Erin Elite take top spot in Cherry Orchard League

Erin Elite recorded their second 7-0 victory in the Cherry Orchard League to top the table after a convincing win over Ballaugh.

Sheila & Bernie Durcan beat Stephen Bradley & John Garret 20-0 in the opening pairs game before Brendan McLaughlin won 8-6 in a tight singles match against Percy Faragher. The triple then went to the Port Erin side with a 13-0 victory.

Ronaldsway Blockbusters drop to second place after a 5-2 win against Ballaugh B. Pat Mason & Tony Quine won 12-6 for the Northerners against Seamus Whelan & Collin Holland but Chris Holland hit back for the Blockbusters, beating Richard Faragher 22-5. The Blockbusters then took the triples 15-5 to take the bonus point and a 5-2 victory.

The Douglas Bay Pirates stay in touch with a 7-0 victory over Castletown Oddballs. Harry Minor & Michael Collister took the pairs 14-4 against Zawar & Clare Hussain while Stephen Gale beat James Teare 18-4 in the singles before the Pirates took the triples 11-4.

The standings after week two are:

Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts
1 Douglas Bay Pirates 5 5 0 0 197:88+109 31
2 Ronaldsway Blockbusters 5 4 0 1 184:102+82 24
3 Ballaugh B 5 3 0 2 125:141-16 21
4 Erin Elite 5 2 0 3 140:115+25 18
5 Castletown Oddballs 5 1 0 4 101:160-59 9
6 Ballaugh 5 0 0 5 66:207-141 2

Next week the top two meet as Erin Elite face Ronaldsway Blockbusters. Douglas Bay Pirates play Ballaugh and Castletown Oddballs are up against Ballaugh B.