CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 26th October 2008
INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday the first round of CCSMBA Inter Area matches were contested at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
The East Area started the defence of the title with a well contested win over the West Area. An early advantage was established in the first session 6-2 which was further extended to 12-4 by the half way point. The third session however gave the West some hope as they recorded a 7-1 advantage to close the score up to West 13 points 127 shots East 11 points 123 shots. The East Area however held on claiming an advantage 6-2 in the fourth session to win the match with a final score of East 23 points 181 shots West 13 points 159 shots. East also claimed four additional points for the superior shots scored.
The Central Area were never in trouble in their match against the North Area with a 6-2 advantage in the first session. A shared second session left the score at the half way point 10-6 to Central. The third session saw a repeat of the first with Central extending the lead further to 16-8 and a further 6-2 advantage in the final session left the score at Central 22 points 221 shots North 10 points 140 shots. Central earned the four additional points for the superior shots scored.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall face Somerset at the Dragon Centre on Sunday with the Premier Team still seeking the first win of the season after defeats at Home to Devon and away to Dorset have left the team 20 points adrift of table topping Devon at the bottom of the table. The A Team will be looking to build on the win away to Dorset which sees them currently in third place, 7 points adrift of Somerset in second and 11 points behind Devon.
The Area League programs are now underway, latest Central Area results and tables attached.
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