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2002 Alan Mayhew Trophy

Sir John Bayley won the Alan Mayhew trophy for the first time last night.  They were never behind after Gavin Taylor won 21-11 in the first four and eventually won by 27 chalks.  In front of a large crowd, the first 4 Bayley players settled the better and with the exception of  Pete Sherry enjoyed healthy leads.  They eventually led by 22 shots with all four winners and whilst 2 cards appeared to be going the “Wrockites” way in the middle four, the Bayley lads recovered well and with three winners and Norman Harvey only dropping 4 chalks, thy increased their advantage to 34 chalks.  The game never looked in danger in the back four and whilst Wrockwardine Wood had 3 winners, the Trophy had been won by the better side and the eventual winning margin was 27 chalks.

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 Mike Hinton, the current league President and Sir John Bayley player, presents the cup to Dave Birch, the victorious captain.

 

Full result details

SIR JOHN BAYLEY WROCKWARDINE WOOD
1 Spencer Clarke 21 18 Mick Oliver
2 Gavin Taylor 21 11 Rob Jones
3 Roger Teague 21 14 Allan Gaut
4 Pete Sherry 21 19 Martin Williams
5 Peter Grimston 21 20 Steve Broome
6 Norman Harvey 17 21 Paul Jones
7 Clay Flattley 21 11 Mark Selley
8 Terry Deakin 21 16 Phil Clee
9 Steve Nicholls 21 14 John Clarke
10 Mike Hinton 16 21 Mark Oliver
11 Steve Burroughs 17 21 Simon Rhodes
12 Dave Birch 16 21 Dale Downes

Total

234 207

 

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The “Mike Hinton” Man of the Match award, adjudicated this evening by David Astbury ,was presented to Pete Sherry, who was well behind and recovered well to eventually win 21-19 against Martin Williams.

 

 Sir John Bayley

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Back Row: Steve Burroughs, Peter Grimston, Norman Harvey, Gavin Taylor, Dave Birch, Spencer Clarke.

Front: Mike Hinton, Clay Flattley, Pete Sherry, Steve Nicholls, Terry Deakin, Roger Teague.

Wrockwardine Wood

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Back  Row:  Mick Oliver, Martin Williams, Paul Jones, Phil Clee, Steve Broome, Mark Oliver.

Front:  John Clarke, Simon Rhodes, Dale Downes, Rob Jones, Mark Selley, Allan Gaut.

 

The final of the Alan Mayhew Trophy between Sir John Bayley and Wrockwardine Wood will be held on Wednesday 3rd July at the Allied Bowls & Social Club ( Sinclair – Ketley) commencing at 7.00 pm. The referee will be Mike Potter.

The player draw is as follows:-

SIR JOHN BAYLEY WROCKWARDINE WOOD
1 Spencer Clarke  V Mick Oliver
2 Gavin Taylor  V Rob Jones
3 Roger Teague  V Allan Gaut
4 Pete Sherry  V Martin Williams
5 Peter Grimston  V Steve Broome
6 Norman Harvey  V Paul Jones
7 Clay Flattley  V Mark Selley
8 Terry Deakin  V Phil Clee
9 Steve Nicholls  V John Clarke
10 Mike Hinton  V Mark Oliver
11 Steve Burroughs  V Simon Rhodes
12 Dave Birch  V Dale Downes
Reserves Reserves
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This year will see  a new name on the trophy as both finalists have never before appeared in the final.

 

Sir John Bayley, entered the competition in the preliminary round stage and firstly beat Craven Arms by 9 chalks and in the quarter finals proved too strong for last years beaten finalists Castlefields and were victorious by 9 chalks.  In the semi final it was a local affair against last years winners Donnington Wood and with six winners at home, ran out comfortable winners by 38 shots overall.

 

Wrockwardine Wood, also entered the competition at the preliminary round stage and registered a comfortable win over Battlefield by 37 chalks, before beating Meole Brace by 24 chalks following an impressive away performance in the quarter final. In the semi final they defeated league newcomers Ford by 24 shots