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Nordley targeting home comforts

By Nick Elwell | Grassroots | Published:

Willenhall Nordley will be keen to make home advantage count when they square up to Wolverhampton & South Staffs League title rivals Penn, writes Tim Allen.

Aaron Tapper with BLV league secretary Terry Evans

The Premier Division’s match of the day sees the top two battle it out tomorrow with just two points separating the table-topping Lockmen from their visitors.

The hosts also boast a game in hand after sitting out the action last Saturday.

Penn will travel in confident mood following a resounding win last time out. They saw off Bylet 13-1 with both Paul Busby claiming a 21-0 success and Robert Fuller and Scott Harries winning 21-1 and 21-2 respectively.

Third-placed Dudley Dell are just a point behind Penn and they welcome Victoria Park to their Brierley Hill venue.

Martin Aston (21-8) led the way last weekend as Dell triumphed 10-6 at Short Heath Liberal.

M&B Cheslyn Hay hit the road for a trip to Cradley S&S.

The battle to avoid the drop looks like it could go to the wire with three clubs – Bylet, Short Heath and Glasscutters – separated by a mere nine points.

Bylet host Windmill tomorrow, while Short Heath head to Woddfield and Glasscutters entertain Stile.

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n Aaron Tapper (M&B Cheslyn Hay) is the new BLV Individual Merit champion.

Trailing 17-5 in the final to Ian Jones (Woodfield) at Pennfields, Tapper rallied brilliantly to win 21-18.

The losing semi finalists were Ian Whitehouse (Nordley) and Jamie Hill (Springvale).

n The Jesse Gough Doubles finals take place on Sunday at Goodyear Pavilion Bowling Club on Sunday.

A total of 16 pairs will compete for a title that has been contested since 1961.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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