Wednesday Sport: Bragging rights at stake in the Premier Division


FOUR of the top six teams are in the Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Division teams are in action tonight – and with serious local bragging rights at stake.

Third placed Ball Haye Green are away to Silverdale Athletic (fourth), while Leek CSOB (sixth) face Redgate Clayton (sixth) at home.

Green – five points clear of CSOB, but having played two games more – will want to collect maximum points from what is their final game in order to avoid the risk being overtaken by their local rivals.

CSOB, of course, will also be desperate to take maximum points from Redgate Clayton to maintain the battle for local honours.

In the other Premier Division fixture, already declared champions Abbey Hulton United, who beat Silverdale Athletic 5-3 in last Friday night’s Leek Cup final at Ball Haye Green, travel to Ashbourne FC.

Tonight’s (May 3) fixtures:-


Premier Division: Silverdale Athletic v Ball Haye Green; Ashbourne FC v Abbey Hulton United; Leek CSOB v Redgate Clayton.

Division One: Foley Meir v Stone Dominoes; MMU Cheshire v Cheadle Town Res; Redgate Clayton Res v Keele University; Wolverhampton SC v Milton United.

Division Two North: AFC Alsager v Congleton Rovers; Audley Res v Staffordshire Moorlands; Milton United Res v Keele University Res.

Division Two South: Hilton Harriers Athletic Res v Walsall Phoenix.


KNYPERSLEY Cricket Club have honoured a family associated with the club for many years.

The striking black/white pavillion at the Tunstall Road ground has been re-named ‘The Lowe Pavilion.’

It is a special tribute to father and son cricketers Levi and Les Lowe who spent most of their lives with the club.

Les died last year, aged 68, while Levi passed away in 1984. Their ashes are scattered at the ground.