Stretton Whitewash, Netherseal ease relegation worries
Stretton Anglesey whitewashed Woodfield in Gameweek 14 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. Captain Paul Chamberlain said the “green still not great but draw went well for us I thought. Had the close winners which is always important and it’s a great win.” Best winner and MVP was Adam Stubbs, with Claire Pugh MVP for getting 14. They are now just two behind Ward End Cons with a game in hand, after they only beating Tanworth in Arden 6-4. Tanworth captain Stuart Bishop said “it was a good result. They started strongly producing 3 single figure cards but our lads dug deep and managed to get 4 points for the team.” The best of those three winners were Scott Wallis 7 which earned him MVP. For the visitors it was Barry Maskell Jnr who was best winner 9 and Matt Higgins MVP for winning 16. Netherseal eased their relegation worries with 5 winners at Penn, but lost out on the aggregate by 4. Dave Rhodes’ 3 win for the home side earned him the best win and MVP in a result that doesn’t help their cause. Captain Brian Jordan was best for the away side 10 but Andrew Fearn got MVP for winning 14. Great Barr helped their relegation battle as they beat Windmill 9-1 to move four points behind their opponents. Andy Sprason was best winner 8 with Jordan Patrick MVP for winning 10. Glynn Storer was the winner 14 for the visitors to earn MVP. King George V are still in a strong position despite having just one winner at Royal Oak, Chris Bergin 14, which earned him MVP. Dane Hopwood was best winner for the home side 4 with Dave Wilcox getting MVP for winning 14, a result that eases their relegation issues.
King George V are nine points ahead of Ward End Cons, who are two ahead of Stretton Anglesey, who have a game in hand. Penn are 13 behind Great Barr, and another four behind Windmill. Chris Bergin now leads the League Averages with 12 wins, and Tom Pritchard and Darrell Handley have 5 MVPs in the race for the Mark Taylor Support Ltd. award.