Second position battle continues

The hardy members of the Outdoor Winter League Crown Green Bowls took to the green in what were rather cold weather extremes this week.

Wednesday, 2nd February was the usual round robin where 26 members took part in what was a group of doubles and a group of triples. There was three points between first and second place in the doubles. Bryan Corner and Pat Rigby scoring 38 and Julian Rothera and Joy Stephens scoring 35.

The winners in the triples scored 30 leaving two groups in joint second on 25. The winners being Judith Moore, Terry Bates and Kevin Firth. The two groups in second place were Ken Karran, Sue McCourt and Lil Smith and Ivor Moore, Tricia Bull and Billy Blair.

Saturday, 5th February saw three teams take to the green, Bits n Bobs, Seven Up and WALOB. The first match on the green was Bobs against Seven Up. The Bobs took one game from Seven up with Gillian Jopson holding Reg Temporaza to 16, and Sue McCourt almost made it a second win but unfortunately Derek Allen managed to leave Sue on 20.

The second match on the green was Seven Up against WALOB, and it was a full six games win for Seven Up giving them the maximum points available. WALOB had two games that were close, Kim Hargraves scoring 20 and Lyn Bolton scoring 19.

The final match of the session was WALOB against Bobs. Bobs managed to win two of the six games, the doubles pairing of Sue Collier and Sue McCourt, and Franz ten Donkelaar keeping WALOB from getting the maximum points available.

Bits n Bobs 1 (83), Seven Up 7 (121); Seven Up 8 (126), WALOB 0 (89); WALOB 6 (111), Bits n Bobs 2 (99).

Sunday, 6th February saw four teams take to the green in again what was rather windy conditions. All But, Nobles Nutters, Outsiders and Castletown Corkers battled it out. All But took to the green playing the Nutters and took three wins and almost took a fourth when Lil Smith got to 20 points, but Sylvia Kennaugh for the Nutters took the win. The Nutters also took three wins the next closest scoring one being a win by Dave Naughton who kept Brian Aspen to 19. All But took the match victory on points.

Outsiders then took on the Corkers and took victory in five out of the six games. The loss they had was when Kevin Firth scored 19 points with Dave Faragher taking the win. Frank Watson had a really close game against Grace Gawne but held her to 20 to secure the win.

Nutters then took on the Outsiders, again Outsiders taking the win in five games. The only loss was the doubles, Tina Hampson and Mark Bradshaw kept Jenny Moore and Ben Dugdale to 16 points. Frank Watson again had a close game, this time keeping Dave Naughton to 19.

The final game was Corkers against All But, continuing what appeared to be a theme of five wins was All But, there only loss being Peter Kennaugh who unfortunately took on Dave Faragher who won his second game of the session. The only significantly close game was the doubles, where Brian Aspen and Celia Joughin held sisters Grace and Lily Gawne to 19.

All But 5 (118), Nobles Nutters 3 (103); Outsiders 7 (124), Castletown Corkers 1 (86); Nobles Nutters 1 (91), Outsiders 7 (121); Castletown Corkers 1 (78), All But 7 (114).

Entries are now being taken at Noble 3 Green for the Club Championship which is to be held on Saturday, 12 March.