Full House Thursday

The Over 60s league returned after a week off for the Festival with a double week of fixtures.

Tuesday saw league leaders Peel Sunset home to Port Erin with the home side dominating to win 119-80 (5-1).  Mary Moffatt had the best result on the day winning 21-6 whilst away player Carole Kaye managed to prevent a whitewash winning 21-14 against Cath Parker.

In a low scoring game Onchan snatched victory from Marown by a single chalk winning 92-91 (3-3).  Both teams exchanged big wins with Maureen Payne and Dee Lewis winning 21-9 and 21-5 respectively for Onchan.  For Marown Philippa Taylor won 21-6 and Shirley Whelan won 21-8.  Crucially in the other games for Onchan Marilyn Ellison won 21-14 and Marown’s Mary Alderson won 21-15.  With Marown conceding that extra chalk Onchan took the win.

South Ramsey welcomed Port St Mary B who could only manage to take two games off their opponents with South Ramsey winning the match 107-92 (4-2).  Elaine Moore top scored in the match with a fine 21-9 win over Edwina Reid.

Nobles played Villa and in another low scoring game lost only by four chalks despite giving a game away.  Lin Ruscoe (Nobles) and Pat Kelly (Villa) both won to single figures with the match ending 88-92 (3-3).

Port St Mary A collected a full house beating Ballaugh 126-62 (6-0).  Wendy Kennuagh, Val Macfarlane and Margaret Tasker all won to single figures with the result allowing PSM to close the gap on Peel.

Douglas produced a fine home performance to defeat Castletown 106-95 (4-2).  Patsy Rush top scored for the home side winning 21-7 with Sue Peach winning 21-8 for the away team.

In the final match from Tuesday League newcomers Mooragh Park B faced their A team with the A team coming out on top 59-112 (2-4).  Mooragh Park B will have been pleased to have picked up two wins with Peggy Freeman and Frances Radcliffe both winning.

Thursday saw a rush of full houses with four results ending with 126 maximum scores.

League leaders Peel Sunset had their sit out and could only watch as Port St Mary A notched up their second full house of the week and sixth overall by beating Villa away 57-126 (0-6).  Val Macfarlane, Win Collister, Trish Bull and Rita Callister all put in fine individual performances to win to single figures.  The result means Port St Mary go top by 124 points having played a game extra.

Marown’s green is very fast and they used all their home advantage to defeat Nobles 126-83 (6-0).  Mary Alderson and Philippa Taylor won 21-9 and 21-5 respectively to top score for the home team.

Breagle were home to Onchan and were unfortunately a player short.  Onchan won all five playable games with the final score 42-126 (0-6).

Port St Mary is another green which following this fine spell of weather is fast and tricky.  Port St Mary B took full advantage winning 126-84 against Douglas with Roma Ware top scoring to win 21-7.  Douglas were unlucky not to pick up a game with Kath King narrowly missing out losing 21-20 to Mavis Franks.

Further North a local derby took place as Mooragh Park A took on rivals South Ramsey.  Janet Monk won 21-2 to give Mooragh a great advantage and despite Elaine Moore winning 21-9 for the away side the home team managed to win four games overall giving them a 18 point victory 108-90 (4-2)

Ballaugh played Mooragh Park B at home and bounced back from earlier in the week to win 118-60 (5-1).  Jane Teare, Voirrey Oates and Mary Simmonds all won to single figures for the home side.  Mooraghs lone winner was Gillian Malpass who defeated Elizabeth Morrison 21-13.

In the final match held on Thursday Castletown faced Port Erin.  Both teams won three games each and in five of the matches the losing player reached double figures.  One game stood out and Marie Ashurst top scoring win of 21-6 gave Castletown the edge they needed to win 112-96 (3-3)

Next week sees another break from the League as the Quarter Finals of the JMS Shield are held.