Tuesday, 23 December 2008

CCSMBA News Release - 23rd December 2008

NEWS RELEASE 23rd December 2008

Inter County Championship

Cornwall travel to Wincanton on Sunday (4th January) to face Somerset in the final group match of the ESMBA Inter County Championship.

In the Premier Team competition Devon, who will face Dorset on Saturday (3rd January), hold top spot with 115 points.  Somerset and Cornwall are tied on 98 points with Dorset on 89 points.  
A repeat of the home win against Somerset earlier in the season will see Cornwall qualify for the Main championship and set up preliminary round match against Avon or Gloucestershire.  Defeat will see Cornwall face either Surrey or London in the Consolation competition, all matches scheduled for the weekend of 31st January & 1st February.

Devon also hold top spot in the A Team competition with 123 points with Somerset second on 112, Cornwall third on 98 and Dorset on 67.  A Cornwall win by 15 points or more will see the team claim 2nd spot and a preliminary round match against Essex or Northamptonshire.  Consolidating 3rd spot would see Cornwall face wither Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire or Shropshire in the quarter finals of the consolation competition on the 14th or 15th February.

Premier Team Table
Devon 5 3 2 0 896 822 115
Somerset 5 1 1 3 879 861 98
Cornwall 5 2 0 3 867 901 98
Dorset 5 2 1 2 854 912 89

A Team Table
Devon 5 4 0 1 905 845 123
Somerset 5 3 0 2 921 796 112
Cornwall 5 3 0 2 887 835 98
Dorset 5 0 0 5 759 996 67

County Leagues Mid Season Review

The Premier Division in the Western Division is led at the Christmas break by last seasons Division One champions Holmans with Newlyn Trinity Jowsters in second and Penlee third.  Penzance Rockets hold top spot in Division One from Praa Sand Buckets and Newlyn Trinity Wreckers. Porthleven Treza hold top spot in Division Two from St Ives Trenwith and Newlyn Trinity Luggers. (Subject to confirmation)

In the Central Area the Premier Division sees the top three split by just three points with no clear front runner emerging.  Luxulyan Golds hold top spot with 39 points with Lostwithiel second on 37 and Withiel Oaks third on 36.  Withiel Oaks hold a 14 point advantage at the top of Division One with 49 from Lanjeth Greens second on 35 and Perranporth Pilchards third on 34 with a match in hand.

Newly promoted Landrake hold the top spot in the Eastern Area Premier Division with 39 with Dobwalls on 34 in second and Saltash Blues on 32 in third.  Division One sees the top three seperated by just two points with Rilla Mill top on 39 with Callington Blues second on 28 and Pelynt third on 37.

The North Area league, played to a different format see's Tintagel top of Division One on 16 points from 10 games, Lanteglos A hold second with 15 from 8, Boscastle are third with 14 from 8 and Camelford A have 13 from 6 in fourth place putting them in a good poistion with the games in hand.  Camelford B head up Division Two with 16 from 8 with St Minver on 14 from 6 in second, St Tudy on 13 from 8 in third and Poughill fourth on 12 from 6.


Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association

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