Seven-up win big clash

Leaders Seven-Up won the big clash on the one day of play that was possible over the weekend in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club with the weather putting paid to Sunday’s programme.

Things didn’t look too promising on Saturday morning either, but the schedule went ahead, with the opener pitching together Seven-Up and Titans, a fixture which had the makings of a tough battle and proved so as they ended all-square on games, but with a vital six-point advantage for the table toppers.

However, southern outfit Castletown Cannons didn’t have a good session, firstly they lost out to Govags with 87 on the card, before Titans romped to a maximum against them and they recorded a total of only 70 points in the process.

Govags meanwhile did put up a spirited performance against Seven-Up in their second outing, taking two games from their opponents and leaving for home with an average of 102 for the afternoon.

Seven-Up slipped down the standings after these two scores and now have an average of 117.63 and sit behind Mean Machine by 0.04 of a point, next come Louie’s Angels in third. All very close ahead of a weekend, which sees Sevens take on those two teams directly above and below them in the table.

Results for Saturday, November 7: Seven-Up 113 (3) Titans 107 (3), Castletown Cannons 87 (2) Govags 108 (4), Titans 126 (6) Cannons 70 (0), Govags 96 (2) Seven-Up 120 (4).

The midweek round robin gang were split into two sets of triples with the winners being Derek Cadamy, Roy Moore and Alec Taylor; along with Derek Kneen, Margaret Tasker and Erwin Gelling.

Second places in the two groups went to Ken Karran, Jeff Wilson and Pauline Worrall after a roll-up in the yellow jacks, while the trio of Bob Berry, Jean Thackrah and Mike Skelly missed out in the blacks.