IOM Ladies Reach Semi Finals

Raymotors Mooragh Park Ladies travelled to Todmorden at the weekend to play in the British Crown Green Ladies Bowling Association Club Championships (qualifying is through winning the leagues per County), 16 Counties were entered in the Competition.  Mooragh Park were drawn in Group 1 against Bolsover Castle – North Derbyshire, Hatton – Burton & District and Dilhorne – Staffordshire.  In extremely cold and windy conditions the Mooragh Park Team started positively with a very good win over Bolsover Castle 103-70.  Second game saw a strong opposition of Hatton who they played last year, this was a closer game with a winning outcome of 102-91.  Third game was Dilhorne a team who qualify on a regular basis and look to be the strongest opposition, this was proved in the result and after a very hard fought contest MooraghPark just lost by 10 points, score 106-96.  But to the delight of the Isle of Man team, even with the loss against Dilhorne, they had the best aggregate which meant they went through to the Semi-Finals.  After waiting half an hour for the other groups to finish their qualifying rounds, Mooragh Park knew they had a tough game against previous winners St. Oswalds who had players in their team of a very high standard.  Now feeling very cold and tired the IOM team gave it their best, but unfortunately were beaten by a very strong opposition 115-69.

Helen Martin – Captain said “I am very pleased of my team’s achievements to get to the semi-finals of this prestigious event, they all proved that even though we are a small Island, we have some very good players who can compete with the best in England, we flew the Manx flag with pride, well done to all the Mooragh Park Ladies, for getting to the semi-finals for the second year”.  Final result – New Mill (Yorkshire) 103 v St.Oswalds (Cheshire) 92.

Full Results

Game 1
Mooragh Park Bolsover Castle
Isle of Man North Derbyshire
Janet Monk 15 8 Kiatreana Stray
Lilian Slinger 15 6 Joan Shardlow
Maureen Payne 14 15 Shirley Wharmby
Kellie Maddrell-Reeve 10 15 Elaine Rigby
Kim Hargraves 4 15 Mandy Wilks
Christine Price 15 4 Judy Walker
Helen Martin 15 6 Naomi Bennett
Rachel Quirk 15 1 Jayne Emmerson
Total 103 70 Total
Game 2
Mooragh Park Hatton
Isle of Man Burton & District
Janet Monk 15 13 J. Brooks
Lilian Slinger 10 15 L. Cox
Maureen Payne 15 3 S. Wood
Kellie Maddrell-Reeve 4 15 S. Young
Jean Radcliffe 15 14 M. Merry
Christine Price 13 15 M. Stevenson
Helen Martin 15 8 F. McDiarmid
Rachel Quirk 15 8 B. Lowe
Total 102 91 Total
Game 3
Mooragh Park Dilhorne
Isle of Man Staffordshire
Janet Monk 15 11 Carol Matthews
Lilian Slinger 14 15 Stacey Brown
Maureen Payne 15 13 Janet Hope
Kellie Maddrell-Reeve 13 15 Chris Adams
Jean Radcliffe 5 15 Pam Aston
Christine Price 15 11 Janet Salmon
Helen Martin 15 11 Sue Wright
Rachel Quirk 4 15 Laura Hallsworth
Total 96 106 Total
Semi Final
Mooragh Park St. Oswalds
Isle of Man Cheshire
Rachel Quirk 8 15 Lesley Smith
Lilian Slinger 4 15 Jean Wanbon
Maureen Payne 10 15 Ronnie Lyon
Kellie Maddrell-Reeve 15 11 Glenda Carroll
Jean Radcliffe 3 15 Barbara Beddall
Christine Price 15 14 Elaine Berry
Helen Martin 8 15 Maureen Lyons
Janet Monk 6 15 Irene Reardon
Total 69 115 Total

Mooragh Park Ladies - Club Championships 2014