Marown B Win Plate Knockout

Last Thursday morning, Onchan A had a good home win against Finch Hill in the Ladies Over 60’s league winning five games to one. Maureen Payne and Sylvia Kennaugh for Onchan both won to single figures with Jan Osborne for Finch winning 21-16. Marown also won 5-1 at home to Mooragh Park A with three games for the Crosby ladies being won to single figures. Janet Monk was the lone winner for Mooragh winning to 14. Mooragh Park B hosted Port Erin B and although the match finished three all, Mooragh won by 12 points with Susan Inch (Port) winning to 20 against Anne Kean. The two closest matches of the morning resulted in Port St Mary losing 4-2 away to Port Erin A but winning the match by one point, and Peel winning 4-2 away to Castletown A and by three points. Trish Bull (PSM), Mary Moffatt (Peel) and Kath Kinley for Castletown all won their games to single figures. The match between Ballaugh and South Ramsey was postponed to a later date. The following morning, Port St Mary B were at home to Onchan B. The match finished three all but Onchan took the honours by seven points.

In the Open Age league on Thursday evening Mooragh Park were at home for their rearranged match against Douglas. Douglas won 6-3 and by 31 points with four games being won to single figures. On Friday night, Castletown A won 8-1 at home to Port Erin with Jean Thackrah being the lone winner for Port. Marown B won 6-3 at home to Peel with Marown’s Rebecca Teare and Rebekah Kelly winning to single figures. Douglas had another 6-3 win but this time at home to Castletown B. The closest game saw Sue McCourt (Douglas) just pipping Charlotte Peach 21-20. South Ramsey entertained Marown A with the match finishing 6-3 to South. Closest game saw Kim Hargraves (South) cross the line 21-19 against Philippa Taylor. Ballaugh travelled to Mooragh Park coming away with a 4-2 win with all games bar two going into double figures. Port St Mary hosted Onchan and although Onchan won 4-2 on games, they lost the match by 11 points. Closest game saw Sandra May (Onchan) winning 21-20 against Margaret Tasker.

The Final of the Plate Knockout was played last Thursday evening at Douglas between Marown B and Ballaugh with Marown off +47 and Ballaugh off +38. First five games off saw Marown’s Clare Cooper giving the Marown ladies a boost by winning to single figures, Rebekah Kelly winning to 16 and Helen Withers winning to 14 with Ballaugh’s Maria Dimsdale winning to 17 and Julie Reilly to 11. With Marown ahead by only 16 points (not including handicaps) at the halfway stage, it was still all to play. Next three jacks on the green saw Ballaugh’s Louise Tebay winning to 18, Pat Mason to 10 and Christine McDonald to 12. Last jack on the green was between Deborah Leece (Marown) and Elaine Fenton. Deborah got the stronger start and not looking back won to 6. Although Ballaugh won 5-4 on games, Marown won the match by 17 points. Congratulations to both teams for playing well on a fast green and treating supporters and spectators to some excellent bowling. Presentation of trophy and prizes was made by Janet Latham, Ladies Association Treasurer.

Junior Manx Ladies Championship: On Saturday morning the Junior Ladies Manx Championship was played at Noble’s Park attracting an entry of 15. Junior ladies were split into two groups played as a round robin.  Group 1 was highly contested with Grace Gawne (Onchan) and Shannon McMullan (Mooragh Park) both tying on 74 points. With only one junior from each group able to go through to the final round, Grace won on a one shot shoot out. Group 2 scores were slightly more open with Madison McMullan (Mooragh) winning with 63 points and progressing to the final with Katie Jacobs (Douglas) runner up on 59 points. In the final both junior ladies played very well with Grace eventually winning 11-6. Congratulations to all the junior ladies, but especially to Grace and Madison. It is hoped both Grace and Madison will be able to represent the IOM at the British Crown Green Ladies Junior Merit competition being held at Heswall, Wirral, first weekend in September.

Ladies Association Millennium Fours: On Saturday afternoon at Noble’s Park, the Ladies Millennium Fours competition was played with an entry of 10 fours. Losing semi-finalists were Lynda Cadamy, Lil Smith, Philippa Taylor and Lyn Bolton plus Jayne Smith, Trish Bull, Margaret Tasker and Chris Holland. The final was between the South Ramsey four of Jenny Moore, Fiona Kennish, Kim Hargraves and Shelley Kennish against Maureen Payne, Paula Firth, Sue Gawne and Caroline Whitehead. First game saw Jenny win to 18 against Caroline Whitehead, second saw Fiona win to 14 against Sue Gawne and third game was the pairs resulting in a win for Shelley and Kim to 7 against Maureen and Paula. Final score 63-39 to the South Ramsey ladies. 

Presentation of trophy and prizes was made by Gill Morgan, Competition Secretary, who thanked all those for taking part and to Noble’s for the use of their green.