Ten maximums

The final weekend of action in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club before the festive break saw another two maximums recorded to take the season’s total so far to 10.

Second placed Seven-Up notched up their second full-house in as many outings when they took on Erin Porters and in doing so keep the pressure on the leaders; also scoring an above average points total were Mooragh Lakers who defeated Parkers by a margin of 10 and gained revenge from earlier in the campaign.

Erin Porters did fair slightly better to pass the 100 point target in their next outing, but could only win one game in a 5-1 loss to Lakers.

In the final set of games, Parkers also managed to pass the ton, but they missed out by a closer margin than earlier, with Seven-Up taking the spoils by seven points.

Results for Saturday, December 13: Parkers 107 (2) Bernie McPhee, Mooragh Lakers 117 (4) Lilian Slinger; Erin Porters 86 (0) Derek Cadamy, Seven-Up 126 (6) Derek Clarke; Mooragh Lakers 116 (5) Lilian Slinger and James Teare, Erin Porters 105 (1) Derek Cadamy; Seven-Up 113 (4) Philippa Taylor, Parkers 106 (2) Mike Thomas.

The following day it was Bowling for Soup who recorded a maximum win and they very nearly made it a double, dropping just three points in their other fixture.

Govags also had a good afternoon, firstly defeating Bits n Bobs and then Roller Bowlers. Both by the same points difference of six and they pushed their average up to almost 100 in the process.

Roller Bowlers managed to take one game off their opponents and reach a total of 97; however Bits n Bobs struggled to 80 as Bowling for Soup powered into third spot, relegating Mooragh Lakers down to fourth.

Results for Sunday, December 14: Govags 120 (4) Peter Kelly, Bits n Bobs 114 (2) David Galbraith; Bowling for Soup 123 (5) Tony Dugdale, Roller Bowlers 97 (1) Lil Smith; Roller Bowlers 101 (2) Rosie Winckle, Govags 107 (4) Allan Cromwell; Bits n Bobs 80 (0) Kim Hargraves and David Galbraith, Bowling for Soup 126 (6) Nigel Thomas.

A bitterly cold wind meant that a small group of just 12 attended the midweek round robin with the winners being Bernie McPhee and Les Halsall; second went to Louis Callister and Erwin Gelling, while in third it was Ken Karran and Jo Smith.

All league fixtures are up to date, so this means the next three weekends will see round robin sessions take place, all starting at 1pm and kicking-off this Saturday. The Christmas tombola will be drawn the following day. Members are reminded however that no midweek activities are planned for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.