Week nine of the Indoor Bowling Leagues started with the top two teams in the Premier Pairs Cheesemakers and Young Guns meeting to play out a 2-2 draw while third placed Villans beat GLS 4-0 to close the gap on the leaders. The bottom of the table pairing TOU now seem to be finding some form and they beat Tee Pegs 4-0 while Radical Heads also had a 4-0 victory over Orange Peelers. This then leaves Young Guns on top with 24 points, Cheesemakers in second place on 23 points with Villans third with 21 points.
First Division Pairs
In the First Division Pairs the two top teams marched on as leaders the Villa Boys put in a strong performance to beat Kencoe 4-0 and second placed Spinners played equally as well to beat third placed Unbelieveabowls 4-0 while in the other match of the evening we saw Enigma beat 1 in 4 with a 3-1 result. The league leaders then are still Villa Boys who have 30 points with second placed Spinners on 26 points and Unbelieveabowls on 16 points in third place.
Second Division Pairs
The Second Division Pairs is proving to be a closely contested battle between Reckless Rollers and Sunset Rollers which I feel will go all the way to the end of the season. On this occasion Reckless Rollers didn’t play and Sunset Rollers were pushed hard by Cowley Cannonballs before winning 3-1 while Woodbourne Reds moved onto third place after beating Sensibles 4-0 and Girl Power beat Smooth Matters 4-0. This leaves Reckless Rollers top on 26 points with Sunset Rollers second on the same number of points and Woodbourne Reds third on 19 points.
The Premier Teams saw long time leaders Villans beat Birdies 4-2 while Cheesemakers had a 6-0 victory over Saltire and Ramsey Raiders beat DNA 4-2. With TBC having a bye on the night the league positions then are Villans in number one spot with 40 points, Cheesemakers second on 32 points and TBC third with 26 points.
First Division Team
In the First Division Teams we saw Spinners who have led from the start beat Smugglers 5-1, Odd Balls stayed in second place despite losing 4-2 to Cowley Cannonballs and Okay moved into third place with a 6-0 win over CAOS. The League Table then shows Spinners top on 38 points, Odd Balls second on 30 points and Okay third on 28 points.
Tuesday Morning League
On Tuesday in the Morning League the top placed Villans team beat Ellan Vannin 6-0, Early Birds beat Thru the Gap 4-2 and Hillbillies had a 5-1 win over Smooth Matters. In the remaining matches Cushags beat Maxums 6-0 and Onchan Royals took a 4-2 win over Ramsey Raiders. The leaves Villans top on 49 points with Cushags second on 39 points and Ramsey Raiders third on 33 points.
Last chance to get your championship entries in
I will now end this report by saying that this is now your last chance to get your Championship entries in before by the closing date of 21st December and wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.