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Gameweek 24 Review

Castlefields all but there, Wem win away again, Chester Road win away

Castlefields are now all but there to win their 10th Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League crown as they took advantage at a depleted Ifton to win 12-4. Captain Alan Peach said “great result again from the lads. Keith Wall set us up by winning first four 21/9 (to be best winner), followed by Adie Rowe and Barry Keep winning to go 3/1 up. We shared 2 games each in the middle with Andy Duckett winning 10, then having 3 winners in the last 4 to clinch a great victory. That’s 11 consecutive wins on the trot, accumulating a total of 122 points which is a average of 11 per game. The team is playing really brilliant and the title now is in our hands. Special praise to those young Ifton lads who came in to replace the senior players that were absent. They were not over rated and put up a good show, if they can keep them interested the future is bright for them!” Best winner for Ifton was Keiron Cooper 12. Newport lost more ground as they were held to a 8-6 home win over Wrockwardine Wood. Paul Reeves won 0 for them, to add to previous 0 wins on the green in years gone by, while Stuart Rutter was best winner 2 for the visitors who moved back above St Georges into 5th place. St Georges had got 4 winners at the Bylet, despite two best wins of 7 by Lewis Scott and John Cooke, while Rich Morris was best for the Islanders 5 to move them up to 8th place. Sir John Bayley closed in on Newport’s 2nd place after beating Burway 10-4 with Alex Jones and Spencer Clarke best winners 8. Mark Rogers was best for the Ludlow side 10 as they slipped down to 12th place. Hanwood should be finishing at least 4th as they beat the Bowring 11-3, having five single figure winners, the best of them being Darren Wellings 3, while Josh Bradburn was best for the visitors 8.

Wem USC won their third straight away game, and unbeaten in four away, as they won 10-6 at Hanmer to create a bit of history for the club! Captain Scott Thomas said “obviously we are very pleased with our away form during the second half of the season. Friday’s game was competitive throughout and tight right until the end, but credit to all the boys, who battled for every chalk, whether they won or lost their game. That’s 48 points from our last five away games, not bad by anyone’s standards!” Mike Dulson was best winner 5 for them, with Lee Peate best for the visitors, who are 27 points from 2nd bottom with just 30 points available. Chester Road won away again 11-5 at Meole Brace to give themselves a chance of moving from 13th place. Skipper Paul Fowles commented on a “very good result for us on a green we don’t do well on. It gives us a chance of maybe moving up a place or two in the final 2 games.” K P Jones was best winner 5 for them and Mark Thomas 8 for Meole.

Castlefields are 15 points ahead of Newport, who are 4 ahead of Sir John Bayley. Hanmer are 27 adrift of Chester Road at the bottom of the league. Pete Farmer lost meaning Mike Beer is now just one behind him with two games left.

Won Agg Pts Home Team Premier Away Team Pts Agg Won H A CH PP
4 200 4 Ifton V Castlefields 12 233 8
8 224 10 Sir J Bayley V Burway 4 182 4
9 229 11 Hanwood V Bowring 3 154 3
5 190 5 Meole Brace V Chester Road 11 218 7
6 216 8 Newport V Wrockwardine Wood 6 184 6
8 216 10 Bylet V St Georges 4 190 4
6 205 6 Hanmer V Wem U S C 10 212 6

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