Ladies’ Association Triples
There was a disappointing entry of eleven trios for the Association Ladies’ Triples played at Marown on Sunday 11 June, but what the field lacked in quantity it more than made up for in quality.
Once again the weather was a factor with strong winds throughout the afternoon and heavy showers for the latter stages, but despite this there was some fine bowling to be admired.
In the first semi-final, the Nobles’ group consisting of Paula Firth, Lin Ruscoe and Clare Cooper, who had two good wins to reach this stage, found the South Ramsey trio of Gill Dixon, Elaine Moore and Jenny Moore too hot to handle, losing out 21-11.
The other semi-final was a much closer affair with the Purt le Moirrey three, Tracy Moore, Linda Dawson and Chris Holland taking on a combination of Marown and Nobles’ in Philippa Taylor, Mary Alderson and Joyce Ogden. Honours were even after eight ends, the score standing at 11-11. The Southerners took three of the next four ends, including a 2 and a 3 to lead 17-12 when a 4 from the combo brought them to within one point. Purt le Moirrey got to all but with a 1 and a 2, but a further four brought their opponents level. A one on the final end gave the combo a place in the final
Semi-finals: Gill Dixon, Elaine Moore, Jenny Moore 21, Paula Firth, Lin Ruscoe, Clare Cooper 11; Philippa Taylor, Mary Alderson, Joyce Ogden 21, Tracy Moore, Linda Dawson, Chris Holland 20.
In the final the South Ramsey set had the edge throughout, although there was not a lot in it after eight ends with the combo trailing by one point at 13-14. With each end being hotly contested there were few multiples and it was a closer match than the final score might suggest.
Final: Gill Dixon, Elaine Moore, Jenny Moore 21; Philippa Taylor, Mary Alderson, Joyce Ogden 17
The presentation was made by Association president, Rosie Winckle, who thanked Marown for the use of the green and their members for measuring and stewarding, and also for providing the delicious refreshments.