CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 5th OCTOBER 2008
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall faced Devon at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin on Saturday (4th October) in the first fixture of the 2008/9 ESMBA Inter County Championship campaign.
Cornwall’s Premier Team started well claiming an advantage in the first of the four sessions with wins for both the Pairs, Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (17-11) and Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp (16-9) and a draw in the Singles for Nigel Nicholls (13-13) leaving the match score at Cornwall 5 points 59 shots Devon 3 points 47 shots. The second session saw Cornwall hold on to the overall advantage with wins for the Triples of Graham Luke, Lin Stephens & Brian Wakeley (11-5) and Margaret Jenkins, Frances Walther & Chris Roberts (13-5). Defeats for both Fours of 7-12 and 5-10 left the score at the half way point Cornwall 9 points 95 shots Devon 7 points 79 shots.
Devon regrouped after the lunch interval winning three out of four games in the third session, Cornwall’s only win being recorded by Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (13-12). With a session to play Devon had moved into the lead of the match with the score reading Cornwall 11 points 142 shots Devon 13 points 137 shots. The final session proved to be disaster for Cornwall losing all four games to leave the score at Cornwall 11 points 159 shots Devon 200 shots 21 points. With additional bonus points now added for the aggregate score in each discipline the final score read Cornwall 13 points 159 shots Devon 27 points 200 shots.
The first session of the A Team match saw Devon take an advantage they would not surrender for the day, Cornwall’s points in the session being recorded by the Singles players with a win for Graham Reeves (19-6) and a draw for Peter Spargo (11-11) with the score at Cornwall 3 points 49 shots Devon 5 points 49 shots. Just one win in the second session, recorded by the four of Anthony Jago, Thomas Rigler, Una Prideaux and Norman Ward (11-4) saw Devon further extend their lead at the halfway point. The score now reading Cornwall 5 points 72 shots Devon 11 points 85 shots.
The third session went the way of Cornwall with wins in both Singles for Peter Spargo (24-7) and Graham Reeves (14-9) and in the Pairs for Carolyn Matthews and Robert Flower (13-8) to close the score up to read Cornwall 11 points 134 shots Devon 13 points 127 shots with a session to play. The final session saw Devon wrap up the match win with three wins from the four games, Cornwall’s win recorded by the four of Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (11-7). The final score, with the bonus points added Cornwall 15 points 170 shots Devon 25 points 169 shots.
Cornwall’s next fixture will be in away to Dorset on 19th October.
Premier Team Cornwall 15 points 170 shots Devon 25 points 169 shots
Singles - N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 13-13 & 11-15, D Studden (Troon) 13-14 & 14-17
Pairs - G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Tripp (Helston) 17-11 & 13-12, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 16-9 & 9-16
Triples - G Luke (Luxulyan), L Stephens (Treviscoe) & B Wakeley (Luxulyan) 11-5 & 6-17, M Jenkins (Newlyn Trinity), F Walther (Mabe) & C Roberts (Ladock) 13-5 & 6-20
Fours - J Coup (Troon), P Sully (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 7-12 & 4-12, R Christophers (Helston), B Sleep (Dobwalls), C Ford (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 5-10 & 1-12
A Team Cornwall 15 points 170 shots Devon 25 points 169 shots
Singles - P Spargo (Liskeard) 11-11 & 24-7 , G Reeves (Saltash) 19-6 & 14-9
Pairs - C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & R Flower (Tintagel) 8-16 & 13-8, E Daniell (Holmans) & J Ward (Withiel) 11-16 & 11-18
Triples - S Hodge (Liskeard), M Barbery (Dobwalls) & D Newton (Liskeard) 4-9 & 12-13, P Williams (St Newlyn East), M Turner (Liskeard) & J Roper (Dobwalls) 5-8 & 8-12
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 3-15 & 11-7, A Jago (Treviscoe), T Rigler (Duloe), U Prideaux (Troon) & N Ward (Withiel) 11-4 & 5-10
On Saturday (11th October) the first of the County Championship qualification competitions takes place at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin with 20 teams competing for the 8 places in the County Finals to be played later in the season.
SOUTH WEST COUNTIES v ENGLAND
A number of bowlers will travel to Wincanton this weekend (11th & 12th October) to play as part of a South West Counties team against the England Squad.
Gillian Cawrse, Camilla Cawrse, Chris Cawrse (Luxulyan), Percy Tripp, Roy Christophers (Helston), Dave Studden (Troon), Geoff Lane (Penlee), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity)
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