C Tarleton Hodgson sponsored Ladies’ League Friday 18 August

Port St Mary finished the season in a blaze of glory when they recorded a maximum at Onchan, with seven of their nine wins being to single figures, in the C Tarleton Hodgson sponsored league on Friday 18 August. Only two of the home players put up any resistance with Jo Smith and Sue Gawne both reaching 17 against Katy Williams and Val Macfarlane respectively. Last week South Ramsey leap-frogged over Castletown for second place, and with both teams reaching the same score, 165, they remain in that order. South Ramsey travelled to Ballaugh who had two winners in Barbara Graham, to single figures, and Christine Macdonald, while Port Erin also had two winners against Castletown. Lynda Cadamy, to single figures, and Jean Thackrah won their games while Jackie Elliott almost added a third losing out 20-21 to Kath Kinley. Nobles had a 6-3 win against Peel Sunset, with two wins to single figres, the three winners for Peel being Mary Moffatt, Joyce kelly and Sarah Quirk. It was a low scoring affair at Douglas with six of the games, two to Douglas and four to Mooragh Park, being won to single figures. In contrast Rebekah Kelly and Aalish Howarth went all the way with the Mooragh player coming through 21-20.The closest match of the night was at Purt le Moirrey, where the home side won 5-4 on games, with one of their games and two of Marown’s ending 21-20. For the home side Roma Ware pipped Rosie Winckle while Elaine Dewhirst and Lil Smith came through against Linda Dawson and Brenda Hawkard by that score.
Congratulations go once again to Port St Mary for retaining the title and also to Ann Maddrell for winning the merit, just overtaking Mary Moffatt on points against.