Shropshire Cup 1st & 2nd Round Review

Brick gain revenge, last year's finalists out, Highley at it again

The final 1st round game of the Shropshire Cup was completed last night and Bricklayers gained revenge for getting beat by Castlefields' 1st team by beating their second one by 19 chalks on Bayston Hill. Spokesman Dan Williams said it "was a good game tonight between 2 good sets of lads but the front 4 defined the game tonight with us being 41 up after 4 with some really good performances by Tony Williams and Kieran Walker being 18-8 down to win 19. After the front 4 we just needed to keep it solid which we did and we are looking forward to the next round if we play anywhere near we can do we can go far in this competition." The second round produced some shock results with both of last year's finalists losing to Tanners League Opposition. The holders Adderley were involved in a high quality game against Telepost with the lowest score in the game being 12, with Shaun Bould and Lee Barker both winning that first four for Telepost, and they were never caught. Telepost captain Rob Jones confirms this, the "first four gave us a lead to protect, the middle added to it and the back four saw us over the line. This was a total team performance against the cup holders. Too many fine performances to mention but Mike Pritchard and Rob Morris in particular played well to hold their own after being well down. Lee Barker and Shaun Bold deservedly took the coppers. Well played the Teleboys!" Last year's runners up Donnington Wood led most of the way against the Prince Hotel but came unstuck in the last two cards. Donnington led by 3 off the first four despite only one winner, Ayden Smith 12, and Ian Smith fighting back from 17-6 down to win 19, and then extended it to 6 in the middle after it was shared, captain Chris Worthington's 10 win extending the Bell Boys lead. After Ash Gregory had won 15 the lead was now 12 but Prince captain Graeme Wornell won 8 and then Ian Marshall 12 to bring home the win for the Prince Hotel. Highley created another shock after they beat Division One St Georges at Edgmond by 27, helped by a few missing for St Georges, but Highley were without star man Dave East. Highley captain Geoff Wylde explains it was a "tight game for first 7 then Mick Hill played superbly to win to 5 and Mark Stevens carded a 12 win which put us 20 shots up. The last three cards were tight which added 7 to our total." Edgmond also caused a shock by beating Division 2 Charlton by 12 on Bylet, being the only Division 3 side left in. Meole Brace Village are another Division 2 side in it, beating Albert Road by 28 on Crescent. But Division 2 side Burway will be ruing not being in the Quarter Finals after leading Mid Shropshire Division One Madeley CC by 27 after 9 cards, Camilla Parsonage their best winning 6, but Madeley took the last three cards and won by 8 overall.   Shropshire Cup 1st round on 22nd June: Bricklayers beat Castlefields by 19 on Bayston Hill Shropshire Cup 2nd round on 22nd June: Edgmond beat Charlton by 13 on Bylet Prem Pontesbury beat Bridgewater by 55 on Allscott Highley beat St Georges by 27 on Edgmond Telepost beat Adderley by 17 on Ifton Prince Hotel beat Donnington Wood by 12 on Prees Old Meole Brace Village beat Prince Hotel by 28 on Crescent Madeley CC beat Burway by 8 on OSBC no.2 Some matchcards below: 13493740_10153823858399611_645882478_o IMG_2092Picture11

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