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Friday 7th October
Bylet again reserved their best performance of the season to beat Hanwood by 26 and retain their Premier League status for 2012in front of a crowd of more than 300.
It looked like Hanwood would be in front off the first four but Tim Ealey recovered well from 17-8 down to win 21-20 and Bylet were 10 up. It was to change in the middle with Hanwood captain Dave Burton beating his Bylet captain Kevin Brazier 21-10 and although the returning Paul Lill won 21-11, Hanwood's Dan Williams and Eric Mansell won 15 and 13 respectively to put the Tanners Shropshire champions 5 up. This only galvanised the back four of Bylet who won all the back four cards and it was up to Brian Walters to play the winning bowl and Bylet retained their Premier League status.
|21||Nick Powner||1||Carl Bowers||17|
|20||Andrew James||2||Sam O'Nions||21|
|21||Rob Fuller||3||Ben Talbot||15|
|21||Tim Ealey||4||Russell Wellings||20|
|15||David Rawlings||5||Dan Williams||21|
|10||Kevin Brazier||6||Dave Burton||21|
|21||Paul Lill||7||Darren Phillips||11|
|13||Russell Morris||8||Eric Mansell||21|
|21||Matthew Ealey||9||John Lyttle||12|
|21||Chris Chamberlain||10||Phil Talbot||13|
|21||Michael Harries||11||Steve France||14|
|21||Brian Walters||12||Ash Wellings||14|
Bylet, winners tonight and the first side to win consecutive Play off finals
Back (from left) Rob Fuller, Brian Walters, Craig Owen, Paul Lill Russell Morris, Nick Powner.
Front: Andy James, David Rawlins, Chris Chamberlain, Matt Ealey, Kevin Brazier (captain), Mick Harries, Tim Ealey
Hanwood, gallant losers at St Georges tonight
Back: Phil Talbot, Stave France, Dan Williams, Dave Burton (Captain), Ash Wellings, Eric Mansell
Front: Carl Bowers, Ben Talbot, John Lyttle, Russ Wellings, Darren Phillips.
Tuesday 4th October
Hanwood and Madeley Cricket Club were involved in an exciting and close match tonight and although Hanwood only had five winners, they were victorious by nine chalks overall.
First four and Hanwood had a great start.
Sam O'Nions played well over 22m to win 7! Ben played a 20m round peg well
to win 12. But Madeley responded well with the John Roberts'. Both had cracking
games but always seemed to have the edge to win 16 and 18.
Into the middle and John Madeley played well on round pegs to lead 9 3 whilst Chris Lodge was 15 9 up on Dave Burton (Berty) in a clash of the two captains. But Eric Mansell was always a few up on the longer marks as he led 17 10. Rob Beddows played really well to lead 20 5 and with Les pulling back on Eric Mansell too it looked like Madeley may turn it around. John Madeley won 17, and Rob Beddows came off winning 8. But Berty had turned it round in the corners winning 19 and Eric edged out Les 18 so Hanwood led by 3 going into the back four.
At the back, and it was anybody's. Darren Phillips led 5-0, but Kev Lavelle pulled it back. Steve France and Si Madeley had an epic game, Si Madeley was licking every bowl Steve put up but Steve pulled out some great fires to keep in the game. But the game that swung it Hanwood's way was their stalwart Phil Talbot. He went from 8-5 up to win 8 on this round peg as he turned the game on its head. Les Mumford though was 9-3 up but then Ash got back to lead 16-14 and with Darren 17-18 and Si Madeley and Steve France 15 across Hanwood had won. Madeley managed to see out the back three to actually win the 7 games to 5 but Hanwood had made it across the line.
Good crowd, good atmosphere and Hanwood take on Bylet on Friday on St Georges bottom green. Should be a great night!
Tonight's two captains, Dave Burton (left) with Chris Lodge (Right) and Match referee Barry Jennings
Happy Hanwood celebrate tonights success
|21||John Roberts (Jnr)||1||Russell Wellings||16|
|12||Geoff Clarke||2||Ben Talbot||21|
|21||John Roberts (Snr)||3||Carl Bowers||18|
|7||Ian Tipton||4||Sam O'Nions||21|
|21||John Madeley||5||Phil Lyttle||16|
|19||Chris Lodge||6||Dave Burton||21|
|17||Les Williams||7||Eric Mansell||21|
|21||Rob Beddows||8||Dan Williams||8|
|21||Kevin Lavelle||9||Darren Phillips||20|
|21||Simon Madeley||10||Steve France||18|
|8||John Picken||11||Phil Talbot||21|
|21||Les Mumford||12||Ash Wellings||18|
Friday 30th September
Hanwood, crowned The Tanners Shropshire
League winners last week, were too powerful for Market Drayton League winners,
Hanmer at Hadley USC tonight, eventually winning by 44 chalks. Hanwood had the
first eight winners and were always in control. They never looked back after the
first four as Sam O'Nions led 19-6 on short marks, Russell Wellings led about
15-7, Carl Bowers was always a few up but Ben Talbot was 11- 9 down. Sam got
over the line with a real'un to win 12, Ben then ran out on a 20m round peg,
Carl won 14 in a good quality game and Russell held off a spirited fight back to
Into the middle and Hanmer needed some big card quick. But it didn't happen as Dan raced about 8-0 in the lead, Phil Lyttle led 13-4 on a mark over the crown and Eric Mansell led 13-1 on a round peg, but Dave was struggling at 10-5 down. David Ellison then got back at Dan and actually led 17-16 before Dan got out 18. Simon and Paul did erode their opponent's leads but still lost 12 and 15 respectively. Dave then got back in in the corners and won 17 to give Hanwood an unassailable lead of 51.
Hanmer though didn't let their heads go down and actually had a good start in three of the four matches. Jonathan Scott led 10-1, Michael Townsend was a few up and Graham Jones led 11-7. But Steve France was 10-0 up on a round peg. In the end all the games ended up close with Hanmer edging three out of the four but the game was well up by that time.
So Hanwood play Madeley CC at Prees on Tuesday now.
Full Match scores:-
|14||Lee Peate||1||Carl Bowers||21|
|11||Alan Faulkner||2||Ben Talbot||21|
|12||Richard Pullen||3||Sam O'Nions||21|
|18||Graham Faulkner||4||Russell Wellings||21|
|18||David Ellison||5||Dan Williams||21|
|17||Rob Adams||6||Dave Burton||21|
|15||Paul Mapp||7||Phil Lyttle||21|
|12||Simon Evans||8||Eric Mansell||21|
|21||Jonathan Scott||9||Darren Phillips||16|
|21||Paul Gleave||10||Steve France||20|
|21||Mike Townsend||11||Jon Lyttle||18|
|19||Graham Jones||12||Phil Talbot||21|
Tanners Shropshire winners, Hanwood, tonight's winners
Back (from left ) Dan Williams, Steve France, Dave Burton (captain), Eric Mansell, Sam O'nions, Phil Talbot.
Front Jon Lyttle, Phil Lyttle, Ben Talbot, Russell Wellings, Carl Bowers, Darren Phillips.
Hanmer, Market Drayton League winners who lost to Hanwood tonight
Back (from left) Paul Mapp, Richard Pullen. Jonathan Scott. Graham Jones. Matthew Scott (Manager) Simon Evans Paul Cleave
Front Mike Townsend Graham Faulkner Rob
Adams Alan Faulkner Dave Ellison captain Lee Peate
Wednesday 28th September
Madeley Cricket Club, the Highley League winners, proved too good for last years beaten finalists Burway at St Georges tonight. They led by 19 after four blocks with Ian Tipton winning 21-6 and whilst Simon Parsonage was well up in his match, he lost 21-20 and Wayne Rogers was their only winner in the first four. Burway reduced the deficit to 14 after the next four blocks and looked good at the start of the back four with two cards well up but they bost lost and Madeley won by 25 and will now play the winners of the Hanwood v Hanmer match on Friday.
|20||Simon Parsonage||1||John Roberts (Jnr)||21|
|21||Wayne Rogers||2||Chris Lodge||18|
|6||Len Lewis||3||Ian Tipton||21|
|15||Duncan Pressley||4||John Roberts (Snr)||21|
|21||Roy Crowther||5||Geoff Clarke||11|
|12||Kiah Roberts||6||John Madeley||21|
|21||Ben Allen||7||Pete Jones||11|
|15||Steven Rogers||8||Les Williams||21|
|16||Chris Dovey||9||Kevin Lavelle||21|
|21||Russell Davies||10||Rob Beddows||15|
|11||Nick Lewis||11||Les Mumford||21|
|19||Jolyon Partridge||12||John Picken||21|
Highley League winners, Madeley CC won by 25 tonight
Back (from left : John Roberts (Snr), Les Williams, Geoff Clarke, Les Mumford, Kevin Lavelle, Ian Tipton
Front: Chris Lodge (captain) Rob Beddows, John Roberts (Jnr), Pete Jones, John Picken.
Luflow League winners, Burway semi final losers tonight,
Back: Nick Lewis, Roy Crowther, Jolyon Partidge, Duncan Pressley, Chris Dovey, Len Lewis.
Front: Wayne Rogers, Steve Rogers, Ben Allen, Simon Parsonage, Kiah Roberts, Russell Davies (captain)
Sunday 25th September
I can now confirm that four clubs have applied for the end of season play-offs. They are Hanmer (Market Drayton), Hanwood (Tanners Shropshire), Madeley Cricket Club (Highley) and Burway (Ludlow). There will be two semi finals played this week and on a final played on Tuesday 4th October. The first match will be between Burway and Madeley CC on Wednesday 28th September at St Georges (Non Premier) Start 7.00 PM and the second will be played between Hanmer and Hanwood at Hadley USC on Friday 30th September Start 7.00 PM.