Onchan Ladies’ Doubles

The weather stayed fair for the ladies’ doubles, for the Onchan Commissioners’ Cup, played on Wednesday 22 July. The field of 16 pairs produced some entertaining bowls played in good spirit. Semi-finals: Janet Monk and Lilian Slinger 21, Philippa Taylor and Heather Horsburgh 11; Paula Garrett and Lyn Bolton 21, Rosie Winckle and Shirley Whelan 14 In the final Paula and Lyn were first out of the blocks, winning the first five ends to take a 13-6 lead. A 2 followed by three 3’s gave the advantage to Lilian and Janet, which they never relinquished, despite Paula and Lyn winning two more ends, taking the game 21-16. Competition secretary, Marilyn Ellison thanked all those who had helped to make the afternoon a success before introducing the chairman of Onchan Commissioners, Robin Turton, who presented the prizes.