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2009 Playoffs  

Friday 2nd October

Childs Ercall retained their premier status at Meole Brace tonight when a strong middle four overturned a nine deficit off the first four to lead by 22 and with one winners in the back four they won by 12 in front of a crowd of 350.

Burway led by 13 after Duncan Pressley won to 8 first match off and then with Mark Rogers winning to 17 led by 17 after two blocks off . Game one saw Brian Shore matched against Wayne Rogers and after a close encounter Brian won to 19 and with Graham Wood winning 21-15, the deficit was down to nine after four.

Into the middle four and Steve Dicken built up a 12-5 lead over Roy Crowther going full corners, and maintained this to win 21-9. Nick Newey and John Breeze also had good leads of 18-9 and 18-10 respectively meant that Childs Ercall were going to be well up after the middle even with Jon Martin having a close game with Clive Rushton. But Burway battled and Jolyon got 14 off Nick and Glyn got 14 off John, but this still meant that Childs Ercall now lead by 17. And with Jon Martin then coming off winning 16 in a good quality contest with Clive, meant that Childs Ercall were 22 up going into the back four.

Burway now needed a good start but Steve Rogers and Steve Edwards were fairly equal, although Russell Davies was always a few up on Ben Gibson after a shaky start. But with Roy Langford leading 14-5 meant that it was going to be an uphill struggle for Burway. Steve Rogers came off winning 16, but Childs Ercall were only a few chalks off winning the game and when Ben Gibson managed to score a single at 19-13 down against Russell Davies their Premier League status was retained. Russell came off winning 14, and Roy managed to win 17 after a spirited fight back by Shane in the corners, and then last on Kev Dovey managed to beat Dave Brown in a close game to 19.

 


John Breeze (Left) with referee Mike Potter (centre) and Russell Davies

 

Full Match score:-

SCORE

PLAYERS NAME

NO.

PLAYERS NAME

SCORE

21

Brian Shore

1

Wayne Rogers

19

21

Graham Wood

2

Leanard Lewis

15

17

Graham Farmer

3

Mark Rogers

21

8

Robin Clarke

4

Duncan Pressley

21

21

Steve Dicken

5

Roy Crowther

9

21

John Martin

6

Clive Rushton

16

21

Nick Newey

7

Jolyon Partridge

14

21

John Breeze

8

Glyn Price

14

16

Steve Edwards

9

Steven Rogers

21

14

Ben Gibson

10

Russell Davies

21

21

Roy Langford

11

Shane Mulliner

17

19

Dave Brown

12

Kevin Dovey

21

221       209

Childs Ercall will play in the 2010 Premier League. Back (from left) Steve Dicken, Graham Wood, Roy Langford, Nick Newey, Brian Shore, Robin Clarke. Front: John Martin, Ben Gibson, Graham Farmer, John Breeze, Steve Edwards.

 

Burway, so close to obtaining promotion at their first attempt. Back Chris Dovey, Duncan Pressley, Mark Rogers, Glyn Price, Steve Rogers, Jolyon Partridge, Clive Rushton. 

Front Wayne Rogers, Kevin Dovey, Shane Mulliner, Russell Davies, Leanard Lewis, Roy Crowther.


 

 

 

Wednesday 30th September 

Burway continued their fine end of season form when they beat Hadley  USC by 30 shots at Telepost tonight. In a first four that looked like being evenly matched with Phil King 12-8 up against Wayne Rogers and both Ian Thomas and Dave Price having leads with only Mick Price struggling for weight against Mark Rogers. But with Wayne winning to 17 and Mark to 11, both Leanard Lewis and Duncan Pressley pulled back to get 20 and win 20 respectively and lead by 14 overall. They started off well in the middle four and ended with all four winners to stretch their advantage to 33 and although Hadley had two winners at the back Burway won by 30 and will now play Childs Ercall at Meole Brace (non premier) on Friday 2nd October (start 7.00 pm). 

 

Burway ready for Friday and toasting tonight's success



Hadley USC second best tonight, Back from left Lee James, Mick Price, John Price, Phil King, Ray Gregory, 

Front: Dave Price, Ian Thomas, Pete Jones, Jamie King, Paul Bradburn

 

 


 Full Match details: 

                                  Hadley USC  B.C              v             Burway B.C.

SCORE PLAYERS NAME NO. PLAYERS NAME SCORE
17 Phil King 1 Wayne Rogers 21
21 Dave Price 2 Leanard Lewis 20
20 Ian Thomas 3 Duncan Pressley 21
11 Mick Price 4 Mark Rogers 21
13 Paul Hemming 5 Roy Crowther 21
19 Jamie King 6 Clive Rushton 21
19 Pete Jones 7 Glyn Price 21
14 Ray Gregory 8 Jolyon Partridge 21
21 Paul Bradburn 9 Russell Davies 15
21 Chris Simpson 10 Steven Rogers 15
17 John Price 11 Shane Mulliner 21
16 Lee James 12 Kevin Dovey 21
209       239

Burway win by 30


 

Monday 28th September 

Hadley USC were made to work hard tonight to overcome Prees at Meole Brace  and won the match by nine chalks.

Hadley  started with the three winners to lead by 20 chalks. In the early stages, Hadley No.1 Ian Thomas was 17-4 up but Phil Beeston recovered to get 16 and help reduce the deficit. In the middle four, Hadley had another three winners and increased their  advantage to 24 shots but Prees rallied well in the back four and at one stage with Robin Blackhurst and Grant Hickson leading 19-10 and 19-12 respectively, an unlikely Prees win was on the cards but the Hadley players managed to score the 61 shots they required and will now play Burway in the winners takes all match at Telepost on Wednesday night.

 Full Match details: 

                                  Prees B.C              v      Hadley USC         

SCORE PLAYERS NAME NO. PLAYERS NAME SCORE
16 Phil Beeston 1 Ian Thomas 21
13 Paul Gleave 2 Mick Price 21
12 Pete Grocott 3 Dave Price 21
21 John Gleave 4 Paul Bradburn 19
21 James Nicholls 5 Pete Jones 15
20 Matt Blackhurst 6 Phil King 21
16 Jason Davies 7 Paul Hemming 21
17 Ian Cartlidge 8 Jamie King 21
21 Steven Plant 9 John Price 17
21 Robin Blackhurst 10 Chris Simpson 13
21 Grant Hickson 11 Ray Gregory 17
20 Tim Hucknall 12 Lee James 21
219       228

 Hadley USC win by 9 chalks

 


Thursday 24th September 

Burway finished comfortable winners of tonights pre play off match against Prees at The Bowring

Burway started with the first four winners to lead by 38 chalks. In the early stages, county star Wayne Rogers was 12-4 down before finding a mark off the crown to run out with a break of 17.  Prees had their first winner when Steve Plant triumphed 21-19 against ex Craven Arms player Roy Crowther, but it was to be the south Shropshire sides night and they recorded the biggest win in the playoffs to date with a 84 chalk win. They will now play Hadley USC next Wednesday (30th September) whilst Prees will be looking for pride in their match against Hadley USC on Monday at Meole Brace. Hadley confirmed their place in the pre play offs with a 10-5 win against the White Horse to seal their first Mid Shropshire Title since 1985.


 Full Match details: 

                              Burway B.C.               v                  Prees B.C

SCORE

PLAYERS NAME

NO.

PLAYERS NAME

SCORE

21

Leanard Lewis

1

Paul Gleave

17

21

Wayne Rogers

2

Phil Beeston

12

21

Mark Rogers

3

John Gleave

14

21

Duncan Pressley

4

James Nicholls

3

19

Roy Crowther

5

Steven Plant

21

21

Clive Rushton

6

Matt Blackhurst

11

21

Glyn Price

7

Jason Davies

14

21

John Partridge

8

Robin Blackhurst

10

14

Steven Rogers

9

Tim Hocknall

21

21

Kevin Dovey

10

Ian Cartlidge

13

21

Chris Dovey

11

Grant Hickson

16

21

Russell Davies

12

Don Willbraham

7

243

 

 

 

159

 

 Burway win by 84 chalks

           


The winning team Burway, Back (from left) Roy Crowther, Mark Rogers, Clive Rushton, Duncan Pressley, Glyn Price, Joyln Partidge, Chris Dovey. 

Front Wayne Rogers, Russell Davies, Shaun Mulliner, Kevin Dovey, Steven Rogers, Leanard Lewis,

 


Defeated Prees, Back (from left)  Paul Gleave, John Gleave, Tim Hocknull, Phil Beeston, Don Wilbraham, Jason Davies
Front James Nicholls, Steve Plant, Matt Blackhurst, Robin Blackhurst