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Six Days Of Christmas . . . An Historical Countdown

posted Dec 20, 2016, 9:21 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
The SECOND season of matches in the League in 1934 featured 10 clubs, with the opening fixtures in the first week of May being:

Doseley Quarries v Hadley Castle, Hadley (King's Head) v The Nabb, Royal Exchange v St Georges, Trench v Wellington Comrades, Horsehay v White Horse (Dawley)

Horsehay were eventually crowned champions, but it was first season winners Royal Exchange from Dawley who starred on the Shropshire scene.

They won the County Cup in 1934 and  R. E. Jones & C. Hayward added the County Doubles.

Wellington's Cock Hotel had been the first Mid Shropshire club to win the coveted County Cup in 1932, having also lost in the third final in 1923.

But it was one of the bowlers beaten in the County Doubles final in 1934 who was to have an historic impact on the British stage, starting the very next year . . .