Harris Cup Thriller

posted Sep 25, 2018, 5:19 AM by stephen wall   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 12:09 PM by Malcolm Fletcher ]
For those of you who are not Facebook fans the following presidential post has been taken from the league social media site courtesy of Mike Potter.

The families and supporters gathered at the Wellington venue of the Sir John Bayley Club where the Shropshire Premier League teams from Bylet and Bowring were to contend the final for the Mid Shropshire League's, Harris Cup. With a handicap based upon their finishing positions in their league the previous season, Bowring began the match with a slim 7 chalk deficit to their Bylet counterparts which after sharing the first four games was extended to 8 chalks in favour of the Bridgnorth, Bylet team. The middle four saw a repeat of the first as again the teams shared the games and Bylet further extend their advantage to 9 chalks.

What was forecast to be a close encounter between the teams became reality when the scores were leveled as the 9th game ended that saw the volume ramped up a notch by the already vocal support for both teams which continued through to the finale that saw Bowring taking 3 of the last four and clinch a 7 chalk victory.

Malcolm Fletcher, league secretary was quick to acknowledge and thank the members of the host club and both teams on their contributions in the making of an entertaining evening before asking league deputy chairman, Dave Evans and match referee/league president, Mike Potter to present the trophies to the deserving teams.

Well done to all