The George will look to hold off a Greville Arms revival as they travel to M&B Cheslyn Hay in Gameweek 12 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. Captain Phil Clinton comments “with The Greville hitting form at the right time they have put the pressure on us to do well tomorrow night. Cheslyn Hay is a tough place to go but we will go and compete and see where it takes us.” The George have already won 3 away games but M&B haven’t lost at home yet and need the points to make sure they don’t get sucked into a relegation battle. The Greville are at home to West Brom FSC and will look for another whitewash against them, while West Brom know it will take a big effort to survive now. Moseley CC are also in that bracket but a good home win over Moor Lane may give them a chance. But Moor Lane are having an excellent season, and a top three finish is still within reach. Castlefields are also trying for a top three finish, and travel to Dudley Dell who need to make sure they aren’t dragged into a survival battle themselves. St Georges got a good 4 at Willenhall Nordley last week to try and keep away from trouble and know a win at home will help that cause. Nordley though won their last away game at Moseley and would love a repeat of that and last year’s win on St Georges. Nordley captain Scott Simpson says “St Georges are a good home side but have been beaten. We will aim to replicate our great result last year but will have to be on it from the off. They performed very well last week on our green and we did well to come away with a win, even at home. It will be a good game with a good set of lads.”
The bottom and top two meet in Gameweek 12 in Division One of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. Bottom placed Penn host Great Barr looking to close the 9 point gap to them, while the visitors will look to keep in touch with the teams above them. King George V will look to bounce back from getting one at Ward End Cons when they host them, with just 5 points separating the two teams now. Ward End will be looking more at holding off Stretton Anglesey below them, who travel to Windmill, a green most wouldn’t have seen. The Mill need the points as they are just a point above the relegation zone. Tanworth in Arden are only a couple of points above the Mill and know they need a good home win is needed against the Royal Oak. The Oak are just two points ahead of Tanworth so could still be in a relegation battle with some bad results. Woodfield host Netherseal with both teams in mid table at the moment. Woodfield captain Nick Newey says “we need some strong home results now if we are going to get back in the frame. Last year we only dropped one shot against Netherseal at home and we would love to hope emulate that result tomorrow. It needs a big performance from all of our players but it is not beyond the realms of possibility.”
Willenhall Nordley are hoping to bounce back in Gameweek 12 in Division Two of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. They host Broomfield after getting 2 there last week, knowing they could do at least matching that home win this week. Broomfield are just 6 behind them now and know a strong finish could catch them. Langley are hoping to bounce back from their last home game when they lost to Heath Hayes. Captain Sarah Beaman says “after a shock upset at home, with a great side that Heath Hayes put out, we really need to up our game at home! The Wrockwardine Wood team don’t really see our green through the season so hopefully we will put in a strong home performance.” The visitors could still get a promotion place but would need some strong away performances to do so. Heath Hayes after that win came crashing back down with just 2 winners at Short Heath Libs last week. Captain Steve Wright though is “looking forward to another home game, although we lost 8-2 to them last week most cards were quite close so hopefully we can reverse the result tomorrow.” Short Heath are in second but haven’t had their bye yet, so know they are not favourites to go up at the moment. Baldwin won their first away game last week at Sutton Park and will want to make sure they don’t waste that as they play them at home. The Park though will want to make up for that loss.