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Article: Alan Towe's BICC Preview - 24th/25th March

Alan Towe's BICC Preview - 24th/25th March

Leicestershire v Derbyshire After suffering losses in the season’s opening four games in division three of the BDO Inter County Championships, Derbyshire have finally hit the sort of form that gained them promotion to division one in the 2014 – 2015 season. Wins over Tyne and Wear and Gloucestershire have lifted Derbyshire off the foot of the table and they will be looking to make it three successive wins this coming weekend when they travel to take on Leicestershire, a win could see them move up another couple of places in the table as Norfolk, who are two places above them are on 115 points just seven more than Derbyshire. Team selection for Derbyshire is Men’s ‘A’:- Ian Allcock, Paul Baker, Pete Burgoyne, Ian Clarke, Keith Cooper, Gary Fenn, Ryan Hassell, Ben Holmes, Sean Lambert, Brian Snell, Steve Soar, Lee Stanley, Men’s ‘B’:- Ady Asprey, Andy Baker, Tim Daniels, Andy Gillott, Rob Hawker, Connor Hodgkinson, Scott McCabe, Steve Paling, Colin Rich, Tim Rippon, Andy Whittington, Paul Williams, Reserves:- Gary Barker, Henry Coates, Adam Fern, David Fritchley, Ian Scobbie, Steve Thompson, Women’s ‘A’:- Rachel Ayres, Rebecca Hoyland, Sammi Marshall, Jennifer McCormick, Louise Rawson, Jackie Sweet, Women’s ‘B’:- Dee Fenn, Sara-Jane Harrison, Lauren Jackson, Emily Jones, Carol Western, Holly Wright, Reserves:- Terri Bellamy, Dawn Buckley, Kerri Buckley, Debbie Caven, Michelle Cunningham, Emma Varnam
Shropshire v Isle of Wight Shropshire have not enjoyed the best of results in division four of the BDO Inter County Championships over the last couple of seasons with just one win in their last sixteen games but a win could well be on the cards this coming weekend as they play host to bottom of the table Isle of Wight. The away fixture last season finished all square 18-18 but the previous two seasons saw Shropshire win 26-10 and 20-16, a repeat of one of those results would be just the tonic to lift Shropshire’s confidence ready for the last two games of the season. Lining up for Shropshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Jamie Barrowman, Paul Bromley, Andi Chatter, Derek Coulson, Pete Eley, Chris Fox, Kevin Harris, Brian Hickman, Danny James, Richard Parker, Simon Pritchard, Adam Thackray, Men’s ‘B’:- Joe Cook, Tim Eley, Andy Gilbert, Rob Harris, Andre Knox, Scott Meyrick, Andy Mullinder, Neil Powell, Neville Quinton, Martin Riggs, Darryl Sheldon, Nathan Storar, Reserves:- Matt Williams, Rob Trumper, Colin Hill, Craig Capewell, Darren Manning, Women’s ‘A’:- Stephanie Clarke, Sophie Fawcett, Julie Griffiths, Kat McLean, Michele Pritchard, Marie Riggs, Women’s ‘B’:- Debbie Davies, Allison Gallagher, Sharon Harris, Cally Jones, Sue Lane, Cheryl Owen, Reserves:- Tracey Knox, Caron Minton, Lisa Wills, Julie Pugh.
Warwickshire v Hampshire Warwickshire County Darts Organisation will take on Hampshire at the Bishopsgate Club, Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV1 4JJ this coming weekend in what will be the latest of their Premier Division fixtures in the BDO Inter County Championships. A win against Hampshire could see the home team move up the table as they only trail Lincolnshire, who are currently placed third by twelve points and have played one game more than Warwickshire. Selected to play for Warwickshire are Men’s ‘A’:- Charlie Symons, Steve Hine, Nigel Heydon, Carl Green, Kevin Dowling, Mark Westgarth, Prakash Jiwa, Noel Grant, Antony Allen, Tom Aldridge, Matt Edgar, Simon Power, Men’s ‘B’:- Richard Foster, Tom Ryan, Robert Comben, Mark Strong, Ian Shaw, Mark Carter, Ashley Hykin, James Hykin, Karl Reynolds, Adam Paxton, Jack Wareing, Luke Kennedy, Reserves:- David Hill, Tom McGlone, Ian McFarlane, Gareth Braham, Jamie Hughes, Dean Stewart, Anthony West, Ted Evetts, Women’s ‘A’:- Sue Gulliver, Marian Conway, Kat Spanswick, Nina Bolt, Angela Jones, Wendy Adams, Women’s ’B’:- Lisa Deslandes, Caroline Pike, Chloe McKivett, Melanie Jones, Denise Keyte, Donna Pinch, Reserves:- Ann Rogers, Tracey Edgecombe, Helen Rigg.
West Midlands v Lancashire West Midlands have a tough Premier Division fixture in the BDO Inter County Championships this coming weekend when they play hosts to high riding Lancashire who are second in the table with 137 points some 15 more than West Midlands and from one game less than their hosts. After suffering three consecutive defeats the home team will be hoping to return to their early season form when they lost just one of their opening four games but this latest encounter will not be an easy task. Lining up for West Midlands will be Men’s ‘A’:- Ash Khayatt, Paul Wells, Gavin Baker, Jonathan Platt, Glen McGrandle, Daniel Nicholls, Mark Craddock, Liam Kelly, Keith Allman, Michael Baker, Scott Baker, Alfie Jacques Men’s ‘B’:- Shaun Carroll, Richard Platt, Avtar Singh, Neil Pointon, Paul Price, Gareth Watts, Adam Edgar, Jordan Singh, Danny Coyle, Martin Greenwood, John Mycock, Shane Price, Women’s ‘A’:- Shannon Hall, Sarah Roberts, Lisa Badger, Debbie Loon, Heather Wright, Gemma Barrett, Women’s ‘B’:- Shellbie Simmons, Grace Angell, Jacqueline Maiden, Kath Jenkins, Elizabeth Arnold, Sophie Singh.
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