Shropshire Senior Merit – 2 Days to go – Player Profiles 17-32

Duncan Pressley

Club: Burway

Duncan has been a steady player at Burway after helping get into the Premier League back in 2012. He has won many Ludlow and club competitions so will hope to take this onto the county stage.

Russ Pegram

Club: Newport

Russ has won many big competitions over the years, including the West Brom Open, so knows how to win them. He has not played so much for Newport this season but still shows his talent when called upon.

Graeme Wornell

Club: Prince of Wales Hotel

Graeme was a surprise qualifier for this event but those in the Shrewsbury area will know what a good player he can be. Has won plenty of competitions round there and will be looking to cause a shock or two today.

Josh Cotton

Club: Wrockwardine Wood

Josh is an up and coming player who has been in and out of the Wrockwardine Wood Premier League side. Has plenty of Junior County experience which will help him on the big stage.

Mark Shore

Clubs: Hanwood & Baschurch

Mark has been a regular in the Premier League over its existence, apart from when helping Hanwood into the league. Has been a key player and leader since then, and has won doubles titles with his wife Emma. Reached the Quarter Finals last season, losing against today’s opponent and eventual winner Spencer Clarke. Beat the same player on Wednesday so will hope to make it a double win!

Spencer Clarke

Club: Sir John Bayley

Spencer is the current holder after finally winning this trophy. He will relish the challenge of defending it and has been in good form in the league so far this season. Lost to his opponent and good friend on Wednesday, so will be looking to get him back for that!

Simon Bloomfield

Club: Castlefields

Not a lot of people will know much about Simon, having only recently played in Shropshire, and then only a few games for Castlefields. He has played at Kings Heath Park in Warwick and Worcester and will hope the unknown factor will help him.

Liam Stevens

Club: Wrockwardine Wood

Liam has been playing regular again in Shropshire after having to move away with work. He was one of our key juniors when helping win the championship in 2006, and is starting to find that form that helped him win 21 games in the Premier League in 2008.

Rich Lawson

Clubs: Hanwood, Baschurch, Adderley & Bowring

Rich has been twice a runner up in 1985 and 2001 and has the talent and temperament to go one further. Has won plenty of competitions in Shropshire but this is the but one he is really after.

Bill Tarrell

Clubs: Meole Brace & Sir John Bayley

Bill has been runner up in this back in 1996 when losing out to the great Tony Poole. He has recently come back to play at the top level after knee troubles and will look to draw on that experience to go far.

Paul Williams

Club: Castlefields

Paul is a stalwart of Castlefields for a number of years now and has won many trophies with them in that time. He also won the Meole Open so knows how to win the big competitions

Scott Moseley

Club: Meole Brace

Scott has improved the last few years after breaking into the Meole Brace Premier League team. Played Junior County so has plenty of big game experience to draw on.

Rich Goddard

Club: Castlefields

Another Castlefields stalwart who has won this competition twice before. He is still going strong on the competition circuit, and has won a lot of the game’s top prizes.

Gary Beff

Clubs: Chester Road & Woore

Gary caused a huge upset in qualifying when beating four time champion Pete Farmer 20 from well down. But he reached the West Brom Open semi finals this season, showing on his day he can beat the best.

Jon Palmer

Club: Castlefields

Jon is another to come over from Warwick and Worcester and made the switch full time this season to play county bowls here. Has won both his games already showing he will be an asset to the team, and hopes to make his mark on the merit scene. Won the Autumn Waterloo last season, showing his ability to win the big competitions.

Martin Lloyd

Club: Chester Road

Martin has won this competition before and is still playing at the highest level. Is one of our key players in the county and still competes in competitions across the country.

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