A weekend of delayed fixtures
It was a full weekend of re-scheduled fixtures over the weekend in outdoor winter league crown green bowls with the sun even shining.
Saturday, 5 March saw four teams take to the green, Mooragh Lakers, WALOB, Bits n Bobs and Parkers.
Lakers took on WALOB for the first game, and took four wins out of the six. The two wins for WALOB were Lyn Bolton, who brought to an end the unbeaten run of opponent Sue Gawne, and Toby Hart. The closest scoring games for Lakers were won by Janet Monk who kept Joyce Ogden to 19, and Alison Kearsley who kept Kim Hargraves to 18.
The second game on the green was Parkers against Bits n Bobs, with the only victory for Bobs being achieved by Sue Collier who kept Mike Alexander to 17, and the other closest game was for Mike Thomas who kept Pauline Cowley to 20.
Bobs then took on Lakers and unfortunately did not manage to win a game, but Geoff Collier had the most successful scoring game by getting 17 against Walter McCarthy.
The final game of the day was WALOB against Parkers, with 4 wins going to WALOB. The doubles pairing for WALOB of Sid Bolton and Tony Hart had a battle with Peter Karran and Mike Alexander but managed the win by one point. Lyn Bolton held Sid McKnight to 17, whilst Colin Spence for the Parkers kept Joyce Ogden to 17.
Louie’s Angels player Matthew Keggen was confirmed as this year’s individual merit winner after the defeat of Sue Gawne, with Trevor Quayle (also Angels) taking second in the standings.
Mooragh Lakers 6 (113), WALOB 2 (105); Parkers 7 (122), Bits n Bobs 1 (96); Bits n Bobs 0 (66), Mooragh Lakers 8 (126); WALOB 6 (114), Parkers 2 (106).
Sunday, 6 March had three teams take to the green, Nobles Nutters, Castletown Corkers and Parkers once again and thanks must go to them for fulfilling their fixtures over the two days.
Nobles Nutters won all the games that they fielded players for, but unfortunately had to give a game to Corkers due to being a player short. The doubles pairing of Tina Hampson and Mark Bradshaw came out victors against Grace and Lily Gawne by one point.
Corkers then took on Parkers and unfortunately for the southern outfit, Parkers won all games giving them the maximum points available.
The final game of the day was Parkers against the Nutters and it was level on games won, meaning the decision on the winning team was on chalks which went to the Parkers. The three games won by the Nutters were the closest scoring. Stephen Hampson keeping Jo Smith to 17, junior Alex Hampson keeping Mike Alexander to 18 and Sylvia Kennaugh holding Sid McKnight to 19.
Nobles Nutters 7 (111), Castletown Corkers 1 (84); Castletown Corkers 0 (68), Parkers 8 (126); Parkers 5 (117), Nobles Nutters 3 (87).
Could we take this opportunity to remind all those in possession of any trophies to return them ready for this year’s presentations. Likewise, the club are looking for donations of raffle prizes for the best v rest presentation event on Sunday, 20 March.
Ahead of that, this Saturday sees the club championship take place and with an entry of 31 proceedings will get underway at 12 noon prompt; while on Sunday the final set of re-arranged games will take place.