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Week 2 Review

Castlefields & Bylet bounce back, Wem continue away form

Castlefields bounced back impressively in week 2 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League as they won 11-5. They were indebted to three single figure cards in the middle four as Andy Judson, Callum Wraight and Paul Williams all won 9. Captain Alan Peach commented on a “great team performance on and off the green. I did state before hand the weather would help us to achieve our target but to come away with a big win is excellent. Special mention to Andy Judson and Adam Jones, 2 of our younger members of the squad, who both played very well. Fair play to Hanwood for their generous comments on how we played.” Hanwood’s best winner was Ash Wellings 6. Newport still lead after their 11-3 win over Highley ahead of their clash with the Fields on Friday. Paul Reeves was their best winner 9 as Highley will be thinking they could have got more as they were in a lot of games, Stuart Gittings’ 16 win was their best. St Georges also won 11-3 at home to Ifton, Dave King and John Cooke best winners 7, with Nicky Jones best for the Welsh side 13.

Bylet bounced back from their disappointing two at Wrockwardine Wood win an incredible 10-6 win at Chester Road. Delighted skipper Scott Harries says “I couldn’t have asked for a better response from the lads after our defeat to W.Wood first game. We knew playing twice away the first week would be tough but to grab an away win at a place we’ve never won at was brilliant. Another record broken and hopefully many more to come. From 1 to 12 we had the bit between our teeth and a point to prove after our first game, even at 3-1 down we believed we could produce a massive away win and the lads delivered. We can push anyone on our day and the togetherness we have will only make us stronger. Hopefully we back it up on Friday for our first home game.” Best winner for Bylet was Rob Perry 6, with the home side’s being Martin Lloyd 12. Wem USC kept up their good away form with 6 winners at Wrockwardine Wood. Skipper Scott Thomas said “another pleasing away performance from the boys. The conditions helped but we still played well throughout. We played with only half the lights on for the majority of the night but everyone just got on with it. Not sure if it helped or hindered us but we were happy to get six at another tough venue. The game was played in the right spirit and we now look forward to our first home game of the season against a quality Hanwood side.” Their best winner was Neil Boxall 13 with the home side’s being Dan Taylor and Mark Picknell 8.

Hanmer also had an excellent away result at Sir John Bayley, getting 4 winners as they show they are learning from their mistakes of last season. Captain Dave Ellison said “another good result on the road for us and an improvement on last year which is a aim in all our games this year. The first 4 all battled hard against a strong SJB front 4 with Alan Faulkner playing well for us to lose on the final end to 20. The middle 4 saw our fortunes change with Lee Peate coming back to win 18 after being 15-11 down and then Jack Hewitt doing exactly the same to give us 2 winners. The back 4 saw us gain another 2 points with Graham Bennett and Jack Butler (best winner 14) getting over the line for us. The effort and commitment shown by the lads to get 7 from 2 teams away from home, who will finish in the top 6, was fantastic. I can’t ask any more of so onwards and upwards.” Scott Simpson and Harry Church’s first ever Premier League win were the best for the home side, 9. Meole Brace continued their good start to the season with 5 at Burway. Mark Thomas was best winner 10, while Chris Dovey was the same for the Ludlow team with his 4 card.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
5 195 5 Hanwood V Castlefields 11 210 7
8 236 10 Sir J Bayley V Hanmer 4 188 4
7 226 9 Burway V Meole Brace 5 188 5
6 226 8 Wrockwardine Wood V Wem U S C 6 197 6
6 205 6 Chester Road V Bylet 10 222 6
9 241 11 Newport V Highley 3 175 3
9 242 11 St Georges V Ifton 3 178 3

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