Ladies’ Doubles Onchan

There was an entry of fourteen pairs for the ladies’ doubles at Onchan on Wednesday 20 July, where players were competing for the Commissioners’ Cup.

Despite the small entry there was a lot of fine bowling on display.

Semi-finals: Helen Martin and Janet Monk 21, Philippa Taylor and Joyce Ogden 13; Christine Price and Maureen Payne 21, Rosemary Quirk and Caroline Parker 8.

In the final Helen and Janet took the first three ends to take a 10-6 lead, but Maureen and Chris soon levelled at 10 across. The ends were shared and the teams were level again at 15-15 and at 16 across. Two 2’s in the next three ends saw Chris and Maureen reach 20-17, and despite Helen and Janet taking the next end, they came through to win 21-18

As the Chairman of the Commissioners was unable to attend, the cup and replicas were presented by Onchan Club Captain, Libby Andrade, who thanked all those responsible for the smooth running of the event.