The George earned a great draw at title rivals the Greville Arms to keep themselves firmly in the hunt. They only had 3 winners but managed to earn the draw to get those extra two points. Stand-in captain Elliot McGuinness says “a fantastic game that neither team deserved to lose and so a draw was probably fair. Big credit to Steve Wallace who was superb in getting the drawn agg for the Greville (winning 13 to be best winner and MVP) with Gareth Herbert not doing a lot wrong. Denying us those four points could be the difference come the end of the season.” Ben Harris was the best winner for them 6 to also earn the MVP. Moor Lane boosted their hopes of a top three finish with a 9-1 win over M&B Cheslyn Hay. Adam Patrick was best winner 11 with Jack Whitehead MVP for his 17 win. Dave East was the winner for the visitors but it was Chris Ward who got MVP for getting 19. Fortunately for M&B Cheslyn Hay the team below them in the relegation zone, Moseley CC, lost 10-2 at home to St Georges to virtually seal their fate. St Georges captain Pete Grimston said it was a “great away win as most of team hadn’t seen it before so great win. Sonya Lucas played so well across the middle (to be best winner and MVP 5) and that win has put a good gap between us now so we can go in to our next game with confidence.” Bill Kinchin was best winner and MVP for the home side. West Brom FSC had a fine 8-2 win over Dudley Dell but it looks a little to late to save them. Alan Cooke and Andy Saunders were best winners 9, with Andy also collecting MVP. The two winners for the Dell were Steve Homer 14 and Peter Withey 16, with the latter gaining MVP. Castlefields beat Willenhall Nordley 7-3 to keep both teams’ chances of a top three spot alive. Callum Wraight was best winner and MVP 4, with Scott Simpson the same for the visitors with his 6 win.
The Greville Arms are nine ahead of the George, while at the bottom West Brom are three behind Moseley CC and another 10 adrift of M&B Cheslyn Hay. Callum still leads the League Averages with 13 wins, while Andy Saunders has virtually won the Mark Taylor Support Ltd. MVP award after receiving his 8th, three ahead of anyone else.
King George V remain on course for the Division One title with an 8-2 win over Windmill. Paul Ward and Jason Galvin were best winners 6, with Paul gaining the MVP. For the Mill it was Stuart Gittings who was best winner and MVP 14. Ward End Cons still have a grip on 2nd with an 8-2 win over Woodfield. Skipper James Cosgrave says it was a “very good win on Monday night. I wanted at least 6 winners at home before the game, and that is what we achieved which was great.” Gary Weetman was best winner 2 and Marc Franks MVP for winning 4. For the Woodies it was John Newey who was best winner and MVP 11. Tanworth in Arden are 5 behind Ward End Cons after beating Penn 9-1. Dave Wolverson was best winner 1 and Barry Maskell Jnr MVP 9, while Scott Harries was the winner and MVP for the away side 15. Great Barr remain in the relegation zone after just getting 1 winner at Netherseal. Their winner was Andy Sprason 5, which earned him MVP, while for the home side it was Ian Woodward best winner 10 and Richard Staley MVP for winning 11. Stretton Anglesey’s promotion hopes took a knock after getting just 2 winners at Royal Oak. Neil Worthington was their best winner and MVP 18, with the home side’s Mark Rose best winner 10 and Adam Hopwood MVP for his 11 win.
King George V are nine ahead of Ward End Cons who are 5 ahead of Tanworth in Arden. Penn are 13 behind Great Barr, who are 5 adrift of Windmill. Chris Bergin still leads the League Averages, while Tom Pritchard and Darrell Handley are still tied on 5 MVPs at the top for the Mark Taylor Support Ltd. award.
Baldwin moved further clear of Willenhall Nordley as they won 8-2 against Langley. Lee Harvey was best winner 2 and Shannon Kernick MVP for winning 14. For the visitors it was Paul Rolls who was best winner and MVP 11. Nordley are three behind after beating league leaders Baddesley 7-3. Captain Bill Pitt says “we were pleased with our performance against Baddesley and more than happy with the win. Baddesley have a really good young side who will only get stronger and better and certainly look like champions elect. We fought hard and managed to edge the winners 5-3 and also the aggregate to come out on top of a great game played in a great atmosphere.” Greg Cooper was best winner 7 with MVP going to Roy Joinson for his 15 win. Michael Lynch was best winner for the league leaders 13, with Carl Wilkins MVP 15. Broomfield returned to winning ways when beating Wrockwardine Wood 7-3. Helen Williams was best winner 9 with Danielle Newman MVP 17. Josh Cotton was best winner and MVP for the away side 8. Sutton Park beat Heath Hayes 8-2 with Keith Wallis, Phil Bickley and Stephen Danks all best winner 12, with the latter getting MVP. Dennis Edwards won 19 and Darren Gittings won 20 for the visitors, with Darren getting MVP.
Baddesley are 2 ahead of Baldwin who are three ahead of Nordley. Michael Lynch is one ahead on top of the League Averages, while Dave Sadler still leads the Mark Taylor Support Ltd. MVPs with 6.