Ladies’ over 60’s 15 April and 17 April
Tuesday 15 April
The weather was fine for the matches in the Trend sponsored Ladies’ over 60’s matches played on Tuesday 15 April. Despite the match ending drawn on games, Peel Sunset recorded the highest score of the day, with their lowest score being 18, Mona Kerruish reaching 20 against Marilyn Ellison and Joyce Kelly and Cath Parker both winning. to single figures. Last year’s top two teams met at Ramsey, the visitor’s, Port St Mary A, winning 4-2 on games with everyone reaching double figures. Val Macfarlane won to single figures while Margaret Tasker edged out Lilian Slinger 21-20. Marown put up a strong performance against Onchan A, winning four games the winners for Onchan A being Phyllis Gelling, who just pipped Celia Joughin 21-20, and Heather Reynolds. At Ballaugh the home team came through 4-2 with Ann Gale winning to single figures While Flo Price fought well to reach 19 against Voirrey Oates. It ended level on games at the Villa, but a win to single figures by Brenda Williams gave the home team the advantage on points.Port St Mary B had the points advantage against Castletown in a match that ended level on games, Roma Ware and Pauline Worrall winning to single figures as did Marie Ashurst and Ann Hollingworth for the visitors.
Thursday 17 April
There were some high scores on Thursday 17 April with two maximums and a 123. Champions, Mooragh Park were too hot for Port St Mary B to handle as they won all six games with Lilian slinger winning to single figures. The other five home players fought well ti=o get into double figures with Edwina Reid and Pauline Worrall both scoring 18.Ballaugh were ruthless on their visit to Port Erin, with Ann Gale and Pauline Needham both winning to single figures. Sylvia Shelbourne posted the best score for the home side reaching 18 against Jane Teare. Shirley Whelan was the fly in the ointment as Port St Mary A fell just three points short of a maximum thanks to her 21-18 win against Rita Callister. Margaret Scarffe nearly gave Marown a second game, losing out 20-21 to Tricia Bull. Villa did not fare well on their travels, losing out 4-2 on games to Douglas. Villa‘s two winners were Peggy Chapman, and Pat Kelly who edged out Kath King 21-19.. Lesley Nichol’s win to single figures together with Heather Reynold’s 21-20 win over Josie Harding meant that Noble’s Mixed did not have it all their own way against Onchan A, although they did win by 4 games to 2 with Pat Dacre winning to single figures. Peel Sunset travelled to Castletown with several of their players taking some time to get to grips with the pace of the green. Marie Ashurst’ win to single figures was matched by Mona Kerruish, while the rest of the games were close, Sue Peach being the other winner for the home side.