There was an entry of 22 pairs for the Greeba Cup ladies’ doubles played at Marown on Saturday 9 May.
The weather was fine for the afternoon’s play but turned bitterly cold for the latter stages which may partly explain the dearth of spectators staying to watch the final.
Both Semi-finals were close, Paula Firth and Lin Ruscoe coming back from 14-20 down against Mary Kinrade and Ellie Cowell to book their place in the final, while in the other Helen Martin and Kim Hargraves had the better of the early exchanges to hold a 12-7 lead over Tricia Bull and Margaret Tasker. Margaret and Tricia fought back to level 15 across, at which point Helen and Kim scored a 4 before the Port St Mary pair took the next four ends to win.
Semi-finals: Paula Firth and Lin Ruscoe 21, Mary Kinrade and Ellie Cowell 20; Margaret Tasker and Tricia Bull 21, Helen Martin and Kim Hargraves 19
The final could not have been more exciting with Paula and Lin racing to a 16-8 lead before Margsret and Tricia won the next four ends to pull back to 13-16. The PSM pair had the better of the next few ends to level at 19-19. Paula and Lin won the next end to get to “all but” first before Margaret and Tricia dug deep to take the next two ends and the title.
Final: Margaret Tasker and Tricia Bull 21, Paula Firth and Lin Ruscoe 20
The presentation was made by club president Rosie Winckle who thanked the Marown ladies for their help during the afternoon.