JMS Veterans Shield

The final, at Marown, had to be delayed an hour on Thursday morning due to inclement weather which as promised cleared to give pleasant playing conditions. With both teams having the same handicap a close match was forecast.

At the half-way point Ballaugh had a 12 point lead but the next game off was Meg Williams with a 21-9 win over Peggy Griffin making the scores level. Lin Ruscoe’s win against Jane Teare gave Noble’s Mixed a lead of 5 points which meant it was down to the last thrilling encounter between Mary Simmonds and Shirley Fargher. The game was nip-and-tuck with three results possible right to the end, But Mary came through 21-15 to give Ballaugh the match by one point.

Janet Shilling thanked Marown for the use of the green, the Marown ladies’ for all their help, and all the supporters who turned up, before presenting the prizes to the two teams.

NOBLE’S MIXED (+15) 116, BALLAUGH (+15) 117: Kath Quick 6, Ann Gale 21; Pat Robertson 17, Maureen Trustham 21; Sonja Lees 21, Ellie Faragher 14; Lin Ruscoe 21, Jane Teare 16; Meg Williams 21, Peggy Griffin 9; Shirley Fargher 21, Mary Simmonds 21.