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Gameweek 5 Review

Wrockites keep up form, Newport earn super seven, Meole edge out Fields

It was another week of unpredictable results in Gameweek 5 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League. Wrockwardine Wood earned themselves a draw up at St Georges as they continued their excellent start to the season. Skipper Stuart Clee commented that the “overall performance was very good as my lads have been all year. Applied ourselves very well and achieved what we thought we could. I know the league table says Friday’s result was a draw but to come away from there with 7 winners and 9 points did please me and the boys and was a great ‘points haul’ to come away with. Saying that, the result has gone now and we go again next week at home. As I keep saying, if we keep applying ourselves in the way we have been and supporting each other on and off green let’s see where it take us.” Stuart himself was best winner 9 while Barry Gilder was best for the home side 4. Newport also kept up their good start while slightly halting Sir John Bayley’s as they got themselves 7 winners there, but just dipped out on aggregate. Captain Sam Millward was “chuffed with 7 points. We went to SJB to compete all the way through the game not just settle for 3/4. We were gutted to lose on the aggregate by 6 but can’t see many matching our result on there this season.” The Bayley were thankful to Ant Bracken’s best win of 6 to help win the aggregate, with Sam himself replying with an 8 win.

Meole Brace took the bragging rights over Castlefields as they defeated them 10-4 but just by 3 chalks. Captain Andy Wiggington commented on “another roller coaster game which just went our way in the end. Another fine start going 3-1 up. Then Callum Wraight and Mike Beer showed their class in middle 4 with two big wins but shared the middle with a fine first win of season for Kieran Jones and another win for the vastly improving Scott Moseley. Then Paul Williams had stunning win at 9 against shell shocked Nige Bound to put them 25 up on agg. We then  had 3 fine wins under pressure by Martin Middleton, Mark Thomas and the reliable Doug Edwards to pinch the agg by 3 and a super 10-4 win.” Paul Williams was best winner 2 for the visitors while Mark Thomas was best for the home side 9. Elsewhere in Shrewsbury, Hanwood hammered Hanmer 13-1 to move up the table. Joint captain Mark Shore said it was a “great result Friday. All the lads played very well. Plenty of dominant performances from a few of our players. Nick Davies produced a notable battling performance against Mike Gilpin. Mike got off to a flyer bowling real close but Nick dug in to pull out some great shots to get a well deserved win. The Wellings brothers continued their fine start to the season. For Hanmer Liam Jones played well to win and skipper Dave Ellison pushed Ash Wellings hard all the way.” Liam won 17, while best winners for the home side were Dave Burton and Glyn Wellings 6.

Bylet bounced back away at Bylet with 6 away winners, trebling their away tally from their first two games. Captain Dickie Jones commented that “it was a good team performance to have 6 winners. A special mention for Geriant Williams who was superb in beating Scott Harries.” Geriant was best winner 11 with Rob Steventon best for Bylet 9. Bowring will also be very happy with their 5 at Burway, with captain Jamie King leading the way 12, while for Burway it was Ben Allen 7. Wem also got 5 at Chester Road to keep their good away form up. Connor Whitehall was their best winner 10 while Andy Smith continued his good form at home to be best winner 6.

Sir John Bayley are 2 clear at the top to Newport and Wrockwardine Wood, while Ifton are still bottom, 2 points off Hanmer. Spencer Clarke still leads the League Averages, with 10 players having won 5 out of 5.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
8 200 10 Meole Brace V Castlefields 4 197 4
5 202 6 St Georges V Wrockwardine Wood 9 202 7
6 225 8 Bylet V Ifton 6 215 6
7 217 9 Chester Road V Wem U S C 5 195 5
5 212 7 Sir J Bayley V Newport 7 206 7
7 234 9 Burway V Bowring 5 187 5
11 248 13 Hanwood V Hanmer 1 151 1

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