2018 Hall of FameKGJ Insurance County Cup: Sir John Bayley Shropshire Cup: Highley Junior Inter League: Tanners League Senior Inter League: Whitchurch League Veterans Inter League: Mid Shropshire League Flowfit Senior County Merit: Spencer Clarke (Sir John Bayley) Veterans Merit: Alan Boulton (Adderley) Junior Merit: Harry Church (Sinclair) Peter Ashton Youth Trophy: Joe Killen (Shifnal) County Handicap: Dan Wornell (Hanwood) Clare Cup: Jack Hewitt (Hanmer) County Doubles: Dave Rhodes (Newport) & Pete Grimston (St Georges) Dave Card Rose Bowl Memorial: Cheryl Caswell & Scott Harries (Bylet) Father & Son: Josh & Roy Bradburn (Bowring) Senior County Team: Group Stage Junior County Team: 4th Veterans County Team: Group Stage Midland Alliance: Group Stage
2018 Hall of Fame
2018 saw some new names on Shropshire trophies as Spencer Clarke finally got his name on the big one, the Shropshire Merit, having beaten Callum Wraight in the final at Greenfields. Dan Wornell was a surprise winner of the County Handicap to end Rich Lawson's dominance as he beat Jack Hewitt in the final, who received the Clare Cup for his efforts. Josh and Roy Bradburn won the Father & Son for the first time, defeating Will & Bill Tarrell at Bayston Hill. The County Doubles went to the new partnership of Dave Rhodes and Pete Grimston, getting past Tom Langford and Pete Farmer in the final at Prees. Joe Killen was a new winner of the Peter Ashton Youth Trophy at Whixall after defeating Rhys Marshall in the final. There were familiar names back on the roll of honour too, with Alan Boulton winning the Veterans Merit against Keith Owen on Donnington Wood, and Harry Church successfully defending his Junior Merit crown in a great final versus Kieran Jones at Whixall. Scott Harries and Cheryl Caswell won the Dave Card Rose Bowl Memorial, beating Sally Clee and Jamie King in the final on Battlefield, and also reaching the Semi Finals of the Mel Evans MBE Centenary Mixed Pairs too, the farthest a Shropshire pair has got. Sir John Bayley got their hands on the County Cup again as they beat Newport in a wet final at the Bowring, while down the road a week earlier in much drier conditions, Highley got their name on the Shropshire Cup for the first time as they defeated Prince of Wales Hotel at Sir John Bayley. In the Inter Leagues and Whitchurch won the highly controversial Senior Inter League on home soil, with a new name on the Junior one in the Tanners League, and an old one as Mid Shropshire returned to winning ways in the Veterans. It wasn't the best of the seasons for our County teams as the Senior County team lost their two group games before a win in their last one over Cheshire. The Veterans finished second in their group despite having home advantage on Old Shrewsbury. The Juniors lost their first three games but a win over Derbyshire in their last saved from being relegated from the top division. It was another season of top quality bowls in Shropshire, and the SCGBA would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and wish them all the best for 2019.