14th Dec, 2017

FIVE FOR THE WEEK: Our look at the best sporting action for the week ahead

MISERABLE weather populated the midlands this week.

But with a bright forecast ahead this weekend, some of our local sporting clubs will return to action without having to worry about a drop or two of rain.

Observer sports editor Shaun Reynolds takes a brief look at the sporting action ahead in the midlands this weekend in our latest ‘Five For The Week’ feature.

1. Leamington FC vs Southport, Saturday August 11, 3pm.

A positive start for Paul Holleran’s men last Saturday against Gainsborough was dampened by a home loss to Tamworth.

This weekend marks another home fixture for Leamington as they take on Southport, a side likely to bring a large away following.

The club will be hoping for a positive result following the shock departure of Courtney Baker-Richardson.

2. British Bowls Championships, throughout the week.

The national bowls championships has arrived in Leamington, and it runs until early August.

With a range of events, categories, and formats on show, the free-to-attend event always proves popular with locals.

3. Rugby vs Coleshill, Warwickshire Premier Cricket League, Saturday August 11, 1pm.

It won’t be long until the cricket season comes to an end. It doesn’t feel long ago the rain covers were coming out for the first time in April.

A win at Olton last weekend following a premature declaration has put Rugby right back in with a chance of winning the Premier League.

A win against Coleshill will strengthen their case.

4. Rugby Town vs Long Eaton United Tuesday, August 15, 7.45pm.

Rugby Town play their first competitive home fixture on Tuesday evening when they host Long Eaton United.

Town advanced past the FA Cup preliminary first round last weekend with a win at the Butts Park Arena against Coventry United.

Now in the fifth-tier of non-league, Town will be looking to start their home campaign in style.

5. Kenilworth Wardens vs Knowle and Dorridge, Saturday August 11, 12pm.

Local rivals Wardens and Knowle and Dorridge will battle it out on Saturday in their latest BPL fixture.

Knowle and Dorridge, currently topping the BPL, will be looking to pull clear of Berkswell, while Wardens must not become complacent against the thought of relegation.

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