All change at top

The top three sides all changed positions after the latest two days of action in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter Bowling League, which saw another three maximums recorded.

Starting the sessions in third spot was Seven-Up and they could not have done any more in their quest to take-over the number one position.

Firstly they defeated Castletown Corkers by a margin of 58, before beating Govags, on their way to maximum points for the afternoon and in the process took their average to 124.3, as they aim to win their first title.

Out to deny them top spot were Mooragh Lakers, another side trying for their first success, they began the weekend with a two-point advantage.

Lakers matched their rivals with a full-house in the opener when they beat Govags, before dropping just one chalk against Corkers and so stay above Seven-Up by the closest of margins, on an average of 124.5.

Results for Saturday, October 15: Mooragh Lakers 126 (6), Govags 80 (0); Seven-Up 126 (6), Castletown Corkers 68 (0); Govags 85 (0), Seven-Up 126 (6); Castletown Corkers 86 (1), Mooragh Lakers 125 (5).

Saturday’s results meant that early pacesetters Louie’s Angels had to be at the top of their form in the second session to move back to the summit.

First up they had to overcome Bits n Bobs, which they did by winning five games, but dropped four points in their loss to relinquish the overall lead to Lakers.

Later Angels took on Erin Porters and with all the teams having heavy rain showers to contend with, they recorded a fourth result of 120 and above to average 122.5 and slip to third.

Parkers were also in action and finished their outing with a comfortable victory over Bits n Bobs, but prior to this had a tough battle with Erin Porters.

A fixture, which was won on games by the southerners, but Parkers just sneaked home with a two point winning advantage.

Match details (Porters first): Lynda Cadamy 21, Terry Moore 15; Derek Cadamy 9, Rob Cowley 21; Carol Kaye 13, Bernie McPhee 21; Caroline Whitehead 21, Brian Woodall 18; Bernard Thackrah 21, Paul Bailey 13; Chris Dent and Jacqui Elliott 21, Mike Thomas and Peter Karran 20. Erin Porters 106 (4), Parkers 108 (2).

Remaining results for Sunday, October 16: Bits n Bobs 93 (1), Louie’s Angels 120 (5); Louie’s Angels 122 (5), Erin Porters 108 (1); Parkers 119 (5), Bits n Bobs 96 (1).

The midweek round robin saw a repeat entry of 45, which was once again sorted into three gangs of triples. There were some very close outcomes with the red jacks being won by Derek Clarke, Ken Clarke and Terry Bates, just one point ahead of Julie Reilly, Jack Lee and Voirrey Curphey.

The yellows were settled after a roll-up following two trios ending on the same total. Eventual winners Lynda Clarke, Derek Cadamy and Shirley Fargher; just pipping Lynda Wilson, George Brew and Tricia Bull. The remaining section was won by Roma Ware, Alan Moore and Doug Allan, with second, after another roll-up, going to George Peach, Steve Waters and Shirley Whelan.