Title Race Takes Shape

Ladies night league bowls took another twist following South Ramsey’s first defeat of the season losing by 11 chalks away to Marown.

The home side won five of the nine games as Ceila Joughin beat Kim Hargraves 21-18, Margaret Scarffe beat Gill Morgan 21-12, Joyce Ogden and Lil Smith both won 21-7 against Sue Collier and Ann Gale respectively. Marown’s final win came from Philippa Taylor who ended Jenny Moores 100 percent start to the season with a 21-19 victory. South Ramsey’s score was boosted with Fiona Kennish beating Mary Alderson 21-4 with wins also coming from Lyn Bolton 21-11 against Helen Withers, Moira Anderson 21-18 against Shirley Whelan. Elaine Moore maintained her 100 percent record pipping Rosie Winckle 21-20. Final score 158-147 (5-4).

Champions Port St Mary performed well to beat Peel Sunset by 60 chalks 168-108 (6-3). Single figure wins from Mavis Franks, Kellie Maddrell-Reeve, Trish Bull and Chris Price put Port St Mary in control. Ann Maddrell and Jayne Kneen added Port’s other two wins, with Jayne maintaining her 100 percent league record.

Mooragh Park picked up their first win of the season with a 31 chalk victory against Port Erin. Janet Monk and Caroline Parker won for the home side who also won three games to single figures coming from the experienced Helen Martin 21-2 and two great wins from young bowlers Shannon McMullan and Aalish Haworth who both won 21-4. Carol Kaye, Lynda Cadamy, Jacqui Elliott and Jean Thackrah won for Port Erin with Jean winning 21-5. Final score 159-128 (5-4).

In the remaining games on Friday night Nobles defeated Castletown B 184-103 (8-1), Castletown A dropped just 11 chalks in their 178-84 (8-1) victory over Port St Mary B and Onchan beat Douglas 180-94 (8-1).

After five games the league is now starting to take shape with Nobles, Castletown A and South Ramsey holding the top three positions. Defending champions, Port St Mary A, sit sixth but have played a game less than their rivals.