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.