Finishing the season in rip-roaring style Cardigan captured the Ceredigion Bowling Association Division One championship.

With two games remaining reigning champions Lampeter were considered by many followers as red hot favourites.

But the penultimate clash involving the top two on the Gwbert Road green in Cardigan saw the homesters romp to victory and bank 12 points, which left Colin James and Co a point clear going into the final day.

To relieve the mid county bowlers of the title James and team-mates needed 13 points from their visit to bottom of the pile Queen’s Road in Aberystwyth.

The Cardis plundered the required points but as it transpired the title was handed to them on a plate as Lampeter went down by eight shots against visitors Tregaron and ended the campaign ten points adrift of the new kingpins.

Queen’s Road 60 (1 point) Cardigan 79 (13 points)

Rink scores (Queen’s Road names first): E. Sandford 16 Paul Monders 23; Jamie James 14 Chris Rogers 17; Brian Davies 17 Kevin James 17; Martin Phillips 13 Marc James 22

Marc James skipped the top visiting rink accompanied by Dilwyn Jones, Sid Freemantle and Gethin Davies

Lampeter 67 (4 points) Tregaron 75 (10 points)

Rink scores (Lampeter names first): Hari Butten 16 Lewis Morgan 11; Steve Entwistle 25 John Jones 15; Henry Jones 10 David Bennett 28; Nick Randell 16 Gareth Jones 21


Lampeter 67 (4 pts) Tregaron 75 (10 pts); Queen’s Road 60 (1) Cardigan 79 (13).