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Past Seasons

Below is a Summary of the League, Team and Individual Competitions ran over the course of the Shropshire Premier Bowling League. Please click the headers for each one to see more history about them.

League

The League was created in 1994 with 12 teams that were invited in by the league officials. All but Castlefields accepted their invitation, with Archibald Worthington taking their place. Battlefield won the inaugural league by 8 points to Chester Road. Castlefields entered the league the year after bringing the number up to 13, and then won the league four times in a row until St Georges ended that sequence in 1999 and then won the league a further two years after Castlefields won a league treble in 2000, adding the Pool A and Alan Mayhew Trophy to the league title. A new name in Chester Road then came in and won the league three years on the trot, before St Georges returned in 2006 and 2007 to win the league again, the latter as part of the league treble. Castlefields returned to form to win the league another 3 times before a new force in Newport came to the fore and dominated the league, winning the league 5 times. Sir John Bayley recorded their first triumph in 2016.

Andy Moss has won the League Averages the most, doing it four times, in 2004, consecutively in 2010 and 2011, and in 2016 when he won a record 19 games in a single season. Peter Farmer has won the Most Consecutive Wins award a record four times in 2002, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

Team Competitions

There are two team competitions ran in the league, the 6 home and 6 away Alan Mayhew Trophy, and the 8 a side end of season Pool A and B, the former for the top 6 and the latter the bottom 8. The record winners of the Alan Mayhew are St Georges and Castlefields, both winning it 6 times, with Donnington Wood and Newport twice, Sir John Bayley, Chester Road and inaugural winners Wem USC also having their name on the trophy. Castlefields and St Georges have also won the Pool A on 5 occasions. The Pool A and B was 12 a side for three years, then 4 a side for a year and now it is 8 a side. In Pool B Ifton have won it 5 times.

Individual Competitions

There is an Individual Merit ran since 1994, donated by former President John Coxill, and a Pairs competition, donated by another former President Mike Hinton, from 2004. Peter Farmer has won the Merit on 6 occasions, with Clay Flattley the only player to win the Pairs more than once, both times with different partners.