Hanwood win well, Fields & Dragons fightback, Burway earn fab five
Hanwood won well again to continue their fine form in week 22 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League. They beat Wrockwardine Wood 13-1 to move within two points of 3rd place. Joint captain Mark Shore says “the team continued its fine form and we were pleased with the big points haul on Friday. The Wrockites played far better than the 1 point suggests. Early in the first four they were exceptional but our lads dug in and battled for every chalk. Hard to pick out individual performances when all played well but very pleased with the performances of Rich Lawson, Dave Payne, Simon Lane and Colin Beaman (best winner 7). For them Stuart Rutter played superb against Ash Wellings and as the scoreline suggests it was close.” Winner for the visitors was Martin Williams 17. They closed the gap on 3rd after Newport managed 7 winners at Wem USC but didn’t win the aggregate. They lost out by 4 despite Dave Lloyd winning 2, with Mike Dulson and Colin Smith best winners for the home side 8. St Georges also gained on Newport after winning 11-5 at Chester Road. Joint skipper Tony Rhodes says “after a sluggish start and going 5-3 down, we were flat but with Lewis Scott coming off early and playing superb to beat Martin Lloyd (to be joint best winner 9 with Clay Flattley), it set us up to win the back four and thereafter the match. We continue to punch above as someone said to me recently but continue to collect points.” Best winner for the home side was Ian McDonald 8.
Sir John Bayley only beat Burway 9-5 with Tom Roden best winner 8, and Burway’s being Mark Rogers 9. This meant Castlefields gained on them after coming back to win 11-5 at Highley. Captain Alan Peach said “after going 4 nil down to recover with a 11-5 score was a great effort. Highley first 4 played really well and put us under great pressure. When Mike Beer recovered from 19-10 down to run out and with Andy Judson and Callum Wraight both winning and Rich Goddard getting 18 it brought us back into the game. Then to have 4 winners at the back and by 42 chalks was outstanding. The fighting spirit was there for all to see.” Ifton put more distance between them and the bottom as they beat Meole Brace 9-5. Best winner for them was Dave Bond 4 with Doug Edwards replying with a 5 win. Hanmer joined them on 134 points, and pushed Bylet down to second bottom, after beating them 10-4. Lee Peate was best winner 1, while Jamie Taylor was best for the away side 10.
Sir John Bayley are 18 ahead of Castlefields at the top. Chester Road are 20 behind the Bylet at the bottom, but with a game in hand. Scott Simpson leads the League Averages on aggregate to Dave East and Pete Cookson, while he is now just two consecutive wins behind Dave East. Mark Shore is another win behind while Pete is another win behind, as those three players aim to close in on Dave’s 14 consecutive wins.
|Won||Agg||Pts||Home Team||Premier||Away Team||Pts||Agg||Won||H||A||CH||PP|
|5||197||5||Chester Road||V||St Georges||11||206||7||✓|
|5||203||7||Wem U S C||V||Newport||7||199||7||✓|
|7||220||9||Sir J Bayley||V||Burway||5||192||5||✓|