CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE PREVIEW: Prestige look to avoid Staverton loss (From Wiltshire Times)
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CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE PREVIEW: Prestige look to avoid Staverton loss
2:30pm Friday 7th February 2014 in Sport
FOR A second week running, Division One leaders Prestige Bodyworks face a possible banana-skin to their promotion hopes this weekend.
Last week it was Bromham (Sunday) who could have upset the odds whilst this weekend it will be third placed Staverton who will try to reel in the pace-setters.
The teams fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw earlier in the season and if the return match is half as good as their meeting in October, it should be a classic.
Inconsistency of late has seen Staverton’s title challenge all but disappear but the villagers could do some harm to the hopes of Prestige as they ought to get something from the game.
Bromham (Sunday) had a resounding 6-2 victory over King Arms (All Cannings) when the teams last met and although Danny Powell’s side haven’t been at their best for a long time, with just one win in five outings, they should have enough in the tank to complete a league double over Dean Wilson’s side.
Bottom-of-the-table Chippenham West End are due to host Goatacre CC and with their Sutton Benger pitch still in need of a rest after their recent cup game, this could be another game that bites the dust unless there is a marked improvement in the weather by the weekend.
West End, who have not won all season, could fancy their chances of getting something from the game as the cricketers’ go in the game on a five-match winless run but if there is to be a winner, it is likely to be Goatacre who won the reverse clash 4-0.
Corsham CC Wildcats, who hit Staverton for nine in their last outing,visit a North Star A side who will be desperate to avenge their 6-0 mauling from earlier in the season.
North Star have seen an improvement in form since signing a clutch of former Bug & Spider players after their local rivals disbanded earlier this term.
With one loss in four, the hosts could cause an upset, but in truth it should be the Wildcats who chalk up their seventh win and complete a double over Liam Westland’s side.
Should results go their way, second-placed Somerford could find themselves top of the table come Sunday afternoon.
Spike Chandler’s side are on the road at North Star A and although the hosts have lost just once in four games, the visitors to Beversbrook, who have suffered just one loss in their ten matches to date, should keep their title challenge alive with another maximum-point haul to claim win number nine of the campaign.
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