Town Strengthen Grip In Title Race
Castletown A increased their lead at the top of the Ladies League notching up their 13th win on the trot beating Port Erin 177-112 (8-1). Kath Kinley, Heike Perry, Marie Ashurst and Tracy Moore all performed well winning to single figures. Port Erin’s sole winner was Jean Thackrah who beat Hilary Kermode 21-9.
South Ramsey slipped 20 points back despite an away win to Mooragh Park with the match ending 136-157 (5-4). Mooragh got the better of the games on the night but South Ramsey won three games to single figures, including Elaine Moore 21-1 and Jenny Moore 21-4, giving them the superior points difference on the night. Shannon McMullan was top scorer for Mooragh winning 21-6 with wins also for Janet Monk, Vicky Lloyd-West, Victoria Johnson and Ellie Cowell.
Marown, who due to unforeseen circumstances on the night were a player short, hosted Champions Port St Mary. Port St Mary put in a fine away performance to take the match 117-165 (2-7) with top scorers Jayne Kneen winning 21-8 and Kellie-Maddrell Reeve winning 21-7. Marown’s Philippa Taylor performed brilliantly to defeat Margaret Tasker 21-5 whilst Elaine Dewhurst also won against Trish Bull 21-13.
Peel Sunset welcomed Onchan to Sunset City and whilst the games finished a close 5-4 the overall result saw Peel win by 51 chalks. Strong home performances from Sue Jones, Joyce Kelly, Mary Moffatt and Pat Robertson who all won to single figures with Shirley Corrin also winning. Onchan’s Wendy McDowell and Dee Lewis both hung on to win 21-20 with Jo Smith and Maureen Payne also winning. The final score 169-118 (5-4)
Purt Le Moirrey defeated Douglas 155-128 (5-4) with the away team unfortunately having to concede a walkover. Mavis Franks top scored for the home team winning 21-3 with wins also from Linda Dawson, Edwina Reid and Debra Cooper. Douglas winners on the night were Paula Garrett who won 21-1, Brenda Williams, Jan Osborne and Muriel Cain.
Ballaugh defeated Castletown B 159-132 (6-3) despite having to concede a game with being a player short. Pat Mason, Gill Dixon and Jayne Teare won their games to single figures with Shirley Watling, Voirrey Oates and Diane White also winning. Barbara Young and Elaine McElroy won for the away team.
After round 18 Castletown lead the way on 2885 holding a 43 point lead over South Ramsey. Port St Mary, who have a game in hand, sit 122 points behind Castletown but will look to close that gap further before their crucial catch up game. Nobles drop to fourth following their sit out this week and remain on 2613.