Weather causes more problems

There seems to be a familiar pattern developing as the weather made things difficult once again in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club.

Three postponements, three Saturdays, all involving two sides, Bits n Bobs and Mooragh Lakers, who now have a bit of catching up and as they are already involved in a re-arranged set of fixtures on Saturday, December 19, the latest group of games will be played in the New Year, on Sunday, January 3.

Just like most other events the decision to call off Saturday’s games was fairly easy, but what a difference a day makes, as the following afternoon’s results went pretty much as expected and included the season’s ninth maximum in almost perfect conditions.

The session involved just three teams and it was Louie’s Angels who came out on top in the opening encounter, after a share of the games against Parkers, as they enjoyed a 20 point winning margin.

Angels kept their momentum going in the next fixture, when they did enough against Castletown Corkers to move up one place in the table and missed out on the season’s ninth maximum by just three points.

That milestone just missed by Angels, was reached in the final six games of the session, as Parkers brushed aside a Corkers outfit who find themselves in the bottom three, just above Govags and stablemates Cannons.

Results for Sunday, December 6: Parkers 95 (3) Angels 115 (3), Angels 123 (5) Corkers 90 (1), Corkers 80 (0) Parkers 126 (6).

The wet weather cleared in time for 24 entrants to compete in one gang of triples in the midweek round robin, from which Bernie McPhee, Doug Allan and Ken Karran emerged as victors.

Second position had to be settled by a roll-up, with Jeff Wilson, Ken Clarke and Terry Bates just pipping Derek Clarke, Derek Cadamy and Mike Skelly.

Subject to things going as planned this weekend, the schedule for the remainder of the month and over the festive period is: Saturday, December 19, fixtures from November 22; the following afternoon, Christmas Tombola and round robin.

Sunday, December 27, round robin; Saturday, January 2, round robin; Sunday, January 3, fixtures from December 5. The Wednesday round robin sessions will be held as normal.