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Gameweek 6 Review

Newport and Wrockwardine continue form, Bottom beats top, St Georges win away again

Newport and Wrockwardine Wood continued their good form in Gameweek 6 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League. Newport beat Hanwood 12-2 to move top and send out a message to their title rivals. Captain Sam Millward said it was a “brilliant result against a good bunch of lads, 1-12 were brilliant. Dave Rhodes and Kevin Keary were brilliant to both win 20 after both being 18-20 down. On to the next one!” Sam himself was best winner 5, while for the visitors their away woes continued, despite Ash Wellings’ best win of 14. Wrockwardine Wood sit in second place after continuing their good start with an 11-3 win over Chester Road, and will be thinking it could have been more with two 20 losers. Only Gary Beff was a clear cut winner for the visitors with his 9 win, while for the home side, Dan Taylor was best winner 5.

Bottom beat top as Ifton defeated Sir John Bayley 8-6. Captain Dickie Jones said it was an “welcome win with our players getting behind each other. There were big wins on both sides. Richie Griffiths was 17-9 up on Tom Roden before it started raining heavily only to then lose 19. But fair play to Tom who adapted well to the conditions.” Martin Jones was best of three single figure winners for the home side, 5, while the 2016 Champions had two single figure winners themselves, Norman Harvey the best of them 7. St Georges won another away game 11-5 at Bowring to cancel out their troubles at home. Joint skipper Ian Gaut commented “we went expecting to have winners and to be honest it always felt comfortable. Great performances from Nick Wyer and John Cooke in particular and great overall both off and on the green. We’ve now cancelled our home programme and just concentrating on playing all away fixtures!”

Castlefields earned themselves a solid 11-3 win over Burway to recover well from their narrow defeat at Meole Brace last week. Adam Jones was their best winner 5, while for the Ludlow side it was Kiah Roberts 9. Hanmer also recovered well from a couple of ropy results with a 10-4 home win over Bylet. There was only 14 in the aggregate though as Scott Harries and Rich Morris both won 5 for the visitors, so Lee Peate’s 3 win went a long way to helping them win those extra two points. Wem USC continued their good form with a 10-4 home win over Meole Brace. Colin Smith raced to a 21-1 win while Bill Tarrell was best for the visitors 14.

Newport are top by a single point to Wrockwardine Wood, with Sir John Bayley a further three behind. At the bottom and just 2 points separate four teams, with Chester Road bottom of those four by a point. Stuart Clee now leads the League Averages, with just 5 players unbeaten from 6 games.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
9 228 11 Castlefields V Burway 3 159 3
10 239 12 Newport V Hanwood 2 174 2
9 238 11 Wrockwardine Wood V Chester Road 3 198 3
8 215 10 Hanmer V Bylet 4 201 4
5 221 5 Bowring V St Georges 11 222 7
6 210 8 Ifton V Sir J Bayley 6 185 6
8 231 10 Wem U S C V Meole Brace 4 182 4

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