PORT ST MARY WIN PLATE KNOCKOUT
Last Thursday evening Finch Hill Bowling Club hosted the final of the Ladies Plate knockout between Port St Mary and Ballaugh. With the introduction of the new individual handicap system this season, Port were off +30 and Ballaugh +40. First five games saw Chris Price, Chris Holland, Kellie Maddrell and Jayne Kneen for Port winning to 6, 15, 12 and 7 respectively against Michelle Cubbon, Elaine Fenton, Louise Tebay and Pat Mason with Alison Millard for Ballaugh winning to 19 against Nicci Cain. With Port just ahead on points at the halfway stage, it was still all to play for. Katie Williams (Port) played next taking on Julie Reilly. Although Julie tried her best, Katie was on good form winning to 11. Seventh and eighth games saw Trish Bull and Margie Tasker (Port) take on Barbara Graham and Christine McDonald. All four ladies battled well, but Barbara and Christine just had the edge winning to 12 and 15. Last game was between Mavis Franks (Port) and Cath Harvey with Mavis eventually winning 21-14. It was a very good final with all the spectators enjoying some excellent bowling. Result : Port St Mary 193 (6), Ballaugh 168 (3). Presentation was made by the Ladies President with PSM Captain Chris Price, thanking Finch Hill for the use of their green, all those who helped in any way, the spectators, but most of all to her ladies for playing so well.
In the Open Age League last Friday night current leaders Castletown A were away to second placed Port St Mary A. Match was much closer than on their previous encounter earlier in the season with Port winning on games but losing on points. Closest games saw Nicola Cain and Trish Bull (Port) both winning to 19 against Hilary Kermode and Anne Oates with Kath Kinley (Castletown) being the only player to win to single figures. Marown home to Port Erin and Onchan away to Peel both had good eight games to one wins with both teams only dropping one point. Lone winners for Port Erin and Peel were Caroline Whitehead and Sue Jones. South Ramsey had a good away win at Castletown B with Lorraine Moore (South) winning her first league game.
There were four 5-1 results in the Ladies Over 60s matches on Tuesday morning. Closest of these was the match between Finch Hill and Peel where Peel won by 29 points. All games went into double figures apart from the lone winner for Finch, Jan Osborne, who won comfortably to 5. Brenda Williams for Finch battled well against Val Allwood eventually losing to 15.