All change – well almost

The latest groups of fixtures played over the weekend resulted in positional changes for all but the leading three in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club.

Things kicked-off with Mooragh Lakers just falling short of a maximum by the closest of margins, while Seven-Up followed them home just two points behind with a 123 on the card. Their opponents Bits n Bobs and Roller Bowlers both struggled with scores in the mid eighties.

Seven-Up then improved their average and lead at the top when they dropped just five points against Bits n Bobs who unfortunately moved in the opposite direction and ended the day at the bottom of the table.

This result means that Seven-Up have recorded five 120 plus totals, however they have as yet to hit that 126 points target.

Finally Lakers were pushed all the way by Roller Bowlers and with another tally over the 100 mark moved up two places to fourth in the standings – if only for 24 hours.

Results for Saturday, November 15: Mooragh Lakers 125 (5) LilianSlinger, Bits n Bobs 86 (1) Kim Hargraves; Seven-Up 123 (5) Alec Taylor, Roller Bowlers 85 (1) Shirley Corrin; Roller Bowlers 91 (2) Lil Smith, Mooragh Lakers 104 (4) Steve Moore; Bits n Bobs 74 (1) Geoff Mayles, Seven-Up 121 (5) Derek Clarke.

High flyers in the opening set of games on Sunday were Louie’s Angels as they notched up their first and the season’s fifth maximum score, opponents Govags pushed them all the way and had two losers on 19.

Unfortunately being two players short meant that Castletown Cannons were lacking fire-power when they took on Bowling for Soup, however I am sure they will have been pleased to have avoided a whitewash.

Next up was the biggest clash of the weekend with fifth placed Bowling for Soup being a little too hot for Louie’s Angels who were third, as a result the victors moved up one position and are now only eight points behind their opponents.

The final outcome of the session went in favour of Govags due mainly to Cannons not being able to field a full team, although the losers did win three of the four games played.

Results for Sunday, November 16: Louie’s Angels 126 (6) Marg Tasker, Govags 93 (0) Allan Cromwell and Peter Kelly; Castletown Cannons 80 (1) Peter Curtis, Bowling for Soup 115 (5) Nigel Thomas; Bowling for Soup 124 (5) Nigel Thomas, Louie’s Angels 103 (1) Matthew Keggen; Govags 106 (3) Allan Cromwell, Castletown Cannons 89 (3) John Alderson.

Please note there will be no round robin on Sunday, November 23 due to rearranged fixtures.

A gang of 29 braved the elements with rain forecast ahead of the midweek round robin and topping the triples section at the conclusion were Roy Murphy, Viv Rush and Trish Bull, also finishing on the same points and ending as runners-up were Gordon Corrin, Peter Daugherty and Alan Kennaugh.

The remainder were paired up and the leading duo of Bernie McPhee and Shirley Corrin finished ahead of Dave Faragher and Pauline Worrall.