Castletown A Edge It Over South Ramsey

Ladies night league bowling returned following the two-week break for the TT Races.

Castletown was the in-form team prior to the break and they faced a tricky away match against title rivals South Ramsey. The match produced a low scoring encounter as both teams managed some fine individual performances. Jenny Moore and Elaine Moore won to single figures, with Elaine retaining her 100 percent record. Ann Gale, Lyn Bolton also won for the home side. Amanda Lawler, Hilary Kermode, Hannah Drewett, Kath Kinley and Kim Foy all won for Castletown. Crucially with Castletown winning five games, they won the tie by a narrow two chalk margin 147-149 (4-5).

Champions Port St Mary A, faced a tough away match against Marown and would have been pleased to return south with a well earned 22 point victory. Three players won to single figures for PSM, Wendy Kennaugh 21-9 against Ceila Joughin, Val Macfarlane 21-9 against Margaret Scarffe and Margaret Tasker beat Mia Moore 21-4. Jayne Kneen (PSM) lost her unbeaten record as Lil Smith won 21-15 and Philippa Taylor defeated Ann Maddrell 21-5. The final score 138-160 (4-5).

Nobles defeated Ballaugh 188-128 (8-1) with Rebecca Teare and Sylvia Kennaugh winning to single figures. Cath Harvey (Ballaugh) lost her 100 percent record after losing 21-15 to Jayne Smith. Ballaugh’s sole win came from Barbara Graham who battled from behind to defeat Debbie Leece 21-20.

Port St Mary B had a convincing win at home against Onchan with Linda Dawson and Edwina Reid both winning 21-9. Dot Mylchreest, Pauline Worrall, Lesley Coker and Rita Callister also won for PSM. Onchan won three games from Dee Lewis, Wendy McDowell and Sue Gawne. Final score 163-136 (6-3)

Castletown B won four games at home against Port Erin but was unable to prevent the away side winning by 26 chalks. Rachel Palmer was the standout home player winning 21-8 and youngster Charlotte Peach won her first ever league game with a brilliant 21-18 win over Voirrey Curphey. Jenny Cain and Di Benson won to single figures for Port Erin helping them to victory. Result 137-163 (4-5).

The final match came from the North where Mooragh Park took on Douglas. Mooragh managed to overturn losing 5-4 on games as Helen Martin, Janet Monk and Caroline Parker all won to single figures. Paula Garett picked up the best score for Douglas winning 21-8 in her game. Final score 154-130 (4-5).

South Ramsey remain top having played an extra game over their rivals but sit out next week allowing the teams to catch up. The top four by averages see Castletown and Nobles leading on 170 with Port St Mary on 163 and South Ramsey 159.

Last week the semi-finals of the Jean Kelly Handicap Competition were contested. South Ramsey (+5) defeated Nobles (+10) 162-143 (4-5) and Mooragh Park (30) lost at home to Port St Mary A (0) 156-176 (3-6). The final will take place on Thursday 11th July at Onchan Bowling Club.