Peel A Suffer Heavy Defeat At Hands Of South Ramsey A
In Division One last week second placed South Ramsey A hosted league leaders Peel A with the home team taking apart the visitors in style with David Bradford leading the way with a 21-3 win over George Gadsby. Next off was captain Glynn Hargraves with a 21-7 win over Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly. Responding for Peel, captain Gary Smith ran out from a 13-15 deficit to win 21-15 against Peter Collister, whilst James Teare ensured a 3-1 lead at the half way point with a hard fought 21-18 win over Tommy McMeiken. Sensing an opportunity for a big win Alan Moore won 21-4 against Darren Young, with the evergreen Chas Grills matching this seeing off the previously undefeated Peter Greenlees. Sealing a 9-1 victory to jump into a seven-point lead at the top with 70 points, with two hard fought wins were Stefan Kelly who beat Tom Kelly 21-16, whilst his father Dido recovered from a spell under the weather over the weekend to see off Stevie Kelly to the same score.
Marown A had a tough looking trip south to take on Port St Mary A, who have performed well this season and were only a point behind the Crosby men prior to this fixture, however Marown turned on the style to take a 1-9 victory and in doing so drew level with Peel A. Winning to single figures for Marown were John Gelling and Colin Kelly over Dan McCabe and Paul Russell respectively, whilst Phil Kelly edged his game 21-20 against Wayne Roberts. Dean Kipling stepped in for Paul Dunn, with Kipling inflicting a rare home defeat on Trevor Quayle 21-12. The only winner for Port was Robbie Cooil with his 21-13 win over Juan Killip.
Elsewhere Onchan A hosted Peel B at the Park with the home team winning 9-1. Brian Lindseywas the only winner for the visitors 21-14 against Frank Watson. Rounding off the 9-1 wins in division one on the night were Douglas A who defeated Ballaugh A keeping the visitors to just 75 chalks. Home captain Andy Cannell continues to fly high in the merit with eight wins from nine games.
The teams at the top in Division Two continues to chop and change as Castletown B returned to top spot thanks to their 8-2 home win at the Crofts over Marown C with four single figure wins along the way. The two winners for Marown were Jamie Joughin & Stephen Rundle with both players continuing to improve at this level.
Finch Hill A suffered a setback in their quest for promotion with a 4-6 home defeat to Douglas B, who were good value for the win after winning four games and taking the aggregate thanks to winning by 26 chalks (122-148).
South Ramsey C are more than holding their ownin division two this season, they were the only 10-0 winners this week on a quick green with the visitors Finch Hill B only scoring 75 chalks, they unfortunately were a man short on the night.
As predicted last week in Division Three Ballaugh B hit top spot, but missed out on a great opportunity to put some distance between the teams below them after losing 6-4 away to Peel D, who continue to impress in their first season with Philip ‘Pip’ Pemberton going well with seven wins from eight league games. Ballaugh C took their turn to sit out, they currently sit in second on 55 points, just two behind their B Team.
Port Erin B sit just one point further back on Ballaugh C after their 9-1 home win over South Ramsey D, whilst Castletown C also stayed in touch on 54 points with their own 9-1 away win over Douglas C.