Leece Takes Thurlwell Title

Noble’s Bowling Club hosted the Thurlwell Bowl on Saturday with a good entry of 41 taking part after a long week of Festival bowls.

The winner was Debbie Leece (Marown) who defeated club mate Matthew Keggen with a resounding 21-11 win in the final. The result was never really in doubt with Leece going into a 17-7 lead on her former home green, with Keggen picking up a couple of doubles to reach double figures, as Debbie picked up the four points needed to secure a well deserved victory.

In the semi-final Leece was always comfortable with a 21-16 win over Phil Clarke (Peel) with a good display to book her place in the final, whilst Keggen recovered from a 6-13 deficit against Paul Dunn (Marown) to run out with a 21-16 win, with the latter scoring just three more chalks.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Kim Hargraves (South Ramsey) who lost out 14-21 to Leece, Marown’s Stevie Cain lost 18-21 to Clarke. In the other half of the draw
Janet Monk (Mooragh Park) was beaten 12-21 by Dunn, whilst Keggen edged home 21-18 against home greener Alex Yates.

The presentation was made by Noble’s Chairman Phil Salmon who thanked Matthew Keggen for helping run the sheet and the club members who had helped with the running of the competition. The winner was awarded with £150 of IOM Steam Packet vouchers, with Juan Qualtrough presenting the prizes.