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Gameweek 23 Review

Fields on course, Bayley bounce back, Burway & St Georges earn big home wins

Castlefields look on course to retain the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League after they beat a spirited Newport 9-5 in Gameweek 23. Newport put up a fight to try and wrestle control of the league but fell 15 chalks short, with Pete Farmer’s 3 win at number 12 coming too late as the Fields had three single figure winners before, Keith Wall the best of them 5. Newport are now looking over their shoulders for 2nd place too as Sir John Bayley won 10-6 at Wrockwardine Wood, by just one shot, with joint captain Chris Worthington bringing it home last on, to close within 6 of the team above. Josh Hale was their best winner 9, while Stuart Rutter was best for the visitors 10. Hanwood are still in 4th despite getting just 3 winners at Burway. Burway joint captain Russ Davies was away for the game, but with some help from Ben Allen, commented “it was a good game with Hanwood. We got a couple of the closer games over the line for a change, something which we have struggled with doing this year due to being very inconsistent. Shout out to Jesse James who had his first win and a good player to beat. But the big results are in us somewhere but a good team result after a close game with Castlefields in the week. Now to hopefully finish the season with a bit of a push and hopefully get some points to push us up the league ready for Pool B! But a good confidence boost ahead of going up to SJB this Friday for us and us still waiting for an away win. But we have a couple missing due to the Annual Ferret racing championships, which the Dovey’s are involved in!” Kiah Roberts kept us his great form at home as he won 6 to be best winner again, while Ash Wellings was best for the visitors with his 3 win.

St Georges also won 11-3 against Chester Road to move above neighbours Wrockwardine Wood in 5th. Joint skipper Ian Gaut said it was a “solid team performance in line with our second half home form. First prem appearance from Glyn Picknell was a comfortable win with good showings from John Cooke and Andy Morgan in the middle cementing a workmanlike first four. We move onto next week at Bylet where we will try to continue our super away form.” Dave King was best winner 5, while Andy Moss was best for the away side 16. Hanmer had a good home win over Ifton 10-4 but are still 22 points adrift at the bottom. Jack Hewitt was best winner 8, and Leighton Roberts best for the visitors 12. Wem USC are still in 7th after beating Bylet 9-5. Paul Gleave was their best winner 7 with Nick Powner best for the Bridgnorth side 21-14, who are in 10th place. Bowring moved up to 9th place after beating Meole Brace 9-5, with Rich Lawson in imperious form winning 1. Will Tarrell was best for the Meole winning 5.

Castlefields are now 11 ahead of Newport at the top, with Hanmer 22 away from Chester Road at the bottom. Pete Farmer still leads by 2 at the top of the League Averages to Mike Beer.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
9 212 11 Burway V Hanwood 3 196 3
7 216 9 Bowring V Meole Brace 5 191 5
7 231 9 Wem U S C V Bylet 5 190 5
7 205 9 Castlefields V Newport 5 190 5
9 241 11 St Georges V Chester Road 3 154 3
6 206 6 Wrockwardine Wood V Sir J Bayley 10 207 6
8 238 10 Hanmer V Ifton 4 200 4

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