There were shocks aplenty in the 1st round of the Seaton Sports Pool A as the league table was turned upside down. Wem USC defeated Hanwood by 6 on Ifton, with captain Scott Thomas leading by example winning 10. Wayne Phillips’ 9 best win for Hanwood was not enough. Wrockwardine Wood stunned 2nd placed Newport as they hammered them by 45 on Sir John Bayley, only having one loser, with Tom Langford winning 15 for Newport, as Stuart Rutter led the way at number one winning 8. St Georges beat Sir John Bayley by 2 chalks on Newport in the closest game of the night. John Cooke’s 10 win was key for them, as Kane Beaman’s best win of 11 was not enough for the County Cup winners.
|1||Castlefields||Wrockwardine Wood||At||Prince Of Wales Hotel (please not change of venue)|
|2||Wem U S C||St Georges||At||Meole Brace No 1|
|2||Wrockwardine Wood||162||117||Newport||At||S J Bayley Bottom|
|3||Wem U S C||149||143||Hanwood||At||Ifton|
|4||St Georges||145||143||Sir J Bayley||At||Newport No 1|
Bylet look to finish the season on a high after a great season as they beat Meole Brace by 32 on Burway in the Seaton Sports Pool B 1st round. Captain Scott Harries said “once again my boys delivered a great performance. No matter what team I have available to me, all the boys perform their best for me. On a carpet at Burway and credit to them for getting the green that way we led from start to finish. Unlucky to Meole Brace, there were some great games and bowling but it was our night.” Best winner was Chris Chamberlain 11, while for Meole it was Tim Jordan 16. Ifton beat Chester Road by 18 on Hanmer as the record holders look to add another win in this competition. Captain Dickie Jones was “pleased to have got through and keep our good record in the competition going” as he was best winner 8 for them, with Martin Lloyd’s 10 win replying for the opposition. Burway hammered Hanmer by 47 on the Bowring with 7 winners, Len Lewis the best of them 5. Hanmer’s only winner was Mike Gilpin 6.
|1||Bowring||Bylet||At||Meole Brace No 2|
|2||Ifton||Burway||At||S J Bayley Bottom|
|2||Bylet||162||130||Meole Brace||At||Burway No. 1|
|4||Burway||153||106||Hanmer||At||Bowring No 1|