Douglas Bay Pirates move to top of Cherry Orchard League

Defending Champions Douglas Bay Pirates moved to the top of the Cherry Orchard League after a 7-0 win over Ballaugh last Sunday at the NSC.

Archie & Wyn Collister won the opening game of pairs for the Pirates with a 13-7 win over Percy Faragher & John Garret before Stephen Gale beat Patrick Grant 20-2 in the singles. The triples saw the Pirates win 13-2 to complete the victory.

Erin Elite dropped from top to third place after losing 5-2 to Ronaldsway Blockbusters who stay in second. Seamus Whelan & Collin Holland beat Sheila & Bernie Durcan 9-7 in the pairs but Brendan McLaughlin levelled the game for Erin Elite with a superb 10-9 victory over Chris Holland. With it all to play in the final game of triples, it was the Blockbusters who came through as 13-5 victors.

Ballaugh B won their first game of the season with a 5-2 win over Castletown Oddballs. Pat Mason & Tony Quine recorded a victory in the pairs for the Ballaugh side, beating James Teare & Clare Hussain 12-6. Zawar Hussain won the singles for Castletown with a 9-7 win over Richard Faragher but Ballaugh B responded with an 8-5 victory in the triples to take the points.

The table with 2 games to play is:

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 sees Douglas Bay Pirates meet Erin Elite while Ronaldsway Blockbusters face Casteltown Oddballs and Ballaugh & Ballaugh B play each other.