Drewett & Clark Win Wilfrid Quayle Mixed Doubles

Castletown Bowling Club hosted the Wilfrid Quayle mixed doubles on Sunday with the competition attracting 30 pairs with the competition sponsored by the Sidings Pub.

Falling at the quarter final stage were home green pair Sam Quayle and Joy Stevens, who were beaten 10-21 by Marown’s Debbie Leece and Neil Withers. Caroline Whitehead (Port Erin) and Kevin Firth (Douglas) just lost out 20-21 to Elaine Moore (South Ramsey) and Nathan Hamilton (Castletown). Home greeners Hilary Kermode and Alan Phair were well beaten 8-21 by Hannah Drewett (Castletown) and Bob Clark (South Ramsey), whilst Jenny Moore and James Teare (South Ramsey) won 21-6 against Marown’s Lisa Pugh and Walter McCarthy.

Losing out at the semi-final stage were Leece and Withers who were kept to just two singles as they lost 8-21 to Moore and Hamilton, whilst Moore and Teare lost out 16-21 to Drewett and Clark.

In the early stages of the final neither pairing were able to build a lead, with the score at 9-8 to Drewett and Clark counting for three a superb last bowl from Hamilton won the end to level the score at 9-9. Drewett and Clark responded to go into the lead at 17-12 as they kept their opponents down to singles. Moore and Hamilton picked up their first double of the game with a great strike from Elaine to turn a two down into two up to put the score at 14-17. Three singles followed over the next three ends for Drewett and Clark, with their opponents picking up a three to put the score at 17-20. The single point needed by Drewett and Clark was picked up on the next end to seal a 21-17 victory.

The presentation was made by Castletown Bowling Club President Hilary Kermode who thanked everyone who had entered, along with the club members who had helped with the smooth running of the competition throughout the day. Thomas Callister from the Sidings presented the prizes.