Onchan Ladies Singles

Report by Heather Horsburgh

The weather did not look promising on Sunday 26 May when a field of 32 gathered to contest the Ladies’ singles open at Onchan. However the clouds cleared to give a glorious afternoon where the standard of bowling matched the occasion. There were some very close games, particularly in the quarter-finals where three of the four games were won to 19.

Quarter-finals: Lilian Slinger 21, Chris Price 19; Shirley Whelan 21, Lil Smith 19; Theresia Britten 21, Rita Callister 13; Heather Horsburgh 21, Maureen Payne 19.

Semi-finals: Lilian Slinger 21, Shirley Whelan 15; Heather Horsburgh 21, Theresia Britten 7.

Heather got of to a flying start in the final, taking the first four ends to lead 13-6. In reply Lilian won 7 of the next 8 ends to go ahead 15-14.The players then won alternate ends to 19-18 in Lilian’s favour, before Heather took the final three to win 21-19 and get back the trophy she last won nine years ago !

The presentation was made by club Chairman Heather Reynolds who thanked everyone who had helped with the smooth running of the event.