Town Whitewash Marown C

Week four of league fixtures took place in Canada Life International Sponsored Division One on another blustery Monday evening.

Castletown A picked up the only whitewash this week as they beat Marown C 10-0 at the Crofts, with the Town men picking up more points in Monday’s fixture than they had previously all season, going from nine points to 19 points to help their cause, whilst leaving the Crosby men three points adrift at the bottom.

Port St Mary A came away from Crosby following their game against Marown A with an 8-2 defeat, however the result could have been worse and better for both teams with the home team winning three close games and losing out in two close games. Big wins arrived from Colin Kelly, Peter Jones, and Dean Kipling. The close games won for Marown were Glenn Boland winning 21-18 against Wayne Roberts, with the latter leading 18-13 only for Boland to run out, Paul Dunn won to the same score against Paul Skelly, whilst Tom Kelly edged home 21-20 against Robbie Cooil. Winning for the visitors were Trevor Quayle 21-20 against Paul Kelly, with the latter leading 18-13, whilst Dan McCabe inflicted a second league defeat of the season on Neil Withers 21-18.

South Ramsey A safely seen off Marown B to pick up their biggest win of the season with a 9-1 home victory. Phil Kelly spared the whitewash with a 21-13 win over Stefan Kelly.

Peel A beat Douglas A 7-3 at home, with Pip Pemberton ‘pipping’ Paddy Murphy 21-20 in the closest game of the night, with the home team winning two games to single figures.

Onchan A recorded an 8-2 home win over North Ramsey A, with the home team also winning two games to single figures. Winning for the visitors were Paul Allison 21-16 over Will Penhallurick, whilst Rob Monk beat Neil Dunwell 21-17.

In Division Two Douglas B and Finch Hill A were the odd teams out on Monday evening, with their match being the only fixture that didn’t finish 7-3, as the Villa men used home advantage to beat the Finch men 8-2.

Peel B were the only away winners in Division Two as they beat Noble’s A 3-7.

Recording home wins were North Ramsey B over Onchan B, Port Erin A won 7-3 against South Ramsey B at Breagle Glen, whilst Ballaugh A just edged the chalks (140-137) at home to Castletown B, as the Town men remain winless and firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.

In Division Three the teams who finished in the top two last season Nobles C (who were the D team) hosted Port St Mary B, with the home team missing out on a 10-0 win by 9 chalks, with defeats to 17,18, and 19 for three of their players.

Nobles B march on at the top as they beat Onchan C 3-7 away from home, with just seven chalks separating the teams (138-145).

An even closer score on chalks arrived as South Ramsey C came away from Ballaugh B with an impressive 2-8 win, as just four chalks separated the teams (157-161) in a high scoring match, with the home team dropping nine chalks as they agonisingly lost three games to 20, one game to 19 and a further two games to 18. The home teams two wins arrived from Gary Griffiths who beat Paul Routledge 21-15, whilst Richard Green got home 21-20 against James Moore. South Ramsey picked up their second away win of the season, as they still await their first win in a home fixture this season.

South Ramsey D suffered a 3-7 home defeat to Peel C (pictured), with the home team picking up their wins from Frank Feeney, Austin Hart, and Alan Moore.

Finishing off the run of away victories in Division Three were Noble’s D who came away from Crosby with a 3-7 victory over Marown D.

In Division Four Ballaugh C head the table following their 8-2 away win over near neighbours Peel D, whilst Noble’s E continue to impress as they picked up their first true win as they beat Castletown C 6-2 on games, also winning the aggregate by 47 chalks (156-109) to seal an 8-2 victory. Rounding off the league action Douglas C beat Finch Hill B 8-2 at the Villa on Tuesday evening.

Port Erin B announced that they had pulled out of the league after struggling to field a team for some time now, this has resulted in all their results being voided. This has result in two teams having a bye each week, with this in mind the competition secretary is looking at options to schedule additional matches.