Three close finishes
Three fixtures finished with margins of two points or less during the latest weekend in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter Bowling League, with all but one of the eight teams improving their average.
At the end of the first day all the teams had played 10 fixtures each and with the leading three not in action, it was Outsiders in fifth who had an opportunity to close the gap.
They kicked off with a near perfect score of 125 against Govags, but then lost two games and 19 points when they played bottom side Castletown Corkers, to finish on an average of 116 for the afternoon.
Bowl Rollers also had two victories, the first against Corkers by the closest of margins, even though they lost 4-2 on games. They then went one better to double their advantage with a two point success whilst defeating Govags.
Match details from Rollers versus Govags fixture were as follows (Rollers first): Gordon Corrin 16, Vicky Lloyd-West 21; Shirley Corrin 21, Bob Berry 18; Sue Caley 10, Jeff Wilson 21; Sylvia Kennaugh 21, Doug Allan 12; Terry Bates 21, Pat Roberston 20; Lil Smith and Rosie Winckle 21, Lynda Wilson and Mark Kelly 16. Bowl Rollers 110 (4), Govags 108 (2).
Other results for Saturday, November 26: Govags 94 (1), Outsiders 125 (5); Castletown Corkers 104 (4), Bowl Rollers 105 (2); Outsiders 107 (4), Castletown Corkers 83 (2).
Sunday afternoon started with another close outcome when Parkers and Erin Porters fought out a three-all on games, which went in favour of Parkers 111 to 109.
Into fifth after the previous day’s results, Louie’s Angels then set about getting back above Outsiders, but with scores of 117, against Bits n Bobs, and 112, whilst defeating Porters, they now trail their rivals by 0.3 on average points.
The final clash of the session saw Bits n Bobs record their third victory of the campaign, after another draw on games, but success on the points front saw them move clear of the bottom two.
Results for Sunday, November 27: Parkers 111 (3), Erin Porters 109 (3); Louie’s Angels 117 (5), Bits n Bobs 97 (1); Erin Porters 95 (2), Louie’s Angels 112 (4); Bits n Bobs 117 (3), Parkers 108 (3).
A gang of 43 attended the latest midweek round robin session and from three groups, the doubles winners were Steve Parker and Shirley Fargher, just ahead of Lynda Wilson and Peter Kelly.
From two triples sections, the winners were Hazel Hughes, Voirrey Curphey and Carol Kaye; along with Allan Kennaugh, Margie Tasker and Mark Kelly.
Just missing out were Jeff Wilson, Janet Monk and Joy Stephens in the yellow jacks, and Colin Spence, Julie Reilly and Lynda Clarke in the black jacks.