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Buoyant West Bowling out to reign over Queens
West Bowling return to Pennine League Premier Division action full of confidence following last week’s thrilling Yorkshire Cup win when they entertain Leeds-based outfit Queens on Saturday.
Bowling, whose cup triumph saw them overcome Norland Sharks 24-22, have a clutch of experienced players bidding for selection, with the return of Jonny Summers, Connor Wood, Sha Basha and Nathan Light.
Jason Marshall (ankle) and Jack Milburn (shoulder) will miss out through injury.
With one win in three outing, Wests have an almost identical record to their menacing visitors but home advantage should tip the scales in their favour.
Coach Jason Hirst declared numerous enforced changes are likely but one man he will want on the teamsheet is Steve Illingworth, who was very impressive last time out.
Keighley, who are one of four Premier outfits with a solitary win, will be looking to double the tally against Bank Top Harriers, who are still finding their feet in the top tier having only played twice so far.
Queensbury will fancy their chances of returning from Chequerfield Rangers with the spoils in the Championship, while Birkenshaw will be hoping to end Championship Division One outfit Bentley Good Companions’ impressive home form in Doncaster.
In Division One, Wyke, who will be in buoyant mood following last week’s win at Dodworth, need to stage a repeat display at home to Sharlston Rovers A.
Odsal Sedbergh face a tough test at unbeaten leaders Brotherton Bulldogs.
Wibsey Warriors A journey to Stainland Stags in a top of Division Two clash. Clayton have a golden opportunity to kick-start their beleaguered start to the season at home to hit-and-miss visitors Criggleston-Kettlethorpe.
West Bowling A have Scott Smith back on best behaviour after an eight-match suspension in the Division Four clash at Emley Moor but Gavin Wilkinson is still out injured.
Leaders Victoria Rangers will be intent on keeping their impressive unbeaten start at home to Meltham All Blacks.
Anyone looking for a robust local derby will not go far wrong with a trip to see Odsal Sedbergh A take on Queensbury B in Division Seven.
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