ALAN MAYHEW TROPHY 2012
St Georges win a Thriller............... beating Chester Road by 2...
The score was close and the match was even tighter! it was a sign of things to come when the first four resulted in the match being all square with Scott Harries fine 21-9 win against Charlie Weaver cancelled out exactly by wins for Martin Lloyd (21-19), Andy Moss 21-15) and Andy Smith (21-17). Chester Road led for the first time when Paul Griffiths won 21-12 but the dragons roared back with three wins of their own, including Andrew Jones 21-17 win against Andrew Duckett which earned him the Man of the Match award and led by four going into the back four. St Georges started the back four well and had three cards up one stage but the "Roaders" looked to make a trophy winning move when they were up in the all the games as the match neared its finale. Derek Wright won 21-18 to reduce the deficit to one but the "young" back four of St Georges rallied and when Tom Langford and Jamie King win 21-19, St Georges were five up. At this stage Andrew Foster was 19-14 up against Rob Burroughs and then the drama began. Rob won the next end to make it 15-19 and then Andy scored one to make it 20-15 and then lay one for the game and match and Rob played a great bowl to remove the winning bowl to score one and then the match was level! Rob scored a pair at the next end to win the trophy for St Georges and although Andrew won the next end to win 21-18, it was left to Glyn Picknell and Alan Palin to receive the trophy from the donor Alan Mayhew. The competition was sponsored for the first time by "mediaBOXuk" and Richard Taylor and Ash Griffiths from the company were there to help Alan present the Trophy.
Glyn Picknell (second right) and Alan Palin (second left) receive the "Alan Mayhew" Trophyfrom donor Alan Mayhew (centre). Ash Griffiths (first left) and Richard Taylor (right) represent the sponsors mediaBOXuk.co.uk
Man of the Match Andrew Jones (right) receives his
award from League President Mike Hinton and Alan Mayhew
Full Match score:
|Chester Road||St Georges|
|1||Martin Lloyd||21||19||Glyn Picknell|
|2||Charlie Weaver||9||21||Scott Harries|
|3||Andy Smith||21||17||Nigel Evans|
|4||Andy Moss||21||15||Dave King|
|5||Mark Holland||16||21||Alan Palin|
|6||Andy Duckett||17||21||Andrew Jones|
|7||Paul Griffiths||21||12||Simon Rhodes|
|8||Paul Latham||17||21||Tony Rhodes|
|9||Derek Wright||21||18||Tom Langford|
|10||Paul Williams||19||21||Mike Wainwright|
|11||Andrew Foster||21||18||Robert Burroughs|
|12||Les Markham||19||21||Jamie King|
Victorious St Georges Back (From Left) Matthew Rhodes, Rob Burroughs, Mike Wainwright, Tom Langford, Scott Harries, Nigel Evans, Andrew Jones, Dave King.
Front: Simon Rhodes, Tony Rhodes, Glyn Picknell (Captain), Alan Palin, Jamie King.
Gallant Runners Up , Chester Road Back Back from left Les Markham, Dave Rogers (Captain), Paul Latham, Martin Lloyd, Paul Griffiths, Mark Holland.
Front Andy Moss, Andy Smith, Paul Williams, Derek Wright, Andrew Foster, Charlie Weaver, Andrew Duckett
The Alan Mayhew Trophy final, sponsored by MediaBoxUK.co.uk between Chester Road and St Georges will be played this Saturday (30th June) at Meole Brace. The referee will be Roger Grifffin and the match will commence at 7.00 pm.
The draw is as follows:-
|Chester Road||St Georges|
|1||Martin Lloyd||v||Glyn Picknell|
|2||Charlie Weaver||v||Scott Harries|
|3||Andy Smith||v||Nigel Evans|
|4||Andy Moss||v||Dave King|
|5||Mark Holland||v||Alan Palin|
|6||Andy Duckett||v||Andrew Jones|
|7||Paul Griffiths||v||Simon Rhodes|
|8||Paul Latham||v||Tony Rhodes|
|9||Derek Wright||v||Tom Langford|
|10||Paul Williams||v||Ian Gaut|
|11||Andrew Foster||v||Robert Burroughs|
|12||Les Markham||v||Jamie King|