No surprises over third weekend

There were no surprises during the latest sets of fixtures over the weekend in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club, after which all teams have now reached the 100 points barrier.

Govags were the latest to do so as they notched up their first success of the campaign with a narrow win over Bits n Bobs, who once again won a fixture on games but fell short on the all important points front.Roller Bowlers meanwhile fought hard against their opponents, Bowling for Soup, but lost out by a margin of 12.

However in their next outing Bowling for Soup were just a little too hot for Bits n Bobs and missed out on a maximum by just three; while the afternoon was brought to a close with Roller Bowlers getting the better of Govags after a three-all on games and a points gap of six.

Results for Saturday, 18 October: Bits n Bobs 104 (4) Kim Hargraves, Govags 106 (2) Phil Parker; Roller Bowlers 102 (3) Sefton Dent, Bowling for Soup 114 (3) Nigel Thomas; Govags 104 (3) Ray Hardman, Roller Bowlers 110 (3) Sefton Dent; Bowling for Soup 123 (4) Tony Dugdale and Mike Alexander, Bits n Bobs 94 (2) Kim Hargraves.

Two of last season’s leading three teams clashed on Sunday and it was Rule Breakers who came out on top against Louie’s Angels, but both dropped vital points when they had a heavy loss apiece.

Also doing battle were the Castletown outfits and it was Corkers who won the bragging rights as they romped to victory over Cannons.

Angels then got back on track as they beat Corkers and Breakers dropped just three points with a comfortable win against Castletown Cannons.

Results for Sunday, 19 October: Louie’s Angels 105 (2) Marg Tasker, Rule Breakers 109 (4) Dave Kelly; Castletown Cannons 87 (1) Barbara Young, Castletown Corkers 122 (5) Derek Lewney; Corkers 101 (2) Dave Faragher, Angels 116 (4) Matthew Keggen; Breakers 123 (5) John Kennish and Stefan Kelly, Cannons 91 (1) James Drinkwater.

A great entry of 45 braved the breezy conditions at the latest midweek round robin and three groups of triples took part with the winners being Erwin Gelling, Peter Daugherty and Ben Dugdale; Mike Skelly, Rita Callister and Rob Monk; also Shirley Corrin, Mavis Franks and Peter Hughes.

Runners-up in each group were Jo Smith, Doug Allan and Willie Corkill; Bernie McPhee, Joan Murphy and Shirley Whelan; along with Lynda Clarke, Alec Taylor and Derek Cadamy.