CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 2nd November 2008
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall enjoyed a double success in Sunday’s ESMBA Inter County Championship fixture against Somerset played at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
The Premier Team match started with a tight first session which saw the points shared and just two shots separating the counties in favour of the visitors. David Studden in the Singles (14-10) and Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp in the Pairs (14-11) claiming Cornwall’s points. The second session again saw the points shared with wins for the both Cornwall Triples of Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (15-12) and Joe Coups, Chris Roberts & Graham Ford (13-6). At the halfway point with the points shared 8 apiece Cornwall held a slender 3 shot lead 97-94.
The third session saw Cornwall take a dominant position in the match with wins on all four mats, Nigel Nicholls (16-11) and David Studden (17-13) in the singles and Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (18-14) and Geoff Lane and Bill Sharp (14-8) in the Pairs. The solid scoring also ensured that the bonus points for most shots in each discipline went the way of Cornwall. With a session left Cornwall led 20-8 on points and 162-140 on shots. The final session saw the points shared thanks to wins for both triples, Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (9-2) and Joe Coups, Chris Roberts & Graham Ford (9-6) ensuring a further two bonus points securing the first win of the season for the Premier Team.
The final score of the match Cornwall 26 points 190 shots – Somerset 14 points 172 shots.
Singles – N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 13-17 & 16-11, D Studden (Troon) 14-10 & 17-13
Pairs – G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Tripp (Helston) 11-16 & 18-14, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 14-11 & 14-8
Triples – E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 5-12 & 9-2, J Coup (Troon), C Roberts (Ladock) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 13-6, 9-6
Fours – P Hamley (Lostwithiel), P Sully (Holmans), J Rule (Lostwithiel) & P Hamley (Lostwithiel) 11-12 & 5-15, G Luke (Luxulyan), R Christophers (Helston), L Stephens (Treviscoe) & B Wakeley (Luxulyan) 6-10, 5-9
Devon took an early 5-3 points and 13 shot lead in the A Team match, Cornwall’s points recorded by Peter Spargo with a draw (12-12) in the Singles and Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams (14-9) in the Pairs. Cornwall hit back in the second session with wins in the Triples for Una Prideaux, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (9-7) and the Fours of Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (14-2) and Sheila Hodge, Miriam Barbery, Brenda Sleep and Derek Newton (11-3). At the halfway point Cornwall held the lead 9 points to 7 and 92 shots to 84.
The points were shared in the third session with wins for Peter Spargo (18-7) in the Singles and Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams (14-10) in the Pairs. Wins for Una Prideaux, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (10-7) in the Triples and Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (9-4) in the Fours in the final session left the outcome of the match dependent on the bonus points for the most shots in each discipline. The additional points were shared with Somerset taking the Singles and Pairs with Cornwall taking the Triples and Fours.
The final score of the match Cornwall 21 points 174 shots – Somerset 19 points 161 shots
Singles – P Spargo (Liskeard) 12-12 & 18-7, G Reeves (Saltash) 10-16 & 5-17
Pairs – K Goodman (Treviscoe) & J Ward (Withiel) 7-19 & 8-12, C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & P Williams (St Newlyn East) 14-9 & 14-10
Triples – Una Prideaux (Holmans), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge) & N Ward (Withiel) 9-7 & 10-7, T Jago (Treviscoe), T Rigler (Duloe), & F Walther (Mabe) 15-16 & 11-12
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 14-2 & 9-4, S Hodge (Liskeard), M Barbery (Dobwalls) & B Sleep (Dobwalls), D Newton (Liskeard) 11-3 & 7-8
Cornwall’s Premier Team travel to Winkleigh to face Devon on Saturday (8th November), the A Team are next in action when Dorset are visitors to the Dragon Centre on Sunday 30th November when both teams will be in action.
WESTERN DIVISION 4 WOOD PAIRS
The first Western Division Competition takes place this Saturday (8th November) with the 4 Wood Pairs being contested at Marazion and Goldsithney with 41 pairs entered.
Area League results are now being updated regularly and can be found on the CCSMBA Website using the following links.
Central Premier http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=13958
Central Div 1 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=13960
North Div 1 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14006
North Div 2 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14007
East Premier http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14008
East Div 1 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14009
West Area – Sent direct by area league co-ordinator.
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