Sunday, 20 January 2013

CCSMBA News Release - 20 January 2013



On Sunday Carnmoggas IBC played host to the largest annual gathering of bowlers for a county competition when 132 bowlers competed in the Inter Area Match, with each of the four league areas being represented by 8 rinks.

The first session saw Central take an 8-0 advantage against North and West a 5-3 advantage over the East.  Session Two saw North and West draw 4-4 and Central extend their lead with a 6-2 advantage over East.  Session Three saw North and East share points 4 apiece whilst West clawed back to within a point of Central with a 6-2 session advantage.

Session 4 saw North and East again share points 4 apiece and Central reestablishing a 5 point lead over west with a 6-2 session advantage.  Session 5 saw East and Central share points and West taking all 8 off North to again return to within a point of leaders Central setting up a decisive final session.  Central claimed 7 out of 8 points against North whilst West crashed to a 1-7 deficit against East to leave Central retaining the title.

The competitive nature of this competition was highlighted with only four rinks unbeaten all day.  The top scoring rink was Joe Dixon (Withiel), Henry Matthews (Withiel), Henry Kendall (Withiel) and Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) with 6 points +20 shots for Central.  2nd best were Pauline Saben (Porthleven), Mike Richards (Penlee), Ann Perry (Porthleven) & Nigel Jelbert (Penlee) with 6 +18 for West.  The only other rink to record three wins were Meg Horrell, Marilyn Stewart, Arthur Hambley & Ken Horrell (Withiel) with 6 +9 for Central.  Elise Daniell (Holmans), Malcolm Nankervis (Centenary), Fred Spurr (Centenary) & Peter Hore (Withiel) with 5 +16 for West rounded off the list unbeaten teams.  Top scorers for East were Melba Kitt, Sue Ashton, Graham Reeves & Jim Ashton (Saltash) with 4 +21 and for North were Val Risdon, Margaret Shillaber, Ronald Shillaber & Geoff Risdon (Lanteglos) with 4 +12.

         Pl   W   D   L  +/-  Pts
Central  24  16   1   7  +81  33
West     24  12   2  10  -28  26
East     24  11   2  11  - 6  24
North    24   6   1  17  -47  13

The next competition action will be over the weekend (26th & 27th January) with 66 pairs entered in the County Four Wood Pairs to be played at Carnmoggas.


Please refer to attached file or the league section of the website


Nicholas Truscott Press and Promotions Officer Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association

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