Two of last year’s top three meet in Gameweek 4 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. Willenhall Nordley have had a tough start to the season, with only a win against tonight’s opponents the Greville Arms to show for the season so far. Captain Scott Simpson knows the “Greville is never an easy place to go even if we do have players who play the green well. We will battle for every shot and hopefully deserve a few winners!” The Greville have had a good start to the season so far including an 8-2 win over M&B Cheslyn Hay last game. The Champions the George have a tough looking trip to Moseley CC. Skipper Phil Clinton comments ”
we go to Moseley with the top of the table being very tight, so knowing every point is vital even at this stage of the season. We have a decent side out that includes six of the current Warwick and Worcester squad so will be looking to go close.” Moseley CC enjoyed two decent results after their opening whitewash at the George. St Georges won their last game away and will want to make sure that they don’t waste that as they entertain M&B Cheslyn Hay. M&B have had a good start to the season so far and know they will have good green knowledge to be able to get some points up on the top green. Moor Lane enjoyed home and away wins over Nordley and also got a good results at Dudley Dell, who they host tonight. They will want to continue that excellent start with a good home win, while the Dell got a good 3 at Moseley CC last away green and will want to at least match that. West Brom FSC are yet to win and will need to do so against Castlefields to prevent a long season for them. Castlefields have had a good start so far, including two winners in their last away game at the George.
King George V will look to make the most of three games in just over a week to move from bottom spot towards the top end of the table. They host Great Barr who themselves sit joint top after a good start. Windmill sit alongside them but face a tough trip to Tanworth In Arden who had a great 9-1 win over Woodfield last home game and know that home form will determine where they finish in the league. Woodfield are on their travels again as they go to the Royal Oak, who will be hoping to at least match their 8-2 win last home game. Ward End Cons have had a good start but will be looking for a better home result against Netherseal than they did against Penn, who they beat 6-4. Netherseal have had a good home start but will want to build on that with solid results away. Stretton Anglesey against Penn has been postponed because of a fixture clash, with the game to be played on Tuesday 4th June.
Leaders Short Heath Libs travel to Sutton Park, who themselves have an excellent home record in the league. Skipper Tony Rhodes is “looking forward to a tight fixture on a tricky green. Hope to keep our decent start going.” Langley are in second place and go to Willenhall Nordley who will be looking to build on their 9-1 win in their last game. Langley got themselves a good 3 winners last game at Short Heath and will want to at least match that. Broomfield take on league newcomers Heath Hayes. Captain Darren Griffiths is “looking forward to playing again after the Bank Holiday breaks and the unfortunate byes. This will be only our second game and first at home so want to get off to a good start.” Heath Hayes only got one winner at Nordley last game and know they need to improve on that if they are to be at the top end of the table. Wrockwardine Wood against Baddesley was a thriller in the first game, but it might not be as close on Baddesley. The home side had a great home win over Sutton Park 9-1, while Wrockwardine only got one at Baldwin last game.