Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Summer League Entries to date

St Newlyn East
Ladock Aces
Ladock Braves Treviscoe
Withiel Oaks
Withiel Elms

Tintagel A
Tintagel B
St Tudy
St Minver

West Area Top Team Final

Thanks to Alan Hampton for the Photos.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 22nd March 2009

NEWS RELEASE 22ND March 2009


On Saturday the final stages of the County Mixed Fours were contested at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.

In the Semi Finals the Holman team of Linda Higgins, Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott and Peter Hore raced into a 13-0 lead against Liskeard’s Sheila Hodge, Dorothy Woodyatt, Tony Baldwin and Peter Spargo but failed to score again with Liskeard claiming a 15-13 win to progress into the final. The other Semi went the way of Saltash’s Margaret Pollard, Margaret Pollard, Graham Reeve & Darren Woolner who took a 13-10 winners against a combined Luxulyan & Lostwithiel team of Camilla & Chris Cawrse and Pam & Peter Hamley.

The final went the way of Saltash, 18-17 winners against Liskeard.


The annual challenge fixture against Devon for bowlers not in either county team was also played on Saturday at Bodmin.

Cornwall started well taking a 6-2 lead in the first session with wins for David Griffin (15-12) in the singles, Kevin Williams & Michael Widger (16-11) and Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley (19-9) in the pairs. Devon levelled the score in the second session, Cornwall’s sole win of the session recorded by Keith Williams, Len Coxall, Bob Williams and John Thomas (14-3) in the fours.

Cornwall recorded a clean sweep of wins in the third session, David Griffin (12-11) and Terry Bray (13-9) in the singles. Kevin Williams & Michael Widger (27-1) and Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley (17-8) to take an advantage of 8 points into the last session. Cornwall claimed the bonus points for most shots in the pairs with Devon taking the points for the singles.

Cornwall needed 3 points to secure the match win in the final session and claimed just that amount thanks to a win for Marion Keers, Brian Blackwell & John Keers and a draw for Henry Kendall, Cathy Webb and Joan Boddy in the triples. Devon took the bonus points in the triples and fours to leave the final match score reading Cornwall 21 points 186 shots Devon 19 points 144 shots.


Singles: David Griffin (Lostwithiel) 15-12 & 12-11; Terry Bray (Lostwithiel) 6-18 & 13-9
Pairs: Kevin Williams & Michael Widger (Porthleven) 16-11 & 27-1; Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel) 19-9 & 17-8
Triples: Marion Keers, Brian Blackwell & John Keers (St Agnes) 6-9 & 11-8; Henry Kendall, Cathy Webb & Joan Boddy (Withiel) 8-10 & 8-8
Fours: Keith Williams (Penlee), Len Coxall (Newlyn Trinity), Bob Williams (Troon) & John Thomas (Penzance) 14-3 4-6; Peter Morrish, Mary Moynihan, Margaret Menhenick & John Menhenick 4-7 & 6-14


The Dragon Centre hosted the largest event of the season on Sunday with 128 bowlers taking part in the Inter Area Match involving teams of 32 representing each of the 4 league areas. The West Area retained the title claiming a session advantage in 5 of the 6 sessions of play to claim 34 points overall. Central took second with 29 points with North third on 19 and East fourth on 14.

Pl W D L SF SA Pts
West 24 17 0 7 233 179 34
Central 24 14 1 9 253 177 29
North 24 9 1 14 187 232 19
East 24 7 0 17 159 244 14

Full result details can be found on the CCSMBA website at


The line up for the Bebbington Cup competition, to be played on Sunday 5th April, featuring the four area league winners is now confirmed. Holmans (West), Withiel Oaks (Central), Dobwalls (East) and Tintagel (North).


Four bowlers from the county will travel to Kettering in Northamptonshire during the first week of April to represent Cornwall in the English Short Mat Bowling Association National Championships.

Singles (Thurs 2nd April) – Peter Hore (Holmans)
Pairs (Fri 3rd April) – Geoff Lane (Penlee) & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity)
Fours (Sat 4th April) – Geoff Lane (Penlee), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Peter Hore (Holmans)
Triples (Sun 5th April) –Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Peter Hore (Holmans)


Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 17th March 2009

NEWS RELEASE – 17th March 2009

ESMBA Inter County Championship

Cornwall recently secured the ESMBA A Team Inter County Championship Consolation Shield for the second time in three years with a 26 – 14 points win against Hampshire in Northampton.

Cornwall started the match strongly with three wins out of four in the first session, Peter Spargo (21-10) & Graham Reeve (13-12) in the Singles and Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams (16-9) in the Pairs. The second session saw Cornwall again the more dominant team taking wins in all four games. In the Triples, Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (19-9) and Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (13-5). In the Fours Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (16-8) and Sheila Hodge, Tony Jago, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton (9-5). At the half way point Cornwall held a commanding 14 points to 2 lead.

Hampshire claimed an advantage in the third session, Cornwall’s points recorded by Graham Reeve (21-8) in the Singles. A shared final session, Cornwall’s points recorded in the Triples by Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (11-7) and Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (16-4), saw the match win confirmed.

The final match score, after addition of bonus points, read Cornwall 26 points 198 shots Hampshire 14 points 156 shots.

Singles – P Spargo (Liskeard) 21-10 & 8-21, G Reeves (Saltash) 13-12 & 21-8
Pairs – C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & P Williams (St Newlyn East) 16-9 & 6-18, M Barbery (Dobwalls) & J Ward (Withiel) 12-14 & 9-13
Triples – R Flower (Tintagel), D Swaby (Wadebridge) & N Ward (Withiel) 19-9 & 11-7, P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Roper (Dobwalls) & P Hamley 13-5 & 16-4
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 16-8 & 4-10, S Hodge (Liskeard), T Jago (Treviscoe), B Sleep (Dobwalls) & D Newton (Liskeard) 9-5 & 6-10

County Finals

Last weekend saw the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin play host to the CCSMBA County Finals in the four main disciplines, Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

The Fours were first up on Saturday. In the Semi Finals the Penlee team of Keith Williams, Geoff Lane, Nigel Jelbert & Malcolm Furneaux defeated the Saltash team of Margaret Pollard, Graham Reeves, Margaret Goodwin & Darren Woolner 12-7. The other semi went the way of Liskeard’s Sheila Hodge, Tony Baldwin, Derek Newton & Peter Spargo who were 10-8 winners against the Marion & John Keers (St Agnes) and Joyce & Norman Ward (Withiel).

The 15 end final was a closely fought with and extra end ultimately required to see Penlee claim the title by 12 shots to 11 from Liskeard.

The afternoon session of play saw the County Singles title decided. In the Quarter Finals Robert Flower (Tintagel) defeated Jim Botterill (Treviscoe) 12-3. David Studden (Troon) was a 13-3 winner against Brian Webb (Withiel). Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) took a 10-7 win against Bob Williams (Troon) with David Griffin (Lostwithiel) claiming the final semi final place with an 11-6 win against Gerald Fisher (Troon). The Semi Finals saw Studden defeat Flower 10-4 and Griffin take a 13-6 win against Baldwin.

The 15 end final saw Griffin open up a 12-4 lead after 9 ends before a trio of 2 scores brought Studden back into contention with 3 ends to play. A single for Griffin on the 13th end left Studden 3 behind with 2 ends to play. Studden claimed 2 on the 14th end to close the gap to 1. In the final end a well executed weighted wood was required from Griffin to remove Studden’s scoring bowl to claim the win.

The Triples were first up on Sunday. The Quarter Finals saw Jean Roper, Bill Sharp & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) take a 14-6 win over Meg Horrell, Kathy & Brian Webb (Withiel). Gillian Cawrse (Luxulyan), Pam & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) were 10-7 winners against Eric Body, Joyce & Norman Ward (Withiel). Keith Williams, Malcolm Furneaux (Penlee) & John Thomas (Penzance) took a 14-4 win over Bob Williams, Joe Coups & David Studden (Troon). The final game saw Margaret Goodwin, Graham Reeves & Darren Woolner (Saltash) 17-4 winners against Carolyn Matthews, Jim Stanley & Pam Williams (St Newlyn East).

The semi’s saw Hamley, Cawrse & Hamley 9-4 winners against Roper, Sharp & Sleep and Goodwin, Reeves & Woolner 14-5 winners against Williams, Furneaux & Thomas. Goodwin, Reeves & Woolner claimed the final 12-9 from Hamley, Cawrse & Hamley.

The last competition to be concluded was the Pairs, played out on Sunday afternoon. The Quarter Finals saw Peter Spargo & Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) claim a 13-6 win against Mike Widger & Kevin Williams (Porthleven). Pam & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) were 13-4 winners against Sheila Collins & Pam Williams (St Newlyn East). Margaret Jenkin & Nigel Nicholls took a 12-10 win against Jean Roper & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) and the final game went to Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston), 13-4 winners against Peter Morrish & John Menhenick (Wadebridge).

In the semi’s Baldwin & Spargo were 11-1 winners against Hamley & Hamley and Jenkin & Nicholls 7-6 winners over Christophers & Tripp. Baldwin & Spargo claimed the 15 end final 13-8 from Jenkin & Nicholls.


Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer - CCSMBA

Sunday, 1 March 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 1st March 2009

NEWS RELEASE – 1st March 2009


Cornwall’s Short Mat Bowls County Squad was in action on Saturday in the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation Competition at Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton.

The A Team were involved in a tough match against Northamptonshire. Cornwall collected just one win in the first session, recorded by Graham Reeves (15-12) in the Singles, from the four games. The second session saw Cornwall hit back claiming a 5-3 session advantage thanks to wins in the Triples for Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (14-8), Fours for Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (9-3) and a draw in the Triples for Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (8-8). Halfway through the score line read Northamptonshire 9 points 87 shots Cornwall 7 points 83 shots.

The third session went the way of Northamptonshire with Cornwall claiming 3 of the 8 points on offer with a win for Joyce Ward & Miriam Barbery (15-11) and draw for Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams (14-14) in the Pairs. Cornwall fought back strongly in the final session claiming three wins, Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (8-6) and Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (11-8) in the triples and Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (12-4) in the fours. After addition of the bonus points for most shots on each discipline, shared 4-4 with Northamptonshire claiming the Singles and Pairs and Cornwall the Triples and Fours the final score read Northamptonshire 20 points 171 shots Cornwall 20 points 170 shots.

With the result unable to be settled on games won alone, both counties having won 7 and drawn 2 games a deciding one end bowl off was required. Phil Hicks took on the challenge of facing Brian Nelson, who had faced the same situation in the quarter finals for Northamptonshire. Bowling first Hicks came up short of the jack, Nelson’s first wood also fell short. Hicks adjusted well with his second wood to trail the jack to within a foot of the ditch line. Nelson was unable to respond with his second wood leaving Hicks a clear shot to draw behind the jack and set up a secure position leaving Nelson again unable to respond. Hicks left his final wood just short of the head and despite a well directed running wood Nelson he was unable to make a significant impression on the head and the match win was secured for Cornwall.

Cornwall will face Hampshire in the final of the competition on Sunday (7th March).

Scorers (Northamptonshire first)
Singles – P Spargo (Liskeard) 16-11 & 14-12, G Reeves (Saltash) 12-15 & 16-11
Pairs – C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & P Williams (St Newlyn East) 13-7 & 14-14, M Barbery (Dobwalls) & J Ward (Withiel) 16-10 & 11-15
Triples – R Flower (Tintagel), D Swaby (Wadebridge) & N Ward (Withiel) 8-14 & 6-8, P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Roper (Dobwalls) & P Hamley 8-8 & 8-11
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 3-9 & 4-12, S Hodge (Liskeard), T Jago (Treviscoe), B Sleep (Dobwalls) & D Newton (Liskeard) 11-9 & 11-4

The Premier Team, with 6 changes from the team which defeated Gloucestershire in the Quarter Finals were defeated in their Match against Shropshire despite putting in a much more competitive performance that the previous two occasions they have met. Shropshire gained the upper hand in the first session claiming three out of four games, Cornwall’s win recorded by the Pair of Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp (17-9). The second session saw the points shared with wins for both Cornwall Triples. Jim Stanley, Tom Rigler & Gerald Fisher (15-11) and Jim Rule, Betty Temple-Smith & Chris Cawrse (10-8).

Shropshire sealed the match win in the third session winning all four games and also taking the bonus points in Singles and Pairs. Cornwall took three wins in the final session, Jim Rule, Betty Temple-Smith & Chris Cawrse (11-7) in the Triples, Kath Goodman, Peter Sully, Carol Ford & Graham Ford (14-7) and Graham Luke, Roy Christophers, Brian Wakeley & Chris Roberts (12-8) in the fours. The strong scoring also saw Cornwall claim the bonus points in both the Triples and Fours.

The final score read Cornwall 16 points 152 shots Shropshire 24 points 201 shots.

Scorers (Cornwall first)
Singles N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-15 & 6-14, D Studden (Troon) 4-22 & 6-25
Pairs – G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & N Truscott (Holmans) 13-15 & 7-15, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 17-9 & 8-15
Triples –J Stanley (St Newlyn East), T Rigler (Duloe) & G Fisher (Troon) 15-11 & 7-11, Jim Rule (Lostwithiel), Betty Temple Smith (Lostwithiel) & C Cawrse (Luxulyan) 10-8 & 11-7
Fours – K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sully (Holmans), C Ford (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 5-9 & 14-7, R Christophers (Helston), G Luke (Luxulyan), B Wakeley (Luxulyan) & C Roberts (Ladock) 6-10 & 12-8


Central Area League

Premier Division
P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Withiel Oaks 34 24 2 8 401 239 162 74
2 Luxulyan Golds 32 19 3 10 352 258 94 67
3 Lostwithiel 32 21 2 9 383 256 127 65
4 St Newlyn East 32 19 0 13 299 300 -1 60
5 Luxulyan Maroons 34 17 3 14 284 306 -22 53
6 St Agnes Cuckoos 34 15 1 18 304 328 -24 43
7 Treviscoe Whites 32 12 2 18 297 325 -28 43
8 Ladock A 34 10 3 21 293 357 -64 38
9 Kea 32 11 2 19 248 362 -114 30
10 St Stephen 32 7 0 25 238 368 -130 21

Division One
P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Withiel Elms 36 23 2 11 383 307 76 72
2 Lanjeth Greens 34 22 1 11 373 266 107 67
3 Perranporth Pilchards 32 17 0 15 310 293 17 58
4 St Agnes Choughs 34 17 1 16 369 286 83 55
5 Cubert Blues 32 18 1 13 333 287 46 55
6 Cubert Royals 32 15 3 14 316 270 46 52
7 Ladock B 34 14 4 16 297 341 -44 47
8 Treviscoe Blues 32 13 2 17 242 313 -71 42
9 Goonbarrow Greens 32 13 0 19 261 355 -94 39
10 Lanjeth Whites 34 12 2 20 250 325 -75 34
11 St Agnes Gulls 36 10 4 22 284 375 -91 33


Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer