CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 30 September 2012
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday (7 October) Cornwall’s Short Mat Bowls county teams have an early start to travel to the Dorset Bowls Resort at Bere Regis to face Dorset in the latest round of ESMBA Inter County Championship matches.
Cornwall’s Premier Team will be looking to consolidate second place in the group with a solid result against Dorset who they defeated 23-17 at Carnmoggas three weeks ago. There will however need to be a much improved performance from the team after the 27-13 defeat at the hands of Somerset in Taunton two weeks ago. In that match Cornwall’s two England representatives, Peter Hore and Nigel Nicholls, in the Singles scored 10 of the total of counties 13 point total with the Fours recording 2 points, the Triples 1 and none from the Pairs.
The A Team have a great opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table against a Dorset team who they comfortably defeated 29-11 at Carnmoggas. Player availability is a concern for Team Manager Chris Cawrse with a number of possible absentees preventing the full team being announced at the time of writing. After winning the National Consolation title 4 times in the past 6 seasons the solid start made this year puts Cornwall in a good position to challenge for the Main championship honours.
Cornwall’s England representatives Peter Hore and Nigel Nicholls travelled to the Midlands on Saturday for the latest practice weekend ahead of the announcement of the squad for the British Isles championships at Potters in Norfolk 17th & 18th November. With the team management still trying various combinations of players both played in different teams all day. Nigel won 4 and lost 1 whilst Peter won 2 games, drew 1 ad lost 2.
The county league program gets underway this weeks with 80 teams competing across the four divisions. 31 in the West, 19 in the Central, 17 in the East and 13 in the North. One new club join the league in the Eastern Area, Torpoint replacing Pelynt who have folded.
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