Shropshire suffer heaviest away defeat since 1960!

Shropshire suffered their heaviest away defeat since 1960 as they were beaten by 105 at Wheatsheaf in Merseyside. A 43 shot win at home on Bowring would normally have been a good result but was nowhere near good enough to cover that sort of home defeat. Only two winners on the phenomenal green at St Helens couldn't help cancel out 5 single figure defeats. They were 48 down off four away, and two losers at home, despite Pete Grimston winning 11, meant a four shot deficit there too. But Glyn Herbert won 20 and Callum Wraight 14 as a brief revival in the middle, coupled with two single figure winners at home, by man of the match debutant Sam Millward 5 and Spencer Clarke 9, meant an overall deficit of 40 going into the back four. But despite Mike Beer winning 8, and another two winners at home, it wasn't enough to cover another couple of away single figure defeats as it turned into only the third ever over hundred aggregate loss away from home in Shropshire's history, following Staffordshire in 1932 and Lancashire in 1960. Full scores are below. Shropshire now turn their attention to North Midlands, who defeated Cheshire by just one chalk.
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The Wheatsheaf, Mill Lane, St Helens, Merseyside , WA9 4HN Bowring Bowling Club, Bowring Park, Haygate Road, Telford, TF1 2BN
W Merseyside For Ag Shropshire L W Shropshire For Ag Merseyside L
1 Danny Barwise Capt 21 10 Martin Lloyd Colin Beaman 10 21 Phil Lee 1
2 Ant Gartside 21 11 Richard Lawson Darren Wellings 21 20 Matty Gilmore 2
3 Peter Jones 21 7 Clay Flattley Peter Grimston 21 11 Ian Sherbrooke 3
4 Kevin Kearns 21 8 Kiah Roberts Chris Worthington 17 21 Chris Barton 4
5 John Ashcroft 20 21 Glyn Herbert Scott Harries 17 21 Robbie Fitzpatrick 5
6 Barry Whalley 14 21 Callum Wraight Sam Millward 21 5 Owen Doyle 6
7 Tex Allen Man of Match 21 4 Josh Bradburn Wayne Phillips 21 17 Cliff Massey 7
8 Jimmy Fagan 21 14 Rob Roden Spencer Clarke 21 9 Nigel Hughes 8
9 Matty Gartside 21 3 Derek Wright Stuart Rutter 12 21 Anthony Thompson 9
10 George Curran 21 8 Rich Goddard Michael Beer 21 8 Neil Sherbrooke 10
11 Robbie Hall 21 14 Adrian Rowe Paul Reeves 21 12 Mick Andrews 11
12 Mike Tunstall 21 18 Wayne Rogers Tom Roden 21 15 Nick Burridge Capt 12
10 Aggregate 244 139 Aggregate 2 8 Aggregate 224 181 Aggregate 4
14 Points 2 425 363 Points 0 10
 

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