JMS Veteran’s Shield
The quarter-finals of the JMS Veteran’s Shield took place on Thursday 11 September with the weather being particularly kind for the time of year.
As only seven teams entered there were only three matches played with Onchan B getting a bye into the semi-finals.
Port St Mary A were in imperious form winning five of the seven games and dropping just four points, with four of their players winning to single figures. The two winnrs for Port Erin were Kay Primrose-Smith and Jean Thackrah who edged out Rita Callister 21-20.
PORT ST MARY A (scr) 143, PORT ERIN (+30) 104
Tricia Bull 21, Sylvia Shelbourne 3; Rita Callister 20, Jean Thackrah 21; Win Collister 21, Steph Swift 5; Wendy Kennaugh 21, Jacqui Elliott 8; Kath Looney 18, Kay Primrose-Smith 21; Val Macfarlane 21, Hesba Skelly 10; Margaret Tasker 21, Sylvia Maddrell 6.
Ballaugh also won five games against Noble’s Mixed with Ann Gale and Maureen Trustham winning to single figures. The two winners for the visitors were Pat Dacre and Lin Ruscoe, who also won to single figures while Meg Williams nearly added a third reaching 20 against Peggy Griffin.
BALLAUGH (+15) 141, NOBLE’S MIXED (+20) 120
The closest match of the morning was at Castletown with Peel Sunset having the edge 4-3 on games with Mary Moffatt winning to single figures..In reply Marie Ashurst also had a good win to single figures. The other five games were much closer with the visitors coming through to take the match by just 6 points.
CASTLETOWN (+25) 135, PEEL SUNSET (+20) 141
Anne Oates 14, Heather Horsburgh 21; Hilda Young 21, Cath Parker 16; Barbara Young 21, Rose Corfield 13; Elaine McElroy 1, Mary Moffatt 21; Joy Stephens 15, Mona Kerruish 21, Sheila Preston 17, Joyce Kelly 21; Marie Ashurst 21, Jean Quine 8.