Full programme to start new year

Well the outdoor winter league crown green bowls had a full week of games, whether that be round robin or league fixtures, long may it continue.

There were 23 members who played in the round robin on Wednesday, January 5. A group of doubles and a group of triples took to the green. The doubles were won by a significant ten points by Doug Allan and Brian Colquitt who scored 36 points, trailing in second was Sue Kerruish and Lil Smith. The triples had a closer set of games and the winners by one point were Derek Allen, David Clucas and Kevin Firth, leaving in a very close second on 30 points were Paul Callister, Bryan Corner and Brian Aspen.

There were four teams that took to the green on Saturday, January 8. Castletown Corkers, Bits n Bobs, WALOB and Nobles Nutters.

The Corkers took on Bits n Bobs in the first game and although it was three games to each team the winning team on points was Bits n Bobs. Bobs only lost six points during the whole match. As this shows Bobs had some high scoring losing games, but all played in great spirits.

The Nutters took to the green playing WALOB, and they took two games from WALOB. Two of the closest scoring games were a win for each team, for the Nutters Sylvia Kennaugh took the game from Tony Hart by one point, whilst for WALOB Kim Hargraves kept Steve Hampson to 19.

Bobs took on the Nutters for the second match, and this time Bobs were not so lucky, only winning two of the six games. There were two particularly close games again a win for Sylvia Kennaugh of the Nutters keeping Pauline Cowley to 19, and likewise Gill Morgan for Bobs keeping Dave Naughton to 19. Another game that needs to be mentioned is the doubles which was won by two great woods by young Alex Hampson who was in partnership with his dad Steve. They left Bobs players Andy Morgan and Billy Blair on 18.

WALOB then took on the Corkers and success in every game was to WALOB although it was touch and go with two games, when both Lilly and Grace Gawne of the Corkers scored 20 points in their games against Tony Hart and Lyn Bolton respectively.

Bits n Bobs 5 (120) Castletown Corkers 3 (110); Nobles Nutters 2 (97) WALOB 6 (119); Bits n Bobs 2 (106) Nobles Nutters 6 (115); WALOB 8 (126) Castletown Corkers 0 (98).

Four teams also took to the green on Sunday, January 9, Mooragh Lakers, All But, Parkers and Outsiders.

The Lakers took on All But and won four of the games, the two winning games for All But were close scoring; the doubles Brian Colquitt and Celia Joughin took victory by two points from Victoria Johnson and Janet Monk, the second win was Bryan Corner who held Alison Kearsley to 20. 

Parkers took on Outsiders and it was three games to each team, but Outsiders took the win by three points. Elaine Moore and Kevin Firth had the closest win for Outsiders keeping Peter Karran and Mike Thomas to 19, while the closest win for the Parkers was by Neil Dunwell who held Jenny Moore to 19.

Outsiders then took on Lakers and it was an even number of games won by each team, the doubles again for Outsiders took victory this time by one point, with Elaine Moore and Steve Cook keeping Brian Kelly and Victoria Johnson to 20. 

All But then took on Parkers and managed to win two games, although none were particularly close scoring.

Mooragh Lakers 6 (123) All But 2 (100); Parkers 3 (107) Outsiders 5 (110); Outsiders 5 (111), Mooragh Lakers 3 (105); All But 2 (103) Parkers 6 (106).