C Tarleton Hodgson and Son Ltd Ladies’ League
The final matches in the C Tarleton Hodgson and Son Ltd Sponsored ladies’ league 2014 season were played on Friday 29 August with the Douglas v Ballaugh match being played the night before.
Port St Mary ended as Champions with a 44 point advantage over second placed Mooragh Park, while a final spurt from Peel Sunset moved them ahead of Noble’s Mixed to take fifth place.
It was fitting that Mooragh Park and Port St Mary met on the last night. In a relatively low scoring match the home side had the better of it winning 5-4 on games with Janet Monk and Chris Price winning to single figures as did Margaret Tasker for the visitors. There were two stand-out games as Ellie Cowell reached 19 against Val Macfarlane and Rosemary Quirk came through 21-20 against Jayne Kneen.
South Ramsey were top scorers, reaching 175 against Noble’s Mixed. The two winners for the away side were Lin Ruscoe and Paula Firth while Fiona Kennish won to single figures to go out on a high.The Douglas match was notable for having three 21-20 games, all going the way of the home side despite valiant efforts from Brenda Bowyer, Jane Teare and Pat Mason against Lynne Mansley, Wendy Cowin and Harley Garrett respectively. The two winners for Ballaugh were Ann Gale and Mary Simmonds.Peel Sunset had a comfortable 6-3 win over Port Erin with Joyce Kelly and Mary Moffatt winning to single figures while Castletown also won 6-3 against Onchan with four of their players winning to single figures. Purt le Moirrey had a tougher struggle against Marown, coming through 5-4 on games with Linda Dawson and Tracy Moore winning to single figures.
Congratulations go to Chris Price for winning the merit. It was tight at the top with the top three having the same points for just being separated by points against.