CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 2 October 2011
Summer League Final
Wanderers (Dobwalls) have claimed the CCSMBA Summer League title defeating Withiel Oaks over two legs. The first leg played at Withiel, on Wednesday 28 September saw the Oaks win a close game by 17 shots to 15. The following evening at Dobwalls produced another close game with the Wanderers (Dobwalls) team of Bill Sharp, Dave Griffin, Brenda Sleep and Max Burden winning by 17 shots to 11 to claim the title by 32 shots to 28. The Withiel team over the two legs included Meg Horrell, Eric Boddy, Joan Boddy, Tony Liddicoat and Ken Horrell.
England Ladies Match
Over the weekend of 1st & 2nd October Holman’s bowler Elise Daniell took part in the England Ladies match against a team of bowlers from Armagh, Ireland.
On Saturday the teams competed at Bridgeman Bowling Club in Harrold, Bedfordshire. In the first game of the day saw Elise in a triples with Debbie Phillips (Norfolk) and Brenda Jones (West Sussex). After a slow start to trail 3-5 at the half way point, successive scores of 5 and 3 saw them take the lead and go on and win 12-8. The second game same the trio joined by Celia Jeans (Somerset) to play as a four. Up against an Armagh four skipped by the highly rated Indoor and Outdoor international Catherine McMillen they were never led to claim a 12-10 victory. The third game of the day saw Elise and Celia joined by Jean Woods (Norfolk) and Jeanette Gayler (Herts), recovering from a 2-6 deficit at the halfway point by picking up a 6 on the sixth end and going on to win 12-9. England led by 4 points overnight.
On Sunday the match moved to the Kempston Indoor Bowling Club in Bedford. In the first game of the day Elise, Debbie, Brenda & Celia lost 4-14. The second game saw Elise and Celia joined by Jean and Jeanette. The four raced to an 11-1 lead at the half way point against Catherine McMillen going on to win 13-5.
The final match score read England Ladies 63 points, 667 shots - Armagh (Ireland) Ladies 49 points, 662 shots
Newlyn Trinty’s Nigel Nicholls took on the challenge of the inaugural Masters Singles competition at Wye Valley Bowls Club in Surrey over the weekend. The competition was played to a first to 21 shots format rather than a fixed number of ends or time.
In the group stages Nigel started well with a 21-15 win against Robert Kidd (Ireland) before a heavy defeat at the hands of Chris Mann (Norfolk) 6-21 in the second game left Nigel needing victory from the final group game to ensure progression to the last 32. Nigel duly earned the victory to progress through to the knockout stages with a 21-14 win over Ben Haulkham (West Sussex).
Derek Johns (Surrey) provided the opposition in the last 32 with Nigel winning 21-15. A much closer game followed in the last 16 with Nigel edging past Gavin Wood (East Sussex) 21-19 to move through to the Quarter Finals. Nigel progressed to the Semi Finals with a 21-14 win over Demitri Payne (Belguim) in the quarter finals. Chris Blackman (West Sussex) provided the semi final opposition but proved to be game too far for Nigel as he went down to a fighting 18-21 defeat.
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