Peel Sunset Continue To Chase Leaders
Port St Mary continue to lead the way at the top of the Trend Sponsored Ladies Over 60s Bowling League following another two fine performances. On Tuesday they defeated Onchan at home with a full house 126-55 (6-0). On Thursday Port St Mary won away to Nobles 71-117 (1-5). In a repeat of the Jean Kelly Final, Sylvia Kennuagh played Trish Bull with Sylvia winning this time on home turf to prevent a whitewash. Nobles nearly picked up another win however Rita Callister held on to beat Paula Firth 21-20.
Peel Sunset also picked up two victories beating Mooragh Park at home 115-66 (4-2). Mary Moffatt, Lynda Wilson and Pat Robertson all won for Peel. Janet Monk defeated Joyce Kelly 21-18 with Vicky Lloyd-West also winning for the away team. On Thursday Peel travelled to Ballaugh and returned with a fine 69-118 (1-5) victory. Mary Moffatt and Joyce Kelly top scored for Peel with Maureen Trustham winning for Ballaugh to secure them game on the day. Peel now trail Port St Mary by 133 chalks and with Port St Mary sitting out next Tuesday will look to close the gap as much as possible.
Marown stay third picking up two wins this week. Tuesday away to South Ramsey they collected a 10 point victory 88-98 (2-4). Both teams picked up big victories keeping the overall match score down with Elaine Moore top scoring for the home side 21-6. Thursday saw Marown take on Douglas at Crosby. The home team managed a 115-85 (4-2) victory with Mary Alderson and Philippa Taylor winning to single figures.
In a local derby on Tuesday Douglas took on Villa. Earlier in the season Villa managed to beat their fellow home-greeners but on this occasion they proved too strong. Douglas won five games taking an overall 118-75 (5-1) victory. Patsy Rush and Brenda Williams top scored for Douglas whilst Muriel Cain prevent a whitewash winning 21-13 in her game.
Port Erin were another team that collected two wins this week. Tuesday saw them beat Ballaugh at home 105-82 (3-3), with Ballaugh only able to field five players. Sylvia Shelbourne won 21-8 against Maureen Trustham to top score for the home team. Port Erin then travelled to Villa on Thursday and recorded their fourth win on the bounce with the final score 100-112 (2-4). Home player Muriel Cain top scored in the match winning 21-9 against Jean Thackrah. Voirrey Curphey, Jacqui Elliott, Carole Kaye and Sylvia Shelbourne all won for the away side.
Castletown have finished in the top three for the last two seasons but are struggling down in seventh this year. Tuesday saw them have a tight game with Port St Mary B in which they edged the game by six chalks winning 116-110 (4-2). On Thursday they had an even tighter match away to Mooragh Park A winning by three chalks with both teams winning three games on the day. Mooragh had to concede a game and despite this pushed Castletown all the way with Janet Monk top scoring to win 21-6. The match finished 93-96 (3-3)
Breagle travelled north to face Mooragh Park B and both teams played short resulting in only five games on the day. Breagle won 49-87 (1-4). Steph Swift, Kay Primrose-Smith, Susan Inch and Joyce Henry won for Breagle with Maureen Hamilton the sole winner for the home team. Breagle suffered defeat on Thursday at home to South Ramsey 70-106 (2-4). Finally Mooragh Park B also lost their Thursday match away to Onchan 126-28 (6-0).
All eyes will be on Peel Sunset next week to see how much they can close the gap on Tuesday when Port St Mary sit out before their tricky away game at Marown. Following their sit out Port St Mary A will face Mooragh Park B.