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Gameweek 6 Review

Chester Road bounce back, Newport win away, Meole go further clear

Chester Road bounced back spectacularly in Gameweek 6 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League by beating Wrockwardine Wood 13-1. It was a second successive 13-1 for Wrockwardine which sees them drop to bottom spot of the league, with Stuart Clee their only winner this week 19. But Chester Road have moved up the table on “a good night” according to captain Paul Fowles. “We all played well and got a good advantage having the chance to swap the players around with more choice. Fair play to them they played better than only getting one with Phil Clee very unlucky to lose being game on only for Martin Lloyd to play a great bowl to save game.” Best winner for the Road was Ian McDonald 5. Sir John Bayley also bounced back from their whitewash the week before with a 10-4 win over St Georges, taking the whole of the back four. St Georges battled well first four with Pete Grimston winning from 15-7 down and Glyn Picknell from 13-7 behind. Best winner in the middle was Ian Gaut 14 for the visitors while Chris Worthington was best winner 21-1 after plastering it over the middle. Newport returned to their old form with a great 10-4 win at the Bylet which pleased captain Mick Jones. “It could have gone either way with some close cards, but we could have had a couple more with Mark Selley losing 20 from 20-19 up and Phil Emery 18-13 up. But still a great result there.” Best winner for Bylet was Rob Fuller 3 while for the visitors John Roberts won 10.

Meole Brace still lead the table though after they extended their lead to 6 points with an 11-3 home win over Burway. Captain Pete Bound commented on a “very good team performance as the green was difficult to play. Burway struggled with the green but started strongly winning the first two games. Good home performances are the key to staying in contention.” Best winner for Meole was Craig Wilson 3, with four other single figure winners for the home side. Nick Lewis was best winner 13 for the Ludlow side. Castlefields sit second after beating Hanwood 11-3, in another game down Queen Street with no single figure cards. Andy Judson was best for the Fields with his 10 card while for the visitors it was Tony Hotchkiss and Mark Shore 12. Wem USC are a further point behind after beating Bowring 9-5. There were one single figure card for each side, Rob Roden for the visitors 6 while Chris Brettell responded with an 8 card. Hanmer lifted themselves off bottom spot with a timely 11-3 win over Ifton. Skipper Dave Ellison tells the story of the game. “We came off 2-2 after the first four with Mike Gilpin who was brilliant in his 21-2 victory (to be best winner for the home side). The middle four all won with Jack Hewitt’s game with Craig Griffiths being the game of the night which Jack just edged. The back four then saw us gain another precious 3 winners with Robin Bennett’s win over ex-homester Joey Williams being the highlight. The win was much needed on a green that was properly running for the first time this season and the good weather helped us out last night and we can now push on hopefully next Friday at Bowring.” Leighton Roberts was best winners for the Miners, 11.

Meole Brace lead the table by 6 points to Castlefields with Wrockwardine Wood bottom by 3 to the Bylet. Andy Wigginton still leads the averages by 12 chalks to Andy Duckett.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
8 235 10 Sir J Bayley V St Georges 4 175 4
11 250 13 Chester Road V Wrockwardine Wood 1 176 1
9 237 11 Hanmer V Ifton 3 181 3
7 225 9 Wem U S C V Bowring 5 214 5
9 227 11 Castlefields V Hanwood 3 187 3
9 239 11 Meole Brace V Burway 3 147 3
4 219 4 Bylet V Newport 10 226 8

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