Ladies’ new season 2015

The ladies’ crown green bowling season gets under way next week with the night league starting on Wednesday 8 April and the over 60’s the following morning.

It will be interesting to see the composition of teams for this year – we know that there are going to be changes at Mooragh Park and the usual odd individual changing club. Nobles’ Mixed are changing their name and will be dropping the “Mixed” to be known as just Nobles’.

Port St Mary should be favourites to retain the all age league title, but despite their changes Mooragh Park will not be throwing in the towel. Watch out for Castletown and South Ramsey coming through on the rails while Peel Sunset and Nobles’ cannot be discounted.

In the over 60’s league champions Port St Mary A look like favourites to retain their title but second placed Mooragh Park, closely followed by Peel Sunset, Ballaugh and Noble’s who may have something to say about that. Things may be swayed by teams gaining players who have turned sixty since last year, and by players changing clubs.

THE JEAN KELLY Team Handicap Competition gets under on Wednesday 22 April.

Handicaps: Port St Mary Scr; Castletown +5/ +10; South Ramsey +5/+10; Peel Sunset +15/+20; Nobles’ +15/+20; Douglas +25/+30; Ballaugh +25/+30; Port Erin +25/ +30; Purt-le-Moirrey +40/+45; Marown +40/+45; Onchan +40/+45

Preliminary Round 22 April

Port St Mary scr v Peel Sunset +20; Marown +40 v South Ramsey +10; Port Erin +25 v Nobles’ +20