The George look to cement their position at the top of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League in Gameweek 7 but face a tough trip to Willenhall Nordley. Nordley were flying until the Dell beat them at home and after Moor Lane got three at theirs in their last home game, they will be looking to get back to beating teams well at home. The George though will have plenty of confidence after their home and away win over King George V. Captain Elliot McGuinness says “we go into the game top of the league after another great home performance. Some of us like the green at Nordley and others really don’t, we managed to win on there last Thursday so we should be heading over to Willenhall full of confidence.” King George V will be looking to bounce back from those two defeats but face a tough task at a resurgent Dudley Dell. After their opening two home defeats, the Dell have won one away and come close to winning another as they have moved themselves off bottom at the expense of their opponents.
West Brom FSC are just behind the George at the top of the table but face a tough task against the Champions the Greville Arms. West Brom have been solid at home, while the Greville recorded a couple of good results against St Georges last time out and are building up steam in their title defence. St Georges will count themselves unlucky to get just the one winner at the Greville Arms with so many close loses so will want luck to be on their side as they host M&B Cheslyn Hay. This is the first time the two teams have met since St Georges whitewashed M&B home and away on their way to winning the league in 2016, but this is a totally different M&B team that have come back into the league and have done well so far. Moor Lane are another promoted team that has done well after coming back into the league, but face a tough task at Tanworth In Arden who have had a good home record so far this season. However Moor Lane will have experience of the green, so it shouldn’t hold any fear for them.
The top two meet as the Royal Oak host Penn. Penn have had an upward run of form with two big home wins and gaining a good 3 at Moseley CC, while the Royal Oak have only dropped 2 games out of their first three home games. Windmill are in 3rd place and will be looking to take advantage of the top two meeting as they host Great Barr. Spokesman Darrell Handley knows it’s “another tough match for the mill boys tomorrow as every game is. We just need to keep doing what we are doing and see what happens.” Great Barr have struggled away so far with just 5 winners in their three away games so will be looking for an improvement. Baddesley are in desperate need of a good home win as they are at the bottom of the table, and face fourth bottom Chadsmoor, who since getting 3 at Penn opening away game, have struggled to pick up the points away, and will be looking to be scoring more. Castlefields are another team who have struggled so far this season and face a tough game at Moseley CC, who after a good start, slipped after two poor results against Penn. Ward End Cons are at the wrong end of the table too but after getting a good four at Castlefields will be looking to repeat that as they travel to Three Magpies, who have been good at home so far this season, and will aim to keep that going.
Woodfield will aim to make it a super seven wins as they host Sutton Park. They are 10 clear at the top of the table and will aim to keep clear as they host a Sutton Park team in 6th place after they had a couple of poor away results. Stretton Anglesey, in second, will look to repeat what Woodfield did last week and win at Short Heath Libs, who are bottom after two home losses. Captain Tony Rhodes knows “it will be tough but hope to get a good start first four then see where we go from there hopefully.” Willenhall Nordley B are in the chasing pack for the top two but face a tough trip to Netherseal, who, apart from two tough results against neighbours Stretton, have done well this season. Nordley got a good result last time at home and will be looking to build on that. Wrockwardine Wood are in fourth after impressing away so far and will look for a repeat of their whitewash in their opening home game as they host Langley. Langley have struggled so far this season with just one home win to show, and will be up against it travelling to Wrockwardine. Broomfield had a tough two games against Stretton Anglesey and will look to bounce back as they host Baldwin, who have picked up at home but are still struggling away since coming into the league