The leaders the George will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division in Gameweek 11 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. They host M&B Cheslyn Hay looking to extend their healthy lead at the top of the table, while M&B are looking to keep away from any relegation trouble. M&B captain Aaron Tapper knows “a difficult game awaits us at the league leaders the George. Always a difficult green to master but we’ll be looking for a good result to keep us ticking over.” The Greville Arms know they must win at West Brom FSC if they are to catch the league leaders. Skipper Andy Nuttall says “we need to keep up the momentum after last weeks result at St Georges but the Supporters is always a hard green especially with some sun on it like we have at the moment!” West Brom know they need the win to have a chance of avoiding relegation. St Georges are in danger of getting involved in a relegation battle after two home losses. They travel to Willenhall Nordley who have turned it round after a home defeat early on and are now looking for a top half finish. Dudley Dell are only a couple of places above the relegation zone but know a top half finish is still achievable with an away win. But they travel to Castlefields who are still impressing in their return to the top division and will be happy with a top half finish. Moor Lane are another team who have had a great season so far and will not want to let that slip as they entertain Moseley CC. Moseley though are in desperate need of points being 11 behind 3rd bottom, and know they will need at least one away win if they are to have a chance of survival.
The top two meet in Gameweek 11 as Ward End Cons host the leaders King George V. King George V are clear favourites to win the league now but still can’t afford any slip ups. Ward End Cons are in a battle to go up and know they need to keep producing the good home wins like they have been all season. They had a good four at Royal Oak last week and captain James Cosgrave said it was a “very good result for us on Monday at a green we normally get hammered on. I would have been happy with 1 or 2 points but to come away with 4 I was delighted. We just need to back it up now with a good result at home to the league leaders.” Stretton Anglesey are their biggest threat and they will look for a good home win over a Windmill side who have struggled away from home again this season. Great Barr host Penn in a game between two sides in the relegation zone so both teams need the points desperately. Penn spokesman Rob Burroughs comments “we got four there last season and only lost by 9, so if we can at least repeat that it would be a good start to the double header where we need to outscore them.” Royal Oak are just outside the relegation places and need a good home win over Tanworth in Arden to keep outside them. Tamworth have struggled away but are still in with a chance of promotion if they can improve that quickly. Netherseal host Woodfield with both teams comfortable in mid table at moment but know a good or bad result could change that.
Willenhall Nordley are back in action after two weeks of byes and will look to catch the leaders Baddesley, who have the bye themselves now, as they travel to Broomfield. Captain Bill Pitt is “looking forward to our trip to Broomfield to hopefully come away with some valuable points. It’s a venue we have played well in the past but we are only to well aware if we are not at our best Broomfield are capable of turning us over on their Manor. Looking forward to the challenge on a good and true green.” Broomfield come off a good win last week against Sutton Park, and would love a repeat. Sutton Park have moved into third behind Nordley and need another good home result against Baldwin. The visitors though got a good 3 at Baddesley last week and would like a repeat score. Wrockwardine Wood struggled to a draw last week against Short Heath Libs and will want an outright win over Langley tonight. Langley are reeling from their home loss to Heath Hayes and will want to bounce back from that. Heath Hayes though will want to build on that as they go to Short Heath Libs. But Short Heath captain Tony Rhodes is “hoping to get a good result. It will be a tough game as Heath Hayes know our green quite well.”