August CLI Players of the Month
Men’s Player of the Month: Phil Quayle – Ballaugh
Ladies Player of the Month: Kath Kinley – Castletown
Under 21’s Player of the Month: Bailey McMullan – Mooragh Park
The men’s pick went in a different direction this month with the first player to receive the award outside of Division One going to Ballaugh Captain Phil Quayle, who continues to drive his team forward all season as he blends the old guard in with the newer bowlers.
Phil went unbeaten individually and put in a superb performance in the Rayner Plate Final with a 21-13 victory to put a marker down for his team on the night as the Ballaugh men claimed their first ever team title in a knockout competition as they beat first division side Peel B. Ballaugh are one of the ‘youngest’ clubs on the island having been formed in the 1980’s. A superb achievement as Phil went on to lead Ballaugh A to second place and with it a potential promotion back to Division One in 2024.
The pick from the ladies this month went in favour of Kath Kinley who went unbeaten in both the Open Age league, Over 60’s league and lost just one game for Castletown in the 2023 season, winning 48 out of 49 games played. Throughout the month of August Kath conceded just 68 points from 11 games played.
To cap off a fine month Kath won the over 60’s Ladies Championship in a convincing manner and is certainly deserved of this award.
Bailey picked up the Junior award recording two league wins during August, with one of these a superb performance winning 21-15 against Elaine Moore on South Ramsey, who was unbeaten in the open age league up until that point.
In the Jean Kelly semi-finals Bailey won 21-3 against Rebekah Kelly as the Mooragh Park team narrowly missed out on reaching the final.
Bailey was also a key player in the Junior League for her team Sugarloafs as she won both of her Junior League matches who went on to win the league.
A fantastic achievement at the age of 11 years old, Bailey follows her older sister Madison who picked up the award in July.