Manx Short Mat Bowls Association

Douglas Quads claim top spot in the Haldane Fisher League

Douglas Quads took top spot from Douglas Sharks last Sunday in the Haldane Fisher League after a superb 16-1 victory over Colby.

Harry Minor & David Cottier got the Douglas side off to a good start with a 12-8 win in their pairs game. James Teare & Eddie Brew added to that with an 11-4 victory. The singles saw David Cottier beat Matt Quayle 12-9 while Bernie Kaighin picked up Colby’s solitary point with a 8-8 draw against James Teare. Eddie Brew beat Sylvia Maddrell 17-3 and Harry Minor won his singles game 8-7 over Ann Hollingworth. The fours game saw Douglas complete their win with an 11-5 victory to move to the top of the table.

Douglas Sharks drop to second place after a narrow 9-8 victory over Ronaldsway Rockets. Michael Collister & Stephen Gale won their pairs for the Sharks 10-6 before Richard Faragher & Seamus Whelan drew 7-7 with Wyn Collister & Collin Holland. The singles saw the Rockets take control with Ann Gale beating Richard Faragher 10-5, Collin Holland winning 19-2 over Michael Collister & Chris Holland beating Seamus Whelan 15-3. Stephen Gale won his game for the Sharks 15-7 over Wyn Collister. The fours saw the Sharks win the match with a 9-3 ┬ávictory, however it wasn’t enough to claim the bonus point from the Rockets.

Erin Elite secured a good win over Ballaugh despite only having two players. Bernie Durcan won his pairs 12-8 and Sheila Durcan won hers 13-6. Bernie then won both his singles 13-6 over Pat Mason & 11-3 against Stephen Bradley. Sheila had to settle for a 10-10 draw with Maureen Trustham while Stephen Bradley won his other match 12-5. The fours game was claimed by Ballaugh as Erin Elite were unable to field a side, meaning that it ended up 9-7 to the Port Erin side.

The table after 3 games is:
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Next week is the Ann Hollingworth Triples with Seamus Whelan, Chris Holland & Collin Holland hoping to defend their title. Entries close on Friday so anyone wishing to enter a team should contact Stephen Gale on 462424.