Angels secure first title
The Outdoor Winter League managed to hold some of its fixtures this week; the usual Round Robin held on Wednesday took place with a total of 23 members taking to the green. The players were split into two groups, one of doubles and one of triples. Dave Faragher and Margie Tasker took the win in the doubles by 2 points, keeping Derek Allen and Ken Karran to 26. The triples saw Brian Colquitt, Pauline Cowley and Tricia Bull take the win by 5 points against Dougie Allan, Sue McCourt and Gillian Jopson leaving them on 23.
Saturday, 12 February saw three games take to the green, Castletown Cannons, Seven Up and Louie’s Angels.
Seven Up took on the Angels and won three of the six games played, with Angels also winning three. The points gained took the overall match win for the Angels. The closest scoring win for Seven Up was that of Dougie Allan who held Margie Tasker to 19, whilst Matthew Keggen for the Angels likewise held Mark Kelly to 19.
Angels then took on the Cannons and took five out of the six wins. George Peach for the Cannons scored a win keeping Tricia Bull on 15.
The Cannons then took on Seven Up and unfortunately were unable to secure a win, allowing Seven Up to achieve the maximum points available.
Louie’s Angels have been involved with the winter league since the start. One of three original teams along with Castletown Corkers and Seven Up, The Outdoor Winter League started in 2001-02.
Although there are still a few fixtures to play, this is the first time Louies Angels have won the league. Their previous best place was runners-up in 2011-12
Seven Up 3 (102), Louie’s Angels 5 (113); Louie’s Angels 7 (120), Castletown Cannons 1 (73); Castletown Cannons 0 (67), Seven Up 8 (126).
The games on Sunday, 13 February were postponed and will be played on Sunday, 20 February.