Kennish Continues Good Form

Marown Bowling Club held the Henry Kissack Memorial Trophy on Saturday with a good entry of 40 taking part.

The winner was South Ramsey’s John Kennish who continued his fine form ahead of the Manx Championship to be held at Port St Mary on the weekend of 19th May. Kennish was superb throughout with no player scoring more than 13 against him. The final had Kennish taking on Peel favourite Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly who reached his second final of the season. Kennish made a quick start taking a 14-6 lead before Kelly responded with four singles in a row. Kennish got back in to go 16-10 up and played a good lead bowl only for Barney to play one next to the block. Kennish changed his peg and played Barney’s bowl out cleanly to make two and go 18-10 ahead. From there Kennish managed to see the game out taking a 21-11 win.

Losing semi finalists were Jordan Cain (Onchan) who lost out 12-21 after leading 12-8 over Kennish, along with Nathan Hamilton (Port St Mary) who did well to reach his first singles semi final before losing out 16-21 to Kelly.

Falling at the quarter final stage were home greeners Harry Barton and Dean Kipling, Mike Hargraves (Castletown) and Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey).

At the conclusion of play Marown competition secretary Phil Kelly thanked everyone who took part, those who helped throughout the day and the ladies for the refreshments. The presentation was made by club stalwart Ian Kissack who thanked Phil for running the competition.