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Week 17 Review

Fields hammer Burway, Bayley win at Bylet, Meole stun Newport

Castlefields hammered Burway to close the gap on the leaders Sir John Bayley to 10 points in week 17 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League. They won 13-1 to back up their win on Bylet just two days before. Skipper Alan Peach said it was a “great team performance against Burway last week. To win 13-1 really has put us back in the hunt for the title.  Kiah Roberts played very well against Martin and gave him no room (to best their winner 7). A special mention to Andy Judson and Andy Duckett who both had to dig deep to get over the line. Well done lads.” Callum Wraight was their best winner 7. Sir John Bayley scored an impressive 12-4 win on the Bylet, with Spencer Clarke best winner 4. Rob Fuller’s 10 win was the best winner for the home side. St Georges lost ground with 4 winners at Wrockwardine Wood. Wrockites skipper Rob Jones said it was “a good home win Friday against St Georges. I’d have taken 10-4 at 7 p.m. but felt a little disappointed in the end as it could have been better.” Jamie King was best winner 9 with Nige Evans’ 5 win best for the away side. Newport also lost ground as they got 5 winners at a resurgent Meole Brace. Meole captain Andy Wigginton said it was “another home win against top opposition and always looked comfortable instead of some of the roller coaster games we are used to. Only scare really was when home specialist Will Tarrell was 15-6 down but then woke up and won. So 3-1 up off front with Dave Rhodes out talking Scott “amateur” Moseley the only downer. Then captain Andy Wigginton stepped up with a 5 win that more or less secured agg at number 8 and much improved Jon “matchstick” Lyttle won again for a shared middle. Mark Thomas beat Paul Reeves in a thriller at no 9 but it was then over to trigger (Doug Edwards) time at no 12 who produced the finest performance ever by a Meole player to win to 3 that even had the normally emotionless Peter Farmer smiling in disbelief!”

Hanmer beat Chester Road 10-4 to put some distance between the two teams. Mike Gilpin and Graham Bennett were best winners 9 with Andy Smith the best for the visitors 7. Ifton also put distance between them and bottom place as they defeated Hanwood 9-5. Ian Jones was best winner 6 with Hanwood joint skipper Mark Shore continuing his fine form winning 5. Highley beat Wem USC 9-5 with Dave East best winner again 5, as Neil Boxall was best for the visitors 8.

Sir John Bayley are 10 ahead of Castlefields, with Chester Road 12 behind Ifton and another point behind Hanmer. Dave East now leads by 2 wins at the top of the League Averages, and has won 14 consecutive games in the season.

Fri 19th Jul
Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
7 203 9 Ifton V Hanwood 5 196 5
7 219 9 Highley V Wem U S C 5 194 5
4 186 4 Bylet V Sir J Bayley 12 222 8
8 213 10 Wrockwardine Wood V St Georges 4 190 4
8 213 10 Hanmer V Chester Road 4 197 4
11 238 13 Castlefields V Burway 1 151 1
7 230 9 Meole Brace V Newport 5 187 5

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