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Week 6 Review

Fields statement, Highley adapting, Meole win away

Castlefields made a statement of intent in week 6 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League as they came back from 6-2 down to win at Sir John Bayley. Vice-captain Graham Rogers said “we are more than satisfied with the result as you can imagine and after trailing 3-1 off the first four and 6-2 when the middle four came off it was backs against the wall time. Scott Simpson played exceptional against Mike Beer (to be best winner 11), our first four only winner being Andy Duckett. On to the middle and Keith Wall got us off to a flyer with good win over Chris Worthington but he was our only winner in the middle with Tom Palmer getting 20. So on to the back four with us trailing by 13 chalks and 6-2 on games some teams would of given up hope by this stage but with our team spirit and our determination we pulled it round. All our back four played for their lives Callum Wraight first off with a single figure win 5 (to be best winner) and with Andy Judson beating his opponent we were in front on agg for the first time. All that was left was for Jon Palmer and Rich Goddard to win their games to give us the away win and extra points at one of our league contenders. I must congratulate out team for coming back and winning I’ve been involved with some real class Castlefields teams over the years playing wise and this team’s spirit is up there with the best without a doubt.” The Fields’ main rivals Newport only got 4 winners at St Georges to move the home side ahead of their visitors. Lewis Scott delivered an incredible 21-5 win over Shropshire Print & Media April Player of the Month winner Pete Farmer. Newport captain Sam Millward was their best winner 9.

Highley are adapting to life in the league with a 11-3 home win over Hanmer. Joint skipper Ben Dixon said “we followed up last week’s win with another solid performance. We got off to a solid 4-0 and that put us in good stead.  Hanmer came for points and loaded the middle in my opinion and tried to grab some points, which they effectively did. I think it was a fair result in the bigger picture lots of friendly banter along the way but a lot tamer than the play off final.  There was a real top game between Andy Jones and Lee Peate, with Andy getting his first win and hopefully will kick on from there. A very standard single figure card (21-5 to be best winner) from Dave East showing just how much of a class act he is. I just hope that this is us finding our feet at home and now kick on, and have effectively made up from the dreadful first game which is now behind us after this great team performance.” Robin Bennett was Hanmer’s best winner 9. Hanwood also won 11-3 over Bylet, with Ash Wellings best winner 7, and Bylet captain Scott Harries best for them 5.

Meole Brace followed up their win at Chester Road last season with another one as they won there 11-5. Captain Andy Wigginton commented on “a great performance and result from the boys. A bit lucky to be 3-1 up off front as it could have gone either way but then Jon Lyttle was superb in the middle to win the sweep (9). All results were possible going onto back but last two winners crucial for us with Kieran Jones just getting better in his second full year in premier and Doug Edwards superb with a win over Andy Moss. Had a tricky run of fixtures but things ticking over nicely and good spirit in camp despite players being left out every week.” Best winner for the home side was Ian McDonald 7. Wrockwardine Wood will be happy with their 5 winners at Burway. Steve Roberts was their best winner 7 while Adam Dovey was best for the Wrockites 6. Wem USC and Ifton were involved in a thriller as Wem won by 1 chalk with 5 winners. Colin Smith was their best winner 9 with Leighton Roberts best for the visitors by the same score.

Sir John Bayley and Castlefields are locked on 56 points, with St Georges two points behind. Ifton are one point behind Hanmer and another behind Wem USC. Paul Reeves and Spencer Clarke are the only players on 6 wins, and both have the same aggregate.

Fri 3rd May
Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
7 215 9 Burway V Wrockwardine Wood 5 206 5
8 219 10 St Georges V Newport 4 180 4
9 227 11 Highley V Hanmer 3 194 3
5 217 7 Wem U S C V Ifton 7 216 7
6 197 6 Sir J Bayley V Castlefields 10 219 6
9 221 11 Hanwood V Bylet 3 193 3
5 217 5 Chester Road V Meole Brace 11 224 7

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