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Season 12: 2005

The year 2005 saw the resignation of original founder members Craven Arms just 5 matches into the season as the continuing loss of players eventually took its toll and whilst some of their players continue to play in our league having joined new clubs, it was an especially sad day for their club captain Tony Cowdale.  Interest in joining our league continues to be high with three teams again applying to take their place at her end of the season. We will start 2006 with our full compliment of 14 teams

The season started with Chester Road once again strong favourites for major honours and St Georges hoping the signing of county star Peter Farmer would provide their missing link.  Chester Road opened their league campaign with an 11-3 away win at Wem USC but after six games it was St Georges who led by 16 points at the top of the table after a perfect 6 wins out of six start.  Match seven on the 20<sup>th</sup> May proved to be decisive with Chester Road traveling to St Georges and inflicting their first home defeat on their title rivals with a 9-5 win. After 10 matches Chester Road moved to the top of the league and remained unbeaten for three months with a 14 match winning win which ended at Wrockwardine Wood with an 8-6 defeat. Chester Road wrapped up their third successive title with a match to spare and finished 14 points clear of St Georges who were runners up for the second season running.  Castlefields finished third and Wrockwardine Wood achieved their highest ever position of 4<sup>th</sup>.  The league’s most improved team in 2005 was Newport who finished in ninth position having been involved in the relegation playoff the season before.

The Alan Mayhew Trophy went to St Georges for the third time with a 235-179 victory over Donnington Wood in the final played at the Bowring.  The former Bowring player, Andrew Jones, was the recipient of the “Mike Hinton Man of the Match” award following his 21-5 win in the first four.

On the individual front, the “Mike Hinton” pairs was held for the second year and was won by the by the Wrockwardine Wood pairing of Dale Downes and Rob Jones.  33 pairs from 10 clubs took part.  After over 9 hours bowling, they overcame the Newport pairing of Daniel Hand and Chris Grocott 21-19 in an exciting final.  Alan Davidson, Newport, won the John Coxill Trophy for the first time when he beat Tony Rhodes, St Georges, 21-12 in the final held at Sir John Bayley.  Dave “Rocky” Jones won 21 games to lift the Neville Edwards Trophy and Chester Road’s Charlie Weaver 14 consecutive wins took the other individual award.

The Premiership Pool A&B format continued as an 8 a side competition and Castlefields beat St Georges in the final of the Pool A shield.  Ifton lifted the Pool B shield after defeating Wem USC in the final at Wem Sports.

Last, but not least, the season finished with a play-off match.  Following the resignation of Craven Arms, there was no relegation playoff but a one off match with the victors talking the 14<sup>th</sup> place in the Premier League.  The fact that there would be only one play off match was not known until the playoff night itself due to the dispute over who had won the Mid Shropshire League. Had St Georges had points deducted, runners up, Hadley USC would have been eligible to take part in the play offs.  However I was advised during the night of the match that St Georges were confirmed as league winners, resigning Hadley to another year in the lower league. The play-off decider was to take place at Ford and, in front of another large crowd, The Highley League winners, White Horse, defeated the Whitchurch and Malpas League winners, Bridgewater Rhos by 28 chalks, with nine winners the cornerstone of the team victory.

2005 Hall of Fame

League Winners: Chester Road

Alan Mayhew Winners: St Georges

Pool A: Castlefields

Pool B: Ifton

League Averages: Dave (Rocky) Jones (Ifton)

Most Consecutive Wins: Charlie Weaver (Chester Road)

League Merit: Alan Davidson (Newport)

Mike Hinton Pairs: Rob Jones & Dale Downes (Wrockwardine Wood)

						Home				Away		Total					
			Pld	Pld	W	L	GW	Pld	W	L	GW	GW	MW	Agg	Pts
Chester Road		24	12	12	0	106	12	9	3	79	185	21	703	227
St Georges		24	12	11	1	109	12	5	7	72	181	16	808	213
Castlefields		24	12	12	0	111	12	1	11	59	170	13	574	196
Wrockwardine Wood	24	12	12	0	110	12	2	10	56	166	14	483	194
Meole Brace		24	12	12	0	98	12	2	8	60	158	14	321	188
Ford			24	12	11	1	101	12	2	10	54	155	13	223	181
Ifton			24	12	9	3	91	12	2	10	49	140	11	-34	162
S J Bayley		24	12	10	1	92	12	0	12	42	134	10	-63	155
Newport			24	12	10	2	80	12	1	11	43	123	11	-426	145
Wem USC			24	12	9	3	84	12	0	12	42	126	9	-381	144
Archibald Worthington	24	12	10	2	87	12	0	12	30	117	10	-750	137
Donnington Wood		24	12	6	5	75	12	1	11	44	119	7	-448	134
Childs Ercall		24	12	5	7	71	12	0	12	27	98	5	-1010	108

Results

Archibald Worthington Castlefields Chester Road Childs Ercall Donnington Wood Ford Ifton Meole Brace Newport S J Bayley St Georges Wem USC Wrockwardine Wood
Archibald Worthington 10/4 5/9 11/3 9/5 11/3 7/7 10/4 8/6 11/3 5/9 11/3 9/5
Castlefields 13/1 9/5 12/2 12/2 11/3 13/1 9/5 13/1 10/4 11/3 9/5 13/1
Chester Road 13/1 8/6 13/1 10/4 10/4 9/5 10/4 11/3 14/0 10/4 11/3 11/3
Childs Ercall 9/5 7/7 6/8 7/7 6/8 4/10 4/10 10/4 9/5 4/10 10/4 5/9
Donnington Wood 11/3 3/11 2/12 12/2 5/9 12/2 7/7 6/8 10/4 3/11 9/5 8/6
Ford 10/4 10/4 7/7 11/3 10/4 12/2 9/5 11/3 10/4 9/5 13/1 11/3
Ifton 13/1 9/5 5/9 12/2 11/3 10/4 4/10 10/4 11/3 3/11 10/4 11/3
Meole Brace 11/3 14/0 12/2 12/2 10/4 8/6 10/4 8/6 10/4 10/4 9/5 8/6
Newport 14/0 8/6 5/9 10/4 9/5 10/4 8/6 9/5 8/6 2/12 9/5 8/6
S J Bayley 10/4 9/5 4/10 11/3 12/2 8/6 11/3 7/7 12/2 9/5 11/3 9/5
St Georges 13/1 10/4 5/9 12/2 11/3 11/3 13/1 11/3 11/3 11/3 14/0 9/5
Wem USC 10/4 9/5 3/11 13/1 10/4 8/6 5/9 8/6 11/3 10/4 9/5 6/8
Wrockwardine Wood 11/3 10/4 8/6 12/2 11/3 12/2 11/3 14/0 12/2 12/2 11/3 10/4

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League Averages:

Pos Player Pl W Aggr
1 Ifton David (Rocky) Jones 23 20 150
2 Chester Road Charlie  Weaver 24 20 132
3 Newport Dale Rudrum 24 20 108
4 Meole Brace Tony Dodd 24 19 116
5 Chester Road Andrew Duckett 23 19 112
6 St Georges Peter  Farmer 24 18 143
7 Castlefields Paul Williams 24 18 123
8 Chester Road John Breeze 23 18 110
9 Wrock Wood Richard Morris 22 18 97
10 Wrock Wood Martin Williams 24 17 134
11 Newport Chris Grocott 23 17 96
12 Ford David Hoffman 24 17 70
13 Wrock Wood John Clarke 24 17 54
14 Newport Alan Davidson 21 16 125
15 Ifton Tim Halliwell 22 16 123
16 Ford Wayne Phillips 22 16 90
17 St Georges Chris Ball 22 16 89
18 St Georges Ian Gaut 21 16 88
19 Chester Road Andrew Moss 22 16 86
20 Castlefields Clay Flattley 24 16 85
21 Chester Road Martin Lloyd 22 16 59
22 Donnington Wood Dave Rhodes 24 16 53
23 Meole Brace Mark Thomas 22 16 37
24 Castlefields Glyn  Herbert 21 15 108
25 St Georges Andrew Jones 22 15 97
26 St Georges Alan Palin 24 15 86
27 Newport Philip Emery 24 15 79
28 St Georges Mark Burroughs 22 15 79
29 Ford Peter Bound 24 15 78
30 St Georges Mick Jones 22 15 76
31 Castlefields Keith Walton 24 15 73
32 Childs Ercall Brian Shore 24 15 51
33 Chester Road Paul Latham 24 15 41
34 Wem USC Fred Bailey 23 15 38
35 Wrock Wood Rob Jones 24 15 21
36 Ford Nigel Bound 17 14 94
37 Ford Tony Hotchkiss 22 14 73
38 Wrock Wood Scott Harries 21 14 73
39 Meole Brace Colin Beaman 21 14 68
40 Donnington Wood Paul Reeves 24 14 65
41 Chester Road Rod Manley 22 14 46
42 Sir J Bayley Dave Burton 23 14 46
43 Castlefields Callum Wraight 23 14 40
44 Wem USC Shaun Nagle 24 14 38
45 St Georges Craig  Barker 16 13 90
46 Wrock Wood Stuart Rutter 21 13 74
47 St Georges Tony  Rhodes 23 13 69
48 Wrock Wood Dale Downes 23 13 63
49 Chester Road Mark Holland 20 13 55
50 St Georges Keith Pessall 22 13 55
51 Sir J Bayley Roger Teague 24 13 53
52 Sir J Bayley Norman Harvey 24 13 50
53 Meole Brace Ian Riddell 18 13 48
54 Castlefields Rich Goddard 23 13 43
55 St Georges Dave King 24 13 33
56 Sir J Bayley Spencer Clarke 22 13 26
57 Wem USC Scott Thomas 23 13 19
58 Sir J Bayley Steve Burroughs 22 13 18
59 Sir J Bayley Mark Shore 23 13 16
60 Chester Road Paul Smith 23 13 11
61 Ford Kevin Jones 24 13 5
62 Archibald W’ton John Tew 22 13 -2
63 Wem USC Philip Threlfall 24 13 -16
64 Meole Brace Graham Dulson 23 12 62
65 Sir J Bayley Scott Lambert 19 12 53
66 Wrock Wood Steve Broome 23 12 48
67 Donnington Wood Roy Bradburn 23 12 40
68 Ifton Chris  Pearce 24 12 33
69 Meole Brace Ian Dowley 24 12 31
70 Wrock Wood Phil Clee 23 12 -2
71 Donnington Wood Mark Selly 24 12 -9
72 Archibald W’ton Adrian Smout 23 12 -22
73 Meole Brace Conrad Clapham 21 11 50
74 Meole Brace Adrian Rowe 20 11 47
75 Ford Bill Tarrell 22 11 44
76 Chester Road Ian Booth 22 11 41
77 Castlefields Mark Picknell 18 11 39
78 Ifton Carl Roberts 21 11 34
79 Ifton Geraint Williams 20 11 34
80 Castlefields Keith Wall 19 11 33
81 Wem USC Mal Evans 23 11 14
82 Donnington Wood Simon Gerrard 22 11 2
83 Ford Nick Davies 19 11 2
84 Meole Brace Mick Jones 19 11 1
85 Wem USC Derek Wright 24 11 0
86 Meole Brace Chris  Greenway 22 11 -1
87 Newport Martin France 24 11 -36
88 Ifton Des Hey 12 10 47
89 Meole Brace Julian Cooke 21 10 5
90 Castlefields Kevin Price 18 10 1
91 Sir J Bayley Mike Hinton 24 10 -14
92 Wrock Wood Simon Rhodes 21 10 -27
93 Meole Brace John Nash 20 10 -30
94 Wem USC Barrie Thomas 23 10 -38
95 Archibald W’ton Steve Heath 22 10 -47
96 Archibald W’ton Richard Willdigg 23 10 -50
97 Castlefields Mark Clayton 18 9 21
98 Wrock Wood Andy Stevens 21 9 17
99 Ifton Andrew Hughes 16 9 13
100 Archibald W’ton Les Markham 17 9 7
101 Archibald W’ton Andrew Foster 17 9 0
102 Castlefields Ian Whitehouse 18 9 0
103 Wem USC Colin Smith 23 9 0
104 Chester Road Paul Fowles 17 9 -7
105 Sir J Bayley Gavin Taylor 22 9 -9
106 Chester Road Paul Griffiths 21 9 -20
107 St Georges Keith Carter 20 9 -20
108 Archibald W’ton Chris Ball 20 9 -31
109 Childs Ercall Graham Wood 23 9 -36
110 Donnington Wood Chris Worthington 23 9 -47
111 Childs Ercall Steve Shakespeare 23 9 -51
112 Archibald W’ton Callum Beddows 22 9 -60
113 Newport Ian Whittington 24 9 -76
114 Chester Road Dave Rogers 13 8 44
115 Ifton Mike Riley 11 8 36
116 Castlefields Jesse James 10 8 33
117 Donnington Wood Mark Williams 17 8 -12
118 Ifton Dave (Dicky) Jones 21 8 -23
119 Ford Paul Middleton 18 8 -37
120 Childs Ercall Ben Gibson 21 8 -58
121 Childs Ercall Ian Harvey 22 8 -72
122 Wem USC Andrew Marshall 22 8 -81
123 Castlefields Barry Keep 11 7 28
124 Ford Tony Cowdale 13 7 12
125 Ifton Kevin Jones 12 7 10
126 Donnington Wood Martin Boyd 18 7 -1
127 Donnington Wood Alan Meredith 21 7 -20
128 Sir J Bayley Pete Sherry 19 7 -24
129 St Georges Jim Kellett 14 7 -39
130 Wem USC Chris Brettell 17 7 -39
131 Ifton Brian Hayes 19 7 -76
132 Archibald W’ton Paul Edgerton 21 7 -80
133 Donnington Wood Jimmy Fletcher 23 7 -86
134 Childs Ercall Jonathan Martin 22 7 -100
135 Donnington Wood Chris  Lodge 22 7 -107
136 Castlefields Alan Mayhew 12 6 13
137 Ford Andy  Jones 10 6 3
138 Ifton Mark Evans 12 6 -12
139 Childs Ercall Dave  Brown 15 6 -13
140 Ford Jimmy Green 16 6 -15
141 Castlefields Simon Parsonage 13 6 -23
142 Ford John Coxill 15 6 -33
143 Newport Wayne Lawrence 15 6 -61
144 Childs Ercall Rob Massey 17 6 -66
145 Archibald W’ton David Gourlay 23 6 -96
146 Newport Brian Perry 22 6 -108
147 Childs Ercall Roy Langford 22 6 -118
148 Childs Ercall Steve Edwards 24 6 -139
149 Archibald W’ton Mark Cooper 8 5 6
150 Meole Brace Gary Cooper 11 5 -18
151 Ifton Andy Delooze 13 5 -28
152 Wem USC Simon Bailey 15 5 -45
153 Sir J Bayley Peter Grimston 18 5 -47
154 Newport Paul Rudrum 19 5 -71
155 Newport Jeff Smith 20 5 -77
156 Wem USC Terence O’Rahilly 17 5 -80
157 Archibald W’ton Ged Ashley 17 5 -84
158 Childs Ercall Dan Pollard 18 5 -94
159 Archibald W’ton Mal Jones 21 5 -117
160 Childs Ercall Barry Clarke 22 5 -126
161 Wrock Wood Dave Semper 9 4 -3
162 Ford Pete Griffiths 11 4 -25
163 Archibald W’ton Dave Ridgway 13 4 -49
164 Donnington Wood J Lawrence 12 4 -57
165 Childs Ercall Pete Sargeant 13 4 -77
166 Newport Chris France 16 4 -82
167 Ifton Andy  Jones 16 4 -97
168 Newport Daniel Hand 21 4 -121
169 Chester Road Alan Purcell 3 3 25
170 Archibald W’ton Alan Ball 6 3 4
171 Ford Chris Kelly 7 3 2
172 Ifton Geoff Samuel 8 3 -4
173 Wrock Wood Steve Faulkner 6 3 -10
174 Wrock Wood Alan Jones 7 3 -12
175 Wrock Wood Allan Gaut 13 3 -21
176 Ifton Marcus Hughes 9 3 -45
177 Wem USC Harry Thomas 9 3 -49
178 Donnington Wood Mark Worthington 10 3 -62
179 Sir J Bayley Steve Nicholls 12 3 -65
180 Sir J Bayley Matthew Owen 11 3 -67
181 Childs Ercall Bill Tunks 16 3 -81
182 Newport Gregg Fordham 15 3 -89
183 Sir J Bayley David Birch 5 2 4
184 St Georges Glyn Picknell 7 2 -3
185 Wrock Wood Ryan Stevens 3 2 -6
186 Ford Tony Gray 8 2 -28
187 Sir J Bayley Robin Clarke 9 2 -37
188 Donnington Wood Steve Downes 11 2 -49
189 Newport Clifford Emery 12 2 -63
190 Castlefields Graham Rogers 2 1 13
191 Wem USC Stuart Bailey 1 1 10
192 Archibald W’ton Nigel Ashley 1 1 4
193 Ford Adrian Jennings 1 1 3
194 Castlefields Mick Pritchard 2 1 0
195 Meole Brace Martin Blizard 3 1 -1
196 Wrock Wood Stuart Clee 2 1 -1
197 Chester Road Melvyn Jenkins 6 1 -13
198 Sir J Bayley Del McKenzie 3 1 -16
199 St Georges Phil Clinton 4 1 -18
200 Meole Brace Ray Jones 5 1 -28
201 Childs Ercall Graham Farmer 6 1 -30
202 Sir J Bayley Ray Willetts 4 1 -30
203 Wem USC Jonathan Ryder 5 1 -41
204 Meole Brace Nicky Beard 12 1 -50
205 Ford Darren Watkins 8 1 -60
206 Newport Graham Handley 1 0 -2
207 Wem USC Malcolm Bartley 1 0 -2
208 Castlefields Andrew  Austin 1 0 -4
209 Castlefields Alan Rogers 1 0 -4
210 Ifton Barry Davies 1 0 -5
211 Castlefields Tony Parry 1 0 -6
212 Castlefields Luke Jones 1 0 -7
213 Ifton Nicky Jones 1 0 -8
214 Meole Brace Michael Dulson 1 0 -8
215 Meole Brace Nick Newey 1 0 -8
216 Castlefields Alan Peach 1 0 -9
217 Ifton G Gel 1 0 -10
218 Castlefields Michael Thomas 2 0 -12
219 Ifton Colin Evans 1 0 -12
220 Ifton S Parker 1 0 -12
221 Newport Keith Chaney 1 0 -13
222 Castlefields Steve  Walker 1 0 -14
223 Ifton Rob Hughes 1 0 -16
224 Wrock Wood Robert Clarke 1 0 -16
225 Ifton Robin  Hillman 2 0 -17
226 Ifton Dewi Jones 2 0 -17
227 St Georges Andrew Morgan 1 0 -17
228 Chester Road Paul Williams 3 0 -19
229 Sir J Bayley Terry Deakin 4 0 -20
230 Wem USC M Fielder 2 0 -20
231 Archibald W’ton Ian Price 2 0 -22
232 Ford Phil Price 3 0 -25
233 Ford Pete Thomas 4 0 -30
234 Ifton Terry Williams 5 0 -35
235 Newport Stephen Handley 6 0 -35
236 Archibald W’ton Marc Haller 3 0 -37
237 Wem USC Tom Cooper 5 0 -41
238 Ifton Martin Halliwell 10 0 -46
239 Wem USC Dennis Williams 7 0 -48
240 Ifton Steve Robinson 4 0 -51
241 Archibald W’ton A Beddows 7 0 -74
242 Donnington Wood Richard Bond 6 0 -74
243 Donnington Wood John Lovett 8 0 -84

Most Consecutive Wins:

Charlie Weaver: 

Date H/A Opponents Player For Opp Aggr
Fri 15th Apr A Wem USC Philip Threlfall 17 21 -4
Fri 22nd Apr H Ford Kevin Jones 21 6 11
Wed 27th Apr A Castlefields Keith Walton 21 10 22
Fri 29th Apr H Donnington Wood Richard Bond 21 3 40
Fri 6th May A Meole Brace Conrad Clapham 21 19 42
Fri 13th May H Archibald W’ton Alan Ball 21 18 45
Fri 20th May A St Georges Craig  Barker 17 21 41
Fri 27th May H Wrock Wood Andy Stevens 21 14 48
Fri 3rd Jun A Newport Martin France 21 12 57
Fri 10th Jun H Sir J Bayley Scott Lambert 21 19 59
Fri 17th Jun A Ifton Brian Hayes 21 19 61
Wed 22nd Jun H Childs Ercall Paul Pollard 21 6 76
Fri 24th Jun H Wem USC Colin Smith 21 18 79
Fri 1st Jul A Ford Pete Griffiths 21 5 95
Wed 6th Jul H Castlefields Callum Wraight 21 14 102
Fri 15th Jul A Donnington Wood Simon Gerrard 21 14 109
Fri 22nd Jul H Meole Brace Chris  Greenway 21 18 112
Fri 29th Jul A Archibald W’ton Andrew Foster 21 15 118
Fri 5th Aug H St Georges Dave King 21 11 128
Fri 19th Aug A Wrock Wood Steve Broome 21 18 131
Fri 26th Aug H Newport Jeff Smith 21 13 139

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