West Brom FSC will look to end the George’s winning run in Gameweek 8 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. They are slowly getting their season together after winning their last two home games, but know the George have former homesters in their ranks. The Greville Arms will look to keep in touch but face a tough trip to Dudley Dell. Dell captain Jamie Wyer comments “after 2 tough away games we need a good home performance against a very good Greville side. Last year we won 7-1 against the, if we matched that then it would be great! But at least 5-3 is what we need to pull us away from the wrong end of the table.” Moseley CC find themselves bottom and know they must beat Castlefields after losing their last two home games. Skipper Nick Peters says “after picking up 3 very important points last week away at Castlefields it’s imperative that we win our home game in the return fixture. Castlefields are a top outfit but don’t really see our green therefore I’m confident our experience and home advantage should be good enough to take us over the finish line but it won’t be easy.” The Fields sit in 4th after an impressive start to their return to the top division. Willenhall Nordley will aim to keep above their opponents M&B Cheslyn Hay, who are four points behind them. Both teams have had alright starts but M&B are unbeaten at home so far. St Georges host Moor Lane hoping to improve after a couple of poor results, while Moor Lane find themselves 3rd after an excellent start to the season.
King George V travel to Woodfield aiming to keep their lead at the top of the Division One table. Woodfield captain Nick Newey comments “we entertain KGV at Woodfield and the top of the table outfit gave us a tonking on their green last week. We are without Mick Hill tomorrow and Martin Orme is unavailable too due to illness so Claire Pugh is making her seasonal debut for me in this fixture. KGV showed last week they still have plenty of quality in their side but we would hope that our home advantage will give us that little bit we need to get over the line.” Windmill sit in second and travel to a Ward End Cons team that will be buoyed by their last home win over Stretton Anglesey 9-1. Stretton themselves bounced back at Great Barr after that result and will look to get another good result at home. The visitors know after that defeat they will be looking over their shoulders and need some good points to keep in touch with the teams above. Penn are bottom and know a good home win over the Royal Oak is needed to not get cut adrift, while Royal Oak are in mid table at moment. Tanworth in Arden will look for a big home win over Netherseal, with most of their players not having seen the green before. The visitors are 3rd though after a good start to the season.
Baddesley and Willenhall Nordley will look to build on their away wins last week at the top of the Division Two table. Baddesley host Broomfield who will look to bounce back while Nordley entertain Short Heath Libs. Short Heath captain Tony Rhodes is “expecting a tough game against a good side Nordley in a local derby.” Sutton Park host Langley after getting a good 3 there last week. Langley skipper Sarah Beaman says “after not having a winner at our last away game, we are hoping to pick up a few points on an away green that we are more familiar with. We always enjoy travelling to Sutton park. Good green and top lads.” Baldwin travel to a new green in Heath Hayes, and will want more than the one winner Heath Hayes got at theirs last week. Heath Hayes are rock bottom at the moment, but are unbeaten at home and will look to keep that going.