HONLEY have called in expert help ahead of their petanque challenge match against Heckmondwike.
Didier Chassot, reigning champion of the Dordogne and ranked 45th in France, will give a demonstration at the new terrain.
He is visiting friends in the area and will pass on tips ahead of the freshly-formed club’s first match at Moorbottom a week tomorrow.
Honley’s new pitch is free to use for villagers and boules can be borrowed from the village hall between 9.30am and 3.00pm or after that time, from the Foresters Arms.
Meanwhile, male honour was restored at Heckmondwike when the men’s team beat the women 24-6 in part two of their battle of the sexes.
The women had won the first match and the title will be decided in the final leg on Saturday, January 19.
In the second leg the men prevailed over 30 games, but the winning margin was not as wide as it looks, with both sides reaching double figures in 21 of the games.