STAVELEY: King George V bowlers chase promotion

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With the summer season coming to an end, the teams from Staveley King George V have continued to play well and get good results, putting the club in a good position to look for promotion in more than one league.

The club’s “A” team currently play in the second division on Saturdays and with just one game to play have an outside chance of promotion to division one, however, the last game is against the league leaders, so will be tough.

The “B” team play in division four and were in top spot with one game to play, however, this game was against Brimington who were in the second spot 94 points behind, although Staveley lost the game 170 to their 182 this was enough to confirm promotion as league champions. A special mention to Geoff Pearson who had an excellent game.

The Wednesday “A” team went to South Normanton “B” team with a four-point cushion separating first and second place. The Staveley team lost overall 67 to 72 so go in to the last game one point behind. South Normanton play their last game at Eastwood Park whilst Staveley play Baslow at home.

Staveley’s Wednesday “B” looked to be cruising into a promotion spot but two disastrous results against Mosborough and Mastin Moor mean they are now fighting for second spot with Mastin Moor, Staveley’s last game is against Wingerworth “B” at their green.

Staveley had a club competitions day on Sunday, September 8, featuring a doubles competition in the morning and singles in the afternoon. All the players that turned up were paired randomly and the competition was played as a knockout. The final between Jane Marriott and Jean Davis against Stan Stennett and Kevin Hawes was a close run thing but the ladies triumphed winning 21 to 14. The singles competition brought in some surprises, the final being fought between Blaine Howard and Mike Davis, the standard of play was very high, Mike losing ends with woods only a foot from the jack. Blaine won the game 21 to 12.

As the summer season comes to a close Staveley is starting its floodlit league, playing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; there are no floodlights at Staveley so the club borrows the green at Oxcroft. This league sees eight players from each team playing eight single games. Staveley play Britannia, Eastwood Park, Oxcroft, Bolsover Colliery, Mosborough and Poolsbrook on a home and away basis

The club’s schools programme has restarted, for just three weeks, with children from Holly House coming to the green on Wednesday afternoons, to learn how to play the game and enjoy themselves.

Our invitation is still open for any school or club to try the game, anyone can play and it is ideally suited to whole family participation.