All Change At The Top
In division one Peel A hosted Noble’s A on a fine evening for bowling, with the hosts handing out a 10-0 whitewash to the visitors to go top of the league. The biggest win of the night came from Tommy McMeiken who beat Martyn Hobson 21-1. For the visitors Mark Quinn lost out 18-21 to Peel captain Gary Smith, whilst Dave Naughton pushed Tom Kelly all the way before losing 20-21.
The most interesting tie of the night was between Douglas A and Marown A, who visited the Villa. The Crosby men would have been disappointed not to come away with a 2-8 away victory, however the Villa men had other ideas to win four games on the night losing out 4-6 with Ian Moore seeing off former teammate Paul Kelly 21-20, whilst Merv Sayle beat Matthew Keggen to the same score. Shaun Seal recorded a good 21-16 win over John Gelling, whilst Andy Cannell made light work of Juan Killip with a 21-9 victory. All the wins for the visitors were comfortable, with Colin Kelly taking the biggest win of the night 21-6 over Gary Conwell.
South Ramsey A jump up into second place following their 9-1 home win over Peel B, with five of the home team winning to single figures. The whitewash was spared by the hero of the night Dave Smith, who edged home 21-20 against James Teare.
The new look Castletown A hosted Onchan A at the Crofts with the matched tied on games 4-4 they took the aggregate on chalks by six (133-127) to record a 6-4 win against a team they will be looking to get close to this season. Bob Clark continued his run of form to lead the way for the Town men with a 21-8 win over Jordan Cain, backed up by Jordan Drewett, Dean Kinley and Sam Clague who beat the vastly experienced Phil Kerruish 21-10. Colin Spence stepped in to beat home captain Ian Watson 21-13, Kevin Quirk and Reginald Temporaza returned to winning ways with Peter Slinger also winning.
Port St Mary A visited Crosby to take on Marown B, with the visitors pleased to come away with a 3-7 victory. For the visitors Trevor Quayle just got over the line 21-20 against Bobby Thorne, Robbie Cooil took a fine 21-13 over new signing Glenn Boland, Wayne Roberts inflicted a 21-4 defeat on Peter Kelly. For the home team John Kelly made his return winning 21-19 against Tim Williams, whilst Darren Kerruish held his nerve to beat Tom Collins 21-20. The most notable result of the night was Brian Kelly’s outstanding 21-12 win over Paul Skelly.
Ballaugh A got their first win of the season under their belt, beating local rivals North Ramsey A at home with a 7-3 win. Young Patrick Grant did enough to see off Gary Merrill 21-20, whilst Barry McDonald kept up his 100% record for the season, whilst Richard Hainge recorded his first ever top flight win with a 21-12 victory over John Cannan.
In division two Finch Hill A took on their lower ranked B team, with the A showing their dominance with a 9-1 win. Four of the wins were to single figures with the other three victories being comfortable. Stephen Oates was the only winner for the B Team with a 21-16 win over John Harris.
Port Erin A had a mini disaster away to Onchan B with a 4-6 away loss, however Harry Minor and Bernie Durcan both managed to keep their winning run going to maintain their perfect records.
South Ramsey B are starting to get their act together, they took a solid 3-7 away win against Port St Mary A which could just as easily have been 10-0, having lost two games 18-21 and a further game 19-21. Edward Carlyle continued his good form, whilst I can’t see Tony Dugdale losing many games in division two this season.
Marown C having beaten South Ramsey B 7-3 on their own turf the previous week would have been expecting to do as well if not better against the lower ranked C Team with another visit north, however the home team showed their B team how to do it seeing off the visitors 7-3, whilst Peel C hosted Douglas B in a tight encounter with the home team taking a 6-4 win.
In division three Ballaugh C went top on 24 points from three games after their 9-1 home win over Peel D, whilst Ballaugh B sit in second following their 2-8 away win over Douglas D. Onchan C currently sit in third, hosted Port Erin B, with the home team claiming a 7-3 victory.
Marown D continue to impress sitting in fourth and claimed another win courtesy of an 8-2 home success over Douglas with Jay Waters leading the way with a 21-1 win. Castletown C rounded off the weeks round of fixtures with a 3-7 away win over Noble’s B.