Sylvia Cashen ladies’ doubles

On a bitterly cold afternoon when the weather threw everything at the players, wind, rain and hail interspersed with sunny periods, a field of 22 pairs gathered at Port St Mary on Wednesday 29 April for the Sylvia Cashen Charity ladies’ doubles.

The weather did not spoil the occasion and there were some close and exciting games with a high standard of bowling on display.

Semi-finals: Marie Ashurst and Kath Kinley 21, Philippa Taylor and Heather Horsburgh 10; Jayne Kneen and Val Macfarlane 21, Chris Price and Rita Callan 9

In the final Val and Jayne played a mark up the side of the green superbly giving their opponents little chance to get in, finally running out 21-10 winners.

President Ann Maddrell made the presentation, pointing out that Val had won the trophy on 13 previous occasions and Jayne on six. She thanked all those who had entered and helped to raise £300+ for the Anti-Cancer (Breast care unit)

Thanks also went to Ray for the condition of the green, to Gill for running the sheet and the ladies’ fo baking cakes and doing the refreshments.

L-R Val Macfarlane, Ann Maddress (President), Jayne Kneen
L-R Val Macfarlane, Ann Maddress (President), Jayne Kneen