Alan Towe BICC Fixture Previews 20th/21st Jan.
Shropshire v Bedfordshire This coming weekend Shropshire will be playing hosts to Bedfordshire in what will be the mid-season fixture in division four of the BDO Inter County Championships. Without a win in their opening four games the hosts will be hoping to get off the mark in this their latest fixture, a vital game if they are to move away from their next to bottom of the table position as they will be lining up against the team directly above who are twelve points to the good on 69 compared to Shropshire’s 57. Not only would a win reduce the arrears on their visitors but would boost the confidence throughout the team ready for their next fixture which is against high riding Buckinghamshire who are currently second in the promotion table on the same 104 points as leaders Somerset. Selected to play for Shropshire are Men’s ‘A’:- Jamie Barrowman, Louis Burley, Andi Chatter, Derek Coulson, Kevin Harris, Brian Hickman, Danny James, Scott Meyrick, Richard Parker, Neil Powell, Simon Pritchard, Nathan Storar, Men’s ‘B’:- Paul Bromley, Joe Cook, Pete Eley, Chris Fox, Andy Gilbert, Rob Harris, Andre Knox, Simon Meredith, Neville Quinton, Martin Riggs, Adam Thackray, Rob Trumper, Reserves:- Tim Eley, Rob Henderson, Jimmy Handley, Colin Hill, Andy Mullinder, Darryl Sheldon, Dan Boot, Women’s ‘A’:- Stephanie Clarke, Julie Griffiths, Becky Harris, Kat Mclean, Michele Pritchard, Marie Riggs, Women’s ‘B’:- Debbie Davies, Sophie Fawcett, Allison Gallagher, Cally Jones, Sue Lane, Cheryl Owen, Reserves:- Tracey Knox, Lisa Wills, Caron Minton, Sharon Harris
Derbyshire v Tyne and Wear Derbyshire go into their mid-season fixture in division three of the BDO Inter County Championships without a win in the four games played so far and lying at the foot of the table desperately need to win the game this coming weekend as they entertain the team just above them Tyne and Wear who with 70 points are eleven to the good on their hosts. With confidence at a low a win would be just the tonic to set them on their way as they have a real test in the following game which is an away tie against second in the table Gloucestershire who with 90 points are level with leaders Humberside. With only four fixtures remaining after the Tyne and Wear game Derbyshire need to quickly chalk up some winning points if they are to avoid dropping from division one to division four in just three seasons. Lining up for Derbyshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Ian Allcock, Andrew Baker, Paul Baker, Tim Daniels, Gary Fenn, Richard Hanson, Sean Lambert, Rob Smith, Brian Snell, Steve Soar, Lee Stanley, Men’s ’B’:- Ian Clarke, Henry Coates, Keith Cooper, Nigel Daniels, Dan Ford, Andy Gillott, Ryan Hassell, Robert Hawker, Steve Paling, Richard Palmer, Colin Rich, Paul Williams, Reserves:- Adrian Asprey, Gary Barker, Alan Clegg, David Fritchley, Ben Holmes, Richard Hughes, Scott McCabe, Tim Rippon, Ian Scobbie, Women’s ‘A’:- Rachel Ayres, Rebecca Hoyland, Lauren Jackson, Jennifer McCormick, Louise Rawson, Jackie Sweet, Women’s ‘B’:- Terri Bellamy, Kerri Buckley, Dee Fenn, Sara-Jane Harrison, Emily Jones, Holly Wright, Reserves:- Dawn Buckley Amy Clifton, Michelle Cunningham, Kelly Dean, Sara Jukes, Emma Varnam.
West Midlands v Yorkshire With two wins, a draw and only one defeat West Midlands are enjoying a fine start in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships but this coming weekend they will have a real test to life in the top flight when they play hosts to reigning champions and current table toppers Yorkshire. High riding in fourth place with 82 points the home side are 21 short of their illustrious visitors but a win or even a draw would be a real sign that the Premier Division is where they belong. Selected to play for West Midlands are Men’s ‘A’:- Keith Allman, Gavin Baker, Richard Baker, Scott Baker, Mark Craddock, Nick Fullwell, Ian Jones, Liam Kelly, Ash Khayatt, Glen McGrandle, Dan Nicholls, Jonathan Platt, Men’s ‘B’:- Shaun Carroll, Adam Edgar, Alfie Jacques, Richard Platt, Neil Pointon, Paul Price, Avtar Singh, Jordan Singh, Matt Tedstone, Gary Watts, Paul Wells, Christopher Williams, Reserves:- Danny Coyle, John Mycock, Jamie Rollason, Mark Rollason, Women’s ‘A’:- Sarah Roberts, Gemma Barrett, Lisa Badger, Shannon Hall, Debbie Loon, Heather Wright, Women’s ‘B’:- Jacqueline Maiden, Sophie Singh, Kim Fellows, Shellbie Simmons, Kath Jenkins, Grace Angell, Reserves:- Lizzy Arnold, Kelly Dolman, Claire Hobbs.
By Alan Towe Website: www.alantowedarts.co.uk