Bayley scrape home, Hanwood hammer Meole, Highley earn bragging rights
Sir John Bayley are all but there for a second Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League title after they won at Wrockwardine Wood in week 21. They earned another narrow win there like the last two seasons, thanks to Ash Gregory coming in with a 21-8 win. Dan Taylor was best winner for the home side 11. Castlefields only matched their result with a 11-3 win over Wem USC. They were thankful for three 21-20 winners, with Keith Wall leading the way with his 7 win. Colin Smith was best for the visitors 5. Newport also matched the score of those two teams above with their 11-3 win over bottom placed Chester Road. Phil Emery was best winner 5, with Martin Lloyd replying for the Road 9. Hanwood finally moved from 5th place with an excellent 13-3 win at Meole Brace. Joint captain Mark Shore said “with the heavy rain last night we made a last minute change to our order which paid off as we went three nil up, then held the middle and took the back four. Excellent performance from our lads throughout the team with performances that dug out wins from behind. Craig Wilson from 20-15 down and Wayne Phillips from 18-13 down. Ash Wellings also produced a fantastic last bowl when game against. Very pleased with the teams current form.” Mark himself and Colin Beaman were best winners 12, while for the home side it was Will Tarrell 11. St Georges slipped down to 5th with 6 winners at Burway. Clay Flattley was their best winner 7, with Adam Dovey best for the home side 5.
Highley earned bragging rights as they beat neighbours Bylet 10-6. Joint skipper Ben Dixon said “Dave was 17-4 down and came back to win 19 in the middle and that was the turning point. It was muddy and difficult on a green that’s one of the worse in the league. But we adapted better, although fair play to their captain Scott Harries for playing the game when they maybe could have called it off. One of my personal ambitions for this season was to finish above the Bylet and we have as good as done that now.” Darrell Handley’s 5 win at the back helped seal the aggregate, despite Grant Cooper’s 10 win for the home side. Ifton have gone above Hanmer with a 10-4 win. Geraint Williams was best winner for the home side 8, with ex-home player Simon Tyler best for the visitors 17.
Sir John Bayley are still 20 ahead of Castlefields, while Chester Road are 17 below Hanmer, but with a game in hand. Scott Simpson is now top of the League Averages after winning his 11th consecutive match, chasing Dave East’s 14 straight wins.
|Won||Agg||Pts||Home Team||Premier||Away Team||Pts||Agg||Won||H||A||CH||PP|
|5||210||5||Wrockwardine Wood||V||Sir J Bayley||11||219||7||✓|
|9||230||11||Castlefields||V||Wem U S C||3||191||3||✓|