Finch Hill A Continue Charge in Division Two

In Canada Life International league Division One matches were played on Friday evening in glorious sunshine after heavy rain on Thursday evening.

In Division One, Marown A will have been pleased to come away from their game with Peel A with a 1-9 victory, as both teams were missing key players the Crosby men took full advantage. Preventing the whitewash for Peel was Gary Smith who beat Andy Kennish 21-12, whilst Pip Pemberton came closest to picking up a second point for the home team as he lost out 18-21 to Paul Kelly. Two of Marown’s regular C Team players Tom Kelly and Sam Clague stepped up to the A team with both men winning to single figures.

South Ramsey A stretched their lead at the top to six points as they came away from their game away to Marown B with a 0-10 win. All wins for the visitors were comfortable in double figures, with Karl Parker the highest scorer for the Crosby men as he lost 16-21 to Jordan Cain.

Rounding off the Marown teams their C team made the journey North as they travelled to Mooragh Park to take on North Ramsey A. It wasn’t a good night for the visitors as the home team won 9-1, with Peter Kelly the lone winner as he beat Ray Beattie 21-11, with Steven Rough and Stevie Rundle both losing out 19-21 to Allan Callow and Gary Merrill respectively.

Port St Mary A hosted Douglas A at Breagle Glen, with the Villa men coming away with a 3-7 victory. For the visitors Keith Rise beat Tim Williams 21-4, whilst Andy Cannell won 21-9 against Tom Collins. Closer wins were picked up by Ian Moore, who beat Paul Skelly 21-17, Shaun Seal won 21-18 against Bernard Thackrah, whilst Gary Conwell edged his game 21-19 against Dan McCabe. For the home team Wayne Roberts, Trevor Quayle and Robbie Cooil all won comfortably.

Onchan A came away from their game with South Ramsey B with a comfortable 1-9 victory, just missing out on a 0-10 win by a solitary chalk as Eddie Carlyle beat Will Penhallurick 21-20. Winning close games for the visitors were Reg Temporaza who recovered from a 4-13 deficit to beat Tony Dugdale 21-19, whilst Neil Dunwell won to the same score against Ben Dugdale with the latter fighting back from a 10-2 deficit before losing out.

Castletown A had a better week as they won 8-2 at home to fellow strugglers Peel B, to drag themselves closer to the teams above them. Home captain Jordan Drewett beat Dougie Allan 21-19, with Nathan Hamilton also winning to the same score against Alan Cromwell. Winning to 21-17 were Dave Quayle as he beat Andy Mackie, whilst Nathan Cooil beat Peel captain Paul Quirk to the same score. For Peel Dave Smith beat Ian Watson 21-18, whilst Tony Carroon beat Aaron Richardson 21-16 to pick up their second win of the night.

In Division Two Finch Hill A continue their charge towards a long awaited return to Division One as they came away from Mooragh Park with a 1-9 win over North Ramsey B. Tony Smart was the lone winner for the home team as he beat Stephen Oates 21-17, whilst John Corteen just missed out 20-21 to Tony Epifani. For the visitors Paul Dougherty was the best winner as he beat Adam Greenwood 21-9. The victory puts Finch 11 points ahead at the top.

Douglas B sit in second place on 82 points as they inflicted a damaging 9-1 home win over Port Erin A at the Villa. Six of the seven wins were comfortable for the home team, with Geoff Mayles scraping home 21-20 against Peter Hulley. For the Breagle men Bernie Durcan was the lone winner as he beat Paddy Murphy 21-5.

Castletown B are still in the mix also on 82 points as they won 4-6 away to Onchan C. Derek Lewney was the best winner for the visitors as he beat Roger Payne 21-7, with this win going a long way towards claiming the aggregate points (135-148). For the home team Ken Clarke was the best winner as he beat Ray Harris 21-12, whilst Neil Taylor edged home 21-20 against Ross Moore.

Ballaugh A won 7-3 at home to South Ramsey C, with the winners for the visitors David Corkill, Anthony Kelly and Paul Routledge all winning comfortably. For the home team Gordie Moore shown no mercy to his brother James Moore, as the former won 21-7, whilst Edgar Cowin beat Tony Marler 21-2.

Noble’s A sit comfortably in mid-table as they won 8-2 at home to Peel C. For the home team Alex Yates won 21-7 against David Allwood. For the visitors Jimmy Corlett had a perfect game scoring a single on the first end, then 10 consecutive two’s to win 21-0 against John Andrew.

Onchan B rounded off the Division Two fixtures as they beat Noble’s B 7-3. All three wins for the visitors were close with Michel Cooper beating Steve Parker 21-20, with Michael Johnson and Phil Salmon winning 21-19 against Sid McKnight and Paul Callister respectively.

In Division Three league leaders Ballaugh B came away from their visit to Breagle Glen with a 4-6 win over Port St Mary B, as Dicky Watson ensured the aggregate went to the visitors (128-143) with his 21-4 win over Michael Taylor. for the home team Junior Keggen beat John Kneen 21-17.

Noble’s D hosted Port Erin B, with the home team winning 7-3, as Sam Colquitt beat Trevor Barker 21-17, whilst Andrew Bell beat Nigel Haymes 21-7. it was great to see the visitors a full team as Alan Crebbin beat Alex Colquitt 21-10, Ben Mowle won 20-17 against Steve Colquitt, whilst Ken Horlsey just got the better of Kevin Moore 21-20.

High flying South Ramsey D were expected to get the better of newly formed Noble’s C, however the visitors got the better of the Ramsey men with a 3-7 victory, winning by just eight chalks to claim the aggregate two points (143-151). Winning for Noble’s Lee Price beat Mike Murley 21-17, Kevin Airey won 21-11 against Ryan Hargraves, captain Steve Cain edged home 21-20 against Chris Brown, whilst Dean Sowerby and Lee Greggor both won 21-16. For the home team Frank Feeney beat Paul Moore 21-8, whilst Geoff Collier and Peter Kennaugh won 21-19 against Nigel Hinds and Steve Brennan respectively.

Elsewhere Ballaugh C came away from Peel D with a comfortable 2-8 victory, Marown D got the better of Douglas D 7-3, whilst Finch Hill B came away from the Villa with the spoils as they beat Douglas C 3-7.

Canada Life International Mixed Team Championship

In Group A Marown A made the short trip to take on Douglas A at the Villa, as they came away with a 49 chalk victory (128-177), winning 2-7 on games. For the visitors Neil Withers beat Jan West 21-9, whilst Paul Dunn won 21-8 against Merv Sayle, whilst Clare Cooper just beat Andy Cannell 21-20. For the home team both wins were to a 21-15 score line as Keith Rise beat Lyn Bolton, whilst Gary Conwell beat fellow left hander Glenn Boland.

In the other match in Group A Ballaugh A this also ended up being a win for North Ramsey A as they also won by 49 chalks (178-129) and matched Marown’s 7-2 score line as they beat Ballaugh A at Mooragh Park. For Ballaugh Fred Waggett held off Adrian Skinner to win 21-20, whilst Patrick Grant beat Maureen Hamilton 21-11. Winning to single figures for the home team were Madison McMullan who beat Michele Cubbon 21-4, whilst Robert Monk won 21-6 against Nigel Tebay.

In Group B Noble’s A came away from the Sunset City with a 61 chalk win over Peel (115-176). All seven wins for the visitors were comfortable, with Grahem Moore the best winner to single figures. For the home team Joyce Kelly beat Jo Corkill 2116, whilst the evergreen Dougie Allan won 21-13 against Dave Naughton.

South Ramsey A were the best winners and highest scores on the night as they won by 72 chalks over Port St Mary (180-108) as Gill Dixon, James Teare and Glynn Hargraves all won to single figures. For the visitors Trevor Quayle prevented the whitewash with his 21-12 win over Peter Collister.

Canada Life International Mixed Team Plate

In the Plate competition in Group A Noble’s B took on Marown B at Crosby with the visitors winning by 93 chalks (94-187) as they won 1-8 on games. James Kelly was the lone winner for Marown as he beat Joanne Kelly 21-19, with Lisa Pugh the next highest scorer for Marown losing out 19-21 to John Andrew. For Noble’s five players won to single figures, whilst Lee Price who started playing league bowls this season continues to impress as he beat Charlotte Clarke 21-15.

Finch Hill hosted North Ramsey B, with the home team winning by 59 chalks (166-107). Winning to single figures for the home team were Dave McCabe, Stephen Oates and Tony Epifani. For the visitors Steve Parker won to single figures, whilst Ray Beattie beat Mary O’Connor 21-16.

In Group B with just three teams in the group Douglas B took their turn to sit out as Port Erin hosted South Ramsey B at Breagle Glen. The home team won by 58 chalks (187-129) as the visitors won just one game as James Moore beat Jean Thackrah 21-19, with Eddie Carlyle losing out 19-21 to Derek Allen. Lauren Groen and Geoff Collier scored 17 against Alan Crebbin and Voirrey Curphey respectively. For Port Erin Bernie Durcan was the best winner as he beat Gillian Jopson 21-8.