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Team Review 2018: Sir John Bayley

Team: Sir John Bayley

2018 Captain: Chris Worthington and Scott Simpson

2018 Aim:League and County Cup would be nice.

2018 Position: 3rd

2018 Points: 224

2o17 Position: 2nd

2017 Points: 220

2018 Home Wins: 12

2018 Away Wins: 5

Best Result: 14-0 (+82) vs. Meole Brace

Worst Result: 3-11 (-45) vs. Castlefields

Alan Mayhew Trophy: Semi Finals (lost to Meole Brace by 35)

Pool A: 1st round (lost to St Georges by 2)

Leading Player: Spencer Clarke 19 wins (+148)

Comments: 

Sir John Bayley fell short in trying to regain their title, finishing 19 points behind winners Castlefields. It started well for them, getting 6 at the Bowring and winning at Bylet, sandwiched by another whitewash against Meole Brace. They only just beat rivals Newport though by 5 chalks at home, and then got 3 at Castlefields  a few games later, to put them below both their rivals. They won at Burway though, a great win considering they had no winners there last season, and had two 12-2 home wins back to back to keep them up at the top end of the table. But just 3 winners at Meole Brace halted their charge, and despite a great 6 winners at Newport and a 12-2 home win over Ifton, they were still behind the top two. 5 winners at bottom placed Hanmer meant they didn’t go into a must win clash with Castlefields in good form, and the Fields took advantage to win 12-4 there and squash any title changes they had remaining. They bounced back well though, winning their last 4 games, including wins at top half teams Wrockwardine Wood and Wem USC, but they couldn’t match last year’s 2nd place finish, despite finishing four points better off. They reached the Semi Finals of the Alan Mayhew Trophy, including an incredible one shot win over Newport after being well up, before coming up against an inspired Meole Brace. They lost by 2 chalks in the first round of the Pool A to St Georges. They did win the County Cup though, to show some silverware for the season.

2018 Stats:

Results:

Date H/A Opponent For Against Won Lost Pts
Fri 6th Apr A Bowring 213 217 6 6 6
Fri 13th Apr H Meole Brace 252 170 12 0 14
Fri 20th Apr A Bylet 216 199 7 5 11
Fri 27th Apr H Hanwood 243 201 8 4 10
Fri 4th May H Newport 212 206 5 7 7
Fri 11th May A Ifton 185 210 6 6 6
Fri 18th May H Hanmer 227 183 9 3 11
Fri 25th May A Castlefields 190 235 3 9 3
Fri 1st Jun H Wrockwardine Wood 206 188 7 5 9
Fri 8th Jun A Burway 206 191 8 4 12
Fri 15th Jun H Wem U S C 228 192 8 4 10
Fri 22nd Jun A Chester Road 212 203 6 6 10
Wed 27th Jun A St Georges 205 232 5 7 5
Fri 29th Jun H St Georges 247 173 10 2 12
Fri 6th Jul H Bowring 238 168 10 2 12
Fri 13th Jul A Meole Brace 200 229 3 9 3
Fri 20th Jul H Bylet 203 188 8 4 10
Fri 27th Jul A Hanwood 187 220 4 8 4
Fri 3rd Aug A Newport 206 213 6 6 6
Fri 10th Aug H Ifton 245 167 10 2 12
Fri 17th Aug A Hanmer 203 222 5 7 5
Fri 24th Aug H Castlefields 200 224 4 8 4
Fri 31st Aug A Wrockwardine Wood 207 206 6 6 10
Fri 7th Sep H Burway 224 182 8 4 10
Fri 14th Sep A Wem U S C 217 195 7 5 11
Fri 21st Sep H Chester Road 230 194 9 3 11
Played 26 5602 5208 180 132 224

Team Averages:

Position Team
Player
Games Aggregate
Team Division Play Won Lost % Won For Against Agg Cons
Wins
1 9 Spencer Clarke 24 19 5 79 480 332 +148 6
2 18 Gordon Hawkins 23 17 6 74 440 370 +70 4
3 22 Ant Bracken 22 16 6 73 424 324 +100 6
4 25 Tom Roden 23 16 7 70 441 365 +76 4
5 28 Scott Simpson 25 16 9 64 471 401 +70 4
6 42 Paul Evans 21 15 6 71 383 323 +60 10
7 50 Chris Worthington 25 15 10 60 436 433 +3 5
8 97 Kieran Buckley 25 11 14 44 422 450 -28 2
9 100 Elliot McGuinness 11 10 1 91 221 170 +51 3
10 117 Norman Harvey 25 10 15 40 393 462 -69 2
11 121 Kane Beaman 20 9 11 45 358 352 +6 3
12 133 Chris Ward 23 8 15 35 396 429 -33 2
13 166 Josh Hale 12 5 7 42 182 193 -11 2
14 168 John Potter 12 5 7 42 201 228 -27 3
15 179 Alex Jones 9 4 5 44 156 148 +8 3
16 189 Kevin Hocknull 3 3 0 100 63 46 +17 1
17 219 Rob Burroughs 1 1 0 100 21 14 +7 1
18 260 Aaron Tapper 1 0 1 0 11 21 -10 0
19 274 Michael Cooper 3 0 3 0 43 63 -20 0
20 278 Robin Clarke 4 0 4 0 60 84 -24 0

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