Mid-way through the Indoor Bowling season at the NSC

While Premier Pairs leaders LIV bowls had a week off, the other teams were in action to try to close the gap. Villans took both sets from 2nd place Simple Minds while Villa Boys (3rd) and Dumb and Dumber (4th) shared the points with a set each. Northern Lights moved up a place thanks to a 2-set win over Officials, as Tee Pegs dropped a place when Blues Brothers took both sets.

Though the top and bottom of the Tuesday Morning League remain the same, it is all change in the middle. Biggest movers were Hillbillies after a 3-set win over Early Birds in a match that ended 17-28 chalks to Hillbillies. Maxums moved up thanks to the 4 points from their match against The Morganites. There were wins for Onchan Royals and Ramsey Raiders, and Villans gained 5 points thanks to winning the triples and pairs and drawing the singles.

Taking maximum points from their matches were the top three in the First Division Pairs league, J&S, 1 in 4 and Douglas Old Boys. The other matches ended in draws for TOU versus GGs and Enigma against US2.

No change in the top of the Premier Triples table as 2nd place Simple Minds managed a draw against league leaders Ramsey Wallys.  Crown Greeners improved their position to 4th when they took both sets from 3rd place Ramsey Raiders. Saltire got their first win with a 2-set victory over Birdies.  

Only 2 matches played in the First Division Triples. The first match ended all square all round for Morganites and league leaders Bowlistics; 13 chalks and 2 points apiece. IBS took the first set from Castletown Crofters, who then took the second set to draw the match.

Starting the return matches in the Friday Afternoon Pairs League saw no change in the top 3 places. A win for Rejects against Tinker & Bell closed the gap to just 1 when leaders, Top Dogs, were held to a draw against Watties. Third place GGs didn’t increase their points as Maxums took both sets. A shake up in the rest of the league as the win by Maxums moves them to 4th. A set down and only managing to score 3 chalks CC and me looked down and out against an in-form US, but they managed turn the tables holding US to 3 chalks while accruing 20 chalks, moving CC up a place. The 2-set win by Bowling Stones over Crown Greeners moved them off bottom and dropped Greeners to 9th.

The return fixtures got under way this week in the Singles league with a change to the top of the table as the Garretts battle it out for prime position. That honour switches to Stuart with a 15-4 win over Paula. John Kewley is climbing steadily up the table after a win against Shirley Corrin. Also moving up a place is Win Kewley after taking her match against Gordon Corrin. Mike Ashmole and Mike Moyer are on equal points as Ashmole took the win over Moyer.

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