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They Made Us All Proud....

posted Sep 10, 2019, 9:23 AM by Stephen Wall

Malcolm Fletcher Writes:

League officials, team managers and bowlers are elated after the recent trend continued as hosts Mid Shropshire triumphed in the Shropshire junior inter-league championship.

Their strongest A team in years were comfortable throughout on Sunday 8th September on the two greens at Wellington club Bowring, securing the trophy with a 27 shot victory over SPS Whitchurch A in the final. “Mid Shropshire won on home soil to follow in the footsteps of the last two hosts,” said a county association spokesperson.

The consolation final was won by the Tanners Shropshire A team after beating Mid Shropshire B by 12.“Well done to both teams for winning but, more importantly, well done to all the juniors who came out and represented their leagues - the future in Shropshire is in good hands!”

Ironically, current Whitchurch League bowler Ed Proudlove was the best winner for Mid Shropshire in the six-a-side final, his 21-9 card coming at a venue where the Elephant
& Castle youngster had recently won the Telford-based league’s Under-18 Merit.

Josh Warner’s 21-15 success was the only one for Whitchurch while Emmet Mckinley's 21-13 win at No.1 led the way for Tanners Shropshire in their consolation success,
best for battling Mid Shropshire B being Lucy Hireson with 21-17.

Proud Mid Shorpshire chairman Sean Round said: "Big thanks to Philip Venables, Derek Killen and Brenda Slingo for managing our junior teams - as well as the parents and family members for their support. And last but not least, thanks to the juniors themselves who made us all proud of the way they played and conducted themselves while wearing the Mid Shropshire shirt."

After a week of uncertainty, seven teams took part, including a mixed Tanners and Whitchurch side. The round robin group of four saw Mid Shropshire A win all three games with ease, but the three-strong group was much closer.

Whitchurch A, came out on top with two wins but they had a close shave against the Tanners, beating them by just four with Molly Harris was their best winner 21-11, with Camilla Parsonage best for the opposition 21-9.