Top Of The Table Clash
There was a top of the table clash in the Trend Ladies Over 60s league this week as league leaders Port St Mary, who hold a four point lead, visited Peel Sunset. Last season Port St Mary suffered a heavy 54 point defeat away to Peel and would be looking to avoid the same upset.
Peel bowlers Cath Parker won 21-14 against Trish Bull, Pat Robertson 21-17 against Margaret Tasker and Joyce Kelly 21-12 against Wendy Kennuagh gave Peel a healthy 20 point lead. For the away side Val Macfarlane won 21-13 against Lynda Wilson and Ann Maddrell won 21-9 against Heather Horsburgh which brought the game level. The last result of the match saw Mary Moffatt just hold on to defeat Rita Callister 21-20 and give Peel an overall victory by one chalk 106-105 (4-2). Port St Mary will have left the happier side knowing they have not lost ground on their nearest rivals and will look to use their own home advantage to good effect later in the season.
Castletown welcomed Nobles who produced a great performance to win the match 92-110 (2-4). Paula Firth won 21-4 for the away side which setup the win for Nobles with Joyce Ogden, Viv Cook, Pat Dacre also winning for Nobles. Castletown did manage two wins with Marie Ashurst and Sue Peach both winning 21-13.
Port St Mary B faced Onchan and the away side managed to collect four wins but it was the home side who managed to win the match. For Onchan Maureen Payne and Libby Andrade both won 21-19, Lesley Nicholl 21-18 and Wendy McDowell 21-14. With Port St Mary pushing close in three of the four losses their winners could make the impact as Pauline Whorrall 21-10 and Edwina Reid 21-12 won for the home side to give them an overall 112-106 (2-4) victory.
Marown travelled to Ballaugh and kept up the pace at the top by winning 93-115 (1-5). Marown’s winners were Philippa Taylor 21-10, Margaret Scarffe 21-12, Ceila Joughin 21-16 and Mary Alderson 21-20. Ballaugh player Mary Simmonds made sure there was no whitewash by winning her game 21-10.
Mooragh Park A defeated Breagle 109-63 (4-2) with Breagle fielding only five players. Janet Monk and Vicky Lloyd-West were on top form for Mooragh winning 21-5 and 21-4 respectively. Joyce Henry and Gwen Tuck won for the away side.
Douglas played South Ramsey at the Villa. Douglas were one short and giving away 21 points was the difference in the match as Douglas lost by only eight chalks. Patsy Rush top scored for the home side 21-4 along with wins from Kath King and Elaine Vincent. The final score was 86-94 (3-3)
In the final game held on Tuesday Port Erin scored a full house against Mooragh Park B 126-37.