Shropshire Cup Preliminary Round Review

Bowring comeback. Sinclair stun Champs, 2015 winners out

Bowring stunned St Georges in the Preliminary Round of the Shropshire Cup as they overturned a 27 shot deficit in the first four. Former Hadley USC player Matthew Rhodes won 7 as well as Jim Kellett winning 9 to give the Dragons an early lead. But Roy Bradburn's 4 win in the middle reduced it to 7 chalks before three winners in the back, led by Alex Turnbull's 12 win, meant a win of just 6. Sinclair stunned the Mid-Shropshire Champions Donnington Wood by 15 shots as they took advantage of several players missing for the Champions. Jim Lord won 6 and Elsie Pugh 7 to give them an early lead of 18 and with Ian Evans winning 6 in the middle it was extended by 29. Despite a late rally by Douglas Wallace winning 10 it was not enough. Fellow Mid Shropshire sides Madeley Cricket Club and Trench both won comfortably to advance to the 1st round. Madeley had 12 winners against Atcham Malthouse with Les Mumford the best 21-2 in a match of 7 single figure winners and Trench beat Monkmoor by 120 with 11 winners led by Mark Sheward's 0 win with only Daniel Brookfield managing to get a win 21-18.

Telepost were another big winner, triumphing by 93 overall. However after 2 winners apiece in the first four, Telepost only led by 8 but the back eight featured a single figure card in every game. Burway did manage one of these, Cheryl Lloyd winning 7, but Mick Pritchard's 3 win led the seven winners for the Shrewsbury side. District were newcomers into this year's competiton competition and started well by beating former Consolation Cup winners Horsehay by 58. Liam Jones was best winner for the Whitchurch team winning 3 with Phil Copson the best of the 3 winners for the Village club, 14. Old Shrewsbury beat the 2015 Consolation Cup winners Adderley by 37. Adderley actually led by 4 after the first four but two 11 winners in the middle for the Shrewsbury team meant they led by 13 and a clean sweep of the back four, with Kevin Farr the best winning 8, meant a healthy win.

The matchcards for these games are here. I will try and place a link on the headers ready for the 1st round of the KGJ Insurance County Cup.

The draw for the 1st round of the Shropshire Cup will be on Saturday 13th May at about 11.15 after the 2nd round draw of the County Cup.

Preliminary Round Results:

 181 Horsehay v District  239 @Telepost
 206 St. George’s v Bowring  213 @Hadley USC
 129 Monkmoor v Trench  249 @Elephant & Castle
 141 Burway v Telepost  235 @Bowring (Prem)
Adderley v Old Shrewsbury  +37 @Donnington Wood (new)
 116 Atcham v Madeley CC  252 @Hadnall
 192 Donnington Wood v Sinclair  207 @Edgmond

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