Janet Is Top Lady

In the Ladies Open Age crown green bowls league last Friday night Castletown A missed out on scoring a maximum by one point against their B Team with four of the A team winning their games to single figures. Stopping the full house was Joy Stephens who held Tracy Moore to 20.  Mooragh Park travelled to Peel and although they lost the match on games they won on points helped by Janet Monk and Maureen Hamilton winning to single figures. Marown B had a good away win at Douglas with Marown junior Grace Cooper just losing to 19 against Sue Caley. Port St Mary had a battle with Ballaugh at home winning six games to three and by only two points. The three winners for Ballaugh were Pat Mason, Louise Tebay and Julie Reilly. Barbara Graham nearly made it four wins for Ballaugh losing to 20 against Lorna Brady-Glover. Marown A hosted Port Erin and despite being a player short they won seven games to two and by 39 points. Lone winner for Port Erin was Caroline Whitehead who won to single figures. South Ramsey travelled to Onchan with the match finishing five games to four and by 11 points to Onchan with Onchan junior Grace Gawne winning to 18 against Judy Kelly.

Finch Hill scored their second maximum of the season at home against Mooragh Park B last Tuesday morning in the Over 60’s ladies league. Closest game saw Wendy Cowin hold Anne Kean to 16. Port Erin A hosted Port St Mary B with only three games being played due to both teams being short of players.  Given this, Port Erin won five games to one with Jean Thackrah and Jacqui Elliot winning to single figures. Mooragh Park A hosted neighbours Ballaugh winning five games to one. Lone winner for Ballaugh was Rose Waterworth who won to 12 against Karen McGurgan. Marown A had a good home win against Onchan A with all games going into double figures. Two winners for Onchan were Lynda Clarke and Caroline Corlett who won to 14 and 19 respectively. Home derby between Castletown B & A resulted in a full house for the A team with highest scoring game being Ann Hollingworth winning to 13 against Pat Rigby. Peel travelled to South Ramsey coming away winning by two points in a three all match. Toughest game saw Gillian Jopson (South) just crossing the line to 20 against Terry Berry. Port Erin B had a good four games to two win away to Onchan B with Libbi Andrade and Wendy Samson being the two winners for Onchan. 

On Thursday morning last week, Peel scored a maximum at home to Onchan B with four games being won to single figures. Castletown A won five games to one at home against Mooragh Park. Janet Monk was the lone winner for Mooragh winning to 6. Mooragh Park B hosted Castletown B with both teams scoring over 100. Closest game of the match was Frances Radcliffe (Mooragh) winning to 19 against Linda Dobinson. Port Erin A won four games to two away at Ballaugh with three of Port’s games being won to single figures. South Ramsey also had a good four games to one win at home to Port St Mary A with the win being helped by Jill Quayle winning to single figures. Finch Hill travelled to Port Erin B in a low scoring match with only one game making it into double figures when Brenda Williams (Finch) won to 12 against Kay Primrose-Smith. Marown travelled to Port St Mary B on Friday morning coming away with a five games to one win.  Highest scoring game saw Lynda Cadamy winning to 15 against Edwina Reid.

The Ladies Association Top Lady Invitational competition was held on Sunday at Onchan. Going out in the quarter final stage were Rebecca Teare (Marown), Philippa Taylor (Marown), Fiona Kennish (South Ramsey) and Clare Cooper (Marown) with losing semi-finals Paula Garrett (Douglas) and Caroline Whitehead (Port Erin) who lost to current holder Jenny Moore (South Ramsey) and Janet Monk (Mooragh Park) respectively. The final between Jenny and Janet, as anticipated, was well fought being nip and tuck throughout. Janet, who was 13-18 down at one point, dug deep and with very good lead bowls took the next five ends to run out 21-18 for a well deserved win. The win was made even sweeter for Janet as her son, Robert, won the Men’s Association Cup the same afternoon at Finch Hill. The presentation was made by Caroline Whitehead, Competition Committee member, who thanked Onchan for the use of their green and to their ladies for providing refreshments throughout the afternoon. Janet, in her speech, reiterated what Caroline had said also thanking all her opponents.