Marown C Crowned Champions In Style
Marown C were crowned champions of Ellan Vannin Fuels division three in their winner takes all game at home to Ballaugh B with a superb 9-1 win in front of a 60 plus crowd to gain promotion to division two in style.
Leading the way for the Crosby men was captain Stephen Rundle who dug in and kept his composure to see his game out 21-19 against John Kneen. The Marown men’s nerves would have been helped further winning three games 21-16 with Darren Kerruish, Dan Smith and Kevin Kelly beating Tony Quine, Phil Quayle and Fred Waggett respectively.
Jamie Joughin beat John Looney 21-5, with Karl Parker winning 21-9 against Percy Faragher. Steve Wilson had a fairly comfortable 21-14 win against Dickie Watson. John Bolton spared the whitewash for Ballaugh with a 21-14 win over Carey Dewhirst.
This is a great achievement for the team and indeed the whole club, who have introduced new players into the game, with this continuing this season with Kevin Kelly and Karl Parker taking the game up recently with both players contributing to the overall success of the team.
Castletown C finished in third spot, but may have been left wondering what might been having finished just 10 points off the top, with their cause not helped by having to give 15 walkovers to the opposition during the season, which will have cost them extra points on individual wins and the aggregate with having to give 21 chalks away before the match has started.
Peel D hosted Douglas C recording a 7-3 home win, with young Ryan Tate turning in a good performance to win 21-8 against James King, with Dad Steve Tate not to be outdone winning 21-6 against Les Quayle.
Onchan C travelled north over the mountain to take on South Ramsey D to record a good 2-8 away win. Home winners were Ian Moore who has secured the individual merit in division three following a fine season winning 18 games from 20 played, whilst younger brother Jay Moore beat Erwin Gelling 21-15. The home team performed well despite the defeat with Steve Kelly losing 17-21 to Kelvin McNicholl, skipper James Moore, Matthew Corkill and Richard Davies all losing 19-21 to David Clucas, Graham Atkinson and Brian Kelly respectively, whilst Franz ten Donkelaar just lost 20-21 to Denis Maxwell.
Finch Hill B were another team to end the season on a high with a 0-10 away win against bottom of the pile Douglas D who were forced to give three walkovers to the Finch Hill men.