G4H stretch winning run

Leaders Guns for Hire kept their impressive start to the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter Bowls League going on Saturday, to take their winning run to 10 fixtures, the latest of which was against the current title holders Outsiders.

The multiple-time champions kicked off the session with a comfortable victory over Govags, dropping just four chalks along the way to strengthen their position.

Outsiders meanwhile have yet to hit top form and although they beat Bits n Bobs by five games to one, will have been disappointed to drop another five points on the leaders.

They next had to take on high flyers Guns for Hire and at the end of a hard-fought battle, had suffered a heavy defeat, winning only one game and a total of just 89 chalks.

Their seven players had won only one individual game each over the two fixtures and as consequence this leaves Dave Kelly (G4H) as the clear leader in the individual merit.

One final outcome saw Bits n Bobs sneak home by the closest of margins against Govags and now have more wins in this campaign, than they had in the previous three.

Results for Saturday, November 16: Outsiders 117 (5), Bits n Bobs 76 (1); Govags 90 (1), Guns for Hire (5); Guns for Hire 117 (5), Outsiders 89 (1); Bits n Bobs 115 (3), Govags 114 (3).

The first day of the weekend did not claim all the highs and lows, with Sunday having the campaign’s eighth maximum score, along with Porters having their best outing to date.

2017 champions Mooragh Lakers started their afternoon with a 21-point victory over Louie’s Angels, who at the start of play were on the same average as their opponents.

Erin Porters meanwhile notched up only their second win of the season when they beat Castletown Corkers, who are directly behind them in the table.

Porters kept that form going with a great victory over Angels and in doing so moved clear of the bottom two, whilst the losers saw their average drop dramatically.

The final clash of the session resulted in Lakers leaping from fourth to second when they racked up a maximum at the expense of Corkers and in turn show they are serious title contenders.

Results for Sunday, November 17: Louie’s Angels 101 (2), Mooragh Lakers 122 (4); Castletown Corkers 95 (3), Erin Porters 111 (3); Erin Porters 108 (4), Louie’s Angels 91 (2); Mooragh Lakers 126 (6), Castletown Corkers 78 (0).

A gang of 34 entered the midweek round robin session and they were split into two sections.

Topping the doubles were Paul Callister and Lil Smith, ahead of Margaret Tasker and Derek Clarke; whilst in the triples, Bernard Thackrah, Rita Callister and Rosie Winckle finished top, with second going to Peter Corlett, Dave Faragher and Tricia Bull.

With the league programme all on schedule there will be a round robin held this Sunday, with members welcome to participate.