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Article: West Midlands Roundup

West Midlands Roundup

Allens Bar ‘C’ continued their fine start to the new Black Country Men’s Super League with a 3-2 home win over High Acres ‘B’, making it five wins in as many games to keep them in pole position with 30 points from their five games while their opponents dropped from fourth to sixth in the table.

Yeltz Bar ‘A’ lost their number two spot and dropped to third after they lost by a convincing 4-1 scoreline to Railway Tavern who replace their hosts in second place in the table four points short of leaders Allens ‘C’.

The Three Diamonds team have moved home venues and will now play out of the Rowley Bar and Grill, however the change of venue has not changed their luck as for the fifth time of asking they lost and in their first game at the Rowley Bar went down 4-1 to Allens Bar ‘A’, the win taking the away side up two places in the table to fourth with a total of 24 points, just two behind second in the league Railway Tavern.

At the other end of the table Allens Bar ‘B’, who are two places off the foot of the table, played hosts to Yeltz Bar ‘B’, both teams without a win from their opening four games. The result was a 3-2 win for Yeltz Bar ‘B’ to put them on 12 points, four to the good on their hosts.

Full Results:Game 5:- Rowley Bar and Grill 1 Allens Bar ‘A’ 4 (Martin Crumpton 3 Gaz Johnston 4, Dean Yeomans 2 Scott Hall 4, C.Chandler-Allen 2 Justin Evans 4, Phil O’Brien 4 Martin Angell 1, Mark Harding 0 Jon Simms 4), Old Hill Cricket Club 3 Horse and Jockey 2 (Chris Hall 4 Shaun Hartopp 1, Shaun Hill 3 Ben Hollowood 4, Mark Bayliss 4 Jason Gennard 2, Paul Hadley 4 Alex Howells 2, Rich Reed 1 Martin Price 4), Allens Bar ‘C’ 3 High Acres ‘B’ 2 (Scott Baker 1 Adam Edgar 4, Owen Maiden 4 Rob Harris 0, Matt Coleman 2 Lewis Law 4, Steve Jones 4 Ben Watts 0, Jamie Hughes 4 Ali Hickinbottom 0), Yeltz Bar ‘A’ 1 Railway Tavern 4 (Dan Nicholls 1 Reece Colley 4, Ian Townsend 3 Tommy Bissell 4, Steve Gilliam 0 Liam Kelly 4, Rob Smith 4 Mark Rollinson 1, Paul Wells 1 Jamie Rollinson 4), High Acres ‘A’ 4 White Swan 1 (Martyn Harper 4 Trevor Collier 2, Comp Cartwright 4 Lewis Bowen 3, Rich Bowen 4 Mat Tedstone 1, Gav Moreton 4 Dave Hill 2, Jamie Barrowman 2 James Hykin 4), Allens Bar ‘B’ 2 Yeltz Bar ‘B’ 3 (Chris Hickman 0 Trevor Brennan 4, Lee Shaw 4 Jamie Wrench 0, Paul Harrison 3 Adam Cross 4, Tim Baker 4 Kirk Harrison 3, Chris Glover 3 Mart Greenwood 4).

The Shirley and District Monday Night League have got their new season underway and the early pacesetters in division one is the Wharf who won their home tie with Saracens Misfits 7-2, giving them a two legs advantage over their nearest rivals Dunky’s Boys who had a close 5-4 verdict at home to the Bears. Lodge and Tippets Bar also chalked up 5-4 wins in their respective fixtures with Cider House and Saracens Swords to share the second place in the table.

In division two Highwood began in style by handing out a 9-0 whitewash to their visitors Shirley Spartac. HSCC, Legion Royals and Saxon in turn won 5-4 against Wythall Legion, Slingers and Sharmans Cross to put them joint second in the table, four legs of average behind Highwood.

Full Results:Week 1:Division One:- Cider House (D.Palmer 106f) 4 Lodge 5, Saracens Swords 4 Tippets Bar 5, Dunky’s Boys (A.Hutchings 101b) 5 Bears (A.Thomas 120b) 4, Wharf 7 Saracens Misfits 2, Division Two:- Saracens Slingers 4 Legion Royals 5, Highwood 9 Shirley Spartac 0, Saxon 5 Sharmans Cross 4, HSCC (C.Oakley 120f, R.Allcott 113f) 5 Wythall Legion (D.Lee 180, R.Docker 100f) 4.

Sheldon Marlborough, with a huge 6-1 result over Moseley Arms made it six consecutive wins in the Camp Hill and District League to keep them top of the pile with a perfect 12 points. Aston Inn Nomads had a similar 6-1 victory away to Sedgemere Devils to see them overtake Meadway Social and move into second place in the table with four wins from the four games they have played, they are the only team besides Sheldon Marlborugh not to have lost a game so far.

Meadway lost the number two position and fell two places to fourth due to a somewhat surprising 4-3 defeat away to Tyseley WMC who prior to the game were seventh in the table, four points behind Meadway with just one win from their four games.

New Inn Lions moved up three places to third following their 4-3 win over Roost Rebels to put them on the same eight points as Aston Inn Nomads but they have played two games more than their rivals.

Full Results:Week 6:- Sheldon Marlborough 6 Moseley Arms 1, New Inn Lins 4 Roost Rebels 3, Sedgemere Devils 1 Aston Inn Nomads 6, Tyseley WMC 4 Meadway Social 3, Peaky Blinder 7 Tyseley Newbies 0 (Match claimed as Tyseley Newbies failed to turn up).

There was a shock result from the Netherton Thursday Night League in game number three as leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club suffered a 6-3 defeat away to Bulls Head who prior to the encounter were four places and three points behind the leaders.

Following their first defeat Ex Serviceman’s are now on six points and so are Fairfield, Old Hill Cricket Club, Townsend Social Club and Bulls Head with the Ex Serviceman’s holding on to pole position with a slightly superior average.

Fairfield had a 6-3 win at Spring Meadow, while Old Hill Cricket Club now have to share second place with Fairfield after a 5-4 home defeat to Townsend Social Club who with just one leg fewer than their hosts are placed fourth with Bulls Head fifth, one further leg adrift.

League officials have made a statement saying that if any team is struggling for numbers to contact them as there a couple of players who are looking to join a team.

Full Results:Game 3:- Old Hill Cricket Club 4 Townsend Social Club 5, Spring Meadow 3 Fairfield 6, Bulls Head 6 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 3, Netherton Conservative Club v Netherton Sports and Social postponed.

Week two in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League and Gornal Labour remain in the number one spot after a 7-2 win away to Red Cow, however they are top of the table on average only as there are three other teams Old Bulls Head, New Inn and Seven Stars all on the same four points. Old Bulls Head’s 6-3 win against Lamp Tavern took them from fourth to second while a 5-4 home win over Jolly Crispin saw New Inn hold on to their third place, Jolly Crispin dropping from second to fifth.

Seven Stars close 5-4 win at home against Meadow Lark saw them move up one place to fourth in the league.

Full Results:Week 2:- Old Bulls Head 6 Lamp Tavern 3, New Inn 5 Jolly Crispin 4, Chainyard 3 Five Ways 6, Pensnett Liberal Club 2 Griffin 7, Seven Stars 5 Meadow Lark 4, Red Cow 2 Gornal Labour Club 7.

Despite not playing in week 22 Steve Jones held on to the top place in the Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night League with 154 points from 19 games. In fact the top three positions didn’t change as second in the table Alex Howells finished all square at 4-4 in his tie with Ben Johnson to leave him one point behind leader Jones but he has played 21 games, two more than Jones. A former leader and now placed third Martin Price is on the same 153 points as Howells and has played 20 games the latest of which saw him beat Tom Hollowood 6-2.

Taking over in fourth place from Ben Johnson is Simon Mountford who had a huge 7-1 win against Kris Jones to give him 147 points from 19 games.

Down in the basement of the league Jamie Aplin doubled his number of wins taking him to four wins and one draw from his 18 games when he beat Paul Vaughan 5-3 and then went one better with a 6-2 success over Joe Bartolo.

Full Results:Week 22:Board 1:- Ant Dent 8 Eddie Gripton 0, Jan Zeman 2 Jamie Webb 6, Jamie Aplin 5 Paul Vaughan 3, Board 2:- Arthur Lubkowski 6 Sophie Fawcett 2, Kris Jones 1 Simon Mountford 7, Jamie Aplin 6 Joe Bartolo 2, Reece Cook-Lucas 5 Michele Pritchard 3, Board 3:- Ben Johnson 4 Alex Howells 4, Lee Quarry 3 Shaun Hartopp 5, Jamie Webb 6 Simon Pritchard 2, Board 4:- Martin Price 6 Tom Hollowood 2, Neil Wild 8 Sarah Parker 0, Steve Lynch 4 Shane Price 4.

After a long wait the Henley and District League completed their season with their finals and presentation night. The stats for the season were, League Winners:- Studley Cricket Club, Mixed Doubles Winners:- Dave Amour and Pam Jones, Captain and Secretaries Winners:- Dave Amour and Paul Dawson, Ladies Singles Winner:- Mandy Morgan, Men's Doubles Winner:- Eric Wadlow and Dave Tabberner, Men's Singles Winner:- Paul Bright.

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