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2017 Alan Mayhew Trophy


The scorecards are here.

1st round:

Hanmer shocked the League Champions Sir John Bayley in the 1st round of the Barlows Fire & Security Alan Mayhew Trophy as they beat them by 10. Their away side did the main job as they held the Bayley to just 7 chalks with three winners, Jack Hewitt the best 12 with Ant Bracken the best for the Bayley 11. Over at Hanmer and three winners at the front led by Jack Butler winning 7 gave them a great start and despite Kane Beaman winning 8 for the Champions they couldn’t pull it back in a 17 shot loss. Skipper Dave Ellison commented “it was a battling performance against a good Bayley side. We got off to a great start and were 40 in front off the first 6 blocks home and away and managed to hold despite a late Bayley comeback.” Bylet also produced a great performance by defeating St Georges again in a 22 shot victory. Another excellent away performance on the top green was the key holding the Dragons to a 11 shot loss despite Glyn Picknell winning 3, with Rob Perry the best of their 4 winners 11. In Bridgnorth and Rob Fuller was the best of their 4 winners 21-6 in a 33 chalk win. Lewis Scott was the best of the away side’s two winners 10.

Bottom side Ifton are also through after beating fellow North Shropshire team Chester Road by 15 chalks. Skipper Dickie Jones said “we kept it tight away and had four winners at home. Another cup run would be nice.” A 26 shot victory at Ifton with Keiron Roberts the best of their 4 winners 7 led the way despite Chris Stretch winning 10 for the visitors. Over in Whitchurch an it was three winners apiece and Curtis Metcalfe helped keep the damage down winning 7 despite Paul Williams winning by the same score for the home side in a 11 shot victory for them. Wem USC were the only team in the bottom four not to win as they lost to Hanwood by 21. They only won by 12 at home despite Derek Wright winning 8 as Glyn Wellings replied with a 6 victory. In Shrewsbury and Hanwood completed another good home victory by 33 chalks, Dave Burton the best of 5 winners 21-5, with Fred Bailey winning 9 to be only winner for Wem.

Wrockwardine Wood comfortably beat Mid Shropshire League Leaders Hadley USC by 73 chalks overall. Hadley only had one winner at each venue, John Potter 12 at home and Phil King 19 away, with Martin Williams 10 away and Liam Stevens 2 at home the best for the Wrockites. Bowring got revenge over Burway beating them at home a few weeks ago by beating them by 18. They didn’t make the same mistake at home again with a 28 shot win this time around, Glyn Hayward winning 7 with only Jolyon Partridge winning for the Ludlow side 13. Over at Burway and Reece Farr led the three winners for the visitors winning 12, but Kiah Roberts’ 8 win helped Burway win by 10 at home but it was not enough. Captain Jamie King commented “it was a really good result considering we had 2-3 missing! I went with a young side away and to only lose by 10 there was brilliant! It gave our lads a first look at the green going into the league game in a few weeks. We did the business at home with the more experienced lads to get us over the line.”

Newport beat Castlefields on the night but after playing two unregistered players it was Castlefields who will enter the next round. Both teams had several players out but Newport did excellently at the Fields winning by 22, Mark Selley the best of their 4 winners. Rich Goddard was best for the home side there 16. At Newport and it was Castlefields who had 4 winners of their own, Luke Jones the best of them 13 in a 8 shot victory before the two 0 winners meant they won by 37. Newport skipper Mick Jones was their best there winning 11.

Hanmer beat Sir John Bayley by 10 overall, winning by 17 at home and losing by 7 away.

Meole Brace W/O Donnington Wood

Ifton beat Chester Road by 15 overall, winning by 26 at home and losing by 11 away.

Wrockwardine Wood beat Hadley USC by 73 overall, winning by 41 at home and 32 away.

Hanwood beat Wem USC by 21 overall, winning by 33 at home and losing by 12 away.

Bylet beat St Georges by 22 overall, winning by 33 at home and losing by 11 away.

Castlefields beat Newport by 14 overall, winning by 37 away and losing by 22 at home.

Bowring beat Burway by 18 overall, winning by 28 at home and losing by 10 away.

2nd round

Castlefields and Hanwood were comfortable winners in the 2nd round of the Barlows Fire & Security Alan Mayhew Trophy. Castlefields beat Bowring by 32 overall with 6 winners at home the main difference in a 40 shot win. Callum Wraight led the way with a 21-9 while away Mike Beer was the best of their 3 winners 21-8. Rob Roden was the best card overall for Bowring winning 8. Hanwood will meet Castlefields in a tasty all Shrewsbury clash after they beat Bylet by 48 overall, all those winning chalks coming at home with 6 winners, Tony Hotchkiss the best of them 4. At the Bylet it ended in a draw with three winners each, Scott Harries the best for the home side 10 while Dave Payne and Phil Lyttle’s 15 wins helped limit the damage there.

Meole Brace made it a clean sweep of Shrewsbury teams through as they overturned a 4 chalk deficit at Hanmer to run out comfortable 19 shot winners. At Hanmer and Robin Bennett was the best of the three home winners 8 with Peter Bound replying with a 10 card. The following night in Shrewsbury and Meole gained some revenge on their home defeat to the same team two weeks back having 5 winners in a 23 chalk win. Mark Thomas was best winning 11 while only Dave Ellison stemmed the tide for the away side winning 12.Ifton have progressed to the Semi Final of the Barlows Fire & Security Alan Mayhew Trophy after beating Wrockwardine Wood tonight by 32 overall. They won by 39 at home with 5 winners, Leighton Roberts the best of them winning 3 with only Andy Jones winning for the Wrockites, 17. In Telford and once Nicky Jones won 3 for Ifton it was gonna be hard work for Wrockwardine, but they took the next 4 cards, led by Dale Downes winning 9, but it was not enough as they only won by 7.

Meole Brace beat Hanmer by 19 overall, winning by 23 at home and losing by 4 away.

Ifton beat Wrockwardine Wood by 32 overall, winning by 39 at home and losing by 7 away.

Hanwood beat Bylet by 48 overall, winning by 48 at home and drawing away.

Castlefields beat Bowring by 32, winning by 40 at home and losing by 8 away.


Semi Final:

Hanwood and Meole Brace will clash in the 2017 Barlows Fire & Security Alan Mayhew Trophy Final after getting past Castlefields and Ifton respectively. Hanwood had a remarkable game with Castlefields after losing the first three games by 33 but then won the next three by 38 to win on Castlefields by 5 and overall by 36. Meole Brace won through by 8 after winning at home by 42 and losing away by 34.

Meole Brace beat Ifton by 8 overall, winning by 42 at home and losing by 34 away.

Hanwood beat Castlefields by 36 overall, winning by 31 at home and 5 away.


2017 Alan Mayhew Final programme

Hanwood have won their first ever Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League trophy after beating Meole Brace by 55 to claim the Barlows Fire and Security Alan Mayhew Trophy. It was a close start though with it being level after the first four. This was mainly because Meole had fought back with Will Tarrell winning 12 from 11 4 down in the corners  and Colin Beaman winning 17 from 12 4 behind in one of the best games of the night. But with Ash Wellings winning 11 and Nick Davies 18 it meant it was looking like a close game.

Into the middle and Hanwood took control. Greg Smith won 11 in the corners before Jon Mansell had resisted a fight back from Scott Moseley to run out from 15 across. Dave Payne then fought back excellently over the middle from 15 8 down to win 17, and with Dave Burton winning 9 on the longer marks it was a 31 shot lead for Hanwood.

Hanwood were comfortable in the back despite Mark Thomas leading 15 5 and when Glyn Wellings beat his brother 11 it was game over. Mark Shore put the icing on the cake with a faultless performance winning 2 on a falling mark to win the man of the match award. Mark Thomas came off winning 14 before Danny Wornell just got past Dave Redge 19 to give Hanwood a 55 shot win.

The league would like to say well done to Hanwood on winning their first ever league trophy and commiserations to Meole Brace on not being able to defend it.

Thank you to Old Shrewsbury for hosting the game so well and for doing a great buffet. Also thanks to Mike Potter for refereeing the game in his usual high standards.


Hanwood Scores Meole Brace
1 Wayne Phillips 17 21 Colin Beaman
2 Tony Hotchkiss 12 21 Will Tarrell
3 Ash Wellings 21 11 Julian Cooke
4 Nick Davies 21 18 Craig Wilson
5 Greg Smith 21 11 Andy Wigginton
6 Jon Mansell 21 15 Scott Moseley
7 Dave Payne 21 18 Nigel Bound
8 Dave Burton 21 9 Peter Bound
9 Glyn Wellings 21 11 Darren Wellings
10 Phil Lyttle 14 21 Mark Thomas
11 Dan Wornell 21 19 Dave Redge
12 Mark Shore 21 2 Doug Edwards
Total 232 177  


Joint captain Ash Wellings received the trophy off trophy donor Alan Mayhew, with fellow captains Dave Burton (left) and Mark Shore (right) and League President John Coxill (far right).

The three captains celebrate their success.

The team celebrate their maiden success.

Mark Shore receives the Man of the Match Champagne off League President John Coxill.

The winners Hanwood before the match. Back, from right: Mark Shore, Danny Wornell, Nick Davies, Dave Burton, Tony Hotchkiss, Wayne Phillips & Jon Mansell.

Front, from right: Dave Payne, Ash Wellings, Phil Lyttle, Glyn Wellings & Greg Smith.

Gallant runners-up Meole Brace. Back from left: Andy Wigginton, Nigel Bound, Peter Bound, Julian Cooke, John Nash & Dave Redge.

Front from left: Will Tarrell, Doug Edwards, Craig Wilson, Colin Beaman & Scott Moseley.