CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 29 January 2011
INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday the final round of Inter Area League matches were played at the Dragon Leisure Centre with West playing Central and East playing North.
In the West v Central match it was he West who claimed a 6-2 points advantage in the first session with wins in the Singles for Nigel Nicholls (14-12) & Peter Hore (27-7) and Fours for Ann Warren, Peter Warren, Nicholas Truscott & Kevin Williams (13-6), Central’s points recorded by Mark Albon, Betty Temple-Smith, Gillian Cawrse & Brian Wakeley (8-7) in the other Fours. The second session saw the points shared with West’s recorded by Elise Daniell & David Studden (14-11) in the Pairs and Don Falck, Derek Murrish & Keith Williams (10-8) in the Triples. Central’s points coming from Carol & Graham Ford (14-8) in the Pairs and Henry Kendall, Carolyn Stanley & Jim Stanley (10-6) in the Triples. At the halfway point in the match West lead by 10 points to 6 and 99 shots to 76.
Session three saw West extend their lead in the match with wins in the Singles for Nigel Nicholls (20-4) and Peter Hore (15-12) and Fours for Ann & Peter Warren, Nicholas Truscott & Kevin Williams (12-8), Central’s points coming from Marilyn Stewart, Jim Rule, David Giles & Arthur Hambley (9-6) in the second Fours game. West claimed the shots bonus points for both the Singles and Fours to hold a 20 points to 8 lead going into the last session which also ensured that the Inter Area League title was secured. The final session was again shared on the mats with West scoring points thanks to Elise Daniell & David Studden (15-7) in the Pairs and Don Falck, Derek Murrish & Keith Williams (14-5) in the Triples. Central’s points coming from Norman & Joyce Ward (13-8) in the Pairs and Meg Horrell, John Worton & Ken Horrell (22-8) in the Triples. The bonus points for the Pairs were shared with Central taking the Triples to leave the final score reading West 25 points 197 shots Central 15 points 156 shots.
North took an early lead in their match against East with wins in both Fours for Robert Flower, Trish Hodge, Emma Provis & Andrew Bunce (13-6) and Margaret Menhenick, Barbara Swaby, David Stokes & Derek Swaby (10-9). In the Singles John Menhenick (North) and Tony Baldwin (East) played out a 12-12 draw and Graham Reeves scored recorded East’s only win of the session (16-6) in the second Singles game. East claimed three wins in the second session, Miriam Barbery & Brenda Sleep (14-9) in the Pairs and in the Triples Rachel Gribble, Dennis Shorthouse and Neil Gribble (11-6) and Susan Ashton, Melba Kitt & Jim Ashton (12-10). North’s points from the session scored by Margaret & Ronald Shillaber (12-8) in the Pairs. At the halfway point East lead 9 points to 7 and 88 shots to 78.
The third session saw North claim all four games, Stuart Hambly (13-12) and John Menhenick (13-9) in the Singles and Robert Flower, Trish Hodge, Emma Provis & Andrew Bunce (13-4) and Margaret Menhenick, Barbara Swaby, David Stokes & Derek Swaby (15-6) in the Fours. The bonus points were split with East claiming the Singles and North taking the Fours. Going into the final North lead by 17 points to 11 and a rare Inter Area win seemed to be within their grasp. East were not finished though and claimed three wins out of four in the final session. Miriam Barbery & Brenda Sleep (13-9) and Gary Davey & Martin Boraston (16-8) in the Pairs and Rachel Gribble, Dennis Shorthouse and Neil Gribble (11-9) in the Triples. The second Triples game went the way of the North with a win for Joyce & Ron Smith & Geoff Croud (14-11). With the score reading North 19 East 17 the final bonus points would be crucial in determining the outcome of the match. The East claimed both the Pairs and Triples bonus points to win the match 21 points to 19 and 170 shots to 172.
P W D L SF SA Pts
West 3 3 0 0 592 438 79
Central 3 1 1 1 548 476 66
East 3 1 1 1 464 559 55
North 3 0 0 3 439 570 40
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday (5 February) Cornwall’s Premier Team travel to Wiltshire to face Avon in the Preliminary round of the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation Competition. The A Team will play on the weekend on 19 & 20 February and await the outcome of a match this weekend to determine their opponents.
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 Premier Division http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26753
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