Staffordshire v West Midlands

West Midlands began life in division one of the BDO Inter County Championships with a fine 22-14 home win over Cambridgeshire to see them sitting at the top of the promotional table with a three points lead over second placed Oxfordshire. They will be hoping to extend that lead with a further win this coming weekend when they travel the short journey to take on neighbouring local rivals Staffordshire.

The last time the two teams met was in the 2015-2016 season when both teams were in division two, again playing on Staffordshire’s board where West Midlands won 20-16.

Selected to play for the West Midlands are Men’s ‘A’:- Michael Baker, Gavin Baker, Scott Baker, Shaun Carroll, Mark Craddock, Alfie Jacques, Ian Jones, Owen Maiden, Glen McGrandle, John Morris, Dan Nicholls, Paul Wells, Men’s ‘B’:- Trevor Brennan, Matthew Coleman, Adam Edgar, Matthew Dicken, Liam Kelly, Gaz Johnson, Stephen Jones, Matthew Moore, Justin Evans, Shane Price, Dave Redding, Jamie Rollinson, Reserves:- Phil O’Brien, Tom Bissell, Mark Rollinson, Scott Hall, Martin Greenwood, Women’s ‘A’:- Cheryl Alcock, Gemma Barrett, Kath Jenkins, Jacqueline Maiden, Kat McLean, Sarah Roberts, Women’s ‘B’:- Julia Aston, Claire Hobbs, Shellbie Simmons, Stella Simms, Sophie Singh, Heather Wright, Reserves:- Deborah Davies, Kelly Doleman, Sophie Pinches.