Team of the Week – Game 4
Onchan A’s Peter Slinger is becoming a regular fixture in the team already this season and a 21-7 win over Chas Grills at Ramsey books his slot again. He is joined by Onchan team mate Jordan Cain’s with a 21-9 win over Peter Collister who, if at all, has only lost a handful of times at home on that green in three decades. Gary Merrill jumps into the team with a brilliant performance to beat last years merit winner and five times Island Champion Colin Kelly 21-8. Stuart Garrett (Douglas A) makes his first appearance after holding his nerve to see off the challenge of a battling Daniel Fenton and keep his 100% start to the season alive. Trevor Quayle (CTown A) and Ewan Cooil are in thanks to their respective wins in the same match and the team is completed by 2 Ctown C players who were not just their only winners away at Peel A but they did in style with Mark Saunders beating Frank Watson 21-4 and Phil Smith beating Harry Kelly 21-7.
Stuart Garrett (Douglas A), Trevor Quayle (C’Town A), Ewan Cooil (PSM A), Gary Merrill (N Ramsey A), Phil Smith & Mark Saunders (C’Town C) Jordan Cain and Peter Slinger (Onchan A)
Matt Shanahan is the first name on the list in the second tier after his heroics last man on sealed his teams first win of the season and snatched the aggregate points for them. Douglas B are becoming a force and Andy Cannell’s 21-9 win sees him in the side for the first time. Nobles Park A’s Stewart Cubbon picked up a fine 21-9 away win over Bill Cairns whilst Finch Hill A’s Peter Hughes’ 21-3 in the same match books his place. There was an epic at the park between Onchan B and Nobles Mixed and Paul Bailey and Geoff Mayles are in thanks to strong wins for their respective teams over quality opposition. Ray Skelly (N Ramsey B) secured a great scalp beating Ken Karran 21-6 on his own patch whilst PSM C’s Tom Collins’ fine 21-15 win over Alec Taylor books his place.
Matt Shanahan (C’Town D), Andy Cannell (Douglas B), Stewart Cubbon (Nobles Park A), Peter Hughes (Finch HIll A), Paul Bailey (Onchan B), Geoff Mayles (Nobles Mixed), Ray Skelly (N Ramsey B) and Tom Collins (PSM C)
South Ramsey dominate the team with James Evans & Tony Hart in from the C thanks to both picking up 21-3 wins and Stefan Kelly from the B thanks to a great 21-9 win away at the VIlla. Les Brookes of Nobles Park B is in thanks to a great win over young Eric Kelly (Marown B), whilst Brian Kelly is in for the visitors after a ruthless 21-3 win. Ed Benson (P Erin B) produced some fine form to win away from home whilst Tim Williams (PSM D) 21-12 win away over Brian Woodall gets him in along with team mate Colin Leece for his 21-3 victory.
James Evans & Tony Hart (S Ramsey C) Stefan Kelly (S Ramsey B), Les Brookes (Nobles Park B), Brian Kelly (Marown B), Ed Benson (P Erin B), Tim Williams and Colin Leece (PSM D)