- 2018 County Cup Dates:
- Wed 9th May - 1st round
- Wed 6th June - 2nd round
- Wed 20th June - Quarter Finals
- Sat 14th July - Semi Final no.1 (6.30 p.m. start)
- Sat 21st July - Semi Final no.2 (6.30 p.m. start)
- Sat 11th August - County Cup Final (6.30 p.m. start)
- Semi Finals
- Ifton v Sir John Bayley on Old Shrewsbury no.2 on Saturday 21st July at 6.30 p.m.
- A reminder that it is dress code and that all players must have played at least 6 games in a league or leagues affiliated to the SCGBA.
- Newport beat Bowring by 2 on St Georges Bottom Green on Saturday 14th July at 6.30 p.m.
|Josh Bradburn||21||Philip Emery||11|
|Adam Patrick||21||Kevin Keary||18|
|Ayden Smith||19||Tom Langford||21|
|Reece Farr||21||Dave Rhodes||16|
|Richard Lawson||6||Peter Farmer||21|
|Ashley Gregory||21||Sam Millward||20|
|Jack Whitehead||21||Mark Selley||11|
|David Lloyd||21||Russell Pegram||17|
|Roy Bradburn||16||Peter Cookson||21|
|Martin Gaut||18||Paul Reeves||21|
|Jack Hill||14||Dale Rudrum||21|
|Brian Jarvis||18||Mick Jones||21|
Gallant losers Bowring. Back, from left: Brian Jarvis, Dave Lloyd, Josh Bradburn, Jack Hill, Reece Farr, Roy Bradburn & Jack Whitehead.
Front from left: Ayden Smith, Rich Lawson, Ash Gregory, Adam Patrick & Martin Gaut.
Winners Newport. Back from left: Dale Rudrum, Pete Farmer, Mick Jones, Kevin Keary, Pete Cookson & Dave Rhodes.
Front from left: Tom Langford, Mark Selley, Sam Millward, Paul Reeves & Phil Emery
- Quarter Finals
Leaders beat holders, Bayley find extra gear, Ifton & Bowring edge throughThe leaders of the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League beat the holders of the KGJ Insurance County Cup at the Quarter Final stage. Newport defeated St Georges by 34 overall at Sinclair, pleasing captain Sam Millward. "The lads were brilliant last night, really ground out a result. Was looking like it would be level off the front at one point but Pete Farmer and Tom Langford really stuck in and ground out wins. Mark Selley and Mick Jones (best winner 11) were brilliant and Dale Rudrum was class to beat Clay Flattley. All in all a great performance!" The best of the holders' three winners was Dave King 12. Sir John Bayley were pushed by Hadley USC and found themselves only level after eight blocks off, with Dave Price their best winning 6. But the Bayley then had four single figure winners, led by Paul Evans' 4 win, to win by 55 overall at the Bylet. Ifton continued their impressive cup form with a comeback win over Wem USC on Hanwood. Captain Dickie Jones was "very happy to have got through in a game that could have gone either way. We didn't start off well being 16 down after the first four. Three winners in the middle put us two in front, Andy Hughes then won 21-9 (to be best winner) to put us 14 up the three other games were all close. We now look forward to the semi finals."Pete Bound and Dave Hanson were best winners for Wem, both winning 13. Bowring edged out Chester Road by 24 on Old Shrewsbury. Captain Rich Lawson was "really pleased with how the team played last night, it's a young side but they did themselves proud, I didn't see Josh Bradburn's game but by all accounts he was superb against Martin, we managed to get a lead off the first four and then Jack Whitehead gave us a bit of a cushion playing great to win 5. Bit of a turning point was Ash coming back from 13-7 down to beat Mark Holland, it might have been a different story otherwise. In the back we managed to maintain the lead with Jamie King bowling fantastic to win 5 (to be joint best winner with Jack), overall I'm thoroughly delighted with the win." Chris Stretch was best winner for the Whitchurch side, 10.
- Full results are below, click on Quarter Final to see the matchcards.
|1||Sir John Bayley||222||167||Hadley USC||At||Bylet Non-Prem|
|3||Bowring||214||190||Chester Road||At||Old Shrewsbury No.2|
- 2nd round
Hadley shock Bylet, Newport beat Fields again, Ifton cup form continuesHadley USC caused the shock of the round as they drew with Bylet and won on the most winners rule in round two of the KGJ Insurance County Cup. Both teams scored 222 points, but Hadley had 7 winners compared to Bylet's 5. It was a close match throughout with no single figure winners, best for Hadley was Phil King's 12 with Jason Groom likewise for the Premier League side on the Bowring, winning 11. Captain Ray Gregory said "it was a very good night, close from start to finish. It was a great team effort and I could not have asked for any more from my team. Let's hope we can carry this onto the next game." The other non premier teams though didn't quite manage a shock. Prince of Wales Hotel staged a late rally on Hodnet against St Georges but the damage had been done by the first four, as the holders led by 42 after Nige Evans had won 3. But they kept it respectful, including three winners at the back, Clair Barker the best of them 8. Trench did very well to restrict Wem USC to a 40 shot win at Greenfields, with only George Williams winning single figures for the Premier League side, 21-8. The Mid-Shropshire team had 4 winners themselves, former Premier League player Pete Roden the best of them 13. Chester Road showed no mercy in beating Madeley Cricket Club by 85 overall. Martin Lloyd was the best of four single figure winners, 21-3, while John Roberts Snr was best of three winners for the Mid Shropshire side, 13, on Crescent. Newport beat Castlefields again, just like last season, to progress to the Quarter Finals. They fought back from being 21 down on District after four after Mike Beer had won 10 and Keith Wall 11. But Pete Farmer, having won 23 consecutive games on a Friday night, led the comeback by beating Callum Wraight 17 and was backed up by Mark Selley and Pete Cookson both winning 8, as they won by 26 overall. Last year's runners up Ifton kept up their good cup from by taking advantage of an under strength Wrockwardine Wood on Old Shrewsbury. Skipper Dickie Jones commented on a "good solid team performance. We were 5 down after the first four, but Richie Griffiths won 9 in the middle which put us in front. Andy Hughes won 7 which more or less sealed the win." The Wrockites' best winner was Steve Roberts 10. Bowring put their poor start in the league behind them as they beat Hanwood on Chester Road, delighting captain Rich Lawson. "Really pleased with the win as we knew we'd be in for a very hard match against a quality Hanwood side. We managed to get a lead off the first four, held it in the middle, with some great scrambling by Aaron King in the back four to get 10 against a rampant Mark Shore making a big difference. Roy Bradburn and Martin Gaut both did their job but performance of the night was Brian Jarvis who was superb in beating Nick Davies. An excellent team performance." Rich himself was best winner 7, with Ash Wellings also winning 10 to share best win with Mark Shore for Hanwood. Sir John Bayley comfortably beat Burway by 54 at Meole Brace. A slow start saw them then have two single figure winners in the middle, led by Ant Bracken's 5 win, to then stretch away with all four winners in the back. Len Lewis was best for the Ludlow side, 12.
|1||Wem USC||232||192||Trench||At||Greenfields No.2|
|2||Sir John Bayley||232||178||Burway||At||Meole Brace No.2|
|3||St Georges||216||177||Prince of Wales Hotel||At||Hodnet|
|4||Hadley USC||222||222||Bylet||At||Bowring Non-Prem Green|
|5||Ifton||230||196||Wrockwardine Wood||At||Old Shrewsbury No.1|
|6||Newport||223||197||Castlefields||At||District Back Green|
|7||Chester Road||234||159||Madeley Cricket Club||At||Crescent|
|8||Bowring||225||208||Hanwood||At||Chester Road Ladies|
- 1st round
Prince shock Hanmer, Chester Road edge out Meole, Hanwood & Burway through
The Prince Hotel shocked Hanmer in the story of the 1st round of the KGJ Insurance County Cup on Horsehay. They won comfortably by 29 overall to leave captain Ian Smith delighted. "The game was very tight with only 4 points difference after the first four with Hanmer taking 3 out of the 4 games. The game went in our favour in the middle with 4 winners meaning Prince were 20 up. Back four was shared, 2 games each, but with a fantastic win from Prince's new signing this season Rob Jones, 21-6, sealed the win. The games were all close with some excellent bowling by both teams played in good spirit. The green was superb to play on!" Martin Elson had the best win for the Premier League side 15. In the clash of the two Salop Leisure Premier League teams it was Chester Road who edged out Meole Brace by 11 chalks. Winning captain Paul Fowles was "very happy to have won. We had 4 players out so we have to be happy! It was a great game played in good spirit, it was close all the way. Both teams gave it there all and just about came out on top." Best winners for both sides were 21-8, Martin Lloyd for the Road and Ade Jennings for Meole. Hanwood and Burway got through easily, with just one loser against Sinclair and Hadnall respectively. Elsie Pugh was Sinclair's sole winner 21-10, but Hanwood's Darren Wellings' 3 win helped them to a 73 shot win on Archibald Worthington. Burway were more ruthless in their game, winning by 133 on Bridgnorth, with three 21-2 wins for Kiah Roberts, Len Lewis and Ben James. Will Childs was the only winner for the Tanners Division 2 side, winning 18 at number 12 to give the village club something to cheer about! The all non Premier League tie was the closest game, Madeley Cricket Club coming out on top by just 5 shots. Kevin Lavelle's 7 win at the back was decisive for the Mid Shropshire side, with Roger Whitfield's 7 win in vain for the Tanners side. The draw for the next round is on Saturday from half 10, along with the Shropshire Cup draw.
|2||Prince of Wales Hotel||232||203||Hanmer||At||Horsehay|
|3||Chester Road||213||202||Meole Brace||At||St Georges Bottom Green|
|4||Hanwood||241||168||Sinclair||At||Archibald Worthington Big|
|5||Madeley Cricket Club||216||211||Battlefield||At||Wem USC|