THE Cowdenbeath bowlers' touring team this week are heading to Wales, writes Jack High.

The head for Cardiff on Thursday and will play matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday Hat Night winners at Bowling Green Street in the Brian Miller Trophy were John Allan and Daryl Stewart, who won by twenty shots on the night.

There were twenty on the green, which is impressive.

On Saturday Cowdenbeath visited Crossgates for the annual friendly game.

Cowdenbeath had twenty four players and Crossgates sixteen. Match secretary for the day (making a comeback) was Mitch Drysdale, who decided the two ladies rinks from Cowdenbeath would play against each other.

Usually it is a couple of men's rinks who are volunteered for this as there are usually the right number of women on each side.

The rain came on quite heavily after only about five ends and some took cover. After a short break the teams were out again trying - although the ladies decided not to bother as the scores were quite close!

President Lindsay Black won by a few shots, Darren and Davie Leitch both won by a couple of shots, Mitch arranged a draw and as the ladies scores were close it ended Crossgates 43 Cowdenbeath 55.

Lindsay wished the Crossgates team good fortune for the coming season, particularly when they represent West Fife Bowling Association in the Inter-County Top 10 and they entertain Huntly at Crossgates next month.

On Sunday, three rinks played in the West Fife Carnegie Trophy, which they held a couple of years ago. Peter Graham's Rink won by 12, Darren and Davie Leitch's rink won by 2 and Lindsay Black's rink lost by 2, having been well up at one point.

Jim Boyce, Scottish Bowling Association District 8 councillor, held one round of the Maggies' Cancer Charity event at Cowdenbeath on Monday night with the two top rinks going to Dalgety Bay on Friday to play in the final stages. Have a quick look at the CBC FB page to see if any Cowdenbeath teams qualified...