Birmingham Leagues Getting Busy

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After game thirteen in the Harborne and District League the league table remained as it was prior to the fixtures being played.

There were some big results with Northfield Conservative Club and Copper Fox ‘R’ handing out respective 9-0 whitewashes to their opponents Weoley Castle WMC and Avenue Social while Copper Fox ‘M’ and Smethwick Cricket Club were not far behind with their 8-1 wins in turn over The Mill and Quinton RBL.

Northfield Conservative Club remain in pole position holding on to their two points lead over second placed Smethwick Cricket Club who in turn have a two points advantage over third and fourth placed Copper Fox ‘M’ and Northfield Town, Northfield Town winning their home tie with Cock Inn 5-4.

In addition to the big team scores there were also big individual scores with five players all hitting a maximum, M.Bolton (Weoley Castle WMC), D.Hill (Northfield Conservative Club), A.Hykin (Copper Fox ‘R’), A.Harvey (Copper Fox ‘M’) and P.Brookes (Smethwick Cricket Club). A.Faulkner (Northfield Town) scored 171.

Full Results: Game 13: Weoley Castle WMC 0 (S.Joyce 125, S.Pasetti 2×100, M.Bolton 125,135,140,180, A.Heath 100,125, M.Warr 100, T.Heath 114) Northfield Conservative Club 9 (R.Hosey 5×100, T.Shipley 2×100, A.Sutton 121,140, T.Garfield 134,2×140, D.Hill 3×100,140,180, S.Jones 2×100, W.Marshall 100, D.Hill 127f), Avenue Social 0 Copper Fox ‘R’ 9 (E.Simpson 3×100,125,140, M.Hamilton 106,140, J.Hykin 105f,121, A.Hykin 2×100,103,180, T.Hamilton 3×100,123, R.Mann 2×100, D,Marsh 100), Coppper Fox ‘M’ 8 (J.Downer 100,139, K.Jukes 121, T.Collier 100,140, G.Dews 2×100,123,135, A.Harvey 100,180, J.Loughran 100,121, M.Davies 134, D.Kent 100) The Mill 1 (D.Davy 120, O.Gough 100, T.Goulding 2×100,125, K.Pearsall 100,102), Quinton RBL 1 (D.McConomy 119, F.Goldsby 156, D.Windsor 100) Smethwick Cricket Club 8 (A.Bomber 100, M.Collins 100,140, P.Brookes 100,180, V.Gould 3×100, M.Smith 100,121,2×140, S.Sheridan 125), Northfield Town 5 (L.Allen 2×100,121, D.Hopkins 2×100,123, R.Needham 100,130, M.Hopkins 100, A.Faulkner 2×100,171) Cock Inn 4 (L.Fox 100f,120,2×140, A.Vaughan 100,121, Joe Fox 2×100, K.Vaughan 121,125).

As the end of the season fast approaches in the Kings Norton League the title is still undecided as leaders Northfield, after adding on their latest 5-2 home win over third in the league Bourneville are level on the same thirty-six points as second placed Copper Fox who won their most recent fixture at Cock Inn by the same 5-2 margin, and although they are currently just one leg of average behind Northfield they have a game in hand on them which could see them overtake them and possibly clinch the title.

Third placed Bourneville, like Northfield only have two more games to play but they trail the top two by some six points, however they have a game in hand on fourth placed Rubery Social Club plus a two points lead after Rubery’s close 4-3 win at Grant Arms.

Only the one hotshot this week finding the three treble twenties and that was Rubery Social Club’s J.O’Neill.

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Full Results: Game 21: Cock Inn 2 (P.Hughes 2×100,121,140, L.Fox 2×100,140, John Fox 100,121, A.Vaughan 4×100,140, Joe Fox 121,125, K.Vaughan 2×100, S.Cartwright 101) Copper Fox 5 (E.Simpson 2×100,140, D.Marsh 2×100, A.Beagrie 100,130,135,140, G.Dews 2×100,140, T.Hamilton 4×100,140, D.McConomy 2×100,134, M.Collins 3×100,121,123,125,135,140), Grant Arms 3 (S.Hale 140, A.Dewsbury 3×100, P.Taylor 125, V.Walton 100) Rubery Social Club 4 (P.Medlicott 100, J.Higgins 2×100, A.Faulkner 3×100, M.Cormell 100, J.O’Neill 135,142f,180), Thurlestone 6 (N.Watts 100,123,140, T.Garfield 3×100,127, R.Waldron 100, J.Downer 2×100,140, S.Deeley 100, A.Savage 2×100,120f,125, C.Taylor 140) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 1 (M.Bandy 100, T.Shaw 140, J.Howell 100,120), Kings Norton Flights 1 (P.Lilley 3×100, M.Hanley 100, R.Fisher 140, D.Willis 2×100,121,140, C.Rigby 116, J.Senior 100) Bournebrook 6 (M.Welsh 2×100,140, T.Cullen 3×100, T.Jeffs 100,140, K.Mason 2×100,2×105,125,2×140, C.Smith 100,121,131,2×140, D.Smith 100,125, P.Nevin 2×100, R.Chambers 100), Northfield 5 (R.Hitchmough 121,137,140,18 darts game, L.Allen 100,114,120,121,140, M.Lloyd 2×100,135, D.Hopkins 2×100, R.Broadhurst 2×100,125,140,17 darts game, M.Hopkins 100,133, N.Steventon 3×100,140) Bourneville 2 (M.James 3×100,115,140,16 darts game, P.Smith 100, M.Collins 3×100,140, G.Carver 2×100,125, A.Deeley 2×100, M.Ferriday 3×100,125, D.Murray 100,140, N.Kinnear 2×105, M.James 132f), Longbridge 2 (C.Evans 100,125, J.Trott 2×100, S.Facey 100, N.Harris 100, D.Watts 100,123, L.Jordan 3×100) Coppice 5 (D.Hill 2×100,140, A.Ward 100, A.Chidley 2×100, A.Aindow 100, S.Jacques 100, M.Mooney 100,109f, R.Packer 3×100).

No change in the top six places in the singles division of the South West Birmingham Clubs League with Longbridge United hanging on to pole position with a 6-1 win away to bottom of the table Moseley All Services.

Second placed West Heath CEM are four points off the top despite their 5-2 home win over Perfection but with only two more games to play the title looks all set to go to Longbridge.

Third in the division Bournebrook are a further two points adrift after beating their hosts Northfield Conservative 5-2.

Longbridge United have extended their lead at the top of the pre-match doubles division to eighteen points with West Heath CEM second.

Full Results: Week 20: Moseley All Services 1 Longbridge United 6 (T.Shipley 100, A.Sutton 120b,128,100, C.Steadman 100, T/Garfield 100, M.lloyd 135), Northfield Conservative 3 (A.Sims 125, B.Simkiss 100, J.Steward 122, T.Cahill 103b,100) Bournbrook 4 (P.Nevin 140, J.Warman 100), Northfield Town 7 (J.Cutler 140,100, M.Mooney 100, L.Fowler 2x160b, A.Cotter 100, A.Chidley 100) Stirchley Flights 0, Quarry Club 1 (L.Fox 152b, K.Vaughan 100b,140, C.Evans 110, N.Hurst 100) Avenue Social 6 (A.Harvey 100b, A.Faulkner 123,100, J.Grainger 140, D.Wallis 116, J.Downer 120b,110b,100,110f), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (P.Lilley 100, D.Willis 140) Stirchley United 4 (M.Welsh 100), West Heath CEM 5 (K.Webb 120b, T.Taylor 100,105,100b, N.Watts 101, B.Andrews 100,103f) Perfection 2 (P.Draper 100, L.Rooney 100, A.Savage 100,140, O.Draper 100).

It was a battle of the Tyseley’s this week in the Camp Hill League with third placed Tyseley Bears playing hosts to top of the table Tyseley WMC. The outcome was a close 4-3 win for the Working Men’s Club to make it five straight wins and give them a two point’s lead over their nearest rivals Erdington Nomads who beat Clumsy Swan 6-1, Clumsy Swan dropping one place to fifth and being replaced by Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club who with a 152 break from their Neil Parsonage beat Peaky Blinder 5-2.

Full Results:Game 6:- Sedgemere Devil’s 3 Moseley Arms 4, Cottereills Lane EBAHA Club 5 Neil Parsonage 152b) Peaky Blinder 2, Tyseley Bears 3 Tyseley WMC 4, Erdington Nomads 6 Clumsy Swan 1.

As the Sutton and District Summer League moved into the later half of its season leaders of division one Highcroft Hotdogs added a 7-2 win at Old Horns Arrows to their account to keep them two points to the good on second placed Bishop Vesey who had a narrow 5-4 home win over Old Horns Lions.

Third and fourth in the division Red Lion and Old Oscott Arrows in turn won 6-3 against Heartlands and The Nomads leaving them both some six points off the top of the table.

In division two Scott Armers continue to hold on to their two points lead at the top of the table winning 5-4 away to Rosey Mac’s Bar while second placed Charley’s Flights won their home tie with Plough and Arrows 6-3.
There were maximums this week for James Clarke (Old Horns Arrows) and Mark Page (Old Oscott Arrows).

Full Results: Game 10: Division One: Bishop Vesey 5 (Nick Sammons 100, Mark Wild 100,108, Chris Sammons 138, Nigel Smallwood 140,137) Old Horns Lions 4 (Andy Kimberley 125, Dave Pickering 100, J,Greaves 140,100, Fred Naylor 100, Barrie Linnecor 137), Old Horns Arrows 2 (Alan Lilley 102b, Marc Pearce 100, Craig Turner 2×100, James Clarke 180) Highcroft Hotdogs 7 (Jack Alexander 108f,140, Leigh Dells 120b, Simon Shorthouse 137, Sid Pritchett 112b,133), The Nomads 3 (Darren Larvin 2×100, S.Gardiner 123, Tony Colley 140) Old Oscott Arrows 6 (B.Trayhern 100, Phil Locke 2×100, Mick Maher 127, Mark Page 180, Andy Lea 100, Dave Page 140,129), Heartlands 3 (Hayden Valovec 100, Steven Cain 123) Red Lion 6 (Gez Oldfield 120b, Dane Vickers 140,118, Ryan Lowe 100,117), Aston Manor Flights v Walmley CSC Flights to be rearranged, Division Two:- Charley’s Flights 6 (Ray Franks 111, Dean G. Bond 100b, Martin Mills 137, Paul Nicholls 100,125) Plough and Arrows 3 (Ricky Niner 140, Lieran Gow 140,100, Nathaniel Rose 120, Dan Hughes 100), Pint Pot Flights 4 (Mick Bagnall 128,100b,140, Pete Smith 100, Joolz Fountain 100) Erdington Arrows 5 (Ray Liennard 100, Harry Sadler 100, Matt Yate 104b, Mark Phillips 140), St Tom Cats 3 (John Paul Roddy 121, Dean Wakelam 140) Rosey Mac’s 6 (Matthew Clarke 100, Neil Bradley 100, Stephen Wright 123, John Cox snr 100), Rosey Mac’s Bar 4 (Jordan Nolan 108, George Averil 100) The Scott Armers 5 (Shane Kelly 108, John Parry 116,111).

The Stourbridge and District Monday Night League played off the finals of their Doubles Knockout and in the semi-finals both games finished with a 2-0 result as K.Bambrick and J.Batham (Old Liberal Club) defeated W.Green and R.Green (Fox Inn, Lye) and A.Dimmock and A.Nicholls (Cottage) lost to M.Abbot and R.Purchase (Netherton Conservative Club).
As in the semis the final was also a clear-cut 2-0 result with K.Bambrick and J.Batham finishing as champions with M.Abbot and R.Purchase runners-up.

Full Results: Doubles Knockout: Semi-Finals: K.Bambrick & J.Batham (Old Liberal Club) 2 W.Green & R.Green (Fox Inn, Lye) 0, A.Dimmock & A.Nicholls (Cottage) 0 M.Abbot & R.Purchase (Netherton Conservative Club) 2, Final:- K.Bambrick & J.Batham 2 M.Abbot & R.Purchase 0.

A 6-1 win at Vine ‘B’ has confirmed Allen’s ‘A’ as champions of the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League with the majority of teams stil having two games to play. Vine ‘A’ and Horseley Tavern are vying for the runners-up spot, Vine ‘A’ winning their latest fixture at Tamebridge 5-2 while Horseley Tavern had a closer 4-3 win at home over fourth placed Cottage Spring, both Vine ‘A’ and Horseley Tavern are on thirty-eight points, ten short of Allen’s ‘A’.

Full Results: Game 26: Horsley Tavern 4 Cottage Spring 3, Tamebridge 2 Vine ‘A’ 5, Waggon and Horses 5 Ivy Bush 2, Sow and Pigs 5 Albion 2, Vine ‘B’ 1 Allens ‘A’ 6.

On the agenda for the Netherton Thursday Night League was the first round of their Andy Bastable Trophy and the biggest win of the round went to Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ who won their away game with Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘B’ 9-0. Close behind the Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ were Hare and Hounds who, playing at home beat Olde Queens Head 8-1. In the other games played Townsend Social Club won 6-3 at Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ and there were 5-4 wins for both Spring Meadow Social and Old Liberal Club who in turn accounted for Spring Meadow Pub and Bulls Head.

Full Results: Andy Bastable Trophy: Hare and Hounds 8 Olde Queens Head 1, Spring Meadow Social 5 Spring Meadow Pub 4, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 3 Townsend Social Club 6, Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘B’ 0 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 9, Bulls Head 4 Old Liberal Club 5.

The title for the Rowley Monday Night League’s Trebles Knockout went to White Swan who defeated Wonder in the final.

Full Results: Trebles Knockout: Winners: White Swan, Runners-Up:- Wonder.

Gornal Labour Club and Baggeridge WM made it four wins in a row in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League as the Labour Club won 6-3 at home against Red Cow and Baggeridge, who also had a home game and also won 6-3 beat The Cabin. The two teams top the table with perfect eight points with New Inn and Old Bulls Head two points behind them, New Inn won 6-3 at Red Cow while Old Bulls Head had a bye, they are the only other team in the league to have won all of their games so far and now have a game in hand on the top two.

Full Results: Game 4: Seven Stars 6 Meadow Lark 3, Baggeridge WM 6 The Cabin 3, Gornal Labour Club 6 Red Cow 3, New Inn 6 Britannia 3, Netherton Sports and Social Club 6 Gornal British Legion 3, White Horse 6 Jolly Crispin 3, Old Bulls Head had a bye.

Five games into the second half of the season and Old Liberal Club ‘A’ are still able to boast a 100% win record and top the table in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League. In their latest fixture the leaders won 5-2 at Brickmakers Arms, the win keeping intact their huge eight points lead over second in the table Bird in Hand ‘E’ who had a similar 5-2 win at Garibaldi. Third and fourth placed Cottage and Hollybush are both on the same thirty points as Bird in Hand ‘E’, both of them level on points and average but trail heavily on average behind Bird. Cottage had a 6-1 home win over Netherton Conservative Club while Hollybush lost ground on the leaders when they went down, somewhat surprisingly 4-3 at Fox Inn, Lye.

Full Results: Game 19: Cottage 6 Netherton Conservative Club 1, Fox Inn (Lye) 4 Hollybush 3, Wheatsheaf 1 Stourbridge FC 6, Shovel 5 Kings Head 2, Garibaldi 2 Bird in Hand ‘E’ 5, Brickmakers Arms 2 Old Liberal Club ‘A’ 5, Old Liberal Club ‘B’ 1 Ashwood 6, Dudley Sports had a bye.

Dog and Partridge consolidated their number one spot in the West Midlands Men’s Super League when they beat Corpus Christi 5-0 to take their points tally to 160 and give them breathing space of six points plus a game in hand on second placed Gilbert’s ‘B’ who won 5-0 against bottom of the league Three Crowns. Third in the league Kings Head ‘A’ are just two points behind Gilbert’s ‘B’ with a game in hand after their latest 4-1 home win over Chase Social.

Full Results: Week 31: Bridgetown Social 4 Staffordshire Knot 1, Kings Head ‘A’ 4 Chase Social 1, Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 5 Three Crowns 0, Dog and Partridge 5 Corpus Christi 0, Gilbert’s Bar ‘D’ 3 Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 2, ECC 4 Gilbert’s Bar ‘C’ 1, Bridgtown Social 4 Staffordshire Knot 1.

Of the three divisions in the Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night Singles League only division two looks to be going to the wire as in division one leader Scott Baker has a massive twenty-five points lead over second placed Martin Price and in division three Alan Melling has run away from the rest of the field, he also has a huge twenty-five points lead plus a game in hand on his nearest rival Robert Harris while in division two the title could go to either Clark Cook who currently leads the division on average from Jason Hough who is on the same 196 points as Cook but has the advantage of also having played one game fewer than Cook.

Full Results: Week 29: Ian Stanton 5 Ben Johnson 3, John Simms 2 Wayne Willis 6, Jon Blakemore 7 Martin Angell 1, Ben Johnson 3 Martin Price 5, Ian Stanton 4 Wayne Willis 4, Jamie Webb 2 Wayne Willis 6, Jon Williams 0 Tony Singh 8, Chris Hill 4 Colin Wood 4, Keith Hollowood 1 Jason Hough 7, Neville Quinton 6 Max Law 2, Clark Cook 7 Colin Wood 1, Allan Davies 7 Ben Smith 1, Warren Bower 7 Sandra Beardsmore 1, Gemma Barrett Jenkins 6 Eddie Gripton 2, Alex Bryant 1 Thomas Hollowood 7, Sara Emma Jones 0 Artur Lubkowski 8, Robert Harris 5 Jamie Aplin 3, Joe Bartolo 3 Thomas Hollowood 5, Artur Lubkowski 6 Michele Pritchard 0.


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