Monthly Archives: May 2016
It was a case of quality rather than quantity at Onchan on Wednesday 11 May when a select field of 16 gathered to compete for the Onchan Ladies’ Singles title.
There were some very close matches throughout the afternoon with several games, including two in the first round, ending 21-20.
Quarter-finals: Tricia Bull 21, Roma Ware 17; Chris Price 21, Maureen Payne 20; Helen Martin 21, Philippa Taylor 14; Lyn Bolton 21, Mary Alderson 15
Semi-finals: Chris Price 21, Tricia Bull 15; Lyn Bolton 21, Helen Martin 16
This left Chris and Lyn to contest the final, and they did not disappoint, producing quality bowls in a nail-biting match.
Chris got of to the better start, reaching an early lead of 13-8, before Lyn won 6 ends in a row to gain the advantage 15-13.It was Chris’s turn again and she raced to 20-17, but anyone who thought she had it in the bag were mistaken as Lyn dug in and took the game with four singles to make the final score 21-20.
The presentation was made by President, Lynda Clarke, who thanked all those involved in running the competition and raffle and providing the refreshments. She also praised the standard of bowls during the afternoon, particularly in the semi-finals and the final.
There was an entry of 20 pairs at Marown on Saturday 21 May competing for the Greeba Cup. The weather stayed fine, if a little windy and the green quickened as the afternoon progressed.
Semi-finals: Paula Firth and Lin Ruscoe 21, Marie Ashurst and Kath Kinley 14; Paula Garrett and Lyn Bolton 21, Lynda Wilson and Heather Horsburgh 6
This set up a Lin and Paula v Lyn and Paula final which, the way both pairs have been playing this season, had to happen at some point !
As could be expected the final was a close and nail-biting affair. Bolton and Garrett took the early initiative taking a 14-10 lead, and although the next few ends were shared, two threes from Firth and Ruscoe brought the scores level at 17-17.At 18 across the Nobles’ pair scored a 2 to reach “all-but” then a single for each pair meant that Lin and Paula ran out 21-19 winners.
Rosie Winckle then introduced President Shirley Whelan to make the presentations. Shirley thanked those who had entered and those who stayed to the end commenting on the exciting final which meant that no-one left during it. She also thanked the Marown members who had helped during the afternoon, particularly Irene with the refreshments.
In a very close match at Purt le Moirrey, on Friday 20 May, where four of the nine games ended 21-20 (two going the way of each side), Marown had their second win of the season, with six wins and two 20’s amassing a total of 172 points against Purt Le Moirrey. At the top of the table, Castletown dropped just one point against Ballaugh where Jenny Maddrell had the better of Kim Foy 21-20, while Port St Mary did not have it all their own way at Peel, reaching a total of 156 points, although they did win the match. It was a similar story for South Ramsey who were kept to the same score, 156, by Nobles’. Mooragh Park had two winners against Port Erin and also Vicky Lloyd-West reaching 20 against Lynda Cadamy. Onchan won 4 games and had a 20 courtesy of Flo Kelly against Pat Kelly, but with Douglas winning three games to single figures were well behind on points..
League leaders Port St Mary were two strong for Port Erin,in the C Tarleton Hodgson sponsored ladies’ league onWednesday 18, coming away with a maximum, Lynda Cadamy being top-scorer for the visitors. Chasing teams Castletown and South Ramsey also had good results on the night, Janet Monk denying Castletown a full-house while Dee Lewis was the fly in the ointment for South Ramsey. It was also a good night for Peel Sunset at Marown, although only winning 6 games a 20 for Cath Parker against Rosie Winckle and Lynda Wilson’s 18 against Shirley Whelan meant they dropped only 14 points. Although losing 4-5 on games, Douglas finished 4 points ahead of Ballaugh in the closest match of the night, the closest game of the match seeing Muriel Cain just lose out 20-21 to Pat Mason. Nobles had a 5-4 advantage, but a 20 from Kim Hargraves against Pauline Worrall, and 19 for Lin Ruscoe against Roma Ware gave them a good points advantage.
The sun shone in the west for the Gladys Cowell ladies’ over 60’s singles open played at Peel on Saturday 14 May. With a field of 30, a fast green and the good weather it was an ideal day for playing bowls. Some very close matches of a high standard were enjoyed by the spectators, many of whom stayed to the end.
Quarter-finals: Ann Hollingworth 21, Win Collister 14; Jean Thackrah 21, Voirrey Curphey 15; Margaret Tasker 21, Cath Parker 15; Mary Moffatt 21, Sylvia Kennaugh 19
Semi-finals: Ann Hollingworth 21, Jean Thackrah 10; Mary Moffatt 21, Margaret Tasker 18.
In the final Mary was in imperious form, with Ann having little in response. The Peel player won in 12 ends with seven 2s and a single, Ann scoring three singles in reply.
Final: Mary Moffatt 21, Ann Hollingworth 9
The presentation was made by club president, Heather Horsburgh, who thanked all those who had entered, those who had stayed to watch the final, and, of course, all the Peel ladies’ who had helped in any way in the smooth running of the afternoon.
Castletown claimed a maximum against Mooragh Park in the Trend sponsored over 60’s league on Tuesday 10 May with only two of the visiting players, Moira Anderson and Frances Radcliffe reaching double figures. Chris Holland spared Port St Mary’s blushes when her win denied Peel Sunset a full house. The visitors won three of their games to single figures. Port St Mary A won 4-2 on games at Onchan with Margaret Tasker winning to single figures. Two games went all the way with Kath Looney losing out 20-21 to Joyce Gardiner and Flo Kelly losing to Rita Callister by the same score. It was a local derby at Port Erin when Breagle, as the home team, lost out 2-4 on games with Joyce Henry and Steph Swift providing their two wins, Steph just coming through 21-20 against Mavis Franks. The other two matches of the morning were closer, both ending level on games. Nobles’ had an eight point advantage over Douglas with some very close games, Jo Oldam scring 19 against Pat Dacre while Sonja Lees took Patsy Rush all the way before going down 20-21. There were only 2 points in it when Villa entertained Ballaugh, the advantage going to the visitors.
The quarter-finals of the Jean Kelly Team Handicap competition took place on Thursday 12 May. Peel travelled to Castletown, and lost 6-3 on games although one of their games was won to single figures courtesy of Joyce Kelly. The two other winners were Shirley Corrin and Philippa Taylor. In reply for the home side Hannah Drewett and Hilary Kermode both had good wins to single figures and with four other wins Castletown had the advantage 168-138 on points, which gave them a narrow win by 5 points when the handicaps kicked in.
Mooragh Park also got close when they travelled to South Ramsey. The home side had a 7-2 advantage on games, with Jenny Moore and Helen Caley winning to single figures. The two winners for the visitors were Helen Martin, to single figures, and Rosemary Quirk. Gill Morgan fought well to reach 19 against Nicola Kneale as did Vicky Lloyd West who lost out 20-21 to Moira Anderson. Taking the handicap into account Mooragh Park were just 8 points short of causing a major upset !
Port St Mary were determined that there would be no surprise result as they faced their fellow club members. With Chris Price being the only winner for Purt le Moirrey, and the home side winning three of their games to single figures, the handicap made little impact on the final scores.
Nobles won 6 of the 9 games when they travelled to Port Erin, with Rebecca Teare and Jayne Smith both winning to single figures. Despite a good win to single figures by Lynda Cadamy, the home side were always on the back foot, ending 25 points down before handicap, their 5 point advantage making little difference to the final result.
Top scorers of the night in the C Tarleton Hodgson sponsored ladies’ league on Friday 13 May were Purt le Moirrey, winning 6-3 on games against Onchan who were unfortunately a player short. There were some close games with Dee Lewis reaching 19 against Roma Ware while, for the home side, Debra Cooper reached the same score against Maureen Payne and Sandi Lowe went one better against Wendy McDowell. Another high scorer was Ballaugh, who also won 6 games, three of those wins being to single figures.The closest game of the match saw Brenda Bowyer just lose out 18-21 to Maureen Wright. Four of Port Erin’s players won to single figures in their 6-3 defeat of Marown, while Leah Vickers fought well to reach 18 against Shirley Whelan. Castletown won 5-4 on games against Port St Mary, but wins to single figures by Wendy Kennaugh and Jayne Kneen gave the visitors victory by the narrow margin of 6 points. Despite being gifted a game by Nobles’ Peel Sunset could only win a further three games. With three wins to single figures Nobles’ ended with an advantage of 9 points, although there were some close games along the way, Joyce Ogden reaching 19 against Shirley Corrin, while Kim Hargraves came through against Jean Quine by the same score. South Ramsey’s 4-5 deficit on games became a victory on points with Gill Dixon and Lyn Bolton winning to single figures, as did Brenda Williams for the opposition, and three of their players reaching 18 points.
The teams and draw have been announced for the second County match of this year against North Lancs & Fylde
The match is scheduled for June 5th commencing at 12:30pm. The Isle of Man home leg is being hosted by Port St Mary Bowling Club
Home Team (Venue: Port St Mary Bowling Club)
|Neil Withers||Marown||1||Stuart Mort||Kirkham Cons|
|Matthew Keggen||Onchan||2||Tommy King||Marton Institute|
|Colin Kelly||Marown||3||Ashleigh Woof||Parkfield|
|Glynn Hargraves||South Ramsey||4||Andrew Cairns||Gaghills|
|Rob Monk||North Ramsey||5||Darren Edmondson||Kirkham Cons|
|David Bradford||South Ramsey||6||Sam Patterson||Parkfield|
|Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly (C)||Douglas||7||Owen Jackson||Parkfiels|
|Aaron Clark||Douglas||8||Hugh Hornby (C)||Hogton|
|Mervin Sayle||Finch Hill||9||Roy Webster||Croston|
|Peter Collister||South Ramsey||10||Dave Welsby||Hambleton|
|Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly||South Ramsey||11||Tim Barnett||Marton Institute|
|John Kennish||South Ramsey||12||Dave Jackson||Salwick|
Home Reserves – Nathan Cooil, Stuart Garrett, Ian Moore and Adrian Skinner
Away Team (Venue: Empire Services Club Green 1, Preston)
|Dean Kipling (C)||Marown||1||Lee Heaton||Croston|
|Kevin Quirk||Onchan||2||Peter Hawkes||Hogton|
|Ewan Cooil||Port St Mary||3||Wayne Ditchfield||Farington Social|
|Paul Skelly||Port St Mary||4||James Grimston||Kirham Cons|
|Trevor Quayle||Port St Mary||5||Mike Leach||Parkfield|
|Jordan Cain||Onchan||6||Dave Watters (C)||Parkfield|
|Paul Dunn||Marown||7||Lyndon Carr||Bamber Bridge Cons|
|Paul Kelly||Douglas||8||Ian Nicholson||Parkfield|
|Matthew Quirk||Onchan||9||Ian Penzer||Farington Social|
|Peter Slinger||Onchan||10||Simon Coupe||Parkfield|
|Phil Kerruish||Onchan||11||Simon Hargreaves||Longridge Cons|
|Phil Kelly||Marown||12||Derek Ainsworth||Croston|
Away Reserves – Michael Collister, Gary Conwell & Alan Moore