Sinclair shock Bridgewater, Comfortable wins for Tele, Fields & Huskies
Sinclair were the story of the Quarter Finals of the Shropshire Cup as they shocked Market Drayton League leaders Bridgewater by 7 shots at Meole Brace. They recovered from 27 down, led by Chris Pearce winning 7 for the Waterboys, after 6 with only Simon Hall winning 11 in the first four, before Harry Church's best card of 8 led the comeback meaning they only trailed by 6 after eight. Tim Stokes won 13 for Bridgewater but Sinclair had the last three winners, with captain Stuart Church leading the way winning 10 to bring them over the line.
The other three games were comfortable wins. Hadley USC beat Wrockwardine Wood by 54 with 10 winners, John Newey and Ashley Gregory the best of them winning 8 while Steve Downs was best for the Wrockites 7. Winning Skipper Jim Fletcher commented "The Bowring green was a bit quick but the Hadley boys got to grip with it. I thought the draw was evenly matched." It was just as convincing at Chester Road where Castlefields beat Bylet by 57 with 10 winners themselves. They took the whole of the first eight with Russ Pugh and Carl Weare leading the way winning 10, before Bylet had two winners at the back with Brian Walters winning 14 the best of those. Tanners Shropshire League Leaders Telepost thrashed Meole Brace by 93 with only Tony Williams winning 11. Mike Stephens 6 was the best of their four single figure winners at Atcham.
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