Alan Towe's BICC Preview 9th/10th February
Shropshire v Leicestershire This coming weekend The Royal, Delaware Avenue, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3BW will be the setting for Shropshire’s latest BDO Inter County Championship Division Four fixture and lining up against them will be Leicestershire. After three successive defeats this, the fifth of their nine games season will give Shropshire every opportunity to chalk up their second win of the campaign as their opponents are directly above them and only two points better off so a win would definitely see them move up into seventh place in the table. Selected to play for Shropshire are Mens ‘A’:- Keith Allman, Dan Astbury, Reece Cook-Lucas, Derek Coulson, Pete Eley, Justin Evans, Sam Hamilton, Rob Henderson, Andy Jervis, Clive Lucking, Richard Parker, Martin Price, Mens ‘B’:- Jamie Barrowman, Chris Fox, Mike Hampson, Chris Hill, Colin Hill, Lee Hodgkiss, Darren Lane, Simon Pritchard, John Stanley, Nathan Storar, Rob Trumper, Chris Williams, Reserves:- Steve Blewitt, Andi Chatter, Martin East, Andy Gilbert, James Mansell, Neville Quinton, Martin Riggs, Scott Towers, Matt Willliams, Ladies ‘A’:- Stephanie Clarke, Debbie Davies, Sophie Fawcett, Sue Lane, Michele Pritchard, Marie Riggs, Ladies ‘B’:- Suzie Barnham, Jenna Ball, Allison Gallagher, Julie Griffiths, Cally Jones, Caroline Powell, Reserves:- Cloey Davies, Kirsty Jenks, Rose Jenks, Rachael Mooney, Deana Sheldon, Crysta Wilcox.
Derbyshire v Gloucestershire After kicking off their season in Division Three of the BDO Inter County Championships with an 18-18 draw away to Merseyside, Derbyshire then had a run of three successive wins. Unfortunately in their last outing, an away game against leaders of the division Somerset they came unstuck and returned from the south west with a 23-13 defeat. This coming weekend at the Pinxton Village Hall, 3 Kirkstead Road, Pinxton, NG16 6NA they will take on Gloucestershire in what will be their sixth of a scheduled nine games. The odds are in Derbyshire favour to return to winning ways against Gloucestershire as they are currently next to bottom of the table on 81 points some 24 short of their hosts who are fourth in the table and just one point behind third placed Merseyside who have a tough home tie against Somerset. Lining up for Derbyshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Ian Allcock, Tim Daniels, Gary Fenn, Richard Hanson, Andy Houghton, Sean Lambert, Rob Needham, Steve Paling, Steve Soar, Michael Ryall, Lee Stanley, Paul Williams, Men’s ‘B’:- Pete Burgoyne, Ian Clarke, Nigel Daniels, David Fritchley, Andy Gillott, Rob Hawker, Connor Hodgkinson, Ben Holmes, Richard Hughes, James Parkin, Tim Rippon, Darren Webster, Reserves:- Lee Arkwright, Gary Barker, Henry Coates, Keith Cooper, John Elliott, Jimmy Haslam, Ryan Hassell, Scott McCabe, Steve Thompson, Women’s ‘A’:- Rachel Ayres, Jane Densley, Rebecca Hoyland, Sammi Marshall. Louise Rawson, Jackie Sweet, Women’s ‘B’:- Sara-Jane Harrison, Emily Jones, Kat McAleney, Jennifer McCormick, Rose Mort, Carol Western, Reserves:- Terri Bellamy, Rachel Bird, Dawn Buckley, Debbie Caven, Dee Fenn, Holly Wright.
By Alan Towe Website: www.alantowedarts.co.uk