CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 9 September 2012
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Following two days of trials and practice over the weekend the squad to face Dorset on Sunday (16 September) at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club has been released by Team Manager Chris Cawrse.
The squad, drawing from clubs across the county is, Mark Albon (Luxulyan), Martin Boraston (Dobwalls), Terry Bray (Lostwithiel), Richard Brown (Illogan), Max Burden (Dobwalls), Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Elise Daniell (Holmans), Gary Davey (Liskeard), Derek Elliot (Holmans), Gerald Fisher (Illogan), Robert Flower (Tintagel), Graham Ford (St Newlyn East), Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel), Peter Hore (Holmans), Neil Gribble (Landrake), Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Ken Horrell (Withiel), Meg Horrell (Withiel), Tony Jago (Treviscoe), Luke Jolly (Treviscoe), John Keers (St Newlyn East), Henry Kendall (Withiel), Melba Kitt (Saltash), Linda Martin (Illogan), Keith Matthews (Blisland), Derek Newton (Dobwalls), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), Graham Reeves (Saltash), Chris Roberts (Ladock), Jim Rule (Lostwithiel), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls), David Studden (Illogan), Betty Temple-Smith (Luxulyan), Percy Tripp (Helston), Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan), Brian Wakeley (Ladock), Patsy Wakeley (Ladock), Mike Widger (Porthleven), Keith Williams (Penlee), Pam Williams (St Newlyn East).
From the 43 players named, 40 will line up for Cornwall on Sunday in what will be the first match of the Counties defence of the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation Competition titles won last season.
During Sunday’s practice the Premier team recorded 33 points and 279 shots to the A team’s 15 points and 185 shots. All A team combinations recorded at least one win against their senior opposition during the four rounds of games played. Bob Flower, Dennis Shorthouse and Max Burden recorded two wins to be the top contributors to the A Team score with Pam Hamley, Betty Temple Smith, Terry Bray and Peter Hamley recording a win and a draw in their contribution to the score line.
Cornwall’s England representatives were in action over the weekend during the latest England squad weekend.
Peter Hore (Holmans) playing as skip in either a Triple or Four recorded 8 wins from 8 games played. Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) played in a variety of positions and was involved in 6 wins from 8 games played. The match scores over the weekend were Saturday, England 57 v 7 Presidents Select. Sunday, England 24 v 8 Cheshire Premier & England 26 v 6 Devon A.
Invitation to local media.
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association extends an open invitation to members of the local media to attend the Inter County Match at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 16th September to learn more about the game of Short Mat Bowls and watch the Cornwall team in action.
Program for the day will be (all time approximate)
0930-1015 Players arrive – Cornwall Team Practice on mats
1015-1045 Dorset Team Practice on mats.
1045 Team Photo Opportunity and Introductions.
1100 Match starts with opening session of Singles and Pairs
1200 Triples and Fours
1300-1330 Lunch Break * If play runs through afternoon sessions will be around 30 minutes earlier.
1330 Afternoon session Singles and Pairs
1430 Triples and Fours
1530 Match ends with closing formalities.
Anyone wishing to attend please confirm by return of e-mail.
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
Tel: 07800 916059