South Ramsey Win 9th Mixed Team Championship Title
The final of the Ellan Vannin Fuels mixed team championship took place at Onchan on Wednesday evening with a close final expected between Port St Mary A and South Ramsey A. The Onchan green was in superb condition with their new floodlights being needed for the evening and there was a good crowd that came along to support on the night.
From the first five games on the green Sunday’s Ladies Manx Master Winner Jenny Moore was first off after recovering from a 4-8 deficit against Paul Skelly, Skelly only managed to score another three points with Jenny running out with a 21-11 victory. Second game off on the night was Glynn Hargraves who took a convincing 21-9 win over Mavis Franks. Port St Mary got their first win on the night with Wayne Roberts performing well to beat Elaine Moore 21-17. The next two games off could not have been any closer with both going in favour of South Ramsey. Lyn Bolton recovered from a 12-18 deficit against Margaret Tasker to get home 21-20, whilst Alan Moore had a good game with Jayne Kneen with Alan just edging it 21-20. After five games off South Ramsey led by 20 chalks (101-81).
During the second half Gill Dixon pretty much put the final nail in the coffin for Port St Mary with the biggest win of the night taking a 21-7 victory over Tim Williams, with South Ramsey having scored enough in the remaining games on the green. Game number seven of the night to come off the green was Dan McCabe who performed well to beat James Teare 21-12. South Ramsey captain Stefan Kelly managed to see off Chris Price 21-15, whilst the last game on the green between Dido Kelly and Trevor Quayle was well contested throughout with Quayle managing to take a 21-19 win. South Ramsey won by 29 chalks overall, also winning 6-3 on games to claim their ninth title in this competition.
Association Chairman Neil Withers thanked Onchan for the use of the green, complimented the club on the floodlights which were installed last year, also gave thanks to their club members for providing refreshments and measurers on the night. Ladies President Sue Gawne was then introduced to present the Shield to South Ramsey. Speaking on behalf of South Ramsey Glynn Hargraves congratulated the team for their performance on the night and everyone who had came along to support.