SHROPSHIRE PREMIER BOWLING LEAGUE

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2007 Playoffs  

Friday 5th October

Newport retained their Premier League status tonight with 10 chalk victory over Pontesbury. Newport had three of the first four winners but found themselves 1 shot down as Daryl Edwards won to 15. On reflection Pontesbury had a number of good cards with big leads in the first four and this ultimately cost them as Newport had a clean sweep of the middle four and put themselves 31 chalks ahead.  Once again Pontesbury threatened a remarkable comeback with Tony France winning 21-6 to reduce the deficit to 20 with just two games on the green, Dave Povey 18-9 and Andy Jones 16-9, they were only 8 shots from glory, but a great fight back by Martyn France and a valuable 13 by Jeff Smith secured the vital chalks and Newport won 221-211 and will play Premier League bowls next season.

Full Match details: 

                        Newport  B.C.               v              Pontesbury  B.C

PLAYERS NAME

NO.

PLAYERS NAME

SCORE

21 Alan Davidson

1

Pete Thomas  19
21 Phil Emery

2

Emlyn Jones 19
15 Cliff Emery

3

Daryl Edwards 21
21 Wayne Lawrence

4

Alan Potter 20
21 Dale Rudrum

5

Gareth Ingram 16
21 Brian Perry

6

Barry Challinor 12
21 Daniel Hand

7

Danny Blythe  13
21 Dave Westwood

8

Steven Williams 11
21 Ian Whittington

9

Dennis Walton 17
19 Martyn France

10

Dave Povey 21
6 Neil Hallett

11

Tony France 21
13 Jeff Smith

12

Andy Jones 21
221

 

 

211

 

The two captains shake hands before the match with Match referree John Coxill (centre) Dale Rudrum (left) and Alan Potter

 

 

The winners Newport, from left, Cliff Emery, Dan Hand, Jeff Smith, Alan Davidson, Brian  Perry, Wayne Lawrence, 

Phil Emery, Dale Rudrum, Ian Whittington, Martyn France, Nail Hallett, Dave Westwood.

The gallant losers, Pontesbury, from left, Emlyn Jones, Danny Blythe, Tony France, Pete Thomas, Gareth Ingram, 

Dennis Walton, Alan Potter, Daryl Edwards,  Dave Povey, Steve Williams, Barry Challinor, Andy Jones


Wednesday 3rd October

Pontesbury finished comfortable winners of tonights pre play off match against District and will now play Newport on Friday 5th October at British Sugar.

Pontesbury started with the first four winners to lead by 13 chalks. In the early stages, two of the first four matches appeared to be going the Whitchurch based sides way with Carl Hinton 19-10 up against county star Daryl Edwards and with Pontesbury captain, Alan Potter 14-8 down against Eddie Broad. Both Pontesbury players recovered to win their matches to lead by 13 chalks. Gareth Ingram then won to 3 and the match was nearly over although District did reduce the deficit to 20 after blocks off, Pontesbury had the last four winners and won by 56 chalks. 


 Full Match details: 

                   Pontesbury B.C.               v                  District B.C

SCORE

PLAYERS NAME

NO.

PLAYERS NAME

SCORE

21 Daryl Edwards

1

Carl Hinton 20
21 Pete Thomas

2

Alan Molyneux 15
21 Emlyn Jones

3

Richard Pullen 19
21 Alan Potter

4

Eddie  Broad 17
21 Steven Williams

5

Paul Higgs 16
21 Gareth Ingram

6

Pete Owens 3
16 Barry Challinor

7

Brian Jones 21
10 Danny Blythe

8

Mike Mullock 21
21 Dave Povey

9

Phil Scott 13
21 Dennis Walton

10

Jim Evans 13
21 Tony France

11

Dave Pullen 8
21 Andy Jones

12

Mike Sullivan 14
236

 

 

 

180

 

 Pontesbury win by 56 chalks

           


The winning team Pontesbury, (from left) Barry Challinor, Daryl Edwards, Danny Blythe, Andy Jones,

Dennis Walton, Dave Povey, Pete Thomas, Tony France, Alan Potter (captain), Emlyn Jones, Steven Williams, Gareth Ingram.


 

Defeated District, (from left)  Alan Molyneux,  Eddie Broad, Richard Pullen, Carl Hinton,

Mike Mullock, Brian Jones,  Mike Sullivan, Dave Pullen, Paul Higgs, Jim Evans