Trend Sponsored Ladies’ over 60’s 18 and 20 July
Kay Primrose-Smith spoiled the party for Port St Mary B in the Trend sponsored over 60’s ladies’ league on Tuesday 18 July, coming through 21-20 against Chris Holland to leave the home side just one point short of a maximum. Steff Swift came closest to giving Breagle another game, reaching 18 against Dot Mylchreest. The games were shared at Peel Sunset, but with all six players on the home side scoring 17 points or more, and Joyce Kelly winning to single figures, they ended with a comfortable points advantage over Nobles. Matches don’t come much closer than they did at Ballaugh, when visitors Castletown fell one point short of their hosts, despite winning 4-2 on games, in a high scoring game where all twelve players reached double figures. Douglas and Onchan also shared the games, 3-3, but a win to single figures by Lynda Clarke gave the visitors the advantage on points. Marown had the better of Villa 4-2 on games, but with Muriel Cain winning to single figures and everyone on the away team reaching double figures the difference was only 14 points. Port St Mary A travelled to Port Erin where they won 4-2 on games with Margaret Tasker winning to single figures, the two winners for the home side being Jean Thackrah and Sylvia Shelbourne.
Douglas recorded a maximum on Thursday 20 July when they journeyed north to Mooragh Park. Sue Caley and Brenda Williams both won to single figures, but the improvement in the home players was evident in the resistance they showed. Port St Mary A were denied a full house by Brenda Bowyer with Peggy Griffin almost adding a second game for Ballaugh as she just lost out 19-21 to Kath Looney. Port St Mary B’s good week continued when they visited Nobles. Despite winning only two games, their two winners, Edwina Reid and Roma Ware, both won to single figures while their other players all reached double figures, to give them victory by 10 points. It was a high scoring game at Onchan, with all twelve players reaching double figures. The home side had the advantage on games, 4-2, and finished with a twenty point lead. Mary Alderson and Shirley Whelan both won to single figures when Marown visited Breagle whose two winners were Kay Primrose- Smith and Jennie Cain. Peel Sunset had a successful trip to Castletown, although the games were shared the visitors all reached at least the 15 point mark, while good wins by Cath Parker, to single figures, and Joyce Kelly gave the visitors the advantage on points.