The Indoor Bowls Premier Pairs League was well and truly lit up on November 5th with some sparkling bowls and amazing results with one result in particular seeing Likely Lads rocketing up the League Table.
Likely Lads took on Cheesemakers who until then had a 100% record and with Jimmy Sansom and David Quirk playing really well for Likely Lads they inflicted a 4-0 defeat on Cheesemakers.
Villans also had a good 4-0 win over Jazz while the strong Young Guns pairing of Ben and Tony Dugdale could only get a draw in their match with Spinners. In the other two matches in this league we saw Dragons beat Northern Nomads 4-0 while Radical Heads also pulled off a 4-0 win over Tee Pegs.
These results really opened up the League with any one of the first six teams being in with a chance of picking up the awards at the end of the season as we were left with Cheesemakers and Young Guns on 15 points, Dragons on 14, Likely Lads on 13, Villans on 12 and Radical Heads with 11.
In the Tuesday morning league the leaders Villans took the only 6-0 victory off the day as they beat Early Birds while Ellan Vannin maintained second place despite losing 4-2 to Castletown Crofters who moved up to third place.
The First Division Pairs saw League Leaders Castletown Crofters being held to a draw by PAL but with Terriers losing 3-1 to Orange Peelers the Crofters still maintained the lead followed by Terriers and Orange Peelers.
In the Premier Teams we once more saw some really close matches with QPR just squeezing a 4-2 win over Villans and Spinners also getting a 4-2 win over TBC. There was also wins for Dragons and Ramsey Raiders which left QPR leading the league followed by Dragons and Villans.
In the First Division we have Maxums looking strong favourites to win the league after a 6-0 win over Flat Mats with DNA moving into second place and Bowledly Going Nowhere moving up to third place.
After Friday nights Second Division Pairs we still have Reckless Rollers leading but very closely followed by Odds and Bobs 2 with both being on 18 points with Outcasts in third place on 13 points.
So at the end of yet another good weeks bowling many were looking forward to some fascinating matches in Monday’s Premier Pairs with Likely Lads playing Villans and Dragons playing Young Guns and Cheesemakers playing Spinners with the latter team being more than capable of pulling off a shock result.