Resolven Bowls 2023 END OF SEASON REPORT

The very busy 2023 outdoor bowling season has just ended and since the RDN reports on the County Successes for Resolven Bowlers, much has occurred.

During the ‘91’ Resolven BC Tournament  £400 was raised for the Building Blocks Family Centre in Resolven and Simon Ace, Secretary of RBC is seen in the picture, presenting the cheque to a smiling Chloe Edwards.

Resolven Bowls Club won the Cwmtawe (Swansea Valley) League, (a midweek triples league) when they played their final match against Pontardawe BC.   RBC only lost one game throughout the season making this the first time the club has won this league since joining it about 8 years ago

Pictured is the side that played against Pontardawe to win the Cwmtawe League

In the same week Resolven BC were also triumphant when they played Cymmer BC in the Final of the ‘Cam Gears Triples’ Tournament run by the Neath & District League on a neutral green at Briton Ferry.

Winners – the two rinks of triples

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Also Club Tournaments have been highly contested throughout the season, culminating in a Finals night and BBQ held at the Resolven green.

The finalists schedule with provisional timings was organised as follows:-

Ladies 2 wood 6pm Rink 3 – Marker Carwen Thomas

Natasha Williams v Ceri Holmes

Natasha Williams, Brenda Rees(Club Chair) and Ceri Holmes


The previous day, as previously reported, the 4 wood Ladies Club Championship Final was between mother and daughter, Carwen Thomas and Ceri Holmes with Ceri being the victor.

Brenda Rees (Chair RLBC) with Ceri and Carwen
Ceri won the 2 wood and RLBC Club Championship Trophy


Continuing on the Finals night – Cam Gears Pairs 4pm Rink 2

Adrian Bradley & Aylwin Jones v Mike Herbert & Aeron Humphreys

Cam Gears Champions Aeron Humphreys & Mike Herbert


Cam Gears Singles 4.30pm Rink 5 – Marker Gareth Evans

Nigel Davies v Stephen Allen

Cam Gears Singles Champion – Nigel Davies


Resolven 3 Wood 6.45pm Rink 4 – Marker Sean ‘Ned’ Kelly

Andrew Hopkins v Stephen Allen

RBC 3Wood Winner – Andrew Hopkins with Hugh Lewis, RBC Club President.


RBC Championship 6.45pm Rink 5 – Marker Hugh Lewis

Mike Herbert v Lionel Stock

RBC Club Champion – Mike Herbert with Hugh Lewis, RBC Club President.


Young lads Jacob and Kody wanted to get in on the act of bowling, looked after by Helen Hopkins and Janice Day and viewed, for future selection, by Nigel James (RBC Capt.) and Shaun Kelly (RBC Selector).

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To enable the Resolven bowling green to be used extensively during the summer, the large ‘flat’ area of grass has to be expertly prepared and maintained throughout the year.  At the end of the season and after expert advice, the heavy work immediately began . The following photographs show volunteer club members working on the green, with the cooperation of the Resolven Community Council.

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Hopefully the fruits of their labour will be enjoyed and appreciated by all who use the green during the 2024 summer season.

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