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Division 1 deadlock between IoMSC Douglas and Port St Mary

Fri, 13 Nov 2015


Port St Mary arrived at St Johns at Sinclair on Monday evening with a team of seventeen which included seven juniors under the expert guidance of ‘Decky’ Kermode and true to form, Ashley Gardner junior claimed top slot in the Southerners results. Ashley was just a point ahead of Eddie Maddrell who is producing excellent results having just returned to the shooting scene after 30 years away. Ashley senior and junior George Dalton-Brown both hit 97 with Kevan Kneale making up the Division 1 team. For the hosts, Andy Potter led the way on 99 with Tracey Skelton and junior Christian Eaton, just point in arrears. Mike Clague and another junior, Sam Jones, made up their Division 1 team. Wins in Divisions 2 and 3 went to the southern team mainly due to the lack of shooters for IoMSC Douglas.

A close match had been envisaged, but it was down to the very last card marked to clarify the points in Division 1 for the top two teams. It was obvious that a 98 for the visitors would have given the match to the Southerners, a 97 would draw the match and in fact, due to work commitments, the late arrival of Ashley Gardner shot a perfect score as far as Douglas were concerned, as a 97 gave the home team a very valuable drawn league point.

Worthy of a mention, shooting under the IoMSC Douglas banner, are two young ladies new to the sport, Charlotte Brunt who has only shot in 3 matches and Sharron Drysdale who this week shot her first league match. Both are proving to be valuable members of the IoMSC Douglas squad and indeed, I am convinced, after witnessing them in training, both are improving rapidly and will become excellent shots.

 

IoMSC Douglas           v          Port St Mary

Division 1

Andy Potter                 99        Ashley Gardner (J)      99

Tracey Skelton (L)       98        Eddie Maddrell           98

Christian Eaton (J)       98        Ashley Gardner           97

Mike Clague                96        George Dalton-Brown (J) 97

Sam Jones (J)               96        Kevan Kneale              96

                                    487                                          487     

 

Division 2

Mark Osborn               95        Juan Clague                 95

Dave Humphrey          95        Gary Knight                 95

Keith Lowney               93        Jackie Gardner (JL)     95

Thomas Clague (J)      93        Patrick Kerr (J)                        95

Nick Brown                  93        Patrick Cubbon (J)       94

                                    469                                          474

 

Division 3

Sharron Drysdale (L)   91        Derek Kermode           93

Charlotte Brunt (L)      82        Dave Bould                  93

                                                Ryan Forrest (J)           93

                                                Orry Kerr (J)                91

                                    00        Ean Brewis                  89

                                    173                                          459

 

Additional Shooters               

                                                Peter Gelling               89

                                                Graham Brown           87

 

Jones becomes the second shooter with a 100 this season so far

            Kirk Michael were down to just 8 competitors this week when IoMSC Sandsiders visited and the lack of shooters created a poor result in both Divisions contested by the home team. Leading shots for the Northern team were Suzanne McKnight and Tom Lord both on 96 from new member of the team, Mathew Wernham on 94 which I think is a PB for the newcomer. For the visitors, Will Jones hit the ‘ton’ and in doing so becomes only the second shooter in the IoMRA Leagues this season to date to do so, the other being junior IoMSC Douglas shooter, Thomas Clague who ironically also collected his 100 at Kirk Michael too ! Junior Matthew Roosen was biting on the heels of Jones with a 97 with Andy Traynor and Tony Kneale a point further in arrears. Points in all three Divisions went to IoMSC Sandsiders.

 

Kirk Michael               V          IoMSC Sandsiders

Division 1

Suzanne McKnight (L) 96        Bill Jones                     100

Tom Lord                     96        Matthew Roosen (J)    97                               

Mathew Wernham     94        Andy Traynor              96

Alex Trafford (J)          93        Tony Kneale                96

Perryn Callister (L)      92        Norman Ormrod         94

                                    471                                          483

 

Division 2

Andy Kelly (J)               90        Steve Callus                 94

David Lord                   89        Terry Green                94

Tommy Ardis               88        Phil Kneen                   92

                                                Graham Wyatt            92

                                    00        James Jones                91

                                    267                                          463

 

Division 3

                                                Connor Rowe (J)          83

                                    00        Chris Ollett                  77

                                    00                                            160

 

Sulby impress against Castletown

            Sulby hosted a ten man team from Castletown and took all three divisions with considerable ease. Sulby’s Division 1 score improved this week to a very creditable 489 x 500 – the highest score of the evening’s three matches, with Phil Quayle leading the way on 99, Andy Mitchell and Peter Faragher were close behind on 98. For the visitors, Richard Arthur continued his excellent form of late, posting a 98 with Steve Gardner and Robin McFee both on 95.

 

Sulby                           v          Castletown

Division1

Phil Quayle                  99        Richard Arthur                        98

Andy Mitchell              98        Steve Gardner             95

Peter Faragher            98        Robin McFee               95

Mark Boyde                97        John Brewis                 94

Fergus Coulter            (J)       97        Lauren Cooper (L)       94

                                    489                                          476

 

Division 2

Mark Cain                   96        Martin Moore             93

Peter Webb                 96        Ian Arthur                    93

Orry Teare                  96        Nigel Christian            92

Jim Teare                    96        Duncan Watterson      92

Teddy Sayle                 95        John-Paul Bridson       89

                                    479                                          459

 

Division 3

Will Quayle                 94       

Jacob Duggan  (J)        90

Rod Forshaw               87

Richard Faragher        81

Don Ault                      81                                            00

                                    461                                          00

 

Additional Shooters

Richard Farrington (J) 77

Ben Morgan (J)           71

 

LEAGUE POSITIONS as at November 9th

Division 1

                                                S              W            D             L              Agg         Points

IoMSC Douglas                      5              4              1              0              2444       9

Port St Mary                          5              3              2              0              2436       8

Laxey                                      4              3              0              1              1936       6

Sulby                                      4              2              1              1              1941       5

IoMSC Sandsiders                4              1              0              3              1912       2

Castletown                            4              0              0              4              1919       0

Kirk Michael                          4              0              0              4              1878       0

                                                                                                                                     

Division 2                           

                                                S              W            D             L              Agg         Points

Port St Mary                          5              5              0              0              2375       10

IoMSC Douglas                      5              4              0              1              2355       8

Laxey                                      4              3              0              1              1853       6

Sulby                                      4              1              0              3              1887       2

Castletown                            4              1              0              3              1838       2

IoMSC Sandsiders                4              1              0              3              1285       2

Kirk Michael                          4              0              0              4              1286       0

 

Division 3

                                                S              W            D             L              Agg         Points

Port St Mary                          5              5              0              0              2311       10

Sulby                                      4              4              0              0              1808       8

IoMSC Douglas                      5              3              0              2              1155       6

Laxey                                      4              2              0              2              517         4

Castletown                            4              1              0              3              950         2

IoMSC Sandsiders                4              1              0              3              160         2

Kirk Michael                          4              0              0              4              84           0

 

Dates for your diaries

                Due to the installation work of the new targets, the 50 metre range at Sinclair, St Johns is closed for the foreseeable future.    

Next week November 23rd, the Isle of Man Rifle Association Winter Leagues programme is as follows, Sulby host near neighbours Kirk Michael, IoMSC Douglas welcome Laxey at St Johns, Castletown entertain IoMSC Sandsiders at the Stadium and Port St Mary this week, collect the bye against Cossacks

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