The final set of matches in this season’s ladies open age bowling league were played last Wednesday evening. Castletown A consolidated their lead at the top of the table with an impressive 7-2 win away to Ballaugh. Stella Watterson and Kim Foy for Castletown plus Rose Waterworth for Ballaugh all won to single figures with Hilary Kermode for ‘Town’ having a battle with Louise Tebay crossing the line to win 21-19. Second placed South Ramsey also performed well winning 8-1 at home to neighbours Mooragh Park with five of South’s games being won to single figures. Stopping the full house for South was Caroline Parker who won to 17 against Lorraine Moore. Onchan also had a good result away to Castletown B winning 7-2 and dropping only four points. Two winners for Castletown B were Joy Stephens and Sonya Mercer who both won to 19 against Grace Gawne and Libby Andrade. Port St Mary hosted Marown A with the match finishing 5-4 to PSM. Closest game saw Margaret Tasker (PSM) pipping Lil Smith to 20. Douglas were away to Peel coming away with a 5-4 win with mum and daughter Paula and Harley Garrett and Katie Jacobs for Douglas plus Joyce Kelly and Val Allwood for Peel all winning their games to single figures. Marown B were at home to Port Erin with the Crosby ladies winning the match 6-3. Closest game saw Clare Cooper just getting the better of Rita Callister 21-19. The one outstanding match between Marown B home to Onchan carried forward from fixture 19 was played on Friday evening. Onchan won 6-3 with all games bar two going into double figures. Three winners for Marown B were Rebecca Teare, Deborah Leece and Helen Withers who won to 14, 13 and 15 respectively. Finishing the season on top was Castletown A on 3803 points, followed by South Ramsey second on 3596 and Marown A third on 3524. Many congratulations to the Castletown ladies for retaining the title and many congratulations also to Sue Gawne (Onchan) who played exceptionally well all season not losing a game to win the ladies individual merit and to South Ramsey’s Elaine Moore and Jenny Moore who finished in second and third places only one point and three points respectively behind Sue.

This is the final report of the season so I wish everyone well for the winter and hopefully see you all next season.