CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 2nd DECEMBER 2007
Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre was the venue for Cornwall’s latest ESMBA Inter County Championship fixture on Sunday when Dorset were the visitors.
The A Team recorded the best score of the competition so far this season in claiming an unbeaten 35-1 win over Dorset. In the singles Peter Spargo made it 10 out of 10 for the season including a 20 shot win in the afternoon session. Brian Wakeley, on his singles debut, claimed his second win of the day on the very last wood of his game. In the fours Elise Daniell, Tony Baldwin, Jean Roper and Norman Ward recorded a 24 shot advantage over their two games with Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell and Phil Hicks claiming a seven shot advantage on both games.
The morning session of pairs was the closest of the day with Joe Coup & Lynn Stephens winning by 1 shot and Joyce Ward & Bill Sharp drawing. In the afternoon session both pairs won claiming 12 and 16 shot advantages respectively. The triples of Sheila Hodge, Miriam Barbery and Derek Newton & Kath Goodman, Tony Jago and Francis Walther won both games in the morning and both came from behind to win in the afternoon session in the last games to finish to preserve the unbeaten record for the day.
The final match score being Cornwall 35 points 238 shots Dorset 1 point 134 shots.
The Premier Team recorded their best score of the season to date with both counties claiming 8 wins apiece, but Dorset took the overall victory by 32 shots.
The first session went Dorset’s way with three wins, David Studden claiming Cornwall only win in the singles. Large wins for Dorset in the other singles and one of the fours saw them also claim a 29 shot lead. Session Two, Pairs and Triples, saw the points shared with Cornwall’s wins recorded by Carolyn Matthews and Chris Roberts in the pairs and the triple of Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Percy Tripp. At the half way point Dorset led by 4 points and 19 shots.
The third session again saw the points shared with both Cornwall fours, Margaret Jenkins, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott and Graham Ford & Pam Hamley, Robert Flower, Roger Edwards and Peter Hamley winning but the 9 shots advantage earned was wiped out by Dorset’s wins in the singles allowing Dorset to stretch the shots lead to 33 going into the final session.
The final session saw Cornwall claim a 6-2 points advantage with wins in the pairs for Carolyn Matthews and Chris Roberts & Gillian Cawrse and Peter Hore and the triple of Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Percy Tripp. The final match score being Cornwall 16 points 157 shots Dorset 20 points 189 shots after the addition of the 4 bonus points for most shots.
COUNTY TWO WOOD SINGLES
On Saturday 37 bowlers contested the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Singles at the Dragon Centre.
Qualifiers for the finals are Kath Goodman (Treviscoe) 6 pts +9 shots, David Griffin (Lostwithiel) 6 +10, Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 6 +13, Jim Ashton (Saltash) 6 +21, Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) 4 +21, David Studden (Troon) 6 +19, Gerald Fisher (Troon) 4 +14 & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 4 +24.
This weekend the qualification competition for the County Singles will take place over two days at the Dragon Centre in Bodmin.
Latest league positions can be found on the following links.
West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications
Central Area Premier Division http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/centprem.php
Central Area Division One http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/cent1st.php
East Area Premier Division http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/eastprem.php
East Area Division One http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/east1st.php
North Area Division One http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php
North Area Division Two http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php
Inter County Scores
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 9-19, 6-18; Dave Studden (Troon) 14-13 & 7-18
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 6-9 & 10-7; Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Robert Flower (Tintagel), Roger Edwards (Withiel) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 1-18 & 10-4
Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 18-9 & 10-9; Gillian Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 13-18 & 16-13
Roy Christophers (Helston), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 11-13 & 6-10; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Percy Tripp (Helston) 11-3 & 9-8
Table P W D L Pts
Somerset 5 4 0 1 105
Devon 5 3 1 1 103
Dorset 5 2 1 2 94
Cornwall 5 0 0 5 58
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 15-10 & 26-6; Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 17-12 & 18-16
Elise Daniell (Holmans), Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Jean Roper (Dobwalls) & Norman Ward (Withiel) 16-2 & 14-4; Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 8-6 & 10-5
Joe Coup (Troon) & Lin Stephens (Treviscoe) 11-10 & 21-9; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 13-13, 23-7
Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Miriam Barbery (Dobwalls) & Derek Newton (Duloe) 15-9 & 10-9; Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Tony Jago (Treviscoe) & Francis Walther (Mabe) 12-9 & 9-7
Table P W D L Pts
Somerset 5 4 0 1 121
Cornwall 5 4 0 1 117
Devon 5 2 0 3 76
Dorset 5 0 0 5 46