SHROPSHIRE PREMIER BOWLING LEAGUE

 

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October 2013

 

 

In 2013 a sub committee consisting of Michael Beer, Nick Davies, Tony Rhodes, Dale Rudrum and myself held two meetings to review the current format of the Shropshire Premier League and provide suggestions for the Management Committee to review to further improve the standard of bowling within Shropshire.

 

This document has been produced as a means for “discussion” for all clubs.

 

Mark Burroughs

League Secretary



Proposed Two Divisions of 8 Teams (7H, 7A, 7N)

 

 

GAMES AND SCORING

All teams to play each other on a Home. Away and Neutral game basis. The neutral game to take place on a green from the other league that neither team have played on that season.

 

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a home win, four points for an away win, one point for an aggregate home draw, two points for an aggregate away draw and no points for a defeat. In a neutral green match, each team will be awarded two points for a win and one point for an aggregate draw.

 

In a scenario where the League commenced in 2013, the following pattern of matches would have taken place:-

 

Premier Division would have comprised of Bowring, Castlefields, Chester Road, Meole Brace, Newport, Sir J Bayley, St Georges &Wrockwardine Wood.

 

Second Division would have comprised of Archibald Worthington, Burway, Bylet,

Hadley USC, Ifton, Wem USC, New Team 1 & New Team 2.

 

 

The league format would have 21 matches in total. With a current maximum of four matches in the Alan Mayhew Trophy, a new “Alan Mayhew Trophy” competition would be League based with four teams in four leagues. This would give a minimum of three extra matches or six if it was changed to 12 home/ 12 away! The “League” winners would compete in a semi final/final and the “Runners Up” would complete in a consolation semi final/final.

 

Using the results from the fixtures involving these teams from the 2013 results, the League table with two points for a home win, four points for an away win, one point for an aggregate home draw, two points for an aggregate away draw for the 14 matches played is as follows:-

 

 

 

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pld

Pld

W

L

D

GW

Pld

W

L

D

GW

GW

MW

Pts

Meole Brace

14

7

7

0

0

64

7

3

4

0

40

104

10

130

Newport

14

7

7

0

0

67

7

2

5

0

38

105

9

127

Sir J Bayley

14

7

7

0

0

55

7

2

5

0

36

91

9

113

Chester Road

14

7

7

0

0

58

7

1

6

0

30

88

8

106

St Georges

14

7

5

1

1

51

7

0

7

0

26

77

5

88

Castlefields

14

7

3

4

0

45

7

1

5

1

26

71

4

83

Wrock Wood

14

7

6

1

0

49

7

0

7

0

22

71

6

83

Bowring

14

7

4

3

0

48

7

0

7

0

18

66

4

74

 

The seven “neutral” match results would then be added to make a final league table of 21 matches.

 

 Proposed Two Divisions of 8 Teams (7H, 7A, 7N)

 

There are 13 Fridays I can use to have seven home matches and six of the neutral matches from the second division. There is a grid available for Eight teams to play each other on seven greens from the other division, but there would undoubtedly be clashes with the non premier teams from other leagues using the green on a Friday to fit in with the fixtures. This would result in these fixtures being moved to another night, but could attract large crowds if planned correctly.

 An example of a set of “neutral” fixtures is given below:- 

 

 

 

Venue

Castlefields

v.

Bowring

Archibald W'ton

Chester Road

v.

Sir J Bayley

Bylet

Newport

v.

St Georges

Ifton

Wrock Wood

v.

Meole Brace

Wem USC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castlefields

v.

Chester Road

Burway

Sir J Bayley

v.

Bowring

Hadley USC

St Georges

v.

Meole Brace

New Team 1

Wrock Wood

v.

Newport

New Team 2

 

 

 

 

Chester Road

v.

St Georges

Bylet

Meole Brace

v.

Bowring

Ifton

Sir J Bayley

v.

Newport

Burway

Wrock Wood

v.

Castlefields

Hadley USC

 


 

Proposed Two Divisions of 8 Teams (14H, 14A)

 

GAMES AND SCORING

All teams to play each other “Twice” on a Home and Away game basis.

 

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a home win, four points for an away win, one point for an aggregate home draw, two points for an aggregate away draw and no points for a defeat.

 

In a scenario where the League commenced in 2013, the following pattern of matches would have taken place:-

 

Premier Division would have comprised of Bowring, Castlefields, Chester Road, Meole Brace, Newport, Sir J Bayley, St Georges &Wrockwardine Wood

 

Second Division would have comprised of Archibald Worthington, Burway, Bylet,

Hadley USC, Ifton, Wem USC, New Team 1 & New Team 2

 

The league format would have 28 matches in total.

 

Using the results from the fixtures involving these teams from the 2013 results twice, the League table is as follows:-

 

 

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pld

Pld

W

L

D

GW

Pld

W

L

D

GW

GW

MW

Pts

Meole Brace

28

14

14

0

0

128

14

6

8

0

80

208

20

260

Newport

28

14

14

0

0

134

14

4

10

0

76

210

18

254

Sir J Bayley

28

14

14

0

0

110

14

4

10

0

72

182

18

226

Chester Road

28

14

14

0

0

116

14

2

12

0

60

176

16

212

St Georges

28

14

10

2

2

102

14

0

14

0

52

154

10

176

Castlefields

28

14

6

8

0

90

14

2

10

2

52

142

8

166

Wrock Wood

28

14

12

2

0

98

14

0

14

0

44

142

12

166

Bowring

28

14

8

6

0

96

14

0

14

0

36

132

8

148

 

 



Proposed Two Divisions of 9 Teams

 

GAMES AND SCORING

All teams to play each other on a Home. Away and Neutral game basis. The neutral game to take place on a green from the other League that neither team have played on that season.

 

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a home win, four points for an away win, one point for an aggregate home draw, two points for an aggregate away draw and no points for a defeat. In a neutral green match, each team will be awarded two points for a win and one point for an aggregate draw.

 

In a scenario where the League commenced in 2013, the following pattern of matches would have taken place:-

 

Premier Division would have comprised of Bowring, Castlefields, Chester Road, Meole Brace, Newport, Sir J Bayley, St Georges, Wrockwardine Wood & Ifton.

 

Second Division would have comprised of Archibald Worthington, Burway, Bylet,

Hadley USC, Wem USC, New Team 1, New Team 2, New Team 3 & New Team 4.

 

The league format would have 24 matches in total.



Proposed Two Divisions of 10 Teams

 

GAMES AND SCORING

All teams to play each other on a Home. Away and Neutral game basis. The neutral game to take place on a green from the other League that neither team have played on that season.

 

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a home win, four points for an away win, one point for an aggregate home draw, two points for an aggregate away draw and no points for a defeat. In a neutral green match, each team will be awarded two points for a win and one point for an aggregate draw.

 

In a scenario where the League commenced in 2013, the following pattern of matches would have taken place:-

 

Premier Division would have comprised of Bowring, Castlefields, Chester Road, Meole Brace, Newport, Sir J Bayley, St Georges, Wrockwardine Wood, Ifton & Archibald Worthington.

 

Second Division would have comprised of Burway, Bylet, Hadley USC, Wem USC, New Team 1, New Team 2, New Team 3, New Team 4, New Team 5 & New Team 6.

 

The league format would have 27 matches in total.



Alan Mayhew Trophy

 

 

The new “Alan Mayhew Trophy” competition would be League based with four teams in four leagues. This would give a minimum of three extra matches or six if it was changed to 12 home/ 12 away. The “League” winners would compete in a semi final/final and the “Runners Up” would complete in a consolation semi final/final.

An example of this is as follows:-

Group A

 

 

Group B

 

Archibald W'ton

Bowring

 

Castlefields

Newport

Bylet

Meole Brace

 

Ifton

Burway

 

 

 

 

 

Group C

 

 

Group D

 

St Georges

Hadley USC

 

Wem USC

Sir J Bayley

Wrock Wood

New team 1

 

Chester Road

New team 2

 

The matches could be played on a 6 Home/6 Away or 12 Home/12 Away with points awarded for an aggregate win. The “Group” winners would play in two semi finals with the final on a neutral green as now.



Introduction of “Super Four” Non Friday fixtures

 

 

The review highlighted on having a “match of the week”, played on a “non Friday”. In previous years, due to inclement weather, a number of fixtures have been played on a Sunday evening and had been well attended.

 

In July, there are no County Cup mid-week fixtures and it is suggested that one of the seven Friday “July” fixtures is brought forward to the Wednesday night. These would be selected at the March meeting.

 

Using the 2013 fixtures as an example, the July fixtures were as follows and the selected match is highlighted in “bold” as an example:-

 

 

Friday 5th July

 

Sir J Bayley

v

Wem USC

Burway

v

Ifton

Bowring

v

Arch W'ton

Hadley USC

v

St Georges

Chester Road

v

Wrock Wood

Meole Brace

v

Bylet

Newport

v

Castlefields

 

 

 

 

Friday 12th July

 

Wrock Wood

v

Meole Brace

St Georges

v

Chester Road

Arch W'ton

v

Hadley USC

Ifton

v

Bowring

Wem USC

v

Burway

Castlefields

v

Sir J Bayley

Bylet

v

Newport

 

 

 

 

Friday 19th July

 

Bowring

v

Wem USC

Hadley USC

v

Ifton

Chester Road

v

Arch W'ton

Meole Brace

v

St Georges

Bylet

v

Wrock Wood

Newport

v

Sir J Bayley

Burway

v

Castlefields

 

 

 

 

Friday 26th July

 

Arch W'ton

v

Meole Brace

Ifton

v

Chester Road

Wem USC

v

Hadley USC

Castlefields

v

Bowring

Sir J Bayley

v

Burway

St Georges

v

Bylet

Wrock Wood

v

Newport

 


 

Changes in point scoring for individual wins

 

The current rule for our points scoring system is as follows:-

GAMES AND SCORING

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a win one point for an aggregate draw and no points for a defeat.

It is suggested that this is changed to :-

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual HOME winner, two points for an away winner . In addition each team will be awarded two points for a HOME win, three points for an AWAY win, one point for an aggregate HOME draw, two points for an AWAY draw and no points for a defeat.

This would mean that an away team having all 12 winners would gain 27 points instead of the current 14 available.

Using the results from the fixtures involving these teams from 2013, the league table for the proposed points system where one point is awarded for each individual HOME winner, two points for an away winner and where each team will be awarded two points for a HOME win, three points for an AWAY win, one point for an aggregate HOME draw, two points for an AWAY draw and no points for a defeat would be as follows:-

 

 

 

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pld

Pld

W

L

D

GW

Pld

W

L

D

GW

Ind Pts

MW

Agg

Pts

Newport

26

13

13

0

0

126

13

7

6

0

82

290

20

1157

337

Meole Brace

26

13

13

0

0

118

13

7

6

0

76

270

20

827

317

Sir J Bayley

26

13

13

0

0

109

13

5

8

0

74

257

18

445

298

Chester Road

26

13

13

0

0

115

13

5

8

0

66

247

18

560

288

St Georges

26

13

11

1

1

106

13

4

9

0

62

230

15

280

265

Castlefields

26

13

9

4

0

98

13

2

10

1

58

214

11

17

240

Burway

26

13

11

2

0

101

13

0

13

0

54

209

11

-286

231

Bowring

26

13

10

3

0

100

13

3

10

0

51

202

13

-117

231

Wrock Wood

26

13

12

1

0

99

13

0

13

0

45

189

12

-123

213

Bylet

26

13

8

5

0

89

13

1

12

0

50

189

9

-472

208

Wem USC

26

13

9

4

0

89

13

1

12

0

42

173

10

-564

194

Hadley USC

26

13

8

5

0

89

13

0

13

0

43

175

8

-334

191

Ifton

26

13

8

5

0

84

13

0

13

0

39

162

8

-625

178

Arch W'ton

26

13

8

5

0

80

13

0

0

13

39

158

8

-765

174

 



New Four a side competition

 

 

It is suggested that a new “4 a side” competition is introduced.

 

These competitions are very popular and competitive.

 

Each club could enter as many teams as they would like and pay an entry fee per team.

 

This could be played during the season and used to celebrate our “21” years next season.