Withers & Dunn Win Keenan 4’s

Saturday 2nd September saw 28 pairs travel to sunny Ballaugh for the Keenan Mens Fours.

At the quarter final stage visitors Andrew White & Lee Whittle (Two Gates) took on Bryan Corner (South Ramsey) & Brian Colquitt (North Ramsey). A close game with the Ramsey men taking the win 21-17. Steven Waters (North Ramsey) & Fraser Rigg (Netherfield) were up against home greeners John Maddrell & John Keenan. Again a close one with a score of 21-17 to the newly formed pairing of Waters & Rigg. Ian Johnson & John Colebourne (Chesterfield) took on Marown pair Colin Kelly & Juan Killip. Just off the boat, Johnson & Colebourne took a 21-17 win. And the last quarter final saw Paul Dunn & Neil Withers (Marown) against Mike Spooner (Ballaugh) & Paul Moore (Noble’s) 21-13 in favour of the Marown pair.

The semi-finals saw a close win for Dunn and Withers over visiting pair Johnson & Colebourne 21-17, along with a 21-13 win for Rigg & Waters over Colquitt & Corner.

The final, played in scorching sunshine, was a little one sided. But none the less enjoyable for those who stayed to watch. Dunn and Withers straight away scored a four on the first end, with two’s following. Waters & Rigg battled on with three singles, before Dunn and Withers took two more doubles to take the game 21-10.

John Keenan the sponsor of the competition, presented the trophy and thanked the ladies in the kitchen, and Julie Reilly for running the comp. Neil thanked all his fellow bowlers for a great days bowling, and everyone at Ballaugh for hosting the competition.

Report by Julie Reilly.