Competition News

Who Plays Where In Senior Merit Qualifiers

posted May 16, 2017, 12:18 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 16, 2017, 12:26 PM ]

Qualifying for the 2017 Mid Shropshire Senior Merit is on Wednesday 24th May, 6.30pm scratch

The sessions and hopefuls are:

AT MADDOCKS- T Roden, Juliette King, D Lord, J Millman, N Mullinder. A Reeves, J Waland, R Burroughs(i/c), C Baugh, R Elcock, S Downs, T Roche, G Turner, I Thomas, Alan Jones (Bowring), P Millington.

AT BOWRING No. 1 - P King (I/c), H Church, P Spragg, P Venables, D Tipton, J Davies, C Worthington, M Cooper, B Hudson, A Garmson, R Clarke, K Lavelle, D Wilson, A Gaut, D Lewis, T Cotton, S Oldcorn.

AT ALLSCOTT - P Reeves, S Church, S Hall, W O'Hara, J Potter, D Wall, I Delves, S Millward, S Bishton, C Lodge, J Wilson. M Gaut (i/c), J Cotton, R Roden, P Jones, N Martin.

AT SINCLAIR - J King (i/c), J Price, P Craggs, J Blair, P Bradburn, P Minton, J Clarke, L Mumford, Alan Jones (Madeley CC), P Beer, J Peate, M Worthington, R Lawson. R Suggett, M Doodson, P Osborne. 


Just One Tie For Shield Starters

posted May 9, 2017, 11:57 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Competition secretary Phil King advises that there is just one tie to be played in the preliminary round of the Ashton Shield next week.

The five home-five away clash in the consolation KO for Monday night teams will see Bowring take on Trench on Wednesday 17th May.


Deadlines & Decisions

posted May 3, 2017, 1:14 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Over-60s Merit - entries (men and women) to organiser Phil King by Saturday 6th May. The comp will be played at Trench on Saturday 20th May with a new start time of 11am.

Senior Merit - entries to Phil King by Sunday 7th May. Qualifying at various neutral venues will be on Wednesday 24th May, 6.30pm scratch.
Under-15 Merit - due to have been held on Saturday 13th May, has now been postponed due to some juniors being on holiday. A new date later in the season - probably early July before the school summer holidays - will be announced later.

Senior Merit Entry D-Day & Other Dates

posted May 1, 2017, 4:27 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

* Senior Merit entry deadline is Sunday 7th May, contact organiser Phil King. Qualifying to be held on Wednesday 24th May (6.30pm)

* Under-15 Merit is on Saturday 13th May, 6pm start at a venue to be confirmed - perfect chance for competitive practice ahead of Drakes Pride junior  county match next day!

* Over-60 Merit is on Saturday 20th May, 2pm start at a venue to be confirmed

Mixed Doubles Magic For Real Life Partners

posted Apr 27, 2017, 11:43 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 4:19 AM by stephen wall ]

Sally Clee and Jamie King can’t stop winning doubles titles – and now they have done it together.

Partners in real life, they teamed up to win the League’s Mixed Doubles with a never-say-die display at Donnington Wood on Saturday 22nd April.

They were 20-13 down in the final against Sally’s Wrockardine Wood clubmates Steve Roberts and Sian Skelton and fearing the worst.

But just minutes later, after two full house fours, they were celebrating a stunning 21-20 victory to give Sally her third triumph in four years in the competition and new Bowring Premier team skipper Jamie a second doubles title in two weeks following success in the Candlin at Sinclair with Scott Harries.

“It was a brilliant final on a good day – and Sally and Jamie complemented each other so well,” said happy organiser Phil King.

“We had 15 entries, which was slightly down on last year, but it was beautiful day with six hours of really good bowling.”

The final result was tough on league vice-chairman Roberts and Skelton, who used a 24 metre mark across the middle of the older No.1 green to get to 20-13 ahead after 22 ends, but they could not deny their young opponents. 

On a day when Wrockwardine Wood bowlers dominated, King & Clee beat semi-final rivals Ian Thomas & Louise Cotton by running out from 10-9 adrift while Roberts & Skelton hit back hard to also win 21-10 against Jodie Rutter and Bowring new boy Ayden Smith.

League President Mike Potter and King were on hand to conduct the presentations and the quarter-final scores were:

Roberts & Skelton 21 Pete Millington & Carleen Doody-Millington (Trench) 10; Smith & Rutter 21 Simon Oldcorn & Lisa Pessall (Trench) 14; King & Clee 21 Richard & Susie Lawson (Bowring) 7; Thomas & Cotton 21 Stuart Rutter & Helen Clee (Wrock Wood) 20.

King's Cup Plea To Clubs

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

League competition secretary Phil King has made special plea to member clubs involved in the Ashton Cup.
He has urged all teams entered in the main knockout for Monday teams to get their opening ties played on Wednesday 19 April – a week ahead of schedule.

“Can all games in the Ashton Cup be played on Wednesday, April 19, please so they don't clash with the Harris Cup prelims on the April 26,” requested Phil.

The sole preliminary round tie in the five home-five away KO is Bowring C v Albrighton B - St Georges C await the winners - while the first round pairings are:

Sinclair D v Madeley CC C, Horsehay C v Sinclair C, Worfield v SJ Bayley D, Donnington Wood C v SJ Bayley C, Trench C v Charlton B , Wrockwardine Wood C v Highley B, Wrockwardine Wood D v Allscott C.

See Competition 2017 under the Results icon for full draw and handicap details . . .

Mixed Doubles Venue - And Cup Draws

posted Apr 10, 2017, 12:42 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Donnington Wood's old green will host the MSBL Mixed doubles on Saturday 22nd April with a 10am start.

Dress code rules will apply and that means BLACK TROUSERS ONLY!

That one-day competition is followed by preliminary round night in the Harris Cup on Wednesday 26th April when there are three ties:

Bowring (Premier, -27) v Sinclair (Div 2, +24), Madeley CC (+3) v Horsehay (+5), St Georges (Premier, -32) v Sinclair (Div 1, +6).

League competition secretary Phil King has also made the Ashton Cup draw - which will be on this website's Competition 2017 page shortly - and requests all ties are please played on Wednesday 19th April so they don't clash with the Harris cup prelims a week later

Cup Draw Wait - But Don't For Mixed Doubles!

posted Apr 6, 2017, 11:55 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 11:57 AM ]

The draws for the opening stages of both the Harris Cup and Ashton Cup were made following the April management Committee meeting.

Full details of the ties in both team knockouts will be posted here and on the MSBL Facebook page over the weekend of April 8-9 - once organiser Phil King has had time to look at the dates for matches.

There are 19 entries in the Harris Cup this year, so that requires three prelim ties.

But the 16 sides in the Ashton Cup mean a straight knockout in both that and the consolation KO for the Ashton Trophy.

SUNDAY 9th  APRIL is the deadline for entries in the Mixed Doubles to be with comps sec Phil King.

The one day competition will be played on Saturday 22 April. 

Cup Entry Deadline Is Here

posted Mar 27, 2017, 1:08 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 4:05 AM ]

Sunday 2 April is the last day for clubs to enter the Harris Cup and Ashton Cup.

That's the deadline for making contact with organiser Phil King (contact details can be found under Admin) to get your club 's name in the hat.

The Harris Cup, which is six home-six away until the final, is open to ALL Shropshire affiliated clubs - and last year Burway from Ludlow entered!

MSBL Monday teams contest the Ashton Cup, with early round losers going into the consolation KO for the Ashton Trophy.

Entry deadlines for the League's other comps which are not 'enter on the day' will be announced at the April management committee meeting on Tuesday the 4th at SJBC (7.30pm)

Black Only For FInals

posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:21 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Bowlers will only be allowed to wear BLACK trousers in the finals of all League competitions this year.

That's the message from League President Mike Potter, the county's competition secretary and BCGBA delegate.

He told Monday's County Executive meeting that, following this year's BCGBA rules revision meeting, black was now the only colour permissible for trousers worn by bowlers in all finals - at national, county, open and, he stressed, league level.


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