Onchan Stall Peel’s Bid For Top Spot
Onchan produced a fine home performance on Tuesday to shock Peel Sunset and restrict them to under 90 chalks for the first time this season. Peel have been within sight of their first Over 60s title but Onchan pulled off an 11 chalk victory which could prove costly in the title race. In a low scoring game both teams won games to single figures with Lynda Clarke and Libby Andrade winning 21-7 for Onchan. Peel’s Mary Moffatt won 21-8 and Joyce Kelly won 21-4 to cancel out Onchan’s win’s. Jean Quine held off Pat Robertson to win 21-19 but Maureen Payne proved the difference winning her game 21-12 against Lynda Wilson. The final score finished 96-87 (4-2).
Marown defeated Port St Mary B by a comfortable 22 chalks winning five of the six games. Mary Alderson, Philippa Taylor, Shirley Whelan, Celia Joughin and Margaret Scarffe all won for the home team. Mavis Franks made sure there was no whitewash with a 21-13 win over Mia Moore. The match finished 118-96 (5-1).
Nobles picked up their fourth win on the trot coming out on top by 11 chalks against Port Erin A. In a tight game Nobles won five of the six games but were pushed all the way in the games. Carol Kaye was Port Erin’s sole winner defeating Sylvia Kennuagh 21-16. Final score 121-110 (5-1).
Castletown travelled to Breagle and returned home with a strong 69-124 (1-5) victory. Breagle had to concede two games with Marie Ashurst, Barbara Young and Ann Hollingworth won for Castletown. Breagle avoided a whitewash through Kay Primrose-Smith who beat Joy Stephens 21-19.
In the final game on Tuesday South Ramsey collected their second full house of the season with their 52-126 (0-6) defeat away to Mooragh Park B.
Thursday 9th August saw a return to form for Peel Sunet with them beating Nobles 118-86 (5-1). Lynda Wilson won 21-9 and Joyce Kelly 21-4 to setup a big points victory for Peel with Nobles Sylvia Kennuagh preventing a full house by winning her game 21-13.
Port St Mary A made the short trip to Port Erin and despite drawing 3-3 on games returned home with a 15 chalk victory. Ann Maddrell won 21-1 for Port St Mary giving them the foundations for their win backed up by wins for Val Macfarlane 21-11 and Margaret Tasker 21-12. Port Erin wins came from Carol Kaye 21-9, Voirrey Curphey 21-11 and Jenny Cain 21-19. Final score 87-102 (3-3)
Port St Mary B took on Breagle and collected a fine full house victory 126-55 (6-0). Roma Ware and Pauline Worrall both top scored winning 21-7.
Castletown picked up their third win on the bounce beating Onchan by 19 chalks. Ann Hollingworth won 21-4 and Anne Oates won 21-5 to build a comfortable lead for the home side with the match finishing 110-91 (3-3).
Ballaugh suffered a 17 chalk defeat at home to Villa losing four of the six games. Muriel Cain, Mary Black, Pat Kelly and Pauline Cowley won for the away side. Ballaugh’s two wins came from Peggy Griffin and Brenda Bowyer. Final score 98-107 (2-4)
In the final match from Thursday Mooragh Park A produced a strong home performance to beat Marown by 17 chalks and winning five of the six games. Janet Monk defeated merit leader Philippa Taylor 21-9 with wins also for Vicky Lloyd-West, Julie Reilly, Ellie Cowell and Maureen Lacey. Celia Joughin claimed Marown’s only win and prevented a whitewash winning 21-3. The final score 108-91 (5-1).
Next week the crunch tie between Port St Mary A and Peel Sunset will define the league standings. Peel Sunset are 79 points ahead of their rivals but Port St Mary have a game in hand so Peel must look to extend their lead.