Close battle for the top in First Division Pairs

David Quirk, Muriel Cain and elf

After taking the lead in Week 9 of the First Division Pairs we saw Orange Peelers retain it in Week 10 with a 4-0 win over Huff n Puff but they find themselves in a very close battle with Terriers and Castletown Crofters also winning 4-0 and both ending the evening only one point behind them in second and third place in the League.

In the Premier Pairs League we see Dragons march on at the top and extend their lead over second placed Cheesemakers who were held to a draw by Radical Heads. Young Guns had a 4-0 win over Jazz and the Likely Lads also beat Northern Nomads by the same margin while Spinners and the Tee Pegs played out a 2-2 draw. This then leaves Dragons top on 34 points, Cheesemakers second on 27 points and Likely Lads and Young Guns follow on 25 points.

The Tuesday Morning Teams League saw leaders Villans beat Cushags 4-2 while second placed Maxums showed their strength as they beat Ramsey Raiders 6-0. Ellan Vannin also had a 6-0 victory against Hillbillies while Thru the Gap beat Castletown Crofters 4-2 and Onchan Royals had a convincing 6-0 win over Early Birds. This leaves Villans top of the League with 52 points followed by Maxums on 45 points and Ellan Vannin third on 38 points.

In the Premier Teams League Dragons beat QPR 4-2 while Villans had a 6-0 win over Saltire and TBC beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 with the remaining match seeing Spinners beating Birdies 6-0 which leaves Dragons top on 46 points QPR second on 41 points and Villans third on 36 points.

In the First Division Teams leaders Maxums lost 4-2 to DNA while Oddballs took a 4-2 victory from Odds and Bobs. Smugglers had a 6-0 win over Mann Utd and Bowledly Going Nowhere had a 4-2 win over Castletown Crofters. The outcome of all this is that the league positions stay as last week with the first three being Maxums, DNA and Oddballs.

The Second Division Pairs saw leaders Odds and Bobs 2 manage to take a 4-0 win after a tough battle with Flats Mats with second placed Reckless Rollers having a walkover as Ramsey Raiders couldn’t field a team. Outcasts beat Corrin’s Folly 4-0 and Woodbourne Reds had a 4-0 win over Questionaires. The League positions after this are Odds and Bobs 2 top with 36 points followed by Reckless Rollers on 28 points and Outcasts on 23 points.

Please note
Finally a note to all bowlers that you must get your entries in for the Championships by this coming Sunday 23rd December by putting your names on the list in the NSC Bowls Hall.

On a personal note I would like to see a bigger entry for the Ladies Singles this year as I have been very impressed by the standard of bowling from our Ladies this season so far and if it is at all possible to fit it in I think it would be great to see an Open Singles League started next season in which I think that some of the Ladies would do very well against the Men.