INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP On Sunday the County A Team play in the Preliminary Round of the Inter County Knockout Competition when they face North Yorkshire at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club in the Midlands.
The team selected for the fixture is
Chris Roberts, Ronnie Thomas, Ray Jeffery, Keith Williams, Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden, Lynne Davey, Alan Holden, Gary Davey, Graham Ford, John Dodd, Tony Baldwin, Graham Reeves, Brenda Sleep, Anthony Jago, Ken Horrell, Henry Kendall, Mike Webster, Sandra Worton, Keith Matthews. Reserves Meg Horrell & David Topliffe
SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR Seven local bowlers travel to Bromsgrove this weekend to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour English Masters.
Making his first appearance in an SMPT event Chris Selby faces England's Wendy Ford, Chris Page, William Nicholls & Daniel Winmill along with Ireland's Ryan Abraham in Group Two. Also making his debut David Studden faces England's Alex Kley, Ian Ford, Sue Young, Belguim's Paula Geens & Ireland's Alistair Mahaffy in Group 5.
Nigel Nicholls faces England's Malcolm Sheen, John Jillings & Mark Hollis together with Denmark's Benk Nielsen & Ireland's Joseph Beattie in Group 13. Peter Hore and Tom Westlake are drawn together in Group 18 along with England's Karl Hudson & Steve Killington, Ireland's Sam Moore & Norway's Lars-Rune Lauritzen.
Nicholas Truscott has new World Number 1 Dimitri Payne of Belguim in his group along with England's Eric Pavey, Wales's Richard Arran and Richard Palmer and Ireland's Vincent Dornan in Group 20.
Elise Daniell lines up in Group 22 alongside England's Ben Pay & Benny Bass, Sweden's Bente Dahlgren & Jorgen Karlsson and Wales' Craig Evans.