Resolven Success at Welsh Finals

Since 1932 bowls has been played in the Resolven Park and there have been many successes over the years.

In 2019 Resolven Bowls Club was again very well represented in the West Glamorgan County finals recently held in Brynhyfryd BC, Neath.




Shaun ‘Ned’ Kelly won the 2 wood Singles County title for the second consecutive year.





After reaching the County Finals of the Over 60’s Triples, Aylwin Jones, John Fryer and Randall Sims, were eligible to play at Llandrindod Wells in August to represent West Glamorgan.

Lt to Rt: Aylwin Jones, Randall Sims, John Fryer & Spencer Evans

Unfortunately Randall Sims was not well enough to play in the Welsh Finals in August and Spencer Evans replaced him.

It was a winning combination again, as they played really well and won the three games to reach the Final.

This was a thrilling close game and they were encouraged by lots of support from Resolven BC members and their families who travelled to Llandrindod Wells to see the Final.

Photo’ taken during the Final

The opponents from the Vale of Glamorgan fought well and the score was very close all the way through the game, but on the penultimate end, Resolven scored three to lead by one, 19 shots to 18 and the successful result after 18 ends was 21-18 to Resolven, making them Welsh Champions of the Over 60’s Triples, a brilliant achievement for Resolven BC boys.

Presentation of the Cup by The Welsh Bowling Association President Mr Will James

Well done to Aylwin, John and Spencer not forgetting Randall who played in the West Glamorgan Rounds and at the County Finals at Brynhyfryd.

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Also from Resolven BC representing West Glamorgan in the Welsh Finals were the County Open 4’s Champions.

These photographs show the County Open 4’s Champions who then went on to play in the 2019 Welsh Bowling Association Finals in Llandrindod Wells.

They came up against a formidable Mid Glamorgan four who after winning that game and another, lost in the Semi Final by 1 shot to Mid Wales who went on to win the final 28 shots – 6 shots.

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Congratulations to all concerned.

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Article by Lorna & Hugh Lewis, RDN Team