First Maximum of the Season for Onchan B
There were three 8-1 results in the Ladies Open Age league last Wednesday evening. These were Port St Mary at home to Douglas with Castletown A away to Mooragh Park and South Ramsey away to Castletown B. Lone winners were Paula Garrett (Douglas) who won to 6; Janet Monk (Mooragh) who won to 7 and Joy Stephens for Castletown who won to 14. Three of PSM, five of Castletown’s and one of South’s games were all won to single figures. The home derby between Marown A and B ladies resulted in a five games to four win for the B team but they lost the match by 23 points with five of the nine games being won to single figures. Closest game saw Helen Withers (B) just pipping Lynda Cadamy 21-20. Onchan and Ballaugh both had good 6-3 wins at home to Port Erin and Peel with Maureen Payne and Sue Gawne (Onchan) and Louise Tebay with stablemate Maria Dimsdale all winning to single figures. Closest games saw Caroline Whitehead (PE) winning to 18 against Grace Gawne and Joyce Kelly edging it 21-20 after a tough battle with Pat Mason. With eight fixtures left to play, Castletown A are currently top with 2304 points but still have a rearranged game to play; South Ramsey second with 2274 and Marown A third with 2203.
In the Ladies Over 60’s league on Tuesday 19th, Peel recorded a maximum away to Mooragh Park B with Mary Moffatt and Joyce Kelly (Peel) winning to single figures. South Ramsey had a good home win against Castletown winning four games to two and by 40 points. Closest game saw Gillian Jopson (South) winning to 18 against Sue Peach. Onchan A won 5-1 away to Castletown B with lone winner for Castletown, Pat Rigby, winning to 14. Marown travelled to Port Erin A coming away with a 4-2 win; closest game saw Voirrey Curphey winning to 20 against Mia Moore. Finch Hill won four games to two at home to Port St Mary B with Brenda Williams for Finch and Elaine Hawkins for PSMB winning to single figures. Ballaugh visited Onchan B coming away with a 4-2 result with three of Ballaugh’s games being won to single figures. The following morning Port St Mary A were at home to neighbours Port Erin B. Match finished 5-1 in favour of PSM A with Alison Stockham being the lone winner for PE winning to nine. Next day (Thursday 21st), Castletown A recorded another maximum of the season at home to Onchan B with three games being won to single figures. South Ramsey had good 5-1 win away to Mooragh Park B. Lone winner for Mooragh was Mary Bruce winning to 15 against Judy Kelly. Peel drew three all away to Port Erin B but won the match by 15 points. Susan Inch for PE narrowly missed out on another win for Port when she lost to 18 against Mary Moffatt. Onchan A won comfortably at home to Mooragh Park A winning five games to one. Closest game of the match saw Sylvia Kennaugh for Onchan winning to 15 against Gail Corrin. Ballaugh drew three all at home against Finch Hill but won on points with Jane Teare and Barbara Graham (Ballaugh) winning their games to single figures. Closest match of the morning saw Port St Mary A win 4-2 away at Marown but losing by two points. Mavis Franks and Wendy Kennaugh for PSM A and Philippa Taylor for Marown all won their games 21-19. On Friday morning Port St Mary B beat Castletown B 5-1 at home. Lone winner for Castletown B was Judith Moore who won to 15 against Elaine Hawkins. On Monday 26th, a rearranged fixture was held between Ballaugh and South and although match finished three all, South won by 12 points. On Tuesday morning (26th), Onchan B scored a maximum at home against Mooragh Park B with Jane Robinson for Onchan pipping Glenys Harley 21-20. Port St Mary B travelled to Mooragh Park A and although PSM B won 4-2 they lost the match by only one point with all games bar one going into double figures. Castletown A won 4-2 away at Finch Hill with three games being won to single figures. Closest game saw Anne Hon (Finch) winning to 20 against Barbara Young. Ballaugh travelled to Castletown B coming away with a 4-2 win, again another close match resulted in Julie Reilly (Ballaugh) winning to 20 against Susan Kerruish. With six fixtures left to play Castletown are currently top, but with the five following teams still having fixtures in-hand, it is still all to play for!