Senior County 2017

Sunday 6th August Semi Final vs. North Midlands

Shropshire just dipped out today in the Endsleigh Senior County Championship by 4 chalks against North Midlands. It was another agonising loss after narrow defeats in the previous campaigns but it only took a late rally to get close. A poor start at home meant a deficit of 11 with only Kiah Roberts and Callum Wraight winning, while away despite four losers were we only behind by 13 with Martin Lloyd doing very well to get back to 19 from 11-1 down against former homester Steve Pratt. In the middle and three winners at home meant the deficit was overturned by we only led by 1 still. No more winners away despite some battling performances meant we were 40 chalks down and 39 overall. Two more good winners for North Midlands meant they were 62 shots up at Dunlop and virtually there but a 9 win by Paul Reeves and 11 by Tom Roden meant it wasn't a bad 40 shot loss away from home in the end. At Greenfields and Rich Goddard won 13 and with Mike Beer winning 4 it meant the game wasn't over just yet. Once Colin Beaman won 16 it meant Wayne Rogers was left on the green 9 across needing to win 11 for a win or 12 for a draw. But Wayne could only win 16 and it meant another close loss for the team. Well done to North Midlands who go on to play Potteries & District in the final. Full scores are here. Home venue at Greenfields Bowling Club, Shrewsbury
  1. G Herbert 11-21 D Hopwood
  2. D Wellings 14-21 R Prosser
  3. K Roberts 21-17 A Gibbs
  4. C Wraight 21-19 J Baddeley
  5. W Phillips 21-12 P Varney
  6. A Wellings 16-21 M Horton
  7. C Flattley 21-19 B Percival
  8. A Rowe 21-15 W Beale
  9. R Goddard 21-13 M Allen
  10. M Beer 21-4 T Dewis
  11. C Beaman 21-16 P Ward
  12. W Rogers 21-16 S Perry
Shropshire 230-194 North Midlands Away venue at Dunlop Bowling Club, Coventry
  1. S Pratt 21-19 M Lloyd
  2. J Dunn 21-19 P Grimston
  3. R Burdett 21-14 A Moss
  4. A Parker 21-19 R Lawson
  5. M Burdett 21-11 R Roden
  6. S Day 21-13 A Jones
  7. L Burdett 21-19 S Harries
  8. D Plenderleith 21-14 J Bradburn
  9. S Horbury 21-10 R Burroughs
  10. S Nash 21-10 J King
  11. M Blackmore 9-21 P Reeves
  12. N Bates 11-21 T Roden
North Midlands 230-190 Shropshire North Midlands win by 4 overall.

Sunday 2nd July vs. Derbyshire

Shropshire have surged into the Endsleigh Senior County Championship Semi Final after a comfortable 79 chalk success over Derbyshire to finish top of the group unbeaten. It was a slow start though with only a 13 chalk lead at home despite Glyn Herbert winning 9 and Callum Wraight 19, along with man of the match Martin Lloyd who ran out from 18-16 down. But two winners in the front away helped us only trail by 5 chalks there. Rich Lawson played well for his 13 against Derbyshire man of the match Dan Petcher, battling back from 16-6 down, while Scott Harries played very well to lead 9-3 over the middle before his opponent Conor Chamberlain went long and just edged Scott out 17, with Scott scrambling four more chalks from 19-13 down. Clay Flattley had an up and down game with the jack recovering from 12-7 down to lead 13-12 and then again from 18-15 down to win 19 on the longer marks. Glyn Picknell played excellent to lead 15-4 before his opponent rallied to get 16 as Glyn saw the game out in a great performance. Into the middle and Shropshire took a stranglehold of the game with three winners away led by Pete Grimston's 9 win on round pegs over the crown, earning him Shropshire man of the match. Wayne Phillips played very well on round pegs to lead 15-9 and maintained this to win 15, while Alex Jones had a high quality game which was tight before Alex had a break of 6 on a round peg on the edge of the green to lead 16-11. But his opponent went long and got back to 19-17 up before two 2s got Alex over the line. Rob Roden had to fight hard trailing 6-1 and 13-8 before a few 2s helped him get to 18. Over at Wem and it was still a struggle with 2 20 losers along with Adie Rowe winning 20 and Kiah Roberts winning 15. This meant a lead of 18 at home and away and 24 overall. At the back and 4 winners at home meant the job was done with a 50 shot win there. Rich Goddard and Colin Beaman both won 12, Wayne Rogers 11, to earn Shropshire man of the match, and Mike Beer 17. We had three winners away to, with Rob Burroughs fighting back from 7-1 down to win 13 over the middle. Jamie King led 8-2 on round pegs before his opponent went longer and ran out from 15 across, while Paul Reeves was always in control winning 7 to earn the overall man of the match award. Tom Roden had a very close game from John Dewey which he trailed 19-15 before going long to lead 20-19 and then get out 20 with a very good bowl. So well done to the players on their success and now all eyes are on the Semi Finals against North Midlands on Sunday 6th August. Pictured below are the two man of the match winners from today, from left overall winner Paul Reeves and Shropshire winner Peter Grimston. IMG_8650 Home Results at Wem USC:
1 Martin Lloyd Chester Road 21 Andy Spragg Old Whittington 18
2 Glyn Herbert Castlefields 21 Richard Peach Burbage 9
3 Darren Wellings Meole Brace 17 Jon Guess Burbage 21
4 Callum Wraight Castlefields 21 Gareth Nash Marehay 19
5 Andy Moss Chester Road 20 Steve Barber Chapel Park 21
6 Kiah Roberts Burway 21 Scott Palmer Dronfield Woodhouse 15
7 Ashley Wellings Hanwood 20 Paul Hawker Whaley Bridge 21
8 Adie Rowe Castlefields 21 Darren Shaw Old Whittington 20
9 Rich Goddard Castlefields 21 Lee Davies Old Whittington 12
10 Michael Beer Castlefields 21 Ed Furniss Rowditch 17
11 Colin Beaman Meole Brace 21 Ian Brown Stretton Anglesey 12
12 Wayne Rogers Burway 21 Paul Chamberlain Stretton Anglesey 11
 Totals 246 196
Away Results at Washlands:
1 Rich Lawson Bowring 13 Dan Petcher Netherseal 21
2 Scott Harries Bylet 17 Conor Chamberlain Stretton Anglesey 21
3 Clay Flattley St. Georges 21 Nigel Illife Rolls Royce 19
4 Glyn Picknell St. Georges 21 Ed Wallis Stretton Anglesey 16
5 Wayne Phillips Hanwood 21 Neil Worthington Stretton Anglesey 15
6 Peter Grimston St. Georges 21 Brian Smith Stretton Anglesey 9
7 Alex Jones SJ Bayley 21 Adam Hartley Alvaston & Bourton 19
8 Robert Roden Bowring 18 Paul Stretton Belvedere 21
9 Rob Burroughs SJ Bayley 21 Andy Thompson Swadlincote Catholics 13
10 Jamie King Bowring 15 Matt Kelly-Wally Belvedere 21
11 Paul Reeves SJ Bayley 21 Andy Milson Rolls Royce 7
12 Tom Roden SJ Bayley 21 John Dewey Belvedere 20
 Totals 231 202
Shropshire win by 79 overall.  

Sunday 4th June vs. Wales

Shropshire sealed their second win of the campaign with a 33 shot victory over Wales, but at one time in the middle four it looked anything from comfortable. A good start at home with Callum Wraight 13-2 up and Rich Goddard 9-1 helped us to a 11 shot lead from the front four, with Callum winning 14 and Darren Wellings continuing his 100% home record with another 14 win. Away from home on the carpet at Betws-yn-Rhos and Scott Harries gave us a great start winning 7 into and out of the hole. This was backed up by a 21-20 win for Rich Lawson with Andy Moss playing excellently with Jason Jones in the best game of the day, with Jason Jones winning their man of the match award for his 17 victory. This helped us to a lead of 2 shots there. Into the middle four and two 10 losses at home meant the atmosphere was dampened slightly but Wayne Phillips started the comeback winning 9 with Ash Wellings having a sound win on his debut 17 to give us a lead of 5 there. In Wales and Phil Emery and Rob Burroughs suffered poor starts but both fought back as well as Rob Roden winning 12 on short marks and Pete Grimston winning 17 on round pegs on his return, which meant we increased our lead to 5. At the back and Adie Rowe's 10 win and Colin Beaman's 7 victory meant we had a bit of breathing space, and Wayne Rogers 18 win helped us to a 30 shot victory at home. We just had to keep it tight away and we did, with Jamie King winning the Shropshire man of the match award winning 18 20m over the middle along with Tom Roden fighting back from 13-8 down in the corners to win 15 to help us win by 3 away from home in another great away performance. Overall a solid performance overall meant another win, and with Warwick and Worcester beating Derbyshire by 43 it means we have one foot in the Semi Finals. But we still need to win to seal our place in our next game on 3rd July against Derbyshire. Home Venue: Pontesbury Nags Head Green. Address: The Nags Head, Pontesbury, SY5 0QD 1) Rich Goddard 16-21 Leighton Roberts 2) Callum Wraight 21-14 Paul Hallett 3) Darren Wellings 21-14 Geraint Williams 4) Kiah Roberts 21-19 Dave "Dickie" Jones 5) Clay Flattley 10-21 Robin Bennett 6) Glyn Herbert 10-21 Nick Jones 7) Ashley Wellings 21-17 Arwel Davies 8) Wayne Phillips 21-9 Darren Lacey 9) Adie Rowe 21-10 Keiron Roberts 10) Colin Beaman 21-7 Andy Armstrong 11) Michael Beer 18-21 Martin Jones 12) Wayne Rogers 21-18 Craig Griffiths
Shropshire 222-192 Wales Away Venue: Betws-yn-Rhos Bowling Club, Dolwen Road, Betws-yn-Rhos, LL22 8AP 1) Andy Moss 17-21 Jason Jones 2) Rich Lawson 21-20 Geraint Jones 3) Scott Harries 21-7 Michael Pritchard 4) Glyn Picknell 12-21 John Short 5) Peter Grimston 21-17 Adam Penlington 6) Robert Roden 21-12 Nick Hughes 7) Phil Emery 17-21 Barry Harris 8) Rob Burroughs 15-21 Paul Walley 9) Paul Reeves 17-21 Keith Bailey 10) Jamie King 21-18 Francis Penlington 11) Martin Lloyd 14-21 Steve Lawley 12) Tom Roden 21-15 Neale Charlton Shropshire 218-215 Wales
Shropshire 440-407 Wales
Shropshire won by 33 overall.
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The away team in Wales.

2016 County Player of the Season, Tom Roden

Tom Roden with the Clive Beaman award for being the 2016 Player of the Season.

Shropshire MofM, Jamie King with overall MoM, Scott Harries

The two man of the matches from today, Jamie King & Scott Harries.

Jamie King(MoM), Tom Roden(2016 player of season), Scott Harries(overall MoM)

Jamie, Tom & Scott show off their awards.

Sunday 7th May vs. Warwick & Worcester

Shropshire stunned Warwick and Worcester today in the Endsleigh Senior County Championship winning home and away in a 47 shot success. It didn't start off to well after the first fours at both venues as we found ourselves down by 5 overall despite 5 winners. It could have been much better, Callum Wraight at number led Gareth Herbert 18-3 and was two on before Gareth flicked the jack to count and then played some superb stuff on a 30m straight mark off the crown to get back at Callum to the delight of the visiting support. But Callum did manage to get out 20, however Scott Harries was 20-12 up over the middle before Ant Aldridge got in the corners and kept it tight to prevent Scott scoring again. Darren Wellings and Glyn Picknell both had close games with Carl Fielding and Elliott McGuinness respectively with Darren winning 19 and Glyn 20 to lead by just 3 at home. Away and Andrew Moss and Kiah Roberts both won 20, against Lee Kington and Paul Gamsby respectively, to keep the deficit down to 8 with Rich Goddard getting 14 off Neil Clarke and Rich Lawson 18 off Jason Galvin. In the middle and two big wins turned the tide. Alex Jones was awesome on a 20m round peg and with Ryan Prosser having no luck he won 5, while at the George Rob Roden was superb to win 5 himself against Stewart Meddings. Elsewhere Phil Emery led 12-7 before being pegged back to 15 across and then had a surge to win 16 against reserve Adam Kirby. Stuart Rutter trailed Ben Harris over the middle 8-1 but got back in it at 16-14 up before Ben ran out, and Wayne Phillips struggled early doors to trail 15-6 on a difficult mark to Chris Bergin, but Wayne used his experience to fight back to 15-14 down before getting 19 from 20-14 down to keep the score tight. Away and Adie Rowe won 20 on his return against Andy Saunders, with Clay Flattley also winning 18 against Ross Dunkley and Glyn Herbert getting 18 from Tom Pritchard. This meant we led by 17 at home and 9 away. Into the back four and Rob Burroughs lead 8-1 and 20-7 on falling marks before winning 12 against Jason McLoughlin, with Mike Beer superb on a falling mark to beat Steve Wallace 5. Tom Roden won 14 against Paul Hemming despite being pegged back at 11-10 from 11-3 up, while Spencer Clarke was 16-10 up before Pete Dunkley got in the corners and was excellent to win 17, which meant the win was 45. At the George and we kept it tight, Jamie King getting 12 off Steve Darling and Wayne Rogers 18 off Phil Clinton, with Martin Lloyd beating Justin Hemmings 17 and Colin Beaman 20 against Darren Round, to win by 2 in an outstanding result. A fantastic result for Shropshire in their first game, but there is still 4 games to go on the quest to do one better than last season. Full Scores: Home Leg @ Bowring Prem Green, TF1 2BN (Shropshire names first) 1. Callum Wraight 21-20 Gareth Herbert 2. Scott Harries 20-21 Ant Aldridge 3. Glyn Picknell 21-20 Elliot McGuinness 4. Darren Wellings 21-19 Carl Fielding 5. Alex Jones 21-5 Ryan Prosser 6. Stuart Rutter 16-21 Ben Harris 7. Wayne Phillips 19-21 Chris Bergin 8. Phil Emery 21-16 Anthony Bracken 9. Robert Burroughs 21-12 Jason McLoughlin 10. Spencer Clarke 17-21 Peter Dunkley 11. Michael Beer 21-5 Steve Wallace 12. Tom Roden 21-14 Paul Hemming Shropshire 240-195 Warwick and Worcester Away Leg @ The George, B68 9LN (W&W names first) 1. Neil Clarke 21-14 Rich Goddard 2. Lee Kington 20-21 Andrew Moss 3. Paul Gamsby 20-21 Kiah Roberts 4. Jason Galvin 21-18 Richard Lawson 5. Ross Dunkley 18-21 Clay Flattley 6. Stewart Meddings 5-21 Robert Roden 7. Andrew Saunders 20-21 Adie Rowe 8. Tom Pritchard 21-18 Glyn Herbert 9. Steve Darling 21-12 Jamie King 10. Justin Hemming 17-21 Martin Lloyd 11. Darren Round 20-21 Colin Beaman 12. Phil Clinton 21-18 Wayne Rogers Warwick and Worcester 225-227 Shropshire Overall Score: Shropshire 467-420 Warwick and Worcester


The home team at Bowring.


Alex Jones (left) and Mike Beer (right) show off their man of the match awards with Deputy President Isobel Jones.