King George V win title, Penn give themselves chance
King George have won the Division One title after winning 10-2 at Netherseal in Gameweek 17. Captain Neil Harrell commented on “a very good win for KGV after last week’s disappointing loss. Tom Pritchard was a few down and came back to win 16 (to earn MVP), same as myself. Frank Leek played exceptional along with Chris Bergin (both best winners 11). Mick Pritchard and Andy Gibbs lost for us but they played equally as well as the winners. Matt Milsom played some good bowls for them (to be best winner 16). Very happy as a captain to have sealed the trophy.” Darren Staley was home MVP 17. Ward End Cons are still in 2nd after getting 3 winners at Great Barr, a result that doesn’t do the home team much favours in trying to stay up. Adam Weaver was their best winner 14 with David Williams MVP 18. For the home side it was Richard Parks best winner 7 and Paul Hutchinson MVP for winning 11. Tanworth in Arden’s chances of promotion took a hit as they lost 9-1 at Stretton Anglesey, who are probably favourites now with two home games left. Brian Smith was best winner and MVP for Stretton 3, while Barry Maskell Jnr was the winner for the visitors 8 to earn him MVP.
Windmill know a decent home win in their last game will mean survival after defeating Royal Oak 7-3. Glynn Storer was best winner 5 and Phil Chesters MVP 6, with the away side’s best winner and MVP being captain Mark Rose 4. Woodfield also know a decent home win will keep them up, but know it should have been more comfortable after losing at home to bottom side Penn 8-4. It gives Penn a slim chance, ahead of their rearranged game at Stretton Anglesey on Thursday, of survival, but spokesman Rob Burroughs knows it is a slim one. “We know we would have to win at Stretton to have any chance of survival, and that would be a tough ask for any team. But we enjoyed winning at our rivals Woodfield, Scott Harries leading the way with his 3 card. Rob Fuller played very well to earn MVP 13, and Mark Jones came back well to beat one of their strongest players at home in John Newey. Mick Hill was very good for them with his 5 card, getting him best win and MVP.”
King George V are Champions, with Ward End Cons 5 ahead of Tanworth in Arden at the top, and 8 above Stretton Anglesey, who have a game in hand. Penn are 8 behind Great Barr, who are three behind Woodfield. Chris Bergin has won the League Averages, while Tom Pritchard has gone ahead of the Mark Taylor Support Ltd. MVPs on 6, with Darren Staley and Darrell Handley just behind on 5, meaning Tom will win at least a share of the prize.
|Won||Agg||Pts||Home Team||Division 1||Away Team||Pts||Agg||Won||H||A||CH||PP|
|2||131||2||Netherseal||V||King George V||10||159||6||✓|
|7||155||9||Stretton Anglesey||V||Tanworth In Arden||1||102||1||✓|
|5||152||7||Great Barr||V||Ward End Cons||3||122||3||✓|