Senior County

  • For history of the Senior County please click here.
  • For a full list of the Senior County fixtures click here.
Results:
  • Sunday 6th May:
  • Shropshire v Merseyside - Lost by 62
  • Sunday 3rd June:
  • Shropshire v North Midlands - Lost by 39
  • Sunday 1st July:
  • Shropshire v Cheshire - won by 12
 
  • Game 3 vs. Cheshire
Shropshire earned their first win of the season but it wasn't by enough of a margin to get that Supplementary place in August. A great away performance on Hazel Pear, where we restricted Cheshire to just a 5 shot win, meant a 17 shot home win on Elephant and Castle was enough to win overall by 12. Colin Beaman won 9 in the first four at home, although this meant only a 3 shot lead, but Shropshire's man of the match Chris Worthington won 11 and Mike Beer 20 to give us a one chalk lead away in the front. The lead was only extended by 1 at home in the middle, led by Josh Bradburn's 14 card, and we were 14 down away too despite Wayne Rogers winning 17. But Merit champion Spencer Clarke's 8 win was key to reducing the damage there, along with Rich Goddard's 12 win to just a loss of 5. Two 13 winners at the back at home meant that was enough, led by Shropshire man of the match Dave Lloyd's first ever county win on his home debut and Paul Reeves. So Shropshire's 2018 campaign is over, and we look forward to 2019 when we face North Lancs & Fylde, Cumbria and Yorkshire in a group with plenty of mileage involved.
Section 2
Hazel Pear, 1 Hill Top Road, Acton Bridge Northwich, CW8 3RA Elephant & Castle, Bowling Club, Shawbury, SY4 4NZ
W Cheshire For Ag Shropshire L W Shropshire For Ag Cheshire L
1 Tom Vickers 20 21 Michael Beer Man of Match Darren Wellings 5 21 Tommy Johnstone 1
2 Andy Hamman 21 14 Kiah Roberts Callum Wraight 21 15 Dave Phillips 2
3 Jason Cornes 21 18 Peter Grimston Ashley Wellings 21 20 Carl Armitage 3
4 Glynn Cookson 11 21 Chris Worthington Colin Beaman Captain 21 9 Dave Baskerville 4
5 Danny Nixon 21 6 Glyn Herbert Wayne Phillips 20 21 Jamie Bramley 5
6 Dave Obrien 21 18 Paul Williams Sam Millward 21 17 Rob Lawrenson 6
7 Mike Yearsley 17 21 Wayne Rogers Josh Bradburn 21 14 Pete Smith 7
8 Steve Curbishley 21 20 Martin Lloyd Rob Roden 12 21 Noel Burrows 8
9 Matt Thurlwell 8 21 Spencer Clarke Derek Wright 19 21 Neil Smith 9
10 Paul Dooley 12 21 Rich Goddard Dave Lloyd 21 13 Andy Birtles 10
11 Robert Winnington 21 17 Adrian Rowe Paul Reeves 21 13 Lee Johnstone 11
12 Steve Morrey 21 12 Tom Roden Captain Andy Duckett 20 21 Ben Phillips 12
7 Aggregate +5 215 210 Aggregate --5 5 7 Aggregate +17 223 206 Aggregate --17 5
12 Points 0 421 433 Points 2 (+12) 12
  • Game 2 vs. North Midlands
Shropshire are out of the 2018 Crosfield Cup after losing to North Midlands by 39 today. A 56 shot win wasn't good enough to overcome a challenging green at Coundon, where we suffered another big away loss for the second game running. We had started well at Pontesbury, going 33 up off 4 with Darren Wellings winning 5, and another single figure success for Kiah Roberts in the middle, 21-7, to win him man of the match, meant we were 57 up off eight. With the green quickening at Coundon, the games took a lot longer, with Darren Plenderleith's 5 win for them taking over an hour. Martin Lloyd did so well on a mark to fight back to go 19-16 up before his opponent ran out, while Dave Lloyd battled very well on his debut, coming in for the unavailable Clay Flattley, to get 14. Scott Harries played well to be 12 across before his opponent ran out across the middle. Into the middle and Darren Tring played exceptionally well to win 5 for North Mids, while Rob Roden had a very good game with fellow young gun Tyler Dewis, which he edged 20. Sam Millward battled to get 13 while Rich Lawson was well in his game before his opponent pulled away late on to win 13. Into the back and we only had one winner at home, Adrian Rowe 10, to win by 56 there. With Tom Roden just going on after the home leg had finished it would require a momentumal effort by the away side to win the game. But unfortunately only Spencer Clarke managed to win 19 as North Midlands kept up their relentless bowls to win by 95, which on Coundon isn't as bad as it sounds! So Shropshire turn their attention into getting into the Supplementary, which isn't going to be easy as we have to beat Cheshire by 57!
Section 2
Coundon No.2, Shorncliffe Road, Coventry, CV6 1GP Pontesbury Nags Head Green, Pontesbury, SY5 9QD
W North Midlands For Ag Shropshire L W Shropshire For Ag North Midlands L
1 Michael Warrington Man of Match 21 19 Martin Lloyd Callum Wraight 21 10 Dane Hopwood 1
2 Darren Plenderleith 21 5 Peter Grimston Paul Williams 19 21 Russell Prosser 2
3 Steve Pratt 21 14 Dave Lloyd Darren Wellings 21 5 Jordie Baddeley 3
4 Stuart Perry 21 12 Scott Harries Michael Beer 21 13 Lenny Fulleylove 4
5 Noel Bates 21 13 Sam Millward Wayne Phillips 21 17 Andy Gibbs 5
6 Darren Tring 21 5 Chris Worthington Kiah Roberts Man of Match 21 7 Matt Horton 6
7 Tyler Dewis 20 21 Rob Roden Glyn Herbert 21 18 Ben Percival 7
8 Anton Davis 21 13 Richard Lawson Derek Wright 21 18 Andy Parker 8
9 Mark Burdett 21 11 Josh Bradburn Rich Goddard 20 21 Peter Varney 9
10 Scott Horbury 19 21 Spencer Clarke Adrian Rowe 21 10 Paul Ward 10
11 Richard Mnr Burdett 21 8 Paul Reeves Colin Beaman Captain 16 21 Paul Lamb 11
12 Stuart Nash 21 12 Tom Roden Captain Wayne Rogers 15 21 Shane Day 12
10 Aggregate +95 249 154 Aggregate 2 8 Aggregate +56 238 182 Aggregate 4
14 Points 2 (+39) 431 392 Points 0 10
 
  • Game 1 vs. Merseyside
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.
Section 2
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