Moseley CC will look to bounce back from their whitewash at the George last week when they travel to Dudley Dell. Captain Nick Peters says “whilst all at Moseley CC are excited to be back in the top flight our 1st game back away to the George doesn’t get any tougher. This week we are away again to Dudley Dell, another tough away match as we don’t see this green very often nor have we come away with much when we have. In usual MCC fashion we will go with a winning mentality and push them for every shot. Having not picked a 21up last week we are determined to make amends.” The Dell started with a good win last week and will want to build on that. M&B Cheslyn Hay face a tough home clash against BCGBA World Club Championship winners the Greville Arms, who will be on a high. Skipper Aaron Tapper says “a solid start at home for us last week as we look for more of the same against the Greville. They’ll be coming full of confidence after their recent team championship win at Spen.” St Georges host West Brom FSC looking for a good home start while the visitors want to put behind them their one they got last week. The George started with a whitewash last week and will look to get close to that again as they host Castlefields. But the Fields had a great start last week and will want to get a good away result to keep the good start going. Moor Lane travel to Willenhall Nordley in the other fixture, with both teams coming off ok results last week.
Penn will look to bounce back from their opening home defeat as they host Ward End Cons. Captain Jason Groom says “its a must win game for us after losing last week. I’m expecting a tough match as there all good sides in this division but with hopefully decent weather on our side and additions to the squad I’m confident of a result.” Ward End Cons come off an alright away result last week and will want a good haul to set up themselves up for their home run. Woodfield host Tanworth In Arden looking for another good home result after their 7-3 win last week. Skipper Nick Newey thinks “both teams have improved since the last time we played in 2016. Woodfield had 6 winners from 8 that mime and I would hope for a similar result this time. TIA are a game bunch and I would expect nothing but a battling performance but hopefully our green will maintain the pace it had on Saturday and give us the advantage we need.” The visitors come off two winners at Windmill and will want at least that again. Great Barr will not want a close a game as they had last week against King George V as they host the Royal Oak. The Oak had a solid start last week and will want to build on that, while Great Barr will look for another home win to kick off the season. Windmill host Netherseal after both teams won 8-2 last week, and so will want to back it up with another positive result. Stretton Anglesey against King George V has been postponed due to an unfit green.
Baddesley will look to build on their close away loss at Wrockwardine Wood last week as they host a Sutton Park side who just got one winner at Short Heath Liberals. Captain Phil Brown said it “could go either way. Baddesley have a couple of regulars out catching the Sun. Scott Wilson a man to watch for the Park.” The visitors will not want a repeat of last week so not to have to recover from a bad start to the season. Wrockwardine Wood will hope for a more comfortable home game as they host Baldwin, who had the bye last week and will be eager to start their season with a positive start. Heath Hayes also had a close win last week and will have to be wary of Willenhall Nordley B who will have more green knowledge. Nordley had a poor start last week so will want to bounce back from that too. Short Heath Libs are top but will do well to stay there after visiting Langley who had a good home start themselves last week and will be looking for more of the same. Broomfield have the bye this week.