Singles Figures Separate Top Two
The Trend Sponsored Ladies Over 60s Bowling League entered May with a rush of full houses as three teams turned in a maximum on Tuesday.
Port St Mary B put in a fine performance to win their match against Ballaugh 126-59 (6-0) with Dot Mylchreest, Port St Marys best lady, winning her game 21-5.
Mooragh Park B played their first game on home soil following the work that has been ongoing on their green. Port St Mary A were the visitors and won all six games with the final score 36-126.
Castletown were the final team to record a maximum on Tuesday defeating Villa. Anne Oates 21-2, Barbara Young 21-9 and Marie Ashhurst 21-9 were Castletown’s best winners as they won the match 126-59.
Peel Sunset put a stop to Marown’s unbeaten run defeating them by 11 chalks 108-97 (4-2). Philippa Taylor inflicted Joyce Kelly’s first defeat of the season with a 21-15 victory.
Douglas won the battle but lost the war in their match against Onchan. Douglas won four games including two 21-20 wins from Moire Tuner and Wendy Cowin with their other two wins 21-11 and 21-17. Onchan’s two winners proved to be the difference with Libby Andrade winning 21-8 and Lynda Clarke 21-6. Onchan won the match 98-110 (4-2).
South Ramsey lost at home to Nobles 84-107 (2-4). Elaine Moore and Ann Gale won for the home side. Lin Ruscoe was the best winner for Nobles beating Gillian Jopson 21-9.
In the final game from Tuesday Port Erin faced homegreen rivals Breagle. A strong showing from Port Erin gave them the victory 120-70 (4-2). For Breagle Gwen Tuck and Joyce Henry picked up individual wins.
On Thursday Port St Mary A welcomed South Ramsey and won four of the six games with two scores 21-7 and two 21-8. Elaine Moore beat Margaret Tasker 21-14 and Ann Gale maintained her unbeaten status in the league defeating Wyn Collister 21-12. Port St Mary A won the match 110-72 (6-0).
Peel Sunset closed the gap on rivals Port St Mary to seven points by whitewashing Breagle away form home 53-126 (0-6).
Marown bounced straight back from their defeat earlier in the week with a convincing 108-73 (4-2) win over Castletown. Philippa Taylor and Mary Alderson were in fine form winning their games 21-2, 21-3 respectively.
Port St Mary B made it two wins in the week with an away win against Villa. Margaret Corlett and Pat Kelly won for the home side but with Port St Mary B winning four games, including Mavis Franks 21-9 win, they were too strong and the match finished 91-115 (2-4)
Nobles were visited by Douglas. Paula Firth set the platform for Nobles winning her game 21-1. In the other five games there were good battles with Nobles just edging the games. Douglas player Jan Osborne her 100% record losing 21-20 to Lin Ruscoe.
Ballaugh were beaten at home by Mooragh Park A who won five out of the six games. Mooragh’s best winners were Janet Monk 21-4 and Julie Reilly 21-9 whilst Peggy Griffin made sure there was no whitewash beating Anne Kean 21-18. Final score and a win for Mooragh 84-123 (1-5)
In the final game Onchan put in another fine home performance to beat Port Erin 122-75 (5-1). Marilyn Ellison had the best score for Onchan winning 21-2 whilst Jacqui Elliott for Port Erin prevented a full house winning her game 21-17.
Next week Peel will look to further close the gap to Port St Mary with a home match against Onchan before a tricky away game to Nobles. Port St Mary A are away to Douglas A before playing local rivals Port Erin at home.