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What a difference a week makes as Laxey stun Port St Mary

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

John Wood
John Wood

Laxey shook off their recent form as they put Winter Indoor league leaders Port St Mary to the sword at Laxey Glen.

John Wood and Andrew Jessop both scored near-perfect 99s while international shooters Harry Creevy and Gemma Kermode, on 97 and 96 respectively, did well. They were closely followed by Laxey clubmate Stephen Curphey. Kevan Kneale was Port St Mary's top gun on the night but the others could not match their scores from the  previous week's meeting.



Laxey                         Port St Mary

99 John Wood             Kevan Kneale 97

99 Andrew Jessop       Callum Grant 96

97 Harry Creevy         Gary Knight 96

96 Stephen Curphey   Jackie Gardner 96

96 Gemma Kermode   Ashley Gardner 96


487                              481


Port St Mary made up for their unexpected loss by winning the Division 2 and 3 fixtures, though.


The previous meeting between the two clubs recently had been a rearranged midweek fixture and this saw Port St Mary power past a Laxey side short on options for their teams on this occasion, but who delivered a valiant performance nonetheless.  Ben Kelly scored 99 for Port while Harry Creevy  matched that for Laxey. The ever-dependable Bridget Kneale also bolstered the away side's numbers with a 87.

The home side notched victories in Divisions 2 and 3 which were uncontested by Laxey.


Port St Mary                          Laxey

99 Ben Kelly                           Harry Creevy 99

98 Ashley Gardner                  John Wood 98

98 George Dalton-Brown       Gemma Kermode 98

98 Callum Grant                     Stephen Curphey 98

97 Rhys Keown                      Bridget Kneale 87

490                                          478


Castletown survive scare by reinvigorated Kirk Michael


For the first time in many a year, Kirk Michael were able to field no less than 16 shooters in a match when they took on Castletown at home.

At the end of a long night in a pleasingly-crowded club room, the visitors won in Division 1 by just two points, with the 97s of Richard Arthur, Ian Arthur and John Brewis tipping the balance.

There was an element of disbelief that the Michael side had come so close and this was in no small part due to the contributions of the influx of new shooters and some returnees to the fold - after working Across - but notable was junior Alisha Gale who carded a 95.

At the top end, the ever-reliable Suzanne McKnight and Alex Trafford weighed in with 98s for Kirk Michael.


Kirk Michael                         Castletown

98 Suzanne McKnight            Richard Arthur 97

98 Alex Trafford (J)                Ian Arthur 97

95 Kevin Quinn                      John Brewis 97

95 Alisha Gale (J)                    Nigel Christian 95

95 Tom Ardis                          Lauren Cooper 95

481                                          483


Meanwhile, Castletown won the Division 2 match but Kirk Michael had a handsome win in Division 3 due their strength of numbers - and it's not often the home side have been able to say that. The loss dents Castletown's pride in the league race.


Sulby see off Sandsiders


Orry Teare led the way  for Sulby with a fine 99 as they outfought IoMSC Sandsiders. Solid shooting from the home side, with 98s from Fergus Coulter, Mark Cain and Julian Teare steered Sulby to a handsome win.

And yet Sandsiders were not too shabby, with 98s from Will Jones and Andy Traynor setting a good pace.



Sulby                          IoMSC Sandsiders


99 Orry Teare              Will Jones  98

98 Fergus Coulter       Andy Traynor 98

98 Mark Cain              Matthew Roosen 95

98 Julian Teare            Graham Wyatt 93

97 Peter Webb             Tony Kneale    92


490                              476


Sulby had wins in Divisions 2 and 3.


The end of the Winter Indoor season is in sight now and full results from all the matches in all the divisions as well as a list of teams and their league positions - including individual averages - can be found at:



Gemma Kermode hits the ton


A perfect 100 from Laxey's Gemma Kermode could not prevent a defeat in the NSRA's Inter-County Ladies' League, Division 3 at the hands of Norfolk County.

Result: Norfolk County RA beat  Isle of Man RA by 486 points to 482 

Scores: Gemma Kermode 100,  Tracey Skelton 98, Sharon Drysdale 98, Perryn Watson 94, Suzanne McKnight 92.

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