CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 27 February 2011
ESMBA INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall’s Premier Team travelled to Bristol on Saturday to face Hampshire in the Quarter Finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation competition.
The first session seemed to set the stage for close contest with Hampshire claiming a small 5-3 points advantage and just 3 shots separating the two counties. Cornwall’s points recorded by Peter Hore in the Singles (14-10) and Joe Coups & David Studden’s (11-11) in the Pairs.
The second session looked to be equally close until a couple of substantial scores, a 5 in one of the Triples and a 7 in one of the Fours tipped the balance of power firmly towards Hampshire as they completed an 8-0 session victory to move firmly into the lead of the match 13 points to 3.
The afternoon Singles and Pairs saw a repeat of the morning score line of 5-3 in Hampshire’s favour. Cornwall Points recorded by Nigel Nicholls recording a draw in Singles (11-11) and Gillian Cawrse and Percy Tripp winning in the Pairs (15-12). Cornwall earned a bonus point from the Singles with the final shots count reading 46 apiece reflecting the close nature of the four games. Hampshire claimed the points for the pairs to hold a match winning lead of 21 points to 7 going into the last session.
The final session again saw Hampshire take a clean sweep the Triples and Fours games to complete a dominant 33 points to 7 and 194 shots to 133 win.
SCORES (Hampshire Home Team)
N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-10 & 11-11; P Hore (Holmans) 10-14 & 14-11
G Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & P Tripp (Helston) 16-10 & 12-15; J Coups (Illogan) & D Studden (Illogan) 11-11 & 15-6
E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & K Williams (Porthleven) 12-8 & 18-1; H Kendall (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & B Wakeley (Ladock) 11-6 & 16-5
Carolyn Stanley (St Newlyn East), Carol Ford (St Newlyn East), Pam Williams (St Newlyn East) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 9-7 & 10-7; R Christophers (Helston), M Widger (Porthleven), G Luke (Ladock), C Roberts (Ladock) 10-6 & 8-5
This Saturday Cornwall’s A team face the long trip to Bedford to take on Oxfordshire in the Semi Finals of their respective Consolation competition. Encouraged by their 26-14 win over Essex in the previous round Cornwall will be looking to replicate that form and book a place in the final of the competition which they have won twice in recent years, 2007 and 2009.
WESTERN DIVISION COMPETITIONS
The Western Divisional Competitions are well under way for the season. The Two Wood Pairs title has been claimed by Mike Richards & Keith Williams (Penlee) who defeated Gerald Fisher & Linda Martin (Illogan) in the final. Dave Studden (Illogan) has claimed a fourth consecutive Two Wood Singles title after defeating Don Falck (Marazion) in the final.
Two places in the end of season Bebbington Cup competition have been confirmed with Dobwalls claiming the East area title and Wadebridge A claiming the North. The West and Central areas are however far from being decided.
In the Western Division 4 clubs remain in contention after only Helston picked up maximum points in last week’s fixtures to move onto 81 points equal with Newlyn Trinity Jowsters who suffered a 5-1 home defeat to Penlee. Holmans remain out from on 83 points after a 2 -4 away defeat at fourth placed Penzance Comets who have moved onto 75.
Withiel Oaks held on to spot in the Central area with 58 points after a 2-4 defeat at home to third placed Ladock Chiefs who now have 51. Lostwithiel hold second place with 53 points after a 6-0 home win against St Newlyn East.
The Bebbington Cup, which brings together the four area league winners is scheduled to be played at the Dragon Centre, Bodmin on Sunday 3 April from 0900.
Continually updated 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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