Junior County

  • For history of the Junior County Side please look here.
  • For a full list of the Junior County fixtures click here.
The Junior County Championship has changed format this season with three divisions formed in ranking order. Shropshire are in the Premier Division and face the top ranked teams Yorkshire, Warwick & Worcester, Wales and Derbyshire. We face Warwick and Worcester first, then Yorkshire, Wales and Derbyshire before a bye in the last game in September.
  • Game 4 vs. Derbyshire
Shropshire Juniors guaranteed their place in the Premier Division next season after beating Derbyshire by 17 overall, with a big Welsh defeat meaning that they will finish at least above Derbyshire or Wales regardless of their result next month. It was the away team who did another excellent result, winning by 43 overall on Littleover with 8 winners, Kelly Price the best of them 11 in the first four. They always led there after three winners in the first four, being ahead by 23. A shared middle four saw them extend their lead by another 5, then three winners at the back saw them add another 15 on. It was tougher at home on difficult conditions at Maddocks, but still had 6 winners there, the best of them being Tom Killen 13 as the only winner at the back, to ensure that we kept the deficit down enough to win overall. So attention turns to next season, where Yorkshire, Warwick and Worcester, Wales or Derbyshire and most likely Staffordshire will be competing in the Premier Division.
Maddocks, Church Stree, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6BU Littleover Bowls Club No.1 Green, King George V Playing Fields, Carlisle Avenue, Littleover, DE23 3ES
W Shropshire For Ag Derbyshire L W Derbyshire For Ag Shropshire L
1 Harry Church 21 18 Tom Shaw Aiden Richardson 21 17 Kieran Jones 1
2 Wayd Pawlowski 7 21 Emily Halliwell George Hines 11 21 Kelly Price 2
3 Susie Lawson 14 21 Daniel Beard Ryan Worthington 12 21 Rhys Marshall 3
4 Josh Warner 21 19 Ashley Walton Jack Desmond 13 21 Liam Dovey 4
5 Joe Killen 21 17 Ashley Sheldon Evie Hines 12 21 Matt Parry 5
6 Edward Proudlove 21 17 Josh Golpin Louie Furniss 21 18 Harry Parsonage 6
7 Emma Massey-jones 21 11 Callum Slack Rebecca Sherriff 21 12 Ben Middleton 7
8 James Shepherd 20 21 Eamonn Lear Declan Smith 13 21 George Cooper 8
9 Byron Fletcher 3 21 Sophie Briddon Leanne Beckett 13 21 Camilla Parsonage 9
10 Ellie Davies 11 21 Jack Shaw Owen Sherriff 21 17 Charlie Hotchkiss 10
11 Tom Killen 21 13 Dylan Halliwell Joshua Furniss 13 21 Emmet Mckinley 11
12 Joe Dorricott 14 21 Gianne Obafial Harrison Medcalf 18 21 Kian Parsons 12
6 Aggregate --26 195 221 Aggregate +26 6 4 Aggregate --43 189 232 Aggregate +43 8
14 Points 2 (+17) 427 410 Points 0 10
 
  • Game 3 vs. Wales
Shropshire Juniors are still searching for that elusive first win as they were defeated by Wales by 30 overall. The away team did an excellent job holding them to 4 at Craig-y-Don, Kelly Price the best of the 5 winners 21-8 in the first four. Three wins in the middle too by Charlie Hotchkiss, George Cooper and Matt Parry meant they led by 12, but just one win in the back by Kian Parsons meant a deficit, despite a fine debut for Byron Fletcher getting 15 at number 12. At home on Bridgewater, we had three winners in the front but was only level. In the middle and despite fine wins for Josh Warner 6 and Ben Hinton 8, we trailed by 6 going into the back four, and only one 20 winner in the back meant that we lost there by 26.We know now that we must beat Derbyshire next game to have a chance of avoiding relegation on the 12th August.
Bridgewater (small Green), Anchor Close, Whitchurch, Shropshire., SY13 1TJ Craig-y-don Bc, Balfour Road, East Llandudno, LL30 1TT
W Shropshire For Ag Wales L W Wales For Ag Shropshire L
1 Harry Church 21 16 Matty Worden Ryan Rogers 21 9 Harry Parsonage 1
2 Susie Lawson 21 20 Jess Lacey Daniel Owen 8 21 Kelly Price 2
3 Joe Dorriocott 21 19 Keira Edwards Ryan P Williams 21 15 Kieran Jones 3
4 Joe Killen 13 21 Josh Venables Rhys Boulton 21 20 Rhys Marshall 4
5 Josh Warner 21 6 Joe Hayes (v-capt) Harry Lawton 21 14 Emmet Mckinley 5
6 Ben Hinton 21 8 Jake Barlow Richard Jones 15 21 Charlie Hotchkiss 6
7 Molly Harris 2 21 James Todd Zack Hayward 11 21 George Cooper 7
8 Akeel Khan 6 21 Mathew Stevenson (capt) Sion Bell 12 21 Matt Parry 8
9 Tom Killen 8 21 Ieuan Pugh Ben Hewitt (capt) 21 15 Camilla Parsonage 9
10 Ellie Davies 16 21 Kieron Hallett Finlay Prytherch 20 21 Kian Parsons 10
11 Edward Proudlove 21 20 Nathan Lacey Finley Hormbrey 21 16 Ben Middleton 11
12 Emma Massey-jones 18 21 Sam Williams Nia Jones (v-capt) 21 15 Byron Fletcher 12
6 Aggregate --26 189 215 Aggregate +26 6 7 Aggregate +4 213 209 Aggregate --4 5
11 Points 0 398 428 Points 2 (+30) 13
 
  • Game 2 vs. Yorkshire
Yorkshire were far too good for our Juniors today as they defeated us by 90 overall. The reigning champions turned on the style at Donnington Wood, winning all 8 games after the first four, where we had three winners, Harry Church the best 14 with Susie Lawson winning our Player of the Match award with her 17 win, but lost by 57 overall. The away side did an excellent job away at Kirkheaton Cons as they lost by just 33 with 4 winners, the returning Kelly Price was best of those 4 winning 14.Attention now turns to their final two group games against Wales and Derbyshire, with two wins needed to guarantee them playing Premier Division bowls next season.
Pos Yorkshire For Ag Shropshire Shropshire For Ag Yorkshire Pos
1 Cameron Ghaffar 21 18 Harry Parsonage Harry Church 21 14 Lewis Cooper (v/c) 1
2 Sophie Mccaffrey 18 21 Liam Dovey Joe Killen 9 21 Emma Tobin 2
3 Harrison Messenger 21 13 Matt Parry Susie Lawson 21 17 Amy Tobin 3
4 Ben Falkingham 15 21 Joe Dorriocott Kieran Jones 21 18 Josh Thomas 4
5 Jack Waddington 14 21 Kelly Price Ben Hinton 18 21 Owen Laurie 5
6 Ben Beaumont 21 8 George Cooper Molly Harris 10 21 Alex Edmondson 6
7 Sophie Brown (c) 16 21 Matt Beck Akeel Khan 13 21 Sophie Worrall 7
8 Scott Shaw 21 7 Ben Middleton Ellie Davies 10 21 Jordan Wike 8
9 Leah Keyworth 21 19 Charlie Hotchkiss Tom Killen 10 21 Matthew Bell 9
10 Ethan Wareing 21 17 Camilla Parsonage Josh Warner 17 21 Georgia Jewitt 10
11 Elliot Heap (v/c) 21 17 Emmet Mckinley Edward Proudlove 12 21 Aaron Brine 11
12 Jack Bowes 21 15 Toby Foxall Emma Massey-Jones 19 21 Nathan Dobson (c) 12
Won 8 (+33) 231 198 Won 4 Won 3 181 238 Won 9 (+57)
Points 2 (+90) 469 379 Points
  • Game 1 vs. Warwick & Worcester
Shropshire Juniors put up a brave fight against Warwick and Worcester but just lost out by 24 points. They had a good start with Liam Dovey winning away 8 to help set up a 1 chalk lead, while three winners at home meant an 8 shot lead there too. We still led by 4 after eight blocks at home, with Tom Killen winning 8, which turned out to be the best winner of the day for us at home, but only a 20 winner away caused us to be 24 down there. Three winners in the back four at home, with Emma Massey-Jones getting a fine win over last year's Junior Individual Merit winner Lucas Hall 21-13 at number 12, helped us to a 14 shot win there. But despite Charlie Hotchkiss winning 8 over at King George V, we still ended up losing by 38 there, and 24 overall. But this is the closest we have got to Warwick & Worcester in a long time, and this will help us gain confidence ahead of facing the Champions Yorkshire next season, who beat Derbyshire by 76 today in the other game. Full results are below:
King George V, Tally Ho Sports & Conference Center Pershore Road Edgbaston Birmingham, B5 7RN Allscott Heath Sports And Social Club, Old Sugar Factory, Allscott,telford, TF6 5EQ
W Warwick & Worcester For Ag Shropshire L W Shropshire For Ag Warwick & Worcester L
1 Shannon Kernick 21 13 Matt Parry Harry Church 15 21 Nathan Caines 1
2 Megan Earlis 21 12 Harry Parsonage Joe Killen 21 19 Tommy Mcdonald 2
3 Callum James 18 21 Kieran Jones Susie Lawson 21 12 Matthew Grundy 3
4 Harry Fall 8 21 Liam Dovey Joe Dorriocott 21 18 Ryan Hocknull 4
5 Liam Lowery 21 7 Kian Parsons Molly Harris 4 21 Mathew Parkes 5
6 Lewis Mooney 21 17 Ben Middleton Akeel Khan 20 21 Ciaran Andrews 6
7 Louis Jones 21 13 Matt Beck Ellie Davies 21 20 Taylor Miller 7
8 Nathan Crocombe 20 21 George Cooper Tom Killen 21 8 Josh Weaver 8
9 Jack Newsome 21 7 Camilla Parsonage Ben Hinton 15 21 Matthew Caines 9
10 Reece Maskell 21 18 Emmet Mckinley Josh Warner 21 16 Andy Ford 10
11 Cameron Cutler 8 21 Charlie Hotchkiss Edward Proudlove 21 18 William Clarke 11
12 Callum Mitchell 21 13 Toby Foxall Emma Massey-jones 21 13 Lucas Hall 12
8 Aggregate +38 222 184 Aggregate 4 8 Aggregate +14 222 208 Aggregate 4
12 Points 2 (+24) 430 406 Points 0 12