Marown A Extend Lead
In Ellan Vannin Fuels division one newly promoted Noble’s A made the short trip to take on Onchan A at the Park on Monday evening coming away with an 2-8 loss, with the visitors missing out on an extra point with Steve Cook just losing 20-21 to Frank Watson. The two winners for Noble’s were David Pease who beat Kevin Quirk 21-16, whilst Tommy Collister won 21-18. The home team had three single figures winners from Peter Slinger, Matthew Quirk & Jordan Cain.
Marown A faced their B Team in a game which cost them vital points in both fixtures last season. The A Team made no mistake this time winning 9-1, which allowed them to extend their lead over second placed Onchan A. The lone winner for the B Team was Captain Harry Barton who recorded a comfortable 21-14 win over Paul Kelly. Darren Kerruish came closest to grabbing another point before losing out 19-21 to A Team Captain Paul Dunn, with Arnie Withers losing 17-21 to Phil Kelly. For the A Team Colin Kelly showed no mercy winning 21-3 against Brian Kelly.
Peel A would have been pleased to come away from ‘The Villa’ with a 3-7 away win against Douglas A. The notable absentee for Peel was Andy Kennish, who missed out on a return to his former club. Winning for Peel were Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly, Tom Kelly, Gary Smith & Jerome Surridge, whilst Tommy McMeiken made it five wins from five games. For Douglas Stuart Garrett, Mervin Sayle & Keith Rise were the three winners.
North Ramsey A hosted Castletown A at Mooragh Park, with the home team taking the win 8-2. Home Captain Allan Callow recorded a 21-6 win over Sam Clague. For Castletown Ian Watson & Peter Oates were the two winners.
Castletown B recorded a good 7-3 over visitors South Ramsey B, to lift themselves into seventh place, four points clear of their opposition on the night and five points clear of their higher ranked A Team. Bob Clark’s return to Castletown is helping their cause with a 100% winning record, with team mate Aaron Richardson having won four of his first five games. Nathan Cooil just managed to get home 21-20 against Christian Caley, whilst Mark Saunders & Ron Williams also won. The three winners for the visitors were Tony Dugdale, Sid Bolton & 16 year old Austin Hart, with Hart looking more comfortable in his second season of first division bowls.
South Ramsey A hosted Port St Mary A with the current champions performing much better than the Rayner Shield fixture played three weeks ago to record a 9-1 win. Dan McCabe performed well winning 21-9 win over James Teare, who suffered his first league loss of the season. For the home team Stefan Kelly performed well in the corners to beat Dave McCabe 21-2, whilst Peter Collister won 21-8 against Tim Williams who may well have had other things on his mind with the imminent arrival of his daughter. Chas Grills recovered from 17-20 down to inflict a third straight league loss on 2018 merit winner Trevor Quayle, who has now lost as many games this season as he did over the previous two seasons.
In division two Ballaugh A continue to set the pace following their 10-0 away win over newly promoted Marown C, with Finch Hill A just one point behind having won 9-1 at home to North Ramsey B who had Barry Teare to thank for saving the whitewash with his 21-11 win over Bill Cairns.
Port St Mary B got back to winning ways following their heavy defeat in the last round of fixtures with a 7-3 home win over Douglas B. Things aren’t looking too good for an immediate return to division one for Port Erin A who suffered a 0-10 whitewash at the hands of Peel B in the sunset city, whilst the following evening Peel C hosted Port St Mary C to record a good 9-1 home win over Port St Mary C with Ken Karran the only winner for the visitors. Onchan B sit in third place following their 2-8 away win over Ballaugh B, who are currently bottom of the table.
In division three, South Ramsey C still have an eight point lead at the top despite dropping four games away from home in the tightest match of the week across all three leagues winning 4-6 on games and taking the aggregate by just four chalks (145-149). The visitors just missing out on an extra two points on the night with two 20-21 losses for Lee Dawson & David Corkill against Ed Benson & Ken Horsley respectively.
Ballaugh C sit in second place following their 8-2 home win over Noble’s C, with Nobles B slipping up having lost 4-6 at home to Onchan C. Castletown C won 8-2 at home to Peel D, with four of the home team winning to single figures, with Brian Lindsay returning the compliment for the visitors. South Ramsey D returned to winning ways with a 7-3 home win over Douglas C.