Woodfield stay unbeaten, Baldwin earn first ever win
Woodfield are still unbeaten in Gameweek 4 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League as they won 8-4 at Langley. Captain Nick Newey led by example by being best winner 3, and explains how the game went. “Langley seems to be a green that suits a few of the Woodfield Players. Stuart Jones has been finding some great form recently and deservedly won MVP beating Kris Norgrove to 13. Nick Newey beat an out of sorts Karen Rolls to 3, whilst Claire Pugh got a good 19 against Cameron Gurdas who won MVP for Langley and Martin Orme took 17 off Dave Buttery. This saw “Woodfield lead by 20 at the halfway point and two winners each. Mick Hill took an early lead against Sarah Beaman who battled back to 15 while Ian Carr managed 18 against Matt Beaman. Chris Marshman put his early season poor form behind him and played some quality bowls to leave Paul Rolls on 12. This left John Newey on his own with the match already won and he managed 11 against the effervescent and best winner Mark Nemedi.”
Baldwin secured their first win of the season as they beat Willenhall Nordley 8-2. “Well we are off the mark thank goodness with our first win. It sShould have been a lot more comfortable but for the last 2 games on the green where Mark Hall and MVP Paul Bailey clawed back a lot of shots for Nordley. Paul Bailey showed his class and didn’t give Lee Harvey much room at all running out a 21-11 winner. Mark Hall also winning well against John Newsome to 9. Two superb cards in the first 4 came from our Baldwin W&W junior county youngsters Shannon Kernick and Jack Newsome who bowled very well indeed, both winning to 6. They were excellent throughout and thoroughly deserved their single figure wins. They were backed up well by Paul Baller and Paul Whitcombe who both threw in solid performances winning to 10 & 14 respectively . 84-36 at the half way stage. The green slowed a little in the second 4 games and both sides had 2 winners a piece. Roger Hill just getting the better of Bill Pitt in a close 21-18 game and myself beating Mark Clayton 21-13. The 2 winning cards from Willenhall Nordley then completing the match. Overall a half decent performance from the home team, meaning we can now push on and hopefully enjoy a few more successes along the way!”
The closest game of the gameweek was at Short Heath Libs where they defeated Wrockwardine Wood 7-3 and by just 4 chalks. Captain Tony Rhodes led by example with a 5 win and MVP. But once Martin Williams had come off for the opposition winning 8 to be best winner and MVP it meant that if Tony Garmson and Ian Delves ran out they would have won. Tony did come off but Aimee Allcock fought back to gain an extra 5 chalks and seal the aggregate for the home team. Stretton Anglesey followed up their draw at Netherseal with a win against the same opposition 7-3. It was a remarkable 3 for the visitors as they were all 20 winners! Captain Ian Woodward, James Southern and Matthew Milsom were the 3, with the latter earning MVP. Conor Chamberlain was best winner and MVP for Stretton, winning 8. Sutton Park got 2 winner at Broomfield, Andrew Perry their best winner and MVP 12, while Joe Wilson was the same for the home side, winning 6.
Woodfield lead the way by 8 points to Stretton Anglesey and Broomfield. Mark Hall is one of 6 players who has won 4 out of 4 and leads the League Averages.
|Won||Agg||Pts||Home Team||Division 2||Away Team||Pts||Agg||Won||H||A||CH||PP|
|6||146||8||Baldwin||V||Willenhall Nordley B||2||109||2||✓|
|5||137||7||Short Heath Libs||V||Wrockwardine Wood||3||133||3||✓|