CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 20 September 2010
ESMBA Inter County Championship
Cornwall start their campaign in the English Short Mat Bowls Association Inter County Championship with a trip to Taunton on Sunday (26 September) to face Somerset at the Taunton Deane Indoor Bowls Centre. Following the recent County Trials the following squad has been selected for the match;
N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), D Studden (Illogan), G Cawrse (Lostwithiel), P Tripp (Helston), K Williams (Porthleven), R Thomas (Newlyn Trinity), P Williams (St Newlyn East), C Ford (St Newlyn East), G Ford (St Newlyn East), E Daniell (Holmans), K Watson (Holmans), P Hore (Holmans), J Coups (Illogan), B Williams (Illogan), G Luke (Ladock), B Wakeley (Ladock), R Christophers (Helston), N Truscott (Holmans), K Horrell (Withiel) & C Roberts (Ladock)
P Spargo (Liskeard), G Reeves (Saltash), H Kendall (Withiel), C Stanley (St Newlyn East), B Sharp (Dobwalls), J Ward (Withiel), S Hodge (Liskeard), M Burden (Dobwalls), B Sleep (Dobwalls), T Jago (Treviscoe), L Jolly (Treviscoe), D Swaby (Wadebridge), K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sully (Perranporth), D Griffin (Lostwithiel), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), M Horrell (Withiel), M Goodwin (Saltash), T Baldwin (Liskeard), D Newton (Liskeard)
The County Competition draws will take place on Saturday afternoon at Luxulyan Village Hall from 14.30 hours.
Over the weekend (18 & 19 September) Holman bowlers Peter Hore and Karen Watson travelled to Brackley, Northamptonshire to represent England against a select team chosen by the ESMBA President.
On Saturday both players recorded 100% records with Karen winning all 3 of her games and Peter winning both of his. Karen teamed up with David Newsome (North Yorkshire), Dave Lamb (Norfolk) and Melvin Woods (Norfolk) for a 14-5 win before joining Jacinta Townend (North Yorkshire), Gareth Hill (Devon) and Herbie Bowden (Shropshire) to win 9-7. She also stood in for a missing player in Jon Pitcher's national championship winning triple from Warwickshire and recorded a 14-7 victory.
Peter joined AJ Brown (Oxfordshire), Matt Allen (West Sussex) and Ben Render (North Yorkshire) to win 20-3, having earlier teamed up with Cheshire trio Keith Lackford, Jim Neal and Grant Soller (two of the three players that knocked Cornwall's triple, which included Peter, out of the National Championships at the quarter final stage back in April) to win comfortably 15-2.
On Sunday the select team consisted of last season's County Premier champions Cheshire and A team champions West Midlands. This time it was Peter's turn to act as cover for a missing player in Jon Pitcher's triple, easing to a 13-7 win over Cheshire.
Karen was teamed with Herbie Bowden and Ryan Knight (Gloucs) for both her games, with Matt Sifford (Essex) leading in the first game and Keith Lackford in the second. The first game ended in a 4-14 defeat to Cheshire but the team bounced back in the afternoon session to dominate their West Mids opponents and win 17-2.
Peter's final game saw him team up with North Yorkshire's David Newsome & Ben Render and Simon Willies (West Mids). After a poor start, leaving them 6-1 down at the half way point the England quartet rallied to secure an 8-8 draw and Peter completed an unbeaten weekend.
Overall England ran out comfortable winners over the course of the 2 days.
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