CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 4th January 2009
ESMBA INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall’s County teams enjoyed mixed results in the final group games of the 2008/9 season on Sunday against Somerset at Wincanton.
The A Team completed the group stages with a with a strong performance claiming a 26 points 195 shots to 14 points 158 shots win. The first session saw the points shared with wins for Peter Spargo in the singles (16-4) and Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams in the pairs (20-9). The second session saw both triples claiming wins, Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (12-7) and Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (14-8). At the halfway point in the match the score stood at Somerset 8 points 84 shots Cornwall 8 points 101 shots.
Cornwall took control of the match in the third session claiming 3 out of 4 games, with wins in the singles for Peter Spargo (17-6) and pairs for Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams (16-10) and Joyce Ward & Miriam Barbery (12-10). Superior scoring saw Cornwall claim the bonus points in both disciplines. An equally dominant final session with a win in the triples for Bob Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (9-8) and both fours Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (10-6) and Sheila Hodge, Tony Jago, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton (12-9) saw Cornwall secure the match win. The triples also claimed the bonus points whilst the fours missed out by a shot. Cornwall finished the group stage of the competition on 124 points in third place to claim a place in the quarter finals of the Consolation competition.
Scorers (Somerset first)
Singles – P Spargo (Liskeard) 4-16 & 6-17, G Reeves (Saltash) 18-15 & 12-11
Pairs – C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & P Williams (St Newlyn East) 9-20 & 10-16, M Barbery (Dobwalls) & J Ward (Withiel) 15-9 & 10-12
Triples – R Flower (Tintagel), D Swaby (Wadebridge) & N Ward (Withiel) 7-12 & 8-9, P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Roper (Dobwalls) & P Hamley 8-14 & 13-7
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 13-6 & 6-10, S Hodge (Liskeard), T Jago (Treviscoe), B Sleep (Dobwalls) & D Newton (Liskeard) 10-9 & 9-12
The Premier Team suffered a dismal day claiming just 5 points, all in the morning session, to go down to a score line of Somerset 35 points 250 shots Cornwall 5 points 144 shots. Cornwall’s points were recorded by Nigel Nicholls in the singles (19-9), Gillian Cawrse and Percy Tripp in the pairs (12-10) and Kath Goodman, Peter Sully, Carol & Graham Ford (8-8). Consolation for Cornwall was that the five points scored saw Cornwall finish above Dorset in the final table.
Scorers (Somerset first)
Singles – N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 9-19 & 15-10, D Studden (Troon) 16-9 & 24-5
Pairs – G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Tripp (Helston) 10-12 & 14-11, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 9-13 & 21-10
Triples – E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 13-5 & 22-7, J Coup (Troon), G Fisher (Troon) & C Roberts (Ladock) 13-6 & 16-12
Fours – K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sulley (Holmans), C Ford (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 8-8 & 17-7, R Christophers (Helston), G Luke (Luxulyan), L Stephens (Treviscoe) & B Wakeley (Luxulyan) 23-3 & 10-7
ESMBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
A full days bowling is planned for Saturday (10th January) at Luxulyan Village Hall with a small group of bowlers contesting the qualification competitions for the ESMBA National Championships with one place on offer in each of the four disciplines, singles, pairs, triples and fours.
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