Parkers make move up table

Parkers are up into the top six after the latest weekend in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter Bowls League; they climbed three places after two good scores on Sunday afternoon.

Neither day had great weather for bowling, but Saturday’s gang certainly had the worst of it with constant rain all through the session.

Third placed Outsiders were in action and dropped three less chalks than Seven-Up who occupy fourth position; the margin between the pair is now seven points.

Outsiders opened with a 114 to 99 point victory over Bowl Rollers, whereas Seven-Up temporarily held the advantage with a score of 123 against Erin Porters.

The two sides then swapped opponents and almost did the same with the results, however Outsiders took their winning tally to 125, while Seven-Up recorded 113 in a three-all in games against Rollers.

Further down the table, this left Porters in sixth on a reduced average of 105.8, Rollers also slightly lower on 105.4, Govags next on 104.6 and just behind were Parkers, who were scheduled to play 24-hours later, on 104.1.

Results for Saturday, January 13: Bowl Rollers 99 (2), Outsiders 114 (4); Erin Porters 89 (2), Seven-Up 123 (4); Outsiders 125 (5), Erin Porters 94 (1); Seven-Up 113 (3), Bowl Rollers 108 (3).

An injury to Kiera Corlett (whilst playing doubles for Castletown Corkers with her mother Mary) midway through the game on Sunday; meant that the pair had to retire, ahead of them going to hospital.

May we all wish Kiera a speedy recovery and hope to see her back playing soon.

The action continued in what was the first three-team session of the season and I am sure Parkers would not have wanted to benefit on the points front this way, but they went on to record a 123 to 85 victory.

Cannons also struggled in the difficult conditions in a fixture that saw Parkers notch up another good score and in the process jump up three places into sixth on an average of 106.4.

The unfortunate incident earlier in the afternoon had a bearing on the final encounter when the two Castletown outfits went head to head.

Cannons took full advantage of their opponents being two players short and notched up their third success with a 111 to 68 scoreline, swapping places in the table with their stablemates.

Results for Sunday, November 14: Parkers 123 (5), Castletown Corkers 85 (1); Castletown Cannons 91 (1), Parkers 122 (5); Castletown Corkers 68 (1), Castletown Cannons 111 (5).

Wednesday’s round robin had an entry of 48 players, which was split into three groups of triples, with the closest outcome being in the black jack section, settled after a roll-up in favour of Philippa Taylor, Carol Kaye and Lynda Cadamy. Just missing out were Terry Bates, Rita Callister and Pauline Worrall.

Topping the yellow gang were Trevor Barker, Shirley Whelan and Joy Stephens, with second going to Derek Clarke, Mark Kelly and Kevin Firth.

Finally in the red jack section, Alan Moore, David Clucas and Elaine McElroy were triumphant, ahead of Bernard Thackrah, Sheila Preston and Clyde Quine.