Monday Night Merit Entries

The qualifiers for the Monday Night Merit are on Monday 24th June at 6.30 p.m.

The last 16 (or 8 if less than 32 entries) will take place on Saturday 6th July at 5.30 or 6.30 p.m.

Entries need to be in by the end of Monday 17th June.

Entry is £3 and invoiced at the end of the season.

Players must have either played 6 Monday Night games the season before or 2 Monday Night games this season. They must have also not played 6 Friday Night games the season before, or 3 Friday Night games this season.

Entries to be sent to Rob Burroughs by text or Whats App on 07901 229623.

Senior Merit Finals Venue

The 2024 Mid Shropshire Senior Merit Finals will be played at Broseley on Friday 28th June at 6.30 p.m.

Dress code will apply.

The first 5 games will be on to start with.

There will be a buffet after the final has finished.

1Chris Lodge  Kate Wainwright
2Roy Bradburn  Rob Clarke
3John Breeze  Dave Price
4Carleen Doody – Millington  Sian Skelton
5Les Mumford  Nick Mullinder
6Paul Beer  Stuart Church
7Jonathan Davies  Darrell Handley
8Harry Church  Simon Madeley

Harris Cup Draw

The draw for the first two rounds of the Harris Cup is below. It is now drawn straight through.

The Preliminary round is on Wednesday 19th June, however games can be played anytime before Monday 8th July if required as I know it is Isle of Man week.

The 1st round takes place on Wednesday 10th July.

Players for each team must have played at least one league game for that club in that season before any Preliminary or 1st round games.

Any player who is in a registered 12 or 6 cannot play for a team below the team that they are registered for.

Preliminary Round (Wednesday 19th June)

1Sir J Bayley(P)(-28)    St Georges A(+1)AtSir J Bayley(P)
1St Georges A(+1)    Sir J Bayley(P)(-28)AtSt Georges A
2Shifnal B(+17)    Highley(P)(-19)AtShifnal B
2Highley(P)(-19)    Shifnal B(+17)AtHighley(P)
3H U S C A(+5)    Horsehay(P)(-15)AtH U S C A
3Horsehay(P)(-15)    H U S C A(+5)AtHorsehay(P)
4Horsehay A(+18)    Madeley C C A(+9)AtHorsehay A
4Madeley C C A(+9)    Horsehay A(+18)AtMadeley C C A
5Donn Wood A(+12)    Newport AAtDonn Wood A
5Newport A    Donn Wood A(+12)AtNewport A
6Adderley(P)(-16)    Charlton A(+23)AtAdderley(P)
6Charlton A(+23)    Adderley(P)(-16)AtCharlton A
7Wrock Wood A(+6)    Bylet(P)(-17)AtWrock Wood A
7Bylet(P)(-17)    Wrock Wood A(+6)AtBylet(P)
8Sinclair A(+2)    Bowring A(+7)AtSinclair A
8Bowring A(+7)    Sinclair A(+2)AtBowring A
9Bye(+2)    Allscott Heath A(+10)AtN/A
9Allscott Heath A(+10)    Bye(+2)AtAllscott Heath A
10Bye(+2)    SJ Bayley A(+8)AtN/A
10SJ Bayley A(+8)    Bye(+2)AtSJ Bayley A
11Bye(+2)    Shifnal A(+3)AtN/A
11Shifnal A(+3)    Bye(+2)AtShifnal A
12Bye(+2)    Wem U S C(P)(-15)AtN/A
12Wem U S C(P)(-15)    Bye(+2)AtWem U S C(P)
13Bye(+2)    Trench A(+11)AtN/A
13Trench A(+11)    Bye(+2)AtTrench A
14Bye(+2)    Worfield A(+30)AtN/A
14Worfield A(+30)    Bye(+2)AtWorfield A
15Bye(+2)    St Georges(P)(-25)AtN/A
15St Georges(P)(-25)    Bye(+2)AtSt Georges(P)
16Bye(+2)    Burway(P)(-20)AtN/A
16Burway(P)(-20)    Bye(+2)AtBurway(P)

1st Round (Wednesday 10th July)

1Winner of Match No 1    Winner of Match No 2At
1Winner of Match No 2    Winner of Match No 1At
2Winner of Match No 3    Winner of Match No 4At
2Winner of Match No 4    Winner of Match No 3At
3Winner of Match No 5    Winner of Match No 6At
3Winner of Match No 6    Winner of Match No 5At
4Winner of Match No 7    Winner of Match No 8At
4Winner of Match No 8    Winner of Match No 7At
5Allscott Heath A(+10)    SJ Bayley A(+8)AtAllscott Heath A
5SJ Bayley A(+8)    Allscott Heath A(+10)AtSJ Bayley A
6Shifnal A(+3)    Wem U S C(P)(-15)AtShifnal A
6Wem U S C(P)(-15)    Shifnal A(+3)AtWem U S C(P)
7Trench A(+11)    Worfield A(+30)AtTrench A
7Worfield A(+30)    Trench A(+11)AtWorfield A
8St Georges(P)(-25)    Burway(P)(-20)AtSt Georges(P)
8Burway(P)(-20)    St Georges(P)(-25)AtBurway(P)

Ashton Cup 1st Round Draw

The draw for the 1st round of the Ashton Cup is below. Ties to be played on Wednesday 5th June, although can be brought forward if needed.

The draw now follows through to the final. So the winner of match 1 plays 2 and so on.

If a team loses their first round game they will enter the Ashton Shield.

I will add the handicaps this week.

1Bylet B    Newport DAtBylet B
1Newport D    Bylet BAtNewport D
2Wrock Wood C    H U S C CAtWrock Wood C
2H U S C C    Wrock Wood CAtH U S C C
3Trench C    Sinclair CAtTrench C
3Sinclair C    Trench CAtSinclair C
4Madeley CC C    Bowring CAtMadeley CC C
4Bowring C    Madeley CC CAtBowring C
5Shifnal D    Shifnal CAtShifnal D
5Shifnal C    Shifnal DAtShifnal C
6Bye    Donn Wood CAtN/A
7Bye    Donn Wood BAtN/A
8Bye    Horsehay BAtN/A
9Bye    SJ Bayley CAtN/A
10Bye    SJ Bayley DAtN/A
11Bye    Allscott Heath EAtN/A
12Bye    HighleyAtN/A
13Bye    St. George’s DAtN/A
14Bye    St Georges CAtN/A
15Bye    Allscott Heath CAtN/A
16Bye    Much Wenlock BAtN/A

Mid Shropshire Senior Merit Finals Draw

The draw for the 2024 Mid Shropshire Senior Merit Finals on Friday 28th June at 6.30 p.m. at a green to be announced is below.

A venue hopefully will be announced by the end of the week.

Dress code will apply.

The first 5 games will be on to start with.

Prize money will be determined shortly and posted on here.

1Chris Lodge  Kate Wainwright
2Roy Bradburn  Rob Clarke
3John Breeze  Dave Price
4Carleen Doody – Millington  Sian Skelton
5Les Mumford  Nick Mullinder
6Paul Beer  Stuart Church
7Jonathan Davies  Darrell Handley
8Harry Church  Simon Madeley

Over 60s Merit Report

Paul Beer won the Over 60s Merit for the first time after he beat the previous winner Ian Gaut 20 in an epic final. He becomes the first player to win both the Senior and Over 60s Merit, and could be the first to win both in the same season after qualifying for the Senior Merit finals next month.

The final was nip and tuck until Paul led 7-4 and extended this lead to 13-7 and 15-9. Ian though fought back to 16 across and from 19-16 down went 20-19 up. Paul found a great last bowl to save game and then won with an 18 inch wood last end.

Both men were ruthless in their Semi Finals, both winning 6. Ian beat Steve Faulkner and Paul defeated Dave Price.

Thank you to Sir John Bayley who hosted, and to all 31 players who entered, a new record for the competition which only got 9 entries a few years ago. It will be back on the same weekend next year but this time played on two greens to speed up the day! Thank you to all those who measured and marked today, and for those who stayed on to watch the final.

Well done to Paul on his success and for Ian for being part of one of the best Mid Shropshire finals we’ve seen.

Competitions Secretary Rob Burroughs presents Paul Beer with the Jeff Hutchinson Trophy.
The four Semi Finalists with Competitions Secretary Rob Burroughs sitting or standing behind Jeff Hutchinson’s bench. Back from left: Paul Beer & Steve Faulkner. Front from left: Dave Price & Ian Gaut.

Quarter Finals:

Ian Gaut from 3-2 up on Pete Spragg went 10-2 and 16-3 ahead and won 5.

Steve Faulkner was 6-1 up on Roy Bradburn and then 11-6 ahead. Roy kept winning two ends to Steve’s one and went ahead at 19-18 up. But Steve got the three he needed.

Dave Price went 8-0 ahead of Graham Turner and then 14-3. Graham got back to 14-7 down but Dave ran out.

Paul Beer raced 11-3 up on Pat Minton but Pat with three runs of three ends got back to 17-16 down. But Paul ran out.

2nd Round:

Pete Spragg raced 13-0 up on Les Pritchard and won 6.

Ian Gaut went 11-3 up on Des Connelly and won 9.

Steve Faulkner was 12-8 ahead of John Clarke but then went 18-13 down. He won the block back and then ran out.

Roy Bradburn went 6-0 up on Allan Gaut but Allan got back to trail 10-9. However Roy ran out.

Graham Turner from 6-1 down on Louise Cotton went 7-6 up and then 17-12 up from 12-11 down. Louise got back to 17-16 down but Graham ran out.

Dave Price went 16-9 up on Kevin Edwards but Kevin got back to 16-13 however Dave won 16.

Paul Beer from 4 across went 10-4 and then 19-8 up to win 10.

Pat Minton was 10-8 down on Keith Pessall but then went 18-11 up. Keith got back to 18-16 down but Pat ran out.

1st Round:

Pete Spragg raced 12-2 up on Dave James but Dave got back to 15-11, however Pete ran out.

Les Pritchard from 9-5 up on Bill Grainger ran out.

Ian Gaut went 7-2 up on Graham Bleakley and then extended this to 16-9. However Graham got back to be 19-18 down but Ian got the two he needed.

Des Connelly was 11-10 down on Sue Connelly but only conceded one more.

Allan Gaut was 12-8 down on Pauline Wilson but then ran out.

Roy Bradburn was 3-0 down on John Kenworthy but then 12-3 up and won 8.

John Clarke was 12-5 down on Helen Clee but got back to 15-13 down and then ran out.

Steve Faulkner was 6-1 down on Mick Fudge but then 8-6 up. From 15-13 up he ran out.

Louise Cotton went 8-1 up on Phil Atkins and won 6.

Dave Price went 18-0 up on Tony Roche and won 4.

Kevin Edwards was 15-2 up on Dave Wall and despite Dave getting back to 16-10 down he ran out.

Paul Beer raced 18-0 up on Dave Evans and won 1.

Steve Corbett was only 11-10 up on Ian Edwards but then won 13.

Keith Pessall was 9-0 down on Mirjana Gaut but then went 14-9 up. From 14-12 up he won 14.

Pat Minton from 6-5 down on Jan Minton went 14-6 up. Jan got back to be 16-13 down but Pat pushed on to win 15.

Mid Shropshire Merit Qualifying Report

The 16 qualifiers are known for the 2024 Mid Shropshire Senior Individual Merit Finals on Friday 28th June at 6.30 p.m.


Full scores are here.

Two Madeley CC bowlers qualified including former winner Les Mumford, who beat Steve Bishton and Paul Reeves 12, and Chris Lodge who got past Rob Steventon and Akeel Duncan 8. Rob Clarke got through after getting past Nick Marshall, John Lawrence and Pete Millington 19. Carleen Doody-Millington was the other qualifier, beating John Clarke and Mark Doodson 1.


Full scores are here.

Former winners Stuart Church and Paul Beer qualified. Stuart beat Simon Hall 16 and Steve Downs 14, while Paul defeated Graham Bleakley 2 and Tony Roche 20. Stuart’s son Harry got through, the Division One Averages winner beating Dean Heighway 17 and Ian Sturdy 10. Paul’s team mate John Davies got through by beating Darren Lord 15 and David James 16.


Full scores are here.

Former winner Roy Bradburn got through by beating Ann Rawlins and Lisa Pessall 9. Hadley USC duo Nick Mullinder and Dave Price qualified after defeating Helen Clee 1 & Jordan Millman 15 and Pete Spragg 4 & Matt Rhodes 20 respectively. Simon Madeley was the other qualifier, the new Sinclair bowler beating Georgia Rawlins 6 and Al Jarvis 16.


Full scores are here.

Current champion John Breeze got through after beating Richard Scane 6 and Chris Gill 16. Darrell Handley qualified for the first time by beating Karen Smith 15 and Dave Wall 3. Former finalist Kate Wainwright got through by beating James O’Hara 7 and Shavourne Osbourne 10, with Sian Skelton the other qualifier after she beat Broseley pair Kevin Carter 11 and Matt Pritchard 20.

Well done to all 16 qualifiers. The finals day draw will be released tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. on here. A venue will be sorted by the end of the week all being well. It will most likely be on an one green venue with 5 blocks going on as there isn’t a suitable 2 green venue available.

Mid Shropshire Merit Qualifying Preview

77 players aim for the 16 qualifying spaces across four venues tonight starting at 6.30 p.m.

Last year’s winner John Breeze is in the field again as he looks to defend his title. Sinclair have the most entries in the competition with 16 which features previous Division One Averages winner Harry Church, former Merit winner Stuart Church, and Over 60s Merit Champion Pete Spragg, as well as recent Under 25 Merit winner Jordan Millman and Under 18 Merit Champion Dan Corbett. Former winners Paul Reeves, Les Mumford, Roy Bradburn and Paul Beer all take part as they aim to win it for a second time. Shfinal also have a large number entered as Staffordshire players Darrell Handley and Tim Benton enter for the first time, as well as the returning Rob Steventon. There are several women looking to become the first lady winner of this competition including Isle of Man winner Helen Clee and recent Bayley Mixed Double winner Lisa Pessall.

Scratch time is 6.30 p.m. and no dress code applies.

Thank you to all four people who are running tonight’s sessions, it is much appreciated!

Sinclair (20 entries)

I/C John Clarke

Steve Bishton *Bowring
Daniel Brentnall *Allscott Heath
Owen CherringtonWrockwardine Wood
John Clarke **Wrockwardine Wood
Rob Clarke **Wrockwardine Wood
Martin CoddCastlefields
Mark Doodson **Bowring
Carleen Doody – Millington *Trench
Akeel Duncan *Allscott Heath
Karl LawMadeley CC
John Lawrence *Donnington Wood BC
Chris Lodge *Madeley CC
Nick Marshall *Bowring
Peter Millington *Trench
Andy Morgan *Shifnal
Les Mumford **Madeley CC
Les Pritchard ***Allscott Heath
Paul Reeves *Shifnal
Robert Steventon **Shifnal
Mark Worthington *Donnington Wood BC

Trench (19 entries)

I/C Dave Evans

Paul Beer *Shifnal
Graham BleakleySinclair
Harry Church *Sinclair
Stuart Church *Sinclair
Louise Cotton **Wrockwardine Wood
Jonathan Davies **Shifnal
Steve Downs *Wrockwardine Wood
Ian Evans *Madeley CC
Darren Fielding **Sinclair
Tony Garmson **Wrockwardine Wood
Simon Hall **Sinclair
Dean HeighwayBowring
David James **Shifnal
Kevin Lavelle *Madeley CC
Darren Lord *Sinclair
Lee Parton **Bowring
Tony Roche *SJ Bayley
Ian Sturdy *Bylet
Alex Turnbull *Bowring

Shifnal (19 entries)

I/C Helen Clee

Roy Bradburn **St Georges B.C.
Helen CleeWrockwardine Wood
Daniel CorbettSinclair
Dave EvansEdgmond
Allan Gaut **Wrockwardine Wood
Alasdair JarvisTrench
Phil Jones *Wrockwardine Wood
Jon Lea *Edgmond
Simon Madeley *Sinclair
Jamie MillmanSinclair
Jordan Millman **Sinclair
Nick Mullinder *Hadley USC
Lisa Pessall *Trench
Dave Price **Hadley USC
Ann RawlinsBowring
John RawlinsBowring
Georgia Rawlins ***Bowring
Matthew Rhodes *St Georges B.C.
Peter Spragg *Sinclair

No Results Available Yet

Martin BeddowHighley
Tim Benton *Shifnal
John BreezeNewport
Kevin Carter *Broseley
Chris Gill ****Newport
Darrell Handley *Shifnal
James OHara **Sinclair
Will OHara **Sinclair
Shavorne Osbourne *Trench
John Potter *Sinclair
Matthew Pritchard *Broseley
Richard ScaneSinclair
Sian Skelton *Wrockwardine Wood
Karen Smith *Bowring
Kate Wainwright *Bowring
Ollie WallWrockwardine Wood
David Wall ***Newport
Pauline WilsonShifnal

Edgmond (18 entries)

I/C Sarah Glenholmes

Martin BeddowHighley
Tim Benton *Shifnal
John BreezeNewport
Kevin Carter *Broseley
Chris Gill ****Newport
Darrell Handley *Shifnal
James OHara **Sinclair
Will OHara **Sinclair
Shavorne Osbourne *Trench
John Potter *Sinclair
Matthew Pritchard *Broseley
Richard ScaneSinclair
Sian Skelton *Wrockwardine Wood
Karen Smith *Bowring
Kate Wainwright *Bowring
Ollie WallWrockwardine Wood
David Wall ***Newport
Pauline WilsonShifnal

Ashton Cup Entries by Friday

The deadline for the entries to the Ashton Cup is end of this Friday.

The list of entries is below, we have 20 so far, the same as last season.

Entry costs £10.

Teams who lose their first match go into the Ashton Shield.

The dates for the competition are below.

Ashton Cup (Entries by 17th May)

Prelim 5th June

Last 16 26th June

Last 8 24th July

Last 4 21st August                 

Final 31st August

Ashton Shield

Prelim 10th July

Last 8 24th July

Last 4 21st August                 

Final 31st August

Allscott Heath C
Allscott Heath E
Bowring C
Bylet B
Donn Wood B
Donn Wood C
Horsehay B
Madeley CC C
Much Wenlock B
Newport D
Shifnal C
Shifnal D
Sinclair C
St Georges C
St Georges D
SJ Bayley C
SJ Bayley D
Trench C

Over 60s Merit on Saturday

The Over 60s Merit is on Saturday 18th May at Sir John Bayley bottom green at 2 p.m.

Anyone who is registered with a Mid Shropshire club can enter.

Home players can enter but give away 2 and the jack each game.’

You need to be over 60 at the time of the competition.

Entry is £3 but is invoiced later in the season.

There is no dress code in force.

Entries can be taken on the day before 2 p.m. or can be given to Rob Burroughs on 07901 229623 beforehand.