Castletown A top at half way

The Ladies Night Bowls League reached the halfway point last week with the top three sides only separated by 34 chalks.

Castletown A remains the in-form team and sits top of the pile at the halfway point following another strong home performance seeing off Marown 175-127 (6-3). Kath Kinley and Tracey Moore both won to single figures with teammates Kim Foy, Amanda Lawler, Anne Oates and Hilary Kermode also winning. Marown wins came from Ceila Joughin, Shirley Whelan and Helen Withers who defeated Hannah Drewett 21-18.

Mooragh Park was unable to stop Nobles from leaving Ramsey with a victory with the home team losing 117-167 (3-6). Clare Cooper, Debbie Leece, Rebecca Teare and Jan West all won to single figures. Viv Cook and Alison Keggen also won for Nobles. Mooragh picked up three wins from Janet Monk, Vicky Lloyd-West and Madison McMullan who picked up another good win defeating Jayne Smith 21-20. The result leaves Nobles second in the league 29 points behind Castletown A.

Port St Mary A collected a fine 123-182 (2-7) away win against Ballaugh. PSM had comfortable wins for Jayne Kneen, Ann Maddrell and Val Macfarlane. Mavis Franks, Linda Dawson, Trish Bull and Margaret Tasker also won with Margaret just getting the better of Cath Harvey 21-20. Gill Dixon came through a cracker 21-19 against Chris Price and Alison Millard defeated Wendy Kennaugh. The result leaves PSM third, 34 chalks behind.

Peel Sunset faced South Ramsey with the away team performing very well on what is always a tricky green. South Ramsey was put in a commanding position winning five games to single figures from Jenny Moore, Lyn Bolton, Fiona Kennish, Elaine Moore and Kim Hargraves with Sue Collier also winning 21-10. The home side dented South’s overall score following wins from Joyce Kelly, Mary Moffatt and Pat Robertson. Final score 111-157 (3-6). The result leaves South Ramsey fourth trailing third place by 87 chalks.

Port Erin against Onchan is the final match from last week with the home side losing on games but claiming the win on chalks. There were a lot of close games on the night and the away side had wins from Sue Gawne, Dee Lewis, Tina Hampson, Maureen Payne and Libby Andrade. Port Erin’s Jenny Cain, Jacqui Elliott, Lynda Cadamy along with Caroline Whitehead, who won 21-8, did enough to secure the home team a seven chalk victory `59-152 (4-5).

Individually Elaine Moore remains undefeated and top of the merit on 252 chalks. Followed closely by the two ladies who reached the final of the Manx Championship, Rebecca Teare (250) and Jenny Moore (250) with Shirley Whelan (249) and Jayne Kneen (246) making up the top five.

Next week the second half of the season gets underway with a double week of matches. In what could be a defining moment in the season the current top two sides go head to head as Port St Mary A welcome Castletown A.

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