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Meole Brace Bowling Club

Amicitia per ludum--Friendship Through Sport

11th Annual Sherlock Cup 2009

Winner Tony Hotchkiss receives the Cup from Tudor Bevan

On a warm summers' day with only one short shower of rain, Tony Hotchkiss beat 15 year old George Balshaw 21-14 to win the Sherlock Cup for the second time. A full house of 84 bowlers battled it out at Meole Brace in the county's biggest charity bowling competition. It has become a popular annual event in the Shropshire bowls calendar, renowned as a well organised and popular competition. The event is run and organised by Andy Wigginton and Val and Tudor Bevan in memory of their son Richard (Sherlock) Bevan, with the help of Barry Jennings on the day and Roger Griffin refereeing the final stages. All the proceeds this year are going to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the club charities, Severn Hospice and the Lingen Davies Appeal . The Amount raised so far this year is £1078.00

Tony Hotchkiss playing well all day kept his cool to win the final against young George Balshaw with most of the spectators shouting encouragement for George. The losing semi-finalists were Dave Rowe and Kevin Walker losing quarter finalists were Glyn Herbert, Ian Beaman, Gary Neale and Tracy Ryan.The prize for the best lady went to Tracy Ryan and the best junior prize went to George Balshaw.

The Finalists