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.

Cheesemakers find it tough at the top

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.

Muriel Cain leads the Singles League

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

Hillbillies top the Tuesday Morning League

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.

Dragons take a 5 point lead in the Premier Teams League

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.

New Singles League starts with some big wins

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.

 

Cheesemakers maintain their good form in Premier Pairs

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.

Good start for Cheesemakers in the Premier Pairs

The new Indoor Bowls season started with Cheesemakers showing that they would be a force to be reckoned with in the Premier Pairs as they beat Radical Heads 4-0 with a great show of bowling. The two other matches played in the League also ended with 4-0 results as GLS beat Villa Boys and Tee Pegs beat Villans.

In the Tuesday Morning League the reigning Champions Villans beat new team Bushwackers 4-2, Onchan Royals had a 6-0 victory over Thru the Gap and another new team Jacks on a Roll lost 4-2 to Cushags while Early Birds beat Hillbillies  4-2 and Ramsey Raiders beat Maxums with the same scoreline.

The First Division Pairs saw a promising start for favourites TOU who beat Enigma 4-0 and also having a good start were last seasons runners up Spinners who had a 4-0 victory over 1 in 4. The remaining two matches both ended in 2-2 draws with OK drawing with Super Hoops Terriers and Ramsey Wallys also drawing 2-2 with the Officials.

In the Wednesday evening, Premier Teams League we saw last years winners Villans beat DNA 6-0 while Saltire put up a spirited fight against Dragons before eventually going down 4-2. Cheesemakers drew 3-3 with Bay City Bowlers and Birdies took a 4-2 victory against Ramsey Raiders.

In the first Division Teams, we saw a great start from new team Ramsey Wallys as they showed good form to beat OK 6-0 while Oddballs also put up a strong performance to beat Cowley Cannonballs with a 6-0 scoreline and a close encounter between Optimists and Smugglers saw the latter team eventually run out with a 4-2 victory. In the remaining match of the night, we saw Maxums beat CAOS 6-0.

The new Friday Afternoon Pairs League was well supported with a turnout of ten teams and in this, we saw Dragons put on a good performance to beat High Jacks 4-0 while last years Second Division Pairs winners Sunset Rollers drew 2-2 with OK. Celtic Thunder beat Southpaws 4-0 while Cowley Cannonballs and Woodbourne Reds drew 2-2 and in the remaining game we saw Powered by Prosecco and Low Rollers play out the third 2-2 draw of the afternoon.

This then has seen the start of all Leagues except the Friday Night Mixed Singles League which is due to start on Friday the 23rd October and I have still to see the list of those competing in this but hope to preview it next week.

Eric Stanley

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death on 8th October of Eric Stanley who was a regular competitor in both Over 60’s Crown Green Bowling and Indoor Bowling. Eric will be remembered by many for the twinkle in his eye and his ‘wicked’ sense of humour but he also was one half of a formidable pairing with Tony Epifani in the Pairs Competitions in Indoor Bowls and they were the losing finalists in the Isle of Man Indoor Pairs Championship only a couple of years ago. Eric will be missed by so many in both Indoor Bowls and Crown Green Bowling.

Indoor Bowls start for the Winter Season

Monday 5th October saw the start of a new season of Indoor Bowling with one League dropped from the schedule but two new Leagues added. The Friday night Pairs Second Division League has been left out and replaced with a Friday afternoon Pairs League and the vacant Friday slot sees the start of an Open Singles Competition.

For this week I will look ahead to the new season and put my head on the block and tip my favourites for the League wins.

Premier Pairs

I start with the Premier Pairs and it would be foolish not to tip last years winners Young Guns but I have a feeling that this year the  Cheesemakers will push them very hard and could possibly end up stealing their glory. Also somewhere in the mix, I expect to see Villans and Tee Pegs and possibly GLS could be up there mixing it with them.

Tuesday Morning League

The Tuesday Morning League sees the winners for the last three years Villans start as favourites and the addition of Phil Kerruish to their squad will add more strength in depth. Onchan Royals, however, have a very strong squad which has been reinforced with the addition of Muriel Cain and they are certainly in with a shout as I think are Ramsey Raiders.

Premier Team

In the Premier Team League, I would once again tip the last year’s winners Villans but I can see Dragons and Cheesemakers pushing them all the way to the winning post.

First Division Pairs

The First Division Pairs will see TOU as favourites for the win but I feel that Spinners who were last years runners up will be trying to eventually get the League win and as an outside bet I would be looking at two new teams the Officials and Ramsey Wallys as they both contain experienced and capable bowlers.

First Division Team

In the First Division Team, I think the winners will be either Spinners or Maxums and again I tip new team Ramsey Wallys to be somewhere in the running because of the quality of their bowlers although Smugglers and CAOS can’t be ruled out.

Friday Pairs

The new Friday afternoon Pairs Leagues will start with last years Second Division Pairs Winners the Sunset Rollers certainly in with a chance as is Cowley Cannonballs but, to be honest, there so many new teams in this that I find it hard to tip a winner.

Friday Singles

The Friday night Singles League is starting a little later in the season so I will wait until I see the final line up before I make any predictions on this.

I end this week by wishing everyone good luck for the season and most importantly that they enjoy their bowling.