Comp News 2018

Smith & Mullinder In DD Doubles Delight

posted Jun 24, 2018, 4:04 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Ayden Smith and Nick Mullinder are the new names that will be going on the Dixon Driscoll Doubles trophy.

The Bowring-Hadley USC combination triumphed after four hours of finals action on the old green at Donnington Wood on Saturday 23rd June.

Just before 10pm they completed a 21-9 victory over Phil Craggs and Chris Hayward (Allscott Heath) after racing into an 11-0 lead with Smith leading brilliantly.

Full details and pictures to follow . . .   

Dixon Driscoll Doubles Draws Close . . .

posted Jun 16, 2018, 12:48 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Saturday 23rd June. is Dixon Driscoll Doubles day with 30 pairs entered to contest a title won last year by League comps chief Phil King and his youngest son Aaron.

The number means 15 pairs in qualifying sessions at two venues from 11am - at Maddocks and Hadley USC -  with 4 pairs qualifying from each for the finals.

They will follow at 6pm at Donnington Wood when dress code rules WILL apply.

Who plays where to try and qualify can be seen on the file attached to this post.

Third Time Lucky . . .

posted Jun 13, 2018, 11:22 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 3:55 AM by Stephen Wall ]

It was third time lucky for Sam Millward in the League’s Under-25 Merit.

Having lost in two previous finals, the Newport bowler finally got his hands on the trophy by beating a homester in the final on Saturday 9th June at Wrockwardine Wood.

Millward, now captain of Newport’s Premier League side, defeated multi-titled Wrockite Sally Clee 21-12 in the key clash after 12 had entered by the 6pm start time.

The semi-finals saw a battle of two new county senior team members with Millward beating David Lloyd (Bowring) 21-10 while Clee edged out her partner Jamie King (Bowring) 21-19.

League officials will now look at the date for the Under-25 Merit next year as at least three potential entrants were ruled out as they were representing Mid Shropshire in the senior inter-league in Whitchurch.

Quarter-final scores – Millward 21 Joe Killen (Shifnal) 13, Lloyd 21 Aaron King (Bowring) 16, Clee 21 Akheel Khan (Shifnal) 10, J King 21 Tom Killen (Shifnal) 8.

Super Sam Shines!

posted Jun 11, 2018, 4:58 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Sam Millward is the League's new Under-25 Merit champion.

The Newport bowler won the title by beating homester Sally Clee 21-12 in the final on Saturday night (9th June) at Wrockwardine Wood.

Full details and pictures to follow shortly . . .

Coming Up . . .

posted Jun 7, 2018, 11:56 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 12:22 PM ]

Dixon Driscoll Doubles day is Saturday 23rd June. And Phil reports: "I have 30 pairs entered so it will be 15 at both venues with 4 pairs qualifying for the finals from each venue."

Qualifying will start at 11am at Hadley USC and Maddocks, with the finals starting at 6pm at Donnington Wood when dress code rules WILL apply.

Who plays where to try and qualify has been posted by organiser Phil King on FB, who can be contact direct if you are not on social media.

Phil is looking at Saturday 25th August for the re-arranged date for the League's Mixed Doubles, which was cancelled in April due to insufficient interest.

But the venue for the Senior Merit finals day is set in stone - it's at Allscott Heath on Saturday 30th June, starting at 1pm.

Dixon Driscoll Doubles Deadline

posted Jun 4, 2018, 12:03 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

The last chance to enter this year's Dixon Driscoll Doubles is the League's June meeting tomorrow - Tuesday the 5th.

All entries must be with organiser Phil King by the close of play of the meeting at the Sir John Bayley Club, which starts at 7.30pm.

That's when he will also conduct the draw for the Senior Merit finals for the 16 qualifiers on Saturday 30th June - at a venue to be confirmed during the meeting.

Coming Up Next . . .

posted May 27, 2018, 11:38 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

. . . is the League's Under-25 Merit on Saturday 9th June with a 6pm start at a venue yet to be confirmed by comps sec Phil King.

That is followed by Dixon Driscoll Doubles on Saturday 23 June with Phil hoping for much improved interest after having to cancel the mixed doubles in April due to insufficient entries. The competition will be re-scheduled for later in the season . . .

Roche Rules Roost

posted May 20, 2018, 3:51 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Tony Roche is the League's new Over-60 Merit champion.

The Sir John Bayley bowler became the third winner of the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy on Saturday 19th May at Trench.

He beat John Clarke 21-18 in a sunshine final, the Wrockwardine Wood stalwart having also lost in the first ever final of this competition.

Roche, a past Shropshire Veterans Merit winner, has just relinquished the reins of the Mid Shropshire veterans inter-league side that won the title four times  in five years.

Full details and picture to follow shortly . . . 

Sweet 16 For Over-60 Merit?

posted May 15, 2018, 11:50 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Trench will once again host the Over-60 Merit on Saturday 19th May with an 11am start.

Organiser Phil King has 13 entries but will keep taking names until tomorrow (Wednesday 16th May) night.

And the real hope of League officials is that they can attract the first ever entry from a lady bowler - and that they can get to the perfect number of 16 competitors come Saturday.

At stake is the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy with Sinclair's Peter Spragg hoping to retain it

Joe's Joy In Under-18 Merit

posted May 13, 2018, 4:11 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Joe Killen is the League's new Under-18 Merit champion.

The 13-year-old Shifnal bowler beat last year's winner Harry Church (Sinclair) 21-15 in the final on the newer green at Donnington Wood on Saturday 12th May.

And Joe has the chance to make it a double as he is also through to the Under-15 Merit final - in which he has to play his twin brother and clubmate Tom Killen on a date and at a venue to be arranged..

Both competitions were played on the same night - the Under-15 Merit on the older green at Donnington - and there were eight entries in both.

Full story, scores and picture to follow . . .


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