Ladies league 5 & 7 August

Wednesday 5 August

Despite the wet weather the matches in the C Tarleton Hodgson and Son Ltd sponsored ladies league on Wednesday 5 August were all played. Top scorers of the night were Castletown, winning 6-3, two of the wins to single figures. The match-up between Ann Gale and Anne Oates was closer, the visiting player coming through 21-19. The Peel players had problems with the wet conditions at Douglas, with three players losing to single figures and only three winners, Sue Jones, Philippa Taylor, to single figures, and Joyce Kelly who edged out Paula Garrett 21-20. It was a low scoring match at Marown, the home side winning four games, two of them to single figures courtesy of Celia Joughin and lil Smith, while three of Mooragh Park’s wins were also to single figures, while things were close at Port Erin where South Ramsey won 6-3 on games. Mavis Franks’ win to single figures together with Carol Kaye’s 20 against Casey Bolton kept the points difference down to 6 points. At Port St Mary Jayne Kneen won to single figures,as did Rebecca Teare for their visitors the rest of the games being hotly contested, but a 6-3 win on games gave the home side a clear win on chalks. Purt le Moirrey were another team who won 6-3 on games in a relatively low scoring match with both teams winning two games to single figures.

Friday 7 August

Jan Osborne saved Douglas’ blushes on Friday 7 August, denying Port St Mary a full house as the home side won 8 games, four of them to single figures. Castletown had three wins to single figures as they came through 7-2 against Port Erin whose two winners were Lynda Cadamy and Carol Kaye. Ballaugh put up a strong performance at Peel, winning 7 games with Pat Mason winning to single figures, while the two winners for the home side were Mary Moffatt, to single figures, and Joyce Kelly. Despite losing 4-5 on games Purt le Moirrey, with Chris Price winning to single figures, and Debra Cooper reaching 19 against Flo Price, the visitors finished with a 10 point advantage. The Mooragh Park match against Onchan was rearranged and played on Tuesday 4 August. Onchan were unfortunately a player short, and won just two games thanks to Ann Rooney and Jo Smith while Libby Andrade almost added a third game reaching 19 against Kim Hargraves.