Castlefields will be looking to honour one of their long time club stalwarts and president as Alan Rogers sadly passed away last weekend, we pass our condolences and thoughts to the club and his family. Vice captain Graham Rogers comments “Castlefields are looking forward to this game and will try to add to our impressive haul of trophies this season as a club as a whole. We have a few players away for the game but are still able to field a very strong side we are expecting are usual tough game against Wrockwardine on a green that as not been good for us in the past. It’s been a sad few days for the club as our long time president and club stalwart (The Baron) Alan Rogers passed away at the weekend after a short illness so I’m sure this will give the boys extra incentive to do well in the comp. If we can continue playing the way we have been the second half of the season then I expect us to do well.” Castlefields haven’t lost in any Premier League competition since June, so will be a tall order for Wrockwardine Wood on a Shrewsbury green in Prince Hotel. However they had a great win in the 1st round against Newport and will have take confidence from that going into the game tonight.
Wem USC will be looking to cause another upset after they beat Hanwood last week as they take on St Georges. Skipper Scott Thomas says “we are pleased to be still playing at this stage of the season and take a great deal of confidence from beating a good Hanwood side last week. We’d love to play in the Pool A final to top off a resurgent season, but are under no illusions that we will have to be at our very best to get there. St. George’s will bring a quality side on Wednesday, but we are not there just to make up the numbers and fully intend on giving them a tough game in an attempt to prolong our season even further.” St Georges also had a great 2 chalk win over Sir John Bayley, and will look to keep their good record in this competition going, as well as keeping up their good form from the league at Meole Brace.
|1||Castlefields||Wrockwardine Wood||At||Prince Of Wales Hotel|
|2||Wem U S C||St Georges||At||Meole Brace No 1|
Two of the most successful teams in the last five years in this competition take their place at Sir John Bayley as three time winners Burway take on record winners Ifton. It is a re-run of last year’s final, which Burway won comfortably, so Ifton will be looking to get one back over on them this time around. Burway joint captain Russ Davies is “looking forward to it, we know Ifton have a good squad whatever 8 they have available. SJB greens always been a tricky one but all very much keen to play on it. We have a couple of selection issues, Ben Allen unavailable as he’s recovering from a vasectomy and Kev Dovey is at choir practice, but the 8 we have will certainly be wanting to reach the final again as we have a good record in this comp and we want to continue that! The green may favour Ifton slightly but we are definitely up for it!”
Bylet will be looking to reach their second ever final as they take on Bowring at Meole Brace. They had a great season in the league and a final appearance would cap it off for them, captain Scott Harries saying “we don’t seem to want our season to end just yet and fingers crossed we have 2 more big performances in our locker before it does!” Bowring had a bye last round but will have confidence from winning at Hanmer last game and will be wanting to end the season on a high after a disappointing league season.
|1||Bowring||Bylet||At||Meole Brace No 2|
|2||Ifton||Burway||At||S J Bayley Bottom|
Scores from tonight will be available here.