Home Greeners win the Greeba Cup

The Ladies Greeba Cup was held at Marown last Sunday, with an impressive entry of 25 pairs it was brilliant to see so many people around the green.

There were a couple of junior girls playing in the competition, all playing remarkably well with brilliant attitudes on the green, Megan Hargraves played with her mother Kim, winning their first game and just losing out in the second to Caroline Corlett and Lily Gawne. Lily, another junior lady, played some cracking bowls all afternoon and lost out in the quarter final stage.

In the semi-finals Hilary Kermode and Ann Hollingworth, both from Castletown, lost out to home greeners Philippa Taylor and Joyce Ogden, with the latter securing some valuable 3s to win 21-15. In the other semi-final sister duo Debbie Leece and Beckie Teare lost to South Ramsey’s Fiona Kennish and Jenny Moore, another score of 21-15.

In the final, Philippa and Joyce got off to a good start, winning the first few ends to give them an advantage. The South Ramsey pair managed to win two ends with an impressive 4, giving the home green pair a lot to do to make back the points. They fought back, eventually playing deep into the corners and playing some great bowls to finally win the game 21-18. A very close final which could have ended either way.

Competition secretary Rosie Winckle made the presentation and thanked everyone for the smooth running of the competition and to everyone who helped out and made the day a success.  Special thanks were made to Gary Cooper, for being everywhere and doing everything.