Moseley CC will look to bounce back from their home defeat against the George in Gameweek 5 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowling League. It won’t be easy though as they entertain another Warwick and Worcester side in the Greville Arms. Captain Nick Peters says “after last week’s home defeat at the hands of the George I believe it is even more important to pick up a home win. It won’t be easy though with another tough game against the Greville who always play our green very well and especially after only being here last week in the Warwick and Worcester fixture.” The Greville have had a solid start but know an away win like their main rivals could be needed to keep up with them. Moor Lane have been in good form at the start of the season with an away win at Willenhall Nordley. They travel to Castlefields who have had a good start after being promoted. Joint captain Jack Whitehead says “we have a tough game at Castlefields who have a very strong side. We are playing well as a team and just need to keep it up to gain as many points as possible.” Castlefields skipper Mark Taylor says “we’re looking forward to bouncing back from a disappointing result at West Brom last week by producing a strong home performance against Moor Lane. We welcome back Keith Walton, Mike Beer and Kiah Roberts which is a boost to us as we aim to get back to winning ways.” Willenhall Nordley have only won one out of their first four and go to Dudley Dell where they did win last season. The Dell though have started well this time and will be wanting to avenge that defeat. The George will want to build on that away win as they entertain St Georges. The visitors have won away at West Brom FSC already but will know this is a much tougher task. West Brom did get their first win last week but know they need to improve on their opening away results if they are to move up the table. They go to M&B Cheslyn Hay who have had a good start so far.
Stretton Anglesey will look to make the most of two home games as they finally get their home campaign underway. They have had to do plenty of work to their green to get it fit to play, but captain Paul Chamberlain says
“the green is improving but still a bit bumpy. I would obviously be looking for 2 reasonable home wins, although it won’t be easy against teams who have made a good start.” Ward End Cons are the visitors tonight with King George V visiting there the night after. Ward End are top at the moment after winning at Penn, but know this will be a much tougher task. King George V have another tough game tonight as they go to Tanworth In Arden, where the home team have won 9-1 the last two games. Penn have struggled so far but showed some recovery in getting four away winners in their last game, and at least travel to Windmill which they play on every season. The Mill though have had a good start to the season and will look to continue their good home form. Woodfield have had a very good start back in the division and entertain a Great Barr side which were whitewashed in their last away game. Netherseal host Royal Oak in a game where both teams have had solid if unspectacular starts and a good result for either could kickstart their season.
League leaders Baddesley travel to a Langley side who have had a good start themselves. They have done alright away from home so far but Langley have had a decent home start themselves. Willenhall Nordley will be wanting to improve on their 6-4 home win last week as they entertain Baldwin. The Baldwin have already had their bye so will be eager to make up ground on the teams above them. Broomfield are another to have their bye and after their no game last week will be desperate to get out there and play some bowls. They go to Short Heath Libs who had their first disappointing result last week and will be eager to bounce back. Wrockwardine Wood have started well themselves and host a Sutton Park side who have not done well on their travels so far this season.