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Port St Mary secure all the points at The Stadium, Castletown

Fri, 11 Dec 2015


This season’s strong team and Division 1 leaders, Port St Mary, claimed the league points in all three Divisions when they visited their near neighbours Castletown, on Monday evening. Top shots for the visitors were Ean Brewis and Derek Kermode both on 98 with Ashley Gardner (Snr) and Eddie Maddrell just a point behind on 97. Junior Callum Grant made up the first Division on 96 giving a total score of 486 x 500.

A succession of scores in the mid 90’s were just not enough for the hosts where Shirley Caley and Nigel Christian led the way on 97 followed by Richie Arthur, Steve Gardner and Andy Bell all on 96. The obvious question to ask is “what happened to Henry Q this week?”

Once again, the Port St Mary squad show that they have an abundance of youth and the teenagers ensured the wins, specifically in Divisions 2 and 3 and it certainly looks as if coaches Derek Kermode and Peter Lewis have more youth on the horizon in the form of Isaac Heaton and 13 year old, Rhys Keown.

 

Castletown                             v          Port St Mary

Division 1

Shirley Caley (L)          97        Ean Brewis                  98

Nigel Christian            97        Derek Kermode           98

Richard Arthur            96        Ashley Gardner           97

Steve Gardner             96        Eddie Maddrell           97

Andy Bell                     96        Callum Grant (J)          96

                                    482                                          486

 

Division 2

Ian Arthur                    95        Patrick Cubbon (J)       96

Martin Moore             94        Gary Knight                 95

John-Paul Bridson       94        Ryan Forrest (J)           95

Lauren Cooper (L)       93        Patrick Kerr (J)                        95

Peter Shimmin            93        Kevan Kneale              95

                                    469                                          476

 

Division 3

Robin McFee               92        Ashley Gardner (J)      94

John Brewis                 91        Juan Clague                 93

Duncan Watterson      90        Jackie Gardner (JL)     93

Reg Caley                    89        Orry Kerr (J)                93

Henry Qualtrough       87        Dave Bould                  89

                                    449                                          462

 

Additional Shooters

                                                Isaac Heaton (J)          87

                                                Graham Brown           87

                                                Reserves

                                                Rhys Keown (J)            95

                                                Peter Gelling               78

 

Another excellent score from IoMSC Douglas at Sinclair

            IoMSC Sandsiders opposition this week was IoMSC Douglas and once again the Douglas team posted another terrific score of 490 x 500 in Division 1 some sixteen points ahead of the ‘home’ team. Leading for Douglas, Mike Duncalf managed a 99 with 98’s from Nick Brown, Andy Potter and Mike Clague. Mark Osborn made up the Division 1 team on 97. Ironically, IoMSC Douglas Division 2 score would have beaten the opposition’s Division 1 score!

For Sandsiders, Bill Jones hit 98 followed by junior Matthew Roosen, on 95. Andy Traynor and Steve Callus were just a point in arrears of Roosen, both posting 94. Bill Jones had to leave the match early to collect wife Liz, from the Airport on her return from surgery in Liverpool. We all look forward to her getting fit once again because the cake situation is getting rather serious in the Clubhouse. Get well soon Liz.

 

IoMSC Sandsiders      v          IoMSC Douglas

Division 1

Bill Jones                     98        Mike Duncalf              99

Matthew Roosen (J)    95        Nick Brown                  98

Andy Traynor              94        Andy Potter                 98

Steve Callus                 94        Mike Clague                98

Tony Kneale                93        Mark Osborn               97

                                    474                                          490

 

Division 2

Phil Kneen                   93        Thomas Clague (J)      97

Graham Wyatt                        92        Tracey Skelton (L)       97

Conner Rowe (J)          89        Dave Humphrey          95

                                                Keith Lowney               94

                                    00        Christian Eaton (J)       93

                                    274                                          476

 

Division 3

                                                Sharron Drysdale (L)   93

                                                Sam Jones (J)               90

                                    00        Paul Perkins                85

                                    00                                            268

 

Laxey have an impressive win at Kirk Michael

            Laxey travelled over Snaefell for their match against Kirk Michael and took the points in the two Divisions contested. Suzanne Curphey, for the visitors, led the way on 99 with Stephen Curphey and Gemma Kermode biting Suzanne’s heels on 98.

The home team are struggling for members but the ‘gutsy attitude’ from those involved continues week on week and on this occasion, ladies showed the gents how to shoot. Perryn Callister topped their Division 1 team with Suzanne McKnight a point behind on 97. Teenager Alex Trafford (who must have been on a high after passing his driving test theory at his first attempt) hit 95 as did David Lord who has been having equipment problems recently and it looks as if, with the help of his father, has everything is sorted.

 

Kirk Michael               v          Laxey

Division 1

Perryn Callister (L)      98        Suzanne Curphey (L)   99

Suzanne McKnight (L) 97        Stephen Curphey         98

Alex Trafford (J)          95        Gemma Kermode (L)  98

David Lord                   95        Harry Creevy               97

Tom Lord                     94        Andy Jessop                 96       

                                    479                                          488

 

Division 2

Mathew Wernham     91        Gary Kneale                94

James Rosengrove (J) 91        John Wood                  93

Tommy Ardis               91        Judy Kee (L)                 92

Andy Kelly (J)               85        Bridget Kneale (L)       91

                                    00        Peter Clague               90

                                    357                                          460

 

 

 

LEAGUE POSITIONS as at December 7th

Division 1

                                    S          W        D          L          Agg      Points

Port St Mary                8          6          2          0          3898    14

IoMSC Douglas            8          6          1          1          3909    13

Laxey                           8          5          0          3          3883    10

Sulby                            7          4          1          2          3398    9

IoMSC Sandsiders       8          2          0          6          3819    4

Castletown                  8          1          1          6          3841    3

Kirk Michael                7          0          1          6          3307    1

                                                                                                    

Division 2                 

                                    S          W        D          L          Agg      Points

Port St Mary                8          8          0          0          3804    16

IoMSC Douglas            8          7          0          1          3778    14

Sulby                            7          4          0          3          3307    8

Laxey                           8          4          0          4          3128    8

Castletown                  8          3          0          5          3698    6

IoMSC Sandsiders       8          1          0          7          2632    2

Kirk Michael                7          0          0          7          2098    0

 

Division 3

                                    S          W        D          L          Agg      Points

Port St Mary                8          8          0          0          3699    16

Sulby                            7          6          0          1          3033    12

IoMSC Douglas            8          5          0          3          1964    10

Castletown                  8          4          0          4          2280    8

Laxey                           8          2          0          6          517      4

IoMSC Sandsiders       8          1          0          7          245      2

Kirk Michael                7          0          0          7          84        0

 

 

 

 

Terrific news for the youth team in the NSRA Junior League

            Four local teenagers have shot their first round of the NSRA Junior Postal League and Barry Jones has forwarded the results which prove to be exceptional. 39 teams of four are registered for this prestigious competition from all corners and Islands of the UK.

            The team consists of Thomas Clague (IoMSCD), Alex Trafford (KM), Fergus Coulter (SLBY) and Matthew Roosen (IoMSCS). The squad posted a magnificent 394 x 400, the highest team score of the 39 teams competing and obviously lead their League, Division 2, by an incredible 11 aggregate points from Norfolk County and this Division 2 also includes an excellent team from Jersey Small-Bore rifle Association which in past years, has proved to be formidable opposition. The posted results for round 1 were:–

Thomas Clague           100

Alex Trafford               100

Fergus Coulter            97  

Matthew Roosen         97

I am sure Alex Trafford will be delighted, as this will be his first 100 in competition.

 

Dates for your diaries

                Well folks, Christmas is nearly here and we find ourselves half way through the 2015/16 Indoor League and we have another break, on this occasion, for the festivities – season’s best wishes to everyone involved in the sport - competitors, fun shooters, social members, supporters and especially our sponsors. The League recommences on Monday January 4th.

The 2016 matches resume with IoMSC Douglas travelling north to Sulby, Castletown welcoming Laxey at the Stadium and Port St Mary also go north to take on the minnows at Kirk Michael.

 

OPEN SHOOT

Although, at the moment it has not been confirmed, The Open Shoot is scheduled for January 6th and I hope to be able to confirm the date and locations in the near future. 

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