Nev Gets The Job ‘Dunn’

The Noble’s Cup was held on Sunday with an entry of 22 pairs, with the men playing on Noble’s One with the green running well despite the recent heavy downpours.

The eventual winners were Marown duo Paul Dunn & Neil ‘Nev’ Withers, who went one better than the day before having lost in the final at Castletown, seeing off the strong challenge of Onchan pair Jordan Cain & Matthew Quirk 21-18. Neither pairing were able to get more than two points ahead of the other throughout the entire game. On the last end Cain & Quirk were lying three for game at 18-20, however Withers played a great last bowl to just sneak past the Onchan pairs two nearest bowls to take the all important point for game to win 21-18.

Losing out at the semi-final stage were two South Ramsey pairings, with David Bradford & Glynn Hargraves who were well beaten 8-21 by the Marown pair, whilst Alan Moore & Stefan Kelly couldn’t quite get over the line letting a good lead slip to lose out 20-21 to the Onchan pairing.

Losing quarter finalists were home greeners Reginald Temporaza & Steve Cook, Brian Kelly (Marown) & Stevie Kelly (Peel), Peel pair Mike Ashmole & Peter Greenlees along with Port St Mary men Wayne Roberts & Trevor Quayle.

The presentation was made by Clare Cooper, who thanked everyone who took part and the club members for assisting throughout the day. During his speech Neil Withers remarked on the good condition of the green.