Highley impress again, Newport whitewash, Dragons & Burway home wins
Highley impressed again in their rearranged game as part of week 11 in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League as they won 11-5 at Ifton. They showed that they are a team to be reckoned with as their super away form continued. Joint captain Ben Dixon said “we batted out strong and wanted to get at them from the start and we did just that 2 a piece and 10 shots down after 4 all good games to be honest with Reece Farr running out from 20-14 down. Then the middle four was on fire and we had 4 winners with Mark Jones the stand out in the middle winning 8 (to be best winner). Onto the back four 18 shots up and obviously 6-2 every game was quiet tight but then Andy James stormed in right at the end to win 12 and make the shots done then were just after extra points then. Young Oliver Jones put in a great performance to win his game from 19-12 down and finished us winning 11-5 great team performance for our first visit there.” Best winner for the home side was Geraint Williams and Richard Zolman 12. Highley had got 3 winners the night before at St Georges, having had two 20 losers. St Georges joint skipper Tony Rhodes said “Highley are very much growing into this league and could have grabbed a couple more winners but for a couple of spirited fight backs from us. Green was superb after horrific day and standard of bowling was high.” John Cooke was their best winner 8, while Danny Statham was best for the visitors 11.
Burway earned a good home win 10-4 over Wem USC, a team that drew there last season. Joint captain Jesse James was “really pleased with the win, as we all knew we needed to start to put some points on the board. We got a lot right on the night, and the green was superb considering all the rain we’d had, it was our sort of pace and the lads capitalised on that. Special mention to Wayne Rogers, who was our best winner (6), and I’d also like to mention the two youngsters in our team, Harry Parsonage and Liam Dovey. I thought both performed admirably. Onto Hanwood next week, where we will be looking to kick start our season away from home.” Colin Smith was Wem’s best winner 15. Newport are now top after beating Hanwood 14-0, who were unlucky as they had four 20 losers. Dale Rudrum was best winner 8 for the home side. The other four games were all postponed because of the weather.
Newport are now 7 clear of St Georges, with Ifton 2 behind Chester Road having played the same amount of games now. Dave East is now top of the League Averages on 10 wins.
|W||Agg||Pts||Home Team||Away Team||Pts||Agg||W||PP|
|Fri 7th Jun Premier|
|8||235||10||Burway||V||Wem U S C||4||184||4|
|Chester Road||V||Sir J Bayley||✓|
|Sat 8th Jun Premier|