Still awaiting a maximum
The second weekend of action in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club took place over two sunny dry afternoons and although early pacesetters Seven-Up came very close with the highest total to date, the league still awaits their first maximum score.
All teams have now fulfilled at least two fixtures with the final four entering the fray on Saturday and the surprise package of the session was last season’s bottom side, Beachcombers, who came away with an average of 77.5.
They began by pushing Louie’s Angels all the way only to miss out by just three points, before recording a great five games to one success over Castletown Cannons, dropping just six points in the process.
An all-Castletown affair opened proceeding for two southern teams and it was Corkers who came out on top with an 81-60 scoreline; however they couldn’t repeat that success and lost out to Louie’s Angels and suffered the lowest total to date in their second outing.
Sunday’s action began with last year’s champions Incredabowls, taking on Seven-Up, one of the main threats to their crown, and it was the latter who stole the advantage winning by nine points to help establish an early gap of 21 over their rivals.
Also competing were new side Spare Parts, but they missed out in the closest of outcomes against Govags, going down 62-63. Meanwhile the final two fixtures of the weekend saw Incredabowls record a score over 80 to occupy second spot on average behind Seven-Up, who themselves dropped just two points in a comfortable win over Spare Parts.
Wednesday afternoon’s round robin session was interrupted by a heavy hail shower but didn’t stop the 43 entrants completing the first midweek session of the season.
The yellow group was played as triples and was won by Victor Corlett, George Brew and Dee Lewis with second going to Louis Callister, Bernard Thackrah and Sefton Dent; the black jack section was also triples with the victors being Les Halsall, Hazel Hughes and Ann Rooney; ahead of Bob Berry, Terry Moore and Sylvia Kennaugh.
Doubles was the order of the day for the red section and the winners were Doug Allan and Alan Moore, with the runners-up being Voirrey Curphey and Trish Bull. Once again all players are urged to sign-in on time as entries close at 1pm prompt – no exceptions.