CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 28th OCTOBER 2007
On Sunday Cornwall faced Somerset at Bodmin’s Dragon Centre in the latest ESMBA Inter County Championship Fixture.
The Premier Team faced a difficult match against a team with wins at home against Dorset and away to Devon already recorded this season. The first session saw the points shared Cornwall claiming wins in the singles for David Studden and the rink of Margaret Jenkins, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott & Graham Ford. The second session saw wins for Joe Coups & Peter Hore in the pairs and Roy Christophers, Brenda Sleep and Carol Ford in the triples. At the half way point the match score read Cornwall 8 points 84 shots Somerset 8 points 84 shots.
The afternoon went the way of Somerset, taking 3 out of 4 games in the third session with Cornwall’s only points coming from the rink of Carolyn Matthews, Jean Roper, Chris Roberts & Peter Hamley. The final session saw Cornwall claim just one point from Coups & Hore in the pairs. The final score being Cornwall 11 points 157 shots Somerset 25 points 187 shots.
The A team match saw the two unbeaten teams in the South West so far this season up against each other. This match looked to be heading Somerset’s way right from the first session when they claimed 3 games to Cornwall’s 1 and a 15 shot advantage. Cornwall points recorded by singles player Peter Spargo. Somerset took a clean sweep of the second session to lead by 12 points and 44 shots at the half way point.
Cornwall hit back in the third session taking 3 out of 4 games with wins for Peter Spargo, maintaining his unbeaten run in this seasons competition, Graham Reeves in the other singles game and the rink of Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks. The final session saw Somerset taking 3 out of 4 games with the pairing of Sheila & Robert Flower taking Cornwall’s only points. The final score being Cornwall 10 points 138 points Somerset 26 points 188 shots.
Cornwall’s players have an early opportunity to bounce back from this disappointing result when they travel to Exeter on Saturday to take on Devon.
On Saturday 29 teams competed in the County Triples Qualifier at Bodmin’s Dragon Centre.
The 8 teams progressing to the finals later in the season are
J Coups, B Williams & D Studden (Troon)
J Ward, C Roberts & R Edwards (Withiel)
P Williams, C Matthews & J Watson (St Newlyn East)
L Stephens, J Botterill & B Wakeley (Treviscoe)
P Hamley, C Cawrse & P Hamley (Lostwithiel)
B Lewis, D Newton & A Trubshaw (Duloe)
B Sharp, B Sleep & J Roper (Dobwalls)
C Ford, T Buscombe, G Ford (St Newlyn East)
Sat 3 Nov Inter County v Devon - AWAY Isca Centre, Exeter
Sat 10 Nov Western Division 4 Wood Mixed Pairs Goldsithney & Marazion
Tue 13 Nov CCSMBA Commitee Meeting Lostwithiel Social Club
Sat 17 Nov Inter Area League (North v West, East v Central) Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 24 Nov County 4 Wood Pairs Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 25 Nov County 4 Wood Pairs Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 1 Dec County 2 Wood Singles Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 2 Dec Inter County v Dorset - HOME Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 8 Dec County Singles Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 9 Dec County Singles Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Inter County Scores
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-13 & 10-15; Dave Studden (Troon) 12-10 & 11-12
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 11-8 & 9-12; Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East), Jean Roper (Dobwalls) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 5-14 & 8-6
Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel) & Percy Tripp (Helston) 10-21 & 12-18; Joe Coup (Troon) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 19-5 & 13-13
Roy Christophers, Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 10-3 & 4-14; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Mike Jefferies (Penlee) 6-10 & 6-13
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 14-12 & 15-13; Graham Reeve (Saltash) 8-19 & 12-10
Marilyn Stewart (Lostwithiel), Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Norman Ward (Withiel) & Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel) 5-8 & 7-8; Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 7-10 & 11-4
Sheila Flower (Tintagel) & Robert Flower (Tintagel) 3-19 & 11-9; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 21-11, 12-16
Lin Stephens (Treviscoe), Derek Newton (Duloe) & Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 9-10 & 10-12; Kath Goodman, Anthony Jago (Treviscoe) & Francis Walther (Mabe) 9-12 & 4-13