Angels flying towards title
The weather is being kind and yet again the crown green bowling outdoor winter league has had a full week of fixtures.
Wednesday, 26 January saw 25 members take to the green for a round robin. The players were drawn into two groups, one of doubles and the other triples.
Starting with the doubles which was won by a mere four points by Bryan Corner and Julian Rothera, leaving Lil Smith and Lawrence McMullen second with 26 points. The triples was won by Margie Tasker, Dougie Allen and Billy Blair scoring 30 points, whilst a joint second place went to Terry Bates, Peter Corlett and Ivor Moore on 24 points and Brian Colquitt, Willie Corkill and Tricia Bull scoring the same.
Saturday, 29 January saw four team battling it out on the green, Louie’s Angels, Bits n Bobs, WALOB and Castletown Cannons. Bits n Bobs took on Angels for the first match and luckily for Bobs Franz ten Donkelaar played as he was the only winner for them, as he beat Tricia Bull to 20. The only other close point scoring game was that of the doubles which saw Margie Tasker and Wayne Roberts holding Julian Rothera and Sue McCourt to 18.
At the same time WALOB were playing Cannons, George Peach being the only winner for the Castletown outfit, by keeping Steve Waters to 18 points, unfortunately Sue Kerruish couldn’t secure a second win for the Cannons as Ken Karran took the game by one point.
The second half saw the Angels take on WALOB, the Angels only losing one game when Sid Bolton took victory from Wayne Roberts.
The Bobs took on Cannons, and again were thankful for Franz playing as he and Billy Blair were the only wins, Franz beating Elaine McElroy and Billy holding Barbara Young to 20.
Bit n Bobs 1 (79), Louie’s Angels 7 (125); WALOB 7 (123), Castletown Cannons 1 (92); Louie’s Angels 7 (119), WALOB 1 (99); Castletown Cannons 6 (116), Bits N Bobs 2 (98).
Sunday, 30 January likewise saw four teams battle it out, All But, Mooragh Lakers, Outsiders and Parkers. All But took on Lakers and secured one win by Brian Aspden, who held Shannon McMullan to 19 points. There were two other close scoring games Jane Lothian was held to 20 points by Alison Kearsley and Lil Smith to 19 points by Walter McCarthy.
Outsiders took on Parkers and they won all but one game. The doubles Elaine Moore and Fiona Kennish could only stay on 20 points as Mike Thomas and Jo Smith took the win.
Lakers then played the Outsiders, and took wins in four of the six games. Tracy Moore held Elaine Moore to 19, Walter McCarthy also had a close game as he kept Tony Dugdale to 18 points.
Parkers then played All But and both teams secured three game wins each. There was only one game that was really close and that was won by Jo Smith of the Parkers, as she held Brian Aspden to 20. The win on chalks went to All But who scored 10 more points overall in the match.
All But 1 (99), Mooragh Lakers 7 (124); Outsiders 7 (125), Parkers 1 (97); Mooragh Lakers 6 (110), Outsiders 2 (109); Parkers 3 (100), All But 5 (110).