Action packed weekend
The three teams hunting down leaders Jacks Off were in action on Sunday in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter Bowling League taking part in a repeat set of fixtures played just over a month ago.
This while just 24 hours earlier, Louie’s Angels, the side occupying fifth spot had a perfect afternoon and recorded maximum points.
First up they defeated an understrength Parkers team, who unfortunately for them, had four of their regular players unavailable.
Also on the green were the Castletown gangs and it was Cannons who were victorious over Corkers by a margin of just four chalks to slightly close the gap on their opponents.
The two winners then went head to head, but Cannons could not halt the Angels, who finally showed their true potential.
Corkers also had to call upon some players to make up their team and it was one of them, Bernard Thackrah, who prevented a whitewash against Parkers.
Results for Saturday, December 2: Parkers 90 (0), Louie’s Angels 126 (6); Castletown Cannons 104 (3), Castletown Corkers 100 (3); Louie’s Angels 126 (6), Castletown Cannons 93 (0); Castletown Corkers 86 (1), Parkers 118 (5).
Sunday’s attendees had the best of the weather over the two days and it was champions Mooragh Lakers who had the best of the afternoon with wins over the two sides above and below them in the table.
When the three clashed back in October, it was Outsiders who amassed the most points from the session with 250, followed by Seven-Up on 231 and Lakers on 206.
Things were a little different this time with Lakers improving their tally by 23, whereas Outsiders scored 24 less and Seven-Up saw their total slip by 20.
Lakers began the session with a 12 chalk victory over Outsiders in a fixture that saw the losing team win by four games to two, but miss out after two heavy individual defeats.
Seven-Up meanwhile dropped six crucial points against bottom outfit Bits n Bobs, for whom Anne Keane and Geoff Mayles won their doubles game.
Lakers followed their opening success with a fairly comfortable victory over Seven-Up, a result that saw the two swap places in the table, with the winners up into second.
The final outcome of the weekend saw Outsiders notch up the campaign’s 14th maximum score when they beat Bits n Bobs and now sit in fourth position, by just 0.1 of a point on average.
Results for Sunday, December 3: Outsiders 100 (4), Mooragh Lakers 112 (2); Seven-Up 120 (5), Bits n Bobs 77 (1); Mooragh Lakers 117 (4), Seven-Up 91 (2); Bits n Bobs 66 (0), Outsiders 126 (6).
A measure went missing from the green on Sunday, so if anyone who was there could check their coats and bags and return if found it would be much appreciated.
An entry of 48 braved the cold weather and took part in the midweek round robin, with three sets of triples being the order of the day.
Topping the groups were Andy Sykes, Mavis Franks and John Lightfoot; Sheila Preston, Maureen Payne and Peter Hughes; along with Lynda Cadamy, Derek Cadamy and Sue Gawne.
Runners-up being Mike Ware, Hazel Hughes and Jean Thackrah; Steve Parker, Frances Radcliffe and Peter Kelly; also Steve Moore, Shirley Whelan and Rita Callister.
Weather permitting a round robin will take place this Sunday (December 10), due to it being a free day on the league fixture front.