The George face a tough trip to Moor Lane in Gameweek 16 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League as they aim to keep up with the league leaders the Greville Arms. Moor Lane have been excellent this season and sit in 3rd place at the moment, but lost at home to the Greville recently. The Greville host Castlefields knowing a big home win could put more distance between the two teams. The Fields though could call on their Warwick and Worcester players to help gain some points as they look to get a top 3 finish. Willenhall Nordley are also looking for 3rd place and will fancy their chances of an away win at West Brom FSC. West Brom had a good home win over Dudley Dell last time out though as they look to give themselves a very slim chance of survival going into their last two away games. Moseley CC face the team directly above them in M&B Cheslyn Hay, who are 10 points ahead of them outside of the relegation zone. M&B captain Aaron Tapper says “after last week’s tough outing at Moor Lane, we’ll be looking to try and split the winners at Moseley CC, which will take us into the last two fixtures at Cheslyn Hay nicely. Hopefully we can secure our Premier League status for 2020.” St Georges play Dudley Dell with both teams having a chance of a top half finish still.
King George V know a good home win over Netherseal will virtually seal the Division One title. Netherseal are now virtually safe but will still want the points to get a top half finish. Ward End Cons are in second place and know they need another good home win over Great Barr to keep their lead. Captain James Cosgrave says “another big home game which we need to get at least 6 winners to keep us in the hunt.” Great Barr need the points to try and survive. Stretton Anglesey are still well placed for promotion but face a tough test at Tanworth in Arden. Home skipper Stuart Bishop says “we are hoping to finish off our home games with a good home win like last week then will see what happens in the last 2 games away from home.” Windmill are 5 points ahead of the relegation zone and need some good away points at Royal Oak, who will hope to move closer to a top half finish. Penn meet Woodfield knowing that they are pretty much down and out. Woodfield though are doing very well and skipper Nick Newey says “I would expect a good battle with our near neighbours. Penn are currently at the foot of the table and not enjoying the best of form in this league. Woodfield aspirations of promotion are merely a pipe dream now but I would still expect a competitive match.”
The three promotion hopefuls are all at home as they try and earn promotion. League leaders Baddesley know two home wins should be enough and host a Heath Hayes team who will be unfamiliar with their green. Heath Hayes captain says “looking forward to testing ourselves against top of the table, don’t think any of our guys have ever seen the green so should be fun.” Baldwin in second take on Short Heath Libs. Baldwin skipper Jim Kernick says “last home game of the season for us, which by and large has been a relatively successful one so far. Hopefully a decent win v Short Heath Libs can consolidate our spot in second space. A couple missing for this game though will mean us having to use our full squad.” Short Heath will be concentrating on sealing a top half finish. Willenhall Nordley are under pressure to gain a big home win over Wrockwardine Wood to put pressure on the two teams above them. The visitors can still get a top half finish with a good end to their season. Broomfield host Langley will both teams near the foot of the table and know only three wins will probably give them a chance of a top half finish.