WELSH JUNIOR TEAM REPORT 2012
2012 Wales were in group 4 in the DRAKES Pride Championship, This group consisted of Lancashire, Warwick & Worcester, and Wales.
The first game Wales played Lancashire the home team playing at Gresford Colliery and the away team at Coppul Conservative Club Chorley
At the colliery Wales won 9 out of 12 blocks, five of these to single figures Dyfan Hughes to 3 being the best score.
Wales 237 Lancashire 154 Wales win at home by 83 chalks.
At Chorley the away team won 8 out of 12 blocks a good performance by the away side with Sion Jones wining to 8.
Wales 218 Lancashire 188 Wales won the game by 30 and the match by 113.
Wales second game was played two months later in July against Warwick & Worcester this was to be the game of the group.
The home game being played Aston BC and the away game
At Ward End Cons BC
At Aston the home side won 6 blocks but had an off day on a green that they have won on well in the past.
Jordan Riley wining to 7 but Jay Salisbury being picked as man of the match .
Warwick Worcester played well to win 6 blocks and earn a draw. WALES 213 WARWICK WORCESTER 213.
At Ward End Wales played a strong home side who played their green well winning 10 blocks. Dylan Williams won to 10 and Callum Graves won to 20 as Wales lost the game and the match by 62 .
Wales went to the supplementary played at Helsby we had 4 players from the home squad and 4 from the away squad and played in a group of 4 teams on green 2
South Yorkshire Staffordshire and Merseyside we won all three games. On green 1 were Cumbria Gtr Manchester Lancashire and Derbyshire, who won through to play Wales in the final.
All eight players played their part in a great win, WALES 135 DERBYSHIRE 131 with Jay Salisbury wining all his games.
2012 has been a good year for our juniors who have represented the WCGBA well in all competitions.
Peter Griffiths Team Co-ordinator,