St Georges will look to bounce back in Gameweek 12 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League after their home defeat to Willenhall Nordley last week. However they face a trip there and then to M&B Cheslyn Hay on Tuesday as they look to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle. Captain Pete Grimston admits it was a “disappointing home result but great performance from Nordley. Now the hard work starts we need to get as many points as we can from our next two games but know it’s gonna be hard. “we all have good experience in this league so got to make the close games count.” Nordley are now in 3rd place and with the leaders the Greville Arms on their travels will be looking to gain as many points as they can. The Greville travel to Tanworth In Arden, a green they won at last season, but know they will be hard pressed to do so again. Tanworth have been excellent at home but know any slip up could mean getting into trouble. M&B Cheslyn Hay are 2nd bottom at moment but do have that home game in hand at the moment. They travel to the George first though, who are in 2nd and will look to gain on the Greville above given they are away. Skipper Aaron Tapper comments “we’re looking to pick up 2/3 winners at a tricky George green after managing to just hold on to the shots last week. We then aim to back it up on Tuesday with a good home win against St Georges who have played our green well in their last few visits.” St Georges on their last visit there won 12-0 in the only ever away whitewash in the league, but know that would be virtually impossible to repeat again. Moor Lane are just above M&B and will want to make the most of their home game against Dudley Dell. The Dell have done remarkably well since their opening three games and currently are looking up rather than down at the moment and will want to keep it that way. King George V are bottom and know they need to get 3/4 winners most away games to be able to get off there. But a trip to West Brom FSC will be a difficult one, given that West Brom are still looking at a top three finish.
Baddesley and Castlefields will be hoping that home games in Gameweek 12 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League will help them start their bid to avoid being relegated. Baddesley host Three Magpies who sit in 2nd place and know that they need a home win to be able to overtake Chadsmoor, who sit level with them having played a game less, and are away from home this week. Captain Phil Brown comments “I’ll take a 6-2 home win with all guns firing!” Three Magpies will look to get the 4 winners a few teams have managed there this season to stay up the top end of the table. They are 5 behind the Royal Oak, having played a game more, who travel to Castlefields this week as they aim to preserve their lead at the top. Skipper Mark Taylor says “we will be looking for a home win against a good Royal Oak team and are confident in doing so as we look to improve results and our league position.” Chadsmoor travel to Moseley CC knowing that a good result to back up their two home games in hand will help them avoid being relegated, while Moseley CC are still firmly in the hunt for a top two spot. Great Barr have risen to 3rd place after their win at Ward End Cons, and must ensure they do not waste that win as they entertain the same team. Ward End will be nervously looking other their shoulders as teams have games in hand, and know a good away result may make up for last week. Penn are well placed with a home game in hand and will know the Windmill green from their travels on a Saturday. The Windmill have dropped down to 7th place, and know a good home win could move them up a few places.
The top two meet again in Gameweek 12 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League with leaders Stretton Anglesey hoping to build on last week’s win at 2nd placed Woodfield. Woodfield captain Nick Newey admits that “last week delivered us a blow because we though that even though Stretton Anglesey are a very good side, they wouldn’t know too much about our green. But the way the weather has been, our green has been tricky for us to find and in all honestly, deserved to be beat. This week, we step into the unknown as I don’t think any of our players have played their green before. The weather may work for us but it may work against us. We just need to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in and see what happens.” Wrockwardine Wood will be hoping for another slip up by Woodfield as they travel to Baldwin. They had been doing well away before a tough trip to Broomfield but won’t know much about the green at all. Baldwin have picked up in the league and could get a top half finish with a good end to the season. Willenhall Nordley also have eyes on a top two spot still but know their away form must improve in order to so, starting with a trip to Langley. The Langley enjoyed a good home win against Sutton Park, but then just got one winner from their next two away games. Netherseal have an outside chance, but will need to get a decent haul at Broomfield, who after a good start have struggled lately. Short Heath Libs got an excellent four last week at Sutton Park, and will hope to build on that to be able to move away from the bottom. Skipper Tony Rhodes comments “we are hopeful of a good performance and get a good star first four then press home the advantage second four maybe.” Sutton Park have struggled away and will need to improve that for a top half finish.