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Two Great Finals

posted Sep 11, 2019, 9:15 AM by Stephen Wall   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 9:24 AM ]
Malcolm Fletcher writes:

‘Two great finals’
was the proud verdict of Mid Shropshire President Mike Potter on the league’s Ashton trophy showdowns. Trench C lifted the main Ashton Cup for Monday division sides on Wrockwardine Wood  No.1 while Horsehay C edged a nail-biting Ashton Shield final on the adjoining No.2 green at the same time on the night of Saturday 7th September.

And Potter was doubly proud as the non-playing captain of the Trench side who did not need their 13 shot handicap start to beat Allscott Heath C by 18 shots after their near-miss in last year’s Shield final.  Lucy Evans (21-8) and Pauline Roden (21-10) were Trench’s leaders of the pack in a tie that finished with five winners apiece – Carl Starling a 21-5 winner for Allscott after Les Pritchard’s 21-8, but it was not quite enough.

There was only one shot in it as Horsehay C, the reigning fourth division champions, overcame a 20 chalk deficit on the handicap to pip plucky fifth division Sir John Bayley D. The final totals were 186-185 as Patrick Evans (jnr) with 21-6 and last man Guy Lewis with 21-8 just about got Horsehay over the line, the Bayley’s best being William Thompson with 21-9.

Organiser Phil King said: “It was a really good night, both finals played in a good spirit and both very well supported."  For full final scores go to Competition 2019 under the Results tab.