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2004 Hall of Fame

League Winners: Chester Road

Alan Mayhew Winners: St Georges

Pool A: Chester Road

Pool B: Ford

League Averages: Andrew Moss (Chester Road)

Most Consecutive Wins: Rich Goddard (Castlefields)

League Merit: Martin Lloyd (Chester Road)

Mike Hinton Pairs: John Coxill & Peter Griffiths (Cravern Arms)

 

Report of 2004 Season

The year 2004 provided league newcomers, Newport with the first taste of Premier League bowls, a “back to back” Championship success for Chester Road and the first ever “Relegation” play off match.

The season started with Chester Road once again strong favorites for major honours as they became BCGBA Team Champions for the first time after beating Woodfield by 34 shots in the final at Warrington in April.  They opened their league campaign with a resounding 13-1 win against Donnington Wood and came close to winning at St Georges the following week, but lost 9-5.  After six games they led St Georges by 4 points at the top of the table and whilst they lost 8 away matches during the season, their home form was most impressive with several big wins recorded.  Having won the league with 234 points the year before, they managed 245 in 2004 and what price a hat trick of wins in 2005. St Georges made a valiant attempt to match the “champions” and the season may have run a different course after the clash of the top “two” in July, where in a match of three 21-20 losers and with the match all square after 11 games, they lost 10-4.  They finished 12 points behind with Castlefields a further 14 points away in third. The league’s most improved team in 2004 was Terry Williams’ Ifton who finished in fifth position just behind Meole Brace.  Wrockwardine Wood were level with Ifton on 199 points but finished in 6th position.

The Alan Mayhew Trophy went to St Georges for the second time with a 235-205 victory over Chester Road in the final played at Severnside.  Craig Barker was the recipient of the “Mike Hinton Man of the Match” award and was presented with an engraved tankard after the match by the League President.

The Premiership Play-Off’s format continued as an 8 a side competition and Chester Road continued their impressive form when they beat Meole Brace in the final of the Pool A shield.  Ford collected their first ever Premier League Trophy when they lifted the Pool B shield after defeating Donnington Wood in the final at Bridgewater.

On the individual front, Martin Lloyd lifted the Premier League Merit for the first time, beating St Georges captain Mick Jones 21-18 in the final to take the trophy and £160 first prize at Bylet Bowling Club.  For the first time in 2004, two £100 prizes were given, to the League Averages winner and the player with the most consecutive wins.  Andrew Moss won 21 games to lift the Neville Edwards Trophy and Castlefields captain Rich Goddard win 14 consecutive to take the other individual award.

Lastly, but not least, the season finished with a series of play-off matches.  As mentioned above, the bottom of the table was very close in 2004 and whilst Childs Ercall and Craven Arms extricated themselves from occupying the dreaded 14th position, both Archibald Worthington and league newcomers Newport finished on 131 points. In accordance with a recently revised league rule, a “Relegation” play off match was required for the first time in the league’s history.  Newport led from the start and whilst Archibald threatened with a late revival, they lost and had to play the winners of the Rhos (Oswestry League winners) and Bylet (Mid Shropshire League winners) match. The pre-qualifying match was held at Ford to determine who would play Archibald Worthington and in a close game, Rhos eventually won by 10 shots.  The play-off decider was to take place at Meole Brace and, in front of another large crowd, Archibald Worthington defeated Rhos by 13 chalks, with three 21-11 winners the cornerstone of the team victory.

2004 Season Final Table

			Home				Away					Total		
			Pld	Pld	W	L	GW	Pld	W	L	GW	GW	MW	Agg	Pts
Chester Road		26	13	13	0	129	13	5	8	80	209	18	896	245
St Georges		26	13	13	0	114	13	7	6	79	193	20	863	233
Castlefields		26	13	13	0	110	13	6	7	71	181	19	655	219
Meole Brace		26	13	13	0	102	13	5	7	69	171	18	237	208
Ifton			26	13	11	2	110	13	4	9	59	169	15	321	199
Wrockwardine Wood	26	13	12	1	111	13	3	10	58	169	15	134	199
Ford			26	13	11	2	105	13	4	9	61	166	15	131	196
S J Bayley		26	13	12	1	111	13	0	13	54	165	12	203	189
Donnington Wood		26	13	10	3	100	13	2	11	53	153	12	-37	177
Wem USC			26	13	8	5	85	13	1	12	47	132	9	-464	150
Craven Arms		26	13	6	7	78	13	0	13	47	125	6	-545	137
Childs Ercall		26	13	8	4	80	13	0	13	37	117	8	-739	134
Archibald Worthington	26	13	6	7	84	13	0	13	35	119	6	-812	131
Newport			26	13	8	5	81	13	0	13	34	115	8	-843	131

Results

Archibald Worthington Castlefields Chester Road Childs Ercall Craven Arms Donnington Wood Ford Ifton Meole Brace Newport S J Bayley St Georges Wem USC Wrockwardine Wood
Archibald Worthington 6/8 4/10 10/4 8/6 7/7 11/3 5/9 6/8 10/4 8/6 5/9 10/4 6/8
Castlefields 14/0 8/6 11/3 8/6 12/2 9/5 11/3 9/5 13/1 9/5 9/5 12/2 11/3
Chester Road 12/2 11/3 12/2 11/3 13/1 11/3 12/2 13/1 12/2 13/1 10/4 11/3 14/0
Childs Ercall 10/4 3/11 8/6 8/6 9/5 7/7 10/4 7/7 11/3 7/7 5/9 8/6 4/10
Craven Arms 8/6 5/9 6/8 9/5 6/8 4/10 6/8 4/10 8/6 9/5 4/10 11/3 10/4
Donnington Wood 13/1 9/5 8/6 14/0 11/3 9/5 5/9 10/4 12/2 11/3 3/11 9/5 6/8
Ford 13/1 10/4 11/3 11/3 11/3 9/5 12/2 6/8 11/3 9/5 5/9 10/4 9/5
Ifton 9/5 11/3 5/9 13/1 12/2 11/3 12/2 4/10 14/0 10/4 10/4 11/3 10/4
Meole Brace 12/2 9/5 8/6 11/3 10/4 7/7 11/3 9/5 13/1 11/3 7/7 10/4 10/4
Newport 9/5 5/9 4/10 9/5 10/4 12/2 5/9 5/9 6/8 9/5 10/4 5/9 8/6
S J Bayley 10/4 11/3 11/3 12/2 12/2 12/2 9/5 9/5 11/3 12/2 4/10 11/3 11/3
St Georges 14/0 9/5 9/5 11/3 12/2 9/5 10.4 11/3 9/5 12/2 11/3 13/1 10/4
Wem USC 11/3 6/8 1/13 11/3 9/5 8/6 7/7 9/5 5/9 9/5 10/4 6/8 9/5
Wrockwardine Wood 12/2 4/10 9/5 11/3 13/1 10/4 8/6 11/3 12/2 11/3 11/3 11/3 12/2

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Leading Players 2004

Player Pl W L For Opp Aggr
1 Chester Road Andrew Moss 25 21 4 490 333 157
2 Castlefields Rich Goddard 25 21 4 496 345 151
3 Ifton David (Rocky) Jones 26 20 6 508 374 134
4 Meole Brace Colin Beaman 25 20 5 487 370 117
5 Ford Kevin Jones 26 20 6 493 408 85
6  St Georges Dave King 26 20 6 511 429 82
7 Sir J Bayley Dave Burton 25 19 6 491 356 135
8 Chester Road Martin Lloyd 25 19 6 484 374 110
9 Chester Road Paul Smith 26 19 7 510 411 99
10 Wrock Wood Dale Downes 26 19 7 498 411 87
11 Meole Brace Mark Thomas 26 19 7 494 411 83
12 Ifton Carl Roberts 24 18 6 459 334 125
13  St Georges Tony  Rhodes 26 18 8 496 392 104
14 Wem USC Derek Wright 25 18 7 483 393 90
15 Chester Road Alan Purcell 25 18 7 460 374 86
16 Wrock Wood Richard Morris 24 18 6 455 381 74
17 Castlefields Glyn  Herbert 26 18 8 492 427 65
18 Wem USC Clay Flattley 26 18 8 473 429 44
19 Meole Brace Conrad Clapham 24 17 7 454 356 98
20  St Georges Mick Jones 25 17 8 480 387 93
21 Childs Ercall Brian Shore 25 17 8 466 386 80
22 Archibald W’ton Chris  Pearce 24 17 7 459 386 73
23 Donnington Wood Simon Gerrard 26 17 9 500 434 66
24 Childs Ercall Peter  Farmer 26 16 10 496 386 110
25  St Georges Craig  Barker 24 16 8 478 371 107
26 Chester Road Charlie  Weaver 23 16 7 447 342 105
27 Chester Road Rod Manley 24 16 8 464 379 85
28  St Georges Alan Palin 26 16 10 482 404 78
29 Chester Road Ian Booth 25 16 9 457 386 71
30 Ifton Dave (Dicky) Jones 24 16 8 455 386 69
31 Castlefields Paul Williams 25 16 9 467 400 67
32 Castlefields Barry Keep 25 16 9 458 394 64
33 Donnington Wood Dave Rhodes 26 16 10 485 433 52
34 Wrock Wood Steve Broome 24 16 8 432 387 45
35 Ford Tony Hotchkiss 26 16 10 460 428 32
36 Ifton Geraint Williams 25 16 9 443 416 27
37 Chester Road Paul Griffiths 20 15 5 383 294 89
38  Newport Alan Davidson 21 15 6 408 336 72
39 Ford Bill Tarrell 25 15 10 464 401 63
40 Chester Road Paul Latham 23 15 8 434 373 61
41  St Georges Andrew Jones 24 15 9 449 392 57
42 Sir J Bayley Steve Burroughs 23 15 8 439 384 55
43 Meole Brace Tony Dodd 25 15 10 454 409 45
44 Castlefields Kevin Price 24 15 9 420 385 35
45 Ford Gary Neal 24 15 9 442 407 35
46 Sir J Bayley Scott Lambert 20 15 5 367 340 27
47 Childs Ercall Steve Shakespeare 24 15 9 438 412 26
48 Wrock Wood Phil Clee 25 15 10 446 422 24
49 Chester Road Andrew Duckett 24 15 9 421 398 23
50 Meole Brace Gary Cooper 25 15 10 453 437 16
51  Newport Philip Emery 26 15 11 460 445 15
52 Donnington Wood John Breeze 23 14 9 442 348 94
53 Castlefields Mark Clayton 22 14 8 424 331 93
54 Castlefields Simon Parsonage 24 14 10 459 376 83
55  St Georges Glyn Picknell 25 14 11 464 385 79
56 Castlefields Keith Walton 25 14 11 482 404 78
57  St Georges Mark Burroughs 23 14 9 433 365 68
58 Sir J Bayley Gavin Taylor 26 14 12 499 439 60
59 Castlefields Mark Picknell 22 14 8 392 336 56
60 Castlefields Callum Wraight 24 14 10 431 377 54
61 Craven Arms Nicky Beard 25 14 11 452 401 51
62  St Georges Keith Pessall 20 14 6 370 319 51
63 Ford David Hoffman 26 14 12 486 443 43
64 Sir J Bayley Spencer Clarke 26 14 12 470 434 36
65 Wem USC Fred Bailey 23 14 9 412 377 35
66 Donnington Wood Paul Reeves 24 14 10 421 392 29
67 Meole Brace Adrian Rowe 23 14 9 426 398 28
68 Wrock Wood Simon Rhodes 23 14 9 418 396 22
69 Donnington Wood Chris Worthington 26 14 12 457 437 20
70 Ifton Mike Riley 21 13 8 405 332 73
71 Ford Wayne Phillips 24 13 11 442 405 37
72 Meole Brace Graham Dulson 26 13 13 467 431 36
73 Donnington Wood Mark Worthington 24 13 11 433 405 28
74 Ifton Tim Halliwell 21 13 8 365 342 23
75 Wrock Wood Martin Williams 24 13 11 448 425 23
76 Ford Nick Davies 25 13 12 418 400 18
77 Craven Arms Tony Cowdale 24 13 11 432 435 -3
78 Ford Peter Bound 26 13 13 446 459 -13
79 Sir J Bayley Norman Harvey 26 13 13 445 464 -19
80  Newport Chris Grocott 26 13 13 450 475 -25
81 Craven Arms Terry Lucas 21 12 9 380 342 38
82 Wrock Wood Alan Jones 23 12 11 412 377 35
83 Donnington Wood Roy Bradburn 24 12 12 425 396 29
84 Wrock Wood John Clarke 22 12 10 391 363 28
85 Sir J Bayley Peter Grimston 25 12 13 440 418 22
86 Craven Arms Richard Harrington 23 12 11 423 416 7
87 Chester Road Paul Fowles 19 12 7 328 322 6
88 Ford Nigel Bound 26 12 14 453 459 -6
89 Sir J Bayley Mike Hinton 24 12 12 422 428 -6
90 Donnington Wood Mark Selly 25 12 13 416 431 -15
91  Newport Brian Perry 24 12 12 391 419 -28
92 Wrock Wood Rob Jones 26 12 14 432 462 -30
93  St Georges Keith Carter 21 11 10 364 344 20
94 Sir J Bayley Roger Teague 21 11 10 361 345 16
95 Meole Brace Ian Dowley 25 11 14 437 425 12
96 Archibald W’ton Chris Ball 21 11 10 368 358 10
97 Donnington Wood Alan Meredith 25 11 14 441 455 -14
98 Sir J Bayley Pete Sherry 20 11 9 338 353 -15
99 Sir J Bayley Mark Shore 25 11 14 442 459 -17
100 Ford Phil Price 25 11 14 414 475 -61
101 Chester Road Dave Rogers 18 10 8 339 291 48
102 Wem USC Mal Evans 22 10 12 381 378 3
103 Wem USC Michael Reeves 20 10 10 358 356 2
104 Chester Road Paul Williams 20 10 10 354 355 -1
105 Wrock Wood Allan Gaut 24 10 14 429 430 -1
106 Meole Brace Mick Jones 23 10 13 414 421 -7
107 Ford Jimmy Green 21 10 11 348 363 -15
108 Wem USC Colin Smith 24 10 14 398 414 -16
109 Wrock Wood Andy Stevens 23 10 13 384 401 -17
110 Craven Arms Jesse James 25 10 15 440 469 -29
111 Meole Brace Ian Riddell 23 10 13 382 411 -29
112 Meole Brace John Nash 24 10 14 408 438 -30
113 Wem USC Scott Thomas 25 10 15 418 455 -37
114 Archibald W’ton Adrian Smout 24 10 14 398 441 -43
115 Archibald W’ton John Tew 23 10 13 366 417 -51
116 Donnington Wood Jimmy Fletcher 26 10 16 397 475 -78
117 Ford Paul Middleton 16 9 7 296 267 29
118  St Georges Ian Gaut 18 9 9 322 297 25
119 Castlefields Keith Wall 22 9 13 386 374 12
120 Donnington Wood Richard Bond 18 9 9 313 305 8
121 Ifton Martin Halliwell 18 9 9 309 309 0
122  St Georges Jim Kellett 19 9 10 327 330 -3
123 Craven Arms Ian Bishop 22 9 13 381 391 -10
124  Newport Ian Whittington 24 9 15 394 422 -28
125 Craven Arms Neil Crump 20 9 11 334 369 -35
126 Castlefields Ian Whitehouse 25 9 16 409 453 -44
127 Archibald W’ton David Gourlay 21 9 12 333 379 -46
128 Wrock Wood Steve Faulkner 21 9 12 351 397 -46
129  Newport Dale Rudrum 26 9 17 450 505 -55
130 Wem USC Philip Threlfall 24 9 15 392 451 -59
131 Childs Ercall Jonathan Martin 23 9 14 384 451 -67
132 Craven Arms John Coxill 23 9 14 372 444 -72
133 Craven Arms Colin Blent 21 9 12 324 398 -74
134 Childs Ercall Graham Wood 22 9 13 341 416 -75
135  Newport Paul Rudrum 26 9 17 424 511 -87
136  St Georges Kevin  Blount 12 8 4 235 173 62
137 Ifton Kevin Whitlow 13 8 5 256 230 26
138 Ifton Andrew Hughes 19 8 11 340 323 17
139 Ifton Brian Hayes 20 8 12 338 348 -10
140 Childs Ercall Dave  Brown 23 8 15 397 424 -27
141 Archibald W’ton Mal Jones 25 8 17 398 451 -53
142  Newport Jeff Smith 20 8 12 314 372 -58
143 Wem USC Terence O’Rahilly 25 8 17 394 455 -61
144 Childs Ercall Ian Harvey 25 8 17 407 487 -80
145 Archibald W’ton Ged Ashley 23 8 15 368 456 -88
146 Archibald W’ton Callum Beddows 24 8 16 350 445 -95
147 Wem USC Barrie Thomas 26 8 18 405 522 -117
148 Ifton Des Hey 12 7 5 207 190 17
149 Craven Arms Dave Ellis 17 7 10 292 305 -13
150 Ifton Kevin Jones 14 7 7 226 241 -15
151 Sir J Bayley Matthew Owen 17 7 10 272 288 -16
152 Craven Arms David Wilding 21 7 14 343 404 -61
153 Childs Ercall Dale Booth 22 7 15 333 410 -77
154 Wem USC Chris Brettell 26 7 19 400 498 -98
155 Wem USC Malcolm Bartley 25 7 18 345 476 -131
156  St Georges Phil Clinton 9 6 3 182 148 34
157  St Georges Chris Ball 14 6 8 247 240 7
158 Craven Arms Pete Griffiths 23 6 17 398 431 -33
159 Childs Ercall Steve Edwards 16 6 10 248 298 -50
160 Wrock Wood Paul Jones 17 6 11 260 315 -55
161 Archibald W’ton Paul Edgerton 19 6 13 287 359 -72
162 Childs Ercall Bill Tunks 21 6 15 346 420 -74
163 Archibald W’ton Ian Price 21 6 15 325 409 -84
164 Childs Ercall Rob Massey 25 6 19 382 484 -102
165  Newport Clifford Emery 24 6 18 374 476 -102
166 Childs Ercall Roy Langford 23 6 17 341 450 -109
167 Donnington Wood John Lovett 22 6 16 295 429 -134
168 Meole Brace Mark Hinks 7 5 2 129 99 30
169 Ifton Andy  Jones 10 5 5 175 179 -4
170 Chester Road Melvyn Jenkins 9 5 4 159 168 -9
171 Archibald W’ton Mark Cooper 13 5 8 220 237 -17
172 Archibald W’ton Rob Wilkinson 17 5 12 278 317 -39
173 Ifton Phil Laker 16 5 11 251 303 -52
174 Meole Brace Martin Blizard 15 5 10 242 300 -58
175  Newport Wayne Lawrence 19 5 14 290 376 -86
176  Newport Geoff Round 25 5 20 351 499 -148
177 Archibald W’ton Alan Ball 9 4 5 158 161 -3
178 Ifton Andy Delooze 8 4 4 147 150 -3
179 Ifton Richard Griffiths 14 4 10 238 266 -28
180 Ifton Mark Evans 12 4 8 192 223 -31
181 Meole Brace Darren Watkins 9 4 5 135 167 -32
182 Craven Arms Bert Morris 10 4 6 159 193 -34
183 Archibald W’ton Steve Heath 13 4 9 185 251 -66
184 Archibald W’ton Richard Willdigg 14 4 10 197 268 -71
185 Craven Arms Derek Bishop 18 4 14 254 365 -111
186  Newport Gregg Fordham 20 4 16 276 392 -116
187 Childs Ercall John Chesters 19 4 15 251 374 -123
188  Newport Dave Westwood 25 4 21 368 502 -134
189 Sir J Bayley Robin Clarke 5 3 2 96 88 8
190 Sir J Bayley James Grimston 4 3 1 76 74 2
191 Castlefields Mark Rogers 3 2 1 57 47 10
192 Ifton Geoff Samuel 6 2 4 97 101 -4
193 Donnington Wood Brian  Jarvis 5 2 3 88 96 -8
194 Sir J Bayley Steve Nicholls 7 2 5 117 126 -9
195 Sir J Bayley Craig Davies 7 2 5 124 134 -10
196 Meole Brace Ray Jones 4 2 2 59 70 -11
197 Castlefields Graham Rogers 10 2 8 173 198 -25
198 Archibald W’ton Scott Beddows 6 2 4 91 122 -31
199 Ford Brian Dodd 8 2 6 114 145 -31
200 Ford Pete Thomas 8 2 6 108 159 -51
201 Donnington Wood Fred Watkins 10 2 8 132 199 -67
202 Castlefields Steve  Walker 1 1 0 21 16 5
203 Castlefields Alan Mayhew 2 1 1 39 37 2
204 Chester Road Martin Blackhurst 1 1 0 21 19 2
205 Ifton Kerry Jones 1 1 0 21 19 2
206 Ifton Mike Roberts 1 1 0 21 19 2
207 Wrock Wood Steve Fletcher 1 1 0 21 20 1
208 Wrock Wood Stuart Clee 2 1 1 35 38 -3
209 Wem USC Ian Bailey 3 1 2 52 58 -6
210 Meole Brace Nick Newey 3 1 2 50 57 -7
211 Castlefields Alan Peach 2 1 1 31 40 -9
212 Chester Road Allan Taylor 2 1 1 24 37 -13
213 Ford Neil  Clarke 3 1 2 41 56 -15
214  Newport Martin Fardey 3 1 2 44 59 -15
215 Sir J Bayley David Birch 6 1 5 105 120 -15
216 Archibald W’ton A Beddows 2 1 1 25 41 -16
217 Archibald W’ton Paul Wellburn 3 1 2 35 57 -22
218 Donnington Wood Mark Williams 6 1 5 99 124 -25
219 Wem USC Tom Cooper 7 1 6 96 137 -41
220 Wrock Wood Mark Oliver 6 1 5 75 116 -41
221 Wem USC Jonathan Ryder 6 1 5 74 121 -47
222 Chester Road Mark Ashley 1 0 1 20 21 -1
223 Ford Clarke Barry 1 0 1 20 21 -1
224 Craven Arms Arthur Cooper 1 0 1 18 21 -3
225 Ifton Mark Jones 1 0 1 18 21 -3
226 Wem USC Harry Thomas 1 0 1 18 21 -3
227 Castlefields Dave Wycherley 1 0 1 17 21 -4
228 Ifton Dewi Jones 1 0 1 17 21 -4
229 Wem USC M Fielder 1 0 1 17 21 -4
230 Meole Brace Albert Jones 1 0 1 16 21 -5
231 Ford Gavin Price 1 0 1 15 21 -6
232 Meole Brace Anthony Aldridge 1 0 1 14 21 -7
233 Wem USC Gerry Bradbury 1 0 1 13 21 -8
234 Chester Road Dave Ridgway 1 0 1 12 21 -9
235 Craven Arms Adam Ray 2 0 2 31 42 -11
236 Meole Brace Bob Cliffe 1 0 1 10 21 -11
237 Sir J Bayley Philip Owen 1 0 1 10 21 -11
238 Wem USC Dennis Williams 2 0 2 31 42 -11
239 Ford John  Lumley 1 0 1 9 21 -12
240 Meole Brace Pete Price 1 0 1 9 21 -12
241  Newport Peter Jackson 1 0 1 9 21 -12
242 Sir J Bayley Ray Willetts 2 0 2 30 42 -12
243 Wrock Wood Alan Ghaut 1 0 1 9 21 -12
244 Castlefields Gary Wall 1 0 1 8 21 -13
245 Chester Road Joe Price 1 0 1 8 21 -13
246 Archibald W’ton Paul Gollins 1 0 1 7 21 -14
247 Archibald W’ton Andrew Foster 1 0 1 5 21 -16
248 Ifton Robin  Hillman 2 0 2 24 42 -18
249 Meole Brace Mal Cowley 1 0 1 2 21 -19
250 Archibald W’ton Cedric Bancroft 2 0 2 22 42 -20
251 Donnington Wood Alan Boycott 2 0 2 20 42 -22
252 Castlefields Michael Thomas 3 0 3 38 63 -25
253 Childs Ercall Paul Pollard 3 0 3 36 63 -27
254 Craven Arms Nick Lewis 3 0 3 36 63 -27
255  Newport Graham Handley 2 0 2 15 42 -27
256 Sir J Bayley Dave Wall 2 0 2 14 42 -28
257 Ifton Terry Williams 3 0 3 31 63 -32
258 Childs Ercall Ben Gibson 3 0 3 30 63 -33
259 Craven Arms Ray Hollick 3 0 3 27 63 -36
260 Archibald W’ton Giles Evans 6 0 6 78 126 -48
261 Craven Arms R James 10 0 10 121 210 -89
262 Childs Ercall Tom Langford 12 0 12 142 252 -110