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.

Division Two

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.

DIV  3

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.