The Year of the Dragon

Muriel Cain winner of the singles league
Muriel Cain winner of the singles league

The Isle of Man Indoor Bowls League was sadly brought to a premature end by Lockdown number three as when that is over there will be no time to play the remaining fixtures before the outdoor season starts, so the Leagues have been calculated as of 2nd February with the few remaining games being counted as a draw.

In this report then I will look at the final League Tables and the top three positions in these. While in China it is the Year of the Ox in the Indoor Bowls it has been the Year of the Dragon with the Dragons Teams winning all the three Leagues they competed in.

In the Premier Pairs, we saw the Dragons pairing of Clive and Mark McGreal win with 44 points followed by Trevor Quayle and Wayne Roberts playing as Cheesemakers with 40 points and in third place we had the Villans pairing of Paula Garrett and Phil Kerruish with 32 points.

The Premier Teams League was again won by the Dragons with 64 points and in second place were Bay City Bowlers with 58 points and in third place were Cheesemakers with 55 points.

The Dragons also won the newly formed Friday Afternoon Pairs League and this time Clive McGreal was paired with wife Bernice and amassed 60 points while the second placed High Jacks scored 46 points and they were followed in third place by the Sunset Rollers with 40 points.

In the popular Tuesday Morning Teams League the Villans who have been unbeatable for the last three years had to settle for second place to the newly formed team of Bushwhackers consisting of Paul Cowley, Kay McKiernan and Clive McGreal. Bushwhackers topped the League with 83 points followed by Villans on 75 points and Ramsey Raiders on 70 points.

In the First Division Pairs, we saw the Points Make Prizes pairing of Mike Ashmole and Colin Brown take the league win with 49 points followed by TOU on 45 points and the Officials on 44 points.

The First Division Teams League was won by another of this season’s new entrants the Ramsey Wallys, this team made up of Chas Grills, Stefan Kelly and Alan Moore took first place with 75 points followed by the Spinners on 59 points and OK finished third with 49 points.

In the Friday Night Singles League, we saw the ever consistent Muriel Cain take the win being the only player to win every one of her eleven games and end with a total of 33 points. In second place was Paul Cowley with 28 points and third was John Kewley with 24 points.

That then ends a somewhat different season but everyone who took part truly appreciates the fact that we were able to play when in many other places it was not possible to do so. The premature finish also means that this year’s Championships have also been cancelled and hopefully next season will see us being able to play an uninterrupted season.

I close this report by wishing everyone good luck for the outdoor bowling whether it be in Lawn Bowls or Crown Green Bowling and hope to see you all back in the NSC Bowls Hall next season.

2020 – 2021 leagues and championships cancelled

With today’s covid news, the Committee has reluctantly agreed to cancel the remainder of the indoor season.

The Championships are also cancelled.

The final league positions will be fixed as of today with all remaining matches being considered draws.

The AGM will (hopefully) go ahead as planned on Sunday 28th March at 5 pm and I will be sending the paperwork out soon.

The NSC has confirmed that they will close at 4 pm today, so anyone needing to collect equipment from lockers must go before then. The anticipated opening date is 24th March though that may change.

So sorry to have to pass on this news but please stay safe and look forward to better times.

It’s tight at the top in the First Division Pairs League

The Dragons, winners of the premier team league, pictured with IOMIBA President, Win Kewley
The Dragons, winners of the premier team league, pictured with IOMIBA President, Win Kewley

We start this week’s Indoor Bowls Report with the First Division Pairs League which promises an exciting battle for the top spot which could go down to the very last match on Tuesday 16th March. In the latest round of matches we saw leaders Points Make Prizes take a 4-0 win against OK while second placed TOU beat Super Hoops Terriers 3-1 and the third placed Officials won 4-0 against Enigma. Ramsey Wallys drew 2-2 with Spinners and Kencoe and 1 in 4 also drew 2-2. This sees Points Make Prizes hold on to first place with 41 points while TOU are second with 39 points and the Officials are third on 38 points.

In the Tuesday Morning League we saw leaders Bushwhackers beat Jacks on a Roll 5-1 and second placed Villans beat Cushags 4-2 while the third placed team Ramsey Raiders went down 4-2 to Early Birds. Maxums and Thru the Gap ended in a 3-3 draw and Onchan Royals beat Hillbillies 5-1. The end result of this is that Bushwhackers retain the lead on 74 points followed by Villans on 66 points and Ramsey Raiders on 64 points.

In the Friday afternoon Pairs League we saw the leaders Dragons take a 4-0 victory against Sunset Rollers and second placed High Jacks beat Powered by Prosecco also 4-0 while Celtic Thunder drew 2-2 with Low Rollers. In the remaining matches Cowley Cannonballs and OK drew 2-2 with Southpaws and Woodbourne Reds also playing out a 2-2 draw. Dragons now are clear at the top on 50 points followed by High Jacks on 38 points and Cowley Cannonballs on 32 points.

The Singles League saw Andy Foster beat Michelle Cowley 23–8 and Mike Moyer lose 23-3 to John Kewley while Rob Mathews beat Win Kewley 14-7 . In the remaining game of the night Mike Ashmole beat Gary Lenton 15-11 while Paul Cowley had a walkover because unfortunately Edward Carlyle is still out of action with a shoulder injury. This leaves Muriel Cain top on 27 points followed by Paul Cowley on 25 points and John Kewley on 24 points.

In the final night of the Premier Teams Competition we saw the Dragons Team who had already sealed the League win play Bay City Bowlers in a game that was won 4-2 by the latter team. Cheesemakers beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 and Villans beat Saltire 5-1 while in the final game of the night DNA lost 5-1 to Birdies. The final league positions then are Dragons as Champions on 64 points followed by Bay City Bowlers on 58 points and Cheesemakers on 55 points.

This week also saw a preliminary round of the Island Indoor Bowling Pairs Championship and in that we saw reigning Champions Dee Lewis and David Quirk eliminated as they lost to Muriel Cain and Marcia Pearson, Pauline Cowley and Mary Manuja beat Jim and James Teare and the highly tipped pairing of Clive and Mark McGreal beat Colin Brown and Mike Ashmole.

Dragons take second League Title

In this week’s Premier Team Competition we saw Dragons seal their second League win of the season as they beat Cheesemakers 4-2. Bay City Bowlers beat Birdies 6-0, Villans lost 4-2 to Ramsey Raiders and Saltire and DNA drew 3-3. So with one week left to go in this league, we see Dragons now with an unassailable lead on 62 points followed by Bay City Bowlers on 54 points and Cheesemakers on 51 points.

The First Division Teams League saw Ramsey Wallys march on at the top by defeating Maxums 6-0 while Spinners also had a 6-0 win against Smugglers and in a close fought match OK just managed to take a 4-2 win against Optimists. The remaining match of the night saw Cowley Cannonballs beat Caos 4-2 and at the end of the night it was Ramsey Wallys who still held top spot on 60 points with Spinners in second place on 45 points and in third place we now have Optimists on 35 points.

In one of this seasons, new competitions the Friday Afternoon Pairs we had leaders Dragons digging deep to come through in the final stages of each game to beat OK 4-0 second placed High Jacks winning 4-0 against South Paws and Low Rollers and Cowley Cannonballs drew 2-2. The remaining two matches saw Celtic Thunder beat Woodbourne Reds 4-0 and Powered by Prosecco and Sunset Rollers drew 2-2. This leaves Dragons at the top with 46 points followed by High Jacks on 34 points and Sunset Rollers with 31 points.

Friday’s Singles League saw Muriel Cain retain her lead as she beat Andy Foster 16 -12, Paul Cowley beat Rob Mathews 13 – 7 and Win Kewley beat Pauline Cowley 20 – 11. Unfortunately, as Edward Carlyle has sustained an injury his opponent Mike Moyer received a walkover and in the remaining match we saw Mike Ashmole beat Michelle Cowley 13 – 9. This leaves Muriel Cain in first place with 27 points while we now have a new second placed player in Paul Cowley on 22 points with John Kewley third on 21 points.

In the Tuesday Morning League, the leaders Bushwhackers were beaten 6-0 by Ramsey Raiders while second placed Villans closed the gap between them by beating Earlybirds 6-0. In the remaining matches Cushags beat Hillbillies 4-2, Jacks on a Roll beat Thru the Gap 4-2 and Maxums lost 4-2 to Onchan Royals. The outcome of this is that Bushwhackers still lead on 69 points, Villans are second on 62 points followed by Ramsey Raiders also on 62 points.

The First Division Pairs saw leaders Points Make Prizes draw 2-2 with Spinners while unfortunately Ramsey Wallys were unable to field a team and conceded their match to TOU. Enigma took a 4-0 win against OK, Superhoops Terriers lost 4-0 to Kencoe and the Officials had a 4-0 win against 1 in 4. In the lead we still have Points Make Prizes on 37 points with TOU now second on 36 points followed by Ramsey Wallys and the Officials both on 34 points.

Dragons on course for a triple win

Dragon pairing of Clive and Mark McGreal, with the IOMIBA president and the Pairs trophy
Premier Pairs winners Clive and Mark McGreal with President Win Kewley

After the lay off for lockdown Dragons who have already sealed the Premier Pairs title are on target to take the Premier Team and Friday Afternoon Pairs wins also. In the Premier Team Competition played on Wednesday 3rd February Dragons took a 5-1 win from Saltire while Cheesemakers also beat DNA by the same 5-1 scoreline. In the remaining games, Villans beat Birdies 6-0 and Bay City Bowlers lost 4-2 to Ramsey Raiders. This means that Dragons lead with 42 points followed by Cheesemakers who are second on 37 points with Villans third on 31 points.

With the Thursday night, First Division Team League being postponed due to a Flood Warning leading to the closure of the NSC the next matches were in the Friday Afternoon League where Dragons held on to their top place by drawing 2-2 with High Jacks. Sunset Rollers lost 4-0 to Low Rollers, Celtic Thunder and Southpaws drew 2-2 and Powered by Prosecco lost 4-0 to Cowley Cannonballs. In the remaining match, Woodbourne Reds were unable to fulfil the fixture so OK had a 4-0 walkover meaning that Dragons lead on 42 points followed by High Jacks on 30 points and Sunset Rollers and OK both on 29 points.

In the Singles League, we saw leader Muriel Cain beat Mike Ashmole 18 -3, Gary Lenton take a 14 – 12 win against John Kewley and Win Kewley beat Andy Foster 14 – 11, Paul Cowley beat Pauline Cowley 30 – 3 and Rob Mathews took the points from Edward Carlyle. This leaves Muriel Cain top on 24 points followed by John Kewley on 21 points and Paul Cowley on 19 points.

Monday of this week saw the last night of the Premier Pairs League and top team the Dragons were held to a 2-2 draw by GLS while Villans lost 3-1 to Cheesemakers and Young Guns beat Tee Pegs 4-0. In the remaining match of the night, we saw Villa Boys go down 4 – 0 to Radical Heads which left the final League positions as Dragons being Premier Pairs League Champions with 44 points followed by Cheesemakers on 40 points and Villans in third place on 32 points.

In the Tuesday Morning League, the leaders Bushwhackers beat Hillbillies 4-2 and second-placed Villans drew 3-3 with Maxums and Early Birds beat Jacks on a Roll 4-2. In the remaining matches, Ramsey Raiders took a 4-2 win against Thru the Gap and Cushags and Onchan Royals drew 3-3 with all this meaning that Bushwhackers maintain their lead on 69 points with Villans second on 56 points and Ramsey Raiders third but also on 56 points.

The First Division Pairs saw leaders Points Make Prizes draw 2 – 2  with second-placed Ramsey Wallys while third-placed Spinners also drew with the Officials and OK lost 4-0 to TOU. A close match between Super Hoops Terriers and 1 in 4 ended in a 2-2 draw while in the remaining match of the night we saw the Enigma pairing of Win Kewley and Pam Makin put on a strong performance to beat Kencoe 4-0. The end result of all this is that Points Make Prizes still lead on 35 points with Ramsey Wallys second on 34 points and Spinners are third on 31 points.

Finally, may I remind everyone that the Championship entries must be in by Saturday the 13th of February.

Top Teams slip up in First Division Pairs

In this weeks report we will start with the First Division Pairs as that was the League that provided some shock results with two of the top teams suffering ‘post lockdown blues’ as they suffered defeats. The long time leaders Ramsey Wallys were beaten 3-1 by seventh placed Kencoe while third placed  Officials suffered a 4-0 defeat to sixth placed TOU. There were no slip ups however by second placed Points Make Prizes as they defeated Enigma 4-0 while Super Hoops Terriers beat OK 4-0 and 1 IN 4 lost 3-1 to Spinners. The outcome of this is that Points Make Prizes now move into the lead on 33 points followed by Ramsey Wallys on 32 points and Spinners move into third place on 29 points. This leaves us looking forward to some great bowls next week when Points Make Prizes meet Ramsey Wallys in a match that could again see changes in the leading positions.

In the Premier Pairs we saw the leaders Dragons held to a 2-2 draw by Villans while the second placed Cheesemakers pairing of Trevor Quayle and Wayne Roberts beat Villa Boys 3-1. A close match between Tee Pegs and Radical Heads ended in a 2-2 draw while in the remaining match of the night we saw GLS and Young Guns also play out a 2-2 draw. This means that Dragons still hold the lead on 42 points followed by Cheesemakers on 37 points and in third place are Villans on 31 points. This means then that with only one more round of matches left in this competition that Dragons have won the League as they cannot now be caught by the second placed team and congratulations must go to the father and son Dragons pairing of Clive and Mark McGreal for a job well done.

The only other League to have been played post lock down at the time of writing this report is the very popular Tuesday Morning Teams competition and in this we saw leaders Bushwhackers maintain their lead as they beat Earlybirds 6-0 while second placed Villans ran out 4-2 winners in a close match with Onchan Royals and third placed Ramsey Raiders beat Jacks on a Roll 6-0. In the two remaining games Maxums beat Hillbillies 6-0 and Thru the Gap had a 6-0 walkover as Cushags were unable to field a team. Bushwhackers then retain their lead and are now looking favourites for the League win as they have 65 points followed by Villans on 53 points and Ramsey Raiders on 52 points.

Finally for this week may I just remind all players the 2021 Championships are due to start at the beginning of March so please get your names on the Entry Lists in the Bowls Hall should you wish to compete in these.

First defeat for the Ramsey Wallys

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.

 

 

Shock results in the First Division Pairs

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.

Dragons extend their lead in the Friday Afternoon Pairs

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.

 

It’s tough at the top

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.