Castletown A Ladies in Action in Warrington

The 2022 ladies open age league winners, Castletown A, flew the Manx flag on Sunday 23rd April 2023 at Tetley Walker Bowling Club when they represented the Isle of Man at the 2022 Club Championship. Castletown were drawn in Group 3 with Winnington Park, Bamford and Pensby. Playing on green 1 Barbara Young started the match off against Winnington Park on what turned out to be a nice running green with some interesting marks. The game score 4-15 did not reflect the quality of the bowls and near misses. Up next was Stella Watterson who had a flying start, but then her opponent got the jack and starting clawing back. Stella came away with a 15-9 win. Third to the block was Tracy Moore who found the green true to the jack line, she came off the green with a 15-5 win. Hilary and Anne Oates were up next and both came away with wins, 15-7 and 15-3 respectively. Sue Peach was sixth up taking away another 6 points for Castletown. The final two games from Kim Foy 15-10 and Hannah Drewett 15-9 sealed a win for Castletown 100-73.

The second match of the day was against Bamford. Castletown put up a good fight and won four of the eight games but they were beaten on points 94-102. This was Bamford’s second match win putting them top off the table on 4 points. In the third match Castletown needed to win to have any chance of being able to progress to the semis, but only if Winnington Park were able to beat Bamford. Castletown put up a good fight against Pensby and the match could have gone either way on the last game on the green, unfortunately it didn’t and Pensby took their first match win 96-101.

The winners of Group 3 were Bamford and they went over to the Monk Sports & Social Club greens to play their semifinal against the winners of Group 4, St Oswalds, who were a last minute entry after Coundon withdrew. Group 1 winners, Castle Private played against Group 2 winners Wrockwardine Wood in the other semifinal.

The final was contested against Wrockwardine Wood and St Oswalds with Wrockwardine Wood being triumphant and taking the title of Club Champions winning 96-79.

Castletown did the island proud taking 290 points out of a possible 360. They would like to thank BCGBA Ladies Section for running the competition and the IOMCGBA Ladies Section for their financial assistance in getting them across for the event. Valuable experience was gained and we celebrated true Castletown Style.