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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

The Crown at Olton is the home for the Dunky’s Double Top League. The 22 strong league has just completed its season with Bob Nixon donning the winners crown after amassing a total of 74 points five more than runner up Andy Hutchings who in turn was two to the good on John Sidwell who finished third. [caption id="attachment_35315" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Dunky's Double Top League Sue Kingdon (Organiser), Bob Nixon (Champion) and Andy Hutchings (Runner Up)[/caption] The league’s doubles knockout was made up of a player from the top half being paired with a player from the bottom half and once again Bob Nixon was the winner and yet again Andy Hutchings runner up as Nixon, paired with Darren Wilson won the final against Hutchings and Phil Henderson 3-1. [caption id="attachment_35316" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Dunky's Double Top League Doubles Knockout Sue Kingdon (Organiser), Darren Wilson and Bob Nixon (Winners) plus Andy Hutchings[/caption]
After playing 22 games in the C’s Club Double Top League leader Neil Parsonage had won all 22 and had only dropped four legs, in week twelve he continued his fine form when he beat Ryan Beale 3-0 but then dropped a fifth leg as he won 2-1 against Charlie Kingdon. The two latest wins give Parsonage not only a nine points lead over second placed Jake Webster but also a game in hand. Webster had two 3-0 wins in his games against Luke Beale and Lee Walker. A special mention this week for Luke Beale who had gone 25 games without a win but he broke his “Duck” this week with a 2-1 success against Duane Green, well done Luke. Full Results:Week 12:- Louise Beale 0 Charlie Kingdon 3, Richard Mills 2 Steve Sidwell 1, Lee Walker 2 Chris Cooke 1, Jack Nason 3 Melissa Beale 0, Duane Green 1 Luke Beale 2, Neil Parsonage 3 Ryan Beale 0, Dan White 3 Gary Shergold 0, Neil McCrave 0 Tom White 3, Gary Shergold 0 Tom White 3, Chris Millward 3 Pete Kingdon 0, Courtney Burns 0 James Buttle 3, Mark Birch 1 Glen James 2, Louise Beale 0 Steve Sidwell 3, Melissa Beale 0 Lee Walker 3, Jack Nason 1 James Buttle 2, Courtney Burns 1 Dan White 2, Chris Cooke 0 James Buttle 3, Charlie Kingdon 1 Neil Parsonage 2, Mark Birch 3 Gary Shergold 0, Neil McCrave 1 Duane Green 2, Luke Beale 0 Jake Webster (180) 3, Lee Walker 0 Jake Webster 3, Pete Kingdon 2 Jack Nason 1, Richard Mills 3 Ryan Beale 0, Glen James 2 Chris Millward (180) 1.
The top four teams in the Shirley and District Monday Night League all won in week five, a 6-3 home win over Saracens Misfits keeping The Wharf in pole position, level on ten points with Cider House but one leg of average to the good even though Cider House won 7-2 away to Plume of Feathers. Sharmans Sharks and Red Lion are placed third and fourth respectively, both teams have eight points, Sharmans with two maximums from Andy Foulkes beating Legion Royals 8-1 and Red Lion winning by the same 8-1 margin against Blue Bell. Lodge player John Phipps also notched a 180 in his team’s 7-2 win at Shirley Spartac. Full Results:Week 5:- Red Lion 8 Blue Bell 1, Sharmans Sharks (Andy Foulkes 2x180) 8 Legion Royals 1, The Wharf 6 Saracens Misfits 3, Shirley Spartac 2 The Lodge (John Phipps 180) 7, Plume of Feathers 2 Cider House 7, Saracens Jesters 3 Legion Flights 6, Legionnaires 7 Sharmans Cross 2, The Bears had a bye.
Just one fixture played in Group ‘A’ of the Forest of Arden Summer League which brought together the top and bottom teams. Leaders Journeys End travelled to take on Highwood Exiles and consolidated their number one spot with a 9-0 victory to put them on 16 points from 8 games, four more than New Inns in second place who have played seven. In Group ‘B’ third placed Crown at Shard End lost their home tie with second in the table C’s Shamrocks 5-4 to go two points behind their victors, Shamrocks are four points adrift of the unbeaten leaders Dunky’s Boys. Full Results:Match 8:Group ‘A’:- Highwood Exiles 0 (R.Harrison 100,2x140,121, P.Harvey 2x100, R.Harrison jnr 140) Journeys End 9 (S.Kingdon 125, J.Webster 2x100,2x140, P.Kingdon 2x100,140, R.Mills 2x100,140, T.Constable 2x100, J.Jennings 4x100), Group ‘B’:- The Crown 4 (R.Hopkins 2x100, C.Marshall 125, K.White 3x100,115f, D.White 2x100,180,139, S.Shepard 3x100,140, L.Vann 100,120, S.Moran 3x100,140) C's Shamrocks 5 (D.Williams 140, F.Dixon 137, J.Phipps 140, G.Groves 100, P.Sunner 121,125,2x100, M.Tilley 2x100, D.Tomlinson 120,100, D.Field 100), C's 2 (G.Vasou 2x140,125,126,100, M.Morgan 2x100, R.McCarthy 100, D.Smith 100) Chelmsley Town 7 (J.MacDonald 4x140,2x100, R.Parsons 139,112,2x100, J.Keye 4x100,120, R.Gregory 3x100, F.Fletcher 4x100,140), Late Result:Group ‘A’:- Highwood Arms 2 (D.Hudson 168, P.Thorley 140, B.Anderton 100,140, K.Hull 114,106,100,123) Highwood KB 7 (A.Gorman 100, T.Hobbis 100,125, A.Cooke 140, T.Walton 125,135,100,104, M.Gorman 2x100, D.Gorman 2x100).
A 4-3 home win over Wagon and Horses has seen Sedgemere Devil’s Club move off the foot of the Camp Hill League and be replaced by North Star whose 5-2 reversal away to Station Wagon leaves them on the same two points as Sedgemere but with an inferior average. With White Swan Nomads having a bye they have surrendered the top spot to Sheldon Marlborough Flights whose 5-2 win over Emerald Club has seen them draw level on 12 points with the Nomads but have a two legs of average lead on them. Full Results:Match 8:- Sedgemere Devil’s Club 4 Wagon and Horses 3, Station Wagon 5 North Star 2, Sheldon Marlborough Flights 5 Emerald Club 2, White Swan Nomads had a bye.
It may well have been week 13 in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League League but it was not an unlucky week for the top eight teams as they all recorded wins. Leaders Brickmakers Arms and second placed Ten Arches ‘A’, in turn handed out 9-0 whitewashes to Hop House and Hare and Hounds ‘A’ to maintain the two points gap between the two teams. Third in the table Ten Arches ‘B’ only trail their ‘A’’ team on average after they won 7-2 against Church Tavern. Bird (Wordsley) player C.Hipkiss registered a great 167 game shot as his team beat their visitors Garibaldi 7-2. Full Results:Week 13:- Stourbridge RBL 6 Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 3, Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘A’ 2 Bird (Stourbridge) 7, Brickmakers Arms 9 Hop House 0, Glasscutters 8 Fox Inn (Lye) 1, Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 0 Ten Arches ‘A’ 9, Swan 4 Britannia 5, Ashwood 8 Old Cat (Wordsley) 1, Ten Arches ‘B’ 7 Church Tavern 2, Gate Hangs Well 7 Crestwood 2, Bridge (Kingswinford) 8 Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘B’ 1, Bird (Wordsley) 7 (C.Hipkiss 167f) Garibaldi 2.
Dudley Sports ‘A’ lost ground in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League title race when they lost 5-4 away to Delph Bell who take over the third place from their opponents, leading them on average as both teams are on 34 points. Just ahead of the two teams on 36 points is second in the table Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club who had a 7-2 win at King William leaving them four points behind leaders Bulls Head (Netherton) after they had a 6-3 win over Bull and Bladder. Full Results:Week 22:- Delph Bell 5 Dudley Sports ‘A’ 4, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 5 Brickmakers Arms 4, Rose and Crown 7 Portway 2, Limes Club 4 Pensnett Liberal Club 5, Bulls Head (Netherton) 6 Bull and Bladder 3, King William 2 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 7, Swan 6 Fox and Grapes 3, Dudley Sports ‘B’ 2 Mount Pleasant 7, Lamp Tavern 4 Roebuck 5.
Emphatic wins for the top four teams in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League as they all recorded 6-1 wins. Top of the table with 14 points Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ beat Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ and the chasing pack of Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’, Old Star and Ashwood in turn accounted for Miners (Wollescote), Dudley Sports and Delph Bell tpo give them all 12 points. Full Results:Week 8:- Ashwood 6 Delph Bell 1, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 6 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 1, Dudley Sports 1 Old Star 6, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 6 Miners (Wollescote) 1, Glasscutters 4 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 3.
A 7-2 home win over Beausale in the Henley and District League has seen Studley Conservative Club take their unbeaten run to eight games and also keep their two points lead intact over second in the table Studley Cricket Club who went one better with an 8-1 result against Wythall RBL. Third placed Wootton Bears kept within four points of the leaders with a 7-2 win at Dorridge. Full Results:Week 12:- Studley Conservative Club 7 Beausale 2, Studley Cricket Club 8 Wythall RBL 1, Dorridge 2 Wootton Bears 7, Wythall Legion 7 Village Inn 2, Railway had a bye.
For the second time in the matter of a few weeks, Townsend Social Club have defeated Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club in the Netherton Thursday Night League. This latest 5-4 home defeat has proved more costly for the Ex Serviceman’s Club as they have lost pole position to Riddins Tavern. Riddins 6-3 home win over Netherton Conservative Club has put them on 42 points, three more than the Ex Serviceman’s Club who have played one game less than Riddins and have a better average. Full Results:Match 17:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 4 Townsend Social Club 5, Delph Bell 4 Bulls Head 5, Riddins Tavern 6 Netherton Conservative Club 3, Fairfield 5 White Horse 4.
The Silver End Sunday Morning League played their Doubles Knockout down to the last sixteen pairs and winning through to the next round were J.Moore & G.Jackson, R.Tipper & A.Whyte, J.Pickett & C.Pickett, S.Baker & G.Perry, S.Wise & A.Bedford, G.Parkes & S.Galley, J.Powell & B.Cox, P.Homer & A.Bennett, J.Wills & S.Gough, B.Lewis & R.Rubery, C.Nicholls & B.Watts, S.Blewitt & M.Watson, N.Cooper & S.Tonks, D.Wise & K.Guest, R.Colley & M.Rowley, D.Cooper & H.Wakefield.
On the agenda for the Cradley Tuesday Night League was their 3 A-Side Knockout and winning their way into the quarter finals were Wheatsheaf ‘C’, Chop House ‘A’, Roost ‘A’, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A/B’, Bulls Head ‘B’, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’, Gate Hangs Well ‘A’ and Riddins Tavern ‘A’. Full Results:3 A-Side Knockout:- Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 4 Wheatsheaf ‘C’ 5, Chop House ‘A’ 8 Roost ‘C’ 1, Roost ‘A’ 6 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A/A’ 3, Gate Hangs Well ‘B’ 3 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A/B’ 6, Bulls Head ‘B’ 7 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A/C’ 2, Hawne Lane Tavern 0 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 9, Chop House ‘B’ 0 Gate Hangs Well ‘A’ 9, Riddins Tavern ‘C’ 4 Riddins Tavern ‘A’ 5.
With the top six teams all winning there is little change in the Rowley Monday Night League. Three of the top four teams won 7-2, leaders George beating Three Diamonds, third in the table Cradley Liberal Club won at Roost and fourth placed Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ defeated Tividale FC. Second in the league Bell had a 6-3 win over Lodgers to keep them on the same 40 points as leaders George and trail by just three legs of average. The bottom two teams played each other, next to bottom Windmills End beating Loyal Lodge 6-3 to leave them firmly rooted at the foot of the table. Full Results:Week 22:- Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 7 (Steven Green 180) Tividale FC 2, George 7 (Frank Johnson 160b) Three Diamonds 2, Loyal Lodge 3 Windmills End 6, Whiteheath Tavern 3 Bulls Head 6, Roost 2 Cradley Liberal Club 7, Bell 6 Lodgers 3, Ivy Bush 5 Hare and Hounds 4, Cottage 3 Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 6 (Matthew Ferney 160b, Lee Bambrick 180).
A 6-1 win over Horseley Tavern has seen Tipton Sports open a lead of two points between them and second in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League table Dewdrop ‘A’ after Dewdrop ‘A’ lost their home tie with fifth in the table the Vine 4-3. Third in the league Waggon and Horses are also now two points off the top following their 4-3 home defeat by Hayes Social. Full Results:Match 26:- Tipton Sports 6 Horseley Tavern 1, Dewdrop ‘A’ 3 The Vine 4, Waggon and Horses 3 Hayes Social 4, Sportsman 4 Ivy Bush 3, Wonder 5 Dewdrop ‘B’ 2, New Talbot 3 Island Inn 4, Merry-Go-Round ‘A’ 2 Merry-Go-Round ‘B’ 5.
Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ continue their good start to the West Midlands Men’s Super League season adding a 5-0 success against Hill and Cakemore to their previous three wins to keep them one point to the good on second placed Cradley Liberal Club who also won 5-0 at Horse and Jockey. Making up a trio of clean sweeps for the top three teams was third in the table Yeltz Bar who won away at Victoria to give them 25 points, two short of the leaders. Week four saw Cabin register their first win of the campaign a 3-2 home success over Gilberts Bar. Full Results:Week 4:- Bridgtown Social 4 Staffordshire Knot 1 (P.Wyse 4 J.Singh 3, D.Coyle 4 A.Singh 1, L.Hodgkiss 3 M.Hampson 4, M.Craddock 4 M.Dyke 0, N.Pointon 4 C.Wood 0), Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 5 Hill and Cakemore 0 (M.Dicken 4 J.Bland 0, N.Fullwell 4 J.Bunn 0, A.Jacques 4 P.O’Brien 1, A.Edgar 4 K.Wright 0, D.Nicholls 4 No Player 0), Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 0 Allens Sports Bar ‘D’ 5 (T.Baker 1 M.Baker 4, T.Gelder 3 D.Thorpe 4, D.Foster 2 O.Maiden 4, C.Hickman 2 L.Marson 4, R.Fathers 1 J.Mycock 4), Olde Queens Head 1 Woodside Inn 4 (A.Wakeman 0 M.Rollinson 4, S.Hill 4 S.Blewitt 3, C.Newton 1 R.Colley 4, G.Johnston 0 J.Rollinson 4, M.Greenwood 0 L.Kelly 4), Cabin 3 Gilberts Bar 2 (I.Stanton 2 J.Evans 4, J.Webb 0 C.Hill 4, S.Price 4 G.Rollinson 3, I.Hebberts 4 R.Cook-Lucas 3, J.Simms 4 R.Wright 0), The Victoria 0 Yeltz Bar 5 (P.Smith 0 R.Smith 4, A.Hateley 2 P.Wells 4, B.Hollowood 1 I.Townsend 4, D.Osborn 0 S.Gillam 4, J.Blakemore 0 J.Lowe 4), King Arthur 2 Landywood 3, Horse and Jockey 0 Cradley Liberal Club 5 (J.Micklewright 0 J.Batham 4, I.Shaughnessey 0 R.Tipper 4, P.Robbins 0 K.Bambrick 4, D.Owen 1 K.Harris 4, A.Howells 1 C.Penzer 4), Colebatch’s 0 Allens Sports Bar ‘C’ 5 (A.Hodson 0 M.Coleman 4, M.Franks 0 S.Jones 4, S.Clarke 1 D.Oakes 4, C.Cook 2 P.Harrison 4, G.Walsh 1 W.Willis 4).
Played thirteen, won thirteen, that’s the record for The Boat in division one of the Sutton and District Summer League. Their latest 6-3 home win over third in the table Erdington Club keeps them four points ahead of their nearest rivals Golden Hind who had a bye in week 15, Erdington Club with 18 points are a further four behind Golden Hind with a game in hand. There was a shock for division two leaders Boldmere Tap as they lost their home game with third placed Old Oscott Arrows 6-3 but hold on to pole position with 22 points two more than second placed Pint Pot Flights who won 7-2 against St Thomas Arrows. Pint Pot Flights with a superior average also have a game in hand on Boldmere. Full Results:Match 15:Division One:- Erdington Arrows 6 Bishop Vesey 3, Drakes Drum 3 The Fox 6, The Boat 6 Erdington Club 3, Oscott Social 1 Red Lion 8, Division Two:- Boldmere Tap 3 Old Oscott Arrows 6, Sutton Sports and Social 3 Lad in the Lane 6, Old Oscott WMC 7 Rosey Mac’s 2, Pint Pot Flights 7 St Thomas Arrows 2.
Former leaders of the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ had a bye in match six and as a result drop to third place in the table with Swan, who won their fixture at Wombourne Cricket Club 6-1 taking over at the top of the table on average from Ashwood ‘A’ who handed their opponents King Arthur a 7-0 whitewash. No fewer than six teams are two points off the top of the table Brickmakers ‘A’, Ashwood ‘B’, Gate Hangs Well, Netherton Cricket Club, Ten Arches ‘A’ and Glasscutters, Brickmakers the only one of the six who have won all of their games and have one in hand on the leading duo. Full Results:Match 6:- Ten Arches ‘A’ 4 Netherton Cricket Club 3, Hollybush ‘B’ 7 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 0, Gate Hangs Well 5 Ten Arches ‘B’ 2, Wilson Hall 7 Bell ‘B’ 0, Wombourne Cricket Club 1 Swan 6, Ashwood ‘A’ 7 King Arthur 0, Hare and Hounds 0 Ashwood ‘B’ 7, Hollybush ‘A’ 2 Fox Inn (Lye) 5, Bell ‘A’ 2 Glasscutters 5, Old Wagon and Horses 1 High Acres 6, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ had a bye.
Week seventeen in the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League matched the league’s top two teams, the 5-2 result went in favour of the current leaders Hurst Hill and saw their opponents ECC ‘A’ drop from second to third in the table but level on points with second placed Whitmore Reans WMC who beat ECC ‘B’ 4-3. Pilot moved off the bottom of the table, a 4-3 result against Brewood British Legion giving them a total of 6 points two more than Emerald who have played one game less than Pilot as they had a bye. Full Results:Match 17:- Bull 4 Royal, Albrighton 3, ECC ‘A’ 2 Hurst Hill 5, McGhees 3 Cleveland Arms 4, Pilot 4 Brewood British Legion 3, Swan Compton 2 Moreton 5, Whitmore Reans WMC 4 ECC ‘B’ 3.
The Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League played their Riley’s Division One Cup down to the last sixteen and qualifying for the next round were Reece Cook-Lucas, Justin Evans, Drew Evans, Luis Evans (Gilberts Bar), Michele Pritchard, Kevin Jones, John Aston, Alex Ives, (Riley’s ‘A’), Allan Davies, Jamie Daly, Paul Kennedy, Harry Small (Sunbeam), Mark Daniel, Karl Hughes, Kev Bateman, Ben Forrest (Railway).
Copper Fox suffered their first defeat of the season in the Harborne and District League when they lost 6-3 away to league leaders Avenue Social ‘B’ who now have a two points lead over the rest of the field. Besides Avenue Social ‘B’ third in the table HV Flights are the only other unbeaten team, their latest 5-4 win at Weoley Castle Pub giving them six points from three games. Full Results:Match 4:- Avenue Social ‘B’ 6 Copper Fox 3, Weoley Castle Pub 4 HV Flights 5, The Abbey 6 Bartley Green FC 3, Quinton RBL 4 Cock Inn ‘B’ 5, Weoley Castle WMC 3 Smethwick Cricket Club 6, Avenue Social ‘A’ 1 Cock Inn ‘A’ 8, Stag and Three Horseshoes had a bye.
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