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Isle of Man vs Derbyshire Teams Announced

The final match for the Isle of Man County Team against Derbyshire will take place Sunday 3rd July

The home leg will take place at Castletown whilst the away leg at Belvedere Bowling Club

Home Team (Venue: Castletown Bowling Club)

Name Club # Name Club
Trevor Quayle Port St Mary 1 Jon Guess Burbage
Dean Kipling Marown 2 Richard Peach Burbage
Phil Kerruish Onchan 3 Matt Kelly-Wally Belvedere
Peter Collister South Ramsey 4 Paul Stretton Belvedere
Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly South Ramsey 5 Lee Davis Old Whittington
Ewan Cooil Port St Mary 6 Chris Adams Burbage
Kevin Quirk Onchan 7 Scott Palmer Dronfield Woodhouse
John Kennish South Ramsey 8 John Dewey Belvedere
David Bradford South Ramsey 9 Paul Hawker Whaley Bridge
Aaron Clark Douglas 10 Steve Barber Chaple Park
Paul Dunn Marown 11 Ed Furniss Rowditch
Glynn Hargraves South Ramsey 12 Andy Spragg Old Whittington

Away Team (Venue: Belvedere Bowling Club)

Name Club # Name Club
Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly Douglas 1 Dave May Stretton Anglesey
Neil Withers Marown 2 Dan Petcher Netherseal
Jordan Cain Onchan 3 Conor Chamberlin Stretton Anglesey
Matthew Keggen Onchan 4 Darren Carter Stretton Anglesey
Rob Monk North Ramsey 5 Neil Worthington Stretton Anglesey
Matthew Quirk Onchan 6 Jason Angusish Stretton Anglesey
John Gelling Marown 7 Adam Hartley Alvaston & Boulton
Colin Kelly Marown 8 Brian Smith Stretton Anglesey
Peter Slinger Onchan 9 Andy Thompson Swadlincote Catholics
Paul Skelly Port St Mary 10 Mick Grattan Marehay
Paul Kelly Douglas 11 Ian Brown Stretton Anglesey
Phil Kelly Marown 12 Paul Chamberlin Stretton Anglesey

IOM vs North Lancs & Fylde Report

The Paddy Power sponsored Isle of Man senior men’s team faced off against and extremely strong North Lancs & Fylde team on Mad Sunday and won the home leg at Port St Mary, however they lost out overall.

This is becoming a familiar story for the Manx Men as this is their third consecutive home victory, however they are yet to pick up an overall win.

With the team taking part in the competition for only the second year we should be delighted with these performances as the team really is taking on the best that the sport has to offer, however it is testament to how far we have come that this result is still tinged with a bit of disappointed as we had hoped for more.

They are really flying the flag for the Isle of Man proudly and there was nothing but praise from their counterparts from across the water who could only applaud everything about the local effort from the hospitality shown by Port St Mary, the organisation on the day right through to some brilliant performance both home and away.

The Port St Mary green is an absolute testament to the club and thanks go to the green keepers for the preparation of it. It was quite simply frightening! This was by far the fastest green that the Island team has used to date in the Crosfield Cup, and overall the home side handled it well with five out of twelve winners, but taking the leg victory on points.

There were some real positives to take out of the day and first county wins for Matthew Keggen and Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly were definitely amongst them. The former picked up the Gellings man of the match award for an Isle of Man player as a result of his battling 21-17 win over Tommy King.

Colin Kelly, Peter Collister and John Kennish all showed their class and put in superb displays to add to the Islands tally of wins and ensure the points victory.

Visitor Sam Patterson picked up the Endsleigh Man of the Match award for his 21-15 win over David Bradford.

Take nothing away though from those that didn’t win, we place too much emphasis on winning individual games when the code in the Crosfield cup is all about points, and every point scored by every player went towards this win. To put in in its simplest terms if the losing players had all scored one less point we would have lost the match. This was a real team effort.

Away from home was a slightly different story and there were real lessons learned about both the class of the opposition and the importance of a strong home side on a difficult green. This is a learning curve though and every day is a school day and the team will be much stronger after this match.

Two real highlights though were the performances of Jordan Cain and Trevor Quayle. Cain picked up the overall Endsleigh Man of the Match award for his superb 21-16 win over North Lancs Captain Dave Watters, whilst Quayle was magnificent winning the Gellings award for his 21-13 win over the incomparable Mike Leach.

There were other good performances too and despite falling short of the overall win the Manx Men can be very proud of what they are achieving in this competition.

If they take heart from anything it should be Cumbria’s victory this weekend over reigning champions Warwick and Worcester. Not long ago Cumbria were considered an easy match and questionably the weakest team in the competition and yesterday they beat unquestionably the strongest county in the sport. Our day will come.

Live: IOM vs North Lancs & Fylde Scorecards/Blog

Isle of Man vs North Lancs Fylde

The teams and draw have been announced for the second County match of this year against North Lancs & Fylde

The match is scheduled for June 5th commencing at 12:30pm. The Isle of Man home leg is being hosted by Port St Mary Bowling Club

Home Team (Venue: Port St Mary Bowling Club)

Name Club # Name Club
Neil Withers Marown 1 Stuart Mort Kirkham Cons
Matthew Keggen Onchan 2 Tommy King Marton Institute
Colin Kelly Marown 3 Ashleigh Woof Parkfield
Glynn Hargraves South Ramsey 4 Andrew Cairns Gaghills
Rob Monk North Ramsey 5 Darren Edmondson Kirkham Cons
David Bradford South Ramsey 6 Sam Patterson Parkfield
Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly (C) Douglas 7 Owen Jackson Parkfiels
Aaron Clark Douglas 8 Hugh Hornby (C) Hogton
Mervin Sayle Finch Hill 9 Roy Webster Croston
Peter Collister South Ramsey 10 Dave Welsby Hambleton
Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly South Ramsey 11 Tim Barnett Marton Institute
John Kennish South Ramsey 12 Dave Jackson Salwick

Home Reserves – Nathan Cooil, Stuart Garrett, Ian Moore and Adrian Skinner

Away Team (Venue: Empire Services Club Green 1, Preston)

Name Club # Name Club
Dean Kipling (C) Marown 1 Lee Heaton Croston
Kevin Quirk Onchan 2 Peter Hawkes Hogton
Ewan Cooil Port St Mary 3 Wayne Ditchfield Farington Social
Paul Skelly Port St Mary 4 James Grimston Kirham Cons
Trevor Quayle Port St Mary 5 Mike Leach Parkfield
Jordan Cain Onchan 6 Dave Watters (C) Parkfield
Paul Dunn Marown 7 Lyndon Carr Bamber Bridge Cons
Paul Kelly Douglas 8 Ian Nicholson Parkfield
Matthew Quirk Onchan 9 Ian Penzer Farington Social
Peter Slinger Onchan 10 Simon Coupe Parkfield
Phil Kerruish Onchan 11 Simon Hargreaves Longridge Cons
Phil Kelly Marown 12 Derek Ainsworth Croston

Away Reserves – Michael Collister, Gary Conwell & Alan Moore

Isle of Man v Merseyside

The Isle of Man Senior Mens bowls team continued to make strides in the Senior County Championships, the highest level of the team game, with a very impressive showing against Merseyside.

In the match played over two simultaneous legs at both Onchan Park and the Unison Bowling Club in St Helens the Isle of Man showed why they now have a seat at the top table as they won the home leg and just missed out on the overall win by 22 points over 24 games with a final match score of Merseyside 438 Isle of Man 416.

It is important to compete at this level and the fact that the team won 11 of the 24 games shows they are able to do just that and if they continue improving it will not be long before they pick up their first overall win.

At home the match was tight from the off with the honours even in after eight games with four wins apiece. Neil Withers, Glynn Hargraves, Trevor Quayle and Peter Collister all winning and the rest of the team scoring well to keep themselves in contention. .

With only three games remaining it looked like a points victory on Manx soil may have eluded the team but it was a case of Kelly’s Heroes from then on as the back order of Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly, Phil Kelly and Colin Kelly all rallied delivering impressive results to edge the leg by five points scoring 221 points as opposed to Merseysides 216.

Overall Endsleigh Insuarance man of the match for the Onchan Fixture was Merseysides John Finch for an impressive 21-12 win over Isle of Man number 1 John Kennish, whilst the Gelling Man of The Match for the home side went to Dido Kelly for his very impressive 21-10 victory over Anthony Thompson.
At this level things are always difficult away from home especially as the green travelled to was alien to the entire team, and had a huge crown unlike anything they would have seen locally.

Despite not scoring a win in the first four games the Island scored well and there were some very gutsy performances to ensure they were always in with a shout. It was the middle order where the Island proved their strength in depth is growing winning three of the next four games with Paul Dunn, Aaron ‘Bob’ Clark and Matthew Quirk all winning.

The final four also played superbly well and added another win to the pile as Paul Kelly picked up his first victory at this level.

Paul Dunn picked up a well deserved Overall Endleigh Man of the Match award for a fantastic 21-9 victory over Isle of Man festival winner Terry Glover, whilst Paul Kelly pocketed the Gellings Man of the Match award for his strong 21-10 win over Steve Davies.

Overall it was a very impressive showing from the local side in only their second year competing at this level. Thanks go to main sponsors Paddy Power and new sponsors West Coast Fitness as without them the Island simply wouldn’t be able to compete in this competition.