Close Games In the Ladies Open Age League
In last Friday night’s open age league ladies crown green bowls, all matches were relatively close as no team scored over 160 points. Closest match of the night saw Mooragh Park travel to Port st Mary coming away with a 5-4 win but losing the match by only one point. Dot Mylchreest and junior bowler Grayse Blencoe had a tussle with Grayse eventually winning to 19 whilst Nicola Cain (PSM) and Janet Monk (Mooragh) both won to single figures. Another close match was Marown B at home to Ballaugh with Ballaugh winning 5-4 and by 7 points. Game of the match saw Christine McDonald winning to 20 against home bowler Deborah Leece. Douglas hosted Port Erin winning 5-4 on games and by 9 points with six of the nine games being won to single figures. The three games that went into double figures were Sue Caley and Emma Sayle (Douglas) plus Jenny Cain for PE winning to 18,10 and 11 respectively. Peel visited Castletown B coming away with a 6-3 win and by 24 points. Mary Moffatt (Peel) had a good battle with Joy Stephens with Mary crossing the line to win 21-19. South Ramsey hosted Castletown A winning the match 6-3 on games and by 7 points. Two games of the match saw Gillian Dixon and Kim Hargraves for South pipping Hannah Drewett and Barbara Young 21-20. Marown A visited Onchan winning the match 5-4 and by 21 points with four games being won to single figures. Marown Captain Lil Smith just got the better of Sylvia Kennaugh to win 21-19. With two fixtures remaining, Castletown are currently on top 218 points clear of second place South Ramsey, therefore given this I don’t think they can be caught, but as we all know anything can happen in bowls!
In the Over 60’s league on Tuesday morning, both South Ramsey and Marown scored maximums. South were at home to Castletown B with four of South’s wins being won to single figures. Marown were away to Mooragh Park B, unfortunately no individual scores are on website at time of report. Elsewhere, Finch Hill had a good 5-1 win away to Onchan B with Libbi Andrade being the lone winner for Onchan winning to 10. Peel won 5-1 at home to Mooragh Park A with the closest game being between Shirley Corrin (Peel) and Maureen Hamilton with Shirley crossing the line 21-18. Onchan A travelled to Ballaugh coming away with a solid 5-1 win. Lone winner for Ballaugh was Rose Waterworth who won to 10. Derby between Port Erin A and B resulted in a 4-2 win for the A team and by 15 points. Alison Stockham (B) and Caroline Whitehead (A) both won to single figures with Voirrey Curphey (A) just getting the better of Kay Primrose-Smith to win 21-18.