Marown Stun Over 60s Champions
The Trend sponsored Ladies Over 60s League headed into its first double week and saw Marown and Douglas the only teams to win both their games.
On Tuesday newcomers Mooragh Park B collected their first win by defeating Ballaugh who were one player short 91-88 (3-3).
South Ramsey hosted Mooragh Park A in the Ramsey Derby and it didn’t disappoint. Both teams won three games each but crucially it was Mooragh who won their games more convincingly and won the match 112-98 (3-3). Two of the islands top lady bowlers faced each other as Elaine Moore took on Janet Monk. Janet just having the upper hand to win 21-17.
Onchan used their home advantage to good effect brushing aside Breagle 125-76 (5-1). Kay Primrose Smith beat Jean Quine 21-20 to ensure Onchan didn’t walk away with a maximum.
Champions Port St Mary won all six games as they defeated Villa 126-46.
Douglas won the first of their two matches with a narrow three point win over Port St Mary B and Castletown travelled to Port Erin and won 106-94 (4-2). Nobles hosted Marown with both teams sharing three wins each, Marown just had the edge on the day winning by three points 113-110.
Thursdays game of the day saw Marown host Champions Port St Mary who Marown have not beaten at home in the last seven years. The match was finely balanced with Mary Alderson and Marcia Pearson winning to 19 and 18 respectively for the home team whilst Rita Callister and Margaret Tasker winning 15 and 8 respectively. Marown won the last two games impressively with Philipa Taylor defeating last years merit winner Val McFarlane 21-4 and Shirley Whelan beating Wyn Collister 21-10 to give Marown an overall 107-93 (4-2) victory. I have previously stated Marown are one of the most improved teams in the league and I can only see them causing a few more upsets as the season unfolds.
Villa recorded a maximum score beating Mooragh Park B 126-62 with good individual performances from Margaret Corlett and Pat Kelly.
South Ramsey travelled one short to Ballaugh which gave the home side the advantage from the outset. South Ramsey players Elaine Moore and Helen Caley won to single figures which would have overturned the deficit but home player Voirrey Oates won 21-1 to ensure there was no upset on the cards and Ballaugh won 89-76.
Castletown and Peel Sunset ended being a low scoring game with both teams winning two games to single figures. Peel came out on top winning the match 91-87 (3-3)
In the other games Breagle lost at home to Nobles 76-111 (1-5). Port St Mary B lost 101-115 to Port Erin and Mooragh Park A lost to Douglas by three points 95-98 with both teams winning three games.