Week 2 Preview: Title-Decider clash already?
Is it too early to be talking about a top-of-the-table clash being a title decider? The Meltham v Thorpe Green match this week features the teams placed 1 and 2 in the Milnsbridge Division after both had 5-1 opening day wins last week. So whoever wins this clash is likely to be in topspot tomorrow night with Meltham the overwhelming top choice among our Winners & Loser competition entrants with Thorpe Green only the fourth most popular selection. It may not be a title decider but a close encounter is anticipated.
Although Lindley BC went down 1-5 to Meltham last week there was only 8 points (73-81) between the teams on aggregate so that performance should not be underestimated. This week Lindley BC have another difficult looking fixture as they meet the hosts from Milnsbridge who also started with a win last week and will be aiming to make home advantage a telling factor. Lowerhouses A enter the competition after their week off to confront Huddersfield Recreation Club B who had a torrid introduction last week at the hands of Thorpe Green.
On the Springwood green leaders Rastrick will be aiming to continue their bright start which saw them register a white-wash win last week but can expect a solid reaction from my boys from Kirkheaton Con who could have had a 5-1 win last week with the last pair on the green but instead went down 2-4. The top Springwood Division selection from the Winners & Losers competition are Clayton West and they show for the first time when meeting Denby Dale who will be aiming to build on their 5-1 first week win from last week. Hosts Springwood will be looking to continue their winning start to the campaign when meeting Huddersfield Recreation Club A still smarting from their opening day defeat at the hands of Denby Dale.
TUESDAY'S FORECAST: Light cloud but staying dry with some sunshine breaking through during the scheduled match time with a surprising forecast of temperatures rising to 17 degrees.
It is a week off for Dalton and Lowerhouses B.
All the fixtures, results, tables and bowler averages are on our Bowlsnet website
Fixtures for Tuesday 20 October
Clayton West v Denby Dale
Springwood v Huddersfield Recreation Club A
Kirkheaton Con v Rastrick
Huddersfield Recreation Club B v Lowerhouses A
Meltham v Thorpe Green
Lindley BC v Milnsbridge BC