Close battle at top of Singles League

The highlight of the early part of the new Indoor Bowls Season is the tight battle for top spot in the Singles League where after the first three matches we have the first six players all having six points. In last weeks games we saw Gordon Corrin beat Win Kewley 20-7, Gordon Drinkwater beat John Kewley 10-0 and in a tight match Marilyn Ellison beat Alan College 12-11. In the remaining two matches Shirley Corrin beat Marcia Pearson 16-9 and in another close game Glynis Drinkwater lost 13-14 to Mike Ashmole. This means that Muriel Cain leads the League with six points and she is followed by Shirley Corrin, Gordon Corrin, Glynis Drinkwater, Gordon Drinkwater and Mike Ashmole also with six points.

In the Premier Pairs League Ramsey Raiders lost 0-4 to Cheesemakers, Spinners beat Blues Brothers 4-0 and Officials lost 1-3 to Tee Pegs. The remaining two matches saw Villa Boys draw 2-2 with Villans and GG’s lose 1-3 to Northern Lights with all this leaving Cheesemakers top with four points followed by Northern Lights and Tee Pegs who both have five points.

The Tuesday Morning League saw Hillbillies beat Onchan Royals 4-2 in a close match and Castletown Crofters lose 0-6 to Villans. Maxums beat the Bowling Stones 6-0 and Vee 3’s lost 2-4 to Early Birds meaning that at this early stage of the season that Onchan Royals are in first place with ten points followed by Villans also with ten points and in third place are Hillbillies with eight points.

In the First Division Pairs League a strong performance from LIV Bowls saw them beat Generations 4-0 while 1 in 4 beat Us2 with a score of 3-1 and How we Role beat Enigma 4-0. Castletown Crofters drew 2-2 with TOU and a 4-0 win for Douglas Old Boys against Tinjo saw Generations move into top place in the League with eight points followed by How we Role also on eight points with 1 in 4 in third place with six points.

In the Premier Teams League we saw Ramsey Wallys beat Villans 6-0, Saltire lost 2-4 to Birdies and Spinners lost 2-4 to Cheesemakers. This means that Ramsey Wallys are in first place with eleven points followed by Cheesemakers on eight points and Birdies on five points.

The First Division Teams League saw Moorganites lose 1-5 to Crown Greeners while in a very tight match Bowlistics lost 2-4 to Optimists and Castletown Crofters beat Maxums 4-2. This leaves Castletown Crofters top of the League with ten  points followed by Crown Greeners on nine points and in third place are Optimists with six points.

Newcomers to Indoor Bowls this season the GG’s have made a good start in the Friday Afternoon Pairs and they moved to top of the league with a 2-2 draw against High Jacks which set of a pattern of draws with Top Dogs drawing with Crown Greeners, Woodbourne Reds drawing with Tinker and Bell and finally the match between Rejects and Celtic Thunder was also drawn 2-2. All this means that GG’s are top with six points followed by Rejects also on six points and in third place are Top Dogs on five points.