Shropshire Division One
Castlefields 13 (241) Meole Brace A 1 (183)
A big home win for Castlefields as Tanner Cup finalists came back to earth with Martin Middleton 21-10 their only winner. Kevin Walker was in deadly form winning 21-7.
Ludlow Castle 12 (231) Craven Arms 2 (151)
Ludlow are hot on the tails of the leaders but relegation certs still picked up two points, Tony Pryce 21-7 and Bert Morris 21-14. Matt Lane 21-5 and 21-7s from Nick Beard and Tom Harrington saw them through to an 80 chalk win.
Elephant & Castle 11 (230) Prince Hotel A 3 (179)
Leaders Elephant & Castle had another good win as the Prince took 3 points, Tracy Ryan once again top scoring 21-10. Paul Smith gave the hosts the best start with an immaculate 21-6 card.
Pontesbury A 9 (219) George 5 (188)
Anthony Price 21-6 and Chris Luther 21-8 helped Pontesbury to this win although the George did pick up five points, Ron Crook and Kevin Francis sharing their coppers with cards of 21-11.
OSBC 6 (210) Crescent 8 (211)
A good local derby with visitors Crescent winning the match by a chalk with games shared. Mark Rogers and Jason Evans both won 21-10 for Crescent and Matt Whittaker went one better for the Old Shrews with 21-9.
Hanwood 9 (200) Telepost 5 (192)
Just eight chalks in it as Hanwood won this encounter with Eric Mansell a key 21-7 for the Cock Inn side after Telepost’s Gary Beaman and Mike Stephens 21-4 and 21-5 respectively.
Whittington 12 (245) POWBC 2 (116)
This was a massive result as third hosted second and with Whittington winning 12-2 the two have swapped places in the table. Julian Turner had a card of 21-1 for the hosts and they also gained two 21-0 wins as the Humpers were very disappointed to give two games away. John Burton 21-17 and Wendy Jones 21-18 replied for the visitors.
Wem BC 11 (227) Unison 3 (174)
Solid win for Wem to ease them away from the relegation area but Unison still have work to do. Clair Watkin 21-5 and Anthony Williams 21-7 best for Wem and Vi Wynne and Simon Reynolds 21-12 for Unison.
Prince Hotel B 9 (221) Albert Road BC 5 (194)
The Prince were cruising in this match with a 7-1 lead until Albert Road took the last four points, inspired by John Griffiths’ 21-8 win. Jamie Morgan rolled back the years for the Bynner Street side with 21-6.
Hadnall 5 (186) Bicton A 9 (204)
This result keeps Bicton’s promotion hopes alive but could condemn Hadnall to relegation. Peter Sergeant’s 21-5 for the hosts was matched by Bicton’s Nicky Ashworth and is was the same with Mike Thomas’s 21-8 cancelled out by Richard Carr for the visitors.
Burway 2 (181) Ifton 12 (230)
Jack Bufton 21-8 and Steve Dovey 21-12 were the two Burway winners and particularly enjoying the long trip home with 21-9 wins were Courtney Metcalfe, Craig Lewis and Charlie Blain.
Bicton B 0(133) Greenfields Social 14(252)
A whitewash for the Champions elect who had June Massey with their best card, 21 – 3. George Bland and Ken Barrow both managed 17 for a stunned home side.
Church Club 11(243) Pontesbury B 3(140)
A set back for the Nags B side but they are still odds on to win promotion, Cliff Evans with their best score, 21 – 16. Adrian Jones was in excellent home form winning 21 – 3, the best of six single-figure cards for the Church.
Oxon 12(244) Worthen and Brockton 2(135)
This big home win should be enough to keep Oxon in third spot, three 21 – 7 cards sharing the spotlight for them, Pete Ellis, Ted Manders and Danny Powell. Dan Simmons was best for Worthen, 21 – 14.
Bagley 9(211) Severnside St. Julians 5(197)
A solid win for Bagley who had Darren Williams and Gary Morgan sharing the coppers, both 21 – 6. Alan Tudor was the best Severnside Friar, 21 – 5.
Wem USC 5(213) Oxon Village 9(221)
An excellent away win for the Village side against their closest rivals in this division, Sue Storey with their best card, 21 – 8. John Bushill was in good home form for the Services side, 21 – 7.
Bayston Hill B 2(151) Bricklayers B 12(240)
A big away win for the Brick Bees who had Dave Clayton finding the green very much to his liking, winning 21 – 2. Dave Jones was the best for the Hillybilly Bees, 21 – 14.