CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 12 December 2010
Over the weekend 48 bowlers from an original entry of 62 competed at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin for the eight places available in the County Finals to be played in January.
On Saturday 23 bowlers competed in 5 groups to find 8 bowlers to compete in a single round of knockout games.
Gerald Fisher (Illogan) claimed Group One with an unbeaten 6 points +17 shots including a 12-7 win over defending champion Tony Baldwin (Liskeard). David Studden (Illogan) was also unbeaten in claiming Group Two with 6 +21. Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) was a 11-6 winner against Graham Reeves (Saltash) in the deciding game of Group Three to finish on 6 +14. John Keers (St Agnes) recorded a 19-4 win over Michael Webster (Blisland) in Group Four to finish on 6 +20. Bob Williams (Illogan) claimed Group Five with 6 +10 after defeating Jim Ashton (Saltash) 11-4 in the groups final game. Jim Ashton qualified as highest runner up with 4 +17. John Sloane (Liskeard) took the second spot with 4 +12 in Group One and the final spot went to Graham Reeves with 4 -2 from Group Three.
The play-off round to determine the four qualifiers for Saturday saw Jim Ashton defeat John Sloane 11-9. Brenda Sleep claimed a 9-8 victory over Gerald Fisher. David Studden claimed the all Illogan match defeating club mate Bob Williams 12-3 and John Keers claimed the final spot with a 10-6 win over Graham Reeves.
Sunday saw 25 bowlers competed in 6 groups again to find 8 bowlers to compete in a single round of knockout games.
Peter Hore (Holmans) took Group One honours defeating previously unbeaten Martin Boraston (Liskeard) 10-6 in the final game of the group to finish on 6 +29, the highest score of the weekend. Keith Matthews (Blisland) recorded three wins in Group Two to finish on 6 +11. Three bowlers finished on 4 points in Group Three with Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) taking the group win with +14 shots. Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) finished with +8 and Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) with +4. Peter Skinner (Saltash) won the final game of Group Four against Chris Roberts 8-6 to finish with 6 +11. Peter Spargo (Liskeard) claimed Group Five with a 20 shot win over previously unbeaten Karen Watson (Holmans) in the final game to finish on 6 +26. Group Six went the way to Len Coxall (Newlyn Trinity) with a unbeaten 6 +23. Ken Horrell (Withiel) claimed the first of the runners up spots with 4 +20 in Group Two with the second spot going to Martin Boraston with 4 +18 in Group One.
The play-off round saw Peter Hore defeat Len Coxall 13-7 in a close game through the first two thirds. Keith Matthews edged out Peter Skinner 9-7. Ken Horrell claimed a close game against Bill Sharp 12-10. The final game saw Peter Spargo claim the all Liskeard match against Martin Boraston 12-3. The finals will be played back at the Dragon Centre on Saturday 22 January 2010.
Inter County Championship
Devon travelled to Somerset on Sunday and recorded wins in both the Premier (27-13) and A (26-14) Team matches. Cornwall are now within touching distance of third place in the Premier Team competition and hold onto top spot in the A Team competition with Somerset the nearest challengers 11 points behind. Cornwall face Somerset at home on Sunday 9th January, Dorset will host Devon on the same day.
Table – Premier
P W D L Pts
Devon 5 5 0 0 139
Dorset 5 3 0 2 98
Somerset 5 1 0 4 86
Cornwall 5 1 0 4 77
Table – A Team
P W D L Pts
Cornwall 5 3 1 1 114
Somerset 5 3 0 2 103
Devon 5 2 1 2 100
Dorset 5 0 2 3 83
League tables can be found on the following links, the * mark shown in the tables does not need to reproduced.
West Premier Division http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26225
Central Premier Division http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26222
Central Division One http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26223
East Area will be sent separately.
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