CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 14th OCTOBER 2007
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall enjoyed mixed fortunes in their first away match of the 2007/8 ESMBA Inter County Championship on Sunday in Dorset.
The A team followed up the recent win at home against Dorset with a well fought victory in a match where Cornwall were never behind. The first session saw the points shared with Dorset taking both Fours and Cornwall taking both Singles, Peter Spargo claiming an 21-8 win to give Cornwall a shot’s advantage on the session. The second session again saw the points shared with both counties claiming a Pairs and Triples match apiece. Heavy scoring from the pairing of Lin Stephens & Brian Wakeley, 21-9, and the triple of Sheila Flower, Tony Jago & Francis Walther, 14-6, allowed Cornwall to stretch the shots advantage to over 20.
The third session saw Cornwall cease the initiative winning 3 out of four games with the points registered by both singles players Peter Spargo and Graham Reeve and the rink of Tony Baldwin, Jean Roper, Norman Ward & Derek Newton. Dorset claimed a 5-3 advantage in the final session but the damage had already been done with Cornwall claiming the match by 21 points 178 shots to 15 points 164 shots.
The Premier team suffered a heavy defeat, never really in the match. The only resistance coming from the rink of Margaret Jenkin, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott & Graham Ford winning both games in sessions one and three. Cornwall’s other points came from singles player Nigel Nicholls in the third session and the pairing of Gillian Cawrse & Peter Hore in the final session. The final score being Cornwall 8 points 147 shots Dorset 28 points 201 shots.
COUNTY MIXED FOURS
On Saturday, Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre saw the County Mixed Fours qualifier contested by 19 teams. Qualifying for the Finals were, from Group 1 Robert Rawlings, Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep & Jean Roper (Dobwalls), Group 2 Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) & Chris Cawrse (Luxulyan), Group 3 Arthur Searle, Keith Bryant, Judy Ramsey & Francis Walther (Mabe) and Group 4 Roy Christophers (Helston), Una Prideaux, Ann Warren & Dave Studden (Troon).
The runners-up, earning two county points are from Group 1 Rosemary Watson (St Stephen), Jean Grose, Frank Grose (Treviscoe) & Jim Watson (St Stephen), Group 2 Sheila Flower, Carol Wickett, Roger Wickett & Robert Flower (Tintagel), Group 3 Graham Sleep, Diane Dawe, Miriam Barbery & Phil Thomas (Dobwalls) and Group 4 Dorothy Woodyatt, Sheila Hodge, Tony Baldwin & Peter Spargo (Liskeard)
This Sunday the first of three rounds of the Inter Area League matches take place at the Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin with teams of 20 representing each of the four area leagues in a competition which follows the format of Inter County Matches.
Inter County Scores
Premier Team (Dorset First)
Dave Studden (Troon) 15-10 & 15-11; Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 17-9 & 10-17
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 7-10 & 4-18; Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls), Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 11-4 & 14-2
Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston) 19-11 & 11-10; Gillian Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 18-12 & 10-13
Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Chris Roberts (Ladock) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 12-5 & 11-9; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Mike Jefferies (Penlee) 12-4 & 15-2
A Team (Dorset First)
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 8-21 & 11-18; Graham Reeve (Saltash) 11-12 & 13-14
Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Jean Roper (Dobwalls), Norman Ward (Withiel) & Derek Newton (Duloe) 8-7 & 7-12; Joe Coup (Troon), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 10-2 & 12-5
Lin Stephens & Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 9-21 & 15-8; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 21-11, 12-16
Robert Flower (Tintagel), Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel) 8-7 & 14-2; Sheila Flower (Tintagel), Anthony Jago (Treviscoe) & Francis Walther Mabe) 6-14 & 8-8