Club Team Championship

The Club Team Championship quarter finals took place this week with the ties played home and away. The format continues with four drawn doubles games and six singles.

The most keenly contested tie of the week was between Port St Mary and Ballaugh with the latter falling short by 48 chalks (373-325). Port St Mary won the home leg by 51 chalks, while Ballaugh managed to turn this round to win the home leg by just three chalks as they picked up eight wins out of a possible 20 from the two legs.

The next closest match was between Finch Hill and Onchan with the latter winning by 116 chalks (283-399). Finch Hill did manage to pick up six wins over both legs, as they lost by 30 chalks at home (160-190), while they suffered an 86 chalk defeat in the away leg earlier in the week.

Marown took on North Ramsey and won overall by 128 chalks (406-278) and rather strangely the score in both the home and away leg was exactly the same 203-139, however North Ramsey won two games in the first leg and just one in the second leg at Crosby.

South Ramsey won by 163 chalks overall against Douglas (410-247), as they won by 82 chalks at home (206-124), while in the second leg Douglas fielded a number of newer bowlers to give them an opportunity to gain some experience. At the Villa the team performed just as well as the team lost by 81 chalks (123-204).

The semi-finals are due to be held on neutral greens – venues to be confirmed on Monday 26th September as Port St Mary take on Marown, while South Ramsey face Onchan, with the final to be held two days later on Wednesday 28th September for the successful teams.