Shropshire Cup Semi Final Review

Castlefields hold on, Telepost squeeze through

Castlefields held on to shock Mid Shropshire League Leaders Hadley USC at Prees by just 4 shots to reach the final of the Shropshire Cup. Captain Graham Wall lead the way with the best card of the match winning 5 at number 9 to seal the win for the Fields. He commented "Firstly like to congratulate both teams on a great contest which was in the balance right to the death. Hadley started fantastic and looked like taking a big lead only for us to peg them back to lead by 5 after 4 games. We kept our lead till after 8 games and after our best card coming in at number 9 we still weren't over the line as Hadley had 3 good cards left on green eventually we dug enough chalks to win by 4. Credit to Hadley, a great bunch and wish them all the best in there attempt to return to Premier League." John Potter's best win of 8 came to late for the Huskies who will look to regroup and try and win their place back in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League.

Over at Chester Road Telepost squeezed past Sinclair by 22 shots. Spokesman Rob Jones said an "excellent team performance against a very good Sinclair team. The green was 'different' and not in the condition we expected but both sides made the most of it in a very entertaining game. We led from the start with an excellent 21 5 card from Shaun Bould (to be best winner) and would have been out of sight in the middle except for Jamie Millman's excellent performance in turning his game completely around. Same scenario with a similar performance by Adrian Bayley but he couldn't quite finish off his game. Simon Lewis settled the Telepost result with an excellent 21 9 on the back. All in all a great team performance from the Teleboys and credit to Sinclair for a good game both on and off the green. Now for the final!" Best winner for Sinclair was Harry Church 12 in the middle.

The final between Telepost and Castlefields will be played at a Shrewsbury venue on Saturday 5th August. An announcement on which green will be made over the weekend hopefully.

Matchcards are below:

Hadley USC Score Castlefields Score
James Fletcher 16 Carl Wear 21
Ashley Gregory 15 Steve Duckett 21
Ray Gregory 16 Russ Pugh 21
Dave Hughes 21 Steve Walker 15
Phil King 17 Russell Tipton 21
Nick Mullinder 20 Mark Walker 21
John Newey 21 Tony Wall 11
John Potter 21 Shaun O Sullivan 8
Dave Price 21 Daryl Edwards 10
John Price 8 Kevin Walker 21
Conner Rew 5 Graham Wall 21
Nick Wyer 21 Alan Peach 15
Games 5 Games 7
Aggregate 202 Aggregate 206

Sinclair Score Telepost Score
Simon Hall 18 Lee Barker 21
Jim Lister 21 Richard Addison 19
Elsie Pugh 5 Shaun Bould 21
Mike Kinsey 21 James Mammone 16
Peter Spragg 11 Mick Pritchard 21
Harry Church 21 Mike Stephens 12
Jamie Millman 21 Dan Williams 18
Steve Holmes 21 Dominic Wootton 20
Adrian Bailey 19 Stuart Long 21
Ian Evans 21 Rob Jones 15
Dean Corbett 9 Simon Lewis 21
Stuart Church 16 Hayden Lewis 21
Games 6 Games 6
Aggregate 204 Aggregate 226

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