WNBL1 Preview: Week 10 (4/5 December 2021) - live streams, stats and more

A quartet of D1W games help to make up a busy weekend in the WNBL.

With a pair of National Cup's quarter-finals also taking place this Sunday, there's a lot of action on offer for fans across the country.

We take a look at all the league games below, with links to live stats and live streams at the bottom of the page.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (4-2) v Team Solent Kestrels (3-4)

Solent head up the country to Uxbridge tomorrow to take on the surging Thames Valley Cavaliers.

After a slow start to the season, the Cavs have now won three in a row and will represent a real test for the visitors in this one.

That test will be made even more difficult by the fact the Kestrels have dropped three on the trot, including an 85-61 home game against Cardiff last weekend.

Ezekiela Lisk (12.4PPG, 7.8RPG), Katherine Goldsby (13.5PPG, 7.2RPG) and Chinwe Iwunze (10.2PPG, 7.5RPG) have all impressed across TVC's recent streak, and this game represents the opener of a five game home stand that could allow last season's #8 seeds to really cement their current top four spot.

Despite their recent woes, Solent will no doubt be buoyed by the recent return of Kristina Velkey-Cleeve and some strong form from Detti Balla, who's efforts last time out earned her a Team of the Week berth.


Elsewhere this weekend

Three other games feature this weekend, including Ipswich (4-1) against Reading Rockets (2-4).

The Rockets have been off to a tough start to the season but won last weekend in London, beating the Lions 79-72.

With only one defeat so far this season, which came against unbeaten leaders CoLA, Ipswich will be a tough opponent tomorrow, especially on their own court. The reigning D1W champs are unbeaten at home this season across three league games.

London Lions II (1-7) will keep working hard to correct their current form, and that continues tomorrow against Anglia Ruskin University (3-2).

Despite her side being one from bottom of the D1W standings, Fatmata Janneh has been a standout for Lions. Her 144 efficiency and 24.5PPG both lead the league this season.

ARU's Katrin Hulme has also been impressive, she's third in the league with 16.8PPG and second for rebounding (14.3RPG).

Sunday's only game involved Worcester Wolves (4-3) as they host Cardiff Met Archers II (4-4). 

Winners of their last two against Nottingham and London, the Wolves would love to make it three in a row but it won't be easy.

Cardiff pulled of a surprise win on the road in Solent last weekend and appear to be hitting some form of their own, winning two of their last three.

These two teams are set to meet twice this month, with a return leg in Cardiff set for the 19th. Both teams would no doubt love to secure some early bragging rights here

This weekend's fixtures:

Saturday 4 December

2pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers v Team Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Ipswich v Reading Rockets - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

6:30pm - London Lions II v Anglia Ruskin University - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Sunday 5 December

4pm - Worcester Wolves v Cardiff Met Archers II - LIVE STATS

Main image credit - Luke Simcock