CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 23 September 2012
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday (23 September) Cornwall’s Short Mat Bowls county teams travelled to Taunton to face Somerset in the latest round robin fixture.
Cornwall’s Premier Team went into the match of the back of a win at home to Dorset and in the knowledge that Somerset had suffered a heavy defeat away to Devon in last week’s fixtures. The first session saw Cornwall win both Singles, Peter Hore 20-9 and Nigel Nicholls 14-10, and Somerset both Pairs, Cornwall led by 3 shots overall 54-51. The second session saw Somerset dominate with only Patsy Wakeley, Neil Gribble & Chris Roberts for Cornwall preventing a session whitewash after drawing 10-10 in the Triples. At the halfway stage Somerset led 11 points and 92 shots to Cornwall’s 5 points and 78 shots.
In the afternoon session Cornwall again won both Singles, Peter claiming two shots on the last end of a hard fought match against fellow England Squad member Kevin Pinkawa to win 11-9 and Nigel winning 19-13. Having won all four Singles games during the match Cornwall claimed the bonus points to leave the match score at Somerset 17 points 157 shots Cornwall 11 points 124 shots. Another disappointing session in the afternoon Triples and Fours saw Cornwall add just two points to their total, recorded by Melba Kitt, Derek Elliott, Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher in the Fours winning 10-7. The final match score being Somerset 27 points 198 shots Cornwall 13 points 146 shots. Cornwall will need a significant improvement from the Pairs, Triples and Fours when they face Dorset in Bere Regis on October 7th.
Premier Team Game Scores
SINGLES: Peter Hore (Holmans) 20-9 & 11-9; Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 14-10 & 19-13
PAIRS: Elise Daniell (Holmans) & David Studden (Illogan) 8-16 & 9-22; Graham Reeves (Saltash) & Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan) 12-16 & 7-21
TRIPLES: Graham Ford (St Newlyn East), Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Brian Wakeley (Ladock) 7-10 & 6-11, Patsy Wakeley (Ladock), Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 10-10 & 2-14
FOURS: Melba Kitt (Saltash), Derek Elliott (Holmans), Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher (Illogan) 5-11 & 10-7; Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & Percy Tripp (Helston) 2-10 & 4-9
Table P W D L Pts
Devon 2 2 0 0 70
Cornwall 2 1 0 1 36
Somerset 2 1 0 1 29
Dorset 2 0 0 2 25
Cornwall’s A team started the day as group leaders following there win over Dorset last weekend. Somerset started brighter in the first session winning three out of four mats. Cornwall’s points recorded by Luke Jolly with an 11-8 win in the Singles. In the second session Cornwall won both Fours, Sheila Hodge, Betty Temple-Smith, Jim Rule & Terry Bray did not concede an end as they won 12-0 and Meg Horrell, Pam Williams, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton won 10-8. At the halfway stage Somerset led 10 points 93 shots to Cornwall’s 6 points 67 shots.
Cornwall enjoyed a good third session claiming three wins. Luke Jolly 17-9 and Martin Boraston 14-10 in the Singles and Keith Williams & Mike Widger 15-13 in the Pairs. Cornwall claimed the Singles bonus points to level the match score at 14 points apiece with Somerset 142-119 ahead on shots. Cornwall only mustered one win from the final session, Tony Jago, Henry Kendall & Keith Matthews 13-5 in the Triples but also added the Fours bonus points to their match total. The final result being Somerset 22 points 186 shots Cornwall 18 points 149 shots.
A Team Game Scores
SINGLES: Luke Jolly (Treviscoe) 11-8 & 17-9; Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) 9-13 & 14-10
PAIRS: Keith Williams (Penlee) & Mike Widger (Porthleven) 10-15 & 15-13; Emma Provis (Tintagel) & Robert Flower (Tintagel) 6-17 & 6-17
TRIPLES: Tony Jago (Treviscoe), Henry Kendall (Withiel) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 4-15 & 13-5; Mark Albon (Luxulyan), Gary Davey (Liskeard) & Max Burden (Dobwalls) 5-17 & 6-17
FOURS: Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Betty Temple Smith (Luxulyan), Jim Rule (Lostwithiel) & Terry Bray (Lostwithiel)12-0 & 4-10; Meg Horrell (Withiel), Pam Williams (St Newlyn East), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Derek Newton (Dobwalls) 10-8 & 7-12
Table P W D L Pts
Cornwall 2 1 0 1 47
Somerset 2 1 1 0 42
Dorset 2 0 0 2 37
Devon 2 0 1 1 34
Cornwall’s next match will be at the Dorset Bowls Resort, Bere Regis when Dorset will be the opposition.
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