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Article: Alan Towe BICC Preview - 10/10/17

Alan Towe BICC Preview - 10/10/17

Norfolk v Derbyshire Since gaining promotion to division one in the BDO Inter County Championships in 2014/2015 Derbyshire have not enjoyed the best of results having won just one of their last nineteen games which has seen them plummet from division one to division three. Their opening fixture in division three was a tough tie against Merseyside which saw their opponents take the 22-14 result. Derbyshire’s next fixture this coming weekend is an away game against Norfolk who are newly promoted from division four, a game Derbyshire should and must win if they are to get back into winning ways and want to achieve promotion to division two this season. Selected to play for Derbyshire are Men’s ‘A’:- Paul Baker, Pete Burgoyne, Ian Clarke, Nigel Daniels, Gary Fenn, Richard Hanson, Ryan Hassell, Robert Hawker, Richard Hughes, Sean Lambert, Brian Snell, Lee Stanley, Men’s ‘B’:- Andy Baker, Henry Coates, Keith Cooper, Tony Cresswell, Adam Fern, Andy Gillott, Ben Holmes, Robert Needham, Steve Paling, Tim Rippon, Darren Sullivan, Paul Williams, Reserves:- Ian Allcock, John Clifford, Paul Coward, Lee Cummins, David Fritchley, Scott McCabe, Ian Scobbie, Chris Upton, Ash Weaver, Women’s ‘A’:- Kera Astle, Rachel Ayres, Rebecca Hoyland, Lauren Jackson, Jennifer McCormick, Louis Rawson, Women’s ‘B’:- Terri Bellamy, Dawn Buckley, Dee Fenn, Sara-Jane Harrison, Sammi Marshall, Samantha Wood, Reserves:- Kerri Buckley, Amy Clifton, Michelle Cunningham, Kelly Dean, Emily Jones.
West Midlands v Warwickshire Warwickshire will be back in action in the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships this coming weekend when they take on newly promoted and local rivals West Midlands in this the second of their scheduled nine fixtures. Both teams will be looking to chalk up their first win of the campaign Warwickshire having lost a hard fought home battle against reigning champions Yorkshire 19-17 and West Midlands opened their account with an 18-18 draw away to Devon. Warwickshire will however be hoping to emulate the result of some eight and a half years ago the last time the two teams played each other in division one on the 28th and 29th March 2009 when they won 27-9 and were playing on the West Midlands home board in that fixture. Lining up for Warwickshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Mark Westgarth, Jamie Hughes, Dean Stewart, Antony Allen, Tom Aldridge, Anthony West, Nigel Heydon, Prakash Jiwa, Kyle Anderson, Noel Grant, Kevin Dowling, Steve Hine, Men’s ‘B’:- Richard Foster, Ian Shaw, Graham Hall, Carl Green, Charlie Symons, Mark Carter, Matt Edgar, Ian McFarlane, Tom Ryan, James Hykin, Peter Hughes, Luke Kennedy, Reserves:- Ted Evetts, Mark Strong, Andrew Foulkes, Simon Fairbrother, Ashley Hykin, Tom McGlone, Simon Power, Women’s ‘A’:- Donna Pinch, Sue Gulliver, Natalie Gilbert, Melanie Jones, Chloe MvKevitt, Caroline Pike, Women’s ‘B’:- Nina Bolt, Helen Rigg, Angela Jones, Wendy Adams, Lisa Deslandes, Marian Conway, Reserves:- Ann Rogers.
West of England v Shropshire This coming weekend Shropshire will play their second division four fixture of the new season in the BDO Inter County Championships when they travel to take on West of England. For the last two seasons the fixture has resulted in a 23-13 scoreline with West of England winning in 2016/2017 and Shropshire in 2015/2016. Shropshire also won the previous season’s game 22-14 and with two wins in the last three meetings they will be looking to add to that statistic. Lining up for Shropshire will be Mens ‘A’:- Jamie Barrowman, Andi Chatter, Derek Coulson, Tim Eley, Sean Flynn, Kevin Harris, Danny James, Richard Parker, Simon Pritchard, Neville Quinton, John Stanley, Nathan Storar, Mens ‘B’:- Dave Bayton, Paul Bromley, Louis Burley, Pete Eley, Andy Gilbert, Jimmy Handley, Brian Hickman, Scott Meyrick, Simon Mountford, Karl Noakes, Neil Powell, Matt Williams, Reserves:- Steve Davis, Chris Fox, Rob Henderson, Andre Knox, Greg Parkes, Martin Riggs, Rob Trumper, Women’s ‘A’:- Stephanie Clarke, Sophie Fawcett, Becky Harris, Kat Mclean, Michele Pritchard, Marie Riggs, Women’s ‘B’:- Allison Gallagher, Julie Griffiths, Sharon Harris, Cally Jones, Sue Lane, Caroline Powell, Reserves:- Debbie Davies (Captain), Tracey Knox, Cheryl Owen, Lisa Wills.
West Midlands v Warwickshire West Midlands, newly promoted to the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships have enjoyed a very promising start to the new season as they followed up their 18-18 draw away to Devon in the curtain raiser with 20-16 home win in a rearranged fixture against Hampshire, champions of division one and promoted with West Midlands last season. This coming weekend will be a real tester for West Midlands, despite home advantage once again they will face up to local rivals and well established premier team Warwickshire who are in their ninth successive season in the premier division. Lining up for the West Midlands will be Men’s ‘A’:- Gavin Baker, Michael Baker, Shaun Carroll, Mark Craddock, Nick Fullwell, Ian Jones, Liam Kelly, Ash Khayatt, Glen McGrandle, Dean Mills, Danny Nicholls John Platt, Men’s ‘B’:- Matthew Dicken, Adam Edgar, Sam Guest, Alfie Jacques, Richard Platt, Neil Pointon, Paul Price, Shane Price, Jamie Rollason, Robert Smith, Paul Wells, Christopher Williams, Reserves:- Keith Allman, Reece Colley, Danny Coyle, Mark Hampton, Chris Hickman, John Morris, John Mycock, Mark Rollason, Gary Watts, Women’s ‘A’:- Sarah Roberts, Gemma Barrett, Lisa Badger, Sophie Singh, Debbie Loon, Heather Wright, Women’s ‘B’:- Jacqueline Maiden, Shannon Hall, Lizzy Arnold, Shellbie Simmons, Kath Jenkins, Kelly Dolman, Reserves:- Kim Fellows (Captain), Grace Angell, Claire Hobbs.
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