CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 9th November 2008
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall’s Premier Team travelled to Winkleigh on Saturday to face Devon in their latest ESMBA Inter County Championship fixture.
Cornwall started well taking an advantage in the first session with wins for Nigel Nicholls in the Singles (11-12), Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (5-19) and Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp (9-13) in the Pairs. Cornwall took a lead of 6 points to 2 and 53 shots to 43 into the second session which provided just one Cornish win in the Fours for Graham Luke, Roy Christophers, Lin Stephens and Brian Wakeley (5-6). At the half way point the points were shared 8 all but Devon held a 22 shot lead, after a large win in the triples.
The third session saw Nigel Nicholls (8-18) and Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp (10-11) claim wins for Cornwall to keep the points score level going into the final session although Devon extended the shots advantage to 27. The last session saw Devon make good use of the home advantage to win the match claiming 3 out of 4 wins, Cornwall’s points recorded by Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (5-12) in the Triples.
Superior scoring by Devon in the Singles, Triples and Fours saw Devon claim 6 of the 8 bonus points for most shots scored.
The final score of the match Devon 24 points 180 shots - Cornwall 16 points 141 shots.
Singles – N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-12 & 8-18, D Studden (Troon) 18-9 & 21-8
Pairs – G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Tripp (Helston) 5-19 & 11-8, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 9-13 & 10-11
Triples – E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 22-0 & 5-12, J Coup (Troon), C Roberts (Ladock) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 13-6, 8-7
Fours – P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Rule (Lostwithiel), G Fisher (Troon) & P Hamley (Lostwithiel) 10-6 & 1702, G Luke (Luxulyan), R Christophers (Helston), L Stephens (Treviscoe) & B Wakeley (Luxulyan) 5-6, 7-4
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.
A busy weekend ahead for bowlers with the Inter Area League on Saturday and County Triples on Sunday at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
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