Cheesemakers take clear lead in Premier Pairs

The Cheesemakers pairing of Trevor Quayle and Wayne Roberts moved into a two point lead over Young Guns in the Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Premier Pairs with a strong 4-0 victory over Tee Pegs while the Young Guns could only manage a 2-2 draw with a tough Radical Heads team. In third place are Dragons who played out a 2-2 draw with Spinners.

In the Tuesday Morning Team League we saw the current leaders Villans beat second placed Maxums 4-2 while Ellan Vannin had a 6-0 win over Early Birds to overtake Maxums and move into second place closely followed by Castletown Crofters who took third spot.

It was a successful day for the Castletown Crofters on Tuesday as in the evening they took the League lead with a 4-0 victory over Odds and Bob’s while Terriers beat Huff n Puff 4-0 to move into second place and Enigma dropped to third after being beaten 3-1 by Orange Peelers.

On Wednesday evening the Premier Pairs produced some great bowling and especially the game between Dragons and Villans produced some really high class bowling and despite great bowls from the Villans on the night they were outplayed particularly by Mark McGreal who played some exceptional shots and it was a pleasure to watch this game which ended 5-1 to the Dragons. QPR were beaten 4-2 by the Birdies, Spinners beat Ramsey Raiders 5-1 and Saltire lost 6-0 to TBC. This leaves QPR top with 20 points, Dragons second on 19 points and Villans third with 17 points.

Thursdays First Division Teams saw leaders Maxums beat Smugglers 6-0 and second placed DNA lost 4-2 to Odd Balls who in turn moved up to third.

The final games of the week the Second Division Pairs saw everything closing up at the top with leaders Reckless Rollers being held to a draw by Outcasts and although they stayed top of the League they were joined on fourteen points by Odds and Bobs 2 with Outcasts third on nine points.

The Committee and Members of the Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association were delighted at the performance of member Clive McGreal who was competing in Australia in Lawn Bowls in the World Singles Champion of Champions Event. Playing great bowls Clive got through the Group Stages to the Play Offs where he lost in the Quarter Finals to the Malaysian National Champion. This means that after all the bowls had been played that Clive finished a very creditable sixth out of twenty seven and he should be credited for a tremendous performance.

Also competing in the Ladies Event was Janice Pilling who had some very difficult opponents to play but still won three of her games and performed well to finish twentieth out of twenty six.