RB hit the top

Sunday’s games got the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club programme back on track, with them playing a set of fixtures that were postponed a few weeks earlier.

Another very wet spell spoilt things for the opening session on Saturday and with more showers during the afternoon, the results threw up a few surprises.

First up it was Rule Breakers who recorded their seventh 120 plus result when they defeated Mooragh Lakers.

Castletown Corkers meanwhile pulled-off the first surprise of the day when winning four games against leaders Seven-Up, only to miss out by a margin of two on the all-important points front, both teams just passing the 100 mark.

Things didn’t get much better for Seven-Up next time out and they struggled to a low score of 89 when they took on Rule Breakers, who themselves dropped just eight points. As a consequence the two sides swapped places in the league table.

Finally two teams who occupy places in the top six remained as they were after Lakers came out ahead of Corkers by a margin of 20.

Results for Saturday, November 22: Mooragh Lakers 106 (1) Steve Parker, Rule Breakers 120 (5) John Kennish; Seven-Up 103 (2) Alec Taylor, Castletown Corkers 101 (4) Sid Bolton; Rule Breakers 118 (5) Alan Moore, Seven-Up 89 (1) Philippa Taylor; Castletown Corkers 94 (2) Sid Bolton, Mooragh Lakers 114 (4) James Teare.

Two of the teams returned on Sunday for a set of fixtures postponed from earlier in the month and what a difference weather-wise from the original date.

Coming out fighting after a poor session just 24 hours earlier were Seven-Up and they notched up their first and the season’s sixth maximum, unfortunately the losers, Castletown Cannons could only manage a total of 68.

In the meantime third placed Louie’s Angels had their wings clipped by Mooragh Lakers who recorded an above average score to close the gap on their opponents.

Lakers followed this with a five games to one success against Cannons, whilst Seven-Up completed a good day by notching up a comfortable victory over Louie’s Angels.

The outcome of the day’s results shows Angels slip two places in the standings below Bowling for Soup and Mooragh Lakers. Seven-Up remain in second, however Cannons slip into bottom position.

Results for Sunday, November 23: Louie’s Angels 100 (2) Trish Bull, Mooragh Lakers 118 (4) Jenny Moore; Castletown Cannons 68 (0) Joyce Kiernan, Seven-Up 126 (6) Philippa Taylor; Mooragh Lakers 111 (5) Lilian Slinger, Castletown Cannons 90 (1) Alan Phair; Seven-Up 114 (5) Kevin Quirk, Louie’s Angels 91 (1) Matthew Keggen.

A good entry of 39 attended the latest midweek round robin and from two gangs of triples the winners were John Lightfoot, Bernie McPhee and Derek Allen; also Jo Smith, Sheila Preston and Dave Faragher.

Just missing out in second were Derek Anscomb, Bernard and Jean Thackrah; Derek Clarke, Shirley Corrin and Doug Allan. Third places went to Erwin Gelling, Ken Karran and Rob Monk; along with Mike Skelly, Louis Callister and Trish Bull.