The leaders Greville Arms suffered a big defeat in Gameweek 14 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. Dudley Dell beat them 9-1, but they still remain top after the George got 2 at St Georges. Dell captain Nick Wyer commented “in what was our best performance of the season the first four kicked off brilliantly having three single figure cards and Simon homer winning a great battle with Steve Wallace 21/20. Into the back four and Jamie Wyer winning 9 and myself 10 sealed the victory. Pete Withey bowled well to beat Darren Plenderleith and although Ash Gregory lost he played extremely well on a green he is still learning. The green was at a great pace last night for us and it caught them out a little bit, but overall an excellent result against the league’s top side.” Nathan Dawes was best winner and MVP 7, with Darren Round winner for the champions 16 to get MVP. St Georges kept up their good form by beating second placed the George. Skipper Pete Grimston commented on a “great team performance against a good side who brought in a couple of local players but we started well. Clay Flattley had great game with Ryan Prosser (to win 17 and MVP) and Colin played the corners well but Lewis had a top game with Elliot. Elliot was unlucky and has had a great run unbeaten. We have had 3 great results but we know going to the George will be very hard and the green is always hard to play.” Ian Gaut was best winner 10, while Marc Wilson was best winner and MVP for the George 16.
Moor Lane put more breathing space between them and the bottom two as they beat M&B Cheslyn Hay 8-2. Chris Gerrard was best winner 12 and Phil Whitehead MVP for winning 15. Chris Ward and Jack Hill won for the visitors 18, with Chris getting MVP. King George V also gave themselves a little breathing space as they beat Tanworth In Arden 7-3, Andy Gibbs being best winner and MVP 10, with Simon Dreher likewise for the visitors with his 11 win. Willenhall Nordley’s title bid took a hit as West Brom FSC got 4 there. Dan Bodley was best winner for them 5 but Paul Evans got MVP for getting 20, with opponent Chris Watts getting MVP too. Andy Saunders was best winner 9.
Greville Arms are two ahead of the George, and another one ahead of Willenhall Nordley. Tanworth In Arden are 6 behind M&B Cheslyn Hay, who are four adrift of King George V. Elliot McGuinness lost his first game of the season, but is still two ahead of the nearest challengers, but does miss the next game on holiday.
Castlefields stunned the league leaders Great Barr whilst giving themselves a boost of surviving relegation. They won there 11-1 in an incredible win, having three single figure winners, Adrian Rowe 8 and Mark Taylor and Jon Palmer 9, with Jon winning MVP. Only Richard Parks won for the home side 9, to get MVP. Moseley CC now lead at the top after getting 3 winners at Ward End Cons. Scott Saunders was best winner and MVP 12, while home captain Nick Peter was the same for his 10 win. Three Magpies gave themselves a great chance of getting promoted as they got 4 winners at Royal Oak. Skipper Mitch Harvey said “we had a bad start having a 4 loser first off the green, but then had the next 3 winners an gave us a chance going into the back 4. Royal Oak managed to take 3 of those points and the overall game to win 6-4. A result that keeps us in the race for promotion.” Glen Herbert was best winner and MVP 13, with Simon Wilcox that 4 winner and Keith Knight MVP for winning 20. Penn are still in the race after beating Baddesley 8-2, who are now virtually relegated barring big wins in their remaining games. Mark Jones was MVP and best winner 3, with Tyler Dewis the same for the visitors with his 11 card. Chadsmoor are also adrift, but with a game in hand, despite beating Windmill 8-2. Stuart Edwards was best winner 9, with Alf Preece MVP 16. For the away side it was Glyn Storer who was best winner and MVP 6.
Moseley CC now lead Great Barr by 2, with the Royal Oak two more behind with a game in hand. Baddesley are three behind Chadsmoor, who are 12 behind Castlefields with a game in hand. Glyn Storer is now one win ahead of Scott Follis and Kevin Handley.
Stretton Anglesey all but sealed promotion as they won at 3rd placed Wrockwardine Wood 10-2. Captain Paul Chamberlain said it was a “very good performance from us I thought, obviously helped us playing a Wrockwardine team missing 2 or 3 of their best players if you look at their average.s. But would have been easy to lose the agg on such a difficult green so very pleased with the result.” Brian Smith won 4 to be best winner, with Richard Worthington MVP for winning 10. Martin Williams was best winner and MVP for the home side with his 10 win. Woodfield are also virtually there now despite only beating Willenhall Nordley 6-4. Lyndon Hazlehurst was best winner and MVP 11, with Bill Pitt best winner 15 and Wayne Jones MVP for winning 20. Netherseal won 8-2 against Langley to move one point behind Wrockwardine Wood in 3rd. Matthew Milsom and Elliot Laboure were best winners 7, with the former MVP. For Langley it was Karen Rolls who was best winner and MVP 11. Sutton Park are now in 5th after beating Baldwin 8-2, David Sadler being best winner and MVP 3. Away captain James Kernick was best winner and MVP for winning 2. Broomfield beat Short Heath Libs 7-3 to move above them in the table. Jonathan Blakeman was best winner and MVP for the home side 4, with Des Parsons best winner for the visitors 2 and Gary Bateman MVP for winning 9.
Stretton Anglesey are 10 ahead of Woodfield at the top of the table, with Woodfield 21 ahead of Wrockwardine Wood. Craig Barker now leads on aggregate to Nick Newey at the top of the League Averages.