With only one point separating the bottom five, teams will be looking to move away from danger in Gameweek 6 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. King George V are bottom and may struggle to move out as they travel to the George, who are buidling up some steam after winning at King George last time out. Tanworth In Arden are currently level with King George and will look for a good home win against table toppers West Brom FSC. Captain Stuart Bishop comments “we have selected a strong team and the green is in good knick. We know all 8 of us will have to play our best game as WBFSC players play our green well. We are looking for a full house of points.” M&B Cheslyn Hay and Moor Lane will both be looking for good home wins over Dudley Dell and Willenhall Nordley respectively. The Dell though have picked up, and won in their last away game, which Nordley also did. The Greville Arms will be looking to build on their 4 winners they got at St Georges, but St Georges have been playing well so far this season.
Will there be a first away win this week as it has been the home teams dominating so far. Baddesley find themselves bottom after a couple of whitewashes, so will be desperate for a big home win over Royal Oak who sit top of the league. But captain Phil Brown says “we are struggling with players on holiday. We are hoping for 6 winners, the green will test the Oak.” Castlefields find themselves second bottom and take on Ward End Cons, who hopefully have a full team to choose from after having several out in their last game at Penn. Penn have shot up to second and face Moseley CC who will be looking to bounce back after their 9-1 loss against the same team two weeks ago, while Penn will want to build on their last two great home results. Windmill were also up the top end of the table before they travelled to Three Magpies so will look for a good win to get back up there, while Three Magpies find themselves in 3rd place now and will want to try and stay their with a good away return. Chadsmoor sit fourth but will not have travelled to Great Barr for a few years, so the home side will be hoping for a good win on their hard home green to move up the table.
Woodfield will look to continue their unbeaten record as they travel to a struggling Short Heath Libs team. Captain Nick Newey admits “we recognise this match as an opportunity although it won’t be easy. Ian Porter is missing on health grounds and we wish him all the best. I have drafted Lyndon Hazlehurst in to replace him and he is a more than a capable replacement. If we can avoid any big losers I feel we could have a chance. They have a number of talented players in their lineup, none more so than Craig Barker, but nonetheless, we remain optimistic.” Short Heath have only narrowly won on their two home games so know they need to be on their game to be able to start moving up the table. Stretton Anglesey are now in 2nd place after winning at Broomfield last time out, and will want to build on that and cement a top two place, while Broomfield will look to bounce back with a good away result. Sutton Park have moved into third place and face a Willenhall Nordley side who started the season well but had a couple of disappointing away results recently. Skipper Bill Pitt says “we will be looking to putting in a good home performance against a good Sutton Park side who played extremely well against us on their manor. It’s important to obtain good home results as we know there are some tricky venues we have to visit to try to pick up some valuable away points.” Wrockwardine Wood got themselves a good result on Netherseal and will want to build on that with a good home win, while Netherseal have shown with their win on Short Heath Libs, that they can do the business away. Langley earned themselves a good home win over Baldwin last time round to kick start their season, and would dearly love to follow that up with a good away haul to start moving up the table. Baldwin have struggled to adapt to their first season in the league, but did win their last home game well and would love a repeat.