CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 18 October 2009
On Saturday (17 October) the County Fours competition took place at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin with 28 teams competing for the 8 places available in the County Finals.
Qualifiers from Group One were the Liskeard team of Sheila Hodge, Tony Baldwin, Derek Newton & Peter Spargo with an unbeaten 6 points and +23 shots. The Holmans team of Elise Daniell, Peter Sully, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore claimed Group Two with 4 +40. Group Three went the way of the Lostwithiel team of Dave Abbiss, Peter Moyle, David Griffin & Terry Bray with 4 +19. The Withiel team of Henry Kendall, Joe Dixon, Eric Boddy & Joan Boddy claimed Group Four with 5 +17.
An unbeaten 6 +10 saw the Wadebridge team of Barbara Swaby, M Davies, Mary Moynihan & Derek Swaby claim Group Five. Also unbeaten were the Saltash team of Margaret Goodwin, Melba Kitt, Graham Reeves & Darren Woolner with 6 +12 in Group Six. Rounding off the group winners were the Penlee team of John Dollery, Nigel Jelbert, Malcolm Furneax & Mike Jefferies also unbeaten in Group Seven with 6 +24. Completing the qualifiers as best runners up were the St Newlyn East team of Sheila Collins, Pam Williams, Carol Ford & Graham Ford with 4 +17 in Group One.
All qualifiers will compete the County Finals on Saturday 13 March 2010.
INTER COUNTY V DEVON
On Sunday (18 October) Devon visited the Dragon Leisure Centre to take on Cornwall in the ESMBA Inter County Championship.
The Cornwall Premier Team, buoyant from the recent win away to Somerset came up against a determined Devon team featuring 5 current England Internationals. The first session saw just one win from the four games Cornwall thanks to Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (14-10) in the Pairs. The second session again resulted in Cornwall collecting a solitary win thanks to Pam Williams, Carol Ford & Graham Ford (14-2) in the Triples. At the half way point the score read Cornwall 4 points 86 shots Devon 12 points 95 shots.
The third session again saw Cornwall collect just one win this time thanks to Nigel Nicholls (12-10) in the Singles. The final session of play saw Cornwall claim wins in the Triples for Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Brian Wakeley (9-6) and Fours for Kath Goodman, Peter Sully, Gerald Fisher & John Thomas (9-6) backed up by a draw for Pam Williams, Carol Ford & Graham Ford (9-9) resulting in a 5 points to 3 session advantage. The final score, after addition of bonus points for most shots, read Cornwall 13 points 160 shots Devon 27 points 194 shots.
The A Team started their match well with three wins out of four in the first session thanks to the Singles of Peter Spargo (15-13) & David Griffin (17-10) and Pair of Bill Sharp & Jean Roper (14-10) opening up a 6 points to 2 lead. The second session again saw a 6 -2 score line in Cornwall’s favour thanks to wins for Jim Stanley, Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley (10-8) in the Triples and the Fours of Marion Keers, Joyce Ward, John Keers & Norman Ward (15-7) & Meg Horrell, Camilla Cawrse, Betty Temple-Smith & Carolyn Stanley (12-8). Cornwall held a solid looking 12 points 99 shots to 4 points 81 shots lead at the half way point.
The third session saw wins in the Singles for Peter Spargo (17-8) and David Griffin (14-11) completing a clean sweep of the singles points for the home team and a drawn session leaving Cornwall on the verge of registering their first match win of the season. Devon fought back hard in the final session allowing Cornwall to score just one point recorded by the Four of Marion Keers, Joyce Ward, John Keers & Norman Ward (9-9). This point proved enough when the bonus points were added for most shots the final score read Cornwall 21 points 175 shots Devon 19 points 179 shots.
Cornwall’s next match will be the return against Devon at the Isca Bowls Centre in Exeter on Saturday 31 October.
Singles - P Hore (Holmans) 13-17 & 7-21; N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 12-13 & 12-10
Pairs - G Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & P Tripp (Helston) 14-10 & 12-14; K Williams (Porthleven) & M Widger (Porthleven) 12-17 & 11-20
Triples - P Williams (St Newlyn East), C Ford (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 14-2 & 9-9; E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & B Wakeley (Luxulyan) 10-12 & 9-6
Fours - K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sully (Holmans), G Fisher (Troon) & J Thomas (Penzance) 7-17 & 9-6; G Luke (Luxulyan), R Christophers (Helston), D Newton (Liskeard) & C Roberts (Ladock) 4-7 & 5-13
Singles –P Spargo (Liskeard) 15-13 & 17-8; D Griffin (Lostwithiel) 17-10 & 14-11
Pairs – B Sharp (Dobwalls) & J Roper (Dobwalls) 14-10 & 5-20; M Goodwin (Saltash) & G Reeves (Saltash) 12-13 & 10-14
Triples - A Jago (Treviscoe), M Barbery (Dobwalls) & B Sleep (Dobwalls) 4-12 & 6-12; J Stanley (St Newlyn East), M Stewart (Lostwithiel) & A Hambley (Lostwithiel) 10-8 & 11-13
Fours - M Keers (St Agnes), J Ward (Withiel), J Keers (St Agnes) & N Ward (Withiel) 15-7 & 9-9; M Horrell (Withiel), C Cawrse (Lostwithiel), B Temple-Smith (Lostwithiel) & C Stanley (St Newlyn East) 12-8 & 4-11
North Area - Division Two
St Tudy 20-20 Altarnun
Poughill 27-9 Lanteglos B
Lanteglos B 34-13 Poughill
Stratton A 33-13 Blisland
Altarnun 20-13 St Tudy
St Tudy 15-22 Lanteglos B
Blisland 34-18 Stratton A
Lanteglos B 26-19 St Tudy
P W D L SF SA Pts
Lanteglos B 4 3 0 1 91 74 10
Altarnun 2 1 1 0 40 33 5
Stratton A 2 1 0 1 51 47 4
Poughill 2 1 0 1 40 43 2
Blisland 2 1 0 1 47 51 2
St Tudy 4 0 1 3 67 88 1
Central Area Premier Division
St Agnes Cuckoos 18-20 (6-10 & 12-10) Lostwithiel
St Newlyn East 16-16 (11-5 & 5-11) Ladock A
Lanjeth Greens 21-19 (6-14 & 15-5) Treviscoe Whites
Withiel Oaks 31-15 (10-12 & 21-3) Withiel Elms
Central Area Division One
Perranporth Pilchards 21-15 (4-13 & 17-2) Goonbarrow Greens
St Stephen 17-20 (6-8 & 11-12) Kea Plums
Treviscoe Blues 8-20 (6-8 & 2-12) St Agnes Gulls
Cubert Royals 18-23 (8-14 & 10-9) Cubert Blues
Lanjeth Whites 9-23 (7-10 & 2-13) Ladock B
Next weekend, 24 & 25 October, 60 pairs will compete in the qualification competition for the County 4 Wood Pairs title at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
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