Angels fly up table

There were no surprises during the latest two days of action in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club which produced another two maximum scores to take the total so far to 16.

The biggest benefactors were Louie’s Angels who jumped up two places to head the trio of teams in third to fifth places. They are now level on points with Bowling for Soup and just five points ahead of Mooragh Lakers.

Looking at the four fixtures remaining for each side I think it will be a close call as to which one will take third, but my money is on B4S, just in front of Angels and Lakers in that order.

Perfect weather welcomed everyone on both days, with the opener on Saturday seeing leaders Rule Breakers in ruthless form as they racked up their eighth maximum and left opponents Govags trailing with a total of just 61.

Breakers then had another convincing win with a five games to one success over Castletown Corkers, the victors pushing their average up to 119 in the process.

With just two fixtures remaining, Breakers have a cushion of 506 points over second placed Seven-up who themselves have six to play and will have to beat their rivals in one of those to have any chance of overhauling the six-time champions.

Completing thethree-team afternoon Corkers missed out on a full-house of 126 after two losses on 20. However I am sure Govags would have been happier after passing the 100 point mark this time out.

Results for Saturday, February 7: Govags 61 (0) Ray Hardman and Jeff Wilson, Rule Breakers 126 (6) Dave Kelly, John Kennish and Glynn Hargraves; Rule Breakers 117 (5) John Kennish, Castletown Corkers 76 (1) Lyn Bolton; Castletown Corkers 124 (4) Sid Bolton, Govags 101 (2) Lynda and Jeff Wilson.

A sunny Sunday afternoon saw another two players introduced into league action as the bottom two teams compensated for holidays and illness and drafted in recruitments; however it was Louie’s Angels who were on a flyer.

They kicked-off by dropping just two points against Bits n Bobs, who unfortunately couldn’t field a full team.This before overcoming Roller Bowlers and notching up their second maximum win of the campaign, as a result Angels now occupy third spot.

Roller Bowlers had earlier recorded a victory over Castletown Cannons, who themselves were triumphant later by the closest of margins in the bottom of the table clash with Bits n Bobs.

Results for Sunday, February 8: Louie’s Angels 124 (5) Matthew Keggen, Bits n Bobs 77 (1) Edwina Reid; Castletown Cannons 84 (1) Peter Curtis, Roller Bowlers 121 (5) Gordon Corrin; Roller Bowlers 79 (0) Shirley Corrin, Louie’s Angels 126 (6) Margaret Tasker; Bits n Bobs 95 (3) Kim Hargraves, Castletown Cannons 96 (3) Peter Curtis.

A relatively small gang took advantage of great conditions to take part in the midweek round robin and it was split into two groups of doubles.

Jean Thackrah and Peter Karran were victorious, along with Peter Hughes and Dave Faragher; in second were Philippa Taylor and Shirley Corrin, also Peter Daugherty and Jo Smith. Completing the groups in third places were Peter Kelly and Tricia Bull, along with Derek Cadamy who was partnered by Brian Needham.

There are no fixtures scheduled for Saturday so weather permitting a round robin will be held.