County Cup 2015

County Cup final - Saturday 8th August 2015 - OSBC Castlefields v Meole Brace Castlefields lifted the Glynn Hill Cup after defeating Meole Brace with 7 winning cards and an impressive 64 chalks in the competition final staged on the No.1 green of Old Shrewsbury. Colin Beaman was adjudged the player of the match after shading his game with Rich Goddard where play of the highest quality from each would have been deserving of the prize for either player. A delighted Castlefields captain, Keith Walton, was quick to acknowledge Meole Brace as very worthy opponents before setting off to celebrate with his team late into the night. Full scores: 11822427_966867416669899_4380143436330957979_n 11811582_966863580003616_1991882026728865782_n

Winning captain Keith Walton with Deputy President Phil Scott (left) and County President Mike Potter (right).


Man of the Match Colin Beaman with President Mike Potter (left) and Phil Scott (right).


Man of the Match Colin Beaman with the "Wishy Dodd" trophy.


Castlefields celebrate with the trophy.


Winners Castlefields before their triumph. Back from left: Clay Flattley, Keith Walton (Captain), Phil Clinton, Callum Wraight, Adam Jones, Graham Rogers, Andy Duckett & Glyn Herbert.

Front from left: Luke Jones, Andy Judson, Dave Peach, Paul Williams & Graham Wall.


Runners-up Meole Brace. Back from left: Peter Bound, John Nash, Nigel Bound, Bill Tarrell, Will Tarrell, Ade Rowe, Gary Neal & Craig Wilson.

Front, from left: Doug Edwards, Colin Beaman, Mark Thomas, Glyn Wellings, Julian Cooke & Andy Wigginton.

Semi Finals:

Shropshire County Cup Semi Final – played on the green of Chester Road Ladies Meole Brace v St Georges St Georges began well winning three of the first four games to open up a 10 shot lead against fellow Premier League Meole Brace that saw Dave King, from 12-12 almost ran out to lead 19-12 and quickly turned it into a 21-13 win. Mike Wainwright pushed from 4-3 into a healthy 14-7 lead, only to be pegged back to trail 17-18 but then scored two doubles to finish 21-18. The sole winner for Meole in the first four had to fight back from 2-10 down to level the game 13-13, Will Tarrell then went on to lead 19-12 and despite a brief revival, Will finished with a 21-16 card. After an evenly matched start of 6-6, 11-11 and 14-14, Nigel Evans pushed forward to lead 19-15 before winning 21-17. Meole Brace 69 – 79 St Georges In a reversal of fortunes, it was Meole Brace who won three of the middle four and with two single figure wins to make them the leaders by 26 chalks. The first of half of his game saw Craig Wilson share the ends until he took his game from 9-6 to 18-10 before finishing 21-13. After conceding 2 on the first end, went quickly in to a 9-2 ends and almost ran out as he went to 9-5 and eventually won 21-5. Simon Madeley struggled at first to pull back from 6-10 before lead 16-12 and got over the win line soon after with 21-16. Meole’s best card of the evening was delivered by Peter Bound as he took the game from 6-2 up to 19-2 before finishing 21-4. Meole Brace 148 – 122 St Georges Despite taking 3 of the last four games to have 7 winning cards, St Georges could not pull the deficit as Meole held on to finish 10 chalks to the good. Glyn Picknell forged a healthy lead from 7-4 to go 17-5 and despite a fightback to double their score, Glyn finished 21-11. Nigel Bound moved from 6-6 to lead 11-8 and 16-13 before running out and finished his game 21-13. St Georges captain, Tony Rhodes began strongly to go 9-2 and 16-8 up before Mark Thomas countered to pull back to within 1 chalk, however he could only manage to add 1 more as Tony finished 21-16. Last game of the evening saw Simon Rhodes and Andy Wiggington share the initial exchanges to tie 7-7 but from trailing 10-12, Simon found a mark and within an 8 end run had run out a 21-12 winner Meole Brace 198 – 188 St Georges Result – Meole Brace defeated St Georges by 10 chalks. Scores:   Meole St G Scores

Meole Semis

Semi Finalists Meole Brace. Back, from left: John Nash, Craig Wilson, Mark Thomas (Captain), Nigel Bound, Julian Cooke, Doug Edwards, Bill Tarrell & Pete Bound.

Front, from left: Andy Wigginton, Gary Neal, Colin Beaman, Darren Wellings, Will Tarrell, Ade Rowe & Glyn Wellings.


St Georges, narrowly defeated by Meole Brace. Back from left: Jim Kellett, Mike Wainwright, Nige Evans, Simon Madeley, Keith Anderson & Matt Rhodes.

Front from left: Dave King, Alan Palin, Tony Rhodes (Captain), Andy James & Simon Rhodes.

In the other Semi Final Castlefields beat Burway by 37 chalks. After the first four they led by 29 after Clay Flattley won 6 and Paul Williams 9. This advantage was extended to 34 after the middle four when Rich Goddard won 7 and after Callum Wraight had won 5 Castlefields had sealed the win.

Played at Sinclair Bowling Club on Saturday 11th July 2015 Results as follows: Burway v Castlefields 1. Ben Allen 21-15 Luke Jones 2. Kiah Roberts 13-21 Glyn Herbert 3. Mark Rogers 6-21 Clay Flattley 4. Wayne Rogers 9-21 Paul Williams 5. Len Lewis 7-21 Rich Goddard 6. Josh Partridge 21-19 Graham Rogers 7. Roy Crowther 18-21 Steve Duckett 8. Duncan Pressley 21-11 Elliott McGuinness 9. Kevin Dovey 5-21 Callum Wraight 10. Chris Dovey 20-21 Phil Clinton 11. Russell Davies 21-14 Andy Judson 12. Jolyon Partridge 21-14 Graham Wall Burway 183-220 Castlefields   Quarter Finals: Played on Wednesday 17th June
Ifton 199 Burway 224 Severnside(1)
Childs Ercall QMeole Brace +73 Horsehay
St. Georges  +57 Hadley USC Bowring old green
Castlefields 231 Newport 185 Victoria
3rd Round: Played on Wednesday 3rd June
Church 127 St. Georges 252 Pontesbury Old green
Hadley USC 224 Wem USC 187 Meole (2) Premier green
Burway 215 Chester Road 214 Donnington Wood (1) New
Childs Ercall 228 Bishops Castle 176 Allscott
SJ Bayley 188 Newport 234 Wrockwardine Wood Old
Hanwood 178 Meole Brace 222 OSBC (2)
Wrockwardine Wood 203 Castlefields 221 Prees Old green
Horsehay 192 Ifton 234 Battlefield
2nd Round: Played on Wednesday May 13th
Shifnal 171 Newport 243
Charlton Burway +124
Meole Brace +48 Hanmer  
Hadley USC +45 Trench  
Childs Ercall 236 Reman Sentinel 181
Castlefields 249 Broseley 130
Church 228 Meole Village 212
Bowring 204 Wem USC 227
SJ Bayley  +20 Battlefield
Ifton 221 Madeley CC 190
Victoria 110 Wrockwardine Wood 231
AWC Horsehay w/o
Pontesbury Chester Road +7
Bridgnorth 207 Bishops Castle 230
Ludlow Castle Hanwood w/o
St. Georges +51 Donnington Wood
1st Round: Results of the 1st round