CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 22ND March 2009
COUNTY MIXED FOURS
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
INTER AREA MATCH
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 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=ia08_Match2203.
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)
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