KGJ Insurance County Cup

The County Cup has been played for since 1921 for the Glynn Hill Trophy. The record holders are Castlefields who have won it 23 times, with the current holders being the Bowring. The sponsors this season are KGJ Insurance which we are very grateful for and would urge you to support them as much as you can.

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County Cup Result Sheet

2017 KGJ Insurance County Cup Dates:

1st Round – Wed 10th May (drawn on Sat 8th Apr)

2nd Round – Wed 7th Jun (draw on Sat 13th May)

Quarter Finals – Wed 21st Jun (draw on Mon 12th Jun)

Semi Finals – Sat 15th Jul/Sat 22nd Jul (draw on Sat 24th Jun)

Final – Sat 12th Aug


Semi Final Draw:

Saturday 15th July 6.30 p.m. start

Ifton v Newport at Meole Brace no.2

Saturday 22nd Jul 6.30 p.m. start

Bowring v St Georges at Sinclair

Clubs are reminded of two rules for the Semi Finals.

A player must have played at least six league games, for that club, in one or a combination of leagues affiliated to the SCGBA, before the Semi Finals.

Dress code will apply from the semi-finals onwards. The referee will decide which players are properly attired and permitted to play.

Quarter Finals:

Quarter Final Round Held on Wed Jun 21st 2017
1 Ifton 213 194 Chester Road At Atcham
2 Newport 230 207 Bylet At St Georges Bottom Green
3 Bowring 222 201 Wrockwardine Wood At Allscott
4 St Georges 217 173 Meole Brace At Bridgewater Big Green

Second Round:

Ifton bash Bayley, Newport crush Castlefields, Bylet edge out Hanwood

Ifton and Newport scored stunning victories in the 2nd round of the KGJ Insurance County Cup as they beat Sir John Bayley and Castlefields comfortably. Ifton beat the Bayley by 65 shots at Hadnall in a comfortable victory, which delighted skipper Dickie Jones. “Fantastic team performance against a top team our front four got us off to a great start for us to lead by 46 and our players continued to play well, with Kieron Roberts and Martin Jones rounding off a great night.” Nicky Jones led from the front winning 6 while Gary Cooper was best winner for the Bayley winning 12. Newport were close behind in their performance beating the record holders Castlefields by 32 on Calverhall. The 2014 winners adapted to the green much better and had 7 out of the first 8 winners, led by Peter Farmer’s 7 win. Adam Jones’ 10 win threatened a comeback but Pete Cookson’s 9 win stopped it in its tracks. Bylet won the closest game after beating Hanwood by 7 chalks on Edgmond. Rob Perry led the way winning 5 while Russ Wellings was best for Hanwood who just dipped out. Wrockwardine Wood were comfortable winners over Hanmer with 10 winners, although with two single figure losers the deficit was only 33. Stuart Rutter was best for them 7 while Hanmer’s two winners were Andy Armstrong and Dave Ellison 8.

There were no shocks at all as all the Premier League clubs beat their Tanners opposition. St Georges beat the Prince Hotel comfortably as they suffered from having 6 regulars out. They did manage one winner in Chris Wilson 19 but the Dragons had 6 single figure winners led by Tom Langford’s 2 win. Meole Brace defeated Elephant and Castle comfortably while Bowring were struggling first four, with Gwyn Jones winning 1 for Old Shrewsbury and Reece Farr 1 for them, before three single figure winners sealed the win by 58. Chester Road had 5 single figure victories in their win over Battlefield, but only won by 37. Chris Stretch was the best for them winning 6 while for Battlefield Keith Owen was the standout card in their 4 winners, 9. Captain Paul Fowles commented “was happy with the game as we played ok. The older Battlefield lads showed why they have been class bowlers for a long time they were impressive but we just had to much for them.”

KGJ Insurance County Cup Second Round Held On Wed Jun 7th 2017
1 Hanmer  193  226 Wrockwardine Wood At Greenfields No.1
2 Newport 230 198 Castlefields At Calverhall
3 Bylet  216  209 Hanwood At Edgmond
4 Battlefield  180  217 Chester Road At Trench
5 Elephant and Castle  184  244 Meole Brace At Oxon
6 Sir John Bayley  165  230 Ifton At Hadnall
7 Bowring  223  165 Old Shrewsbury At District Front
8 Prince of Wales Hotel  138  250 St Georges At Bridgewater Small

No shocks for Premier League teams, Meole and Hanwood edge out Premier opponents
First Round:

There were no shocks in the 1st round of the KGJ Insurance County Cup as all the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier Bowling League teams stamped their authority on their opponents. The closest encounter was at Chester Road where the Abbey ran Wrockwardine Wood close in the first four before losing by 39 overall with 3 winners, Simon Damm the best 15. For Wrockwardine there was only one single figure winner, Ian Thomas winning 9. Sinclair only lost by 46 against St Georges with just 2 winners as only 2 losers ended up being single figures, Mike Wainwright winning 6 and Lewis Scott 9. Brenda Slingo took a fine scalp 16 while Ian Evans was the other winner 15. Madeley Cricket Club also had two winners against Chester Road, Tony Roche 13 and Nigel Booth 20 but went down by 89 with Andy Moss the best winning 4 on Battlefield. Hadley USC had two winners as well with John Newey winning 16 and Ash Gregory 19 from 19-15 down, but were defeated by 70 against Sir John Bayley on Allscott, Scott Simpson leading the way winning 5. Trench and Hadnall both managed one winner against their higher opposition. Trench’s Pete Millington won 20 as they lost by 97 on Monkmoor to Ifton with new signing Joey Williams winning 6 to be best for the Miners, while for Hadnall Jon Lyttle gave them something to cheer about as he won 17 in a 67 shot defeat on Atcham against the Bylet, who had the two Harries’ as best winners 9, Scott and Mick. Scott also wanted to “thank Atcham for the food they put on for both sides last night. The burgers and hot dogs went down a treat, fair play to them doing that for us!” Charlton didn’t manage to have a winner against record holders Castlefields as they lost by 149, Ann Withington scoring the highest 14 with the fields having 7 single figure wins, Tony Wall the best 4.

The two all Premier League ties were both won by 17 in two close games. At Bowring Meole Brace overcame missing a few players in beating Burway, and after trailing by 6 after the first four to, with Kiah Roberts and Peter Griffiths joint best winners 12. But Colin Beaman won 6 to be part of three winners in the middle to move Meole 14 ahead, and despite another 12 win by Kevin Dovey at the back for the Ludlow side, two wins by Mark Thomas and Doug Edwards won the Shrewsbury side the game. Another Shrewsbury team Hanwood beat Wem USC by the same score over at Hadley USC, which delighted captain Mark Shore.  “Last night we had a real tight game with Wem at Hadley. Pick of the front four for wWm was a great performance from Craig Ashley beating David Burton 11. He was their only win but meant Wem led by 2 after the first four. For Hanwood, Wayne Phillips recovered from a very poor start against John Bushill coming back from 12-4 to win 21-20. In the middle and Derek Wright displayed his undoubted class to beat Gary Neal 21-8 on a difficult 3/4 corner mark (to be best winner for them) and Neil Boxall also played well to beat nick Davies 16 which meant after 6 Wem led by 21. But strong performances from Glyn Wellings and Ben Talbot reduced to the gap to 10. In the back Danny Wornell scored 11 2s to beat his mate George Williams (6 to be best winner) to put Hanwood back in the game and with a classy display from Dave Payne winning 21-11 the tie was sealed for Hanwood.”

The other two ties featured non Premier-League sides, and Prince Hotel beat Monkmoor by 115 on Oxon with Daniel Brookfield the only winner for Monkmoor, 12, while Clair Barker was best for the Prince, 3. The other tie was much closer, Old Shrewsbury beating District by 16 on Sir John Bayley. District had 4 winners in the front to lead by 19, with Dan Beeston winning 12 to be joint best winner, but the Tanners Shropshire side turned the tie on its head with 3 winners in the middle to lead by 8, with John Harris joint best winner 8. There were two winners apiece but Old Shrewsbury sealed the tie with another 8 winner, Derek Jones, and another 12 winner for District, Ben Hinton.

There are 12 Premier League teams in the draw on Saturday from 11, with the other four made up by Tanners Shropshire sides Elephant and Castle, Battlefield, Prince Hotel and Old Shrewsbury.

First Round Results
1 Hanmer  W/O Donnington Wood At Prince of Wales Hotel
2 Prince of Wales Hotel 243 128 Monkmoor At Oxon
3 Newport  W/O Whittington At Hodnet
4 Chester Road 243 154 Madeley Cricket Club At Battlefield
5 Ifton 251 154 Trench At Monkmoor
6 Castlefields 252 103 Charlton At Bridgewater Big
7 Old Shrewsbury 215 199 District At Sir John Bayley Bottom Green
8 Wrockwardine Wood 241 202 Abbey At Chester Road
9 St Georges 241 195 Sinclair At Wrockwardine Wood Old
10 Sir John Bayley 245 175 Hadley USC At Allscott
11 Meole Brace 215 198 Burway At Bowring old
12 Bylet 248 181 Hadnall At Atcham Malthouse
13 Hanwood 220 203 Wem USC At Hadley USC

Whittington and Donnington Wood have withdrawn.

Battlefield, Bowring and Elephant and Castle have byes.

Matchcards are here.