Likely Lads with Keri Brinning 28, Kevin Lord 30 and Neil Simmonds 31 top scring with Jason Brooks replying with 28. Heath Hornets made sure the league title winners goes down to the last game of the season next week after beating The North Boys away with Richie Coombs 30 and ever reliable Phil Strange 31 setting up a tense finish to the season. The league leaders The Black & Ambers beat their local rivals Pineapple Doughnuts with John Knight and Paul Sweetman both hitting 29 each while Rob Ings replied with 29. It is all set up for an exciting  end of season next week with The Black & Ambers having to beat The Likely Lads at home while Heath Hornets have two games to play against Five Nines away next Wednesday and The Oddballs away next Thursday having to win both games to enforce a play off decider.  
The week
 CUP DRAW
THE ACES 292 v 285 THE BLACK & AMBERS 
THE WOODIES 306 v 282 THE PLOUGH CUBS 
E.C. ALLSTARS 281 v 284 THE MAG TWELVE 
PINEAPPLE DOUGHNUTS 290 v 275 MALTSTERS WANDERERS

SEMI FINAL
THE MAG TWELVE 293 v  293 THE PINEAPPLE DOUGHNUTS (Mag 12 win extra roll 54 to 53)
THE ACES 293 v  298 THE WOODIES
FINAL

THE MAG 12 v THE WOODIES
Friday May 4th 8.15pm at The Maltsters

 
Cup news
Photograph of John Pearce and Ray Bridges presenting a cheque for £425.00 to Velindre Hospital the nominated Charity for this year, selected by League Charity Shield winners, The Plough Cubs.
LEAGUE TABLE pdf Link

TEAM

PL

HW

HD

HL

AW

AD

AL

PTS

 

 

 

Black & Ambers

33

15

0

1

10

1

6

51

25

50

1

Heath Hornets

32

14

1

2

10

0

5

49

24

48

1

The Mag Twelve

33

12

0

5

10

1

5

45

22

44

1

The Rascals

33

13

0

5

9

1

5

45

22

44

1

Plough Cubs

33

9

1

5

11

2

5

43

20

40

3

Pineapple Doughnuts

32

12

0

3

8

2

7

42

20

40

2

Likely Lads

32

9

1

7

10

0

5

39

19

38

1

The Woodies

33

11

2

5

7

0

8

38

18

36

2

Maltsters Wanderers

33

10

0

8

8

0

7

36

18

36

0

E.C. All Stars

33

9

2

6

7

0

9

34

16

32

2

Aces

32

11

0

5

5

1

10

33

16

32

1

Dublin All Stars

32

10

0

8

4

1

9

29

14

28

1

The Modernaires

32

5

1

11

9

0

6

29

14

28

1

Bloodhounds

33

5

0

11

6

0

11

22

11

22

0

The Oddballs

33

5

0

11

3

0

14

16

8

16

0

The Five Nines

32

4

0

11

3

0

13

14

7

14

0

North Boys

32

3

0

14

2

0

13

10

5

10

0

The Robbers

33

3

1

13

1

0

15

9

4

8

1