The Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League were very proud to be able to give Simon Parsonage Life Membership this year for his services to the league. Please find the speech our League President John Coxill wrote about Simon’s bowling life on and off the green.
Simon started his bowling career with his two brothers at Ludlow Castle B.C., joining his father Stuart who was a very successful bowler in his own right.
In 1994 when the Premier League was formed he started playing for Craven Arms B.C.
In 1997 he won the Shropshire County Merit Trophy at Bridgnorth beating Keith Pessall 21-19 in the final. A highlight of my year as President.That same year he made his County debut away at Wigan against Bill Hilton winning 21-14. He went on to represent Shropshire for many years and in 2009 he was part of the home team that won the Crosfield Cup beating Yorkshire and he was awarded the overall man of the match winning 21-4 against Craig Newton.
In 2004 he moved to Castlefields B.C. where he was part of the many successes they had.
In 2010 he returned to South Shropshire to play for Burway B.C. To try and help them get in the Premier League which they did in 2013. Most recently he has channelled his energy into promoting Shropshire Junior bowls. 3 of his 4 children followed him into bowls, 2 of whom are currently junior county players.He is also a junior county selector.
Simon is a very successful business man with his own company FLOWFIT and the Premier League are very grateful for all the sponsorship and support he has given us over many years.
We as a league wish Simon and his family every success in the future.
The League have decided to make him a life member in recognition of his dedication, service and sponsorship to the Premier League. Thank you Simon.
Below is a picture of Simon receiving his certificate off our League President John Coxill.