CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 10 October 2010
INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday (10 October) the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin played host to the first of three rounds of Inter Area League matches.
EAST v WEST
The first match saw last year’s winners the West up against second place East. The first session saw West claim both Singles games with Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) defeating Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 16-8 and Peter Hore (Holmans) taking a 21-6 win over Tony Baldwin (Liskeard). The East claimed both Fours games with the Liskeard team of Sheila Hodge, Edna Cope, Martin Boraston & Derek Newton taking a 10-9 win against Ann Warren (Troon), Don Falck (Marazion), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & John Thomas (Penzance) and the Dobwalls team of Graham Sleep, Barbara James, Miriam Barbery & Max Burden 8-7 winners against the Illogan team of Bob Williams, Joe Coups, Linda Martin & Gerry Fisher.
The second session saw the West take control in the match with three wins and a draw. In the Pairs Roy Christophers (Helston) and Mike Widger (Porthleven) claimed a 16-12 win over the Dobwalls pairing of Bill Sharp & Brenda Sleep and Elise Daniell (Holmans) & David Studden (Illogan) were held 9-9 by Saltash’s Graham Reeves and Darren Woolner. The West were dominant in the Triples with Peter Warren (Troon), Malcolm Furneaux (Penlee) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) 19-5 winners against the Landrake trio of Rachel Gribble, Dennis Shorthouse & Neil Gribble and Helston’s Fran Phillips, Robin Bray and David Hickey claiming a 14-5 advantage against Saltash’s Joan Skinner, James Simmons and Peter Skinner. At the halfway point West held a 11 points and 111 shots to 5 points and 63 shots lead.
The third session saw a number of close games with Peter Hore just edging his Singles game against Peter Spargo 12-10 and Tony Baldwin defeating Nigel Nicholls 11-9. In the Fours Max Burden’s rink were 9-5 winners against John Thomas with Derek Newton and Gerry Fisher respective rinks sharing the points in the other game. The final session went the way of the West 6 points to 2 with Roy Christophers and Mike Widger 16-8 winners against Graham Reeves and Darren Woolner in the Pairs and in the Triples Kevin Williams securing a 23-6 win against Peter Skinner and David Hickey defeating Neil Gribble 9-5. East claimed there points courtesy of Brenda Sleep and Bill Sharp who were 14-9 winners against Elise Daniell and David Studden in the second Pairs game. With the addition of the bonus points for most shots in each discipline the final score read West 26 points 204 shots East 14 points 136 points.
NORTH v CENTRAL
Last season’s bottom two, North and Central, met in the days other game. Central opened up a lead they would not relinquish in the first session thanks to a 20-6 win in the Singles for Chris Roberts (Ladock) over Robert Flower (Tintagel) and wins in both Fours Games. Meg Horrell (Withiel), Mark Albon (Luxulyan), Joe Dixon (Withiel) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 11-4 winners against Trish Hodge (St Tudy), Val Smith (St Tudy), Michael Webster (Blisland) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) and Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), David Giles (Luxulyan), John Worton (Ladock) & Ted Pentland (Luxulyan) taking a 7-4 victory against the all Wadebridge four of Nicholas & Diana Powell and Frank & Julie Bennett.
Session two was again almost all one way traffic in favour of the Central Area with North managing a solitary point earned in the Triples by Stratton’s Raymond Jennings, Sandra Parker & Gordon Croud with a 13-13 draw against Marilyn Stewart (Lostwithiel), Betty Temple Smith (Luxulyan) and Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel). Central claimed the other games by comfortable margins. In the Triples St Newlyn East’s Jim Stanley, Pam Williams & Carolyn Stanley were 18-2 winners against Lanteglos’ Val Risdon, Madeline & Fernley Davey whilst in the Pairs Joyce & Norman Ward (Withiel) were 15-7 winners against Sheila Flower (Tintagel) & Marion Davis (Wadebridge) and Carol & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 20-6 against Daphne Hambly & Irene Clement (Cameford). Halfway through Central were comfortable 13 points 110 shots to 3 points 56 shots leaders in the match.
Session three again saw Central in control winning three of the four games. David Griffin defeating Robert Flower 21-8 in the Singles, Ted Pentland’s rink 7-4 winners against Keith Matthews and Ken Horrell’s rink 10-4 winners against Julie Bennett. The points were shared in the final session with in the Pairs Norman & Joyce Ward defeating Daphne Hambly & Irene Clement 17-4 and Sheila Flower & Marion Davis 11-10 winners against Carol & Graham Ford. The Triples saw Val Risdon claim a 9-6 win against Arthur Hambly and Carolyn Stanley winning 18-8 against Geoff Croud. With the addition of the bonus points shots added the final score read Central 31 points 209 shots North 9 points 121 shots.
The next round of games will take place on Sunday 7 November at the same venue with West taking on North and Central against East.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall travel to Exeter on Saturday (16 October) to face Devon in the second match of the ESMBA Inter County Championship season. Cornwall will be looking to build on the solid start made away to Somerset a few weeks ago as they push for qualification for the end of season knock out competitions. A few changes are made to the teams that faced Somerset.
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), J Coups (Illogan), K Horrell (Withiel), B Wakeley (Ladock), E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans), K Watson (Holmans), P Hore (Holmans), R Christophers (Helston), G Luke (Ladock), Mike Widger (Porthleven) & C Roberts (Ladock)
P Spargo (Liskeard), T Baldwin (Liskeard), B Sharp (Dobwalls), Terry Bray (Lostwithiel), C Stanley (St Newlyn East), J Ward (Withiel), L Jolly (Treviscoe), M Burden (Dobwalls), B Sleep (Dobwalls), B Williams (Illogan), Linda Martin (Illogan), Gerald Fisher (Illogan), K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sully (Perranporth), D Griffin (Lostwithiel), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), M Horrell (Withiel), M Goodwin (Saltash), G Reeves (Saltash), D Newton (Liskeard)
On Sunday (17 October) 24 teams will participate in the County Fours qualification competition chasing the places available in the County Finals to be played in January. Play gets under way at the Dragon Leisure Centre at 9.15.
Karen Watson has been selected to represent England at the British Isle Championships on the Isle of Man in November. More to follow on this in due course.
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