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President Potter Must Wait To Be President!

posted Apr 30, 2020, 9:26 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 1, 2020, 11:48 PM by Stephen Wall ]
Same again next year – County President Wendy Icke with Mike Potter continuing as her deputy

The widely respected President of the League, Mike Potter, is going to have a wait an extra 12 months before he steps up to become County President for a second time.

That's because the SCGBA has decided that the figurehead of Shropshire bowls for 2020 won’t miss out on her big year due to the health crisis.

Wendy Icke became County President at the Shropshire association’s AGM in February – six weeks before the sport was suspended due to lockdown restrictions.

But now county officers have reacted to ensure that Wendy, nominated by the two Market Drayton-based leagues, will get her 12 months in the key role by staying in it for 2021.

“As it is very probable that this year's bowling season is a non-starter, it would be very unfair that this year's President, Wendy Icke, would miss out on what would have been a special year for her,” said a county spokesperson.

“So it has been agreed that there would be a delay in the term of office of the President and Deputy until things return to some form of normality.

“Mike Potter, as Deputy President, is happy to act as Wendy's deputy if there is any form of bowling this year and will continue as Deputy President to Wendy next year.”

Trench bowler Mike first served as County President in 2015 when a superbly organised County Merit finals day at Allscott ended with Rob Roden, who is celebrating his birthday today, crowned as champion.,