Marown A Extend Lead

Week three of fixtures took place in Canada Life International Sponsored Division One on another blustery evening, with Peel A coming away from Crosby with a 3-7 victory over Marown B. Winning close games for the Peel men were Stevie Kelly, as he beat Phil Kelly 21-19, whilst Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly beat John Gelling 21-18, with Sam Clague responding for Marown as he beat David Proctor 21-18.

South Ramsey A had a tough home game with Onchan A, in a keenly contested game as the home team won 7-3. John Kennish stepped in for the home team, with his 21-5 win over Will Penhallurick sealing the two points for the aggregate. Winning for the visitors were Phil Kerruish, Jamie Clague, and Matthew Quirk.

Port St Mary A picked up their first win of the season, as they beat Castletown A 6-4. Robbie Cooil beat Aaron Richardson 21-6, with Nathan Hamilton responding for Town as he beat Tim Williams 21-4.

North Ramsey A played their first home fixture of the season at Mooragh Park as they won 5-3 on games against Douglas A, however they lost the aggregate by two chalks (139-141) with Stuart Garrett helping the visitors cause with a 21-9 win over Joe Kneale to seal a 5-5 draw.

Early leaders Marown A played their lower ranked C Team on Tuesday evening under much improved conditions as the A team won 9-1 to extend their lead to three points over South Ramsey A. Preventing the whitewash was C team captain Stephen Rundle as he beat Neil Withers 21-17, with Dan Smith the next closest to picking up a point as he lost 17-21 to Paul Dunn.

In Division Two South Ramsey B inflicted a third straight defeat of the season on Castletown B, as they came away from the Crofts with a 3-7 victory, as just 11 chalks separated the teams (137-148), with Ben Dugdale and Tony Hart both sneaking home 21-20 against Alan Phair and Ross Moore respectively.

Ballaugh A also won 3-7 away from home by the same margin of chalks (140-151) against Douglas B at the Villa. Mike Spooner helped Ballaugh’s cause with a 21-8 victory over Willie Cowley, whilst Nigel Tebay won 21-19 against Andy Foster, with Richard Hainge edging home 21-20 against Steve Gregg.

Finch Hill A won 7-3 at home to Port Erin A, whilst the two biggest wins of the night went in favour of league leaders Peel B who beat North Ramsey B 9-1, with Onchan B inflicting a heavy defeat on Noble’s A to the same score.

In Division Three Noble’s B, C and D head up the table in that order, as the B team (pictured) won 8-2 at home to South Ramsey D, Noble’s C caused an upset as they beat South Ramsey C 3-7 away from home, whilst Noble’s D beat Peel C 7-3 at home.

Ballaugh B came away from Port St Mary B with a 2-8 victory, whilst Marown D got their first win of the season under their belt, as they came away from the Park with a 3-7 win over Onchan C.

In Division Four Noble’s E sit in joint 2nd place as they picked up their third consecutive 6-4 victory of the season, this time beating Douglas D at the Villa, taking the aggregate by eight chalks (135-143), proving once again that every chalk counts.

League Leaders Ballaugh C stretched their lead at the top to seven points, following their 9-1 home win over Douglas C. North Ramsey C played their first home fixture of the season, as they matched their result in their first fixture with a 9-1 home win over Finch Hill B. Peel D were awarded a 10-0 home win over Port Erin B who were unable to field a team.

Rearranged fixtures from match week two saw Port Erin A slip to a 2-8 home defeat to Peel B, whilst Noble’s C beat Onchan C to the same score.