Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association
News Release 5 February 2011
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall's Premier Team claimed a place in the Quarter Finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation Competition with a 25 points to 15 win over Avon at Christie Miller Sports Centre in Melksham, Wiltshire on Saturday.
Cornwall started strongly with three wins out of four in the first session. In the Singles Peter Hore (13-9) and the pairs of Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (6-14) and Karen Watson & David Studden (8-18) securing the points for Cornwall. The second session saw the points shared with the Triples secured by Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Kevin Williams (23-3) and Joe Coups, Ken Horrell & Brian Wakeley (11-5) for Cornwall and Avon claiming both Fours games. At the halfway point Cornwall led by 10 points and 99 shots to 6 points and 70 shots.
The third session again saw the points shared between the two teams. Cornwall earning wins in the Singles for Nigel Nicholls (17-11) and Pairs for Karen Watson & David Studden (20-9). The bonus points awarded for most shots in each discipline were shared with Avon claiming the Singles and Cornwall the Pairs the leave the match score at Cornwall 16 points Avon 12 going into the last session leaving Cornwall seeking a minimum of 5 points to guarantee the win and a place in the next round.
Cornwall collected three wins in the session to make sure of the match win thanks to the Triple of Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Kevin Williams (13-5) and the Fours of Carolyn Stanley, Carol Ford, Pam Williams & Graham Ford (12-3) and Roy Christophers, Graham Luke, Henry Kendall & Mike Widger (7-4). Cornwall claimed three of the four bonus points with two from the Triples and one from the Fours where Cornwall did well to neutralise the deficit from the morning session.
The final match score read Cornwall 25 points 192 shots Avon 15 points 148 shots. Cornwall's Premier team will next play on Saturday 26 February at Kempston IBC, Bedford in the Quarter Finals when Hampshire will be their opponents. The A team play their Quarter Final on Saturday against Essex at Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton.
SCORES - Singles
N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-18 & 17-11; P Hore (Holmans) 13-9 & 5-23
G Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & P Tripp (Helston) 14-6 & 12-14; K Watson (Holmans) & D Studden (Illogan) 18-8 & 20-9
E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & K Williams (Porthleven) 23-3 & 13-5; J Coups (Illogan), K Horrell (Withiel) & B Wakeley (Ladock) 11-5 & 7-9
Carolyn Stanley (St Newlyn East), Carol Ford (St Newlyn East), Pam Williams (St Newlyn East) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 3-12 & 12-3; R Christophers (Helston), G Luke (Ladock), H Kendall (Withiel), M Widger (Porthleven) 6-9 & 7-4
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
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
Tel: 07800 916059