With two matches played, Copy Shop “A” are league leaders with Copy Shop “B” close on their heels, just one point behind in second place. Next week the two meet. If added interest were needed for this already intriguing fixture the statisticians might point out that Ewan Watterson is currently joint top in the averages with 100% for “A” and 100% also for “B”. Game On !
Copy Shop “B” have amassed already fifteen points by way of wins over Travellers and Tower. Copy Shop “A” have sixteen points from their wins over Foxdale then Tower.
The closest contest in the top division this week was that between Breakaway and Strathallan. For Breakaway, Malcolm Cummings won his three but had to battle back from 1-2 down against Andrew Horne. Otherwise it was nip and tuck down the scorecard with the doubles win by Cummings and Corran over Mclarney and Briercliffe tipping the outcome 6-4 in favour of Breakaway.
In Division Two the Salmon River Spinners, it has to be said, sent Tower reeling.
Tower’s best effort was in the doubles which they took to five. Otherwise the free flowing Beattie, Cowin and Barron line up had it all their own way.
Having opened their season with a 10-0 win over Peel, Foxdale “B” only just held onto their top spot as they drew 5-5 with the Tower “B” team of Curtis, Kozlowski and Parsons.
Winning all his three, Neil Quane joined Foxdale team mate Mike Bayley at the top of the averages.
Travellers “B” also drew 5-5 so remain equal on points with Foxdale “B” at the top.
The draw for Travellers, Mason, Douglas and Ellis-Pearson was hard fought against the battle hardened Mulhern, Wilson and Lewis of Peel.
Steve Ellis-Pearson opened with a stunning 3-1 win over Les Wilson.
Mason following on with victory over Maggie Mulhern must have had Peel wondering but a string of quickfire 3-0 wins for Mal Lewis over Stu Douglas, Maggie Mulhern over Steve Ellis-Pearson and then a 3-2 for Les Wilson over Douglas got the show very much back on the road for Peel. So it went down the card before a deuce in the deciding fifth doubles win by the Ellis-Pearson/Douglas pairing over Wilson and Lewis secured the draw for Travellers.
Breakaway “B” continue to take Division Three by storm clocking up another 10-0 win, this time over IOM Junior Development “1” to occupy top spot with a maximum twenty points.