Jean Kelly Preliminary Round

The preliminary round of the Jean Kelly team handicap knock-out competition was held in glorious weather on Wednesday 22 April.

The holders, Peel Sunset,. travelled to Port St Mary where, despite their 20 point handicap advantage, their defence of the trophy ended. On a fast green Port St Mary won six games, four of them to single figures, while the visitors could only manage three, although Joyce Kelly also won to single figures.

Port Erin played host to Noble’s who were in rampant form, winning 7-2 on games with Sonja Lees winning to single figures. The two winners for the home side were Kay Primrose-Smith and Mavis Franks who also won to single figures. Further resistance came from Voirrey Curphey, who reached 17 against Clare Cooper and Lynda Cadamy who scored 18 against Rebecca Teare.

South Ramsey travelled to Marown where they won six games with Fiona Kennish and Gill Dixon winning to single figures. Despite wins by Pat Withers, Margaret Scarffe and Mary Alderson for the home side together with a 30 point advantage on handicap, the Crosby girls had to concede defeat to South Ramsey albeit by the narrowest margin of the night.

The quarter-finals take place on Thursday 14 May.  Click here to see the fixtures.