League players through 100 barrier
Like chalk and cheese is the only way to describe the weather over the latest two days of the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter League Bowling Club, with the Saturday gang playing on a fantastic afternoon, while the Sunday participants got a soaking for their troubles.
Over 100 players have now taken part in the league, with some of those making the most of the great conditions on the first day. RBM began with an 80 plus score in a victory over Erin Porters, they then shared the spoils in a 75-all against Parkers, improving their average to 74.3 in the process.
Also in action were Bits n Bobs, but they struggled against Parkers in their opener as their opponents gained maximum points from the five games, due to being a player missing. A situation Parkers rectified in time for their later encounter.
Bits then lost out to the team directly above them, as the Porters recorded their first success to hang onto ninth position; Bits n Bobs however slipped down a place following results the following day.
Sunday afternoon saw two teams win both their games and each move up a place in the table for their efforts.
Incredabowls are now second after they dropped just one point when they overcame Castletown Corkers; then followed with an 86-58 victory against Beachcombers, who were just one place behind them in the standings.
Also ‘enjoying’ the horrendous conditions were Spare Parts who began with their highest tally so far, a score of 83 against Beachcombers; they then sneaked home by just two points in a hard fought encounter with the weather and Castletown Corkers.
An entry of 34 took part in the midweek round robin and were safely on their way back home before yet another wet Wednesday kicked-in. Emerging as winners of the doubles section were Derek Clarke and David Galbraith, followed in second by Viv Rush and Ann Rooney. Third was taken by Derek Cadamy and Mavis Franks.
The remainder played triples with the victors being Rosie Winckle, Doug Allan and Peter Daugherty, next were Derek Allen, Erwin Gelling and Les Halsall, with third spot being occupied by Rita Callister, Dee Lewis and Trish Bull.
With the league fixtures all up-to-date a round robin session is planned for this Sunday, November 24, start 1pm prompt, weather permitting. Also members can now enter the Christmas Tombola which is on sale at club sessions.