Week 11 of the Indoor Bowling Season saw the leading team in the First Division Pairs League the Ramsey Wallys suffer their first defeat as they went down 4-0 to the Officials pairing off Joyce Ogden and Caroline Whitehead. 1 in 4 who had also been in the running for a top spot also went down 4-0 to Points Make Prizes and OK drew 2-2 with Kencoe. A tremendous second game performance from Super Hoops Terriers saw them fight back to draw 2-2 and great form from Enigma saw them win their first game and lead the second game only to lose it after a great end from TOU making the final result 2-2. This sees Ramsey Wallys still lead on 31 points with Points Make Prizes now second on 29 points and the Officials third on 28 points.
In the Premier Pairs another strong performance from leaders Dragons saw them beat Villa Boys 4-0, Cheesemakers drew 2-2 with Radical Heads and good form from Villans saw them beat Young Guns 4-0 while GLS and Tee Pegs drew 2-2. This means that Dragons are top with 38 points with Cheesemakers second on 32 points and Villans third on 26 points.
In the Tuesday Morning League, Bushwhackers beat Maxums 5-1, Thru the Gap lost 6-0 to Villans and Ramsey Raiders beat Onchan Royals 4-2. Hillbillies and Early Birds drew 3-3 in a close match and Jacks on a Roll lost 4-2 to Cushags meaning that Bushwhackers on 44 points hold top place on 53 points with Villans second on 49 points and Hillbillies third on 42 points.
The Premier Teams leaders Dragons beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 in this League with Villans beating DNA 4-2 and Saltire lost 6-0 to Bay City Bowlers. A 4-2 loss for Cheesemakers to Birdies saw them drop into third place with 44 points and Bay City Bowlers moving above them into second place on 46 points and Dragons staying top on 53 points.
In the First Division Teams the League leaders Ramsey Wallys beat CAOS 6-0 while second-placed Spinners lost 4-2 to OK and Cowley Cannonballs beat Oddballs 5-1 and in the final game of the night Optimists beat Smugglers 4-2. The end result of all this is that Ramsey Wallys are top on 48 points with Spinners second on 34 points and Smugglers third on 33 points.
In the Friday Afternoon League the leaders Dragons had a 4-0 walkover against Powered by Prosecco, OK beat Sunset Rollers 3-1 and second-placed High Jacks lost 4-0 to Celtic Thunder. In the remaining two games Woodbourne Reds lost 4-0 to Cowley Cannonballs and in a high scoring game Southpaws and Low Rollers drew 2-2. The runaway leaders after this are Dragons on 40 points followed by Sunset Rollers on 29 points and in the third spot are High Jacks on 28 points.
The week as always finished with the Friday night Singles League where leader Muriel Cain had a bye and second-placed John Kewley beat Michelle Cowley 25-7. A good performance from Rob Matthews saw him beat Michael Moyer 20-8 and Edward Carlyle beat Pauline Cowley 18-5 and in a very tight game, Mike Ashmole beat Win Kewley 15-14. In the final game of the night, Andy Foster lost 18-3 to Paul Cowley which leaves Muriel Cain still in top spot on 21 points followed by John Kewley also on 21 points and in third place is Paul Cowley on 16 points.
So that brings us to the Christmas and New Year break and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year and good bowling for the Year ahead. When we started this Season we were unsure as to whether we would get through to the New Year so I would also like to thank our Government and the people of the Isle of Man for the way that they have handled this pandemic.
In last weeks Indoors Bowls Leagues we saw some shock results in the First Division Pairs with second-placed 1 in 4 being beaten 4-0 by TOU and bottom-placed OK drawing 2-2 with a third-placed team the Officials. The Points Make Prizes pair of Mike Ashmole and Colin Brown also showed that they are capable of making a late challenge for the League win as they beat Kencoe 4-0 while leaders Ramsey Wallys won 4-0 against Super Hoops Terriers and Enigma lost 4-0 to Spinners. This means that Ramsey Wallys maintain their lead on 31 points flowed by Points Make Prizes who have a game in hand and have 25 points while 1 in 4 drops to third place with 24 points.
In the Premier Pairs, we saw leaders Dragons beat Young Guns 3-1, Cheesemakers beat Tee Pegs 4-0 and in a game played between Villans and Villa Boys we saw a 2-2 draw and unfortunately as one of the Radical Heads Pair was too late arriving their opponents GLS claimed the game and took a 4-0 walkover. Dragons then still lead with 34 points and in second place are Cheesemakers on 30 points followed by Villans on 22 points.
The Tuesday Morning League saw leaders Bushwhackers beat Cushags 6-0 and Villans also took a 6-0 win against Jacks on a Roll, Ramsey Raiders beat Maxums 5-1 and Onchan Royals beat Early Birds 4-2. In the remaining match, we saw Hillbillies beat Thru the Gap 4-2 which means that Bushwhackers still lead with 48 points followed by Villans on 43 points and in the third spot are Hillbillies on 39 points.
The team ‘on fire’ at the moment are the Dragons in the Premier Teams League who put on a great display to beat Villans 6-0 while Ramsey Raiders lost 4-2 to DNA and a good performance from Saltire saw them beat Birdies 4-2. The one remaining match saw Cheesemakers beat Bay City Bowlers 5-1 leaving Dragons on top spot with 49 points and in second place are Cheesemakers on 42 points and Bay City Bowlers third on 40 points.
Thursday nights First Division Teams League leaders Ramsey Wallys beat Oddballs 5-1, Maxums beat Optimists also 5-1 and OK beat Cowley Cannonballs 4-2. With Spinners having a bye the one remaining match was between Smugglers and CAOS with the latter team winning 4-2. In the top spot, we have Ramsey Wallys on 42 points followed by Spinners on 32 points and Smugglers on 31 points.
The Dragons showed good form in the Friday Afternoon Pairs to beat Woodbourne Reds 4-0, OK beat Southpaws 4-0 and Sunset Rollers beat Celtic Thunder 3-1. A low scoring tussle between Cowley Cannonballs and High Jacks was won 3-1 by the latter team with Low Rollers beating Powered by Prosecco 21-8 which means that Dragons still lead on 36 points with High Jacks second on 28 points and Sunset Rollers third and also on 28 points.
In the Friday Night Singles League leader, Muriel Cain beat second-placed John Kewley 18-6, and Rob Matthews beat Pauline Cowley 13-9 while Gary Lenton took a 25-7 win against Mike Moyer. A close game between Mike Ashmole and Paul Cowley ended 14-14 and Andy Foster lost 23-3 to Edward Carlyle. The outcome of all this is that Muriel Cain still leads on 21 points, John Kewley is second on 18 points and Gary Lenton is third on 15 points.
The past week in the Indoor Bowls Leagues saw the Dragons pairing of Clive and Bernice McGreal take on the second-placed Sunset Rollers pair of Gordon and Shirley Corrin in the Friday Afternoon Pairs with the Dragons running out 4-0 winners. Low Rollers beat High Jacks 3-1, OK beat Celtic Thunder 4-0, Powered by Prosecco lost 4-0 to Woodbourne Reds and finally, Southpaws and Cowley Cannonballs played out a 2-2 draw. The Dragons now lead with 32 points followed by High Jacks on 25 points and in third place are Sunset Rollers also on 25 points.
In the Premiers Pairs, we once again saw a 4-0 win for leaders Dragons over Radical Heads and second-placed Cheesemakers also had a 4-0 win against GLS while Young Guns and Villa Boys drew 2-2. In the final match of the night Villans beat Tee Pegs 4-0 leaving Dragons still in the lead on 31 points with Cheesemakers second on 26 points and Villans third on 20 points.
The Tuesday Morning League saw leaders Bushwhackers take on second-placed Hillbillies and it was Bushwhackers who ran out 6-0 winners while third-placed Villans beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 and Onchan Royals beat Jacks on a Roll by the same score. Thru the Gap beat Early Birds 6-0 and Maxums beat Cushags 4-2. The outcome of all this is that Bushwhackers retain their leading position on 42 points with Villans second on 37 points and Hillbillies third on 35 points.
The First Division Pairs Leaders Ramsey Wallys found tough opposition in 1 in 4 and this match ended in a 2-2 draw while a strong performance from Kencoe saw them beat the Officials 4-0 and OK and Enigma drew 2-2. In the remaining two games the ever-enthusiastic Super Hoops Terriers pairing of Rob Mathews and Andy Foster played well to beat Points Make Prizes 4-0 and Spinners and TOU drew 2-2. In the top spot, we still have Ramsey Wallys on 27 points followed by 1 in 4 on 24 points and the Officials on 22 points.
In the Premier Teams, the Dragons were too strong for DNA and they ran out 6-0 winners with Bay City Bowlers beating Villans by the same scoreline and Cheesemakers beating Saltire 4-2. In the remaining match of the night, we saw Ramsey Raiders beat Birdies 5-1 and all this means that Dragons lead on 43 points with Bay City Bowlers second on 39 points and Cheesemakers third on 37 points.
Thursday nights First Division Pairs saw leaders Ramsey Wallys having a bye and all four matches played ended up with a 4-2 score. Odd Balls beat Maxums, Smugglers beat OK, Optimists lost to CAOS and Cowley Cannonballs did well to beat Spinners. In top place, we still have Ramsey Wallys on 37 points followed by Spinners on 32 points and Smugglers on 29 points.
In the Singles League, the leader Muriel Cain had a bye and second-placed John Kewley beat his wife Win 16-7, Paul Cowley beat David Quayle 12-10, Edward Carlyle beat Mike Ashmole 15-10 and a very close battle saw Rob Mathews eventually beat Andy Foster 13-12. In the remaining two games Gary Lenton beat Michelle Cowley 18-5 and Mike Moyer beat Pauline Cowley 14-7. This then sees Muriel Cain in first place in the League on 18 points followed by John Kewley also on 18 points and we now see Paul Cowley moving into the third spot on 15 points.
The past week has seen those holding the top spot in the various Indoor Bowling Leagues find the going tough and we now have several new leaders. In the Premier Pairs, we saw leaders Cheesemakers lose 4-0 to Dragons, Young Guns beat Radical Heads 4-0 and Villans lost 3-1 to GLS while Villa Boys lost 3-1 to Tee Pegs. The outcome of this was that Dragons now take over the leading spot on 23 points with Cheesemakers dropping to second place on 22 points and Young Guns are third on 16 points.
In the Tuesday Morning League, we saw first and second-placed Teams Hillbillies and Villans play out a 3-3 draw while third-placed Bushwhackers beat Onchan Royals 6-0 and Jacks on a Roll lost 4-2 to Earlybirds. In the remaining two games, Thru the Gap lost 4-2 to Maxums and Ramsey Raiders beat Cushags 4-2. This means that we now have new leaders in Bushwhackers who have 36 points followed by Hillbillies on 35 points and Villans on 33 points.
In the First Division Pairs, we again saw the leaders lose as Points Make Prizes defeated the Officials 4-0, Ramsey Wallys beat TOU and OK lost 4-0 to 1 in 4. Enigma drew 2-2 with the Super Hoops Terriers and Spinners beat Kencoe 4-0. This again means new leaders with Ramsey Wallys going into first place on 25 points followed by 1 in 4 second on 22 points and the Officials drop to third but also on 22 points.
In the Premier Teams, the Dragons beat Birdies 6-0 while Villans beat Cheesemakers 4-2 and Saltire lost 6-0 to Ramsey Raiders, and in the remaining match, Bay City Bowlers took 4-2 win over DNA. In the lead after this, we have Dragons on 37 points followed by Bay City Bowlers and Cheesemakers both on 33 points.
The First Division Teams saw Ramsey Wallys maintain their lead by beating Smugglers 4-2, OK beat Maxums 4-2, Optimists beat Oddballs 6-0 and Spinners beat CAOS 4-2. This sees Ramsey Wallys still at the top with 37 points, Spinners second on 30 points and Smugglers third with 25 points.
Top Team Dragons carried on with their winning ways in the Friday Afternoon League by beating Southpaws 4-0 while second-placed Sunset Rollers lost 3-1 to High Jacks. OK and Cowley Cannonballs played out a 2-2 draw, Powered by Prosecco beat Celtic Thunder 3-1 and Low Rollers lost 4-0 to Woodbourne Reds. Dragons are in the top spot on 28 points and still in second place are Sunset Rollers with 25 points followed closely by High Jacks on 24 points.
In the Singles League John Kewley lost his unbeaten record as Paul Cowley beat him 24-7 while Muriel Cain kept up her unbeaten record with a 15-7 defeat of Gary Lenton. Andy Foster got his first win of the season by beating Pauline Cowley 14-6 and David Quayle beat Edward Carlyle 15-6. In the remaining two matches Mike Moyer beat Michelle Cowley 12-9 and Mike Ashmole beat Rob Mathews 13-7 meaning that Muriel Cain now has a clear lead at the top on 18 points followed by John Kewley and Mike Ashmole both on 15 points.
Last weeks Indoor Bowling Leagues saw a shock in the Premier Pairs with league leaders Cheesemakers going down 4-0 to the Villa Boys with Shaun Seal and Ian Moore for the latter team playing well in both games. The other matches all ended up as a 2-1 result with Dragons beating Villans, GLS taking a win from Radical Heads and Tee Pegs losing to Young Guns. This leaves Cheesemakers still top on 22 points with Dragons second on 19 points and Villans third on 15 points.
In the Tuesday Morning League Hillbillies beat Onchan Royals 4-2, Bushwhackers beat Jacks on a Roll 4-2 and Maxums beat Early Birds 6-0. In the remaining games Thru the Gap beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 and as unfortunately Cushags couldn’t field a team due to illness Villans got a 6-0 walkover. This leaves Hillbillies top with 32 points, Villans second on 30 points and Bushwhackers third and also on 30 points.
The First Division Pairs saw leaders the Officials have to fight all the way to narrowly beat the Super Hoops Terriers pairing of Rob Matthews and Andy Foster while the second-placed Ramsey Wallys had a comfortable 4-0 win over OK and Kencoe and TOU played out a 2-2 draw. Enigma went down 4-0 to 1 in 4 who are showing good form this season and Points Make Prizes beat Spinners 4-0. In the top spot in the league, we have the Officials on 22 points followed by Ramsey Wallys on 21 points and 1 in 4 on 18 points.
The Premier Teams competition saw Cheesemakers beat Ramsey Raiders 5-1, Dragons beat Villans 4-2, Bay City Bowlers took a 6 -0 win over Birdies and DNA beat Saltire 4-2. In the lead after all this, we have Dragons on 31 points followed by Cheesemakers also on 31 points and in the third spot are Bay City Bowlers on 29 points.
The Thursday nights First Division Teams League saw leaders Ramsey Wallys get a 6-0 walkover when Cowley Cannonballs were unable to field a team and Spinners beat Optimists 5-1. A strong performance from OK saw them beat Oddballs 6-0 and in the final game of the night, we saw Smugglers also take a 6-0 win over Maxums. Ramsey Wallys maintain their top spot on 33 points with Spinners second on 26 points and Smugglers third on 23 points.
The close battle at the top in the Friday Afternoon Pairs continues as leaders Dragons were held to a draw by Cowley Cannonballs and second-placed Sunset Rollers also drew 2-2 with Southpaws. OK beat Powered by Prosecco 4-0, High Jacks and Woodbourne Reds drew 2-2 and Low Rollers lost 4-0 to Celtic Thunder. In first place, we still have Dragons on 24 points with Sunset Rollers in second position also on 24 points and third is High Jacks on 21 points.
In the Singles League, we still have two unbeaten players in Muriel Cain and John Kewley and we saw Muriel beat Michelle Cowley 23 – 7 and John with a strong performance beat Edward Carlyle 16 – 9 while Rob Matthews took his first win of the season with a 16 – 6 win against David Quayle. Pauline Cowley pushed Mike Ashmole all the way before eventually going down 11-9, Andy Foster lost 15 – 9 to Mike Moyer and Gary Lenton beat Win Kewley 14 – 7. This means that Muriel Cain maintains her lead on 15 points followed by John Kewley also on 15 points and Mike Ashmole is third on 12 points.
In the Indoor Bowls Singles League, we saw Muriel Cain take the top place in the competition with a stunning 33-2 defeat of Mike Moyer while leader John Kewley dropped to second place despite beating Rob Matthews 15 -12. David (Rads) Quayle is in third spot after a convincing win over Pauline Cowley and Paul Cowley in only his second year of bowling showed that he is improving rapidly as he beat Gary Lenton 21-9. In the remaining games, Mike Ashmole beat Andy Foster 21-7 and Michelle Cowley beat Win Kewley 16-7.
The Premier Pairs League leaders Cheesemakers beat Tee Pegs 4-0, Villans beat Young Guns 4-0 and in the game between GLS and Dragons, we saw the latter team also win with the same scoreline. In the remaining match, we saw Villa Boys beat Radical Heads 4-0. This means that Cheesemakers retain the lead with 22 points followed by Dragons on 16 points and in third spot are Villans on 14 points.
In the Tuesday Morning League Hillbillies beat Cushags 4-2, Bushwhackers beat Earlybirds 6-0 and Villans beat Thru the Gap 4-2. The remaining games saw Onchan Royals beat Maxums 4-2 and Ramsey Raiders took a 6-0 victory over Jacks on a Roll. This all means that Hillbillies lead with 28 points, Bushwhackers are second on 26 points and Onchan Royals are third with 25 points.
The First Division Pairs leaders the Officials were held to a 2-2 draw by the Enigma Pairing of Win Kewley and Pam Makin, Ramsey Wallys beat Points Make Prizes 3-1 and OK lost 4-0 to TOU. The remaining matches saw I in 4 beat Kencoe 4-0 and Spinners beat Super Hoops Terriers by the same score meaning that the Officials still lead on 18 points, Ramsey Wallys are second on 17 points and in third place are TOU on 14 points.
In the Premier Teams Villans beat Saltire 6-0, Dragons lost 4-2 to Bay City Bowlers and Cheesemakers beat Birdies 6-0. The remaining match of the night saw DNA beat Ramsey Raiders 4-0 which means that Dragons lead on 27 points with Cheesemakers second on 26 points and Bay City Bowlers are third on 23 points.
Smugglers beat Cowley Cannonballs 5-1 in the First Division Teams while OK took a 4-2 win against Optimists and Spinners beat Maxums 4-2 and Ramsey Wallys marched on at the top of the League by beating CAOS 6-0. In second place are Spinners and in third place are CAOS.
In the Friday afternoon Pairs we saw the Sunset Rollers pair of Shirley and Gordon Corrin beat Woodbourne Reds 4-0, Dragons beat OK 4-0 and Low Rollers and Cowley Cannonballs drew 2-2. Southpaws beat Powered by Prosecco 4-0 and Celtic Thunder lost 4-0 to High Jacks. The culmination of this is that Dragons lead with 22 points followed by Sunset Rollers also on 22 points and in third spot are High Jacks on 19 points
The Indoor Bowls Tuesday Morning League has seen the League lead change on a weekly basis over the last few weeks and this week it was Hillbillies who took top spot by beating Jacks on a Roll 6-0 while leaders Villans lost 4-2 to Maxums. Early Birds lost 6-0 to Ramsey Raiders and Thru the Gap lost 6-0 to Bushwhackers and in the remaining game, Onchan Royals beat Cushags 6-0. This sees Hillbillies lead on 24 points followed by Villans with 20 and in third place are Onchan Royals also on 20 points.
In the Premier Pairs we saw leaders Cheesemakers take on second-placed Dragons in a match then ended as a 2-2 draw while Villans beat Radical Heads 4-0, Villa Boys lost 4-0 to Young Guns and Tee Pegs beat GLS 4-0. It is Cheesemakers who retain top spot on 18 points followed by Dragons and Tee Pegs both on 12 points.
The First Division Pairs saw some really close matches and leaders The Officials drew 2-2 with 1 in 4, Points Make Prizes had the same result against TOU and we also saw 2-2 draws between OK and Spinners and Kencoe and Super Hoops Terriers. The final games saw Ramsey Wallys beat Enigma 4-0 which means that in the lead are the Officials pairing of Joyce Ogden and Caroline Whitehead who have 16 points followed by Ramsey Wallys on 14 points and Points Make Prizes are third with 12 points.
In the Premier Teams, we had Bay City Bowlers beating DNA 6-0, Birdies beating Villans 4-2 and Dragons beating Ramsey Raiders 6-0 and in the final game, Cheesemakers took a similar 6-0 win against Saltire. The League is led by Dragons on 25 points with Cheesemakers second on 20 points followed by Bay City Bowlers on 19 points.
A great battle between Spinners and Ramsey Wallys in the First Division Teams League ended all square at 3 – 3, CAOS beat OK 4-2, Cowley Cannonballs lost 4-2 to Maxums and Smugglers beat Oddballs 4-2. The lead in the League is held by Ramsey Wallys on 21 points and in second place are CAOS on 18 points and in third spot are Spinners on 17 points.
The popular Friday Afternoon Pairs League saw the Dragons pairing of Clive and Bernice McGreal stay in top spot by beating Celtic Thunder 4-0, OK drew 2-2 with Low Rollers and Powered by Prosecco lost 4-0 to High Jacks. The remaining games saw Southpaws beat Woodbourne Reds 4-0 and Sunset Rollers also beat Cowley Cannonballs 4-0. Dragons, therefore, are in the lead with 20 points, Sunset Rollers are second on 18 points and High Jacks third with 15 points.
In the Singles League, Gary Lenton suffered his first defeat going down 14-11 to Edward Carlyle and John Kewley moved to the top of the League by beating Pauline Cowley 24-3. Muriel Cain beat Win Kewley 20-6, Mike Moyer lost 12-15 to Mike Ashmole and Paul Cowley beat his wife Michelle 20-7 while in the last game of the night Andy Foster was beaten 14-9 by David Quayle. The League is now led by John Kewley on 9 points followed by Muriel Cain also on 9 points and Gary Lenton on 6 points is in third place.
A convincing 6-0 win for Dragons over Birdies in the Premier Teams League gave them a clear lead over the chasing teams on a night when we saw all the other games have a 4-2 result. Cheesemakers beat DNA, Villans lost to Ramsey Raiders and Bay City Bowlers beat Saltire leaving Dragons top on 19 points, Ramsey Raiders second on 14 points and Villans third but also on 14 points.
In the Premier Pairs, we saw Radical Heads lose 4-0 to Tee Pegs and Cheesemakers beat Young Guns 4-0 while GLS and Villans and Dragons and Villa Boys drew 2-2. This then sees Cheesemakers top the League with 16 points with Dragons who have a game in hand second on 10 points and GLS are third with 9 points.
In the Tuesday Morning League second-placed Villans beat leaders Onchan Royals 6-0, Ramsey Raiders beat Bushwhackers 4-2 and Hillbillies beat Maxums 6-0. In the remaining two matches Jacks on a Roll beat Thru the Gap 4-2 and Cushags beat Early Birds 6-0. Villans now top the League on 18 points followed by Hillbillies also on 18 points and Onchan Royals are fourth on 14 points.
The First Division Pairs saw Points Make Prizes beat OK 4-0, Super Hoops Terriers drew 2-2 with 1 in 4 and a very close match between Enigma and Kencoe was drawn 2-2. There was another 2-2 draw between Ramsey Wallys and Spinners while the Officials marched on with a 4-0 win over TOU. The end result of all this is that the Officials lead with 14 points followed by Points Make Prizes and Ramsey Wallys both on 10 points.
Ramsey Wallys continued their good start in the First Division Teams League with a 4-2 victory over Maxums while Oddballs were beaten 6-0 by CAOS and the Optimists also had a good 6-0 win against Cowley Cannonballs with the final match of the night seeing Spinners also take a 6-0 win against Smugglers. The leaders after this are Ramsey Wallys on 18 points followed by Spinners and CAOS both on 14 points.
The Friday afternoon Pairs saw Dragons continue their good start with a 4-0 defeat of Low Rollers, High Jacks beat Southpaws 4-0 and Cowley Cannonballs beat Celtic Thunder 4-0. In the remaining games, a good performance from Sunset Rollers saw them beat Powered by Prosecco 4-0 and in the remaining game between OK and Woodbourne Reds, it was Darryl Gribbin who sealed a 4-0 win for the latter team with an incredible last bowl. Dragons now are in the top spot with 16 points, Sunset Rollers are second with 14 points and High Jacks third on 11 points.
In the Singles League Mike Ashmole beat David Quayle 16-10 and Win Kewley had a 19-6 win over Mike Moyer while the on form Gary Lenton beat Rob Matthews 20-7. John Kewley beat newcomer Andy Foster 13 – 9, Edward Carlyle 15 – 6 and the ever consistent Muriel Cain won 13 – 10 against Paul Cowley. So after two rounds, the top three are Gary Lenton, John Kewley and Muriel Cain all with 6 points.
I will begin this week with a look at the new Singles League which started with an epic game and also some big score lines in four of the games. The epic battle was between Edward Carlyle and Muriel Cain with Edward taking a good lead in the opening ends but Muriel fought back to make it 11-11 after 11 of the 14 ends and then with one end left Muriel was 13-12 down but not out as she scored a two on the last end to win 14-13. In the remaining games Paul Cowley beat Win Kewley 19-5, Michelle Cowley beat Rob Matthews 12-10, Pauline Cowley lost 4-23 to Gary Lenton, Mike Moyer lost 6-23 to David Quayle and in the final game, John Kewley beat Mike Ashmole 17-6.
In the Premier Pairs GLS beat Young Guns 3-1, Cheesemakers beat Villains 4-0 while newly promoted Villa Boys played well to beat Tee Pegs 4-0 and in the remaining game of the night we saw Dragons beat Radical Heads 4-0. This means that Cheesemakers lead the League with 12 points followed by Dragons on 8 points and GLS on 7 points.
The Tuesday Morning League saw a shock result as new team Jacks on a Roll played exceptionally well to beat reigning Champions Villans 4-2, Thru the Gap beat Cushags 5-1 and Hillbillies beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2. In the remaining two games Bushwhackers beat Maxums 4-2 and Earlybirds lost 4-2 to Onchan Royals which puts the latter team in the lead on 14 points followed by Villans, Hillbillies and Bushwhackers all on 12 points.
The First Division Pairs saw OK lose 4-0 to Kencoe and 1 in 4 had a great 4-0 win over highly tipped TOU while Ramsey Wallys beat Super Hoops Terriers 4-0. The Officials had a convincing 4-0 win over Spinners while Points Make Prizes also had a 4-0 win over Enigma. This means that the Officials lead the League on 10 points followed by TOU and Ramsey Wallys on 8 points.
Wednesday nights Premier Teams League saw Birdies beat DNA 5-1 to go top of the League while Dragons and Cheesemakers played out a 3-3 draw. A tight game between Bay City Bowlers and Villans ended 4-2 to the Villans and Ramsey Raiders beat Saltire 6-0. This means that Birdies are top with 13 points with Dragons second and also on 13 points while Villans are third with 12 points.
In the First Division Teams, we saw League leaders Ramsey Wallys beaten 4-2 by Oddballs while CAOS beat Cowley Cannonballs 5-1 and in a very tight match it was Spinners who eventually beat OK 4-2. The other game saw Maxums and Optimists play out a 3-3 draw with the outcome of all this being that Ramsey Wallys still top the League with14 points and Oddballs are second with 12 points and in third place are Maxums on 9 points.
Finally, we look at the Friday Afternoon Pairs where Dragons made it four wins in a row as they beat Powered by Prosecco 4-0, OK beat Southpaws 4-0 and High Jacks beat Cowley Cannonballs 3-1. Celtic Thunder beat Woodbourne Reds 3-1 while Sunset Rollers took a 4-0 win against Low Rollers. This sees Dragons as League leaders with 12 points with Sunset Rollers second on 10 points and High Jacks third with 7 points.
Week 2 of the Indoor Bowls season saw Cheesemakers once more show good form as they beat GLS 4-0 in the Premier Pairs and it looks as if they have to be the joint-favourites for this League with Dragons who also had a good start to their season by beating Tee Pegs 4-0. Newly promoted Villa Boys played well and Villans had to find their best form to eventually run out 4-0 winners and in the remaining game of the night, Young Guns beat Radical Heads 4-0.
In the Tuesday Morning League, the newly formed Bushwackers team beat Cushags 6-0 while Villans also had a 6-0 victory over Early Birds and we also saw another 6-0 victory as on the day Hillbillies were too strong for Thru the Gap. In the remaining two games we saw Jacks on a Roll lose 4-2 to Maxums and Onchan Royals beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2.
In the First Division Pairs, the Ramsey Wallys drew 2-2 with Kencoe while the Officials played well to beat OK 4-0 and Points Make Prizes managed to pick up two points as they drew with 1 in 4. TOU proved to be too strong for Super Hoops Terriers as they won 4-0 and Enigma and Spinners had a good battle which finished in a 2-2 draw.
The Premier Teams League two of the favoured teams meet with Cheesemakers beating Villans 4-2 while Bay City Bowlers did well to beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 and Dragons showed great form to take a 6-0 victory from DNA. In the remaining match of this closely contested League, we saw Birdies beat Saltire 4-2.
The Thursday night First Division Teams saw new team Ramsey Wallys take their second successive 6-0 win as they beat Optimists and Cowley Cannonballs took a 4-2 victory over OK. Spinners played well to beat Oddballs 4-2 and the final match of the night between CAOS and Smugglers was a very close affair which eventually ended in a 3-3 draw.
In the Friday afternoon Pairs all of the five matches ended with a 4-0 scoreline with OK going down to High Jacks, Cowley Cannonballs beat Powered by Prosecco and Low Rollers lost to Southpaws. Sunset Rollers beat Celtic Thunder and in the final game, Woodbourne Reds played very well but were eventually beaten by Dragons.
This Friday 23rd October sees the start of the new Mixed Singles League and I will tip Muriel Cain to be favourite in this competition but she will not have an easy opening match as she takes on Edward Carlyle. Gary Lenton is also proving to be a much-improved player and he will be hoping to push for the league win as will David (Rads) Quayle. I sincerely hope this new competition goes well and most importantly that everyone enjoys it.