CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 30th December 2007
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall travel to Somerset on Sunday for the final match of the group stage of the ESMBA Inter County Championship. In the home fixtures Cornwall suffered double defeat with the Premier team going down 11-25 and the A team losing 10-26. Cornwall have enjoyed better results in the subsequent matches against Devon & Dorset. The ESMBA have published the draws for the knockout stages of the Inter County Championship later in the season.
The A Team, having won the consolation competition last season have qualified for the main competition this season. They go into the match against Somerset just four points behind in a bid to seal the South West group win. Cornwall are already guaranteed progression to a quarter final match at Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton on Sunday 3rd February. A win of 5 or more points will see a match against one of Norfolk, Northants, Essex or Kent. Any other result will see Oxfordshire as the likely opponents.
The Premier Team, regardless of the result against Somerset , will face either Worcestershire, Gloucestershire or Herefordshire in a preliminary round game of the consolation competition on either Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th January at a venue yet to be decided.