Top Two Battle
A clash between the top two sides concluded both days of action in perfect weather at the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club over the weekend.
However, things did not go the way of the leaders who had their advantage pegged back by 15 points after their first loss of the campaign.
A maximum win for Parkers was the highlight of the opening fixtures as they overcame newcomers Spare Parts; this while Incredabowls won a closer contest against Erin Porters.
In the second set of games there was a rare draw on points as Erin Porters and Spare Parts shared the spoils of 68 apiece. Parkers however could not keep the momentum going as Incredabowls improved their average to 77.6 with an 85 on the card.
Leaders Seven-Up began their Sunday afternoon with a comfortable win over Castletown Cannons, while second placed Louie’s Angels went five points better with victory against Govags, who did in fact take three games of their opponents.
The Cannons then recorded the session’s highest score as they dropped just one point in an outing against Govags who remain in bottom spot.
As the sun set on another weekend, the biggest clash of the season took place, with Seven-Up who had their best start for a number of years, taking on their closest rivals Louie’s Angels.
But after a rather strange set of games the teams lower down were the biggest benefactors as they dropped 56 points between them in a very low scoring encounter which went in favour of the Angels by 67 to 57.
This leaves Seven-Up on 80.2 average, Louie’s Angels on 78 and close behind Incredabowls on 77.6, all having played eight games, next come Beachcombers on 76.2 after six games.
Four players have won all eight of their games and are separated by the points against, they are in order, Kevin Quirk (Seven-Up), Margaret Tasker (Louie’s Angels), Jordan Cain (Seven-Up) and Glyn Hargraves (Incredabowls).
Once again the weather was not on the side of the midweek round robin gang with showers forecast for the afternoon; the session did go ahead with an entry of 33, but unfortunately it turned into one awfully long shower, as rain fell for most of the time.
From two sets of triples the winners were John Lightfoot, Alan Moore and Mavis Franks, along with Doug Allan, Hazel Hughes and Jo Smith.