CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 13 February 2011
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall’s A Team travelled to Northampton on Saturday to face Essex in the Quarter Finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation competition.
Cornwall started the match well picking up 7 out of 8 points in the first session. Graham Reeves (13-12) & Tony Baldwin (17-9) won both Singles with Max Burden & Brenda Sleep (14-11) and Tony Jago & Luke Jolly (10-10) in the Pairs ensuring Cornwall were unbeaten in the session. Session Two saw Cornwall extend their lead in the match recording a further three wins. In the Triples Bob Williams, Linda Martin & Gerry Fisher (13-7) and Sheila Hodge, Chris Cawrse & Jim Rule (17-5) together with the Four of Meg Horrell, Margaret Goodwin, Joe Dixon & Derek Newton (10-6) putting Cornwall into a strong position at the halfway point leading 13 points to 3.
Essex claimed their only session advantage in the afternoon Singles and Pairs as Cornwall recorded 3 points in the Singles, Graham Reeves winning 13-8 and Tony Baldwin drawing 11-11. Cornwall claimed the bonus points in the Singles with Essex taking the Pairs. With a session to play the score read Cornwall 18 points Essex 10 points leaving Cornwall needing three points from the final session to secure progression to the Semi Finals at the end of the month. The game points were shared in the session with Cornwall and Essex claiming a win apiece in both the Triples and Fours. Cornwall’s points secured by Bob Williams, Linda Martin & Gerry Fisher (12-9) in the Triples and Kath Goodman, Ashley Davies, Joyce Ward & Derek Swaby (12-3) in the Fours. Cornwall also secured the bonus points in both the Triples and Fours to record a final score of Cornwall 26 points 179 shots Essex 14 points 166 shots.
Cornwall’s opponents in the Semi Finals due to be played on Saturday March 5th will be either Oxfordshire or Suffolk. The venue for the Premier Team’s Quarter Final fixture against Hampshire has been confirmed as Bristol Indoor Bowls Club.
Singles: Graham Reeves (Saltash) 13-12 & 13-8; Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) 17-9 & 11-11
Pairs: Tony Jago & Luke Jolly (Treviscoe) 10-10 & 7-11; Max Burden & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 14-11 & 11-20
Triples: Bob Williams, Linda Martin & Gerry Fisher (Illogan) 13-7 & 12-9; Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Chris Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & Jim Rule (Lostwithiel) 17-5 & 4-18
Fours: Kath Goodman, Ashley Davies (Treviscoe), Joyce Ward (Withiel), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge) 8-12 & 12-3; Meg Horrell, Margaret Goodwin (Saltash), Joe Dixon (Withiel) & Derek Newton (Liskeard) 10-6 & 7-11
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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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
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