Crafty Creevey comes up with the perfect reply to his critics
The first matches of the winter indoor league saw Laxey's Harry Creevey prove he's still got it when it counts, after leading his side to victory against IOMSC Sandsiders with a perfect 100. While he admits he doesn't score the ton "as often as he used to", Harry proved the naysayers wrong when they were asked to guess his score. With a sly grin, he revealed that they were all wrong...
Laxey's win was all the more impressive as the club were very short of shooters due to a variety of reasons and yet pulled it off at St John's. John Wood spun a grand score of 99 and Commonwealth Games shooter Gemma Kermode notched 98.
Much like last season, Sandsiders could only field four shooters and their best was Tony Kneale with 94.
Powerful Port leave Kirk Michael all at sea.
Port St Mary made short work of a Kirk Michael side who have yet to find their feet in the league. Ben Kelly was the top scorer for the home side with a near-perfect 99 while Perryn Watson was the top visitor with 95. Kirk Michael have been concentrating much of their energy refurbishing their range and it's to be hoped that will bear fruit soon.
Fergus in fine form as Sulby hold Douglas to a draw
There was an exciting draw at Sulby as Fergus Coulter was top gun with 99 while the visitors had three 97s in the top tier - Tracey Skelton, Matthew Humphrey and Matthew Burns.
With less than a week to go until the start of the new season it's all hands to the pumps for a couple of league clubs in order to be ready for the first matches on 8 October. Kirk Michael are working hard to ensure major repair works to their range are complete, and Douglas and Sandsiders are getting down and dirty with technology as they install six new Sius electronic targets in their indoor range.
It promises to be an exciting season. The first week's matches see Subly host Douglas, Sandsiders host Laxey and Kirk Michael trek down to Port St Mary.
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