ladies’ over 60’s 25 and 27 July
Port Erin celebrated the fine weather on Tuesday 25 July in the Trend sponsored over 60’s league wit a maximum against Mooragh Park, winning four games to single figures. Anne Kean fought well to reach 19 against Voirrey Curphey, while Moira Anderson came even closer to giving the visitors a game as she lost out 20-21 to Jackie Elliott. Ballaugh seem to be making a habit of close matches, this time coming through by one point against Onchan. There were some close games with Brenda Bowyer reaching 19 against Libby Andrade, and Rita Callan getting even closer in her game with Maureen Trustham. Nobles struggled at Marown winning just two games courtesy of Lin Ruscoe and Pat Dacre to single figures. Marown won three of their four games to single figures and took the match by 30 points. Port St Mary B had a good win against Castletown, the two winners for the away side being Ann Hollingworth to single figures and Sue Peach who came through 21-19 against Dot Mylchreest. It was 4-2 in the home team’s favour at Villa as they played host to Breagle and won by a margin of 13 points. Last, but not least, was the top of the table clash which saw Port St Mary A travel to Peel Sunset to find their opposition in top form. Rita Callister spoiled the party for the home side (which is not fair after all the nice write-ups I have given her recently), winning her game to deny the westerners a full house. With four of their players winning to single figures, the margin of victory may show that all is not yet decided in this league !
Thursday 27 July
It was local derby day at Port St Mary, as the B team travelled to take on the A team. Brenda Hawkard spoiled the party for the league leaders, winning her game to deny them a full house. Casletown played host to Marown, winning five games, two to single figures, with Mary Alderson being the lone winner for the visitors. Jean Quine was the fly in the ointment for Peel Sunset, denying them a maximum as she won her game to single figures. Wendy McDowell almost gave Onchan a second game, reaching 19 against Mary Moffatt. Mooragh Park are continuing to improve, drawing on games with Ballaugh, Peggy Griffin‘s win to single figures giving the visitors the advantage on points. Douglas won 4-2 on games, but good wins to single figures by Mavis Franks and Jackie Elliott gave Port Erin a 20 point win. The two winners for Nobles at Villa were Lin Ruscoe, to single figures, and .Viv Cook, while Muriel Cain also won to single figures for Villa.