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Dave Ellis Challenge Re-launched

posted Sep 28, 2017, 11:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
The Dave Ellis Challenge Shield, once contested by Mid Shropshire and the Shrewsbury on an annual inter-league basis, will be re-launched in a new guise on Saturday 30th September.

Now that annual contest has been consigned to the history books, the new annual challenge will take the form of a Mid Shropshire gents v Mid Shropshire ladies match, with the first one at Sinclair with a 6pm start.

Because it has been arranged at such a late stage, the organiser has gone for mainly pairings with family or club ties so that confirmation of those available to play would be easier to discover. 

So please see  below the confirmed pairings at this stage . . . and we could always try and fit in a couple more if YOU would like to play (just contact Malcolm!)


The 1st Dave Ellis Challenge – MSBL gents v ladies

On Saturday 30th October at Sinclair, 6pm start

Confirmed pairings (but not in playing order!)

Gents                      v              Ladies

1       Don Hood                     v                 Norma Hood

2       Stuart Church               v                Kerry Drew

3       Steve Miles                  v                 Celia Miles

4       Phil Craggs                   v                 Jayne Craggs

5       Jonathan Waland          v                 Fiona Waland

6       Mike Wainwright         v                 Kate Suggett

7       Adrian Bailey                v                 Debbie Nisbit

8       Mick Cornes                 v                Annette Lucas

9       Derek Killen                 v                 Angela Boot

10     Bernard Higgins          v                 Ellen Higgins

11     Maz Taylor                   v                 Beryl Taylor

12     Tom Killen                   v                 Marg Fletcher

13     Joe Killen                     v                 Brenda Slingo

14     George Law                  v                 June Law

Res   Mike Potter                   v                 Linda Potter

The plan is to get one bowler from each pairing to draw a number out of a hat at 6pm to see when they will be playing. And we will start off with five blocks on the green to ensure we finish before 9pm for the hot food to follow – which we will pay for by running a raffle with several prizes to be won.

AND THE KEY THING IS THAT THE MATCH IS PLAYED IN THE RIGHT SPIRT AND ENJOYED BY EVERYONE – SO THAT WE BRING THE CURTAIN DOWN ON THE MSBL SEASON IN A FUN AWAY . . .

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