Seven-Up are early leaders

The leading three sides are separated by just nine points after the latest sets of fixtures in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club, with Seven-Up leading the way ahead of Mean Machine and Louie’s Angels.

Unfortunately there was no report last week, so a quick look back at the third weekend shows the Angels recorded two scorelines of 116 against Bowl Rollers and Erin Porters, whilst Mean Machine tallied six points less when they took on the same opponents.

The following afternoon saw Seven-Up triumph in both outings, dropping just 12 points, with Parkers and Castletown Cannons also winning a game apiece.

Results for Saturday, October 17: Bowl Rollers 107 (1) Mean Machine 116 (5), Erin Porters 97 (2) Louie’s Angels 116 (4), Mean Machine 110 (4) Porters 95 (2), Angels 116 (5) Bowl Rollers 109 (1).

Results for Sunday, October 18: Seven-Up 118 (4) Parkers 108 (2), Cannons 112 (4) Corkers 95 (2), Corkers 81 (1) Seven-Up 122 (5), Parkers 116 (4) Cannons 97 (2).

Moving onto last weekend, which had a maximum win on both days, the first to Mooragh Lakers, then next day Louie’s Angels as they continued their fine start to the campaign.

Saturday afternoon’s opener saw a draw on games, but a 12 point advantage in favour of Erin Porters over Bowl Rollers in a session which had two double headers. Porters carried on where they left off and even improved their total in the second to leave their opponents trailing home by a margin of 24.

Also in action were Bits n Bobs and Mooragh Lakers with the latter losing just one game and recorded their second maximum in the opening four weekends to sit just behind the leading three in the standings.

Results for Saturday, October 24: Bowl Rollers 101 (3) Porters 113 (3), Bits n Bobs 77 (1) Lakers 111 (5), Porters 119 (4) Bowl Rollers 95 (2), Lakers 126 (6) Bits n Bobs 77 (0).

Three teams who had won all their fixtures arrived to play on Sunday, but two of them left with that run in tatters.

Louie’s Angels opened their session with a full house as they defeated Govags, this while Mean Machine inflicted a first defeat on opponents Titans by a larger gap than was probably predicted.

Things didn’t get any easier for Govags, but they did manage to take one game against Mean Machine, whereas Titans turned back the clock to find their form with a result that left Angels with their first loss.

Results for Sunday, October 25: Titans 91 (1) Mean Machine 116 (5), Govags 87 (0) Angels 126 (6), Angels 96 (2) Titans 111 (4), Mean Machine 122 (5) Govags 74 (1).

Weather permitting a round robin will take place this Saturday, with league fixtures the following afternoon. Finally my thanks go to Matthew Keggen who stepped in with the newspaper reports whilst I was on holiday.