St Georges and Bowring progressed to meet each other in the Semi Finals of the Pool A with contrasting wins. St Georges comfortably beat Meole Brace on Chester Road to get through, winning by 38 overall. They only led by 2 after the first four though, with Craig Wilson’s best win of 8 keeping Meole in the game. But after Ian Gaut won 3 it was game over for Meole. Bowring had a much closer game with Newport, coming through my 9 overall. Stand in captain Rob Roden commented “we are happy with the win and without 2 players who in Jamie King and Reece Farr would have played. We had a good start having 3 winners from 4 and matched them in the back.” Josh Bradburn was best winner for them 10 with Phil Emery’s best win of 14 not enough for Newport.
SJB v Bye
St Georges beat Meole Brace by 38 at Chester Road
Bowring beat Newport by 9 at SJB
Pool A Matchcards here.
Wem USC found some form as they progressed against Bylet by just 2 chalks at Hanwood. They only had three winners but Mike Dulson’s 8 win helped them get through, and vital form and practice ahead of the playoff final. Captain Graham Dulson said “it keeps our players playing and ready for the playoff game. We seem to have more players on form than all season with games on Saturday and Sunday so the players are getting plenty of games.” Rich Morris was best of the 5 winners for Bylet 12 but it wasn’t enough. Burway had a comfortable win against Hanmer by 41 with 7 winners, Nick Lewis the best of them 10, with Richard Pullen the only winner for Hanmer, 17.
Pool B 1st round Results:
Burway beat Hanmer by 41 at Bowring
Chester Road w/o Wrockwardine Wood
Wem USC beat Bylet by 2 at Hanwood
Ifton v Bye
Pool B Matchcards here.