Marown End Ballaugh’s Home Form

The Ladies Night League played round 10 last week before the two-week break for the TT Races.

Ballaugh slipped to their first home defeat of the season in their match against Marown. Marown took control of the tie with three wins to single figures from Philippa Taylor 21-2 over Brenda Bowyer, Rosie Winckle 21-9 against Elaine Fenton and Margaret Scarffe 21-9 against Michelle Cubbon. Helen Withers had a great away win defeating Barbara Graham 21-14, Shirley Whelan beat Voirrey Oates 21-15, Celia Joughin won 21-18 over Alison Millard and Lil Smith came through a close game with Gill Dixon 21-19. Ballaugh picked up two wins, Pat Mason 21-10 against Elaine Dewhurst and Cath Harvey beat Pat Withers 21-4 and remains undefeated in the league. Result 128-161 (2-7).

South Ramsey welcomed neighbours Mooragh Park with the home side playing well to win by 33 chalks. Elaine Moore, Lyn Bolton, Kim Hargraves and Jenny Moore all won to single figures for the home team with Gill Morgan and Ann Gale also winning. Mooragh picked up wins from Janet Monk, Caroline Parker and Ellie Cowell with Aalish Haworth just missing out losing her game 21-20. The match finished 160-127 (6-3).

Peel Sunset won by 59 chalks against Port St Mary B with the home ladies picking up seven winners from the nine games. Shirley Corrin, Joyce Kelly, Mary Moffatt and Pat Robertson won to single figures and Louise Horsfall, Cath Parker and Lynda Wilson were Peel’s other winners. PSM’s two wins came from Dot Mylchreest and Lesley Coker with Edwina Reid just losing her game 21-20. Result 170-111 (7-2).

Nobles bounced back from their heavy defeat last week by producing a perfect home performance beating Port Erin 189-114 (9-0). Jan West and Jayne Smith top-scored for Nobles with both ladies winning 21-9. Jean Thackrah came closest for Port Erin just losing her game 21-20 against Paula Firth.

Port St Mary A turned in a solid 175-92 (8-1) victory over Onchan. Dee Lewis prevented the whitewash for Onchan winning her game 21-7.

Castletown A faced off against their B team and will have been pleased to avoid any slip-ups against their club mates winning the match and only dropping eight chalks. Joy Stephens was the only winner for the B team with the match ending 181-92 (8-1).

As the teams enter the two-week break South Ramsey remain top of the league but have played an extra game than their title rivals. The top five by team average are Castletown (172), Nobles (168), Port St Mary (164), South Ramsey (161), Peel Sunset (151).

The individual merit has three ladies who remain undefeated having played all available games. Jayne Kneen (Port St Mary A), Cath Harvey (Ballaugh) and Elaine Moore (South Ramsey).

The title race and merit are sure to take another twist when play returns on Friday 14th June as South Ramsey face Castletown A, Port St Mary A face a tough away game at Marown and Nobles play Ballaugh.