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Merit Countdown - 1 Day To Go . . .

posted Jun 29, 2018, 6:50 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jun 30, 2018, 1:34 AM ]
There's just one day to go before the League's eagerly-awaited highlight of the year - Senior Merit finals day.

Allscott Heath is the place to be on Saturday 30th June from 1pm as 16 qualifiers battle it out to be crowned the 2018 singles champion of Mid Shropshire.

And one of the finalists has already won a League title this season - in fact just last weekend when Nick Mullinder of Hadley UISC teamed up with Ayden Smith to win the Dixon Driscoll Doubles (see Competition News)

Mullinder withdrew from the County Merit finals the next day, but Kane Beaman (Sir John Bayley) didn't. He reached the quarter-finals at Greenfields and will be back chasing another title at Allscott Heath.

Also in the field are former Civil Service singles champion Darren Lord (Sinclair), the highly regarded Rob Steventon (Shifnal) and another Bayley Boy in Dan Lewis, who impressed when representing Mid Shropshire in the Shropshire senior inter-league in Whitchurch recently.

Father and son Phil and Jamie King are back after qualifying for last year's finals - 2012 winner Jamie losing in the final to Paul Reeves at Donnington Wood.

Ian Delves (Wrockwadine Wood) and Dan Wilson have also qualified again, along with Dan's brother Jason.

The Wilsons are two of the five St Georges bowlers in the field, including 2008 winner Paul Beer and reigning division one averages star Sonya Lucas - who has Kelly Baugh (SJB) as a fellow female chasing the title.

COMPETITON ORGANISER PHIL KING STRESSSED: "Due to the hot weather forecast for the Merit finals tomorrow, dress code will be dropped. It will be okay to wear tailored shorts - but finalists must wear a collared shirt."

Part two of a feast of bowls this weekend is a draw-for-partners doubles being promoted by Donnington Wood and the League in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on Sunday, when all Mid Shropshire registered bowlers are urged to take part in aid of charity.

Bowlers who want to compete on Sunday need to report to Donnington by 10.30am and entry costs £5 for adults and £1 for juniors, with a raffle and barbecue to boost proceeds.

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Malcolm Fletcher,
Jun 29, 2018, 6:50 AM