|Year||President||League||Merit Green||Unsung Hero Name||Club|
|2010||Alan Mayhew||Premier||Bicton||Ken Palmer||Unison|
|2011||George Edge||Malpas||Wem BC 2||Bill Crook||Wem BC|
|2012||Geoff Balshaw||SSC||Bicton||Jim Husband and Tony Gibbons||Bowring and Castlefields|
|2013||John Hughes||Oswestry||Old Shrewsbury||Barry Griffiths||St. Georges|
|2014||John Coxill||Ludlow||Craven Arms||Tony Cowdale||Craven Arms|
|2015||Mike Potter||Mid Shropshire||Allscott||Tony Manders||Oxon|
|2016||Phil Scott||Whitchurch||Wem BC 1||Frank Price||Baschurch|
Every year an Unsung Hero is nominated at the Senior Individual Merit Finals. Find the form to nominate a person deserving this award here. Please see who has been nominated over the years:
2016 - Frank Price (Baschurch)
Nominated by Baschurch Bowling Club.
"His task, as greenkeeper, was made even more difficult when the green was vandalised at the start of the time in the position. Thanks to his diligence and hard work, we now have a green to be proud of, despite the fact that we don't have an automatic watering system, as some clubs do. At the same time, Frank is an excellent bowler and plays for our A team in the Wem League on Monday nights and the Shrewsbury Senior Citizens Team on Thursday Afternoons. He has also won many trophies in club competitions."
2015 - Tony Manders (Oxon)
Nominated by Brian Selley on behalf of Oxon Bowling club.
Brian says " He is eighty years young and has only ever played for one club. He has been treasurer for forty eight years.
He calls by the club two or three times a week where he trims the grass around the outside of the green and he also looks after the gardens etc. He also has painted the shed and the benches over the years! No-one asks him to do this, he just does it. He runs the monthly bingo money split between the church and Oxon Bowling club. Eighteen months ago when the contractor who cuts the hedge around the green could not do it (due to ill-health) Tony stepped in and his wife helped to clear up the cuttings.
He has been captain of the seniors team for a few years now and still plays three times a week. He is a true gent on the bowling green and he thoroughly deserves this accolade."
2012 - Tony Gibbons (Castlefields) and Jim Husband (Bowring)
Jim Husband Unsung Hero Speech