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.
|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|
The leaders Castlefields are still on for the treble as they got past Wrockwardine Wood by 16 on Prince Hotel. Mike Beer was their best winner 13 while Mark Picknell was the only winner for the Wrockites 9. Wem USC will join them as they caused another shock as they beat St Georges and became the first ever 7th place team to make the Pool A final. On Meole Brace they had 5 winners with Colin Smith the best of them 12 as they won by 5, Clay Flattley the best for the Dragons 13.
Match results for Semi Final Round of the Pool A played on Wed 10th Oct
Castlefields completed the treble tonight as they won the Seaton Sports Pool A trophy for a record 6th time. It wasn’t all plain sailing, as Mike Dulson won at number one for Wem USC 9, and came back well in the other games to have a lead of three chalks going into the back four. But the Fields were dominant in the back, leading all the games and led by Adam Jones’ 12 win at number eight they won by 29 overall.
|Castlefields||Agg||Score||Score||Agg||Wem U S C|
|Keith Walton||9||9||21||21||Mike Dulson|
|Michael Beer||30||21||19||40||Chris Brettell|
|Adrian Rowe||51||21||17||57||Neil Boxall|
|Andy Duckett||72||21||18||75||Derek Wright|
|Rich Goddard||93||21||13||88||Scott Thomas|
|Callum Wraight||114||21||13||101||Craig Ashley|
|Paul Williams||135||21||14||115||Connor Whitehall|
|Adam Jones||156||21||12||127||Colin Smith|
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.
|2||Bylet||162||130||Meole Brace||At||Burway No. 1|
|4||Burway||153||106||Hanmer||At||Bowring No 1|
Bowring beat Bylet by 7 on Meole Brace to make their first final since 2016. Captain Rich Lawson led the way winning 6, with Rob Fuller best for the Bylet 10. They will play record holders Ifton as they got past Burway by 15. Jamie Waugh was their best winner 9 as joint captain Russ Davies’ best win of 13 was not enough for the Ludlow side.
Match results for Semi Final Round of the Pool B played on Wed 10th Oct
|Ayden Smith||16||21||Simon Rhodes|
|Philip Jones Jnr||10||21||Rob Fuller|
|Roy Bradburn||20||21||Rob Steventon|
|David Lloyd||16||21||Scott Harries|
|Richard Lawson||21||6||Richard Morris|
|Josh Bradburn||21||12||Rob Perry|
|Jamie King||21||17||Jamie Taylor|
|Alan Jones||21||20||Dan Davies|
|Darren Lacey||17||21||Kiah Roberts|
|Adrian Humphries||18||21||Wayne Rogers|
|Dave Dicky Jones||21||16||Len Lewis|
|Nicky Jones||21||11||Liam Dovey|
|Nathan Lacey||13||21||Russell Davies|
|Ian Jones||21||20||Duncan Pressley|
|Ian Metcalfe||21||19||Mark Rogers|
|Jamie Waugh||21||9||Jolyon Partridge|
Bowring were another team to come from behind to claim their second Seaton Sports Pool B success as they defeated Ifton by 13 overall. Dave Bond got Ifton off to a great start winning 3, with Ash Gregory responding with a 13 win to keep the deficit down to 8. Jamie King then came off winning 6 to put Bowring into the lead, and once Roy Bradburn came off winning 14, and Dave Lloyd had come back from 14-7 down to win 20, they had won.
|Josh Bradburn||16||16||21||21||Kevin Nicholas|
|Ashley Gregory||37||21||13||34||Nicky Jones|
|Richard Lawson||58||21||14||48||Dave Dicky Jones|
|Philip Jones Jnr||61||3||21||69||Dave Bond|
|Ayden Smith||80||19||21||90||Nathan Lacey|
|Jamie King||101||21||6||96||Martin Jones|
|Roy Bradburn||122||21||14||110||Joey Williams|
|David Lloyd||143||21||20||130||Ian Metcalfe|