CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 26 September 2010
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall started there campaign in the English Short Mat Bowls Association Inter County Championship with a trip to Taunton to face Somerset on Sunday (26 September).
The Premier Team started well taking a 5-3 points advantage in the first session. David Studden (Illogan) claiming a dominant 21-8 win over his opponent in Singles. Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) fought back from an early deficit to claim an 11-11 draw in his game. Kevin Williams (Porthleven) and Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) were 20-11 winner in the Pairs. Somerset reversed the score line in the second session to leave the match tied 8-8 at the halfway point. Cornwall’s points recorded by Joe Coups (Illogan), Ken Horrell (Withiel) and Brian Wakeley (Ladock) with a 6-6 draw in the Triples and Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott, Karen Watson and Peter Hore (all Holmans) with a 12-9 win in the Fours after picking up three on the last end.
The third session saw Cornwall collect just two points from the four games to fall 14-10 behind in the match. Cornwall’s points recorded with a 12-8 win thanks to a four on the last end for Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) and Percy Tripp (Helston) in the Pairs. Despite recording two defeats in the session Cornwall’s Singles retained the shots advantage to record the two bonus points. The final session saw Cornwall claim a further two game wins together with the bonus points in the Fours. Carol Ford, Pam Williams and Graham Ford (all St Newlyn East) reversed their morning score line to claim a 15-4 win in the Triples with Peter Hore’s rink recording a well earned 9-4 win. The final match score read Somerset 22 points 160 shots Cornwall 18 points 161 shots.
N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-11 & 14-11; D Studden (Illogan) 8-21 & 15-9
G Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & P Tripp (Helston) 16-7 & 8-12; K Williams (Porthleven) & R Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 11-20 & 16-6
C Ford (St Newlyn East), P Williams (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 15-4 & 4-15; J Coups (Illogan), K Horrell (Withiel) & B Wakeley (Ladock) 6-6 & 8-7
E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans), K Watson (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 9-12 & 4-9; R Christophers (Helston), B Williams (Illogan), G Luke (Ladock), & C Roberts (Ladock) 7-5 & 8-6
The A Team enjoyed a shared first session with wins in the Singles for Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 20-9 and Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) 15-12. The second session was also shared with wins for Tony Jago, Luke Jolly (both Treviscoe) and Derek Swaby (Wadebridge) 13-11 in the Triples and Meg Horrell (Withiel), Margaret Goodwin (Saltash), Grahan Reeves (Saltash) and Derek Newton (Liskeard) 11-8 in the Fours.
Somerset claimed a 6-2 advantage in the third session with Peter Spargo claiming Cornwall’s points with at 18-12 win in the Singles. Cornwall also took the bonus points for most shots in the Singles. The pairs failed to register a point although scores were much closer in the afternoon session. The points were shared in the final session with both counties claimed 2 wins apiece, Somerset the Triples and Cornwall the Fours, Derek Newton’s rink winning 9-6 and Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Peter Sully (Perranporth), David Griffin (Lostwithiel) and Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel) 13-5. The Fours also claimed the bonus points. The final match score read Somerset 22 points 178 shots Cornwall 18 points 174 shots.
P Spargo (Liskeard) 9-10 & 12-18; T Baldwin (Liskeard) 12-15 & 17-7
B Sharp (Dobwalls) & J Ward (Withiel) 17-9 & 12-8; H Kendall (Withiel) & C Stanley (St Newlyn East) 15-8 & 14-13
C Cawrse (Lostwithiel)/S Hodge (Liskeard), M Burden (Dobwalls) & B Sleep (Dobwalls) 11-8 & 9-8; T Jago (Treviscoe), L Jolly (Treviscoe) & D Swaby (Wadebridge) 11-13 & 9-8
K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sully (Perranporth), D Griffin (Lostwithiel) & A Hambley (Lostwithiel) 11-6 & 5-13; M Horrell (Withiel), M Goodwin (Saltash), G Reeves (Saltash) & D Newton (Liskeard) 8-11 & 6-9
Cornwall’s next match will be against Devon on Saturday 16 October at ISCA Indoor Bowls Centre, Exeter.
SUMMER LEAGUE FINAL
Liskeard A claimed the Summer League title over the two leg final against Hotshots played last Wednesday (22 Sept,) at Liskeard and Thursday (23 Sept.) at Holmans.
On Wednesday Liskeard recorded a 25-10 win at home winning 14 of the 21 ends played. Thursday’s game at Holmans was a closely contested affair with neither team able to establish convincing lead. After thirteen ends the score was tied at 8-8. Liskeard took a three on the 14th end but failed to score again in the game with change of playing order for Hotshots resulting in scores of 3,1,1,2,1,1,3 over the remaining ends to win on the night 20-11 but fell short by 6 shots to claim the overall title with the final score after 42 ends reading Liskeard 36 Hotshots 30.
Liskeard A at Liskeard Dorothy Woodyatt, Sheila Hodge, Peter Spargo & Tony Baldwin.
Liskeard A at Holmans Sheila Hodge, Tony Baldwin, Derek Newton & Peter Spargo
Hotshots Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott, Karen Watson & Peter Hore
Over the coming week the local league competitions get under way with around 90 teams competing in the four area leagues across the county.
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