This week’s bowls update:
The Indoor Bowls Premier Pairs League saw two of the fancied teams Cheesemakers and Villans meet in a match that was won 4-0 by the Cheesemakers, although this score line did not really reflect the form of the teams as both pairs played well and the match could just as easily have gone to the Villans. Young Guns beat Tee Pegs 3-1 to take second spot in the League, while Orange Peelers beat GLS 4-0, and Northern Nomads drew 2-2 with TOU.
Tuesday Morning League
The Tuesday Morning League saw Villans beat Hillbillies 6-0, Earlybirds lost 4-2 to Onchan Royals, and Cushags beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2. This year’s new team, Smooth Matters, picked up their first points of the season in a 3-3 draw with Thru the Gap and finally Ellan Vannin beat Maxums 5-1.
First Division Pairs
The First Division Pairs saw leaders Spinners still hold on to top spot despite being held to a draw by Unbelievabowls, while the Villa Boys moved into second place by beating Kencoe 4-0, and Enigma went down 3-1 to One in Four.
In the Premier League we had a keenly contested match between TBC and Villans ending in a 6-0 win for Villans with this match seeing some great bowls played by both teams. Cheesemakers beat Saltire 4-2, and Birdies beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2.
First Division Team
There were some close matches in the First Division Teams with Smugglers beating the Odd Balls 4-2, Maxums also having a 4-2 win over Girl Power, CAOS beating Cowley Cannonballs 6-0 and Okay having a 4-2 win over Spinners.
Second Division Pairs
The Final League of the week was the Second Division Pairs and in this the new pairing of Cowley Cannonballs got their first points of the season as they drew with the Sunset Rollers, Reckless Rollers beat Smooth Matters 4-0, Woodbourne Reds beat Girl Power 3-1 and Colonicles drew with Sensibles.
A quick look at the League Tables shows that Cheesemakers lead the Premier Pairs, Villans hold the top spot in the Tuesday Morning League and Spinners are in prime position in the First Division Pairs. The Premier Teams League has Villans in first spot, First Division Teams are led by newcomers CAOS and in the Second Division Pairs we see Sensibles in top spot but they are equal on 6 points with second placed Sunset Rollers.
Finally may I just say how good it is to see the Saturday Round Robin Event being so well supported and becoming a highlight of the week for those who enjoy taking part in what is a friendly, fun event but still played very competitively.