Last week saw the first of a double set off league fixtures in the Open Age Ladies Crown Green Bowls.  On Wednesday night Onchan had a good home win against an improving Castletown B. Game of the match was between Caroline Corlett (Onchan) and Ann Hollingworth.  It was nip and tuck throughout with Caroline eventually winning 21-20. Another good contest was between two junior bowlers Grace Gawne (Onchan) and Charlotte Peach. Grace was on excellent form winning to 7.   Jo Smith, Joanne Kelly, Sue Gawne and Maureen Payne (Onchan) all won to single figures, with Barbara Young (Castletown) winning to 11 against another junior bowler, Lily Gawne.  Mooragh Park played  Port St Mary at home.  It was a close match throughout with Jayne Kneen (PSM) being the only player to win to single figures. Castletown A had a good home win against Marown A. 

Results : Onchan 178 (7), Castletown B 108 (2); Port Erin 164 (6), Douglas 139 (3); Mooragh Park 150 (4), Port St Mary A 159 (5); Marown B 111 (4), South Ramsey 133 (5); Ballaugh 166 (6), Peel 41 (3), Castletown A 176 (8) Marown A 123 (1).  

Friday night saw Douglas take on Ballaugh at home. This was a close encounter with Ballaugh winning by nine points.  Jan West, Paula Garrett and Harley Garrett (Douglas) won to single figures as did Cath Harvey, Christine McDonald and Elaine Fenton for Ballaugh.  The two closest games saw Emma Sayle (Douglas) losing to 17 against Pat Mason with Rose Waterworth (Ballaugh) losing to the same score against Jane Lothian. Mooragh Park travelled to Crosby for their match against Marown A with Philippa Taylor, Jayne Smith, Lynda Cadamy and Lil Smith for Marown winning to single figures.  Janet Monk had the best score for Mooragh winning to 11. Port St Mary played host to Marown B.  Only two of the nine games made double figures, these were Trish Bull and Nicola Cain (Port) winning to 16 and 20 against Debbie Leece and Helen Withers.  

Results : Castletown B 185 (8), Port Erin 98 (1); South Ramsey 165 (6), Onchan 161 (3); Port St Mary 157 (7), Marown B 109 (2); Marown A 172 (7), Mooragh Park 102 (2); Peel Sunset 111 (2) Castletown A 181 (7); Douglas 131 (4), Ballaugh 140 (5)

Over 60’s. The closest match last Thursday morning was between Onchan A and Port St Mary A with Onchan winning four games to two.  The two winners for Port St Mary A were Chris Price and Margie Tasker who both won to 16 with Paula Firth for Onchan winning to single figures. Peel Sunset played host to Finch Hill.  Peel were on good form with Pat Robertson and Lynda Wilson winning to single figures, with Lil Smith for Finch winning to 14. The only team to get a full house was Mooragh Park A against Castletown B, with Janet Monk winning to 7 and Pat Lenton to 3. 

Results : Mooragh Park A 126 (6), Castletown B 64 (0); Marown 108 (5), Ballaugh 70 (1); Castletown A 120 (5), Port Erin A 62 (1); Onchan A 116 (4), Port St Mary A 89 (2); South Ramsey 123 (5), Onchan B 70 (1); Peel Sunset 119 (5), Finch Hill 73 (1); Port St Mary B 119 (5), Mooragh Park B 50 (1). 

There were four maximums on Tuesday morning with Onchan A having a good win to 74 against Marown; Finch Hill won to 73 against Onchan B; Port Erin to 79 against Mooragh Park B, whilst the home derby between Castletown B and A resulted in a convincing win for the A team to 32. 

Results : Onchan A 126 (6), Marown 74 (0); Ballaugh 95 (3), Port St Mary B 104 (3); Castletown B 32 (0), Castletown A 126 (6); Port St Mary A 111 (4), Peel Sunset 91 (2); Finch Hill 126 (6), Onchan B 73 (0); Mooragh Park A 87 (2), South Ramsey 119 (4); Port Erin 126 (6), Mooragh Park B 79 (0)

The remaining prelim match in the Jean Kelly knockout competition was played last Thursday. Result including individual handicaps, Castletown A (+19) 182, Douglas (+58) 180.