CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
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
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.
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