Tough battle for top spot in First Division Teams League

The main story of the Indoor Bowls Season at the moment has to be the close battle for the top place in the First Division Teams League with only two points dividing the top five teams. There were three matches played last week and in these Odd Balls lost 2-4 to Maxums, Bowlistics beat Moorganites 4-2 and Optimists lost 2-4 to Castletown Crofters while leaders Crown Greeners had a bye. All this means that Optimists top the League with thirty three points followed by Crown Greeners and Castletown Crofters who also both have thirty three points. Moorganites then follow with thirty two points while Bowlistics are close behind them with thirty one points.

In the Premier Teams League Villans beat Ramsey Wallys 4-2, Saltire beat Birdies 5-1 and Cheesemakers beat Spinners 6-0. As a result of this Cheesemakers lead the League with fifty four points followed by Ramsey Wallys with forty five points and Villans on thirty nine points.

The Tuesday Morning Teams League saw Hillbillies lose 0-6 to Vee 3, Early Birds beat Maxums 4-2 and Onchan Royals beat Ramsey Raiders 6-0. The remaining match between Castletown Crofters and the Bowling Stones ended as a 3-3 draw and Villans had a bye. The top three in the League now are Onchan Royals in top place with fifty six points followed by Villans with fifty five points and in third place are Ramsey Raiders with fifty points.

There were two 2-2 draws in the Premier Pairs League and these were between Ramsey Wallys and Northern Lights and Villans and Tee Pegs. Villa Boys beat Blues Brothers 4-0, GG’s lost 0-4 to Ramsey Raiders and Spinners lost 1-3 to Cheesemakers. This leaves Cheesemakers in first place with forty seven points followed by Ramsey Raiders on forty two points and Villans on forty one points.

In the First Division Pairs LIV Bowls marched on at the top by beating Douglas Old Boys 4-0, Us2 lost 1-3 to Enigma and How We Role lost 0-4 to Castletown Crofters. TOU and 1 in 4 played out a 2-2 draw as did Tinjo and Generations meaning that LIV Bowls top the League with forty six points followed by Castletown Crofters with thirty three points and 1 in 4 on thirty two points.

The battle at the top of the Friday Afternoons Pairs Teams League has closed a little with leaders Top Dogs being held to a 2-2 draw by Woodbourne Reds and second placed Crown Greeners beating Sunset Rollers 4-0. Rejects beat GG’s 4-0, Tinker and Bell and the Watties drew 2-2 and High Jacks beat Celtic Thunder 4-0 which leaves Top Dogs leading with thirty nine points followed by Crown Greeners with thirty eight points and in third place are Celtic Thunder with thirty one points.

In the Singles League we saw Alan College lose 13-14 to Muriel Cain, Shirley Corrin beat Gordon Drinkwater 10-8 and Win Kewley lose 8-14 to Marilyn Ellison. In the remaining two games Gordon Corrin beat Marcia Pearson 11-10 and John Kewley beat Mike Ashmole 14-10. All this means that Shirley Corrin is in first place with thirty three points followed by Win Kewley on twenty eight points and Gordon Corrin with twenty seven points.