There is just one game being played in the Premier Division of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. Moror Lane host Tanworth In Arden as the home side look to move away from the relegation places. Captain Bob Hickman says “after picking up just 2 winners last week we need a good home performance against a team that know our green well and maintain our good start.” Opposition captain Stuart Bishop knows it is a “tough green and an improving team but we hope to get back at least the points we dropped at home.”
There is just one game in Division One too, with Great Barr hosting Windmill with an early start. Windmill beat Great Barr 8-2 last week and captain Darrell Handley says “the World Cup doesn’t stop the millers 6 p.m. start we will get the second half! Tough game at the Barr I think, we are solid at home and we need to take that home form away which is stupidly hard but we will fight for every point.” Great Barr will look for another good home win like they have produced all season so far.
There are the four games in Division Two as teams start earlier than normal. Table toppers Woodfield look to keep their unbeaten start going at Sutton Park. Captain Nick Newey comments “we are still without Ian Porter but Lyndon Hazlehurst is playing again and has played on Sutton Park before. Another tough test really, Sutton beat Stretton Anglesey earlier in the season and they have some very good players, Matt Danks and Dan Green are to be noted. But our best chance is to avoid any big losers, try to get four winners and if we can get a winner, maybe 10 or 11 then you never know.” Sutton Park have done very well at home and need to do so again if they are to have any hopes of promotion. Netherseal and Wrockwardine Wood will want to take advantage of Stretton Anglesey not playing as they travel to Willenhall Nordley and Langley respectively. Both had good home results and will want to build, while the home sides will want to get as close to a reversal from last week as possible. Wrockwardine Wood captain Martin Gaut comments “we’re looking for a positive result this time. In all our away games we have had 3 winners and only just lost. If we can get two winners in each four then hopefully we can snick the aggregate.” Baldwin host Broomfield hoping to build on their three winners they got there last week, while Broomfield will want to try and sneak another away win like they did earlier in the season.