The Mike Hinton Trophy



30th May

Bowring delight..............

Roden and Lawson take the honours......


Pictured above are (from left) Rob Roden, Mike Hinton (Trophy donor) 

& Richard Lawson

A disappointing entry of only 14 pairs took part in the Mike Hinton Doubles trophy today at Remans. The final saw Richard Lawson and Rob Roden from Bowring take on Peter Farmer and Chris Ball from Childs Ercall & St Georges. The former St Georges team mates stormed into a 7-0 and 12-3 lead until three inspired woods by Rob led the Bowring pair to a 13-12 lead. The Bowring pair then led 17-15 and were game on, lying with four, until Peter played a match saving bowl to "run" the jack and make a pair to tie the match at 17 across. The Bowring pair regained their composure and eventually won 21-19 to take the first prize of 160 on a green that was in excellent condition and a credit to the Shrewsbury based club.

Earlier, Roden and Lawson beat Charlie Weaver and Andy Duckett from Chester Road 16 in the semi finals, while Farmer and Ball beat Glyn and Darren Wellings from Meole Brace 20 after being 19-11 down.


Full Results

1st Round
Steve Broome/Ayden Smith (Wrock Wood/Bowring) 20, Paul Williams/Martin Lloyd (Castlefields/Chester Road) 21; Charlie Weaver /Andrew Duckett (Chester Road) 21, Roy Bradburn/Peter Roden (Bowring) 15; Richard Lawson/Rob Roden (Bowring) 21, Colin Smith/Adrian Smout (Wem USC/Arch W'ton); John Coxill/Kevin Jones (Ford), Bye Chris Ball/Peter Farmer (St Georges/Childs Ercall) 21, John Bradburn/Steve Cox (Bowring) 8; Tony Hotchkiss/Adrian Jennings (Meole Brace) 21, Mick Jones/Martyn France (Newport) 13; Nigel Bound/Bill Tarrell (Ford) Bye Sean Round/Nathan Parker (Bowring) 15, Glyn Wellings/Darren Wellings (Meole Brace) 21;

Quarter Finals
Williams/Lloyd 19, Weaver /Duckett21;
Lawson/Roden 21, Coxill/Jones 16;
Ball/Farmer 21, Hotchkiss/Jennings 16;
Bound/Tarrell 8, Wellings/Wellings 21;

Semi Final
Weaver/Duckett 16, Lawson/Roden21;
Ball/Farmer 21, Wellings/Wellings 20;

Lawson/Roden 21, Ball/Farmer 19.



Today's Finalists 


Pictured above are (from left) Peter Farmer, Chris Ball  

Mike Hinton (Trophy donor) ,  Richard Lawson & Rob Roden