News: Ladies

Low Scores Leave League Wide Open

The Ladies Night League entered round 16 with Nobles and Castletown A looking to extend their advantage over Champions Port St Mary A who sit out from this set of matches.

Castletown A travelled to Breagle Glen to face Port Erin knowing a big score could help them regain top spot in the league.  Castletown won six of the games including Anne Oates, Hilary Kermode, Sue Peach, Hannah Drewett and Kim Foy who all won to single figures.  Home players Carole Kaye along with Lynda Cadamy and Di Bendson, who won to single figures, restricted Castletown’s final tally with the match finishing 107-154 (3-6).

Nobles had a tricky encounter against South Ramsey, who had just won the Jean Kelly Competition the night before.  The match finished 5-4 on games with Elaine Moore top-scoring for the away team 21-8. Debbie Leece and Paula Firth both won to single figures helping Nobles to a 27 chalk victory 153-126 (5-4).

Onchan broke their run of eight consecutive losses by defeating Peel Sunset.  Dee Lewis won 21-3 for the home side with wins also coming from Caroline Corlett, Jo Smith, Libby Andrade, Sue Gawne and Maureen Payne.  Peel had wins from Lynda Wilson 21-18, Heather Horsburgh 21-7 and Mary Moffatt 21-3 reducing the deficit but the home side won by 13 chalks 154-141 (6-3).

Marown picked up a comfortable home win over Douglas with Rosie Winckle, Philippa Taylor and Lil Smith leading their side to victory with single figure wins.  Pat Kelly and Wendy Cowin won for the away team with Shantelle Thorpe just losing 21-20 to Ceila Joughin. Final score 166-107 (7-2).

Mooragh Park hosted Ballaugh with the away side coming away with the win despite losing 5-4 on games.  Alison Millard won 21-10, Voirrey Oates and Gill Dixon both won 21-8 and Barbara Graham won 21-5 to put the away side in control.  Helen Martin 21-8 and Vicky Lloyd-West 21-7 reduced the gap with Shannon McMullan, Janet Monk and Caroline Parker also winning. The home side, however, fell seven chalks short losing 136-143 (4-5).

Castletown B welcomed Port St Mary B with the away side leaving with the spoils claiming a 27 chalk win.  Youngster Charlotte Peach collected another win beating Lesley Coker 21-16 and teammates Barbara Young, Linda Dobinson and Joy Stephens also won.  PSM picked up five wins, Brenda Hawkard, Debra Cooper and Pauline Worrall winning 13, 10 and 11 whilst Rita Callister 21-8 and Edwina Reid 21-9 helped secure victory for PSM.  The match ended 135-162 (4-5).

At the end of the round Nobles remain top 13 chalks ahead of Castletown with South Ramsey moving into third position due to Port St Mary A sitting out.  Port St Mary have now slipped back 173 points and will look to reduce that gap in the coming weeks before their rivals sit out.

Elaine Moore remains top of the individual merit having won all 15 games.  Rebecca Teare, Jenny Moore, Clare Cooper and Mary Moffatt make up the top 5 ladies.

Success For South In Jean Kelly Competition

South Ramsey took on Port St Mary A in the final of the Jean Kelly Handicap competition which was held on Onchan Bowling Green.

South Ramsey would start the match with a five-point advantage with the handicaps based on the teams respective 2018 league position.

A success for Port St Mary would equal the record of five wins held by Castletown. South Ramsey would be chasing their second win in the competition with their first coming 17 years ago in 2002.

Elaine Moore (SR) vs Ann Maddrell was the first match off the green. Elaine started brilliantly surging into a 15-0 lead before Ann was able to get off the mark. Ann battled hard and responded with a seven-point run but was unable to prevent Elaine from running out 21-8 and guided South Ramsey off to a perfect start.

Ladies Champion Jenny Moore (SR) took on Mavis Franks with Mavis taking an early 6-3 lead before a nine-point run for Jenny took her 12-6 up. Mavis responded with three points in two ends before Jenny scored nine points without reply to win 21-9.

Girls Junior Champion Bethany Kennish (SR) took on Jayne Kneen with the youngster leading after 20 ends 13-11. Jayne then won six out of the next seven ends to clinch PSM first win on the night 21-14.

Kim Hargraves (SR) was next off in her match against Chris Price. Kim raced into an early 11-2 lead before Chris picked up some momentum to bring the match back to 11-8. Kim was able to build another run of winning five ends out of six to lead 18-9 before going 20-11 up. Chris tried to stage a comeback but the game ended with a win for Kim 21-16.

The final game from the first half saw Sue Collier (SR) take on Margaret Tasker. The game was evenly poised after ten ends with the score level at 7-7 before Margaret had a break of 10 points to take control of the game. Sue scored on a few more ends but Margaret won the game 21-12.

At the halfway stage in the match, South Ramsey held a 19 point lead.

Lyn Bolton (SR) against Trish Bull was the first game off in the second half with another strong performance from South edging them closer to victory. Lyn started the game well lying 9-1 up after nine ends. Trish was unable to break into the game but at 19-4 down picked up a couple of doubles before Lyn won 21-8, taking her team 32 points ahead.

Val Macfarlane (PSM) got off to good start in her match against Fiona Kennish leading 9-4 after ten ends and 14-5 after 15 ends. Fiona fought hard into double figures before Val won 21-13 reducing the deficit to 24 chalks.

Kellie Maddrell (PSM) gave her team hope in the match after winning her game against Jill Quayle 21-10. After a nip tuck start, Kelly broke away to lead 17-7 before winning 21-10 bringing the match score down to 13 chalks.

The final game between Gill Morgan (SR) and Wendy Kennaugh started like so many on the night, with a player racing into an early lead. Gill was leading 14-1 after eleven ends with the match now safe for South Ramsey. Wendy managed to take control of the jack and a run of 9 ends brought her back into the game at 14-11. Gill, with a run of four singles, moved 18-11 up and despite Wendy picking up a couple more doubles was unable to stop Gill who won 21-16.

South Ramsey won the final with the result finishing 159-141 giving them an 18 chalk win on the night.

Following the match, the presentation was held by Jean Kelly’s family. Thanks were given to Onchan for hosting the final, all the spectators who attended and the players for putting on a good performance.

The association would also like to thank Moore Kelly and his family for their continued generosity and providing fantastic food and refreshments for all the players and spectators.

Nobles New Leaders

A double fixtures week of ladies night bowls changed the top of the table once more with the title race taking another twist.

Wednesday evening saw a number of big wins. In the match between Castletown A and Peel Sunset, Mary Moffatt prevented a whitewash winning her game 21-14. Peel lost six games to single figures recording their lowest away performance since 2011 with the final score 182-69 (8-1).

Marown is always a tough place for teams to visit and Port St Mary B was only able to record one winner with Brenda Hawkard winning her game 21-19. The home side picking up a deserved 187-128 (8-1) win.

Port St Mary A collected their first full house of the season defeating Castletown B 189-75 (9-0).

Ballaugh slipped to a 13 chalk defeat at home to South Ramsey. Elaine Moore had the best score on the night winning 21-5. Match score 149-162 (3-6).

Douglas was a player short in their home match against Port Erin with the visitors winning 128-166 (3-6). Youngster Rebekah Kelly picked up her first league victory winning 21-5.

The final game on Wednesday saw Onchan defeated by Nobles 130-176 (3-6) with Jan West recording the biggest win on the night 21-6.

Onto Friday and match of the night, league leaders Castletown A travelling to champions Port St Mary A. The match was close on games finishing 5-4 but PSM won three games to single figures building a lead which would give them an overall victory by 21 chalks 151-130. The result pulls PSM back only 6 chalks behind Castletown A.

With PSM and Castletown taking points off each other Nobles took full advantage against Peel Sunset who were, unfortunately, a player short. Paula Firth had the standout win 21-3 whilst Shirley Corrin and Mary Moffatt won for Peel. The match finished 179-103 (7-2) and took Nobles top of the league holding a slender 14 chalk advantage over Castletown A.

South Ramsey remain fourth winning 179-101 (7-2) against Port St Mary B. SR won five games to single figures with Lyn Bolton and Jenny Moore winning 21-7 and Elaine Moore, Ann Gale and Jill Quayle winning 21-8.

Castletown B took full advantage of Douglas being a player short to record a two-point and first league win of the season. The away side won five of the nine games including Shantelle Thorpe and Paula Garrett who won 21-8 and 21-6 respectively. Jo Robert, Joy Stephens and Elaine McElroy won for CT with the match ending 137-135 (4-5).

Mooragh Park faced Onchan and it was encouraging to see so many juniors on the result card with six playing in the match. The home team won comfortably 165-126 (7-2) including wins for Junior Champion Shannon McMullan and sister Madison.

In the final game from Friday Ballaugh faced Port Erin. Both sides recorded two wins to single figures but with the home team winning the majority of the games picked up a 19 chalk victory 159-140 (6-3).

Next week Port St Mary A sit out allowing their rivals to temporarily pull away. Nobles take on South Ramsey with Castletown A looking to claw points back on the new leaders. Castletown themselves travel the short distance to Breagle Glen to face Port Erin.

Shannon & Lynda win Omega Cup

An entry of 22 took part in the Omega Cup hosted by South Ramsey Bowling Club, which was played in a drawn doubles round robin format with the winners of the two groups reaching the final to decide the winner.

The winner of the first group was Lynda Cadamy (Port Erin) and Shannon McMullan (Mooragh Park) who topped their group with 34 points, whilst Sue Jones (Peel) and Helen Martin (Mooragh Park) just missed out by just two points.

In the other group it was Mary Moffatt (Peel) and Victoria Johnson (Mooragh Park) who progressed to the final after coming through a one end shootout with Gill Morgan (South Ramsey) and Joyce Kelly (Peel) with both pairs scoring 30 points in their group.

The final was played 15 up off scratch. Mary & Victoria started well winning the first four ends with three singles and a double to take a 5-0 lead, then maintained this lead after nine ends to lead 8-3, Lynda and Shannon then scored a three, only to concede two doubles to lie 6-12 behind. Lynda and Shannon stepped up a few gears scoring three singles, a four and a double to run out with a 15-12 victory to secure the title.

The presentation was made by ladies competition secretary Elaine Moore who thanked everyone who had entered, congratulated the juniors who had performed brilliantly, along with the club members for their assistance throughout the day.

Castletown A top at half way

The Ladies Night Bowls League reached the halfway point last week with the top three sides only separated by 34 chalks.

Castletown A remains the in-form team and sits top of the pile at the halfway point following another strong home performance seeing off Marown 175-127 (6-3). Kath Kinley and Tracey Moore both won to single figures with teammates Kim Foy, Amanda Lawler, Anne Oates and Hilary Kermode also winning. Marown wins came from Ceila Joughin, Shirley Whelan and Helen Withers who defeated Hannah Drewett 21-18.

Mooragh Park was unable to stop Nobles from leaving Ramsey with a victory with the home team losing 117-167 (3-6). Clare Cooper, Debbie Leece, Rebecca Teare and Jan West all won to single figures. Viv Cook and Alison Keggen also won for Nobles. Mooragh picked up three wins from Janet Monk, Vicky Lloyd-West and Madison McMullan who picked up another good win defeating Jayne Smith 21-20. The result leaves Nobles second in the league 29 points behind Castletown A.

Port St Mary A collected a fine 123-182 (2-7) away win against Ballaugh. PSM had comfortable wins for Jayne Kneen, Ann Maddrell and Val Macfarlane. Mavis Franks, Linda Dawson, Trish Bull and Margaret Tasker also won with Margaret just getting the better of Cath Harvey 21-20. Gill Dixon came through a cracker 21-19 against Chris Price and Alison Millard defeated Wendy Kennaugh. The result leaves PSM third, 34 chalks behind.

Peel Sunset faced South Ramsey with the away team performing very well on what is always a tricky green. South Ramsey was put in a commanding position winning five games to single figures from Jenny Moore, Lyn Bolton, Fiona Kennish, Elaine Moore and Kim Hargraves with Sue Collier also winning 21-10. The home side dented South’s overall score following wins from Joyce Kelly, Mary Moffatt and Pat Robertson. Final score 111-157 (3-6). The result leaves South Ramsey fourth trailing third place by 87 chalks.

Port Erin against Onchan is the final match from last week with the home side losing on games but claiming the win on chalks. There were a lot of close games on the night and the away side had wins from Sue Gawne, Dee Lewis, Tina Hampson, Maureen Payne and Libby Andrade. Port Erin’s Jenny Cain, Jacqui Elliott, Lynda Cadamy along with Caroline Whitehead, who won 21-8, did enough to secure the home team a seven chalk victory `59-152 (4-5).

Individually Elaine Moore remains undefeated and top of the merit on 252 chalks. Followed closely by the two ladies who reached the final of the Manx Championship, Rebecca Teare (250) and Jenny Moore (250) with Shirley Whelan (249) and Jayne Kneen (246) making up the top five.

Next week the second half of the season gets underway with a double week of matches. In what could be a defining moment in the season the current top two sides go head to head as Port St Mary A welcome Castletown A.

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Castletown A Take Control

Following the break for Festival week, Ladies Night League bowling resumed. South Ramsey had to sit out from this round of matches allowing the rest of their title rivals to catch up. Castletown A and Nobles are two of those rivals and faced each other, whilst Port St Mary A hosted their B team.

Castletown A has been dominant in recent weeks winning their last six matches to an average of 172, Nobles also have been in fine form averaging 173 over the same period. The match was tight on games ending 5-4 however, Castletown players Kath Kinley and Tracy Moore both won to single figures helping them to an overall 20 chalk victory 160-140 and a seventh win on the trot. The result also propelled Castletown A to the top of the league ahead of Nobles who sit 21 points behind.

Port St Mary A sits third, 41 points behind Castletown, following their win over their B team. Mavis Franks, Jayne Kneem, Margaret Tasker and Chris Price all won to single figures helping PSM to a strong 73 chalk victory with the match ending 181-108 (6-3).

Marown took on Port Erin with the home side performing well winning six games to come out on top 169-136 (6-3). Philippa Taylor top scored winning her game 21-3.

Peel Sunset was visited by Douglas who, unfortunately, were a player short on the night. Peel won six games including two games 21-20 and with the walkover built up a comfortable lead over their opponents. The match ended 179-140 (6-3).

The final match from Friday was between Onchan and Ballaugh. The home side had the upper hand in games winning five of the nine but ended up on the wrong side of the result losing 139-152 (5-4).

Next week is the final matches of the first half of the season and Castletown A will hope for another strong home performance against Marown to keep them at the summit of the league.

Castletown A Edge It Over South Ramsey

Ladies night league bowling returned following the two-week break for the TT Races.

Castletown was the in-form team prior to the break and they faced a tricky away match against title rivals South Ramsey. The match produced a low scoring encounter as both teams managed some fine individual performances. Jenny Moore and Elaine Moore won to single figures, with Elaine retaining her 100 percent record. Ann Gale, Lyn Bolton also won for the home side. Amanda Lawler, Hilary Kermode, Hannah Drewett, Kath Kinley and Kim Foy all won for Castletown. Crucially with Castletown winning five games, they won the tie by a narrow two chalk margin 147-149 (4-5).

Champions Port St Mary A, faced a tough away match against Marown and would have been pleased to return south with a well earned 22 point victory. Three players won to single figures for PSM, Wendy Kennaugh 21-9 against Ceila Joughin, Val Macfarlane 21-9 against Margaret Scarffe and Margaret Tasker beat Mia Moore 21-4. Jayne Kneen (PSM) lost her unbeaten record as Lil Smith won 21-15 and Philippa Taylor defeated Ann Maddrell 21-5. The final score 138-160 (4-5).

Nobles defeated Ballaugh 188-128 (8-1) with Rebecca Teare and Sylvia Kennaugh winning to single figures. Cath Harvey (Ballaugh) lost her 100 percent record after losing 21-15 to Jayne Smith. Ballaugh’s sole win came from Barbara Graham who battled from behind to defeat Debbie Leece 21-20.

Port St Mary B had a convincing win at home against Onchan with Linda Dawson and Edwina Reid both winning 21-9. Dot Mylchreest, Pauline Worrall, Lesley Coker and Rita Callister also won for PSM. Onchan won three games from Dee Lewis, Wendy McDowell and Sue Gawne. Final score 163-136 (6-3)

Castletown B won four games at home against Port Erin but was unable to prevent the away side winning by 26 chalks. Rachel Palmer was the standout home player winning 21-8 and youngster Charlotte Peach won her first ever league game with a brilliant 21-18 win over Voirrey Curphey. Jenny Cain and Di Benson won to single figures for Port Erin helping them to victory. Result 137-163 (4-5).

The final match came from the North where Mooragh Park took on Douglas. Mooragh managed to overturn losing 5-4 on games as Helen Martin, Janet Monk and Caroline Parker all won to single figures. Paula Garett picked up the best score for Douglas winning 21-8 in her game. Final score 154-130 (4-5).

South Ramsey remain top having played an extra game over their rivals but sit out next week allowing the teams to catch up. The top four by averages see Castletown and Nobles leading on 170 with Port St Mary on 163 and South Ramsey 159.

Last week the semi-finals of the Jean Kelly Handicap Competition were contested. South Ramsey (+5) defeated Nobles (+10) 162-143 (4-5) and Mooragh Park (30) lost at home to Port St Mary A (0) 156-176 (3-6). The final will take place on Thursday 11th July at Onchan Bowling Club.

Marown End Ballaugh’s Home Form

The Ladies Night League played round 10 last week before the two-week break for the TT Races.

Ballaugh slipped to their first home defeat of the season in their match against Marown. Marown took control of the tie with three wins to single figures from Philippa Taylor 21-2 over Brenda Bowyer, Rosie Winckle 21-9 against Elaine Fenton and Margaret Scarffe 21-9 against Michelle Cubbon. Helen Withers had a great away win defeating Barbara Graham 21-14, Shirley Whelan beat Voirrey Oates 21-15, Celia Joughin won 21-18 over Alison Millard and Lil Smith came through a close game with Gill Dixon 21-19. Ballaugh picked up two wins, Pat Mason 21-10 against Elaine Dewhurst and Cath Harvey beat Pat Withers 21-4 and remains undefeated in the league. Result 128-161 (2-7).

South Ramsey welcomed neighbours Mooragh Park with the home side playing well to win by 33 chalks. Elaine Moore, Lyn Bolton, Kim Hargraves and Jenny Moore all won to single figures for the home team with Gill Morgan and Ann Gale also winning. Mooragh picked up wins from Janet Monk, Caroline Parker and Ellie Cowell with Aalish Haworth just missing out losing her game 21-20. The match finished 160-127 (6-3).

Peel Sunset won by 59 chalks against Port St Mary B with the home ladies picking up seven winners from the nine games. Shirley Corrin, Joyce Kelly, Mary Moffatt and Pat Robertson won to single figures and Louise Horsfall, Cath Parker and Lynda Wilson were Peel’s other winners. PSM’s two wins came from Dot Mylchreest and Lesley Coker with Edwina Reid just losing her game 21-20. Result 170-111 (7-2).

Nobles bounced back from their heavy defeat last week by producing a perfect home performance beating Port Erin 189-114 (9-0). Jan West and Jayne Smith top-scored for Nobles with both ladies winning 21-9. Jean Thackrah came closest for Port Erin just losing her game 21-20 against Paula Firth.

Port St Mary A turned in a solid 175-92 (8-1) victory over Onchan. Dee Lewis prevented the whitewash for Onchan winning her game 21-7.

Castletown A faced off against their B team and will have been pleased to avoid any slip-ups against their club mates winning the match and only dropping eight chalks. Joy Stephens was the only winner for the B team with the match ending 181-92 (8-1).

As the teams enter the two-week break South Ramsey remain top of the league but have played an extra game than their title rivals. The top five by team average are Castletown (172), Nobles (168), Port St Mary (164), South Ramsey (161), Peel Sunset (151).

The individual merit has three ladies who remain undefeated having played all available games. Jayne Kneen (Port St Mary A), Cath Harvey (Ballaugh) and Elaine Moore (South Ramsey).

The title race and merit are sure to take another twist when play returns on Friday 14th June as South Ramsey face Castletown A, Port St Mary A face a tough away game at Marown and Nobles play Ballaugh.

Port St Mary Take The Wind Out Of Nobles Sail

Another double week of Ladies League Bowls has given the league a shake-up with Castletown benefiting from their rivals dropping points.

Castletown visited Onchan who won the match dropping only 13 chalks. Marie Ashurst was Castletown’s top scorer beating Joanne Kelly 21-9 with wins also coming from Anne Oates, Kim Foy, Hannah Drewett, Ann Hollingworth and Kath Kinley. Onchan picked up three wins from Caroline Corlett, Dee Lewis and Libby Andrade with the final score 140-176 (3-6).

Port St Mary A made the short trip to play Port Erin at Breagle Glen. Port Erin picked up four wins from Caroline Whitehead, Jean Thackrah, Jacqui Elliott and Lynda Cadamy who won 21-3. Despite losing four games, PSM won the match comfortably by 30 chalks helped by wins to single figures from Jayne Kneen, Ann Maddrell and Chris Price. Mavis Franks and Margaret Tasker also won for PSM with the match ending 123-153 (4-5).

Marown had a home tie against Mooragh Park and won by 59 chalks. Joyce Ogden, Margaret Scarffe and Lil Smith all won to single figures for Marown. Shannon McMullan and Helen Martin won for Mooragh with the final score 175-116 (7-2).

Port St Mary B collected their second win of the season beating Ballaugh by 17 chalks. A tight match saw PSM pick up five wins including Dot Mylchreest and Brenda Hawkard who won to single figures. Gill Dixon top-scored for Ballaugh 21-9 with the away side slipping to defeat 165-148 (5-4).

Rounding up the final matches from Wednesday. South Ramsey produced a solid home performance to beat Douglas 187-87 (8-1) and Castletown B lost at home to Peel Sunset 107-183 (1-8).

Friday saw Nobles, who sat out on Wednesday, return to action away against champions Port St Mary A. PSM showed their quality with a fine performance winning seven games from players Ann Maddrell, Jayne Kneen, Trish Bull, Mavis Franks, Kellie Maddrell-Reeve, Margaret Tasker and Chris Price. Rebecca Teare and Clare Cooper won for Nobles with Jayne Smith just losing 21-20. Result 165-127 (7-2).

Peel Sunset narrowly defeated Mooragh Park by eight chalks. Winners for the home side were Heather Horsburgh, Mona Kerruish, Mary Moffatt, Cath Parker and Lynda Wilson. Helen Martin, Vicky Lloyd-West, Janet Monk and Caroline Parker collected wins for the away side but just lost the match 151-143 (5-4).

Onchan against Marown produced a low-scoring match with the teams separated by only two chalks. Home side Onchan won four games including two single figure wins from Maureen Payne and Sue Gawne. Marown crucially won five games with three wins to single figures from Lil Smith, Philippa Taylor and Rosie Winckle. The final score ended 139-141 (4-5).

Port Erin fell to a second defeat of the week losing at home to South Ramsey. Port Erin restricted South Ramseys overall tally picking up four wins including Caroline Whitehead who won 21-6. Kim Hargraves, Jenny Moore and Lyn Bolton all won to single figures as South came through to win 135-156 (4-5).

The final two matches on Friday saw two whitewashes. Castletown A defeated Douglas 189-96 (9-0) and Ballaugh beat Castletown B 189-75 (9-0).

After round nine South Ramsey sit on top of the league, however, have played a game more than Castletown A who is second. With the teams uneven on matches played, the overall average may show a truer picture of the league. Castletown A leads the averages with 171 followed by Nobles 165, Port St Mary A 163 and South Ramsey 161. There is a long way to go and these four teams will undoubtedly continue to swap positions as they race for the title.

Individually, only two players remain undefeated who have played in all available matches; Elaine Moore (South Ramsey) and Cath Harvey (Ballaugh).

Next week is the final set of matches before the two-week break for the TT Races.

Nobles End Marown’s Unbeaten Start

With Castletown A sitting out they would have watched with interest as their title rivals Port St Mary A and South Ramsey faced each other and Nobles faced a tricky away match, against the only remaining undefeated team, Marown.

Port St Mary A used their home advantage to full effect to defeat South Ramsey by 14 chalks, despite losing five of the nine games. Title contenders South Ramsey picked up wins from Moira Anderson who won comfortably 21-5 against Lorna Brady-Glover, Fiona Kennish 21-13 against Wendy Kennaugh, Jenny Moore 21-14 against Mavis Franks, Lyn Bolton 21-12 against Kellie Maddrell-Reeve and Elaine Moore who won 21-19 against last years overall merit winner Chris Price. Port St Mary A turned the match around thanks to three wins to single figures, Jayne Kneen won 21-8 against Gill Morgan, Trish Bull 21-3 against Jill Quayle and Margaret Tasker who won 21-6 against Kim Hargraves. Ann Maddrell was Port St Mary’s final winner beating Ann Gale 21-11. The final score 147-133 (4-5).

Nobles remain top of the Ladies league after winning their tricky away match against Marown by 39 chalks, inflicting Marown’s first defeat of the season. Nobles got off to a flying start with Debbie Leece winning 21-9 against Pat Withers, Alison Keggen 21-6 against Rosie Winckle and Rebecca Teare defeating Philippa Taylor 21-4. Marown picked up two wins in the first half with Ceila Joughin winning 21-16 against Lin Ruscoe and Shirley Whelan who won 21-16 against Jan West. Marown’s fightback continued with Joyce Ogden winning 21-10 against Viv Cook and Lil Smith beat Jayne Smith 21-19. Clare Cooper sealed the match for Nobles with a 21-9 win over Margaret Scarffe and Sylvia Kennaugh won 21-15 over Elaine Dewhurst to give a final score of 127-166 (4-5).

Mooragh Park had a home tie against Castletown B. Helen Martin and Janet Monk both won to single figures to establish a lead for the home side with wins also coming from Shannon McMullan, Aalish Haworth, Ellie Cowell, Rosemary Quirk and Vicky Lloyd-West. Rita Callister and Pauline Worrall won for the southerners with Mooragh winning overall 180-118 (7-2).

Douglas was defeated at home by Ballaugh, with the home side, unfortunately, having to concede a walk over. Ballaugh’s winners were Elaine Fenton, Pat Mason, Christine Macdonald, Brenda Bowyer, Barbara Graham, Gill Dixon and Cath Harvey, who hung on to her 100 percent record edging a close match 21-19 against Shantelle Thorpe. Pat Kelly and Patsy Rush won for Douglas with the match ending 113-162 (2-7)

Port Erin and Peel turned out to be another tight match ending 5-4 on games. Port Erin managed to win the match by 33 chalks with two single figure wins from home players Voirrey Curphy and Jacqui Elliott. Caroline Whitehead, Lynda Cadamy and Carol Kaye also won for Port Erin. Peel’s winners on the night were Louise Horsfall, Heather Horsburgh, Mary Moffatt and Lynda Wilson. Final score 164-131 (5-4).
The final match on Friday saw a solid home performance from Onchan who whitewashed Castletown B 189-124 (9-0).

Next week is a double set of matches with Port St Mary A making the short trip to Port Erin on Wednesday before their top of the table clash at home against Nobles. South Ramsey face a home match against Douglas before travelling south to play Port Erin. Castletown A goes away to Onchan on Wednesday before a home tie against Douglas.