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Such Sad News . . .

posted by Malcolm Fletcher

I am sorry to have to confirm the sad news that former League vice-chairman Jim Lord has passed away.

The Coddon and Sinclair stalwart died on Sunday 16th July at the Severn Hospice, aged 78.

His funeral is at Telford Crematorium on Tuesday 8th August at 11am, when donations will be taken for the Severn Hospice.


Harris Cup Dress Rehearsal

posted Jul 17, 2017, 12:42 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

It's quarter-finals night in the League's main knockout for the Harris Cup on Wednesday 19th July.

And one of the six home-six away ties is a dress rehearsal for the second County Cup semi-final the following Saturday at Sinclair (6.30pm start).

It features the Premier League teams of St Georges and Bowring, who won the County Cup for the first time last year.

But Harris Cup holders for the last four years Newport (Premier) are also still in the hunt . . .

For the full draw see Results and then go to Competition 2017

New Honour Up For Grabs?

posted Jul 13, 2017, 12:52 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

There could be a new honour presented at the League's annual dinner in January.

The huge trophy kindly donated by Dean Law that used to go to the Division B winners of the Saturday League is no longer required for that purpose as the eight current teams are accommodated in one division.

But Dean has given League officers permission to come up with another use for the silverware, which they will discuss at a meeting of the Future Plans Sub Group as soon as the 2017 season is over.

And one use already suggested - by competition secretary Phil King - is that it be presented to the Club Person of the Year.

So somebody from one from the 26 member clubs could just get lucky early in the New Year . . .

Best Wishes To Cup Semi-final Duo

posted Jul 10, 2017, 11:28 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

The League's best wishes go to division one duo Hadley USC and Sinclair for their Shropshire Cup semi-final showdowns on Wednesday 12th July.

Leaders Hadley take on Castlefields on the new green at Prees eager to secure a league and cup double en route to an immediate return to the Premier League via the play-offs after being relegated last year.

Sinclair, now climbing away from the wrong end of the table after an indifferent start to the campaign, meet Tanners Shropshire League leaders Telepost on the ladies green at Whitchurch club Chester Road.

It's another tough ask for the Ketley-based club, but they will take heart from beating Market Drayton League leaders Bridgewater in the quarter-finals last week.

Meanwhile, there was no fifth triumph in six years for the League's team in the Shropshire veterans inter-league as they won only one of their three round robin games at Hodnet on Saturday 8th July.


 

EGM A Quickfire Success

posted Jul 6, 2017, 11:37 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

The Extraordinary General Meeting of the League, held before the July Executive on Tuesday the 4th, was all over within a minute 

It was called to update the constitution, in line with Sport England’s observations, in an effort to make a successful second small grant bid for £7,500 to buy five sets of junior coaching equipment - for the potential use of all 26 member clubs to try and encourage them to attract more youngsters into the game.

And all of the changes were passed unanimously by the delegates present - and without comment. 

 
ADDITIONS TO MANAGEMENT RULES APPROVED, as of 4th July 2017:

 

Voting & Attendance:

6.   (f)  A quorum for all League meetings shall be at least 8 club delegates.

 

Finance:

9.   (f)  The League is a not for profit organisation – and all annual surpluses will be put back into the organisation to continue to pay for its activities and functions, and to further develop all aspects of the game.

 

Child Protection:

15.       The League, being affiliated to the sport’s governing body – the British Crown Green Bowling Association - adheres to its Child Protection Policy (BCGBA Bye Laws rule 30) and its Mission Statement on the subject.

 

Charitable Dissolution:

16.       Should an AGM or EGM decide, by a majority, on grounds of expediency or otherwise, to dissolve the League, a meeting of all member clubs will be called within 28 days. At this meeting, if a two thirds majority of those present and eligible to vote decide to dissolve the League, the Executive Committee shall have the power to dispose of the assets of the League after all liabilities and debts have been cleared. The beneficiaries of such assets shall be the member clubs or such charities as decided by a majority of member clubs.

Bayley Boy's Merit Magic

posted Jul 2, 2017, 2:28 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 11:40 AM ]



Paul Reeves is basking in the glow of the best 24 hours of his bowling life.

The Sir John Bayley bowler won the League’s Senior Merit on Saturday 1st July – and celebrated with a man of the match performance to win 21-7 away at Washlands in Burton for Shropshire as they marched in the county championship semi-finals.

Reeves, the player with the distinctive red and white striped bowls, won the Mid Shropshire title on a lush Donnington Wood No.2 green with four pretty comfortable successes.

He marked a season which has seen him make his Shropshire senior team debut by beating Jamie King 21-15 in the final, recovering from 5-2 down to lead 9-5 and then make the decisive break from 12-10 up.

Defeat meant a second successive weekend of final heartache for King after he and partner Sally Clee had lost to his father and brother, Phil and Aaron, with the Dixon Driscoll Doubles trophy at stake at Maddocks.

Reeves, eligible to play in the competition has he bowls in its Dennis Lewis Thursday Division, beat John Price runaway first division leaders Hadley USC 21-16 while Jamie King accounted for another Bayley Boy, Craig Baugh, 21-13.

"Cheers everyone," was the understated Reeves reaction as he received the trophy from League President Mike Potter.

Organiser Phil King (Hadley USC) had looked set for a second league title in seven days but he let slip an 18-8 lead in the quarter-finals against Baugh, the other scores from that round being:

Jamie King (Bowring) 21 Paul Bradburne (SJB) 10; Rob Burroughs (SJB) 14 Price 21, Reeves 21 Simon Oldcorn (Trench) 10..

Merit Magic Maybe . . .

posted Jun 29, 2017, 12:19 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jul 4, 2017, 4:53 AM by stephen wall ]

Three past winners – one of them a hat-trick hero – feature in the League’s Senior Merit finals on Saturday 1st July, starting at 2pm.

Sixteen high calibre qualifiers head for Donnington Wood and the club's newer No.2 green with the former champions among the favourites.

Bowring’s Alan Jones lifted the trophy in 1985, 1991 and 1994 while his namesake from Madeley Cricket Club starred in 2013 and 2015.

But among a number of regular Shropshire Premier League bowlers in the line-up is 2012 winner Jamie King (Bowring) who, like Tony Garmson, Martin Gaut and Craig Baugh, appeared in last weekend’s County Merit finals at Pontesbury.

Five Sir John Bayley bowlers have qualified, plus three from Wrockwardine Wood and the League's competition secretary, Phil King of division one leaders Hadley USC, who won the Dixon Driscoll Doubles just last weekend with younger son Aaron.

First round pairings on finals day: 

Top half: Alan Jones (Madeley CC) v Jamie King (Bowring), Paul Bradburne (SJB) v Alan Jones (Bowring), Craig Baugh (SJB) v Tony Garmson (Wrock Wd), Phil King (Hadley USC) v Tom Roden (SJB).

Bottom half – Rob Burroughs (SJB) v Dan Wilson (St Georges), John Price (Hadley USC) v Martin Gaut (Wrock Wd), Chris Lodge (Madeley CC) v Paul Reeves (SJB), Simon Oldcorn (Trench) v Ian Delves (Wrock Wd).

EGM & Annual Dinner Menu Choices

posted Jun 27, 2017, 12:24 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

The League's July Executive Committee meeting - on Tuesday the 4th at Wellington's Bayley Club - will be preceded by an Extraordinary General Meeting, starting at 7.30pm.

This EGM has been called at the request of the League’s chairman and general secretary to update the constitution, in line with Sport England’s observations, in an effort to make a successful second small grant bid for £7,500 to buy five sets of junior coaching equipment - for the potential use of all 26 member clubs to try and encourage them to attract more youngsters into the game.

At the following Executive meeting, delegates will be decide on the the menu for the 2018 annual dinner from the following choices:


Annual Dinner on Saturday 13th January 2018 at the Telford Whitehouse Hotel (7pm)


MENU 1 @  £20

 

CREAM OF VEGETABLE SOUP & TOASTED CROUTONS

FAN OF HONEYDEW MELON WITH BERRY COMPOTE

CHICKEN LIVER PATE & TOASTED CRISP BREADS

 

ROAST TURKEY & TRIMMINGS & PAN GRAVY

STEAMED SALMON FILLET & PARSLEY SAUCE

PENNE PASTA BAKE & VEG  RATATOUILLE & PARMESAN

 

CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE

PROFITEROLES WITH CREAM & CHOCOLATE SAUCE

FRESH FRUIT SALAD

 

 

 

MENU 2 @ £24.50

 

MUSHROOM & TARRAGON SOUP & CRISPY CROUTONS

PEARLSOF MELON WITH MINT AND RASPBERRIES

EGG MAYONAISE SALAD WITH LITTLE GEM & PAPRIKA

 

ROAST GAMMON WITH PARSLEY SAUCE

SALMON FILLET WITH CHIVE HOLLANDAISE

GOATS CHEESE & SUN DRIED TOMATO TART & PESTO

 

LEMON CHEESECAKE WITH CREAM & RASPBERRY

STRAWBERRY ETON MESS

FRESH FRUIT SALAD

 

 

 

 

MENU 3 @ £27.50

 

 TOMATO & BASIL SOUP & PARMESAN CROUTONS

PRAWN COCKTAIL IN  MARIE ROSE SAUCE & B&B

CREAMY GARLIC MUSHROOMS ON TOAST

 

ROAST SIRLOIN BEEF WITH YORKSHIRE PUDDING

ROAST CHICKEN BREAST WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE

SPINACH & RICOTTA TORTELLINI & TOMATO & CAPER BUTTER

 

STRAWBERRY GATEAUX WITH FRESH CREAM

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING WITH CUSTARD

FRESH FRUIT SALAD

 

 

 

 

 

MENU 4 @ £24

 

 TOMATO & BASIL SOUP & PARMESAN CROUTONS

EGG MAYONAISE SALAD WITH LITTLE GEM & PAPRIKA

CHICKEN LIVER PATE WITH TOASTED CRIP BREADS

 

ROAST GAMMON WITH PARSLEY SAUCE

SALMON FILLET WITH CHIVE HOLLANDAISE

PENNE PASTA BAKE & VEG  RATATOUILLE & PARMESAN

 

STRAWBERRY ETON MESS

APPLE CUMBLE & CUSTARD

FRESH FRUIT SALAD

 

 



Double Deadline Reminder

posted Jun 23, 2017, 1:24 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Member clubs are reminded that two League deadlines are fast approaching . . .

The window on potential transfers of bowlers between clubs closes on Friday 30th June - although there are now possible exceptions for junior and novice bowlers.

And annual club accounts need paying to League treasurer Celia Miles by Saturday 1st July.


Dixon Driscoll Doubles Details

posted Jun 21, 2017, 11:10 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Saturday 24th June is Dixon Driscoll Doubles day.

Qualifiers starting at 10am will be held at St Georges and Allscott.

Then the last eight - four pairs from each venue - will progress to the finals at Maddocks with a 5pm start time.

There are 16 entries at both qualifying venues and the full details can be seen on the League's Facebook group or from organiser Phil King.

The only change to Phil's post on FB is that Roy and Josh Bradburn swap to Allscott, with Rob Roden and Harry Church going the other way, as Josh plays at St Georges on Mondays in the Summit League.
 

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