Meole Brace have reached their third successive final, the only team that has done that before is their opponents Castlefields. They won it in 2016 but were hammered last year, so will hope to repeat that 2016 success against the same team they face in this year’s final. Their form this season has been up and down, winning 3 matches away is a great achievement but their home form has struggled at times. They can still produce a great performance when needed and they will rely on their Senior players to produce the goods and lead the way for the younger and more inexperienced players in the team. They are missing three key players unfortunately, but hopefully those who have come in will rise to the occasion.
Road to the final
1st round they received a walkover against Hadley USC.
They played Hanmer in the Quarter Finals and six winners at home was key to their 19 shot success. They won by 31 there with Andy Wigginton, Will Tarrell and Julian Cooke all best winners 15, while away it was just the one winner, with Doug Edwards winning 16, but with the lowest score being just 14, it reduced Hanmer to just a 12 shot win.
|Graham Faulkner||21||16||Jon Lyttle|
|Jack Butler||21||14||Bill Tarrell|
|Lee Peate||16||21||Doug Edwards|
|Martin Elson||21||19||Dave Redge|
|Alan Faulkner||21||20||Keiran Jones|
|Ieuan Pugh||21||19||Martin Middleton|
|Andy Wigginton||21||15||Liam Jones|
|Tim Jordan||21||17||Richard Pullen|
|Will Tarrell||21||15||Jack Hewitt|
|Mark Thomas||21||17||Robin Bennett|
|Nigel Bound||21||16||Dave Ellison|
|Julian Cooke||21||15||Mike Gilpin|
In the Semi Finals against Sir John Bayley they had another remarkable 6 winners again at home, Andy Wigginton again leading by example as captain winning 9, in a 36 shot win. The away side also played their part too, holding the Bayley to just a one shot win for the home side. They enjoyed three winners there, Bill Tarrell the best of them 12.
|Sir J Bayley||Score||Score||Meole Brace|
|Norman Harvey||12||21||Bill Tarrell|
|Alex Jones||21||17||Mark Thomas|
|Michael Cooper||19||21||Nigel Bound|
|Paul Evans||21||20||Martin Middleton|
|Craig Baugh||17||21||Doug Edwards|
|Gordon Hawkins||21||10||Keiran Jones|
|Meole Brace||Score||Score||Sir J Bayley|
|Will Tarrell||21||12||Scott Simpson|
|Andy Wigginton||21||9||Chris Worthington|
|Dave Redge||21||17||Tom Roden|
|Scott Moseley||21||19||Kevin Hocknull|
|Tim Jordan||21||14||Ant Bracken|
|Jon Lyttle||21||19||Kieran Buckley|
|Meole Brace||Sir J Bayley|