Castlefields beat Burway by 14 overall
Castlefields sealed their place in yet another Alan Mayhew Trophy Final as they beat Burway by 14 shots. It was a tale of two big home wins, but the Fields’ 44 shot home win was the bigger of the two after having 6 winners there, led by Mike Beer’s 9 win. In Ludlow and Callum Wraight’s 9 win for the visitors was crucial in keeping the deficit down to 30, despite Len Lewis’ best win of 5 for the home side.
Captain Alan Peach said “ we played a good team in Burway. We were 37 down away after the first 3 but recovered to lose by 30. We then had 6 winners at home winning by 44 in a good team performance. Maybe our strength through out the team told in the end.”
Meole Brace beat Sir John Bayley by 35
Meole Brace continued their love affair with the competition as they reached their 3rd final in as many years. 6 winners at home was key, Andy Wigginton the best of them 9. They also had 3 winners away on the Bayley, Bill Tarrell the best of them 12. Gordon Hawkins was the best for the home side 10 as they only won by just one chalk.
Skipper Andy Wigginton said “after a schoolboy error forgetting to ask for the green to be cut by myself, crash Middleton got it cut just in time for game to be the saviour. An incredible performance followed home and away with 6 winners at home and after 24 losers and no winners in two league games over the last 2 years, I was amazed to get 3 winners at the Bayley.Everybody was buzzing and up for it and just a perfect result to get through to our 3rd straight final to meet our great rivals.”
The scorecards are here.
So Castlefields and Meole Brace meet in a repeat of the 2016 final when Meole won their first ever silverware on Bicton. A green should be announced the next couple of days.