Setback For South Ramsey A
In Ellan Vannin Fuels Division One South Ramsey A gave hope to the teams below them, following two below par results this week as despite winning both games they dropped seven points.
Monday nights result was a 3-7 away win over Peel B, with wins for the home team from David Proctor who beat James Teare 21-11, Dave Smith won 21-17 against Peter Collister and Dougie Allan was lying game down at 19-19 against Chas Grills and played a reaching bowl to save the game and count for one. On the last end Grills knocked his opponent in for game when counting one himself. All the wins for South were comfortable with David Bradford showing no ill effects from his recent absence to win 21-6 against Paul ‘Pooky’ Quirk, while Tony Dugdale was a more than capable stand in for Stefan Kelly as he won 21-9 against the ‘real’ Paul Quirk.
On Tuesday South caught up on the fixtures as they hosted Port St Mary A in their rearranged fixture. Ramsey had been only place on the Island that day to get hit with rain and heavy rain at that. This is not to take away from Port St Mary A as they performed well to take four points off the league leaders with Paul Russell winning 21-20 against James Teare with a great last bowl, Paul Skelly was lying game down at 18-20 and struck his opponents bowl off the green, then finished the game on the next end with a double to also win 21-20. Wayne Roberts won 21-18 against Chas Grills, while Tim Williams won a close game with Alan Moore 21-19. For the home team David Bradford recorded another single figure win as he beat Tom Collins 21-2, Peter Collister beat Dan McCabe 21-7, Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly was on his game as he beat Trevor Quayle 21-12, while Glynn Hargraves had to dig in to get over the line 21-18 against Robbie Cooil who came closest to securing a fifth win for Port.
Peel A kept themselves firmly in contention, were just two chalks off recording a 10-0 win, as they won 1-9 away to Noble’s A with Steve Cook beating Peel captain Gary Smith 21-19. Ste Kelly was the biggest winner on the night with his 21-2 win over Martyn Hobson, while his father Barney beat Dave Naughton 21-7. For Noble’s Sam Stannard-Duke came closest to picking up another point as he lost 17-21 to Tom Kelly.
Marown A continue to chase down the teams above them, they were ruthless with their 10-0 home win over Douglas A who were missing their top man Andy Cannell, while John Gelling made his return to the Marown team with a 21-12 win over Gordon Wynne-Smythe. The Crosby men recorded two single figure wins from Juan Killip and Paul Dunn who beat Keith Rise and Kevin Firth respectively. Shaun Seal was highest scorer for the Villa men as he was beaten 15-21 by Dean Kipling.
Onchan A beat Castletown A 7-3 at the Park with just three chalks separating the teams (132-129) as Dean Kinley won 21-1 against Mark Kelly, Bob Clark returned to the side with a 21-14 win over Matthew Quirk who suffered a second successive defeat, while Nathan Hamilton had a solid 21-12 win over Frank Watson. For Onchan Phil Kerruish just edged home 21-20 against Aaron Richardson, Kevin Quirk and Peter Slinger both won 21-12 against Nathan Cooil and Sam Clague respectively, whilst a battle of the Jordan’s was won by Cain as he beat Drewett 21-9, with Reginald Temporaza beating Ian Watson 21-13.
Ballaugh A survival hopes took a hit as they lost 2-8 away to North Ramsey A with Ballaugh’s Richard Hainge taking a brilliant 21-11 win against John Cannan, while team mate Philip Quayle wasn’t far behind with his 21-12 win over Steve Walmsley.
Marown B suffered their third straight defeat away to Port St Mary A as they lost 3-7. Winning for the visitors were Bobby Thorne who beat Dan McCabe 21-13, James Kelly who beat Paul Russell 21-19 and Karl Parker who won 21-16 against Tom Collins. Robbie Cooil was the Port men’s best winner as he won 21-9 against John Kelly, Paul Skelly was pushed hard as he beat Glenn Boland 21-19, while Wayne Roberts, Trevor Quayle and Tim Williams all won 21-10.
In Division Two just three fixtures took place this week as Port Erin A held onto top spot with a hard fought 6-4 home win over Onchan B in a high scoring game (151-141), while second placed Finch Hill A made up some ground with their 9-1 home win over their B Team as Stephen Oates prevented the whitewash with a 21-20 win over Kevin Anderson. Dave McCabe edged ahead in the overall individual merit courtesy of Tony Dugdale stepping into South Ramsey’s A Team.
Douglas B played host to Peel C with the home team taking a 6-4 win, with 11 chalks separating the teams (128-117) as Rob Matthews beat Paul Baker 21-9, with Bob Callow winning 21-4 against Kevin Mort. Mike Ashmole responded for the visitors with his 21-7 win over Andy Foster.
In Division Three Onchan C went top following their 2-8 away win over Port Erin B at Breagle Glen, thanks to three single figure wins from Jamie Clague, Sid McKnight and Lawrence McMullen, while Roger Payne received a walk over. Dennis Maxwell made sure of the extra point that took them to top spot with his 21-20 win over Ian Taylor.
Ballaugh B dropped four points at home to second from bottom Douglas D as they won 6-4, with John Bolton leading the way in the individual merit as he won 21-10 against David Cowley. Recording four impressive wins for the visitors were Nick Firth as he beat John Kneen 21-15, John Ferguson won 21-10 against Mike Buckeridge, while Juan Readshaw and David Caley both won 21-14 against John Looney and Fred Waggett respectively.
Third placed Ballaugh C had a tough time away to Peel D losing two games 20-21 with Peter Corlett and Mark Timsdale just falling short, while team mates Nigel Tebay and Richard Green both recorded impressive 21-8 wins for the visitors.
Noble’s B closed the gap on Castletown C to just five points with their 3-7 away win with Jay Elliott picking up his second win since taking the game up this season with a 21-12 victory over Dylan Marsh.
Rounding off the weeks’ fixtures Marown D took their own impressive 3-7 away win over Douglas C with captain Phil Dunn winning 21-11 over Les Quayle, while Alan Gault beat James Teare 21-8 as the Crosby men sit in a credible fifth place in their ever season.