Castletown A Take Control
Following the break for Festival week, Ladies Night League bowling resumed. South Ramsey had to sit out from this round of matches allowing the rest of their title rivals to catch up. Castletown A and Nobles are two of those rivals and faced each other, whilst Port St Mary A hosted their B team.
Castletown A has been dominant in recent weeks winning their last six matches to an average of 172, Nobles also have been in fine form averaging 173 over the same period. The match was tight on games ending 5-4 however, Castletown players Kath Kinley and Tracy Moore both won to single figures helping them to an overall 20 chalk victory 160-140 and a seventh win on the trot. The result also propelled Castletown A to the top of the league ahead of Nobles who sit 21 points behind.
Port St Mary A sits third, 41 points behind Castletown, following their win over their B team. Mavis Franks, Jayne Kneem, Margaret Tasker and Chris Price all won to single figures helping PSM to a strong 73 chalk victory with the match ending 181-108 (6-3).
Marown took on Port Erin with the home side performing well winning six games to come out on top 169-136 (6-3). Philippa Taylor top scored winning her game 21-3.
Peel Sunset was visited by Douglas who, unfortunately, were a player short on the night. Peel won six games including two games 21-20 and with the walkover built up a comfortable lead over their opponents. The match ended 179-140 (6-3).
The final match from Friday was between Onchan and Ballaugh. The home side had the upper hand in games winning five of the nine but ended up on the wrong side of the result losing 139-152 (5-4).
Next week is the final matches of the first half of the season and Castletown A will hope for another strong home performance against Marown to keep them at the summit of the league.