Peel Edge It Over Port St Mary
In Ellan Vannin Fuels division one Peel A made the journey south to take on Port St Mary A securing a good 4-6 away win on the night. Winning big for the visitors were the experienced Andy Kennish and Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly with both men winning to single figures over Tim Williams and Glenn Hargraves respectively. Tom Kelly recorded a good 21-10 win over Dave McCabe whilst the ‘Admiral’ David Proctor performed brilliantly and will have been buoyed to see off home ‘captain’ Trevor Quayle 21-16. For the home team Juan Hargraves proved he has lost none of his natural ability dusting off his bowls for only the third time all season to defeat Stevie Kelly 21-19. Rob Cooil beat Peter Greenlees 21-11, with Wayne Roberts & Paul Russell seeing off Tommy McMeiken & Jerome Surridge respectively with both Peel men having been in good form so far this season.
Castletown A also slipped to a 4-6 home loss against Marown B with the visitors taking the two points for the aggregate thanks to Juan Killip’s 21-5 victory over David Quayle. Also winning for the Crosby men were the three Kelly’s – Peter, John and Brian. The four winners for the town men were Ian Watson, Peter Oates, Nathan Hamilton and Jordan Drewett.
Douglas A hosted Noble’s A at the Villa with the home team edging the match 6-4 (120-116) in a low scoring affair. Three single figures wins from Merv Sayle, Ian Moore and Keith Rise were the difference to the visitors two single figure wins from Glenn Boland & Tommy Collister.
Marown A edged another point away from the chasing pack with a good 9-1 home win over Castletown B who had star man Bob Clark missing. The sole winner for the visitors was Alan Phair who beat Darren Kerruish 21-8. For the home team Paul Dunn, Paul Kelly & Dean Kipling all recorded single figure wins.
Third placed Onchan A made the journey north to Mooragh Park to take on North Ramsey A with the visitors recording a 3-7 away win on the night. Home captain Allan Callow recorded a good 21-15 win over Kevin Quirk, Gary Merrill beat Frank Watson 21-17 whilst John Cannan beat the in form Jordan Cain 21-20. Winners for the away team were Peter Slinger, Rob Monk and Phil Kerruish, with Steve Parker and Matthew Quirk both winning to single figures.
South Ramsey A took on their B team, with the higher ranked team winning 8-2 to remain in second place. For the B team Austin Hart recorded a fine 21-17 win over the experienced Peter Collister, whilst Steven Waters performed well to beat Alan Moore 21-18. The winners for the A team were comfortable with Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly winning 21-2 over George Brew.
In division two top of the table Ballaugh A took on their B team who occupy bottom place in the table. The A team were in no mood to help out their club mates crushing them 10-0 on the night.
Second placed Onchan B kept up their quest for promotion following their 9-1 home win over North Ramsey B, whilst fourth placed Peel B went level on points with third placed Port St Mary B. The Peel men defeating the Port outfit 8-2 on the night. The two winners for Port St Mary were Tom Collins and Thomas Keggen.
Marown C recorded their first away league win of the season, winning 4-6 away to Peel C. Port Erin A could only draw 5-5 at home to Port St Mary C, they did win five games however their cause was not helped by having to give two walkovers to the opposition. This was disappointing as their lower ranked B team had put out a full team the night before.
Just four matches took place in division three with Finch Hill B recording a strong 9-1 win over Peel D. Junior player Ryan Tate prevented the whitewash with his 21-18 win over Guy Smith.
Douglas C drew 5-5 with visitors Onchan C. The Villa men had only three winners, however they won the two points for the aggregate on the night. It could well have been a 8-2 victory for the home side with James Teare and John Ferguson just losing out 20-21 to Denis Maxwell and Ken Clarke respectively, whilst Greg Brew lost 19-21 to Allan Kennaugh.
Noble’s B hosted their C team with the B team winning 7-3, winning for the lower ranked C team were Noel Ash, Jeff Crellin and Michael Cooper.
Castletown C won a tough home fixture 6-4 against Port Erin B with big single figure wins from John Matheson, Juan Drinkwater and Philip Smith enough to help secure the aggregate.