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Gameweek 13 Review

Burway bounce back, Bowring & Wrockwardine win big, Chester Road earn vital win

Burway bounced back to their old home form spectacularly as they defeated leaders Newport 11-3 in Gameweek 13 of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League. They took advantage of Newport missing a few players but still managed to win big against a team in fine form. Joint captain Russ Davies says “the green was running very well, Sam Millward beating Ben Allen,  Wayne Rogers and Kiah Roberts doing what they do, and Lenny Lewis playing well to get his game off. Much needed wins for Russ Davies and Ben James, with Roy Crowther beating Russ Pegram in a long battle. Duncan Pressley continuing his good season with a win (to be best winner 8). Mark Rogers digging in and winning against the handsome Paul Reeves, Jolyon Partridge was unable to stop Pete farmer with a 16 card. Chris Dovey struggled with weight against Pete Cookson (who was Newport’s best winner 10) and Kevin Dovey beating Tom Langford 17. I am very pleased with the win, but know Friday they will be looking to do the same to us!” Bowring and Wrockwardine Wood banged in 12-2 home wins as Bowring matched their result last Friday and Wrockwardine got back to their early season form. Bowring skipper Rich Lawson commented on “another very solid home performance from us. At the start I would have taken 8 winners but to get 10 and have back to back 12-2 home wins is great. Again the green ran really well with Josh Bradburn (best winner 7) and Adam Patrick both bowling well to win single figures. Ash Gregory and Jack Whitehead both scrambled well to win the close games and everyone else had good decent wins. Darren Lacey was excellent against Jamie winning to 8 (to be best winner), so really pleased with the win and hopefully carry this form into our next few games.” Wrockwardine Wood hammered Hanmer to leave them stranded at the bottom of the table. Their best winners were three 21-8 cards from Rob Jones, Martin Williams and Steve Roberts. Youngsters Liam Jones and Jack Butler were the away side’s winners, both 15.

Along with Newport, the rest of the top three couldn’t match their wins on Friday as they both got 5 winners. Sir John Bayley’s winless run on St Georges continued, with Dave King’s 3 win helped the Dragons be comfortable on the aggregate with Chris Ward and Chris Worthington both winning 14 to be best for the Bayley. They will be thankful for winning the other three games 18,19 and 20, although did have three other close games go against them. Hanwood got 5 at Chester Road as the home side continue their low scoring wins at home, but will be happy to bounce back after Friday’s defeat. Paul Williams was best winner 8 for them, with Glyn Wellings replying for the visitors, 10. Meole Brace and Wem USC also bounced back from their home defeats on Fridays. Wem beat Castlefields 9-5 as Pete Bound was best winner 6 with Callum Wraight back in the team and being their best winner 10 for the Fields. Meole defeated Bylet 10-4 with four single figure winners, Doug Edwards and Will Tarrell the best of them 5, while Tim Ealey’s was the Islanders’ best with his 7 card.

Newport have had their lead cut to 9 at the top, with Hanwood a further three behind the Bayley and Wrockwardine Wood another two behind. Hanmer are now 12 points adrift of Ifton at the bottom.

Pete Farmer won a record 27th consecutive win to be top of the League Averages on his own, and lead the Most Consecutive wins again on 13 wins. Chris Brettell leads Andy Wigginton by 2 chalks for Player of the Month, with 6 others also unbeaten this month.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
8 215 10 Meole Brace V Bylet 4 166 4
7 232 9 St Georges V Sir J Bayley 5 205 5
10 240 12 Wrockwardine Wood V Hanmer 2 158 2
7 218 9 Chester Road V Hanwood 5 198 5
10 237 12 Bowring V Ifton 2 177 2
9 231 11 Burway V Newport 3 185 3
7 228 9 Wem U S C V Castlefields 5 186 5



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