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Six Days Of Christmas . . . An Historical Countdown

posted Dec 24, 2016, 2:52 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
The SIXTH season of bowling in the League in 1938 saw two big breakthroughs.

Trench marched to the first of two successive championships at the start of two highly successful decades for the club.

They went on to win the County Cup for the first time in 1941, having been runners-up in 1940 - a fate that was to befall Trench again in 1945, 1949 and 1954.

But it was on the Shropshire scene that J. Westbrook, who bowled for Horsehay, made history in 1938 as the League's first winner of the County Merit, beating  C. S. Hawksford (Nalgo) in the final at Old Shrewsbury.
 
Winner of the Mid Shropshire Merit in that year was B. Pickering with a 21-10 card against B. Wakeley - the first record of an actual score in the final..

Hope everyone who has followed this Christmas Countdown has enjoyed the historical look back - Happy Christmas from all the officers of the MSBL
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