CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 12th OCTOBER 2008
On Saturday (11th October) 18 teams contested the qualification competition for the CCSMBA County Fours Championship at the Dragon Leisure Centre at Bodmin.
The entrants were split into four groups for a round robin competition with the four group winners earning places in the semi finals to be played at the end of the season and the group runners up earning 2 County Points.
From Group 1 the Saltash team of Margaret Goodwin, Margaret Pollard, Graham Reeves and Darren Woolner claimed a clean sweep of wins (6 points +14 shots) to claim a Semi Final place with the Dobwalls team of Robert Rawlings, Bill Sharp, Jean Roper and Brenda Sleep (4 +6) taking second place in the group. Group 2 saw the Penlee team of Keith Williams, Geoff Lane, Nigel Jelbert and Malcolm Furneaux take a clean sweep (6 +13) to claim the group ahead of the Lostwithiel team of Pam Hamley, Betty Temple Smith, David Griffin and Peter Hamley (4 +15).
Group 3 went the way of the Liskeard team of Sheila Hodge, Tony Baldwin, Derek Newton and Peter Spargo also unbeaten through the day (6 +13) with the Troon team of Joe Coups, Una Prideaux, Linda Martin and Gerald Fisher (4 +13) second. Group 4 had the tightest outcome with the team of John & Marion Keers (St Agnes) and Joyce & Norman Ward (Withiel) coming out on top (4 +1) from Jordan Cook (Lerryn), Dave Abbiss, Robert Peareth and Terry Bray (Lostwithiel) (4 -2).
A busy weekend ahead for bowlers with the County Mixed Fours at the Dragon Centre on Saturday with 19 teams entered.
On Sunday the County Squad travel to Lytchett Minster near Poole to face Dorset in the ESMBA Inter County Championship. Cornwall currently hold third place in both the Premier and A team championships after one match for each county and will be keen to record strong results against the county currently lying at the bottom of both tables
The teams have not been announced at the time of writing.
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