South Ramsey Storm The Castle
Game 4 of the Ladies League and Friday’s match of the day saw Castletown host South Ramsey. The home side won 6-3 on games however lost the match 164-170. South Ramsey lost six games however each held their own scoring a minimum of 13 and a number of games went down to the wire with Joy Stephens beating Kim Hargraves 21-20 and Heike Perry beating Lyn Bolton 21-20. The difference between the sides was a standout performance from Elaine Moore who won 21-4 to seal the victory for South Ramsey.
Port Erin welcomed Nobles to Breagle Glen with the away side unexpectedly picking up a full house winning 118-189.
A second whitewash of the evening also came down south as Purt Le Moirrey played Castletown B. The home side put on a strong home performance to win 189-72.
Port St Mary travelled to the tricky Peel Sunset green and a solid showing from last years league winners resulted in a win 148-169 (2-7). Shirley Corrin and Mary Moffatt won for Peel and Joyce Kelly just lost to Margaret Tasker 21-20.
In the remaining matches Ballaugh lost at home to Onchan 135-144 (5-4) and Marown beat Mooragh Park 169-151.
The preliminary rounds of the Jean Kelly competition took place on Wednesday 18th April. The closest match of the night came from South Ramsey who faced Mooragh Park. The visitors started with a 25 point handicap and two big wins from Janet Monk and Caroline Parker only added to the advantage. South Ramsey won six of the nine games but were unable to reduce the deficit losing by 10 chalks 151-161.
Current holders Port St Mary played Marown at home with the away team having a 25 point handicap. Port St Mary put on a strong performance at home winning 181-143 (7-2) with Rosie Winkle and Lil Smith winning for Marown.
In the other matches Castletown A won away at Douglas 139-179 (1-8) with Paula Garrett the only winner for the home side. Ballaugh faced Port Erin with the visitors winning 141-179 (2-7) and Peel Sunset beat Castletown B 202-180 (6-3).
Quarter Final draw Thursday 10th May Onchan (+45) vs Nobles (+15), Castletown A (SCR) vs Mooragh Park (+25) and Purt Le Moirrey (+30) vs Peel Sunset (+25). Tuesday 22nd May Port St Mary (SCR) vs Port Erin (+15).
Looking ahead this Saturday Port St Mary host the Top Lady invitation competition. 32 Ladies will compete in the competition, players have qualified by winning their team merit last season with the remaining spots taken from the top placed players in the overall merit. Last years champion Janet Monk will be amongst the 32 ladies.