NEWS RELEASE 24 February 2013
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday Cornwall's County Teams travelled to Melksham for the Quarter Finals of the Inter County Championship Knockout Competitions.
The Premier Team, defending the Consolation Championship, were tipped for an easy win against Worcestershire. It was Worcestershire though who took an early advantage in the match with two wins and a draw in the first session to lead 5 points to 3. Cornwall's points scored by David Studden in the Singles (21-7) and Richard Brown & Percy Tripp in the Pairs 14-14. The second session saw Cornwall take the lead in the match with three game wins. In the Triples Graham Ford, Max Burden & Brian Wakeley (13-8) and Patsy Wakeley, Ken Horrell & Chris Roberts (13-6). In the Fours Kath Goodman, Neil Gribble, Gillian Cawrse & Peter Hore reversed an early 0-5 deficit to win 11-6. At the halfway point in the match Cornwall led 9 points to 7 and 97 shots to 86.
Cornwall maintained the small advantage in the afternoon Singles and Pairs through wins for Nigel Nicholls in the Singles (15-13) and Graham Reeves & Nicholas Truscott in the Pairs (17-13). Cornwall took the Singles bonus points and Worcestershire the Pairs to move the match score onto Cornwall 15 points 144 shots Worcestershire 13 points 136 shots.
The final session saw Worcestershire seemingly show the greater desire to win the match with both Worcester Triples avenging their morning session defeats by large margins to take the bonus points. Peter Hore's four scoring Cornwall's only points of the session with a win (10-2) but Worcester took the bonus points and the match overall. The final score Cornwall 17 points 168 shots Worcestershire 23 points 180 shots.
Singles: David Studden (Illogan) 21-7, 7-13; Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 9-17, 15-13
Pairs: Richard Brown (Illogan) & Percy Tripp (Helston) 14-14 & 8-11; Graham Reeves (Saltash) & Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan) 10-14 & 17-13
Triples: Graham Ford (St Newlyn East), Max Burden (Dobwalls) & Brian Wakeley (Ladock) 13-8 & 5-14; Patsy Wakeley (Ladock), Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 13-6 & 6-17
Fours: Bill Sharp (Dobwalls), Elise Daniell (Holmans), Linda Martin (Illogan) & Gerald Fisher (Illogan) 6-14 & 3-11; Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Neil Gribble (Landrake), Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 11-6 & 10-2.
The A Team, playing in the Main Championship, were up against Surrey and started slowly scoring just 2 points in the opening session of play, Betty Temple Smith and Brenda Sleep winning in the Pairs (17-8). Cornwall didn't fair much better in the sesond session again scoing just 2 points from Shiela Hodge, Barbara James, Jim Rule and Terry Bray with a convincing win in the Fours (15-3). At the halfway stage Cornwall look set for defeat trailing thier opponents 4 points to 12 and 79 shots to 107.
The third session saw a share of the game points with wins for Cornwall from Luke Jolly in the Singles (19-8) and Keith Williams & Mike Widger (14-10) in the Pairs. Cornwall recorded a share of the bonus points in the Pairs. Cornwall finally took a session advantage in the last session of the match. In the Triples Lynn Davey, Gary Davey & Keith Matthews won (21-3) and Pam Williams, Posey Widger & Henry Kendall drew (13-13). In the Fours Meg Horrell, Joe Dixon, Dennis Shorthouse & Derek Newton won (9-4). Cornwall claimed the Fours bonus points and Surrey the Triples. The final match score being Cornwall 16 points 180 shots Surrey 24 points 190 shots.
A Team Game Scores
SINGLES: Luke Jolly (Treviscoe) 10-19 & 19-8; Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) 11-14 & 10-18
PAIRS: Keith Williams (Penlee) & Mike Widger (Porthleven) 13-19 & 14-10; Betty Temple Smith (Luxulyan) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 17-8 & 11-18
TRIPLES: Lynne Davey, Gary Davey (Liskeard) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 4-14 & 21-3; Pam Williams (St Newlyn East), Posey Widger (Porthleven) & Henry Kendall (Withiel) 3-19 & 13-13FOURS: Shiela Hodge (Liskeard), Barbara James (Dobwalls), Jim Rule (Lostwithiel) & Terry Bray (Lostwithiel)15-3 & 4-9; Meg Horrell (Withiel), Joe Dixon (Withiel), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) & Derek Newton (Dobwalls) 6-11 & 9-4
With Cornwall's elimination from the knockout stages of the Inter County Championship this weekend will see a gap in competetive action in the county.
No change at the top of the West Area Premier division with the top 4 all claiming maximum points. Illogan continue to top the table now on 61 points ahead of Newlyn Trinity on 59, Helston Grylls on 57 and Holmans on 49. Helston and Holmans both having a game in hand on the teams above.
In the Central Area wins for Treviscoe and Ladock Chiefs saw them move clear at the top of the table.
The East area could be decided on Monday night when Callington Eagles travel to Calstock. Dobwalls who are home to Lanreath and Saltash who meet Pensilva at home on Thursday will be anciously awaiting Monday's result.
Up dated league tables are attached or can be found at http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leagueindex.
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