Baddesley take hold, Baldwin go second
Baddesley have taken control at the top of the Division Two table in Gameweek 14 of the Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League. They beat Short Heath Libs 9-1 to move 7 points clear at the top. Captain Phil Brown said “it should have been a full house, only spoilt by the captain having to make an unexpected appearance.”Best winner and MVP were Ben Lynch 4, with the visitor’s winner Des Parsons 19. Baldwin have now moved into second place as they won at Broomfield 9-3. Skipper Jim Kernick said it was a “great win. Everyone played a part but most credit must go to John Newsome who is just hitting form and bowled brilliantly, fully deserving of his MVP (winning 15). Broomfield battled and never gave up and MVP for them was James Dugmore who bowled consistently well without any poor ends (to win 14). The result has kept us in contention for second place which no one really gave us a chance of finishing in. Always been a catch up situation for us with the late start and byes to boot. Must win our 2 remaining home games and pick up as many as possible on our travels. Still a squeak of promotion which we have to go for – however there are others in a similar position to us who will fancy their chances also!” Best winner for Baldwin was Shannon Kernick 10 with the home side’s being Daniel Chilton 8. Willenhall Nordley dropped to 4th after being whitewashed at Sutton Park. Young Owen Evans was their MVP 17, while for the home side it was David Sadler who won 6 to be best winner to. Wrockwardine Wood beat Heath Hayes 7-3 with Allan Gaut best winner and MVP 5 and Danny Statham the same for the visitors by the same score.
Baddesley are 7 ahead of Baldwin who are a point ahead of Short Heath Libs, who have played two games more, and another point ahead of Nordley. Mike Lynch is top of the League Averages, while Dave Sadler is now ahead on 6 MVPs for the Mark Taylor Support Ltd. award.