Dragons breathe fire against Cheesemakers

In the latest round of the Copyshop Indoor Bowls League, we saw Dragons set the Premier Teams League alight as they were ‘breathing fire’ to take a 5-1 win against leaders Cheesemakers. Ramsey Wallys beat Saltire 6-0, Bay City Bowlers and Villans played out a 3-3 draw and Ramsey Raiders beat Birdies 6-0. Despite their loss Cheesemakers still top the league with 45 points followed by Ramsey Wallys on 44 points and the Dragons now have 42 points but they have a game in hand over the two teams above them.

The First Division Teams saw leaders Spinners beat second-placed Optimists 4-2, Castletown Crofters beat OK 5-1 and Oddballs lose 0-6 to Team CAOS. The outcome of this is that Spinners lead with 41 points followed by Optimists on 37 points and in third place are Castletown Crofters with 33 points.

As usual, we saw a full NSC Bowls Hall for the Tuesday Morning Teams League and in this, we saw leaders Villans beat Hillbillies 5-1, Ramsey Raiders lost 0-6 to Dragons and Early Birds lost 2-4 to Thru the Gap. In the remaining two matches Onchan Royals beat Jacks On A Roll 4-2 and Castletown Crofters and Maxums drew 3-3. The end result of this is that Villans hold top place with 56 points followed by Dragons with 53 points and Onchan Royals with 47 points.

In the Premier Pairs Young Guns drew 2-2 with Cheesemakers, Blues Brothers lost 0-4 to Villa Boys and the Officials lost 1-3 to Villans. The one remaining match of the evening saw Dragons beat Ramsey Raiders 4-0 which means that Dragons lead on 40 points with Cheesemakers second with 27 points and Villans third with 22 points.

Tuesday evenings First Division Pairs saw bottom of the league Tinjo take a point from leaders Ramsey Wallys as the latter team won 3-1, Enigma lost 0-4 to Spinners and Castletown Crofters and 1 in 4 drew 2-2. The final match was a low scoring game between Stan and Ollie and the How Much? pairing of Rob Matthews and Gordon Wynne-Smythe with the latter team just edging each game to win 4-0. Ramsey Wallys still hold first position with 35 points followed by 1 in 4 with 28 points and in third place are Spinners also on 28 points.

The Friday Afternoon Pairs saw Sunset Rollers lose 0-4 to Lenton Athletic, Dragons beat Woodbourne Reds 4-0 and Rejects and High Jacks draw 2-2. This means that Dragons lead with 32 points and 8 points ahead of Celtic Thunder on 24 points with Sunset Rollers third with 21 points.

In the Singles League John Kewley beat Mike Moyer 18-3, Dee Lewis beat Win Kewley 14-12 and Rob Matthews beat Gordon Wynne-Smythe 15-13. The remaining game saw the ever consistent Muriel Cain beat Marilyn Ellison 20-5. The league is still led by Muriel Cain with 28 points who has won nine and drawn one of her ten games and she is followed by John Kewley with 19 points and in third place is Rob Matthews with 16