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Gameweek 10 Review

Meole win away again, Ifton seal super six, Bayley gain revenge

Meole Brace won another away game in Gameweek 10 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League as they won 11-5 at Chester Road. Captain Andy Wigginton comments “2nd away of season for the unfancied Meole boys. Bill Tarrell outstanding performance on front against Mark Holland to be 2-2.Then the middle which has been a problem all season were superb having 3 winners and a 19 loser with Tim Jordan being the best winner of night with a great 21-8 win. Even captain Wigginton winning a rare game at Chester Road after being 9-3 down to win to 12. Then back four shared the wins and agg never in danger. Trigger 18-10 down then once again came to life when left on his own on green to win 20 at no 12.” Best winner for the home side was Martin Lloyd 10, who are now struggling at the bottom end of the table. Ifton are below them still despite getting a super 6 at Castlefields. Skipper Dickie Jones was “very happy to get 6 winners. We were 12 down with Martin Jones last man on the green 19-7 up so nearly pulled off a shock win. But Castlefields did have five regulars out.” Craig Griffiths was best winner 6 for the visitors while Mike Beer was likewise for the home side.

Newport and Sir John Bayley took advantage of that poor result for the Fields as they both earned good results. Newport got 6 winners at Wrockwardine Wood, with Russ Pegram and Paul Reeves joint best winners 14, while Mark Clayton’s 3 win helped seal the aggregate for the home side. The Bayley gained revenge for their whitewash last season as they won 12-4 at Burway. It was even more remarkable as Burway led by 28 after the first four after Kiah Roberts won 4, after being 18-0 up. Spencer Clarke won 10 to be best winner and keep the damage down. But after that it was all Bayley who only dropped one more game as they earned a vital away win to go 2nd. Hanwood remain on the coattails of the top four as they gained a good 5 at Bowring. Dave Burton was their best winner 13, while Rich Lawson was best winner for the home side 7, as the Bowring are still stuck near the bottom end of the league.

Bylet didn’t quite pull off their remarkable win at St Georges like last year but will be very happy with their 5 winners there this season. Despite Rob Perry’s best win of 6, Andy Morgan helped the Dragons avenge that defeat and win the aggregate by 17 shots. Wem USC will be another team that is very happy after defeating Hanmer 12-2, a result which leaves Hanmer bottom of the league. Captain Scott Thomas commented on “another good performance from 1-12 on Friday. I was very pleased with the team’s attitude on and off the green. The time spent practicing is paying off and our confidence as a team is growing. We have a tough few weeks ahead but we are looking forward to the challenge of playing the top teams and hope to keep our good run of form going.” Neil Boxall was best winner 7 while Rich Pullen’s 17 win was best for the away side.

Newport’s lead at the top has been cut to 8 points by Sir John Bayley, while Hanmer are bottom by 6 points to Ifton. All three players who were unbeaten having played maximum games won at Wrockwardine Wood, with Pete Farmer still top on aggregate, having won his 24th consecutive league game.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
6 202 8 Castlefields V Ifton 6 197 6
7 216 9 St Georges V Bylet 5 199 5
6 225 8 Wrockwardine Wood V Newport 6 196 6
5 201 5 Chester Road V Meole Brace 11 222 7
7 230 9 Bowring V Hanwood 5 209 5
4 191 4 Burway V Sir J Bayley 12 206 8
10 247 12 Wem U S C V Hanmer 2 174 2

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